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
 

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News : UniKL Wins 3 Silver Medals at MTE 2016

KUALA LUMPUR, 20 February 2016 - Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) won 3 silver and 2 bronze medals from its Six projects contested at the Malaysian Technology Expo 2016 (MTE 2016), which was held at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur from 18-20 February 2016.

Innovations from UniKL were showcased at the MARA Tex Pavilion together with 23 other projects from various MARA educational institutes in the three-day expo.
 
A project led by Mr. Ahmad Husaini from UniKL Malaysian Spanish Institute (UniKL MSI) entitled "High Precision Hydraulic Positioning System Using Green Fluid Technology" bagged a Silver Medal. This project was aimed at designing and developing an electrohydraulic linear actuators using novel magnetic fluid valve. The magnetic fluid was produced from palm oil which is organic and biodegradable.

Mr. Husaini of UniKL MSI explaining his work to Datuk Wilfred Madius Tangau, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation (MoSTI)
 
UniKL Malaysian Institute of Marine Engineering Technology (UniKL MIMET) produced another silver medal winning invention entitled "Development Of Remotely Operated Vehicle (Rov) Crawler For Seabed Discovery"  led by Mr. Ahmad Makarimi. The unmanned machine or also known as Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) comprised of an underwater vehicle being connected to the control unit on the surface, operated by a group of cables that carry electricity, video and data signals back and forth between the operator and the vehicle. The operations unit consist of a handling system to control the cables' dynamics, a launch system and all associated power supplies. This ROV crawler can be used to explore the seabed for underwater discovery as well as inspection, research and even rescue mission.
 
Mr. Azren Ahmad with his group's project - Deep Bore Plumber Wrench
 
Another silver medalist was the "Deep Bore Plumber Wrench" invention, a project led by Mr. Ahmad Razlee Bin Ab Kadir of UniKL MSI.  The product was invented to assist in uninstalling pipes, which are mainly installed in the wall or in an area with a small space that is usually hard to reach. 

The team from UniKL MIMET – with Mr. Atzroulnizam and En. Makarimi (on the right)
 
There were more than 300 products from local and international colleges, polytechnics, universities and schools which competed in this annual event organised by Malaysian Association of Research Scientists (MARS).

The full results for UniKL team are as follows:

No

Project Title

Category

Team Members

Campus

Medal

1

DEVELOPMENT OF REMOTELY OPERATED VEHICLE (ROV) CRAWLER FOR SEABED DISCOVERY

Category A : Mechanics – Engines – Machinery – Tools – Industrial processes – Metallurgy

AHMAD MAKARIMI BIN ABDULLAH

MIMET

SILVER

MUHAMAD FADLI BIN GHANI

KHAIRUL ARIEFF BIN ABU JALIL

AZWAN BIN MOHD ROSLI

MUHAMMAD FARHAN BIN YAZID

ATZROULNIZAM BIN ABU

2

HIGH PRECISION HYDRAULIC POSITIONING SYSTEM USING GREEN FLUID TECHNOLOGY

Category A:  Mechanics – Engines – Machinery – Tools – Industrial processes – Metallurgy

MUHAMAD HUSAINI BIN ABU BAKAR             

MSI

SILVER

NURHIDAYAT  ZAHELEM

M.N HAZWAN HADZIR

M. IQRAM  AZHAR

M. SYAFIQ IBRAHIM

5

DEEP BORE PLUMBER WRENCH

Category G : Ironware – D.I.Y.

AHMAD RAZLEE BIN AB KADIR

MSI

SILVER

MOHD SHAHRIZAN BIN YUSOFF

AZREN BIN AHMAD

MOHAMMAD SHUKRI BIN ABDUL RAZAK

MOHD NAZRI BIN ABD MAJID

MOHD ZAINUDIN BIN MAT ZAIN

3

THE DEVELOPMENT OF DIY (DO-IT-YOURSELF) FUEL INJECTOR TESTER FOR TEACHING AID MODULE

Category G : Ironware – D.I.Y.

MUHAMMAD KASFFI RAMLI

MIMET

BRONZE

MUSTAFFA ALI

NIK HARNIDA SUHAINAI

MOHD SHARIZAL ABD SALAM

AZMAN ISMAIL

4

DANCING GASSES PATTERN FOR GMAW WELDING PROCESS

Category A:  Mechanics – Engines – Machinery – Tools – Industrial processes – Metallurgy

MUHAMMAD AZRIE HUSAINY

MIMET

BRONZE

HISYAMUDDIN BIN RAHIM

MUHAMMAD FIRDAUS BIN ANUAR 

MUHAMMAD AMINUR RAHIMI BIN IDRUS

MUHAMMAD AZWIZAL BIN AZLAN

MUHAMMAD FIKRY BIN AZEMAN

AZMAN BIN ISMAIL

6

ADVANCED TRAFFIC LIGHT SYSTEM

Category C: :  Electronic – Electricity – Computer Science – Radio-television – Video – Telecommunications

SAZWAN SYAFIQ BIN MAZLAN

MITEC

 

MUHAMMAD HAZIQ BIN SHAHARIN

MUHAMMAD AFIQ FARHAN BIN RAMLY

 

 

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