Date: 6 December 2015

The International Conference and Exposition on Inventions by Institutions of Higher Learning (PECIPTA 2015) was held at KLCC from 4 to 6 December 2015. The event was themed “Innovating Today for Tomorrow”. UTAR’s research products were showcased at the Entrepreneurship and Industrial Management Cluster, ICT and Multimedia Cluster, and Manufacturing Technologies Cluster.

The purposes of this event were to bring together the innovative research, development, and commercialisation initiatives; promote the latest university-industry products; and create new knowledge and networking opportunities.

The event saw the presence of Minister of Higher Education YB Dato' Seri Idris Jusoh, Deputy Minister of Higher Education YB Datuk Mary Yap Kain Ching, Director General of Higher Education Prof Dato’ Dr Asma Ismail, and representatives from different universities.

Dr Chin (right) with his research asisstant
Dr Chin (right) with his research assistant

The cluster booths of the day included Education and Human Development; Art, Design and Creativity; Entrepreneurship and Industrial Management; Agriculture, Aquaculture and Environment; Biotechnology, Life Science and Pure Sciences; Health, Wellness and Wellbeing; Information Communication Technology and Multimedia; and Manufacturing Technologies and Disaster Management.

From left: Dr Low and Prof Goi
From left: Dr Low and Prof Goi

All the UTAR participants were from the Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES). Those who participated in the Entrepreneurship and Industrial Management Cluster were Ir Dr Low Kaw Sai and Dr Tioh Ngee Heng. Meanwhile, Prof Ir Dr Goi Bok Min and his team took part in the ICT and Multimedia Cluster. Lastly, Dr Chin Siew Kian and his research assistant represented in the Manufacturing Technologies Cluster.

Prof Goi and his team won a silver medal for the project titled “Bio-Crypto Authentication Solution”. Besides, Dr Low and Dr Tioh also bagged a silver medal with their project titled “Amphibious Bamboo/Lightweight-Concrete Infill Buoyant System to Support Heavy Constructions over Thick Soft Subsoil for Terrestrial Use as well as under and above Water as a Floating Platform for Waterborne Application”.

Prof Goi (second from right) with his team
Prof Goi (second from right) with his team