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 UniKL Conferences organized in 2016

Ceiba pentandra or Kapok tree as its mostly used common name may also refer to the cotton obtained from its seed pods. The pods contain seeds surrounded by a fluffy, yellowish fibre that is a mix of lignin and cellulose. The fibre is light, very buoyant, resilient, resistant to water and flammable. It is commonly used as filling in mattresses, pillows, upholstery and stuffed toys such as teddy bears.

 


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Dhaka International Business and Social Sciences Research Conference (DIBSRC) 2016, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 21-22 Jan 2016

UniKL Business School (BIS), Uttara University, and AABL

Sibr-Unikl 2016 Kuala Lumpur Conference On Interdisciplinary Business & Economic Research, Kuala Lumpur, 12-13 Feb 2016

UniKL Business School (BIS) and SIBR

Bandung  International Business & Social Entrepreneurship Science Research Conference (BIBSESRC) 2016, Bandung, Indonesia, 21-22 April 2016

UniKL Business School (BIS), UNISBA, and AABL

International Conference of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 2016, Ipoh, Perak, 18-20 March 2016

UniKL Royal College of Medicine Perak (RCMP) – Faculty Pharmacy, and Ministry of Health Malaysia

Educational Workshop and Symposium on Polymer Science and Technology, Kuala Lumpur, 29-30 March 2016

UniKL Malaysian Institute of Chemical and Bioengineering Technology (MICET), Malaysia Polymer Society, and the Society of Polymer Japan

Image Processing, Image Analysis and Real Time Imagine IPIARTI Symposium 2016 & Symposium on acoustic, speech & signal processing (SASSP) 2016, Gombak, Selangor, 17 May 2016

UniKL British Malaysian Institute (BMI) and IEEE Malaysia

International Conference on Information and Communication Technology 2016 (ICICTM ‘16), Kuala Lumpur, 14-15  May 2016

UniKL Malaysian Institute of Information Technology (MIIT), Universiti Pertahanan Malaysia (UPNM), and IEEE Malaysia

International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management & Communication (ACM IMCOM 2016), Danang, Vietnam, 6-7 January, 2016

UniKL Malaysian Institute of Information Technology (MIIT), SungKyunKwan University, and ACM

Conference on Academic, Engineering, Science and Research  (CAESAR), Langkawi, Kedah, 22-24 January 2016

UniKL Malaysian Spanish Institute (MSI)

 


 

Research Highlights

 

 Expanding the commercial usage of KAPOK TREE FIBRE

Ceiba pentandra or Kapok tree as its mostly used common name may also refer to the cotton obtained from its seed pods. The pods contain seeds surrounded by a fluffy, yellowish fibre that is a mix of lignin and cellulose. The fibre is light, very buoyant, resilient, resistant to water and flammable. It is commonly used as filling in mattresses, pillows, upholstery and stuffed toys such as teddy bears.


UniKL researchers lead by Assoc. Prof. Ir. Abu Hanifah Abdullah has found potentially new commercial inventions using the raw material that is easily obtainable in Malaysia through exhaustive research which started from the idea of using the biodegradable materials from Kapok tree fibre for aircraft thermal and acoustic insulation blankets for aircraft cabins.

 
His team of "Malaysia on Mars" comprising of three students from UniKL Institute of Product Design and Manufacturing (IPROM) and the Kapok fibre research was officially announced as the Top 5 (finalist) entries from more than 2,600 entires worldwide and participated in the final round of International Airbus Fly Your Ideas Competition 2011 which was held at Paris Airshow-Le Bourget 2011.
 
"The recognition given by such a prestigious organization in a major event has spurred me to go more in depth in exploring Kapok fibre as a commercial commodity in the high-tech industries", said Abu Hanifah.
 
For more information regarding this research, Abu Hanifah can be contacted at abuhanifah@miat.unikl.edu.my
 

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News : UniKL MSI Successfully Organises EIE 2016

KULIM, 18 August 2016 - The third edition of the EUREKA Innovation Exhibition 2016 (EIE 2016) was successfully organised by Universiti Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Spanish Institute (UniKL MSI) from 16th -18th August 2016. The annually held innovation exhibition aims to promote the spirit of creativity and inventiveness among young Malaysians. With the theme of "Driven for a Better Future", EIE 2016 attracted participations from primary, secondary and higher learning institutions both locally and internationally.

 

EIE 2016 is also a link between education institutes and industries to share their products and creative ideas. The objectives of the competition is to showcase innovation and invention designed by academicians and non-academicians as well as students from education institutions including primary and secondary schools.

 

The Honorary Datuk Ibrahim Ahmad, Director General of MARA graced the exhibition's closing ceremony. Present including YBhg. Prof. Dato' Dr Mazliham Mohd Su'ud, President and Chief Executive Officer of UniKL, the top management of MARA, UniKL, industrial partners, academics from participating institutions and members of the media.

 

Datuk Ibrahim Ahmad, Director General of MARA presenting his closing speech.  

 

2016 saw a total of 270 teams participating to showcase their innovation and products in six categories, an increase from 190 participants from the previous year. Datuk Ibrahim Ahmad in his closing speech said, "The number and the quality of entries this year has increased from the previous year. It is hoped that potential innovation and invention exhibited throughout EIE 2016 can be further developed as commercial products which could bring great benefit to the advancement in the field of science and engineering of the nation. I also hope to see more active involvement of partners from the industry to help elevate innovation and invention culture in Malaysia."

 

Winner of EIE 2016 "Best of the Best" result - MRSM Jeli, Ayer Lanas, Kelantan

 

Winner of EIE 2016 "Best Contingent" award - Sekolah Raja Perempuan Taayah, Ipoh, Perak.

 

The final results of EIE 2016 can be viewed at the below link.

 

http://www.msi.unikl.edu.my/eureka/index.php/results

 

Reported by
Mohamed Zamir
CBSCD 

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