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Welcome to the Malaysia-Singapore Research Conference 2016!

This student-led conference gathers the brightest minds from the Malaysia and Singapore postgraduate community in the UK for a one-day conference that brings together both academia and industry, a unique platform for knowledge to be shared. This conference is an ideal opportunity for the academic work done by students to translate to fruitful partnerships, collaborations, even employment. ​

The themes covered by this conference celebrate intellectual diversity amongst students, ranging from topics in science, engineering, life and medical sciences, business and humanities. We are expecting approximately 200 Malaysian and Singaporean students at this conference, representing universities from across the UK. ​

The conference will begin with plenary sessions with representatives from industry and academia followed by a series of student oral presentation. Academic posters will also be on display throughout the event. This event provides plenty of opportunities to network with other delegates, speakers and our various sponsors. The day will conclude with a formal dinner at the renowned St John's College in Cambridge. ​

We look forward to welcoming all of you!

Malaysia Singapore Research Conference

Date : Saturday, 25th March 2017

Registration : 8.30am – 9.30am

Time : 9.30am – 6.30pm

Venue : Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PZ, UK.

Dress Code : Smart

Formal Dinner

Time : 7.00pm

Venue : St. John’s College, Cambridge, UK.

Dress Code : Formal

Mission & Goals

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To foster knowledge sharing amongst Malaysian and Singaporean organisations and postgraduates currently studying in the UK.



Supporting Partners

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Cambridge University Malaysia Society (CUMaS)

Cambridge University Malaysia and Singapore Association (CUMSA)


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Edward Tan

IT & Logistics

Edward is currently pursuing his PhD at the Department of Engineering. He has a strong interest in product development and is working on the construction of electronic devices via novel manufacturing techniques. Apart from academic studies, Edward also has industrial experiences from the technology transfer and pharmaceutical sector acquired through internships.


May Ling Lai

Media & Publicity

May Ling is currently a PhD candidate with the Optoelectronics Group at Cavendish Laboratory. Her research interest is in studying the photophysical and electronic properties of solution-processable semiconductors, particularly in the area of light-emitting diodes and solar cells. To date, she has co-authored seven published journals and has one patent (pending). She completed her undergraduate studies in Material Science and Engineering at Imperial College London.

Ainul Hanafiah

PR & Sponsorship (Malaysia)

Third year PhD candidate in Public Health, Ainul is passionate in health, community and international development. Currently, she is involved in reviewing the Malaysian mental health policy. Amongst the community projects she has been involved include the Child Protection Policy (CPP) of Sime Darby and Rock Up!, a fund raising event participated by local celebrities. Her recent publication on stigma of people with mental health problems in Malaysia has garnered attention globally.

Mei Lin Yeo

PR & Sponsorship (Singapore)

Mei Lin is pursuing a MPhil in Planning, Growth and Regeneration at the Land Economy Department. In addition, she graduated from University College London in BSc Planning and Real Estate. She is concern with designing strategic policy solutions for effective natural growth and sustainable property: investment, development and valuation. She hopes to play a part in contributing to housing and living standards.

Wen Yao Lee

Programme Coordinator

Wen Yao is an Engineering PhD student at the Whittle Laboratory interested in aircraft engines, focusing on the aerodynamics and manufacturability of high pressure turbine blades. He completed his undergraduate studies in Aeronautical Engineering at Imperial College London and worked for two years at Rolls-Royce plc, primarily as a systems designer in Future Programmes & Strategy team.


