Gold in ITEX 2017

A team of eight researchers from UTAR’s Faculty of Engineering and Green Technology (FEGT) and Faculty of Science (FSc); and other local and overseas collaborative institutions, namely Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP) Malaysia, Heriot-Watt University of Dubai, and the Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research won gold in the 28th International Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX) 2017 held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from 11 to 13 May 2017.

The UTAR team comprised of team leader FEGT Deputy Dean for Academic Development and Undergraduate Programmes Ir Dr Ng Choon Aun, UTAR Faculty of Science Lecturer Dr Chee Swee Yong, FEGT Master of Engineering Science students Humayun Nadeem, S. Suubitaa and Teoh Wei Ping. The team also comprised of three external researchers, namely the Principal Investigator Dr Noor Zainab Habib from Heriot-Watt University of Dubai, Dr Salah Elias Zoorob from Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research and Dr Zahiraniza Mustaffa from UTP. They submitted their invention titled “Environmental Friendly Roofing Tiles” and won a gold prize.

Dr Ng (far right) receiving the gold award from Datuk Abu Bakar; while (from left) Myocho Kan and Tan Sri Ong look on