Awards & Recognition

Industrial Grants

Congratulation to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Azli Yahya and Dr. Syafiqah Saidin, the full fellows of IJN-UTM CEC, for securing two industrial grants from Mindmatics Sdn. Bhd. (2 years project) and IJN Sdn. Bhd. (1 year project) with a total amount of RM283,230. The project with Mindmatics involves the development of machining metallic implants while the project with IJN involves the development of research management system. 

23 November 2024

UTM Research of the Week

Introducing UTM Researcher of the Week, Dr. Syafiqah Saidin, a senior lecturer at the Department of Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, UTM Johor Bahru. Dr. Syafiqah, an alumna of UTM, specializes in Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering, and Drug Delivery. She is also the Director of the IJN-UTM CEC, conducting her research under the Health & Wellness Research Alliance

25 January 2024

Postdoctoral Fellow

Welcome to Dr. Jaweria Ambreen from COMSATS University, Pakistan for your appointment as UTM Postdoctoral Fellow for 2 years until 30 June 2025. Dr. Jaweria is supervised under Dr. Syafiqah Saidin, working on the UTM Fantastic 4 Program: Biodegradable Materials. She is majorly working in Biomedical Sciences Laboratory and Biocompatibility Laboratory.

10 January 2024

7th ICNB 2023

Congratulation to Dida Faadihilah Khrisna, under the supervision of Dr. Syafiqah Saidin for the Best Presenter Award in one of the sessions at 7th International Conference on Nanomaterials and Biomaterials (ICNB 2023) which was held at Chiang Mai, Thailand on the article, ‘Morphological and Characterization Analysis of PCL/Estradiol Electrospun Membrane for Bone Regeneration Application’.

23 November 2023

YPWLC: 2nd Place Winner

Heartiest congratulations to Kugambikai Vangetaraman, under the supervision of Dr. Syafiqah Saidin, who won the 2nd place at the Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition 2023. Subsequently, she has placed Malaysia at the second podium globally. Her presentation video has been showcased on IOM3 website:

08 November 2023

25th INATEX 2023

Warmest congratulations to Dr. Syafiqah Saidin, our Director and her team members who successfully won the Gold Award for the innovation/invention of “Factor VII Biodegradable Cardiac Patch” at the 25th Industrial Art and Technology Exhibition (INATEX 2023) held at UTMKL Residency. 

25-26 October 2023

FRGS, PDRU and iConnect Grants

Congratulation to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Azli YahyaDr. Syafiqah Saidin and Dr. Raimi Dewan for the approval of FRGS grant with a total amount of RM433,860. Congratulation too to Dr. Syafiqah Saidin (PDRU grant: RM128,279.60) and Prof. Dr. Ida Idayu (iConnect Grant: RM 50,000) for both acquired grants.

07 October 2023

Adjunct Professor: Institut Jantung Negara

Congratulation to Prof. Datuk Dr. Aizai Azan Abdul Rahim (CEO of IJN), Prof. Dr. Hasri Samion (CCO of IJN) and Prof. Dato’ Dr. Suhaini Kadiman (Director of Clinical Research, IJN) for the continuation appointment as UTM Adjunct Professor from 1 Sept 2023 until 31 August 2024

01 September 2023

National Materials Lecture Competition 2023

Congratulation Kugambikai Vangetaraman, our Ph.D. student supervised by Dr. Syafiqah Saidin, who was crowned as a Champion of the National Materials Lecture Competition 2023. She will be representing Malaysia in the Virtual Young Persons’ World Competition 2023 (YPWLC 2023) which will take place in November 2023.

28 August 2023

MKiNE iHumEn 2023

IJN-UTM CEC manage to secure  The Prestige Research Centre Award under iHumEn for the 2022 achievement with the best marks in Section Quality & Quantity of Research), D (Postgraduate), G (Networking) and  H (Resources). 11 awards have been attained individually by IJN-UTM CEC fellows and staff. Congratulation.