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Time Programme Venue
0830 – 0930 Registration -
0930 – 0945 Welcome Address
Mr. Wen Yao Lee – Programme Coordinator, MSRC 2016
LR 0
0945 – 1015 Keynote Address

Challenges and Opportunities for Innovation between Academia and Industry in Malaysia & Singapore

Mr. Mark Rozario, Chief Executive Officer, Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (AIM) / National Innovation Agency of Malaysia
Mr. Philip Yeo, Chairman, SPRING Singapore & Chairman, EDIS (Economic Development Innovations Singapore Pte Ltd)
LR 0
1015 – 1115 Panel Session I : Steps toward Better Synergies between Academia and Industry in Malaysia & Singapore

Moderator : Dr. Jerry Heng, Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London

Dr. Teh Eong Yap, CPU/SOC Silicon Design Engineering Operation Manager, Intel Malaysia
Prof. Arokia Nathan, Professor of Photonic Systems and Displays, University of Cambridge
Dr. Andrew Mcintosh Soutar, Deputy Technical Director, Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre
LR 0
1115 – 1145 Break LR 4
1145 – 1245 Panel Session II : Opportunities for Postgraduates in Academia and Industry in Malaysia and Singapore
Moderator : Dr. Zamir Zulkefli, Senior Lecturer in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering at UPM, MBA Student at JBS
Assoc. Prof. Zainal Abidin Sanusi, Director, Education Malaysia United Kingdom & Ireland (EM)
Dr. Elizabeth Lee, Senior Executive Director, Sunway Education Group and Sunway University
Assoc. Prof. Tan Ming Jen, Associate Professor, School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
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1245 – 1400 Networking Lunch & Poster Session LR 4
1400 – 1515 Presentation Session – Part I
Theme 1: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Chairperson: Ms. May Ling Lai
Theme 2: Medicine & Biological Sciences
Chairperson: Ms. Ainul Hanafiah
Theme 3: Humanities & Social Sciences
Chairperson: Ms. Mei Lin Yeo
Theme 1 – LR 0
Theme 2 – LR 1
Theme 3 – LR 2
1515 – 1545 Break
1545 – 1700 Presentation Session – Part II
Theme 1: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Chairperson: Ms. May Ling Lai
Theme 2: Medicine & Biological Sciences
Chairperson: Ms. Ainul Hanafiah
Theme 3: Humanities & Social Sciences
Chairperson: Ms. Mei Lin Yeo
1700 – 1730 Closing Address
Mr. Wen Yao Lee – Programme Coordinator, MSRC 2016
LR 0
1730 – 1830 Networking Session LR 4 & Foyer
1900 – 2100 Private Dining at St. John’s College St. John’s College

Theme 1 – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Theme 2 – Medicine and Life Sciences

Theme 3 – Business, Humanities and Social Sciences

Plenary Sessions

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Keynote Address

Challenges & Opportunities for Innovation between Academic and Industry in Malaysia and Singapore.

Collaborations and knowledge transfer between research and the industry is one of the key drivers towards a sustainable future. Tertiary education institutions are havens for innovation and ideas where achievements are predominantly gauged by academic novelty and applicability of research towards society. Companies and non-academic institutions, in contrast, are driven to not only deliver commercial value but also economic success, thus making these organizations favour lower-risk strategies. These differences in ideals between academia and the industry can pose as significant challenges to innovation. Fortunately, challenges can be gateways to opportunities and the keynotes address, given by two distinguished individuals tasked with driving innovation at a national level, will give unparalleled insight into the key challenges that need to be overcome.


Plenary Session 1

Steps toward Better Synergies between Academia and Industry in Malaysia & Singapore

The novelty-driven outlook of academia periodically clashes with the pillars of pragmatism that shape the commercial world. However, a gap need not exist and valuable partnerships can be established between academia and industry. The almost borderless research environment in academia and the resource-rich entities in industry suggests that a symbiotic relationship can be forged. This session explores the clear tangible steps on how high-end research and industry may drive innovations in various fields from the perspectives of academia and industry.


Plenary Session 2

Opportunities for Postgraduates in Academia and Industry in Malaysia and Singapore

Postgraduates are a subset of the student population who invest heavily in their subject of interest. These individuals are predominantly trained in world-leading institutions and throughout their studies, build immense expertise in their chosen field. Unfortunately, specializing in a particular area comes with a risk of being denied certain opportunities and upon their return home, many postgraduates face difficulties in searching for suitable roles. This session explores the available opportunities that leverage upon experience of postgraduate students and how they can contribute meaningfully back home.


