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    Production of Biodiesel from Industrial Fish Processing Waste FTK


    Properties of low-density polyethylene/natural rubber/water hyacinth fiber composites: the effect of alkaline treatment

    Authors and affiliations
    S. J. Tan
    A. G. Supri

    1.Faculty of Engineering TechnologyUniversiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP)KangarMalaysia
    2.Center of Excellence Geopolymer and Green Technology, School of Materials EngineeringUniversiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP)KangarMalaysia


    The effect of alkaline treatment on the properties of low-density polyethylene/natural rubber/water hyacinth fiber (LDPE/NR/WHF) composites was studied. LDPE/NR/WHF and LDPE/NR/WHFNaOH composites were prepared using a Brabender Plasticorder. The LDPE/NR/WHFNaOH composites showed higher tensile strength, Young’s modulus, and melting temperature (Tm) but lower molar sorption and interparticle spacing (d) than did the LDPE/NR/WHF composites. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) results confirmed that alkaline treatment removed hemicellulose and lignin in WHF, as evidenced by the disappearance of the absorption bands at 1732.79 and 1250.91 cm−1. The LDPE/NR/WHFNaOH composites demonstrated less thermal stability and rougher surface after alkaline treatment.

    Design of multiple-layer microwave absorbing structure based on rice husk and carbon nanotubes

    Authors and affiliations
    Lee Yeng Seng
    F. H. Wee
    H. A. Rahim
    Mohamed Fareq Abdul Malek
    Y. K. You
    Z. Liyana
    A. A. M. Ezanuddin

    1.Department of Electronic Engineering Technology, Faculty of Engineering Technology Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP)Ara uMalaysia
    2.School of Computer and Communication Engineering Univerisiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP)Arau Malaysia
    3.Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOW)Dubai United Arab Emirates
    4.Radio Communication Engineering Department (RaCED), Faculty of Electrical Engineering Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Skudai Malaysia

    This paper presents a multiple-layered microwave absorber using rice husk and carbon nanotube composite. The dielectric properties of each layer composite were measured and analysed. The different layer of microwave absorber enables to control the microwave absorption performance. The microwave absorption performances are demonstrated through measurements of reflectivity over the frequency range 2–18 GHz. An improvement of microwave absorption <−20 dB is observed with respect to a high lossy composite placed at bottom layer of multiple layers. Reflectivity evaluations indicate that the composites display a great potential application as wideband electromagnetic wave absorbers. References 1. Y.S.Y. Lee, M.M.F.B.A. Malek, E.M.E.E.M. Cheng, W.W. Liu, K.Y. You, M.N. Iqbal, F.H. Wee, S.F. Khor, L. Zahid, M.F.B. Haji Abd Malek, Experimental determination of the performance of rice husk-carbon nanotube composites for absorbing microwave signals in the frequency range of 12.4–18 GHz. 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    Hybrid graphene–copper UWB array sensor for brain tumor detection via scattering parameters in microwave detection system

    Mohd Aminudin Jamlos
    Abdul Hafiizh Ismail
    Mohd Faizal Jamlos
    Adam Narbudowicz

    Authors and affiliations
    1.Electronics Department, Faculty Technology of Engineering (FTK)Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP)Padang Besar Malaysia
    2.Advanced Communication Engineering Centre (ACE), School of Computer and Communication Engineering Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP)Kangar Malaysia
    3.Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP)Pekan Malaysia
    4.Institute of High Frequency Technology RWTH Aachen University Aachen Germany
    5.Dublin Institute of Technology Dublin 8Ireland

    Hybrid graphene–copper ultra-wideband array sensor applied to microwave imaging technique is successfully used in detecting and visualizing tumor inside human brain. The sensor made of graphene coated film for the patch while copper for both the transmission line and parasitic element. The hybrid sensor performance is better than fully copper sensor. Hybrid sensor recorded wider bandwidth of 2.0–10.1 GHz compared with fully copper sensor operated from 2.5 to 10.1 GHz. Higher gain of 3.8–8.5 dB is presented by hybrid sensor, while fully copper sensor stated lower gain ranging from 2.6 to 6.7 dB. Both sensors recorded excellent total efficiency averaged at 97 and 94%, respectively. The sensor used for both transmits equivalent signal and receives backscattering signal from stratified human head model in detecting tumor. Difference in the data of the scattering parameters recorded from the head model with presence and absence of tumor is used as the main data to be further processed in confocal microwave imaging algorithm in generating image. MATLAB software is utilized to analyze S-parameter signals obtained from measurement. Tumor presence is indicated by lower S-parameter values compared to higher values recorded by tumor absence.

