Thursday, March 17, 2011

Shout Out - Talk on Scientific Research Funding From The European Union

The Division will be hosting a talk on the 24th March, 2011. It'll be at 5:30 pm (makan-makan at 5:00). You still gotta climb those steps at Wisma IEM.
The Seventh Framework Programme for research and technological development (FP7) is the European Union’s main instrument for funding research in Europe and beyond. FP7 is the result of years of consultation with the scientific community, research and policy making institutions, the business community and other interested parties.
Since their launch in 1984, the Framework Programmes have played a lead role in multidisciplinary research and cooperative activities in Europe and beyond. FP7 continues that task, and is both larger and more comprehensive than earlier Framework Programmes. Running from 2007 to 2013, the programme has a budget of 53.2 billion euros over its seven-year lifespan, the largest funding allocation yet for such programmes. Non European countries are usually eligible to apply, under certain conditions and up to around 30% of the FP7 budget may be spent outside Europe.
In addition, some 15% of the budget is earmarked for small medium enterprises (SMEs). This talk focuses on the Cooperation, and People elements of the FP7 with a particular emphasis on opportunities for SMEs, which are regarded as integral players in most FP7 collaborative projects. Indeed throughout FP7, SMEs will actively be encouraged to participate in all research actions, especially those under the Themes of the Cooperation programme and the People programme.
The Speaker, David Crowley is an International Business Development Executive for The University of Nottingham. With a background in International Finance and Business from Trinity College in Dublin, David also was Paul Henri Spaak Scholar at the Institute of European Studies in Brussels where he obtained his Masters degree in the Economics of the European Union (through French) and also spent time at the University of Maryland, USA.

Register here or download the form here. A map to Wisma IEM is presented here.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Shout Out - Talk on Cleaner Production for Engineers

The Division will be hosting a talk on the 21st March, 2011. It'll be at 5:30 pm (makan-makan at 5:00). You still gotta climb those steps at Wisma IEM.

Cleaner Production (CP) means the continuous application of an integrated preventive environmental strategy to processes and products. For production processes, CP includes conserving raw materials and energy, eliminating toxic raw materials, and reducing the quantity and toxicity of all emissions and wastes. CP acceptance and awareness among industries in Malaysia and ASEAN region are increasing, especially among the small and medium industries. In this talk, the speaker will be sharing his experience on how engineers can utilise their expertise in implementing cleaner production concept in an existing and new premises using examples.
The Speaker, Ir. Dr. Abdul Aziz Abdul Raman is an Associate Professor at the Chemical Engineering Department, University of Malaya. He is involved in various research activities and have published more than 85 publications in local and international journals and proceedings.

Register here or download the form here. A map to Wisma IEM is presented here.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Shout Out - Malaysian Chem-E-Car Competition (Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS)

The Division will be hosting this Competition. It will be held on the 16th and 17th March 2011, 8am to 5pm at the UTP.

Chem-E Car Competition is an annual event organized by the Chemical Engineering Technical Division (CETD) of the Institution of Engineers of Malaysia (IEM) and a selected host institution of higher learning. The event, which started in 2005, will mark the 6th consecutive competition in Malaysia. The previous Chem-E Car Competitions have attracted considerable participation from institutions of higher learning locally and abroad.
You can register for the event here, and download the brochure here.