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Congratulations to Dr Nurul Asikin Mijan, former NANOCAT PhD student on the award received on 7th Dec 2018 from Institut Kimia Malaysia.She has been awarded the Tan Sri Ong Kee Hui Postgraduate Chemistry Award 2018. She was student under supervision of Dr. Lee Hwei Voon, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Juan Joon Ching, and Prof. Dr. Noor Saadah Abd Rahman.


Congratulations to NANOCAT student, Ms Jenny Chau Hui Foong and her team on being Champions in ASEAN Grand Challenge at the ASEAN Emerging Researchers Conference 2018 held at Sunway University, Malaysia on 3rd December 2018. She is PhD student under supervision of Ir. Dr. Lai Chin Wei and Dr. Leo Bey Fen.


Congratulations to NANOCAT Academic Staff, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Juan Joon Ching on the award received. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Juan Joon Ching has received Future Academician Award (Ahli Akademik Harapan) at the Education Ministry’s 12th National Academic Awards (Anugerah Akademik Negara ke-12) (AAN).


Congratulations to NANOCAT students, Mr. Md. Shalauddin (won 2nd prize) and Mr. Syed Tawab Syah (won 3rd prize) in Poster Competition during Research Carnival on 15-16 November 2018 at Dewan Tunku Canselor, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.


Congratulations to Ir. Dr. Lai Chin Wei on the award received, MASS Young Researcher Award 2018 by Malaysian Solid State Science & Technology Society (MASS).


Congratulations to Nadiah Ghazali, PhD student under supervision of Prof. Dr. Mohd Rafie Johan on the winning of First Prize for Olympiad Nanotechnology Malaysia (ONM) National Level 2018.


Congratulations to Dr. Nurhidayatullaili, Senior Lecturer of NANOCAT on the appointment as Fellow for the CEO@Faculty Programme 2.0 Cycle 2.


Congratulations to Pauline Phoon, student under supervision of Dr Juan Joon Ching on the winning 1st Prize in Pertandingan Projek Penyelidikan Inovasi Nanoteknologi (PIN '18), Master Category


Congratulations to Ir. Dr. Lai Chin Wei team on the winning of Silver award in International Research Innovation Invention & Solution Exposition (IRIISE2018) on 14-16 August 2018.


NANOCAT Staff Appreciation Ceremony (Majlis Penghargaan Staf NANOCAT)


Congratulations to Ir. Dr Lai Chin Wei on the successful promoted to Corporate Membership in The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia in Materials Engineering disipline on 2nd July 2018.


Congratulations to Dr. Adeeb Hayyan and his team on winning two gold medals in ITEX18 and BiiDE2018.

1- Gold Medal, Green Solvents for Advanced Up-Stream Treatment Technology of Fuel and Biofuel29th International Invention, Innovation &Technology Exhibition (ITEX 2018), held at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur on 10-12 May 2018.
2- Gold Medal, Application of Malaysian and Arabic Frankincense for detection of Non-Halal food and for Reducing Uranium Content in Food. Dewan Titiwangsa, Universiti Teknology Mara, Pahang Branch, RAUB Campus, Pahang, Malaysia. Breakthrough Invention, Innovation & Design Exhibition (BiiDE 2018), 14 May, 2018.


Congratulations to Ir Dr Lai Chin wei, Prof Dr Mohd Rafie Johan and Nur Azimah Abd Samad on the winning of Gold Award at Innovative Research, Invention & Application Exhibition 2018, Universiti Utara Malaysia on 6-7 May 2018.


Well done and congratulations to our PhD students: Miss Erfan Suryani Abd Rashid and Mr Mohd Azam Mohd Adnan for wining 2 Gold Medal at Asian Innovation Show (AIS 2018) on 27 to 29 April 2018 for project title " Functionalized nanocellulose as reinforcement additive for green nitrile glove" and " New approach on green water treatment process by sunlight drive photocatalyst" .Miss Erfan Suryani Abd Rashid also has won the special award on "Human Capital Innovation and Social Engagement


Congratulations to Ir. Dr. Lai Chin Wei, a finalist for National Young Scientist Award 2018 and won 2nd place. The giving ceremony was held at National Science Centre on 3 April 2018.


Congratulations to our lecturer, Dr Lai on the award of Professional Engineer and bring the title of Ir. Dr. Lai Chin Wei.


Congratulations goes to Dr Lee Hwei Voon and her teams on winning Gold medal and Silver medal for 8th Exposition on Islamic Innovation (i-Inova '18) on 10th-11th March 2018 at Dewan Tuanku Canselor Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), Negeri Sembilan.


Congratulations Dr Lee Hwei Voon and team on winning the Bronze Medal Malaysia Technology Exhibition (MTE 2018) award. The event was held in Putra World Trade Centre Kuala Lumpur from 22-24 February 2018 .


Pembukaan Rasmi R&D Oleon, dirasmikan oleh Dr. Dirk Packet, Oleon Innovation Director, dan disaksikan oleh Mr. James de Caluwe, Oleon Managing Director (Asia), dan Mr. Tan Kee How, Oleon Managing Director (Sales and Marekting Asia-Pacific)



Heartiest Congratulations to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Juan Joon Ching Outstanding Resercher - UM Young Resercher & UM-OLEON Corporate Partner - Research on the receiving of University of Malaya Excellence Award 2017. From left: Managing Director of OLEON; Mr James De Caluwe, Application Engineer OLEON; Mr Lai Yew Chong, NANOCAT Academic Staff; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Juan Joon Ching, and Director of UMCIC; Prof. Dr. Rofina Yasmin binti Othman.


Congratulations to Raman spectroscopy laboratory team for successfully obtaining ISO17025 (Raman spectroscopy)


Congratulations to our students on the winning in Olympiad Nanoteknologi Malaysia (ONM 2017) and Pertandingan Projek Penyelidikan Inovasi Nanoteknologi peringkat Kebangsaan (PIN 2017) peringkat Sarjana


Congratulations to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Juan Joon Ching and his team for the Bronze Award in PECIPTA 2017.


Congratulations to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Juan Joon Ching for winning the Malaysia's Research Star Award.


Congratulations to Assoc. Prof. Dr Juan Joon Ching and Dr Lai Chin Wei teams for their success in winning the silver medals in UMP TVET Exposition 2017 held in Universiti Malaysia Pahang on 19-20 September 2017. For the invention: 1) Eco-friendly Red Seaweed Pulp-based Battery & 2) TiO2-ZnO Nanorod - based Hydrogen Generator


14th International Conference and Exposition on Inventions by Institutions of Higher Learning (PECIPTA 2015) on the 4th – 6th December 2015. NANOCAT won two golds and one silver.

Young Researchers Award to Dr Lai Chin Wei 2015 from University of Malaya on 2  December 2015 at Sime Darby Convention Centre



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