1)Workshop on Effective Research Skills at the Universiti Malaya (UM)

EDS in collaboration with the Centre of Printable Electronics of University of Malaya, had conducted a workshop on Effective Research Skills on 3rd to 4th of April 2010. The aim of the workshop is to expose newly registered postgraduates with valuable skills on how to conduct research whilst gaining clarity on their research objectives. The workshop was held at The Cube at level 4 of KPPI Building in University of Malaya. 17 participants from various various universities participated in the workshop. EDS Chair Prof Ir Dr Norhayati Soin, was the main speaker for the workshop. Dr Sharifah Fatmadiana, and Dr Ma Li Ya also facilitated Prof Norhayati for the one-to-one session. With this, participants had gained insights of practical methods of structuring literature reviews, to develop an impactful research statement, to develop strong research objectives and to design a coherent research methodology. At the end of the session, there was a presentation session from participants, and from their presentations, it was apparent that the objectives of the workshop had been fulfilled as at the end of the workshop, the participants were able to produce satisfactory presentations of their respective research topics

2) Thick Film Fabrication Workshop 2019

Functional Devices Laboratory (FDL), Institute of Advanced Technology (ITMA) UPM has successfully organized a workshop on “Thick Film Fabrication Workshop 2019” on 12th and 13th December 2019 at ITMA, UPM. This workshop was co-organized by IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS) Malaysia Chapter, and Khai Lien Silk Screen Suppliers (M) Sdn. Bhd. A total of 25 participants from various faculties and institutes from UPM, UNITEN and KLSS has participated in this workshop.

 The first day of the workshop started with a hands-on session of the thick film paste preparation, starting with an introduction on the basics of thick film technology by Mrs. Intan Helina Hasan, research officer in ITMA. Later, the hands-on session was continued with demonstration on the thick film paste preparation in the laboratory. Participants were introduced to the materials needed and the method used to prepare the thick film paste, fabrication process of thick film which utilizes screen printing method, and the firing process of the thick film. The afternoon session of the workshop was continued with a talk on thick film technology applications by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Nizar Hamidon, Director of ITMA. Participants were briefed in details on how thick films are prepared, the fundamental knowledge of thick film and the applications known to be using thick film technology.

 On the second day, participants visited Khai Lien Silk Screen (M) Sdn Bhd (KLSS) headquarters in Taman Industri Selaman, Bangi to witness the process of preparing the screen needed for screen printing purpose. The participants were greeted by KLSS team led by Ms Peggy Ng, Marketing Director. Later, Mr Lucas Goh, Assistant Sales Manager, gave a brief introduction on KLSS operations and basics of stencil screen production. After morning break, participants were brought to the production area, where the production team lead by Ms Atiqa Yazid demonstrated the stencil making process. Afterwards, participants were shown the tshirt printing process and other products supplied by KLSS before heading back to ITMA for lunch break. All participants received screen printing starter kit which includes stencil screen and squeegee, and souvenirs such as tshirt and ball pen from KLSS. The afternoon session continued with hands-on session, whereby participants got to try the screen printing process themselves using their own kit and thick film paste prepared the day before.