11 August 2023

Innovate Malaysia Design Competition 2023

Congratulation Lim Su Shen, Kan Nae Cherng and Florence Sung Jade Wen (SV: Dr. Hau Yuan Wen) for the Second Prize in the Innovate Malaysia Design Competition 2023 with the projects ‘Cuffless Blood Pressure Meter with IoT Integrated for Smart Healthcare Purposes’ under the track ‘Cloud, Web & Mobile Apps Design’.

07 August 2023

Innovation Malaysia Design Competition 2023

Congratulation Joyce Lim Xin Yee, Cheah Jee Syuen and Tan Yu Wei (SV: Dr. Hau Yuan Wen) for the First Prize in the Innovate Malaysia Design Competition 2023 with the projects ‘6 Minutes Walk Test (6MWT) Monitoring System for Remote Monitoring and Supervision of Rehabilitation with Vital Signs Monitoring’ under the track ‘Cloud, Web & Mobile Apps Design’.

07 August 2023

Innovation Malaysia Design Competition 2023

Congratulation Joyce Lim Xin Yee, Cheah Jee Syuen and Tan Yu Wei (SV: Dr. Hau Yuan Wen) for the the Excellence Award Winner in the Innovate Malaysia Design Competition 2023 with the projects ‘6 Minutes Walk Test (6MWT) Monitoring System for Remote Monitoring an Supervision of Rehabilitation with Vital Signs Monitoring’.

07 August 2023

Materials Lecture Competition 2023

Congratulation Kugambikai Vangetaraman (SV: Dr. Syafiqah Saidin) for the gold medal in UTM  MLC 2023 with the title ‘Dual-composite co-electrospun polyurethane/chitosan & polyvinil alcohol/elastin for vascular patch’. She has been selected as one of the 5 finalists to National MLC.

03 August 2023

Chartered Engineer: Dr. Hau Yuan Wen

Congratulation Dr. Hau Yuan Wen for the recognition as Chartered Engineer by UK Engineering Council, and Institution of Engineering & Technology

17 July 2023

Consultation Service Analysis

Congratulation Prof. Dr. Kahar Osman for securing RM 20,245 for the service analysis on ‘Simulation Thermal Energy Storage for Insafoam Insulator (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. – Secondary Flows due to Beam Installation to the Thermocline Thickness. In the team: Prof. Dr. Kahar Osman, Dr. Mohamad Ikhwan Kori and two students.

17 April 2023

Professional Technologist by MBOT

Congratulation Prof. Ts. Dr. Ida Idayu for being awarded Professional Technologist by the Malaysian Board of Technology (MBOT).

12 March 2023

UTM Senate Member 2023 – 2026

Congratulation to Prof. Dr. Ida Idayu for her appointment as UTM Senate Member from 2023 to 2026. May this appointment will drive UTM, more in excellence forward.  

13 January 2023

Hi-Tech F4 Grant

Congratulation Dr. Syafiqah Saidin for securing RM800,000 for the Hi-Tech F4 Grant, entitled ‘Advanced Materials for Biodegradable Implant with Osseocompatibility Properties. There are 3 Projects under this one Program and she is the Project Leader for Project 3.

04 December 2022

First Winner of YPWLC 2022

Congratulation Rathosivan Gopal as Malaysia’s representative for winning the First Place in Young Person’s World Lecture Competition (YPWLC 2022). He presented the project under the supervision of Dr. Syafiqah Saidin with the title ‘Immobilisation of factor VII through polydopamine grafting of polycaprolactone membrane for cardiac bleeding’.

11 November 2022

UTM Distinguished Visiting Professor

Congratulation to Prof. Dr. Hak Yong Kim (Google scholar H-index = 92) from Jeonju International University, South Korea for being appointed as UTM Distinguished Visiting Professor for one year. He will be liased with Dr. Syafiqah Saidin in the development of tubular vascular graft.  

