THURSDAY, 14 NOVEMBER – Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) researchers once again proved their prowess when they captured five Gold, five Silver and five Bronze including two special awards and two certificates at the recent Higher Learning Institutions Research and Invention Expo (PECIPTA) 2013.
The awards won were out of 17 research results contested at the Expo which was held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC).
Among researchers who won the Gold award were Assoc. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iftikhar with his research ‘Traditional Classifications System (TCS) for Fractures In Orthopaedics With Colour Coding’, and Dr. Clarence M. Ongkudon with his research topic ‘Monolithic Chromatography Adsorbent For Biomolecules Purification’. Both research also clinched the Korea Special Award and Minds Special Award.
Also winning the Gold medal award were Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chye Fook Yee with his research topic ‘D-Jus, An Instant Dehydrated Probiotics Juice’; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Maher Fouad Sefein with ‘Clip Methodology: Bridging the Brain With the Body For Brilliant Innovations (Creative Workstation, Learned Skills, Innovation) and Wilson Yong Thau Lym with his innovation entitled ‘Euche-Reactor’.
For the Silver award, two medals were obtained through Dr. Kenneth Francis Rodrigues, and the rest was contributed by Ag. Ahmad Mohd. Yunus, Dr. Pushpa M. Palaniappan and Siti Faridah Mohd. Amin.
UMS researchers contributed five Bronze medals through their research studies contested. They were Chua Bih Lii, Dr. Lu Maw Win and Mansoor Abdul Hamid. Two other Bronze medals were won through the research studies entitled ‘Portable Solar Harvester (SOHA)’ and ‘Intelligent Online Traffic Optimiser (IOTO) produced by Kenneth Teo Tze Kin.
Two certificates acquired through Assoc. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iftikhar and Ag. Ahmad Mohd. Yunus through both their research studies.
PECIPTA 2013 which was held for three days also saw UMS Research Exhibition booth won the ‘Most Vibrant Booth’ award. – SS