Keynote Speakers

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Mr. Mark Rozario

Mr. Mark Victor Rozario is the Chief Executive Officer of Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (AIM), a government statutory body chaired by the Malaysian Prime Minister. The AIM was conceived to implement a national innovation strategy, jump-starting wealth creation through knowledge, technology and innovation. Mr. Rozario’s role is to facilitate and stimulate Malaysia’s development by laying down the foundations of innovation to inspire and nurture a new generation of entrepreneurs, creating wealth organically, and is central to the goals of Vision 2020. Prior to joining AIM, he served as the Group Managing Director of Country Heights Holdings Bhd from April 2008 to June 2011 and group CFO and Executive Director of Sunway Bhd from February 1997 to March 2008. Graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Mr. Rozario is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has worked abroad in KPMG Peat Marwick, London and Schlumberger group in France.


Mr. Philip Yeo

Mr. Philip Yeo is Chairman of SPRING Singapore, a government development agency with the mission of nurturing Local Enterprises, especially Small and Medium Enterprises. He is also the Chairman of Economic Development Innovations Singapore Pte Ltd (EDIS). Mr. Yeo was Chairman, Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB 1986-2000) and then Chairman, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR, 2001-2007). As Special Advisor for Economic Development in the Prime Minister's Office (2007-2011) Mr. Yeo assisted in establishing new economic links with foreign governments who value Singapore's development experience, and provide strategic inputs to establish strategic partnerships with other fast growing economies. Mr. Yeo is recognised for his contributions to Singapore's economic development and his pioneering role in the promotion and development of the country's information technology, semiconductor, chemical and biomedical industries. He holds a Master in Business Administration from Harvard University, a Master of Science (Systems Engineering) from the then University of Singapore, an Honorary Doctor of Engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Industrial Engineering) from the University of Toronto, Canada.

Panel Speakers

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Dr. Teh Eong Yap

Dr. Teh is responsible for CPU/SOC silicon design engineering operations for all major Intel products ranging from servers, desktop computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones, wearables and the next few generations of cores. He leads several Malaysian national agendas by partnering with local and foreign universities and government agencies (MOHE/Talent Corp/MIDA) to develop a high-tech ecosystem, industry-ready talents, and researchers. Dr. Teh joined Intel Malaysia as a process engineer in the Technology and Manufacturing Group before taking up leadership roles in Manufacturing Process Engineering, Systems, Operation and Planning. During his time in Regional Information Technology’s Customer Service, he was responsible for global efforts in the areas of customer satisfaction management, operational excellence & quality development, as well as regional business management in Asia. Dr. Teh holds a bachelor's degree in Applied Physics, an MBA (major in finance), and Doctorate in Business Administration.


Professor Arokia Nathan

Professor Arokia Nathan holds the Chair of Photonic Systems and Displays in the Department of Engineering, Cambridge University. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alberta. Following post-doctoral years at LSI Logic Corp., USA and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, he joined the University of Waterloo where he held the DALSA/NSERC Industrial Research Chair in sensor technology and subsequently the Canada Research Chair in nano-scale flexible circuits. He was a recipient of the 2001 NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship. In 2006, he moved to the UK to take up the Sumitomo Chair of Nanotechnology at the London Centre for Nanotechnology, University College London, where he received the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award.  He has held Visiting Professor appointments at the Physical Electronics Laboratory, ETH Zürich and the Engineering Department, Cambridge University, UK. He has published over 400 papers in the field of sensor technology and CAD, and thin film transistor electronics, and is a co-author of four books. He has over 50 patents filed/awarded and has founded/co-founded four spin-off companies. He serves on technical committees and editorial boards in various capacities. He is a Chartered Engineer (UK), Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (UK), Fellow of IEEE (USA), and an IEEE/EDS Distinguished Lecturer.


