ION2 RESEARCHERS RECEIVE A SPECIAL AWARD AND WIN A SILVER MEDAL AT THE MALAYSIA TECHNOLOGY EXPO (MTE) 2024: PLATES: PLA-TAPIOCA ECO-FRIENDLY SOLUTIONS | INSTITUTE OF NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY (ION2)
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ION2 RESEARCHERS RECEIVE A SPECIAL AWARD AND WIN A SILVER MEDAL AT THE MALAYSIA TECHNOLOGY EXPO (MTE) 2024: PLATES: PLA-TAPIOCA ECO-FRIENDLY SOLUTIONS

SERDANG, March 2024, ION2 Researcher, Ts. Dr. Mohd. Hafizuddin Ab. Ghani as a co-researcher for the project “Pates: PLA-Tapioca Eco-Friendly Solutions” won the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation Special Innovation Award from the Government of Saudi Arabia and won a silver medal in conjunction with the Malaysian Technology Expo (MTE) 2024 which was held on the 22nd to 24 February at the World Trade Center, Kuala Lumpur.

             

Dr. Mohd. Hafizuddin with Ts. Dr. Nishata Royan A/P Rajendran Royan as Principal Researcher, and lecturer in the School of Engineering at UOW Malaysia and assisted by her student Muhammad Fadzlee Firas bin Moh has successfully produced a prototype food plate from a combination of polylactic acid (PLA) and tapioca. The use of cassava as a fiber source for PLA has successfully reduced the issue of brittleness if only PLA is used in addition to introducing special treatment techniques to enable compatibility between PLA and tapioca fiber.

              

This encouraging achievement at the Malaysian Technology Expo 2024 is proof of the commitment of Dr. Mohd. Hafizuddin who is also a research officer in continuing to excel in stimulating technological innovation in the future. For the record, MTE every year successfully gathers figures from various sectors, including researchers, inventors, entrepreneurs and industry experts, to showcase the latest discoveries and innovations. It is a place where ideas germinate, foster collaboration and inspire progress.

 

Prepared by,

Ts. Dr. Mohd Hafizuddin Abd Ghani
NSCL Research Officer, ION2

Date of Input: 29/03/2024 | Updated: 29/03/2024 | nurnazeera

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