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 i-SAMN 2018
2nd International Symposium on Advanced Materials & Nanotechnology
The EVERLY PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia
15th - 16th August 2018

 


 

Nanotech Malaysia 2018

7-9 May 2018

Nanotech Malaysia will be held in conjunction with 3rd International Conference on Enabling Science and Nanotechnology (ESciNano 2018), 5th Malaysia Workshop on 2D Materials and Carbon Nanotube (2DMC 2018) and 2018 RBS International Workshop on Biocompatible Nanomaterials and Nanodevices for Bio-Medical Applications (RBS2018).


Abstract submission is now open
Authors are invited to submit their abstracts for oral and poster presentation. Please note that the extended abstract must be submitted by February 28, 2018Click here for abstract submission. 

Plenary and Invited speakers
Highly ranks of plenary and invited speakers from various countries have been invited and some of them already confirmed their attendance (more are to be announced soon). Click here for the list of Plenary and Invited speakers.

Exhibition and sponsorship
It is a great pleasure to welcome sponsors and exhibitors to Nanotech Malaysia 2018. Details of sponsorship package are available here
For any inquiry about the exhibition and sponsorship, feel free to contact us by  e-mail(secretariat@nanotech.my).

Important Dates

2nd MNA Annual Meeting &
NanoMITE Annual Symposium 2017

14 - 15 November 2017
Universiti Putra Malaysia

in conjunction with

SAES 2017
International Symposium on Applied
Engineering and Sciences 2017

 

Name of Conference: NanoMITE Annual Symposium 2017
Date and Venue: 14 - 15 November 2017
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Extended Abstract Submission:  1 October 2017
 7 October 2017

Acceptance Notification:  15 October 2017
Full Paper Submission:  31 October 2017
Publication: Malaysian Journal of Fundamental & Applied Science (ISSN 1823-626X)
eProceedings Chemistry (eISSN 2550 1453)
Patron: NanoMITe
NanoMITe Chair Datuk Prof. Dr Halimaton Hamdan
Symposium Chair: Prof Dr Mansor Ahmad
Symposium Publication Chair: Prof. Dr. Mohamad Rusop Mahmood
Treasurer: Dr Teh Aun Shih
   
Fees: RM 800
Students: RM 600

 

NanoMITE Annual Symposium 2016
28th September 2016
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

 

Name of Conference: NanoMITE Annual Symposium 2016
Date and Venue: 28th September 2016 UTMKL
Extended Abstract Submission: 15th August 2016 via easychair.org
Acceptance Notification: 15th August 2016
Full Paper Submission: 31st August 2016
Publication: Proceeding
Patron: NanoMITe
NanoMITe Chair Datuk Prof. Dr Halimaton Hamdan
Symposium Chair: Dr Noor Fitrah Abu Bakar
Treasurer: Dr Teh Aun Shih
Easychair Paper Submission: Assoc. Prof. Dr Halina Misran
Fees Tentative: RM 600
Students: RM 450

 


Inaugural Lecture
GOING GREEN WITH BIONANOCOMPOSITES
Professor Dr. Mansor B. Ahmad
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang Selangor
Email: mansorahmad@gmail.com

 

 

 

Inaugural lecture

Abstract

Polymers play a great part in our daily lives and without them around, this world would be very, very different, if not impossible to live in. Monomers are essentially the building blocks of the molecules that make up everything, living and non-living, naturally occurring and man-made. Each monomer affects how that polymer looks, tastes, smells and behaves. Generally, polymers have good characteristics but their applications are often limited by shortcomings in certain properties. Thus, research in polymer modification has gained momentum in the last 50 years as a viable alternative to the synthesis of new polymers. Chemical modification of polymers is a flexible, technologically feasible, and economically viable alternative to the synthesis of new polymers. The use of synthetic and natural fiber as reinforcing materials is the latest invention in polymer science in order to get higher strength with lower weight composite materials. Polymer composite research has evolved dramatically in the decade when nanomaterials have been shown to possess unique properties. Nanocomposites are matrices to which nanoparticles have been added to improve a particular property of the materials. The properties of nanocomposites have caused researchers and industries to consider using these materials in several fields. The lecture highlights my research journey over the span of 25 years. The first exposure to polymer research was obtained at the University of Salford on the preparation and characterization of copolymeric hydrogels based on n-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone, where several copolymers were prepared by g-irradiation. Research on hydrogels was continued in UPM with work on the immobilization of enzyme on copolymeric hydrogels, where lipase from Candida rugosa was immobilized by entrapment on poly(N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone-co-2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) hydrogel. UPM polymer research group modified sago starch by grafting in an effort to diversify the use of sago and studied the effect of reaction conditions on grafting parameters. Later research was carried on the use of other natural products; rubber wood, coconut coir oil palm empty fruits bunch (OPEFB) and rice straw fibers. The studies reveal that natural fibers have an outstanding potential as reinforcement in thermoplastics. However in the last eight years attention was focused on the nano scale, i.e. nanoparticles and bionanocomposites, which is the focus of the lecture.

 

NanoMITE Working Visit

30 Sept., 2015

NanoMITE delegation to Mechanical Engineering Department, MIT,

Prof Rohit Karnik (MIT), DS Idris Jusoh (MoHE), Dato Prof Dr Asma Ismail (MoHE), and NanoMITE delegation

NanoMITE delegation to Department of Environmental Health, School of Public Health, and Center for Nanoscale Systems, Harvard University

Prof Joseph Brain (Harvard), DS Idris Jusoh (MoHE), Dato Prof Dr Asma Ismail (MoHE), Dr Nagarjun Konduru (Harvard), and NanoMITE delegation

 

Prof. Datuk Dr Halimaton Hamdan with Prof. Joseph Brain exchanging documents for a MoU of research collaboration between NanoMITE and Harvard University, 28 Sept., 2015