JOHOR BAHRU, 23 November 2018 – The International Nuclear, Science Technology and Engineering Conference 2018 (iNuSTEC 2018) was organized by the Nuclear Engineering Student Society of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (NESSUTM).
The iNuSTEC 2018 was also organized with the collaboration from several parties such as the Malaysian Nuclear Society (MNS), Hitachi-Ge Nuclear Energy Ltd. Japan, China National Nuclear Corporation, Nusantara Technologies Sdn. Bhd., Cherenkov Scientific Sdn. Bhd. ,Syaiza Engineering SDN BHD, Reltech Lab SDN BHD, It Tech SDN BHD, Alamostech, UTM, Malaysian Nuclear Agency, Malaysian Nuclear Society and Institute of Nuclear Engineers.
The launching ceremony was held at Dewan Sultan Iskandar, where the programme was held for three days until November 25th 2018. The programme was officiated by the Chairman of School of Chemical and Energy Engineering, Prof. Dr. Mohd. Ghazali Mohd. Nawawi on behalf of the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Prof. Dato Ir. Dr. Mohammed Rafiq Dato Abdul Kadir.
Speaking to the press after the opening ceremony, Prof. Ghazali said that iNuSTEC 2018 programme was aimed to provide opportunities for youths and communities to be aware of the importance of nuclear fields and engage with the nuclear industry in order to achieve excellence in science, technology and engineering and to sustain the well-being and prosperity of the society.
“The iNuSTEC 2018 was also intended for students to learn, share and exchange ideas in sectors related to nuclear science, technology and engineering, and to educate youth today in delivering accurate, relevant information on nuclear, science, technology and engineering to the public.
“The program has had an impact in terms of knowledge sharing, awareness of current nuclear-related issues and further action to be taken to promote awareness of nuclear in Malaysia. It also builds self-confidence among all students on trust, and builds relationships between nuclear industry and other industries with a knowledgeable background of nuclear or related sectors,” said Prof. Ghazali.
The program has had an impact in terms of knowledge sharing, awareness of current nuclear-related issues and further action to be taken to promote awareness of nuclear in Malaysia. Also attending the opening ceremony were Deputy Director-General of Nuclear Agency Malaysia, Dr Zulkifli Mohamed Hashim.
The total number of participants involved in the program was around 200 participants from local universities with famous international and local speakers invited.
Among the invited were China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), Hitachi-Ge Nuclear Energy Ltd (Japan), Lampong University (Indonesia), Malaysian Nuclear Society (MNS), It Tech Sdn. Bhd, World Health Organization (WHO), Atomic Energy Licensing Board (AELB) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
“Speakers were selected from experienced circles to provide exposure on reforms for more systematic and orderly guidelines for future development in the nuclear power sector,” he said.
In parallel with the program, the Nuclear Youths Competition 2018 (NYC 2018) was also held where students from several universities in Malaysia participated in the competition. It was held to educate and provide accurate information to future generations. Participants were divided into groups and asked to do a presentation on nuclear-related titles.