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

« Back

News : UniKL Outstanding Achievement in i-ENVEX 2015

Researchers from Universiti Kuala Lumpur continue to add to UniKL's tally of achievements by winning twelve  medals at the 6th International Engineering Invention & Innovation Exhibition (i-ENVEX) at Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), on 17-19 March 2015.
 
The medals won by UniKL  in i-ENVEX 2015 comprised of six gold medals , five silver and one bronze, from out of 12 submissions for i-ENVEX.   There were six projects from UniKL MSI and six projects from UniKL MIMET participating in this annual event. 
 
Two projects from UniKL MSI led by Muhamad Husaini Bin Abu Bakar and  Munawir Bin Rizwan have received  special awards in this competition. A project by Muhamad Husaini, entitled The Nature For The Future : Palm Oil Based Magnetorheological Braking System, was honored to receive the  International Special award from Universitas Ubudiyah, Indonesia. Meanwhile, another project supervised by Munawir bin Rizwan which entitled Fire Hose Winding Device, was recognized as the best in its category of classed F.
 
The 6th International Engineering Invention and Innovation Exhibition 2015 (i-ENVEX 2015) is an annual international level competition organized by UniMAP. It is open to all universities and high school students. This competition focuses on developing the innovation and creativity of the students. The innovative products to participate in this event are required to have commercial values and marketability.
 
Congratulations to all the participating teams. 
 
The team from UniKL MSI
 
Recipient of Gold medal & Special Award from Universitas Ubudiyah Indonesia : THE NATURE FOR THE FUTURE : PALM OIL BASED MAGNETORHEOLOGICAL BRAKING SYSTEM
 
Gold medal & best chapter for classed F :  FIRE HOSE WINDING DEVICE
 
Team from UniKL MIMET
 
 
The full list of UniKL teams is as follows:
 
 

Project Title

Supervisor

Award

Institutes

1

The Nature For The Future: Palm
Oil Based Magnetorheological Braking System

Muhamad Husaini Bin Abu Bakar

GOLD Medal &
Special Award

UniKL
MSI

2

Fire Hose Winding Device

Munawir Bin Rizwan

GOLD Medal & Best Chapter for Classed F

UniKL
MSI

3

Android Vehicle Control System

Norzalina Binti Othman

GOLD
Medal

UniKL
MSI

4

Convenient Step Ladder (Costep)

Zulkarnain Bin Abdul Latiff

GOLD
Medal

UniKL
MSI

5.

Smart Appliance Control System Integrated With World Wide
Telco Company

Ahmad Makarimi;
Muhamad Fadli Bin Ghani; Atzroulnizam Bin Abu;
Mohd Saidi Bin Hanaffi.

GOLD
Medal

UniKL
MIMET

6.

Ship Design Virtual Prototyping Application

Dr. Md Redzuan Zoolfakar

Gold
Medal

UniKL
MIMET

7.

Organic Filter: From Leachate To Clear Water

Dr. Sharmiwati Binti Mohammed Sharif

SILVER
Medal

UniKL
MSI

8.

Brake Piston Removal Tool (BPR Tool)

Mohd Nurhidayat Bin Zahelem

SILVER
Medal

UniKL
MSI

9.

Hybrid Hull

Azman Ismail;
Mohd Saidi Mohd Saad;
Bakhtiar Ariff Bin Baharudin.

SILVER
Medal

UniKL
MIMET

10.

The Ballast Water Simulation
System

Dr. Md Redzuan Zoolfakar

SILVER
Medal

UniKL
MIMET

11.

Natural Adhesive From Recycle Polystyrene

Azman Ismail;
Dr Mohd. Afendi Bin Rojan; Hisyamuddin Bin Rahim.

SILVER
Medal

UniKL
MIMET

12.

Fuel Injector Tester (Diy)

Muhammad Kasffi Bin Ramli; Mustaffa Bin Ali; Mohd Sharizal Bin Abd Salam.

BRONZE
Medal

UniKL
MIMET

 
Reported by :
Zainal Abidin Jantan
CoRI
 
 
 

Contact Us

For further information please contact

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