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Cendekia Bitara 2013

Cendekia Bitara 2013, which an event to show recognition and appreciation to UMP researchers, was held at the Zenith Hotel in Kuantan on Monday, 5th May 2014. During this event, the University Academic Award/ Anugerah Akademik Universiti (AAU) was also presented. The event was graced by the presence of the Chief Minister or Menteri Besar of Pahang, Yang Amat Berhormat Dato’ Sri Diraja Dr. Haji Adnan Bin Haji Yaakob and UMP top management, namely, the Vice-Chancellor, Yang Hormat Professor Dato’ Dr. Daing Nasir Bin Daing Ibrahim, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic & International), Yang Hormat Professor Dato’ Dr. Mortaza Bin Mohamed, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation), Professor Dr. Mashitah Binti Mohd Yusoff, Chairman and Members of the UMP Board of Directors.

The theme of this year’s Cendekia Bitara is Fire in the Blaze of Glory which symbolizes the soaring success achieved by UMP not only in the academic world but also in the world of research.

During this annual event, FKEE researchers led by Madam Rosyati Binti Hamid who had won the Gold Award at the British Invention Show (BIS), UK with her research entitled, “Automatic Sputum Quality Testing” bagged the Cendekia Bitara Award for the category of research product. This was followed by two journal article publications by a group of FKEE researchers led by Dr. Mohd Rusllim Mohamed entitled, “Electrical Circuit Model of Vanadium Redox Flow Battery Using Extended Kalman Filter (Journal of Power Sources)” and Dr. Mohd Herwan Sulaiman with his research entitled, “Appraising the Viability of Wind Energy Conversion System in the Peninsular Malaysia (Energy Conversion and Management)” which won the Cendekia Bitara Award for the category of Journal Publication. The evening also witnessed Dr. Mohd Rusllim as the recipient of the University Academic Award/ Anugerah Akademik Universiti (AAU) for the Engineering category.

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It is hoped that with the organization of this event and the awards received by researchers would be a catalyst and a motivation for all FKEE lecturers and researchers to produce quality research products and also high-impact publications not only for the benefit of FKEE and UMP but also for the development of the society.

Writing by: Dr Mohd Herwan Sulaiman