WON SILVER AWARD AND PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD AT THE INNOVATION IN TEACHING & LEARNING COMPETITION (INTELEC2020)Mohd Farizi Bin Jamaluddin |  Faculty of Social Sciences & Liberal Arts
Congratulations to Mohd Farizi Bin Jamaluddin, Lecturer, Department of Mass Communication, UCSI University and four others from UiTM for winning Silver Award and People's Choice Award in the Virtual Reality (VR) category at the Innovation in Teaching & Learning Competition (InTeLeC2020).
Their entry was titled: "VR02 - Innovation on Malay Independence War Graveyard VR Application An Alternative for Teaching & Learning".
INVITED AS A KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FUTURISTIC TRENDS IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (ICOFTIME2020)Assistant Professor Dr Elango Natarajan |  Faculty of Engineering, Technology & Built Environment
Congratulations To Assistant Professor Dr Elango Natarajan (Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering) for being invited as a Keynote Speaker at the International Conference on Futuristic Trends in Mechanical Engineering (ICOFTIME2020) organised by PRESIDENCY UNIVERSITY, Bengaluru, India held on September 2020.
Title: Modelling of Mimic Robots and Soft Structures
UCSI ENGINEERING STAFF AWARDED IEEE SENIOR MEMBERSHIPAssistant Professor Ts Dr Lim Wei Hong and Assistant Professor Dr M.K.A. Ahamed Khan |  Faculty of Engineering, Technology & Built Environment
UCSI’s Faculty of Engineering, Technology and Built Environment Assistant Professor Ts Dr Lim Wei Hong (deputy dean) and Assistant Professor Dr M.K.A. Ahamed Khan were recently honoured with Senior Membership by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE).
According to Dr Khan, IEEE Senior Membership is an honour bestowed only to those who have made significant contributions to the profession. This award also reflects professional maturity and experience.
RECEIVES CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATION IN THE 2020 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCED MATERIALS, INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (AMISM)Dr M.K.A. Ahamed Khan |  Faculty of Engineering, Technology & Built Environment
Congratulations To Dr M.K.A. Ahamed Khan for receiving Certificates of Appreciation in the 2020 International Conference on Advanced Materials, Information Systems and Mechanical Engineering (AMISM) held on September 12-13, 2020 - Ottawa, Canada in recognition for sharing his valuable knowledge as a Keynote Speaker and Outstanding dedication and consistent honour as a Co-Chair of AMISM.
SUCCESSFULLY PUBLISHED AN IMPACTFUL ARTICLEAssistant Professor Dr Omotayo Fatokun |  Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Assistant Professor Dr Omotayo Fatokun from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences has successfully published an impactful article in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization.
The academic journal ranks as Q1 in Journal Percentile Ranking (Top 10% journal) in the field of Public, Enviromental and Occupational Health with an impact factor of 6.818 (2018), according to the ISI Web of Science ranking by Clarivate Analytics.
The article titled "Fostering local production of essential medicines in Nigeria" explains how regulatory changes are designed to increase local production of essential medicines in Nigeria, thus ensuring predictable and sustainable access to affordable and quality-assured essential medicines and strengthening the domestic pharmaceutical industry.
7TH INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIST AWARDS ON ENGINEERING, SCIENCE AND MEDICINEAssistant Professor Dr Ashok Kumar Janakiraman |  Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Organised by VDGOOD Professional Association, the virtual award ceremony took place in Coimbatore, India on 4 to 5 July 2020.
Assistant Professor Dr Ashok has more than 12 years of experience in pharmaceutical product development research, mainly in solubility enhancement for poorly soluble drugs through various approaches.
MALAYSIA TECHNOLOGY EXPO (MTE) INNOVATION AWARD 2020Assistant Professor Dr Habibur Rahman, Pearly Chia Zhi Qing, Assistant Professor Dr Ashok Kumar Janakiraman |  Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
[Left to right] Assistant Professor Dr Habibur Rahman, Pearly Chia Zhi Qing (Year 4 Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons) student) and Assistant Professor Dr Ashok Kumar Janakiraman with their award at the MTE 2020.
The 19th Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) Innovation Award 2020 was held from 20 to 22 February 2020. A team of researchers from the UCSI University’s Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences participated in the expo by exhibiting its innovation called ‘Cocoa Butter: A Healthier Alternative to Fast Melt Tablets’. The researchers for this innovation were Dr Ashok Kumar Janakiraman, Pearly Chia Zhi Qing, Dr. Shiek Abdul Kadhar Mohamed Ebrahim Habibur, Associate Professor Dr Mogana Sundari Rajagopal, and Dr. Liew Kai Bin.
UCSI WINS PLATINUM IN INSIDE 2020Salini Devi Rajendran, Assistant Professor Ts Dr Siti Norida Binti Wahab & Assistant Professor Dr Yeap Swee Pin
UCSI Lecturers Salini Devi Rajendran, Assistant Professor Ts Dr Siti Norida Binti Wahab (Department of Logistics Management, Faculty of Business Management) and Assistant Professor Dr Yeap Swee Pin (Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Faculty of Engineering) emerged as Platinum winners in the recent InSIDE 2020. This competition was organised by University of Malaya with the core purpose of sharing the creativity, innovation or design in the educational system.
Salini, Siti Norida and Yeap won the award by presenting their innovation in teaching Logistics courses. They incorporated interest-based assignments to replace the conventional paper-based assessment. In particular, in the course named ‘Issues in Logistics Industry’, students are required to participate in an innovative challenge whereby they need to innovate a variety of physical devices that would be useful in the field of Logistics.
OUTSTANDING RESEARCHER AWARDShahrizal Jelani |  Faculty of Engineering, Technology and Built Environment
Congratulations to Shahrizal Jelani from Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department for receiving the Outstanding Researcher Award at the International Conference on Engineering and Computing 2020 (ICEEComp2020).
ELECTED A MEMBER OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERSassistant Professor Ir Dr Kanesan Muthusamy |  Faculty of Engineering, Technology & Built Environment
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Ir Dr Kanesan Muthusamy from the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering for being elected a member of The Institution of Mechanical Engineers and for being awarded the Chartered Engineer status under the Engineering Council, UK through The Institution of Mechanical Engineers.