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National Champion of Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT)


Universiti Sains Malaysia – 18th May 2017: Mr. Ashwin Charles Benedict, a PhD student of Faculty of Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering (FKKSA), Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) has emerged as the national champion of Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) for the Engineering Category. The title of his presentation is “Catalyzing Change : Light At the End of The Tunnel”. The work is about using light source to photo-treat industrial wastewater. To put the icing on the cake, Ashwin has also been crowned as the Best of The Best winner for this year’s edition. With this win, he will be sponsored EUR 1,000 by Springer Nature to go to the University of Queensland, Australia, to attend the Asia Pacific 3MT Final on 29 September, 2017.


 All the winners on the stage for a group photo



Ashwin presenting his PhD work to the jury Ashwin with his mock cheque


Overall results:

1. Ashwin Charles Benedict(UMP)
2.Nurliyana Abdul Raof (UPM)
3. Natalie Vanessa Boyou (UTM)

Science & Technology
1. Mohd Yusof B. Mohamad (UIAM)
2. Nazrin Abd Aziz (UM)
3. Lai Sook Ling ( UM)

Social Science
1. Soh Weng Khai (USM)
2. Mohamed Syazwan B.Ab. Talib (UTM)
3. Nur Fatihah Shaari (UPM)

Best of the best
- Ashwin Charles Benedict (UMP)
- Natalie Vanessa Boyou (UTM)