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PECIPTA’17 awards for Howard Chase and Su Shiung Lam

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International Conference and Exposition on Inventions by Institutions of Higher Learning
PECIPTA’17 awards for Howard Chase and Su Shiung Lam

Datin Paduka Ir. Dr. Siti Hamisah Tapsir (General Director of Department of Higher Education, Malaysia) and Associate Professor Dr. Su Shiung Lam

The International Conference and Exposition on Inventions by Institutions of Higher Learning (PECIPTA) is a biannual exhibition organised by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia since 2001. PECIPTA, one of the most highly accredited research exhibition in Malaysia, aims to showcase innovative products and services from Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL), and enhance networking and collaboration with industry to develop and commercialise the products. This year PECIPTA was hosted on 7–9th October 2017 with the theme of "Nurturing Entrepreneurs through Education, Industry, Technology and Social Innovation".

The inventions by Dr. Su Shiung Lam in collaboration with Professor Howard Chase were awarded 2 Gold Medals and one Special Award (Best of 8) from the 460 inventions showcased by universities from Malaysia and other countries.

Dr. Lam is currently an Associate Professor at the School of Ocean Engineering of Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT). Su Shiung Lam (also known as ‘Can Lam’) completed his PhD in this department under the supervision of Professor Howard Chase. Professor Chase was previously Head of this department and is now an Emeritus Professor.

The Pyrolysis Technology Research Group, led by Dr. Lam in conjunction with with Professor Chase, have developed an innovative technology called the "Microwave Vacuum Pyrolyzer (MVP)" that can transform biomass wastes (fruit waste, coconut husk, oil palm wastes, etc) into high quality activated carbon. The carbon product shows promise to be used for water and air purification, improving crop yield, and can potentially be used as a precursory material for pharmaceutical and medicinal products. The MVP apparatus demonstrates advantages in providing fast heating rates and short process times. The carbon product obtained from the MVP shows desirable properties compared to existing commercial carbon products. A Special Award and a Gold Medal were awarded to this invention. This promising technology is currently under further development and testing at laboratory to pilot scale with academic and industrial partners in order to optimize the technology for commercialization.

The second Gold medal was awarded to another product called "PYRO-FUEL" , which was also developed by Dr. Lam and Professor Chase. The "PYRO-FUEL" was produced by pyrolysis from biomass waste and can potentially be used as a "green" fuel. Since 2012, the Pyrolysis Technology Research Team has been concentrating on waste recovery, energy, environmental technology and engineering research. The tagline of their research team "From Innovation to Solution" highlighs the team’s drive to develop "solution" that contributes to a better environment for current and future generations. Please visit http://pyrolysis-technology.com for enquiry.

 

The Pyrolysis Technology Research Group leader and members after the award ceremony. From left: Peter Yek (PhD candidate), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lam (Group Leader), Rock Keey Liew (PhD candidate), Wan Adibah Wan Mahari (PhD candidate).

 

 

From left: Peter Yek, Professor Mazlan Abd. Ghaffar (Deputy Vice Chancellor of UMT), Professor Ir. Dr. Ahmad Jusoh (Dean of the School of Ocean Engineering), Professor Dato’ Dr. Nor Aieni Haji Mokhtar (Vice Chancellor of UMT), Datin Paduka Ir. Dr. Siti Hamisah Tapsir (General Director of Department of Higher Education, Malaysia), Associate Professor Dr. Su Shiung Lam, Rock Keey Liew and Wan Adibah Wan Mahari.

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