UniKL Conference

 

 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.

 


Conference Title
 


Organizer(s)

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
 

Research & Innovation News

News : UniKL MSI wins 4 gold, 2 silver at i-ENVEX 2015

Universiti Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Spanish Institute (UniKL MSI) grabbed four gold and two silver medals at the International Engineering Invention and Innovation Exhibition (i-Envex 2015) that was held in Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP).


 
Apart from bringing home gold medals, two researchers from UniKL MSI that is, Muhamad Husaini Abu Bakar and Munawir Ridzwan did UniKL proud by receiving the special award at this international research exhibition.
 
Researcher, Muhamad Husaini Abu Bakar received the International Special Award from Universitas Ubudiyah Indonesia for his invention, that is THE NATURE FOR THE FUTURE : PALM OIL BASED MAGNETORHEOLOGICAL BRAKING SYSTEM while Munawir Ridzwan received i-ENVEX Best Award Classes F for project, FIRE HOSE WINDING DEVICE.

Gold medal & Special Award from Universitas Ubudiyah Indonesia.

Gold medal & Best Chapter for Classed F
 
The two other gold medal winners were Zulkarnain Abdul Latif (CONVENIENT STEP LADDER (COSTEP)) and Norzalina Othman (ANDROID VEHICLE CONTROL SYSTEM).
 
UniKL MSI was also honoured with two silver medals for project under supervision Dr Sharmiwati Binti Mohammed Sharif, entitled ORGANIC FILTER : FROM LEACHATE TO CLEAR WATER and BRAKE PISTON REMOVAL TOOL (BPR TOOL) by Mohd Nurhidayat Zahelem.
 
UniKL MSI Dean, Profesor Dr Abu Talib Othman said that this victory clearly shows that UniKL MSI is always committed in developing the latest research and innovation that can benefit society in general. He added that UniKL MSI will always focus on studies that will meet the needs of the bottom billions and look at sustainability issues as the core of each invention and innovation that is introduced.
 
"Winning 6 medals and 2 special awards for the 6 products exhibited is an amazing achievement and UniKL MSI will continue to ensure that the innovations and inventions of institutions of higher learning are able to compete, especially at international level," he said.
 
i-Envex had been organized for the sixth time and lasted for three days at the UniMAP main campus from 17th  to 19th  April.
 
The theme for the conference is "Engineering for Society". It was joined by 457 products with more than 600 participants from various education levels, such as Primary and Secondary schools, Polytechnics, Community Colleges, Training Institutes, Public Universities and International Universities.
 
i-Envex also attracts students from institutions of higher learning from Indonesia, Taiwan, South Korea, Oman, Vietnam, the Philippines, Iran, Iraq and Egypt.
 
Reported by
Sharmiwati Mohammed Sharif 
UniKL MSI
 

Contact Us

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Centre for Research & Innovation
Universiti Kuala Lumpur
Level 22, 1016, Jalan Sultan Ismail,
50250 Kuala Lumpur
(attn : Mr Zainal Abidin Jantan)

Tel : +603 – 2175 4102
Fax : +603 – 2175 4441
email : zainalabidin@unikl.edu.my