Thursday, 3 January 2008

UTP Wins Four Gold Awards In Innova Eureka Exhibition

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 7 (Bernama) -- Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) won a total of four gold, four silver and one bronze medals in the Innova Eureka Exhibition through its eight research projects submitted in a recent exhibition held in Brussels.

This was the university's first participation in the Innova Eureka Exhibition, UTP said in a statement, adding that it was among the 11 Malaysian universities that took part in the exhibition on Nov 22-25.

Prof. P.A. Venkatachalam won two gold medals for Telehealthcare: Efficient Medical Compression Scheme and Moving Vehicle Safety Controller inventions.

Mohd Tazli Azizan won gold for his works on biodiesel production Malaysian's rubber seeds: in-situ transesterification and silver for bioalcohol synthesis from palm-based material.

Assoc Prof Dr Shamsul Rahman M. Kutty won gold and silver for his works on heavy metals removal using GWS (ground water sludge) and recycled sludge coagulants respectively.

Two silver medals were awarded to Dr Vijanth Sagayan Asirvadam for his inventions on analyzing ECG (Cardiac Signal) using 2D-grayscale while a bronze medal went to Mohd Fakhizan Romlie for his effort in coming up with motorcycle parking security system.

All the winners are lecturers from UTP.

About 600 inventions from more than 30 countries were entered for the prestigious exhibition. The merit-based competition offers rewards in terms of medals, certificates and prizes for the winners.

The 56th edition of the competition, which makes it one of the oldest invention competitions in the world, attracted participants from 83 companies, 30 universities and research institutions from countries including Belgium, USA, Poland Croatia, Romania, Russia, Spain, Algeria, France and Malaysia.

UTP hoped that this exhibition would strengthen its capital development in Research and Development (R&D) and help it be recognised internationally as a partner for industries and a respected member of the scientific community, the statement said.


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