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UPM clinches six gold medals at ITEX 2020

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 21: Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) has clinched six gold, two silver and two bronze medals at the 31st International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition 2020 (ITEX 2020), thus recording 100 per cent winning for medals.

ITEX 2020 received more than 500 entries from 15 countries and was held online from  November 20 to 21. It was officiated by the Higher Education Minister, Datuk Seri Dr. Noraini Ahmad.

 

ITEX is the first research and development (R&D) competition held entirely online, and the judging was based on video technology submitted.

UPM sent ten entries to ITEX 2020 which was also attended by universities, research agencies, higher education institutions, government agencies, companies and schools locally and abroad.

Prof. Dr. Robiah Yunus (Faculty of Engineering) won two gold medals for technology related to the oil palm industry, while the other gold medal winners were Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. Thariq Hameed Sultan (Faculty of Engineering), Ts. Dr. Mohd Shahrizal Dolah (Faculty of Design and Architecture), Dr. Ahmad Haniff Jaafar (Faculty of Food Science and Technology) and Dr. Latifah Omar (UPM Bintulu Campus).

The following is a list of medal winners from UPM:

Gold Medals

  1. Prof. Dr. Robiah Yunus (Faculty of Engineering), ROTADISC - Mesocarp And Drupe Nuts Separator For Sustainable Oil Recovery.

 

  1. Prof. Dr. Robiah Yunus (Faculty of Engineering), Vacuum Assisted Palm Oil Clarifier.

 

  1. Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. Thariq Hameed Sultan (Faculty of Engineering), Pineapple Leaves Fiber Extraction Blade for Extractor Machine.
  2. Ts. Dr. Mohd Shahrizal Dolah (Faculty of Design and Architecture), MagKlik© - Self Align Magnetic Bicycle Pedal System.

 

  1. Dr. Ahmad Haniff Jaafar (Faculty of Food Science and Technology), Antioxidant-rich Cosmos Powder: A Promising Adjuvant Therapy for Diabetes.
  2. Prof. Dr. Osumanu Haruna (UPM Bintulu Campus), Organic Amendment: A Promising Approach for High Crop Yield and Soil Health Restoration.

Silver Medals

  1. Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. Thariq Hameed Sultan (Faculty of Engineering), Putra UAV: Novel Bio-Degradable Natural Fiber Composite Material for UAV Body.

 

  1. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zetty Norhana Balia Yusof (Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences), Vector VCP_OMPK_ZA1 and Vector VCP_OMPK_ZA2 for genetically modifying Nannochloropsis sp. as a vaccine delivery system.

Bronze Medals

  1. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Siti Salwa Abd Gani (Faculty of Agriculture), Date palm seed coffee, a high performance-enhancing beverage.

 

  1. Dr. Norhayu Asib (Faculty of Agriculture), Composition for suppressing pest infestation. -- UPM

 

 

Date of Input: 29/11/2020 | Updated: 29/11/2020 | hairul_nizam

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