3 Gold, 1 Special Award At MTE 2015 | Universiti Putra Malaysia
3 Gold, 1 Special Award at MTE 2015

By Hafliza Hussin
Photo by Saleha Haron



KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 14 - Researchers from University Putra Malaysia (UPM) won three gold medals and a special award at the Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) 2015, which was held on February 12 to 14 at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) here.

The researchers also won four silver and nine bronze medals and certicates in the competition that featured 16 different innovation categories, besides having won second place for the Best Booth Design Shell Scheme category.

All winners received their medals from the Malaysian Association Research Scientist (MARS) president, Dr. Wan Mashol W. Zin, which was also the official organising body of the MTE 2015.



Dr. Farzad Hejazi from Faculty of Engineering, won the gold medal and Special Award - Gold Medal with Compliment from Panel Jury for two consecutive years through his innovation, Special Connection for Precast Walls.

Special Connection for Precast Walls is the u-shaped steel channel connection applicable in Industrialised Buildings System (IBS) to reduce the impact of dynamic loads and damages on building caused by any source of vibration such as flood, tsunami, earthquake, vehicle and machineries.

Dr. Janet Lim Hong Ngee from Faculty of Science, emerged to be the second gold winner through her innovation, How Practical is Supercapasitor with Flexibility? You Decide, a flexible supercapacitor that has the best stability in minimising the size of an area and is used on various curved surfaces.

Prof. Dr. Lai Oi Ming from Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, triumphed as the next gold winner through her product, SuperCare Stabilized Carotenoids and Vitamin E Powder, an innovation made of natural ingredients that contain powder-formed tocopherols, tocotrienols and carotenoids that could be easily mixed with a wide range of other products for various purposes.


Dr. Janet semasa sesi penghakiman


Meanwhile, tocols and carotenoids are useful antioxidants which are highly applicable in formulating food supplements as well as producing natural dyes in foods and cosmetics manufacturing. 

Complete list of the winners:

No.

Product/Technology

Head of Project

Faculty/ Institute

Achievement

  1.  

Special Connection for Precast Walls

Dr. Farzad Hejazi

Faculty of Engineering

Gold + Special Award

(Gold Medal with  Compliment from Panel Jury  + RM 500)

  1.  

How Practical is Super capacitor with Flexibility? You Decide.

Dr. Lim Hong Ngee

Faculty of Science

Gold

  1.  

Stabilized Carotenoids and Vitamin E Enriched Powder

Prof. Dr. Lai Oi Ming

Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences

Gold

  1.  

Ontology Virtual Community of Practice System Model (OVCoP)

Prof. Dr. Rusli Hj. Abdullah

Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology

Silver

  1.  

Ultrasound Bath Aided Mixing System

Prof. Madya Dr. Chin Nyuk Ling

Faculty of Engineering

Silver

  1.  

Creating originality and effectiveness in music accompaniment of sports routine

Dr. Loo Fung Chiat

Faculty of Human Ecology

Silver

  1.  

Exotic Ice Structuring Peptides

Prof. Dr. Mohd Basyaruddin Abdul Rahman

Faculty of Science

Silver

  1.  

Digital Speech Watermarking For Online Speaker Recognition Through G.722 VoIP Channel

Prof. Madya Syed Abdul Rahman Al Haddad

Faculty of Engineering

Bronze

  1.  

Clothing Fashion Design Competency Instrument (CFaDC)

Dr. Arasinah Kamis

Faculty of Educational Studies

Bronze

  1.  

Single Layer Graphene Oxide

Dr. Nor Azowa Ibrahim

Faculty of Science

Bronze

  1.  

Polysulfone/Chitosan Composite Membrane for CO2/CH4 Separation

Dr. Nor Azowa Ibrahim

Faculty of Science

Bronze

  1.  

Extraction of Pomelo Juice Using A Pomelo Juice Extractor

Prof.Madya. Dr. Rosnah Shamsudin

Faculty of Engineering

Bronze

  1.  

Nano-encapsulated organic phase change material

Prof. Dr. Mohd Zobir Hussein

Institute of Advanced Technology

Bronze

  1.  

After A Dream

Prof. Madya Dr. Joanne Yeoh Pei Sze

Faculty of Human Ecology

Bronze

  1.  

A Lactococcal Bicistronic Vector System for Gene Delivery in Eukaryotic Cells

Dr. Nurulfiza Mat Isa

Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences

Bronze

  1.  

Bio-Based Production of Crotonic Acid

Dr. Hidayah Ariffin

Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences

Bronze


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