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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 from FKKSA UMP emerged as the national champion of Three-Minute Thesis Competition (3MT) for the Engineering Category. The title of his presentation was, “Catalyzing Change: Light at the End of The Tunnel”. The research is about using light source to photo-treat industrial wastewater. To put the icing on the cake, Ashwin was also crowned as the Best of The Best winner for this year’s edition. With this win, he received EUR 1,000 sponsored by Springer Nature to go to the University of Queensland, Australia to represent Malaysia in 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)

University ranking