Category: Impactful Research & Development/Project/Commercialisation

“Meet The Biosciences Experts” at Sutera Good Earth Exhibition

The Department of Biosciences, Faculty of Science, UTM demonstrated a few series of workshops during the Sutera Good Earth Exhibition 2019 which was conducted at Sutera Mall in Taman Sutera Utama, Skudai from 13 until 29 September 2019; with the joint cooperation by the Majlis Bandaraya Iskandar Puteri (MBIP). The workshops conducted by the Bioscience Experts include:

1. “Artificial Tree Using Marine Microalgae” by Dr. Mohd Farizal Ahmad Kamaroddin
2. “Kitchen Waste for Greener Earth” by Dr Alina Wagiran
3. “Composting Pallet” by Dr. Huszalina Hussin
4. “Bacteria Application in Waste Composting” by Nurul Asshequeen Mohd Nazam

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Diversity Abroad Program in Melbourne Australia

By: Ameer Syafiq Bin Badlissah

A total of 4 students from Kolej Datin Seri Endon (KDSE), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Collage Representative Council went to conduct Diversity Abroad Program. This program was held in Melbourne, Australia from 17th till 23rd September 2019. A visit to the Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Melbourne and few Melbourne tourist attractions by KDSE students was done in order to see the advancement of facilities and technology provided for People with Disabilities (PWD) in Melbourne and Victoria, Australia.

The visit aimed to conduct research on how the government initiative to design its city to give easy access for their PWD to roam freely around its Central Business District (CBD) while doing business, just like a normal person would be. Besides, the high-tech facilities and public structure are built to grants PWD to walk independently throughout the city, doing activities and not being restricted. Not only that, a single mother who brings their sons with strollers and an old couple at their 80’s could also get benefit by using these facilities. The accessibility refers to the products and environments design for people with disabilities such as wheelchairs and entryway ramps. Meanwhile, in internet technology (IT) world, the hardware and software were designed by adding the hearing aids and braille signs. Nevertheless, the disability financial assistance program is also provided for basic needs such as shelter, rent, food and medications.

Throughout this program, the students’ representative has learned a lot towards PWD awareness on a different level. The Government should help to give disabled people the opportunity to live an ordinary life by providing easy access and high-tech facilities for PWD everywhere from public building to public transportation and even at their university building. Hence, the representatives would bring the good impact of disable people awareness facility in Malaysia especially in UTM itself. Therefore, the involvements of all Malaysians include social media, NGO’s and families to spread this awareness by changing our mentality and live in harmony together as one community.

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AHIBS Hosts Erasmus+ REPESEA Final-National Conference and Publication Workshop: Assessment of Current and Quality of Research in Academic Environment

The main objective of the conference is to present the results of ERASMUS REPESEA research project “Assessing and Improving the Quality and Impact of Research at South East Asian Universities (REPESEA). UTM, as one of the research partners, has been actively involved and contribute to the success of this project. Thus UTM would like to ensure that this conference could precipitate further discussion on the way forward to enhance the state of arts related to the measurement of research quality and impact, particularly in Malaysia. This conference is also aimed to bring together academics, policymakers as well as respective industry players who have been critical stakeholders of the research eco-system in Malaysia.

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MoU Renewal between UTM and IKM for the Advancement of Chemistry Professions in Malaysia

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) has maintained its established collaborations with the Malaysian Institute of Chemistry (IKM), a statutory professional organization under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment & Climate Change (MESTECC). Since the first MoU signing between UTM and IKM in the year of 2009, many joint activities have been organised between the institutions. These cover a whole range of professional, educational, social and promotional activities in chemistry. Among others are the academic and professional lectures, academic curriculum advisory, UTM Convocation Award and Johor Chemistry Carnival (Karnival Kimia Johor).

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UTM Spin-Off Company to Collaborate with Industries for R&D in Industrial Purposes AI Technology

The three years research grant worth RM575, 999.00 was approved by the Collaborative Research in Engineering, Science and Technology or CREST to Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).

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Prof. Sevia delivers talk at MAG 2019 Safety Day

The Deputy Dean, Academicians and Researcher from the Faculty of Engineering of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Prof. Dr Sevia Mahdaliza Idrus was being invited to deliver a talk at Malaysia Aviation Group (MAG) 2019 Safety Day launching ceremony.

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UTM Pagoh Won Two Gold, A Silver and Two Bronze at RITEC 2019

Congratulations to UTM Pagoh academic staffs and researchers led by Dr. Cheng Kian Kai for securing an impressive win of two gold, one silver and two bronze medals at the 2nd Research and Innovative Technology Competition (RITEC 2019) organized by Universiti Tun Hussien Onn (UTHM) on 10th September 2019. Medals were presented by Honorable Tuan Haji Aminolhuda Haji Hassan, Chairman of the Education, Human Resources, Science and Technology Committee State of Johor.

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UTMCS Successfully Organized AUN/SEED-Net Gala Symposium and Gala Dinner 2019

The Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Campus Sustainability Division (UTMCS) has successfully organized the Symposium and Gala Dinner for the ASEAN University Network /Southeast Asia Engineering Education Development Network (AUN/SEED- Net) UTM Alumni 2019.

This was the first program organized by the Sustainability Network under Campus Sustainability of UTM. The program was named as SEED.Net with the funding received from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and AUNSEED.Net Secretariat to establish a network of Alumni Program at the ASEAN platform. Five countries participated in the program which was held at Pulai Springs Resort, Johor Bahru. The participating countries were Malaysia, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand which concurrently establish the registration of about 30 members from various universities.
The outcome of the program is to strengthen the existing collaboration, further expecting future work in education, engineering and social sciences related to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Director of UTM Campus Sustainability, Prof. Ir. Dr. Fadhil Md. Din said that the main objectives of his division in organizing this programme were to create a proper platform for Alumni of Aunseed to strengthen their networking and to build necessary databases at the ASEAN level.
“It was also to increase the number of the registered member of non-alumni at ASEAN institution for the 2nd stage.
As for the impacts to UTM, I am quite sure that we can benefit from research and connectivity of common issues in relation to public solution/stakeholders at the local country besides bringing more Alumni association for contribution of knowledge, matching funding and opportunities for inbound/outbound activities,” said Prof. Fadhil.

When talking about future planning, Dr Fadhil said that UTM will conduct a AUN/SEED-Net Alumni Registration with a synergy of different groups at the ASEAN association under the academic and research platforms. “Apart from that, we will also initiate the twinning programme of academic certification with the emphasis on different institutions at the ASEAN platform,” said Prof. Fadhil.

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Malaysian delegates contributing papers for Civil Aviation conference in Nepal

Seven Malaysian delegates including the Deputy Dean of Faculty of Engineering (FE), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Prof. Dr. Sevia M. Idrus has presented a paper at the 56th Conference of Directors General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Asia-Pacific Region held in Nepal.

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