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That Dive Life: Asia Business Prize winner

Alumni from the University of Nottingham Malaysia, Shahbaaz Siamwala (BEng Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, 2015) and May Thawdar Oo (Biomedical Sciences, 2017) claimed £5,000 for Asia Business Prize category at Ingenuity18. That Dive Life believes all divers deserve a seamless booking process for their next diving escape. To help make this a reality, the team …

Researching to clean up palm oil waste

As UK frozen food retailer Iceland vows to ban palm oil from all its products, Professor Denny Ng, from the University of Nottingham Malaysia, explains why we don’t need to stop using this controversial vegetable oil if it is produced sustainably, and how his research supports this greener approach. Why is palm oil in so …

Coping with Dengue – A Stinging Experience

In this blog, our University’s Provost and CEO, Professor Graham Kendall recounts his experience of coping with Dengue.   In July 2014, I attended a conference in Beijing. It was after the second day that I began to feel flu-like symptoms and I took myself to bed for a while. I did not tell anybody …

Transforming Sustainable Oil Palm Research into Reality

A group of researchers from Centre of Sustainable Palm Oil Research (CESPOR), University of Nottingham Malaysia together with industrial partners have successfully built a working Integrated Anaerobic Aerobic Bioreactor (IAAB) system to transform palm oil mill effluent (POME) into biogas and clean water.   The system is built at an existing commercial palm oil mill treating …

L’Oréal Brandstorm 2018

The team from the University of Nottingham Malaysia comprising of Jessica Neoh Jie Qi (Chemical and Environmental Engineering), Kate Lee Chia Min (Computer Science), and Rynn Leow Chok Nam (Economics) emerged as the first runner-up from 73 participating teams in the recent L’Oréal Brandstorm 2018 Malaysia National Finals. This year, the teams were challenged to …

Ingenuity18 Boot Camp

The Ingenuity18 Boot Camp was held from 10 to 11 March 2018. This year there were 30 teams from the University of Nottingham Malaysia which comprised of 67 students and alumni who qualified for Ingenuity18. Sessions that were thought-provoking and had hands-on skill development were carried out on both days to not only inspire students but to …

Power Talk Series

The Vinod Sekhar Incubation Centre (VSIC) recently initiated and conducted Power Hour Talk series for all students, alumni and staff. According to the incubation centre, the talk series serves as a platform for CEO’s, entrepreneurs, successful start-ups and industry experts to share their knowledge, experience and expertise with the community at our University. The talks …

Universitas 21 Travel Award

Md Amirul Islam, a second year PhD student from the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Nottingham Malaysia is the recipient of the 2017/18 Universitas 21 (U21) Travel Award. Amirul is under the supervision of Professor Andy Chan and Dr Matthew Ashfold. The award of £3,000 allows Amirul to have a month-long attachment …

Science Day

On 1 February 2018, under the project “Promoting Science Using Microscopes”, the Department of Biomedical Sciences together with Biomedical Sciences Society and Rotaract Club hosted a one-day event for students from Selayang Harmony, Sunway Mentari and Manna House Learning Centre. These centres, as registered by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), provide education …

Ganoderma: A Basal Stem Rot Disease

Representing a type of mushroom, Ganoderma boninense causes basal stem rot, the most devastating disease affecting oil palm in the last 50 years. The incidences and severity of the disease are so widespread it affects almost all plantations, with some recording up to 90 percent of incidence within the first year of planting oil palm. …