UTAR wins five awards in ITEX

Four UTAR research teams won the Malaysian Innovative Product Award, KASS Best Invention Award, a gold award and two bronze awards in the 24th International Invention and Industry Design and Technology Exhibition (ITEX) held in Kuala Lumpur from 9 to 11 May 2013.

The research team from UTAR Faculty of Engineering and Science comprises Dr Low Kaw Sai, Dr Tioh Ngee Heng and Dr Ng Soon Ching, won the Malaysian Innovative Product Award 2013 in the building and construction category with their innovation 'Lightweight Concrete Infill Buoyant System and Method Thereof'.

Their faculty mates Dr Karen Wong Mee Chu and Ir Dr Lim Yun Seng won the gold award in the environment and renewable energy category and KASS Best Invention Award with their innovation 'Inclusion of PT in Bi-Ficial Solar Cell for Solar Electricity Generation'.

Another trio from the faculty, Dr Chew Kuew Wai, Leong Chee Ken and Gan Yu Han won the bronze award in the automotive and transportation category with their innovation 'Contour Positioning System ? Novel Distance Estimation Method for an Electric Vehicle'.

Dr Lim Yang Mooi from UTAR Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences won the bronze award in the category of biotechnology, health and science with her innovation 'Method of Extracting Borneol from the Exudates of Dryobalanops Aromatica'.

Dr Low (in the booth) enlightening the visitors

Dr Wong (left) and Dr Lim (centre) with a KASS representative

Gan (right) manning his booth in ITEX 2013

Dr Lim Yang Mooi and her research assistant with their award


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