ED Malaysia Report for Q2 2014

ED Malaysia Report for Q2 2014

by P Susthitha Menon and Badariah Bais

For the past 4 years, the IEEE ED Malaysia have been awarding the best Final Year Project (FYP) Award to micro and nanoelectronics engineering undergraduate students in local and private universities in Malaysia. Winners will receive a certificate and RM100 monetary award. So far, 3 undergraduate students have received their awards with details as follows.

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) or the National University of Malaysia held the annual Final Year Project Poster Presentation on the 21st of May 2014 at the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, UKM. The poster presentation evaluation was to determine the best project awards of the year where students were divided into 3 separate focus groups based on their degree courses i.e. Microelectronics, Computer and Communications and Electrical Engineering. The panel of judges consisted of 4 industrial experts, and 4 external academicians. Each student was given 10 minutes to showcase and present their poster/project to the judges, and answer any questions from them. The evaluation criteria includes poster design and layout (aesthetics), poster technical content, delivery of presentation (oral), results, and impact of the project work. For the Microelectronics degree program, there were a total of 15 posters presented. The “Best Project Award” was awarded to Khairul Akif Bin Mohd. Azmi with the project entitled “Fabrication and Characterization of Transparent Conductors based on Carbon Nanotube for Display Application”. He was supervised by Dr. Iskandar Yahya who is also an Associate Fellow with the Institute of Microengineering and Nanoelectronics (IMEN), UKM.


Khairul Akif presenting his FYP Poster to the judges at UKM.

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) successfully organized the Electronics and Computer Engineering Exposition (ECEX 2014) on May 19, 2014 at UTM which showcased the work of final year undergraduate students from the fields of signal processing, VLSI and microelectronics, embedded and FPGA design, and biomedical electronics. In addition, various events such as job interviews as well as career and technical talks were also available. The evaluation panel consisted of representatives from industry and lecturers from the ECE Department. The IEEE EDS Malaysia FYP Award in Microelectronics was bagged by Ms Nor Farhana Ramli with her project entitled “Fabrication of Porous Silicon for pH-based Biosensor” where she was supervised by Dr Shaharin Fadzli bin Abd Rahman.


The FYP IEEE EDS Malaysia Award being presented to Ms Nor Farhana Ramli (UTM)

On the 19th of June 2014, the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) held the poster presentation for their final year undergraduate students at the department itself. For the past few years, besides evaluation during students' Final Year Project classes, the students' were also evaluated for the best poster and project. This semester, for the first time, the IEEE EDS Malaysia Chapter awarded the best FYP in micro/nanoelectronics to Mr Abdul Azim b. Rashid for his project entitled "Investigation On The Effects Of Radiations On GaAs Solar Cell For Satellite Application" under the supervision of Dr Nurul Fadzlin bt Hasbullah.

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Mr Azam receiving his FYP IEEE EDS Malaysia Award (IIUM)