26 October 2022

How to be Successful in Doing Your Final Year Project: Learning from Experience at UTM

Dr. Hau Yuan Wen has delivered sharing talk on ‘How to be Successful in Doing Your Final Year Project: Learning from Experience at UTM’ to Telkom University’s students. May this talk will enhance FYP conduction at TelU, Indonesia.

20 October 2022

Position Promotion to Assistant Science Officer CA32

Congratulation Mr. Azren Azrey for his position (Assistance Science Officer) promotion,  to position Grade CA32. May this promotion lighten more working spirit for better achievements.

25 July 2022

Citra Karisma 2022: Indexed Journal Writer

Congratulation Prof. Dr. -Ing. Eko Supriyanto and Dr. Syafiqah Saidin, the fellows of IJN-UTM CEC for being awarded the ‘Citra Karisma 2022: Indexed Journal Writer’, for Centre of Excellence category under Institute of Human Centered Engineering.  

20 July 2022

Post-doctoral Fellow 

Congratulation to Dr. Syaidah Md. Saleh for the appointment as post-doctoral fellow at IJN-UTM Cardiovascular Engineering Centre under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ida Idayu Muhamad. Dr. Syaidah will continue Prof. Ida’s research on insulin patch drug delivery.

20 July 2022

Felo Akademi Sains Malaysia

Congratulation to Prof. Dr. Ida Idayu Muhamad, for the appointment as Felo Akademi Sains Malaysia (ASM) for the session 2022/2023

01 June 2022

iHumEn Strategic Planning and MKiNE 2022

Congratulation to all staff and fellows of IJN-UTM CEC who attained the annual awards from iHumEn. In total, there are 11 awards, have been given for individual achievement. The strategic planning also was conducted to improve iHumEn outputs liaising to the MyRA requirement.

18-19 May 2022

Hyper Interdisciplinary Conference

Dr. Hau Yuan Wen was invited to share a Tech Splash on MyThrob on 12 February 2022. The speech was delivered in Next Generation of Smart Engineering & Manufacturing Conference session, hosted by Hyper Interdisciplinary Conference.

12 February 2022

UTM  – IT-PLN International Research Grant RM 521,000

Congratulation Prof. Dr. -Ing. Eko Supriyanto for securing an international grant from IT-PLN (Institut Teknologi Perusahaaan Listrik Negara, Indonesia). The project entitled Smart Power Management System in Indonesia, worth RM 521,000.

17 January 2022

Consultation Project at Eastwood Park Academy Sdn. Bhd.

Dr. Syafiqah managed to secure RM 21,000 consultation program at Eastwood Park Academy Sdn. Bhd.  The session of 12 hours will be conducted on the area of anatomy and physiology and 8 hours session on the Electrical Safety Test (EST) and Basic Medical Devices.


06 January 2022

Deputy Director of IJN-UTM CEC

Congratulation Dr. Hau Yuan Wen for the appointment as Deputy Director of IJN-UTM Cardiovascular Engineering Centre. Her appointment is effective from 17 October 2021 until 16 October 2023. May her present will stregthen the Management Committe of the Centre.

20 November 2021

3rd International Biofluid Symposium 2021

Prof. Dr. Kahar Osman and Dr. Ahmad Zahran delivered their keynote sessions in the 3rd International Biofluid Symposium 2021 to the Tohoku University’s researchers and students.

18 November 2021


Seminar Nasional Sains dan Teknologi (SEMNASTEK 2021) was held with the theme ‘Enhancing Sustainability Technology towards Society 5.0’, organised by Fakultas Teknik Muhammadiyah Jakarta, Indonesia. Prof. Dr. Ida Idayu is one of the keynote speakers in this big event.

17 November 2021

Webinar on Management of Future Healthcare & Wellness Centre

Dato’ Dr. Suhaini Kadiman, our Steering Committee and Prof. Dr. -Ing. Eko Supriyanto, our research fellow have shared their thought in Webinar on Management of Future Healthcare & Wellness Centre which focus on ASEAN perspective. 