Dr. Andrew Mcintosh Soutar

Dr Andrew Soutar graduated from the University of Exeter with a PhD in Chemistry in 1989 and has 20 years of experience in materials development in the UK and Singapore. Dr Andrew Soutar started his career with the Cookson Group in the UK, developing materials for manufacturing and assembly of printed circuit boards. He then relocated to Singapore in 1996 to work for the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology, A*STAR, a leader in Science, Technology and Research. He worked first in the area of Electronics Packaging, developing no-clean assembly materials and processes. Eventually he progressed as a Senior Scientist in the Surface Technology Group, where he worked on a variety of projects to develop functional coatings based on sol-gel chemistry. Dr Andrew Soutar then moved on to Gamesa Corporatiόn Tecnológica based in Singapore as a Materials Development Engineer, developing coating technologies for wind turbine applications. Since 2013, Dr Andrew Soutar was involved in the start-up of the newly established Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre, A*STAR as a Group Manager for the Surface Enhancement Team, spearheading projects and activities in the areas of mechanical finishing processes. Dr Andrew Soutar is currently the Deputy Technical Director, heading the Project Management Office and collaboration activities between other research institutes in A*STAR as well as with Institutions of Higher Learning both in Singapore and Globally.


Assoc. Prof. Tan Ming Jen

Associate Professor Tan Ming Jen received his B.Sc (Eng.) and Ph.D. from The Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, London. He was the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellow at Kyoto University in 1991, Science & Technology Agency (STA) Fellow at the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory (A.I.S.T., M.I.T.I.), Tsukuba, Japan 1992-93, Visiting Scientist at Columbia University (2003) and Fulbright Scholar (2004) at both The Anderson School (UCLA) and Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern University). Dr Tan has more than 110 publications in various international journals, over 100 publications in international conference proceedings, and book chapters. To date, he has attracted over S$2 million in research and development funds as Principle Investigator, and over S$6 milion as a collaborator. He is consulted regularly by local industries and he is currently the Director of the M.Sc. (Mechanics and Processing of Materials) Programme. He is also the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Computational Materials Science & Surface Engineering, and Archives of Materials Science and Engineering, and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Achievements in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering.


Dr. Elizabeth Lee

Dr. Elizabeth Lee Fuh Yen is the Senior Executive Director of Sunway Education Group. Since her appointment in 1992, Sunway Education Group has grown into a dynamic group of twelve institutions with more than 25,000 students. Educated and trained in the United Kingdom in Multi-Cultural Education, she read her M.Phil. in Education at the University of Cambridge. Elizabeth serves in the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) Council, National Higher Education Research Institute (IPPTN) and the International Academic Advisory Council (IAAC) of the Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia. She sits on the Board of Management of the Master Builders Association of Malaysia Education Fund and also the Board of Trustees of MERCY Malaysia. In August 2014, she was conferred the Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa) by the University of Nottingham and recently on the 3rd April 2016, she was hounoured with an Honorary Doctorate by Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia for her immense contributions to education in Malaysia. Her other awards include the Visionary Women Leadership Award at the 2nd World Women Leadership Congress & Award (WWLCA) in 2015 and Most Impactful Leadership Contribution Award in 2014.


Associate Prof. Zainal Abidin Sanusi

Associate Professor Zainal Abidin has led Centre for Leadership Training at the Higher Education Leadership Academy (AKEPT) for more than four years, combining strong institutional advancement with a distinguished academic career in International Political Economy and Sustainable Development. Prior to joining AKEPT in 2011, he was a Senior Lecturer in International Politics and a coordinator for Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development at University Sains Malaysia (USM). He is an internationally renowned scholar of sustainable development studies, on which he has advised policy makers. Whilst at USM he received several honours, including the 2011 Endeavor Executive Award, bestowed by the Australian Government. Born in Pahang, Malaysia, he holds a B.A. in Public Policy and Management from Luton University, UK, an MA in International Relations from the International University of Japan, a PhD in International Studies from Waseda University and a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Sustainable Development from the Institute of Advance Studies at the United Nations University.


