MoA Signing Ceremony between UM and Yayasan Tan Sri Lee Shin Cheng

A Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) ceremony was held on August 15, 2018, between UM and Yayasan Tan Sri Lee Shin Cheng of the IOI GROUP for a collaboration to further enhance research and development in the field of sustainable palm oil plantation management.

Yayasan Tan Sri Lee Shin Cheng was represented by its Executive Director, Datin Joanne Wong Su Ching, and Biotechnology Controller of IOI, Dr. Lim Loon Lui, while UM was represented by its Vice Chancellor, Datuk Ir. (Dr.) Abdul Rahim Hashim and Acting Dean of the Faculty of Science, Professor Dr. Zanariah Abdullah.

The first phase of this effort will consist of a collaborative research on two selected projects – the development of bio-fertilizer using empty fruit bunch biochar and beneficial microbes and a study of species diversity of rats in palm oil plantations in Peninsular Malaysia and its control strategies.

UM-NTU Bilateral Symposium on Advanced Materials 2018

On August 13, 2018, a Bilateral Symposium on Advanced Materials between UM and National Taiwan University (NTU), was held at the Faculty of Science.  The delegation from NTU was led by Professor Liu Shiuh-Tzung, the Dean of College of Science, accompanied by Professor Lo Ching-Hua, the NTU Chair Professor.  The symposium was officiated by our Deputy Vice Chancellor of Research & Innovation, Professor Dr. Noorsaadah Abd Rahman.  Researchers from both institutions used the platform to share on their research findings and initiate further collaborations.  Our guests from NTU also visited some research labs at the Faculty the following day.

The 2nd Suranaree University of Technology and University of Malaya Physics Seminar (SUTUM-2)

SUTUM-2 was recently held at the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science.  The objective of the seminar was to gather Physics researchers in UM and Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand, to share on their research.  The delegation of Suranaree University of Technology was led by Professor Dr. Santi Maensri, the Vice Rector of Academic Affairs and Internationalization, accompanied by Associate Professor Dr. Sirichok Jungthawan, the Director of Center of International Affair, and Assistant Professor Dr. Worawat Meevasana, the Dean of Institute of Science.

Luncheon Talk

The second Luncheon Talk was organized on August 9, 2018, at the Faculty of Science, to gather researchers for a knowledge-sharing session during lunch break.  The speakers were Professor Jennifer Ann Harikrishna from Institute of Biological Sciences, Dr. Goh Boon Tong from the Department of Physics, and Dr. Adriana Irawati Nur Ibrahim from the Institute of Mathematical Sciences. 

EUREKA #UM2018 Winners 

On August 14 – 16, 2018, UM became the proud host of EUREKA #UM2018, which featured exhibitions involving research projects, innovations and creativity from schools and universities in Malaysia. EUREKA #UM2018 consisted of two main categories, namely the Innovative & Creative Group Convention (KIK) and the International Research Innovation, Invention Solution Exposition (i-RIISE). KIK was specifically organized for the participation of public universities, while i-RIISE was opened to all institutions including primary and secondary schools, polytechnics, community colleges, and both private and public universities.

Two researchers from the Department of Physics won awards in the i-RIISE category: Associate Professor Dr. Vengadesh Periasamy won the Diamond Award for his project entitled eProfiler S Series: Fully Electronic Sensor for Nucleic Acids and Proteins, while Professor Dr. Ramesh T. Subramaniam won the Professional Special Award in the i-RIISE Category C under the Natural Sciences theme. The Faculty of Science is also proud that Professor Dr. Phang Siew Moi from the Institute of Biological Sciences won the Excellent Professional Award in the same category.

Congratulations to all EUREKA #UM2018 winners!

Majlis Alumni Morning Tea

On August 18, 2018, the Faculty of Science organized a Morning Tea with notable alumni at the i3, iSAINS, to share with them the latest development at the Faculty of Science, as well as maintain the connection with our alumni.  The alumni who attended were Dr. Helen Nair, Datuk Dr. Amru Nasrulhaq Boyce, Professor Dr. Goh Swee Hock and Dr. Chew Ah Chuan.

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