Category: University/Faculty/Centre Achievement

UTM Expert Won Malaysian Institute of Chemistry Citation Award

Dr. Mohd Bakri Bakar from the Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) was selected as the recipient of Malaysian Institute of Chemistry (IKM) Citation Award for the year 2019. He has been serving as a committee member of IKM Southern Branch since 2012. Dr. Bakri is also the founding member of American Chemical Society (ACS) Malaysia Chapter. He is also a founding committee for the ACS Asia Pacific International Chapter Conference.

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ICA UTM Pagoh Hosts 2nd ICA Research Symposium (ICARS) 2019

The Innovation Centre in Agritechnology for Advanced Bioprocessing (ICA) held its second research symposium at the Convention Centre in Pagoh Higher Education Hub on 19th November 2019 in Pagoh. The 2nd ICA Research Symposium (ICARS) 2019 was organized by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, in collaboration with the Malaysian Ministry of Education, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, International Islamic University Malaysia and Politeknik Tun Syed Nasir at the Pagoh Higher Education Hub.

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A balance between Academic Knowledge and Industrial Experience is a state worth striving for.

Azwad Abid, the Winner of Chancellor’s Award in the 63rd Convocation, is an international student from Bangladesh. He graduated with a First Class Degree in Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical-Mechatronics). He managed to maintain an extreme balance between Academic and Industrial Experience by participating in more than 77 events in his fours years of the study period while maintaining a very high CGPA throughout the timeline. He was the President of UTM English Debate Club (under Kelab Depikir), an active member of UNESCO Club UTM and a Competitive Singer for UTM International.

While representing UTM, Azwad managed to get 18 distinct awards up to National level, including the Championship Award of Malaya Makerthon 2019, Championship of Global Startup Weekend Melaka 2018, Championship of University App Challenge 2017, and many more. On the other hand, he was an active participant on the Academic side by working as a Research Assistant for 2 and half years with many prominent lecturers.

While asked about how he managed his time to achieve such a balance, Azwad said the following:
“The Best Decision I ever made was to put more task on my basket than I thought I could do. One way to achieve that was to register for an event every weekend possible. This let me utilize my free weekend time instead of wasting it on sleeping. We got 52 weekends in a year, 208 weeks in the study period. That’s a substantial amount of time that can be utilized. And let’s not forget about the 3 months break. That time is a heaven for anyone who wants to learn. With that being said, the most important aspect of moving you forward is blessings from God (Barakah). That’s why praying to Allah (SWT) for what you exactly want is a must. Alhamdulillah, Allah (SWT) has answered my prayers. In sha Allah, he will answer your sincere prayers too.”

Currently, Azwad is working as a R&D Engineer at ViTrox Conrporation Berhad, Penang, Malaysia. He fervently hopes that everyone will keep him in their prayers so that he can use his abilities for the improvement of the societies in Malaysia, and all around the World.

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UNAND Students exposed to learning, teaching and research environment at Faculty of Science UTM

The Faculty of Science (FS) welcomed four international visiting students from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Andalas (UNAND), Padang, Sumatera from 30th October 2019 until 5th November 2019. The visit is one of the results due from an agreement (MoU) signed by UTM and UNAND last year on 23 July 2018. Under the MoU, activities related to teaching & learning, research collaborations and students exchange are encouraged between the two universities. The program scheduled for the visitors was organised and hosted by a special Task Force led by Dr. Zarina Mohd Khalid together with Dr. Hang See Pheng, Pn. Wan Rukaida Wan Abdullah and Mr. Mohd Najib Zakaria from the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science.

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Scientific Talks and Demonstration by Staff and Student of Faculty of Science at the Petrosains Meet The Expert Program

During the Petrosains Science Festival PlaySmart Johor Bahru 2019, which was held on the 19th and 20th of October 2019, 3 academic staff and 1 PhD student from the Faculty of Science, UTM, gave scientific talks and demonstration during the ‘Meet the Expert Program’. The ‘Meet the Expert Program’ is a collaborative effort between Petrosains and Young Scientists Network – Academy Sciences of Malaysia, with the purpose of celebrating STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics).

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UTM won the top two prizes at NI Autonomous Robotics Competition 2019

Two teams from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) were declared as the Champion and 1st Runner Up at National Instruments Autonomous Robotics Competition 2019 (NIARC) held at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Nibong Tebal branch campus.

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