Dr. Jerry Heng

Dr Jerry Heng (JH) currently heads the Surfaces and Particle Engineering Laboratory at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London. JH holds a B.Eng (Chem. Eng, 1st Class) from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London (2006). JH was appointed as Lecturer (2007) and Senior Lecturer (2011) at Imperial College London. JH’s research interest is in the broad area of material characterisation and particle engineering, specifically in the area of crystallisation and surface characterisation of solid-state crystalline materials. In 2006, JH was awarded a Young Researchers Award from IChemE PTSG and Imperial College’s Weinberg Prize (2006), AAPS New Investigator Award in Pharmaceutical Technologies in 2010 and the Royal Academy of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award (2013). JH is an EPSRC Manufacturing the Futures Fellow, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, serves as Treasurer on the Particle Technology Subject Interest Group of the IChemE, UK and on the committee of the Working Party on Characterisation of Particulate Solids, European Federation of Chemical Engineers.


Dr. Zamir Zulkefli

Dr. Zamir Zulkefli is a Senior Lecturer in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and is currently an MBA candidate at the Cambridge Judge Business School. He completed his BS and MS in Aerospace Engineering at Boston University before completing this PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University in the United States. His research career has seen him work on a variety of topics ranging from bubble dynamics, lunar launch concept, gear vibrations, and noise. Dr. Zamir Zulkefli has published in a number of international journals such as the AIAA Joint Propulsion Conference, Defence Science Journal, and the Journal of Vibration and Acoustics.

Presentation Themes

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Academic diversity ensures a collection of knowledge that is balanced, relevant and practical. Thus, the themes of the MSRC are as follows:


THEME 1 – Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

• Mechanical, Aeronautical, Electrical, Chemical Engineering etc.

• Material Sciences, Physics, Robotics etc.


THEME 2 – Medicine & Biological Sciences

• Cancer Research, Medical Sciences etc.

• Biochemistry, Drug Discovery etc.


THEME 3 – Humanities & Social Sciences

• Law, Economics, Politics, Public Policy etc.

• Business, Education etc.


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MSRC 2016's Speakers, Sponsors and Organising Committee


MSRC 2016 Delegates at St.John's.


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Department of Engineering


The Department of Engineering of the University of Cambridge is one of the largest departments in the university and it is located on Trumpington Street. This will be the venue for the Malaysia-Singapore Research Conference 2016.

Please see its location marked on the following map:


St John's College


St. John’s College home to the iconic Bridge of Sighs, a famous landmark in Cambridge. A Private Dining has been arranged at the College for the delegates of the MSRC.

Please see its location marked on the map:


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Theme 1 presentation abstracts available here

Time Presenter Title
1400 – 1415 Dr. Hua Khee Chan
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Newcastle University
Hostile Environment Electronics
1415 – 1430 Mr. Jamues Ng
Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge
Artificial Photosynthesis for solar fuel generation
1430 – 1445 Mr. Syed Idros bin Syed Abdullah
Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College London
Operational Threats to Composite Aerostructures
1445 – 1500 Ms. Yona Falinie Binti Abd Gaus
Electronic Computer Engineering, Brunel University, London
Social Touch Gesture Recognition using Random Forest
1500 – 1515 Mr. Ping Lin Yeap
Department of Physics, University of Cambridge
Automatic Contouring Using Deformable Image Registration to Track Movement of the Spinal Cord during Head-and-Neck Cancer Radiotherapy
1515 – 1545 Break
1545 – 1600 Ms. Huzaifah Haritsah
Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford
The Wetting Behaviour of Colloid-Polymer Mixtures Confined Between Walls of Opposite Wettability
1600 – 1615 Mr. Jeremy Wong
Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
Data classification through the consensus of an ensemble
1615 – 1630 Mr. Atrash Mohsin
Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College London
Testing of high performance composites for the automotive/aerospace industry
1630 – 1645 Ms. Weichao Rachel Zhai
Department of Physics, University of Cambridge
An Automated Single Cell Imaging System for Tracking the Lineages of T Cells
1645 – 1700 Mr. Jeffrey Lau
Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
Peat Soil Stabilization in Malaysia


