UMP Master Student Received Malaysia Toray Science Foundation
Kuala Lumpur, 7th December- Malaysia Toray Science Foundation (MTSF) has organized a 24th-edition of prize presentation ceremony, held at Inter Continental Hotel on 7th December 2017 to celebrate the recipients of prestigious Toray research grant. The Guest of Honour for this event was YB. Datuk Seri Panglima MadiusTangau, The Hon. Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation. In the Science and Technology Research Grant categories, a total of 553 applications were received. The Selection Committee chaired by Academician Tan Sri Prof. Emeritus Dr. Augustine Ong Soon Hock has selected 13 applications for the award of grant.
Mr. Cheng Yoke Wang, a master student under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cheng Chin Kui from the Faculty of Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering (FKKSA), Universiti Malaysia Pahang is one of the lucky few that was granted RM20,000 to carry out his study. Mr. Cheng is working on a project that utilizes palm oil mill effluent (POME) as a raw material for the production of synthesis gas (mixture of H2 and CO) via steam reforming method. This new route could potentially transform the waste management system of the existing palm oil mills in Malaysia.