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    Kejohanan Futsal Piala Dekan FTK 2016


    26 Mac 2016
    D’Futsal,Batu 2.

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    bagi pihak Fakulti Teknologi Kejuruteraan, mengucapkan setinggi-tinggi penghargaan dan terima kasih di atas komitmen dan sokongan padu semua Staf FTK yang terlibat secara langsung mahupun tidak langsung dalam menjayakan KEJOHANAN FUTSAL TERTUTUP PIALA DEKAN FAKULTI TEKNOLOGI KEJURUTERAAN 2016 yang berlansung di D’Futsal Center Batu 2, Jln Kaki Bukit, Perlis pada 26 Mac 2016. Jutaan penghargaan dan terima kasih yang tidak terhingga atas keringat dan sumbang bakti yang telah dicurahkan demi memastikan kejayaan dan kelancaran program tersebut. Adalah diharapkan agar kerjasama seumpama ini dapat dikekalkan dan diteruskan di masa-masa akan datang.

    UniMAP First Public University To Have 1.0MW Solar Panels

    Arau, 10 February –  Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) became the first public university (UA) in Malaysia to receive a tariff quota for the installation of solar panels with the capacity of 1.0 megawatts on one of its buildings at the Pauh Putra permanent campus.

    UniMAP Vice Chancellor Brig. Jen. Datuk Prof. Emeritus Dr. Kamarudin Hussin said that the project which was carried out with the cooperation of  GetSol Sdn. Bhd. (GetSol) is extremely meaningful for him personally and for UniMAP in general after undergoing several long procedures.

    He said that with this installation, energy produced will be collected and sold to Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) via the Feed In Tariff concept and becomes part of the UniMAP initiative to generate its own revenue in line with the wishes of the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education (KPT).

    Besides that, he explained that the solar panel installation will create opportunities for students to explore renewable energy technology and for practical learning methods.

    “We have experienced many ups and downs in our efforts to make UniMAP be the first UA to have this quota, which was given on 12 March last year, and today the installation of the panels are 80 percent complete.

    “This will also be my final project as UniMAP Vice Chancellor which ends today,” he said in his speech at the Solar Panel Pre-launch Ceremony at the Univation Building here today.

    Also present was GetSol Executive Officer Todd Morath, GetSol Managing Director Dr. Gabriel Peter Salgo, UniMAP Holdings Sdn. Bhd. Chief Executive Officer Baharuddin Abdul Majid and UniMAP Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic and International Datuk Prof. Dr. Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal.

    This solar panel installation is a UniMAP initiative to generate income by leasing the site (building rooftop) for 21 years with a supplemental maintenance contract given to UniMAP Holdings.

    According to Dr. Kamarudin, GetSol has allocated a solar technology system for academic and research purposes which will allow UniMAP to offer hands-on training courses and certificates with the cooperation of CIDB for the Certified Solar Installer and Solar Maintenance programmes.

    This will indirectly create opportunities to UniMAP to be a Centre for Excellence for Renewable Energy (CERE) to showcase the project site to visitors and the industries in the initiative to introduce UniMAP‘s Pauh Putra Campus as an Environmental Campus.

    UniMAP and GetSol are also devising on how to acquire a higher tariff quota in the future,” he said.

    Meanwhile, Dr. Salgo said that UniMAP was chosen because of its initiatives and the earnestness of its Vice Chancellor to practice a green campus at UniMAP and an active involvement since the beginning of the discussions.

    FTK johan Pertandingan Nasyid Antara Jabatan (UniMAP) 2015

    Al-Andalus Pertahan Kejuaraan Nasyid Antara Jabatan UniMAP 2015

    KANGAR:  9 Julai – Kumpulan Al-Andalus dari Fakulti Teknologi dan Kejuruteraan (FTK) dinobatkan sebagai  johan Pertandingan Nasyid Antara Jabatan Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) 2015 sekaligus mempertahankan kejuaraan yang diraihnya tahun lalu.

    Kumpulan tersebut yang membawakan  lagu Al-Insan meraih wang tunai berjumlah RM1,000 hamper dan piala pusingan.  Nasyid-UniMAP6

    Naib  johan diraih kumpulan An-Nisa’29 dari UniMAP Holdings yang membuat penampilan sulung tahun ini melalui lagu Khabaran Rasulullah manakala tempat ketiga dimenangi kumpulan Kilauan Dinar dari Jabatan Bendahari yang membawakan lagu Citra Ramadhan.

    Tempat kedua membawa pulang wang tunai RM 700 dan hamper manakala pemenang tempat ketiga menerima hadiah wang tunai RM500 dan hamper.

