PhD STUDENT FROM FACULTY OF ENGINEERING WINS MATERIALS LECTURE COMPETITION 2018
Andrew Ng Kay Lup has won the first prize in the Materials Lecture Competition 2018 (MLC2018) at the national level, which was held on 3 May 2018 at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Kuala Lumpur. MLC is a yearly event organised under the Institute of Materials Malaysia (IMM) and the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3). During the competition, each participant gives a 13 to 17 minutes of lecture on a topic related to Materials or Mineral Science and Engineering to audience who are not necessarily specialist in the field.
Andrew, who is currently a PhD student in the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Malaya (UM) beat 11 other participants from 11 universities in Malaysia with his lecture entitled “Bio-crude oil from lignocellulosic biomass: A zero-to-hero energy scenario”. As the winner, Andrew received RM3,000 prize and will represent Malaysia to the Young Person's World Lecture Competition 2018 (YPWLC2018) which will be held in Cape Town, South Africa in October 2018.
During the preparation for the competition, Andrew was trained by a Coaching Team, which consists of academic staff from the Centre of Advanced Materials (CAM), Faculty of Engineering, UM. They are Assoc. Professor Dr. Andri Andriyana (Chairman, University Representative), Assoc. Professor Ir. Dr. Ang Bee Chin (Co-Chairman, University Representative), Assoc. Profesor Dr. Henk Metselaar, Dr. Nazatul Liana Sukiman and Ir. Dr. Wong Yew Hoong.