XMUM Holds the Materials Lecture Competition 2022


On 13 May 2022, XMUM School of Energy and Chemical Engineering successfully organized XMUM Materials Lecture Competition (XMUM-MLC) 2022.  

In this lecture-based competition, each participant was asked to deliver a 15-minute presentation related to Materials or Mineral Science and Engineering, and answer questions from 3 different judges.   

The event was co-hosted by Center for Postgraduate Studies and Research (CPSR).

Dr. Ban Zhen Hong, Dr. Haw Choon Yian and Dr. Braedan Foo from School of Energy and Chemical Engineering were invited to serve as the judges. Yeow Teck Ann, a third-year undergraduate student from Chemical Engineering Programme, won the first prize with a cash prize of RM 500, while Khor Chee Zheng (Computer Science and Technology Programme) and Andersson T'ng Khai Shern (Chemical Engineering Programme) earned the second prize and the third prize, respectively. Yeow Teck Ann will represent XMUM in the National MLC 2022.

Below is the list of the prize winners and the titles of their presentations:


Name (Department)

Title of Presentation


Yeow Teck Ann (Chemical Engineering)

Recovery of fermented 1,3-Propanediol from waste glycerol


Khor Chee Zheng (Computer Science and Technology)

The mysterious spider web


Andersson T'ng Khai Shern (Chemical Engineering)

Superlattice heterostructure for design of gate oxide components in advanced transistors

“This is the first time that we organized XMUM-MLC and sent out a university finalist for the national MLC. In addition, it is our privilege to be nominated as the host for the upcoming national MLC 2022 by IMM (Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining, UK), said Dr Andrew Ng Kay Lup, Chairman of National MLC 2022. I would like to thank the XMUM-MLC judges and the committee team from CPSR, Innovation Center and School of Energy and Chemical Engineering for making this event a success.


Group photo

Materials Lecture Competition is an annual event organized by Institute of Materials Malaysia and the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining UK. The first prize winner of the university level will represent the university in the national competition, and the winner of the national level will progress to represent Malaysia in Young Persons' World Lecture Competition.


A Glance at XMUMC