Theme 2 presentation abstracts available here

Time Presenter Title
1400 – 1415 Mr. Xavier Chee
Department of Pharmacology, University of Cambridge
The Voodoo of Virtual Screening – Not As Black As You Think
1415 – 1430 Mr. Izzat Fahinuddin
Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, King’s College London
HER2-Targeted Hepatitis B Virus Core Particle as Nanocarriers to Treat Cancer
1430 – 1445 Mr. Alvin Teo
School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick
Detergent-free approach to the studies of bacterial cell division membrane proteins
1445 – 1500 Dr. Adli Ali
Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Oxford
Assessing the Validity of Bilispect®, a Non-Invasive Bilirubinometer in Estimating Total Serum Bilirubin in Neonates
1500 – 1515 Ms. Nor Ilham Ainaa
Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford
gemuk – A Novel Transgenic Mouse Model with Pcsk1 Gene Mutation Causing Early Onset Monogenic Obesity
1515 – 1545 Break
1545 – 1600 Mr. Elijah Mak
Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge
The multifaceted landscape of dementia
1600 – 1615 Ms. Melissa Suet Tyng Tiong
Department of Health Psychology, King’s College London
Cross-cultural Comparison between Illness Perception in Type 2 Diabetes between British and Malaysians using the IPQ-RH: A Cross-Sectional Study
1615 – 1630 Ms. Natasha Hui Jin Ng
Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, University of Oxford
Translating genetic association signals for type 2 diabetes-related traits into biological mechanisms
1630 – 1645 Mr. Muhammad Kaiser Abdul Karim
Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge
Characterising oligodendrocyte precursor cells produced through forward programming from human pluripotent stem cells
1645 – 1700 Dr. Hui Yee Chee
Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Clinical predictors of dengue fever co-infected with leptospirosis in patients admitted for dengue fever


Theme 3 presentation abstracts available here

Time Presenter Title
1400 – 1415 Ms. Roszalina Rawi
Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge
Assessment for Learning in Singapore: Prerequisites for success
1415 – 1430 Mr. Samuel Chng
Psychology Applied to Health Group, University of Exeter
From driving to public transport: The case of UK and Singapore
1430 – 1445 Ms. Rupini Rajagopalan
ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, University of Reading
Corporate Legal Responsibility and Stock Returns
1445 – 1500 Ms. Farhana Abdul Fatah
Department of Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick
Listening to the Voices of the Non-Veiled: How do non-veiled Malaysian Muslim women negotiate their religious identity?
1500 – 1515 Ms. Ming Wei Chong
Department of Law, University of Leeds
Police Negligence, Liability and Immunity- Should the notion of police immunity be abolished?
1515 – 1545 Break
1545 – 1600 Mr. Beng Thye Tan
Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge
Policy Development in Nuclear Energy
1600 – 1615 Ms. Sarah Ghazali
Centre for Multidisciplinary and Intercultural Inquiry, University College London
Post-Conflict Survival Narratives: Analysis of Academic Life in Fiction
1615 – 1630 Ms. Nur Suhaili Ramli
York Management School, University of York
Sustainability: Role of Global Brands in the Cosmetics Industry
1630 – 1645 Ms. Xin Ya Lim
Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge
How do students perceive themselves and others with mental illness? Investigating the relationship between self-concept and attitudes towards mental illness amongst university students.
1645 – 1700 Mr. Derk Tiong
Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge
Professional learning communities and self-efficacy theory for school improvement: exploring connections, possibilities and challenges.

Posters Presenters

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Theme 1 poster presentation abstracts available here


Dr. Gabriel Choong

Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham

Processability and Mechanical Response of Melt Processable Medical Polylactides for Resorbable Nanocomposite Implants


Mr. Ray Aun Fan

Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge

Two Dimensional Aerodynamic Flapping Mechanism


Mr. Mus’ab Shaharom

Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford

An Integrating Wide Dynamic Range nMOS Pixel with a Logarithmic Reference Voltage Generator


Ms. Siti Syuhaida Mohamed Yunus

Environment Department, University of York

Pharmaceutical Waste in the Environment


Ms. Karen Rodriguez

Institute for the Environment, Brunel University London

Modelling Water Quality in an Urban Catchment


Ms. May Ling Lai

Cavendish Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge

Tunable Tin-Based Organo-Halide Perovskite Light Emitting Diodes at Near-Infrared Emission



Theme 2 poster presentation abstracts available here


Mr. Alex Ng & Ms. Jana Brinket

School of Psychology, University of Kent

Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation: Can Visual Spatial Memory be Improved?


