IChemE announces shortlisted finalists for Malaysia Awards

Article by Adam Duckett

ICHEME has announced the shortlisted finalists for its annual Malaysia awards. They include Sime Darby Plantation Research, Petronas, TripleVs Venture, and four researchers competing for individual recognition.

The Institution will announce the winners of seven awards at a ceremony on 10 October. These include awards focused on palm oil, process safety, sustainability, training and development, and a young researcher category. The awards recognise excellence in chemical, biochemical and process engineering. The projects that have been shortlisted include IOI Edible Oils’ work to reduce fuel consumption, and Petronas Group Research and Technology’s efforts to use nanobubbles for enhanced separation.

Those vying to win the Young Researcher Award are Andrew Ng Kay Lup of Xiamen University Malaysia; Chia Shir Reen of Universiti Tenaga Nasional; Claudia Li Chia Chirng of National University of Singapore and Khoo Kuan Shiong of Yuan Ze University, Taiwan.

Viknesh Andiappan, Chair of the IChemE Malaysia Awards judging panel, said: “Many congratulations to the 2022 finalists. Their position as a finalist demonstrates their expert knowledge and innovation to address important technical, economic, environmental or social issues – they should all feel very proud to have been selected.

“Chemical engineers have a key role to play in society's biggest challenges and the projects that we have seen entered this year are no different. The judging panel was delighted to see entries focused on important aspects such as sustainability, net-zero emissions, circular economy, and resource conservation.”

The winners will qualify as finalists for the IChemE Global Awards which will be held in Manchester, UK on 17 November.

The full list of finalists for the Malaysia Awards is available here.

Article by Adam Duckett

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