15 November 2021

Felo Akademi Profesor Malaysia

Congratulations to Prof. Dr. Ida Idayu Muhamad, for being appointed as Felo Akademi Profesor Malaysia among 5 other UTM professors who received the same appointment.

12 October 2021

Bringing a Medical Device to the Market

In this webinar, Dr. Hau Yuan Wen has been invited to discuss the strategies to navigate regulatory challenges and effective commercialization for academicians and researchers. In collaboration between Malaysian Life Science Accelarator (MyLiSA) UM, MDA, NCKU Overseas Hub and UTM

14 October 2021

UTMShine 2021

Dr. Syafiqah Saidin has been awarded UTMShine grant with the amount of RM 40,000. Her project title is ‘Dual-Functional Surfaces of Everolimus Immobilised on Polymer Scaffold Mediated by Polydopamine for Stent Development’.

5 October 2021


Congratulation Dr. Syafiqah Saidin for the appointment as IJN-UTM Cardiovascular Engineering Centre, effective from 1 October 2021 until 30 September 2024.

1 October 2021

Gold Medal in INACIX2021

Congratulation Prof. Dr. Ida Idayu for securing a gold medal in International Alumni Convention & Innovation Exhibition 2021 (INACIX2021) on the innovation entitled ‘Safenseafoo’.

18 – 20 September 2021

INTEL Business Comes Alive 2021

Our research fellow, Dr. Jasmine Hau Yuan Wen (myThrob) has  presented how her team, are leveraging technology to build a useful device that will revolutionize cardiac healthcare, emphasizing the urgency of early detection & prevention of heart disease.

15 September 2021

Re-Engineering Life : After COVID-19

Prof. Dr. Ida Idayu has been invited by Fakultas Teknik, Universitas Muhammadiyah Jakarta, Indonesia to share her experience and guidance on a topic ‘Re-Engineering Life: After COVID-19 in the Webinar Kuliah Perdana.

11 September 2021

Grant & Funding: Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)

Dr. Ahmad Zahran has earned RM150,643 from Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) through FRGS grant on the research project ‘Analysis on Pulsatile Balloon Pump Effect on Congenital Heart Disease Fontan Circulation’.

9 September 2021

Appointment: Chair of SKBSK, UTM

Dr. Ahmad Zahran  has been appointed as Chair of School of Biomedical Engineering & Health Sciences (SBEHS), Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, starting from 1 July 2021.

1 July 2021

Mitsubishi Electric Award & ROHTO Pharmaceutical Award

Dr. Hau Yuan Wen has secured a total of SGD$5000 in Tech Planter Malaysia: Tech Plan Demo Day for her product ‘UTM-my Throb: An intelligent home-based heart monitoring device’

26 June 2021

Grant & Funding: Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)

Prof. Dr. Kahar Osman has earned RM71,383 from Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) through FRGS grant on the research project ‘Parametric Analysis of Intracranial Aneurysm Coil Porosity for Blood Coagulation Potential’.

30 October 2020

MTDC Technology Conference & Exhibition 2019: Gold Medal

Dr. Hau Yuan Wen became the Champion in Grand Finale Pitching Competition on the my-Throb project at MTDC Technology Conference & Exhibition 2019.

1-2 October 2019

PECIPTA 2019: Silver Medals

Dr. Hau Yuan Wen and Dr. Syafiqah have secured two silver medals in International Conference and Exposition on Inventions by Institutions of Higher Learning (PECIPTA) 2019 on the my-Throb and chlorhexidine coating projects.

22-23 September 2019

Top Research Scientist Malaysia (TRSM)

Prof. Dr. Ida Idayu has been listed as Top Research Scientist Malaysia (TRSM) by Academy of Sciences Malaysia for her prominent research and publications in the area of science and technology.

1 November 2018

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