LKC FES FYP poster competition

Middle row, from left: Dr Yong, Dr Lai, Prof Goi, Ir Shum, and Dr Stella with the winners and their mock cheques

The Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES) organised a Final Year Project (FYP) poster competition on 13 April 2016 at Sungai Long Campus. The competition aimed to cultivate research interest among LKC FES students.

“As a university which constantly pursues research and educational excellence, we hope this competition will further encourage students to actively conduct researchthat will prove to be valuable in their studies and future careers,” said Prof Ir Dr Goi Bok Min.

From left: Dr Stella, Dr Lai, Goh Yu Han, Chong, Tan Wen Hsiung, Wong Farng Hui, and Prof Goi

Electrical and Electronics Engineering student Chong Yih Lip won first place for hisfinancial tool that analyses electrical charges. “By categorising the raw energy data into building services, an energy demand portfolio can highlight specific building services which contribute to the total energy consumption of the building,” he said.

From left: Dr Stella, Wong Zhen Yan, Teo, Chong Lai Mun, and Prof Goi

Mechanical Engineering student Teo Yao Yi's poster showcased a hydrometallurgical process for extracting zinc from Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) dust. “Steel making industries generate 7.5million tons of EAF dust worldwide annually. The recycling of zinc from EAF dust contributes 40 percent  of the total world zinc production and offers high commercial value as a main galvanic protective coating material for steel,” he said.  

From left: Woo, Tan Kok Hoe, Loh, Michelle Lor Hui Min, Prof Goi, and Dr Stella

Electrical and Electronics Engineering student Loh Hong Khai proposed a new algorithm suited for multi-processing. “Fountain Code is a rateless erasure code where a message of k symbols transforms into encoded symbols, where n can be limitless,” he said.

Using both central processing unit (CPU) and graphics processing unit (GPU), as more threads are used in the GPU, the more the speed up increases. As the size of the data increases, GPU outperforms CPU four to ten times according to n,” he continued.

From left: Shum, Wong, Liew Shin Ying, Pow Hui Ping, and Prof Goi

Meanwhile, Wong Yen Shan's poster aimed to promote the use of traffic energy harvesters on our vehicles in light of the abolishment of fuel subsidies which has worried the public recently. “There are a few methods commonly used to harness traffic energy from vehicles such as the rack and pinion mechanism, roller mechanism, crankshaft mechanism, and piezo-generators,” she said.

The students from the Departments of Surveying, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, and Mechanical and Materials Engineering, went home with RM250, RM150, and RM100 in cash prizes, as well as certificates for their tremendous effort.

Also present were Master Jaya Engineering Sdn Bhd Founder and Group Managing Director, Ir Woo Ah Keong, Asia EHS Johnson Controls Sdn Bhd Director, Ir Shum Keng Yan, LKC FES Deputy Dean for Student Development and Industrial Training Dr Lai Soon Onn, LKC FES Deputy Dean for R&D and Postgraduate Programmes Dr Yong Thian Khok, and Chairperson of the Final Year Project Committee Assoc Prof Dr Stella Morris.

This competition was organised by the Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES).

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