January 6, 2014, by Graham Kendall
UNMC, UM and ANGKASA jointly organising National Space Science Forum
This post was contributed by Chin Jit Kai
On 18 -19 December 2013, the Materials, Mechanics and Structures (MMS) Division UNMC organised successfully organised National Space Science Forum (Forum Sains Angkasa Negara) with University of Malaya (UM) and National Space Agency Malaysia (ANGKASA).
The Forum was held in National Space Center, Banting Selangor, attended by local and regional researchers, academicians, policy makers and students.
“The university emphasise collaboration relationship with local universities and government agencies. We appreciate effort and opportunities given by ANGKASA and the university will always support local aerospace industries and space science development in Malaysia.” said Associate Dean (Research and Knowledge transfer) of Faculty of Engineering UNMC, Prof Andy Chan, who represented UNMC in the opening speech of the event.
Meanwhile, Head of MMS research division, Dr Khiew Poi Sim also stressed on strengthening aerospace research activities in the division. He appreciates efforts from organising committee who makes this event a huge success.
More than 50 papers were published in 7 scientific and technical sessions: Radio Astronomy, Cosmic Ray and Solar Physics, Cosmology, Theoretical Astrophysics, Popularization and Education Astronomy, Propulsion Technology and Microgravity Science. Dr Jitkai Chin was invited to deliver two keynote speeches on ‘Latest development of micropropulsion technologies in Malaysia’ and ‘Pushing for microgravity science research using drop tower in Malaysia’.
Co-organising committee in UNMC
- Joint Scientific Advisor: Dr Khiew Poi Sim
- Joint Chairman: Dr Jitkai Chin
- Joint Secretary: Ms Lim Siew Shee
- Treasurer: Dr Michelle Tan
- Publicity and public relationship: Mr Tan Thian Khoon, Dr Belle Ooi Pei Cheng
- Event Coordinators (External): Mr Chiang Choon Lai, Dr Lee Lai Yee
- Event Coordinator (Internal): Dr Chan Swee Huat
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