Mr. Benjamin Ng

Wellcome Trust / Cancer Research UK The Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge

Uptake of extracellular tau protein by cortical neurons induced from human iPSCs


Mr. Mohd Nazri Bajuri

Department of Engineering, Sciences, University of Oxford

A Hyperplastic Fibre-Reinforced Continuum Model of Healing Tendons with Distributed Collagen Fibre Orientations


Dr. Wan Noraini Wan Sulaiman

Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences

High Density Lipoprotein from Healthy Pregnant Women Improves Non-Pregnant Rat Uterine Artery Function


Mr. Jonathan Weijin Tay

School of Engineering and Materials Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London

Tumour-on-a-Chip: Fabrication of an in vitro microfluidic platform that can model the complexity of ovarian cancer growth in vivo


Ms. Yan Zi Au

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, University of Cambridge

Datamining mouse phenotyping information to identify new candidate genes influencing mammalian body composition


Mr. Gene Koh

Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, University of Cambridge

Leveraging two large cell line pharmacogenomic datasets for drug response marker discovery



Theme 3 poster presentation abstracts available here


Ms. Wen Li Toh

Faculty of English, University of Cambridge

Imaginative Geometry in the Poetry of Elizabeth Bishop


Ms. Zurina Moktar

Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

Business Model in Commercializing University Intellectual Property (IP)


Ms. Mei Lin Yeo

Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge

A GIS-Based Analysis for Healthcare-Orientated Development Planning in Changping District of Beijing


Ms. Ainul Nadhirah Hanafiah

Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge

From the experts’ eyes: Mental health stigma in Malaysia


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Yayasan Sime Darby, or Sime Darby Foundation, was established in 1982 and is the primary driver of Sime Darby Berhad’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.

The objectives of Yayasan Sime Darby are supported by its five pillars, namely: education; environment, community & health; youth & sports and arts & culture. While led by independent members of a Governing Council and managed by a dedicated team, Yayasan Sime Darby works closely with the Sime Darby Group, in areas of mutual interest.

Since its inception, Yayasan Sime Darby has awarded scholarships worth RM226 million to 2,815 students both in and outside Malaysia. It is supporting long term research projects of significant scientific value like the Stability of Altered Forest Ecosystems (SAFE) project which is the world’s largest ecological project, a joint effort with the Royal Society (The UK and Commonwealth Academy of Science). Yayasan Sime Darby is also actively involved in the development and improvements of sports in Malaysia namely track cycling, lawn bowling, cricket, tennis and golf. Under its community & health pillar, Yayasan Sime Darby supports initiatives to promote the well-being of disadvantaged people irrespective of race, culture, religion, creed or gender and works with established organisations to promote the development of arts and culture.


Established in 1974, Sunway Group is one of Malaysia’s largest public listed property-construction corporations with a combined market capitalisation of RM12 billion, a 14,000-strong employee base and 12 business divisions across 50 locations worldwide.

The 12 business divisions are Property, Construction, Hospitality, Retail, Leisure, Commercial, Trading & Manufacturing, Building Materials, Quarrying, Healthcare, Education and Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT).

Sunway’s innovation and financial performance are constantly balanced with our social and environmental responsibilities as evidenced by more than 200 international and national awards. In 2015, Sunway was named Property Company of the Year- Asia by UK-based World Finance Real Estate Awards 2015, ranked first at The Edge Top Property Developers Awards, clinched “Property Developer of the Year" at the 6th Malaysian Property Press Awards 2015, as well as Malaysia’s Top 10 Property Developerat the BCI Asia Awards 2015 among other wins.