    Hadiah disampaikan Naib Canselor UniMAP, Brig. Jen. Datuk Prof. Dr. Kamarudin Hussin. Turut hadir, Dekan Pusat Pengajian Kejuruteraan (PPK) Bahan, Dr. Khairel Rafizi Ahmad dan Pengarah Pusat IslamUniMAP, Hassan Arshad yang merupakan penganjur bersama Pertandingan Nasyid Antara JabatanUniversiti Malaysia Perlis 2015.

    Dalam ucapannya, Datuk Kamarudin berkata, umat Islam sewajarnya merebut ganjaran keistimewaan bulan Ramadhan yang tidak termaktub kepada amalan solat sunat terawih, bertadarus, bertasbih, bertahmid sebaliknya perkara-perkara sunat lain yang apabila dilakukan turut menjanjikan pahala yang berganda.

    “Mengesakan Allah bukan sahaja tercakup kepada amalan spiritual, namun melaung-laungkan dan memuji nama serta kebesaran Allah seperti bernasyid dan berselawat juga amat digalakkan.

    “Selain dari itu, pertandingan yang diadakan di bulan ini juga memberi seribu satu manfaat secara tersirat kepada kita semua dan saya percaya setiap antara anda di setiap jabatan yang memasuki pertandingan ini pasti akan berbincang, bermesyuwarah dan seterusnya mencapai kata sepakat untuk memilih lagu yang sesuai untuk dipertandingkan,” katanya.

    Sementara itu, bagi kategori Persembahan terbaik dimenangi kumpulan Innovoice dari Pusat Pengajian Inovatif Perniagaan dan Teknousahawan dan membawa pulang wang tunai sebanyak RM 300, manakala persembahan vokal terbaik dimenangi Zambri Ibrahim dari kumpulan Baitul Talamiz (Kolej Kediaman)serta meraih wang tunai RM200.

    Di penghujung majlis yang sama turut diadakan majlis penyampaian sumbangan kepada staf Jabatan Keselamatan yang terpaksa bertugas di pagi 1 Syawal.  Sumbangan tersebut bagi menghargai jasa dan pengorbanan yang mereka lakukan dalam memastikan premis UniMAP sentiasa dalam keadaan selamat dan terkawal.

    FeTech UniMAP Distributes Over 10,000 Packages Of Bubur Lambuk

    In conjunction with the blessings of the month of Ramadhan Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) through the UniMAP Islamic Centre produced over 10,000 packs of bubur lambuk to be distributed in three phases beginning today.

    UniMAP Vice Chancellor Datuk Prof. Dr. Kamarudin Hussin said that the first phase of distribution will go to the Hospital Tuanku occupants, followed by seven welfare homes, retirement homes and orphanages on 30 June. The final phase (6 July) will see distribution to students in four religious boarding schools in Perlis.

    He explained that what made this special was that the distributed bubur lambuk was cooked by UniMAP staff members themselves in a scheduled rotation, from preparation of ingredients to packaging.

    “The distribution of the bubur lambuk is part of the University Social Responsibility (USR) which had become tradition from when UniMAP was known as Kolej Universiti Kejuruteraan Utara Malaysia (KUKUM).

    “This time, the Faculty of Engineering Technology (FTK), the School of Human Development & Technocommunication (iKOM) and the Library Department had been awarded the responsibility of heading the communal activity, aided by employees of the UniMAP Islamic Centre and Security Department,” he said in a statement here today.


    Besides making and distributing the bubur lambuk UniMAP has also organised 22 other programmes specially to celebrate the month of Ramadhan, including Tilawah Al-Quran,Tadarus Al-Quran, Inter-Departmental Nasyid Competition, Friday Prayers with the Perlis Community and donations to flood victims.

    Meanwhile the Dean of FTK Prof. Madya Dr. Che Mohd. Ruzaidi Ghazali said that 10 bubur lambuk pots were used for cooking today, involving 80 workers consisting of FTK’s administrative and academic staff.


    “We are proud to be able to successfully run USR activities such as this specifically to prepare moderate dishes for breaking of fast to those in need. Besides that, these activities are great platforms to strengthen fellowship between  FTK administrative and academic personnel,” he disclosed.

    UniMAP Uniciti Alam Campus at Sungai Chuchuh Welcomes 350 Diploma Students

    Padang Besar, 1 June – 350 new students registered today at the UniMAP Sungai Chuchuh Uniciti Alam Campus to embark on Diploma learning programmes at Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) for the 2015/2016 Academic Session.

