UPM Bags 4 Gold, 1 Special Award At PECIPTA 2013 | Universiti Putra Malaysia
UPM Bags 4 Gold, 1 Special Award at PECIPTA 2013

By Hafliza Hussin

Prof. Dato' Ir. Dr. Mohd Saleh Jaafar and Hajah Rahana Mat Ghani, Pakar Go Green Sdn. Bhd. Managing Director during the signing of MoA.


KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 9 - Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) innovators took great pride when they bagged 4 gold, 9 silver, 8 bronze medals and 1 Special Award in their overall 25 participations at the 2013 International Conference and Exposition on Invention of Institutions of Higher Learning (PECIPTA).

The highlight of the event was when an aficionado and his team from Faculty of Design and Architecture, Dr. Zulkifli Muslim won the gold and Special Award through his team's innovation, Transformation Based on Tropical Plant Design Images, Functional Design Innovation to Design, the research on the process of concept transformation of living plants in tiles and furniture manufacturing, buildings construction and interior decoration ornaments, which gained great acumen among the judges.

A team of connoisseurs from Faculty of Science led by Dr. Lim Hong Ngee, also won the gold with their magnum opus, High-Performance Supercapacitor Electrode, the novel findings on supercapacitor electrode that has the power of energy storage and power capacity up to ~800 F/g, outdoing other ubiquitous electrodes in the market which can only store energy by  <200F/g.

It did not end there as UPM managed to bag another gold by Prof. Dr. Norhisam Misron and his team from Faculty of Engineering with their product, High Torque Motor for Oil Palm Electrical Cutter Application, a newly innovated electric motor with high torque density for the usage of electric cutters.


From left: En. Ahmad Zakir Dato' Wira Jaafar (Chief Executive Officer (Commercial)), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Samsilah Roslan (Director of PSP), Prof. Dato' Ir. Dr. Mohd Saleh Jaafar (VC(RI)), Hajah Rahana Mat Ghani and Prof. Dr. Azni Idris (UPM Researcher)



Another fellow researcher from Faculty of Science also made UPM proud when Prof. Dr. W. Mahmood Mat Yunus and his team bagged the gold after proving the team’s eminent intellectual prowess through their flagship, Novel Heavy Metal Ions Sensor Chips, a polymer sensor chip to detect dangerous heavy metal ions.

A Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) was signed between UPM and Pakar Go Green Sdn. Bhd. to secure commercial partnership for its project, A Method for Producing Biopolymer, the invention led by Prof. Dr. Azni Idris from Faculty of Engineering.

A total of 11 universities involved in the signing of MoA with the industry representatives to establish a commercialisation partnership, in line with PECIPTA 2013 theme, "Transforming Research and Innovation Towards Commercialisation".

The event was held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) from 7 to 9 November and officiated by Minister of Education II, Dato' Seri Idris Jusoh.


PECIPTA 2013: LIST OF UPM WINNERS

No

Researcher

Faculty/Institute

Innovation

Medal

1

Dr. Zulkifli Muslim

Design And Architecture

Transformation Design Based On
  Tropical Plant Images, Innovation To Functional Design

Special Award & Gold

2

Dr. Lim Hong Ngee

Science

High-Performance Supercapacitor
  Electrode

Gold

3

Prof. Madya Dr. Norhisam Misron

Engineering

High Torque Motor For Oil Palm
  Electrical Cutter Application

Gold

4

Prof. Dr. W. Mahmood Mat Yunus

Science

Novel Heavy Metal Ions Sensor
  Chips

Gold

5

Prof. Madya Dr. Ahmad Husni
  Mohd Hanif

Agriculture

Zappa - Rice Seed Germination
  Enhancer

Silver

6

Prof. Madya Dr. Azrina Azlan

Medicine And Health Sciences

Heart Friendly Vegetable Oil
  (C-Heart)

Silver

7

Prof. Madya Dr. Marzanah A.
  Jabar

Computer Science And
  Information Technology

Hooray Hubby

Silver

8

Prof. Dr. Hamidah Ibrahim

Computer Science And
  Information Technology

Smart Travel Package
  Recommendation System With Preference Evaluation Techniques

Silver

9

Dr. Maria Chong Abdullah

Educational Studies

Tingkahlaku Kanak-Kanak

Silver

10

Prof. Dr. Rozita Rosli

Medicine And Health Sciences

Glucofix

Silver

11

Prof. Dr. Md Zuki Abu Bakar

Bioscience/Veterinary Medicine

Nanocomposite Paste For Bone
  Repair

Silver

12

Prof. Dato' Ir. Mohd Saleh
  Jaafar

Engineering

Myobe - Outcome Based Education
  Management System

Silver

13

Prof. Madya Dr. Hawa Ze Jaafar

Agriculture

Novel Co2 Enrichment Techniques
  For Growth And Pharmaceutical Enhancement Of Labisia Pumila Benth (Kacip
  Fatimah)

Silver

14

Dr. Puziah Hashim

Halal Products Research

Islamic Cleansing Clay (Ls) For
  Halal Industry

Bronze

15

Prof. Madya Dr. Rosfarizan Mohamad

Biotechnology And Biomolecular
  Sciences

A Method For Producing
  Palm-Based Kojic Acid Monooleate Using Solvent-Free System

Bronze

16

Prof. Madya Dr. Marzanah A.
  Jabar

Computer Science And
  Information Technology

D'seat

Bronze

17

Prof. Madya Dr. Fatimah Sidi

Computer Science And
  Information Technology

Malay Interrogative Knowledge
  Identifier

Bronze

18

Dr. Iskandar Ishak

Computer Science And
  Information Technology

Mobile Plant Tagging System

Bronze

19

Prof. Dr. Suhaila Mohamed

Bioscience

Healen

Bronze

20

Prof. Dr. Desa Ahmad

Engineering

Kenaf Stems Harvester - Design
  And Development Of Kenaf Stems Harvesting Machine

Bronze

21

Prof. Madya Dr. Nur Izura Udzir

Computer Science And
  Information Technology

Global Monitoring And
  Surveillance System

Bronze

22

Prof. Madya Dr. Fatimah Sidi

Computer Science And
  Information Technology

Forest Health Monitoring System

No Medal

23

Prof. Madya Dr. Lilly Suriani
  Affendey

Computer Science And
  Information Technology

Mobile Flora Classification
  System

No Medal

24

Prof. Dr. Zulkifli Hj.
  Shamsuddin

Agriculture

Bacto-10 Liquid Bio-Fertilizer

No Medal

25

Dr. Liang Juan Boo

Tropical Agriculture

Fermented Rice Straw Containing
  Lovastatin With Anti Methanogenesis, Anti Cholesterol And Antioxidant
  Properties

No Medal

 


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