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Engineering academic wins silver medal

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Dr Show Pau Loke, an academic at University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus's Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, won the silver medal at the International Conference and Exposition on Inventions by Institutions of Higher Learning (PECIPTA) on 9 October at Stadium Tertutup Kompleks Sukan Negeri Gong Badak, Kuala Nerus, Terengganu.

The award was presented to him by Higher Education Ministry director-general YBhg Datin Paduka Ir Dr Siti Hamisah Binti Tapsir.

The conference is a biannual program organised by the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia together with its partner institution since 2001. PECIPTA aims to showcase innovative products and services from institutions of higher learning.

“I would like to thank the University for giving me the opportunity to participate in this very reputable competition. It is also a wonderful event which allows us to present our research to industry players, and foster closer industry-academia ties,” said Dr Show Pau Loke.

Dr Show is an Associate Professor at the University and holds a PhD in bioprocess engineering. His research is specifically in bioseparation engineering, which deals with the scientific and engineering principles involved in large-scale separation and purification of biological products.

He has published more than 70 research journal papers, several book chapters and presented more than 20 research papers at international conferences. He has been the primary researcher for 15 externally funded projects, and a reviewer for more than 50 peer-reviewed journals.
Currently, he is the main supervisor for five PhD students. In addition to all his outstanding achievements, he was also invited to serve as an editorial board member for a well-known Elsevier journal, called the Biochemical Engineering Journal.

In October last year, Dr Show won the Young Chemical Engineer in Research Award from The Institution of Chemical Engineers’ (IChemE) during IChemE’s tenth anniversary celebration held in Kuala Lumpur.

Prior to this, he also won the Platinum Research Award in 2013, 2014 and 2015 from the University of Nottingham’s Research Division and the Gold Research Award in 2016 from the Faculty of Engineering at the University.

According to University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus Vice-Provost (Research and Knowledge Exchange) Professor Claire O’Malley: “As a leading research university, we are very proud of the achievement of Pau Loke, which is the result of hard work and dedication to be among the best in his field of research. He is a great example of how it is possible to combine high quality science with impact that is relevant to industry and society.”


PECIPTA aims to enhance networking and collaboration among its participants, industry and others potential players to further explore and commercialise their products.

Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) and Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA) co-hosted the ninth PECIPTA.

(Image caption: (from left to right): UNMC Research Support Office Manager Anitapadmani Pathmathasan; Higher Education Excellence Planning Division Director Yg. Bhg. Professor Dr Raha binti Abdul Rahim; Higher Education Ministry director-general YBhg Datin Paduka Ir Dr Siti Hamisah Binti Tapsir; Dr Shaw Pau Loke and UNMC Associate Professor Dr Iman Yi Liao.


More information is available from Dr Shaw Pau Loke  or Josephine Dionisappu, PR & Communications Manager at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus on, +6 (03) 8924 8746 .

Notes to editor: The University of Nottingham is a research-intensive university with a proud heritage, consistently ranked among the top one per cent in the world. Studying at the University of Nottingham is a life-changing experience and we pride ourselves on unlocking the potential of our 44,000 students - Nottingham was named University of the Year for Graduate Employment in the 2017 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, was awarded gold in the TEF 2017 and features in the top 20 of all three major UK rankings. We have a pioneering spirit, expressed in the vision of our founder Sir Jesse Boot, which has seen us lead the way in establishing campuses in China and Malaysia - part of a globally connected network of education, research and industrial engagement. We are ranked eighth for research power in the UK according to REF 2014. We have six beacons of research excellence helping to transform lives and change the world; we are also a major employer and industry partner - locally and globally.

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Posted on 17th October 2017

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