Welcoming Page
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 
 
News »

UPM researchers bagged 7 Gold, and a Special award at ITEX




KUALA LUMPUR– UPM research projects bagged 7 gold medals in addition to a special award, 6 silver and 2 bronze at the 23rd International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition (ITEX).

UPM submitted 15 projects under the Invention Competition category and four entries under the Malaysia Innovative Product Award (MIPA) category. A total of 860 submissions were received from 14 countries in ASEAN, Asia and Europe.  

UPM researchers also walked away with four Malaysia Innovative Product Awards (MIPA) at the exhibition that was held from 17-19 May, at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC).

Gold medal winner, Assoc. Prof Dr. Sieo Chin Chin from the Institute of Bioscience brought home a special award, which is the INPEX Award, USA, with her “Phage Theraphy for Colibacillosis Control in Broiler Chickens”.

 






The product is able to control Colibacillosis attack on broiler chickens, something antibiotics currently available in the market are unable to do.

Assoc. Prof. Dr Jegatheswaran Ratnasingam from the Faculty of Forestry won a gold medal with ”The Furniture Accountant”, a software that is able to calculate the cost and price estimation for the furniture manufacturing industry.

Another gold medal went to Prof. Dr. Raja Noor Zaliha Raja Abd. Rahman from the Faculty of Biotechnology and Bimolecular Science for her “AT2 Lipase – Cool Active, Solvent Stable Enzyme for Industrial Applications”, a product that will find widespread use in the manufacturing of cosmetics, soaps, pharmaceuticals as well as food and beverages.

Prof. Dr. Fatimah Abu Bakar from the Faculty of Food Science and Technology with her research product, “Halotolerant Staphylococcus Carnosus FS19 as Potential Histamine Degrade”, was another gold medal winner. Her research product is expected to help decrease the problem of histamine caused by fermented fish.

“Green Nano-Emulsion Intervention for Biopesticide Formulation,” a biopesticide concentrate formulation containing green nano-emulsion combined with bioactive azadirachtin won a gold medal for Prof. Dr. Mahiran Basri from the Institute of Bioscience.  

Assoc.Prof. Dr. Rahmita Wirza O.K. from the Faculty of Computer Science and Technology also bagged a gold with ”3D Depth Measurement using Images via Rotational Optical Flow Magnitude” that is able to measure an object’s three-dimensional coordinates.

Oil Palm Bunches Ripeness Detection, a device to detect the ripening level of palm oil plant and the brainchild of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdul Rashid Mohamed Shariff from the Faculty of Engineering,  bagged gold for the inventor.

Product sales, such as Bacto-10, produced by PhytoGold Sdn Bhd, Therapeutic Herbal Bath by EtlinGEra Sdn. Bhd, bioChar fertilizer by Prof. Dr. Mohd Ali Hassan, Healex Antiseptic spray and Healex Antiseptic and Healing ointment, by PhytoQuest Sdn. Bhd as well UPM publications were available to all visitors during the three-day exhibition.

 

 



Results of the silver and bronze medal winners and Malaysia Innovative Product Award (MIPA):

Gold Medal Winners

1)  Prof. Sieo Chin Chin, Institute of Bioscience, Phage Therapy for Colibacillosis Control in Broiler Chickens.

2)         Prof. Dr. Fatimah Abu Bakar, Faculty of Food Science and Technology, Halotolerant Staphylococcus Carnosus FS19 as a Potential Histamine Degrader.

3)         Prof. Dr. Mahiran Basri, Institute of Bioscience, Green Nano-Emulsion Intervention for Biopesticide Formulation.

4)         Prof Dr. Raja Noor Zaliha Raja Abd. Rahman, Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Science, AT2 Lipase – Cool Active, Solvent Stable Enzyme for Industrial Applications.

5)         Assoc.Prof.Dr. Rahmita Wirza O.K. Rahmat, Faculty of Computer Science and Technology 3D Depth Measurement using Images via Rotational Optical Flow Magnitude.

6)         Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jegatheswaran Ratnasingam, Faculty of Forestry, The Furniture Accountant.

7)         Assoc.Prof. Dr. Abdul Rashid Mohamed Shariff, Faculty of Engineering, Oil Palm Bunches Ripeness Detection.

Silver Medal Winners

1)         Prof. Dr. Zaharah Abdul Rahman, Faculty of Agriculture, Nitrogen Contribution to Oil Palm by Mucana Bracteata Ground Over.

2)         Assoc.Prof.Dr. Maheran Abd Aziz, Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Heat Tolerant Broccoli.

3)         Assoc.Prof. Datin Dr. Siti Nor Akmar Abdullah, Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Bacterial-Metal Ions Biosensor (Bacmions).

4)         Prof. Dr. Fakhrul Razi Ahmadun, Faculty of Engineering, Bioremediation of Crude Oil Contaminated Soil with Solid Polymer Partitioning Bioreactor.

5)         Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ahmad Rodzi Mahmud, Institute fo Advanced Technology, Automated Property Valuation Model.

6)         Assoc.Prof. Dr. Abdul Rashid Mohamed Shariff, Faculty of Engineering, Fresh Fruit Bunch (FFB) Hyperspectral Scanner.

Bronze Medal Winners

1)         Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ahmad Makmom Abdullah, Faculty of Agriculture, Remote Sensing and GIS.

2)         Prof. Dr. Hashim Musa, Faculty of Modern Languages and Communications, A Great Literary Work in Malay: The Heritage of Raja Ali Haji.

 Malaysia Innovative Product Award (MIPA) Category

1)         Prof. Dr. Zulkifli Shamsudin, Faculty of Agriculture, Bacto-10, Liquid Biofertilizer for Sustainable Crop Production.

2)         Assoc.Prof.Dr. Faridah Qamaruzzaman, Institute of Bioscience, Therapeutic Herbal Bath.

3)         Dr. Rosnah Shamsudin, Faculty of Engineering, Rolled Tart Machine.

4)         Assoc.Prof. Dr. Abdul Rashid Mohamed Shariff, Faculty of Engineering, Real Time Oil Palm Fruit Bunch Grading System.

INPEX USA Special Award

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sieo Chin Chin, Institute of Bioscience, Phage Therapy for Colibacillosis Control in Broiler Chickens.

News by Hafliza Hussin (RMC) and photos by Saleha Haron