October 13, 2014, by jgkhor
FOE Dean’s Undergraduate Research Scheme 2014
By Dr. Show Pau Loke
Dean’s Undergraduate Research Scheme (DURS) is an annual summer internship program for undergraduate students of Faculty of Engineering. It was established in 2012. In 2014, the scheme is organized by the Faculty Research Operation Group (FROG), overseen by the Faculty Research Committee. The objectives of the scheme are three-fold: to attract students with excellent academic background to do research; to provide opportunity to academic staffs to experience supervising research students; to give opportunity for academic staff and student to kick-off a research project during the three-month summer period.
This year there were 19 students from the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering and Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering that participated in this research scheme. The topics of research cover from carbon capture and storage, biofuel, wind turbine control system, microfluidic, biopolymer’s purification, nanotechnology, wastewater treatment, acoustical energy harvesting, optimization and modelling to novel material synthesis and manufacturing. The students carried out their research under the supervision of respective supervisors in the summer from 9th June to 29th August 2014.
A poster competition was held on 25th September 2014 to showcase the research of the undergraduate students. A number of staffs and students have turned up to judge the research work done and the presentation given by the undergraduate students. The winners of the competition are as follows:
1st place: Yew Maxine (Supervisor: Dr. Chin Jit Kai)
2nd place: Chung Chok Yau (Supervisor: Dr. Chan Yi Jing)
3rd Place: Jecksin Ooi (Supervisor: Dr. Lee Lai Yee)
The winners were awarded book prizes and opportunity to present their research work at a local conference.
For more information about DURS, please contact Dr. Show Pau Loke and Dr. Mohammed Parvez Anwar.