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.

 


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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 Wins Double Gold Medal at ITEX 2017

Universiti Kuala Lumpur brought home two gold medals from the 28th  International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition (ITEX ‘17)  held from 11-13 May 2017 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur.

 

Project "Durian Seeds Latent Fingerprints Powder -A Green And Effective Approach in Crime Scene" led by Dr. Mahendran of UniKL RCMP and ‘Alat Penggulung Serbaguna' led Mohd. Ridhuan of UniKL MSI won gold medals at the innovation Competition. Dr. Mahendran's developed a novel technique for the visualisation of latent fingerprints present on both nonporous and porous substrates. In this research, durian seeds are made into a powder form for the development of cheaper and more effective latent fingerprint powder for better visualization, providing useful usage for crime scene investigators. This innovation provides a much greener alternative compared to the existing fingerprint powder which uses chemical substances that are toxic and may pose potential health hazards.

 

 

The other project led Mohd. Ridhuan titled ‘Alat Penggulung Serbaguna' is a tool to assist firemen in rolling the firehose while removing any excess water inside the hose. The device is designed to roll the hose without bending the body which not only saves time but is also more ergonomic as it reduces pain caused by hose rolling and pulling activities.

 

 

 

In total UniKL presented 6 projects at this edition of  ITEX. Besides the two gold medal, the other 4 projects did proudly too by winning the silver medal.

 

The full results for UniKL at ITEX 2017 is shown in the table below:

 

No Project Title Category  Campus Team Members Medal
1 EZ REEL Machines,  Equipment MSI MOHD RIDUAN IBRAHIM GOLD
MOHAMAD SHUKRI BIN MOHD ZAIN
KHAIRUL SHAHRIL BIN SHAFEE
KHATIB BIN DAHMAN
AMAR HUSAINI BIN ADNAN*
MUHAMMAD SYAFIQ BIN SHUHAIDI*
2 DURIAN SEEDS LATENT FINGERPRINTS POWDER -     A GREEN AND EFFECTIVE APPROACH IN CRIME SCENE Environmental & Renewable Energy RCMP DR. MAHENDRAN SEKAR GOLD
MISS. NUR FATIN ZULKIFLI*
DR. SEOW LAY JING
MISS. KHOR POH YEN
MISS. FOUZIA HANIM ABDUL HALIM*
MISS. FARAH NURLIYANA ABD RAHIM*
MISS. NUR SYAHIRA ABDUL JALIL*
MISS. AFIKAAH SHA AN ALI*
3 SOLAR DESICCANT COOLING SYSTEM Environmental & Renewable Energy IPROM DR. MOHAMMAD MEHDI SALEHI DEZFOULI SILVER
PROF. DR. AHMAD BIN ZAKARIA
ASSOC. PROF. DR. DARULIHSAN BIN ABDUL HAMID
ASSOC. PROF. DR. MOHD ZAID BIN ABU YAZID
4 BIO - MECHATRONICS ROBOT REHABILITATION FOR STROKE PATIENT Biotechnology, Health & Fitness BMI ABDUL MALIK BIN MOHD ALI SILVER
ASSOC.PROF.DR. KUSHSAIRI ABDUL KADIR
DR. SYED FAIZ AHMED
SAFYZAN SALIM
ATHAR ALI
MUHAMMAD KAMRAN JOYO
AZRUL HISHAM MAT SAID
SABILAH ABDUL HALIM*
MUHAMMAD FADIL BIN WAHID*
NURUL FATIHAH ZAINAL RASHID*
ANIS ADIBAH ABDUL JALIL*
SITI SARAH SAADDIN*
5 LOCAL VEHICLE'S PLATE NUMBER RECOGNITION ON SMART DEVICES FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES. ICT & Multimedia  MIIT DR. MUNAISYAH ABDULLAH SILVER
DR. MD. NAZMUS SADDAD
DR. HUSNA OSMAN
MUAYAD ALI HAMOOD BAKHTAN
6 MOD'CAM : REAL-TIME MOTION DETECTION USING IMAGE PROCESSING TECHNIQUE FOR VIDEO SURVEILLANCE ICT & Multimedia MFI NORZANAH MD SAID SILVER
MOHAMAD BANIYAMIN B CHIK HASHIM*
MOHAMED HAZIM B. MOHAMED GHARIB*
LUQMAN HAKIM MUSTAFFA KAMAL*
WAN AMSYAR WAN ZAINUDDIN*
MUHD ASHRAF SOLEHIN MOHD ASRI*
SITI ALWANI BINTI SHARULNIZAM*

 

 

Reported by

Zainal Abidin Jantan

CORI


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