Uitm’s Research on “Humidity Sensor Based on Novel Nickel Oxide Nanocarnation” Bagged the Prestigious Diamond Award

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Ir. Ts. Dr. Mohamad Hafiz Mamat and his team from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia bagged the most prestigious Diamond Award at the 2019 Invention, Innovation and Design Exposition (IIDEX) held in Shah Alam, Malaysia. During the Exposition, which was held from 10th to 15th September 2019, the team not only took home the most prestigious Diamond Award but also the Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad (BIMB) Grand Award and the Gold Award.

The project titled ‘Humidity Sensor based on Novel Nickel Oxide Nanocarnation-like Structure Synthesized via Low-Temperature Immersion Approach’, proposed a highly-sensitive humidity sensor, with long-term stability, using facile sol-gel spin coting and low temperature immersion approach. The following week, the same industrious won a Gold Award at the 2019 International Conference and Exposition on Inventions which is organised by Institutions of Higher Learning (PECIPTA) held at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia. The gold medal was for the project titled ‘Ultra-Sensitive Humidity Sensor based on Coral Reed Surface inspired Heterogenous ZnO/SnO2 Nanomixture Film’, which highlighted a low-cost, highly-sensitive humidity sensor developed using eco-friendly techniques.

PECIPTA is a bi-annual program organised by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia and its partner institutions since 2001, to showcase innovative products and services from institutions of higher learning (IHL) in Malaysia, while IIDEX is an annual international exhibition and competition organised by Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) to highlight inventions, innovations and designs produced by local and international researchers.

To read further on Heterogeneous SnO2/ZnO nanoparticulate film, please read,
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1369800117325015?via%3Dihub, and
https://www.sciencepubco.com/index.php/ijet/article/view/21831

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Prepared by Dr. Siti Hazurah Indera Putera, FKE, UiTM
Edited by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Geetha Subramaniam, InQKA Fellow, UiTM