Reported by: Muhamma Na’im Nurfaiz Azwan, Universiti Teknologi MARA, UiTM Materials Lecture Competiton 2019 secretariat
Edited by: Dr. Amirah Amalina Ahmad Tarmizi, Universiti Teknologi MARA, IMM-UiTM student chapter advisor

IMM-UiTM Student Chapter has collaborated with Faculty of Mechanical Engineering to organise the UiTM Materials Lecture Competition 2019. It was held at Dewan Alamanda, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. The event was a success as it attracted attention and well-supported by students. The purpose of this event was to select the Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) representative for the Materials Lecture Competion 2019 (national level) that will be held at Universiti Teknikal Melaka (UteM). Total of ten students participated the competition and five of them have made to the final round which was on the 13th March 2019.

The competion started at 8.30 am with the arrival of the Honourable guess Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Academics and International Prof. Ts. Dr. Mohamad Kamal Harun, Dean of Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Prof. Ir. Dr. Muhammad Azmi Ayub, Dean of Faculty of Civil Engineering Prof. Dr. Zakiah Ahmad and the president of Society of Mechanical Engineering livelines (SoMEL) Prof. Salmiah Kasolang @ Kasalung. The invited judges for the final round of UiTM Materials Lecture Competition 2019 were Mr. Kang Kim Ang, Mr. Radzman Osman, Ir. Abdul Hamid Suleiman and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Melissa Chan Chin Han.
The Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Academic and International gave the opening speech for the competition. The final round UiTM Materials Lecture Competition 2019 began at 9.00 am. Contestants delivered their presentations and gained attention of audiance. The details of presenters and topics were as following:

No Name Topic
1 Muhamad Faizuwan Harol Anuar Properties of Aerographite
2 Nurlily Marlissa Azmin Implant for Knee’s Joint Replacement
3 Nurul Fariha Mohd Idrus Modification of Biochar with Magnesium Compound for Precipitation of Struvite for Phosphorus
4 Siti Sarirah Mohamad Noh Reshaping Plastic Waste to an Advanced Building Material
5 Mohammad Aidil Ali Mechanical Studeis of Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS) Reinforced with Carbon Black Blends

The final round UiTM Materials Lecture Competion 2019 ended at 12pm. The winner of the UiTM Materials Lecture Competition 2019 were given cash prize. The third place was Nurul Fariha Mohd Idrus, the runner up was Siti Sarirah Mohamad Noh and the winner for UiTM Materials Lecture Competition 2019 won by Momad Aidil Ali. The closing ceremony took place at 12.30 pm. and the Dean of Faculty of Mechanical Engineering closed the event by a closing speech. As a conclusion, IMM-UiTM Student Chapter would like to congratulate all the contestants and the winners of the UiTM Materials Lecture Competition 2019. We wish the best of luck for the UiTM representative for the Materials Lecture Competition 2019. We would like to thanks SoMEL as the major sponsor for this event. We would also like to express our appreciation to all who contribute to bring a success to the UiTM Materials Lecture Competition 2019.