    Vice Chancellor Datuk Prof. Dr. Kamarudin Hussin said that the registration for six diploma programmes that were opened by UniMAP were the Diplomas of Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering, Microelectronic Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering and Metallurgical Engineering.

    He said that UniMAP has allocated 480 places for Diploma students and the number would increase from the 350 that had registered today after accounting for the second intake at the middle of the month.

    “Registration this year is very encouraging and I am confident that the Diploma Programme Coordination Unit (UPPD) will achieve the quota of 480 students registered this year.

    “Students who register today are the first batch of Diploma students to be placed in the Sungai Chuchuh Uniciti Alam Campus as part of UniMAP’s new initiative to ensure all Diploma students would be able to go to lectures and laboratories at a common location,” he explained in a statement here today.

    Previously, Uniciti Alam Campus had only housed students of the 15 learning programmes offered by the Faculty of Engineering Technology (FTK).

    According to Dr. Kamarudin, the students registered today also included the 40 who were inducted via the “Jom Masuk UniMAP” programme that was carried out last April.

    He clarified that through this programme, UniMAP had offered places to students from low-income families with income below RM 3,000 based on their examination results.

    He explained that UniMAP’s efforts are part of its inititative to uphold the government’s desire to strengthen human capital in order to create a high income and highly skilled society.

    “The government hopes that the long term investment through this special UniMAP intake would be able to produce quality human capital to aid in national development into achieving Wawasas 2020.

    “In this regard, UniMAP’s initiative is real evidence that financial difficulty is no longer an issue that would dissuade underprivileged students especially from rural areas from getting an education at universities,” he said.

    Dr. Kamarudin implores parents to continue to increase passion and motivate their children in pursuing their new lives at UniMAP.

    “I feel certain that if parents were directly involved in the counseling, reprimanding and guiding their children whom they have allowed us to care for for the next three years, our wishes to mould these students as perfect human capital who could contribute to the Industrial Competitiveness and Development Agenda, would be implemented more realistically,” he said.

    MPKK UniMAP Tingkat Kesedaran Penunggang Motosikal

    ARAU, 14  Mei – Kadar kemalangan maut yang melibatkan remaja terutama pelajar Universiti Awam ternyata berada di tahap yang amat membimbangkan.

    Atas kesedaran itu, Majlis Perwakilan Kolej Kediaman (MPKK) Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) dengan kerjasama Jabatan Keselamatan Jalan Raya Perlis (JKJR) dengan kerjasama UA Motor Kangar telah menganjurkan Program Keselamatan Jalan Raya dan Penyelenggaraan Motorsikal “Jom Balik Kampung”.

    Naib Canselor UniMAP, Briged.Jen. Datuk Prof. Dr. Kamarudin Hussin berkata, program itu bertujuan bagi memberi pendedahan kepada para pelajar dalam mengendalikan penyelenggaraan motosikal secara sistematik dan efisien supaya selamat digunakan semasa berada di jalan raya.

    “Seperti yang kita sedia maklum, penunggang motosikal merupakan antara yang paling berisiko terlibat dalam kemalangan maut.

    “Oleh itu, mereka haruslah menitikberatkan ciri-ciri keselamatan seperti pemakaian topi keledar dan jaket keselamatan yang lengkap dengan pemantul cahaya bagi mengurangkan risiko berlakunya kemalangan atau kecederaan,”katanya dalam ucapan yang dibacakanTimbalan Naib Canselor Hal Ehwal pelajar dan Alumni UniMAP, Prof. Madya Dr. Mohd Fo’ad Sakdan.

    Turut hadir, Pengarah JKJR, Kalai Kumar Periyasamy,Penurus UA Motor Kangar, Lim Tiang Chuan dan Pengetua Kolej Kediaman UniMAP, Dr. Wong Yee Shian, Hirwan Jasbir Jaafar dan Syed Akhmal Syed Jamalil.

    Ujar Datuk Kamarudin lagi,  program kesedaran tersebut adalah amat digalakkan d diadakan di peringkat universiti kerana menurut Institut Penyelidikan Keselamatan Jalan Raya Malaysia (MIROS), motosikal dan kereta masing-masing mencatatkan lebih 60 peratus dan 20 peratus kematian di jalan raya dengan kadar kemalangan maut paling tinggi melibatkan orang muda yang berumur di antara 16 hingga 25 tahun pada tahun lalu.

    “Saya berharap dengan adanya program ini, anak-anak pelajar akan sentiasa berwaspada apabila berada di jalan raya waima ketika pulang ke kampung atau dalam melakukan aktiviti seharian,”katanya lagi.