UTAR wins Gold Award at PECIPTA 2019


From left: Dr Wong, Prof Lim and Alvey Hau after the award ceremony

Three academics and a PhD student from the UTAR Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES), namely Prof Ir Dr Lim Yun Seng, Dr Ir Wong Jianhui, Dr Chua Kein Huat and Alvey Hau Lee Cheun won Gold Award at the International Conference and Exposition on Inventions by Institutions of Higher Learning 2019 (PECIPTA 2019). The event was organised by the Ministry of Education Malaysia together with its partner institution Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) from 22 to 23 September 2019 at Dewan Sultan Ibrahim of UTHM.  

The award was presented by Director General Ministry of Education Malaysia (Higher Education) YBhg Datin Paduka Ir Dr Siti Hamisah binti Tapsir. The team brought home a certificate and a medal.

The team’s winning entry was titled “Novel Controller for Grid-Integrated Energy Storage for Maximum Demand Reductions and Frequency Control on Power Grid under High Photovoltaic Systems”. There were four categories altogether, namely Fundamental, Innovation, Commercialisation and STEM Young Inventor. The team participated under the Innovation category. The event saw over 500 research products and innovation from public and private institutions of higher learning, industry, government and private agencies.

Themed ‘Innovation Beyond Imagination’, PECIPTA 2019 aimed to bring various types of technologies, inventions and innovations beyond expectation for the benefit of mankind locally and globally. It also aimed to enhance networking and collaboration among participants, industries, agencies and other potential players to further explore, improvise and ensure the technologies developed can be transferred to industries and communities.

Certificate of the award


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