Sunway is currently listed on the FTSE4Good Bursa Malaysia Index for its consistent demonstration of socially responsible business practices based on well-defined environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria. Our core values of Integrity, Humility and Excellencedeeply intertwine with our business framework and operating strategies.

Sunway champions corporate social responsibility (CSR) in three key areas namely Education, Healthcare and C.A.R.E. (Community Aid, Reach-out, and Enrichment) Projects through a host of sustainable programmes with a wide ranging impact on society and the people.

We also take pride in being a Master Community Developer adopting a unique “Build-Own-Operate” business model to create a win-win proposition for all stakeholders. We remain committed to growing alongside our communities in our integrated townships of Sunway Resort City, Sunway City Ipoh, and Sunway Iskandar in Malaysia.


Contact Singapore is an alliance of the Singapore Economic Development Board and Ministry of Manpower.  We engage overseas Singaporeans and global talent to work, invest and live in Singapore. Contact Singapore actively links Singapore-based employers with professionals to support the growth of our key industries.  We work with investors to realise their business and investment interests in Singapore. For information on working, investing and living in Singapore, please visit www.contactsingapore.sg or contact our worldwide offices. To apply for careers in Singapore, please visit our Contact Singapore Job Portal: www.contactsingapore.sg/jobs




STRAND Aerospace Malaysia (SAM) is part of the STRAND Group of companies with offices in Malaysia and the United Kingdom. Services covered by the STRAND Group include design, engineering for continuous product development (CPD), certification analysis (checkstress), manufacturing support, in-service support, aircraft structural integrity, development and research. With a worldwide customer base in Europe, US, Middle East, South East Asia and Japan, SAM work with a diversity of OEMs which includes Airbus, Boeing, MRJ and Bombardier. Among the STRAND Group of companies are Airbus approved technical signatories (static, composite, design, and fatigue & damage tolerance).

SAM offers consultancy services in providing tailor-made solutions in addressing the unique needs of their clients. High value offerings include Infrastructure and 3D Digital Experience where aerospace technology is applied for many other engineering verticals.

Since its establishment, SAM is becoming the focal point for the global aerospace industry in Asia. SAM has formed strategic partnerships in the area of human capital development specifically targeted for the Engineering Services industry. This includes MARA, where they support the development of the Asia Aerospace City (AAC) brand with 6 pillars of solution; Business Consulting Centre, Professional Development Centre, Research & Technology, Engineering Services, Investments and Infrastructure.


Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) was established as an independent, industry-driven non-profit organisation in 1993 and was formally incorporated as a company limited by guarantee on 15th October 1994. Under the patronage of YAB Prime Minister of Malaysia, MIGHT is governed by a Board of Directors, helmed through the joint-chairmanship of a prominent private sector personality and the Science Advisor to the Prime Minister. MIGHT’s core business remains consensus building through its think-tank platform designed to harness high technology for business and commercial applications.

Despite being under the purview of the Prime Minister's Department, MIGHT is a membership driven organization. That means it exists to serve the needs of its members who represent the best of industry, government and academia. For these members, MIGHT acts as a key interlocutor, bringing together policy, funding and technology to advance high technology interests in Malaysia. Whether through its international ties, market-leading consultancy services, or a combination of its other programmes, MIGHT constantly delivers the best outcomes to its members.

Uniquely positioned as the lead agency for the internationalization of science, technology and innovation in Malaysia, MIGHT provides members unparalleled access to global thought-leadership in technology centres of excellence around the world. Since its inception in 1993 MIGHT has kept a steady hand on the helm of Malaysia's high technology ecosystem, pioneering global relationships, leading the national strategy on high technology development and acting as a catalyst for industry advancement.

Today MIGHT is more central than ever, lending key support to national objectives for global competitiveness and sustainable development in high-value, knowledge-based industries. No other agency has the clout nor the capability of MIGHT to empower industry, government and academia towards a global future in science, technology and innovation.