By Assoc Prof Dr Norhayati Abdullah
International Liaison Coordinator

The Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) Gold Medal Award overall winner, Abdul Syakir Abdul Wahab, 23, from Melaka is a final year student of Chemical Process Engineering at UTM-MJIIT. Abdul Syakir went through his 3-months industrial training at Daido Metal Co. Ltd., in Nagoya Aichi-Ken, Japan. Awarded with Tokoh Akademik Kediaman Siswa Jaya UTMKL in 2018 for Degree category, he was the former Director for MJIIT Entrepreneur Day 2016 and contributed as one of the crews for the MJIIT Sports Day in the same year. Ahmad Syakir is known for his active involvement in various college activities such as Ace Your Future 2.0 and many others.

Despite his dynamic contributions and participation in various extracurricular activities, Ahmad Syakir demonstrated an impressive academic achievement at MJIIT. Through deliberate selection by the Faculty panel members, Ahmad Syakir successfully went through the screening process for the IEM Gold Medal Award nomination.  The prestigious IEM Gold Medal Award was conferred by IEM for the best final year engineering student nominated by the local institution of higher learning. Congratulations to Ahmad Syakir for the conferment of the prestigious award by IEM during the 59th Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) Annual Dinner 2018.

Meanwhile, Yap Kian Kun, a final year student of Mechanical Precision Engineering also from UTM-MJIIT was the overall winner for the prestigious Tan Sri Hj Yusoff Ibrahim Best Final Year Project. The IEM and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) jointly organized the final year project competition that is opened to all universities. UTM-MJIIT had nominated Yap Kian Kun’s excellent final year dissertation that claimed the winning title. The dissertation entitled “Influences of Adsorbed Water on Adhesive Wear” was supervised by Professor Dr Kanao Fukuda, Head of Tribology and Precision Machining Laboratory (TriPreM) iKohza at UTM-MJIIT. The award was presented by Ir Dr Tan Yean Chin, President of IEM at Wisma IEM Petaling Jaya during the IEM Annual General Meeting.