fbpx

Second Runner Up Title for Chemical Engineering Student in RCEUC 2021

The Regional Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Conference (RCEUC) is an event organised annually by undergraduate students from University of Malaya. This year, the two-day virtually conducted conference is in collaboration with Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Club (CEUC), IChemE Student Chapter and supported …

Second Runner Up Title for Chemical Engineering Student in RCEUC 2021

The Regional Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Conference (RCEUC) is an event organised annually by undergraduate students from University of Malaya. This year, the two-day virtually conducted conference is in collaboration with Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Club (CEUC), IChemE Student Chapter and supported …

Second Runner Up Title for Chemical Engineering Student in RCEUC 2021

The Regional Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Conference (RCEUC) is an event organised annually by undergraduate students from University of Malaya. This year, the two-day virtually conducted conference is in collaboration with Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Club (CEUC), IChemE Student Chapter and supported by IChemE and ChERaise. The theme of the e-conference is “Repositioning Future Chemical Engineers to Embrace the Circular Economy”. Apart from Paper Writing competition, there is also Online Presentation competition, which are both evaluated by industrial and academic experts. These competitions were participated by undergraduate students from universities around Malaysia and outside Malaysia (Philippines, Hong Kong and Thailand). In addition, there are keynote speeches and forums delivered by professionals, who shared their knowledge and experience in the Chemical Engineering field.

Led by Dr. Mahmoud Elhadi and Dr. Siti Salwa Hashim, four students, Nuralya Alyssa Azureen, Ong Jia Ling, Justin Chua Cheng Ming and Hanna Maizura participated in the Paper Writing Competition. On the other hand, two students, Nuralya Alyssa Azureen and Abdulqader Mohammed Alawi Bin Sahl competed in the Online Presentation category. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, these students, representing Swinburne’s School of Chemical Engineering and Science, worked hard to share findings from their research. By participating in these competitions, students can improve their research, writing and presentation skills, which are important as a Graduate Engineer. Moreover, these competitions also emphasise the importance of academic research in the Chemical Engineering field.

Hanna Maizura, a final semester Chemical Engineering student, submitted her Final Year Research Project supervised by Dr. Chew Jiuan Jing, titled “Adsorption Performance for 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid using Oil Palm Trunk-Derived Activated Carbon” for the Paper Writing Category and was awarded 2nd runner up. This project focused on the synthesis of an excellent adsorbent from oil palm biomass waste as an alternative to commercial activated carbon for the effective liquid phase adsorption of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, which is one of the most widely used herbicide in agricultural activities. By placing 2nd runner up, this is a significant improvement compared to last year where Swinburne Sarawak Chemical Engineering department managed to place Top 10 in the Paper Writing competition. This shows the determination of the Chemical Engineering department in continuous improvement and aiming for higher achievements.

Ms. Hanna Maizura B. Mohd. Noor