APU- Energy Innovation-Feature
11 Sep 2019

Malaysia Boleh! APU Students Bag Merit Prizes at the Engineering Innovation Challenge 2019

Three student teams from Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)’s School of Engineering has done our nation proud at the Engineering Innovation Challenge 2019 in Singapore. As the only Malaysian representatives in the competition, all 3 teams successfully snagged prizes in the annual event aimed at promoting innovation in energy.

Held in conjunction with Singapore’s National Engineers Day, participants were required to design and build a low-cost ionising radiation detector that could detect background radiation. The 3 winning teams from APU (comprised of students from the Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Mechatronic Engineering programmes) celebrated their success when they walked away with cash prize of SGD1,000 and SGD500 as a prototype fund. 

“The starting point of all achievements was desire and this is what was noticeable in our student teams whom we are so proud of for achieving their goals and making APU proud. Their success is the testimony of our outstanding students’ quality,” remarked Prof. Dr. Ir. Vinesh Thiruchelvam, Deputy Vice Chancellor cum Chief Innovation Officer of APU.

Once again, a big congratulations to our winning teams:

Team 1: A Low-Cost IoT Based Background Radiation Monitoring System

Project Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lai Nai Shyan
Team Member: Darren Chin Vui Ket & Thea Sze Sien

Team 2: Low-Cost and Portable Ionising Radiation Detector

Project Advisor: Dr. Freddy Tan Kheng Suan
Team Members: Mohamed Mafaz Mohamed Ahsan, Lim Eng Wei & Akshey Kumar Magenthiran

Team 3: RadioAppTive – Background Radiation Detector

Project Advisor: Dr. Lau Chee Yong
Team Members: Low Yong Zhi, Pong Wei Xiang & Chin Yoong Fung

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