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University of Malaya research fellow receives National Youth Premier Award 2014
21-May-2014

Dr Louisa Ponnampalam is the first Malaysian to win the prestigious 2014 Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation, which aims to provide outstanding individuals the opportunity to make a difference for marine conservation. This grand achievement, along with her other efforts, earned her this year's National Youth Premier Award (Special Category).

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Contact: University of Malaya Institution: University of Malaya Category: People
 
Over 1 million women empowered with digital literacy skills
19-May-2014

This month, the Telecentre Women: Digital Literacy Campaign – launched by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the telecentre.org Foundation – reached its goal by training a total of 1,014,096 disadvantaged women in basic digital literacy skills.

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Contact: Dr Kamolrat Intaratat Institution: The Research Center of Communication and Development Knowledge Management (CCDKM) Category: Technology
 
Great improvements in nanogenerator power efficiency
16-May-2014

Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have increased the energy efficiency of a piezoelectric nanogenerator by almost 40 times, one step closer toward the commercialization of flexible energy harvesters that can supply power infinitely to wearable, implantable electronic devices.

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Contact: Announcements Institution: ResearchSEA Category: Technology
 
Malaysian universities host 2nd Power and Energy Conversion Symposium
15-May-2014

More than 70 participants from the Technical University Malaysia and the University of Malaya Power Energy Dedicated Advanced Centre attended the all-day symposium, whose theme was “Sustainable Renewable Energy Development for the Future.”

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Contact: University of Malaya Institution: University of Malaya Category: Technology
 
Another Nobel laureate teams up with University of Malaya researchers
14-May-2014

Sir Richard “Rich” John Roberts is a British biochemist and molecular biologist. He was awarded the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Phillip Allen Sharp for the discovery of introns in eukaryotic DNA and the mechanism of gene-splicing. He currently works at New England Biolabs, USA.

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Contact: University of Malaya Institution: University of Malaya Category: Medicine
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