USM's Success at 2005 IPTA Research Exposition

USM bagged 8 gold medals, 6 silver medals and 2 bronze medals as well as 2 special jury awards namely the Special Award for ICT and the Special Award for Best Joint Venture.


94.4% of the 17 research products from USM exhibited at the 2005 IPTA Research Exposition bagged various prizes at the event. The Exposition was held at the Putra World Trade Centre for three days from 30th September 2005. The success is testimony to the close ties that exist between USM and industry as well as with other research institutions.

USM bagged 8 gold medals, 6 silver medals and 2 bronze medals as well as 2 special jury awards namely the Special Award for ICT and the Special Award for Best Joint Venture.

The USM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato’ Dzulkifli bin Abdul Razak received the propitious news while participating in the UM-USM Rowing Regatta at Putrajaya Lake today."I am indeed grateful and happy and wish to congratulate all the winners," the Vice Chancellor said.

He added that, this was further testimony of USM's excellence.Although the number of participants entered were few compared to that from other public institutions of higher learning (IPTA),almost all received due recognition.

He said that the University was proud of this achievement and hoped that it would serve as a source of motivation for further success in future as a continuum of efforts undertaken thus far.

Meanwhile, the Director of the Molecular Research Institute, Prof. Asma Ismail opined that this victory has indeed highlighted USM's achievements especially in the realisation of its cooperation with other universities as well as the success of university-industry linkages.

She cited the example of the success of her joint research, entitled Campy DNA, with UKM researchers and the HTRP research by Dr Ridzuan Zakaria who collaborated with MINT as fruits of such collaborations.

She added that,the success and recognition accorded via the special jury awards presented to Assoc. Prof. Sureswaran Ramadass for his research entitled Multimedia Conferencing System Version 5.0 (MCSv5.0) which garnered the Special Award for Best Joint Venture and to Assoc. Prof. Lim Chee Peng for his research entitled BioType: A Typing Biometrics Authentication System which captured the Special Award for ICT proves that USM has forged ahead in meaningfully actualizing its links with industry.

The products that won Gold Medals were:
1)A Novel Catalyst for the Removal of Volatile Organic Compound Pollutants (VOCs) in Air Stream oleh Dr. Ahmad Zuhairi Abdullah ([email protected])
2)Campy DNA oleh Prof. Asma Ismail ([email protected])
3)Benchtop Airlift Plant Propagation Culture Vesssel oleh Prof. Madya Chan Lai Keng ([email protected])
4)Mosquito – Indigenious Unmanned Aerial Vehicle oleh Illya Mohd. Yusof ([email protected])
5)Biodegradable Polymer with Superior Properties from Palm Kernel Oil oleh Dr. K. Sudesh ([email protected])
6)BioType: A Typing Biometrics Authentication System oleh Prof. Madya Lim Chee Peng ([email protected])
7)Online Worm Monitor oleh Dr. Rahmat Budiarto ([email protected])
8)Multimedia Conferencing System Version 5.0 (MCSv5.0) oleh Prof. Madya Sureswaran Ramadass ([email protected])

Silver Medal:
1)Locally Produeced Dental Sponge as Haemostatic Agent oleh Prof. Rani Samsuddin ([email protected])
2)Vanadium Oxide Nanotubes oleh Prof. Madya Azizan Aziz ([email protected])
3)An Innovative Sensor Pellet for Hybrid CO/Fire Detector oleh Dr. Mohamad Zailani Abu Bakar ([email protected])
4)High Temperature Recirculating Pump (HTRP) oleh Dr. Ridzuan Zakaria ([email protected])
5)EcoPalm CMC™- An Anionic Water-Solubale Biopolymer from Oil Palm Biomass oleh Prof. Wan Rosli Wan Daud ([email protected])
6)Metabolite Fingerprint Profiling for CID™ of Phytomedicine or Nutraceutical Products oleh Prof. Zhari Ismail ([email protected])

Bronze Medal:
1)Ceraplant – Development of Ceramic Hydroxyapatite from Natural Bone for Medical Use oleh Dr. Suzina Sheikh Ab. Hamed
2)Spot Electropplater for Lead Frame (SPEL) oleh Dr. Norashid Aziz ([email protected])

Published: 14 Oct 2005

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