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UTHM Researchers At The World Renowed INPEX 2008 Exposition

Pittsburgh, USA 14 June - The curtain raiser for Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia’s (UTHM) participation at international research product competition was the much renowned Invention & New Product Exposition 2008 (INPEX’08). The event was held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Centre, Pittsburgh, USA from the 11-14 June 2008.

INPEX’08, which is rated amongst the top for trade shows in the United States of America is quick becoming a global venue. The focus of the exposition was mainly in terms of commercialization.  The competition to evaluate the products was conducted according to the various categories based on three criteria.  Products were evaluated for: (i) creativity (ii) inventiveness, and (iii) overall appeal. The INPEX’08 attracted participation from a number of countries besides Malaysia.  They included China, Croatia, France, German, Hong Kong, Korea, Spain, Russia Taiwan, Netherlands and Mexico.  It was an eventful four days of exposition and interesting seminars on patenting, marketing and product development.

UTHM chose to enter five research and innovation products for INPEX’08.  These were products that were credited for their excellence at national level expositions and competitions for the year 2008.  Out of the five products, four were successful in attaining awards, comprising of one silver and three bronze awards as identified below:






Multi-Purpose Jacket (COMSKET)

Mr. Lam Kah Hoe

Miss Mimi Nahariah Azwani bt Mohamad



Easy Morse Code Transceiver And Trainer (EMCOTT)

Prof. Dr. Mohd Zarar bin Mohd Jenu

Mr. Johnny Chong Wei Chee



Pulverized Palm Oil Based Fly Ash for Rapid Prototype Development (PalmoFlash)

Dr. Mustaffa Ibrahim

Mr. Mohd Fahmi bin Abdul Ghafir

Mr. Nasuha Saude

Mr. Saifulnizan Jamian

Mr. Mokhtar A. Hamid

Miss Norhidayah Mohd Zain



Radio Frequency Digital Interface (RFDi)

Mr. Mohd Fadel Alwi

Mr. Ahmad Azlan Abd Aziz


The INPEX’08 products were adjudged by a panel of leading academic and industry experts (mainly industry) mainly from the US, as well as a few from participating countries. Hence, the achievement of UTHM researchers is further prove of the ability and competitiveness of the university’s researchers who are capable of competing internationally on their R&D&C outcomes.

Congratulations and appreciation to all the university staff members who contributed in one way or another towards making the participation at INPEX’08 a success.  Special thanks to the community of researchers who have endeavored to realize the opportunities for R&D&C at UTHM and are instrumental in leading the way forward in bringing international recognition to our beloved University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.

‘With Wisdom, We Explore’

INPEX 2008
14 June 2008
By: Dr Christy Pathrose Gomez / Norliah bt Yaakub



Last Updated on Thursday, 10 March 2011 10:01

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