Zoom Webinar On “The Importance of Competitions in The Advancement of Engineering Materials”

Synopsis of the talk
As part of successful teaching and learning activities for engineering students, encouraging them to enter student competition proves to be beneficial. There are many such competitions at the undergraduate level such as the Shell Eco-Marathon, James Dyson Award, Innovate Malaysia and Formula Student to name a few. Students can create a personal and professional network with fellow competitors, industry judges and become better communicators and manage their time better. Materials development as a result of students entering such competitions is one of the outcomes that was observed in past competitions. The talk will focus on the motivation of students competing, their journey in preparing for such competitions, and the advances in materials development that came into reality as a result of their competition entries. Furthermore, the talk serves to create an awareness of ways the industry and the students can cooperate in future.

Bio-data of speaker
Dr Muhammad Rafiq Mirza obtained his Bachelor of Engineering in Materials Engineering in 2008 from International Islamic University Malaysia. He then obtained his Master of Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering from Hokkaido University in 2012 and 2015 respectively.
He currently serves as a lecturer for the BEng (Mechanical Hons.) program at Swinburne Sarawak. His current experience and research interests are in renewable energy, nanomaterials synthesis using solution plasma and fabrication of functional devices using such nanomaterials. Through his research and collaboration with Hitachi Japan and Hokkaido University, he is able to bring advances in materials engineering and nanomaterials creation into the classroom.
Dr Rafiq is also active in entering students in engineering com-petitions to nurture them into well-rounded and capable engineering graduates that

Tentative Program

CPD and Certificate of Attendance
The talk is eligible for 2 CPD Hours for Professional Engineers registered with BEM, and a Certificate of Attendance will be issued subject to full attendance.

Channel of payment:-
Direct pay to The Association of Consulting Engineers Malaysia (Sarawak Branch).
Bank Account: CIMB Bank – 8603527022.
Submit the bank payment slip and registration form to ACEM(Sarawak Branch) Secretariat at by or before 9th August 2021 (Monday).
The Completed registration form with a payment slip will be allowed to share the link of the Zoom.
For further enquiries, please contact the ACEM (Sarawak Branch) Secretariat at Tel: 082-464692, fax: 082-571606 or email: acemsarawak@gmail.