UTAR deepens partnership with ISSES through MoA signing

Dr Yong (top row, far left), Dr Chen (second row, far left), Prof Dato’ Ewe (second row, centre), Kan (second row, second from right), Dr Mun (second row, far right), Dr Kwan (bottom row, far left), Dr Lai (bottom row, second from left) and Sam (bottom row, second from right) with UTAR and ISESS staff

UTAR reinforced its partnership with Industrial System Supply and Engineering Services Sdn Bhd (ISSES) through the signing of a memorandum of agreement (MoA) on 24 March 2023 via Zoom.

The partnership between the two parties started with the signing of memorandum of understanding (MoU) in January 2022. The MoU sought to promote academic and research cooperation in relation to energy efficient improvement on rubber glove drying oven system. Through the MoA signing, both parties will take on a new project, which is to research and develop a smart household electrical measurement gadget. The gadget will be able to measure or classify the power of different individual loads that are connected to a particular Miniature Circuit Breaker (MCB).

In his remarks, UTAR President Ir Prof Dato’ Dr Ewe Hong Tat said, “It is truly a privilege for UTAR to be able to extend an agreement with ISSES. The smart household electrical measurement gadget has the potential to improve energy efficiency, reduce waste and promote a more sustainable way of living. Apart from that, both parties will also work together in areas such as research and development; sharing of expertise; postgraduate research and development and undergraduate learning activities; and sharing of resources, facilities, equipment and supplies.”

Prof Dato’ Ewe elucidating the purpose of further collaboration

ISSES Managing Director Sam Sir Yong expressed his delight towards a more in-depth collaboration with UTAR, saying, “It is a pleasure to be able to work with UTAR again. The main focus of ISSES is to help the industry to save energy. Our mother earth is facing big problems such as climate change and increased carbon footprint. Therefore, saving energy is not a choice, but a responsibility of everyone. I am looking forward to a very fruitful project with UTAR in the near future.”

Sam conveying his joy for a more energy-efficient future with everyone’s efforts

Also present at the virtual signing ceremony were ISSES Business Development Manager Kan Kam Hon, UTAR Institute of Postgraduate Studies and Research Director Assoc Prof Dr Yong Thian Khok, Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES) Deputy Dean for Research and Development and Postgraduate Programmes Assoc Prof Ir Dr Ling Lloyd, LKC FES academics Ir Dr Mun Hou Kit and Ir Dr Kwan Ban Hoe; Division of Community and International Networking (DCInterNet) Director Assoc Prof Dr Lai Soon Onn and DCInterNet Deputy Director Dr Chen, I-Chi.

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