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3 February 2020: DEIS Malaysia’s Presence at 2020 PTeC and MyHVnet Colloquium

Monday, February 17th, 2020

By Ir. Dr. Lau Kwan Yiew (UTM)

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The 2020 Power Technology and Research (PTeC) and Malaysian High Voltage Network (MyHVnet) Colloquium was successfully held at Universiti Teknologi MARA, Penang, on 03 February 2020. The colloquium, co-organised by IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (DEIS) Malaysia Chapter, MyHVnet and Universiti Teknologi MARA, has seen a strong presence of the high voltage community in Malaysia, as well as members of the DEIS Malaysia Chapter.

The colloquium, as its name implied, was the first colloquium organised by PTeC, but the third colloquium organised by MyHVnet since MyHVnet’s informal inception in 2015 by members from various Malaysian organisations. In the 2020 PTeC and MyHVnet Colloquium, the topics of interest have been expanded to include high voltage, power systems, power electronics, and renewables. The colloquium, which consisted of 2 keynote speeches and about 40 paper presentations, was an excellent opportunity for researchers and engineers to present and discuss their latest findings. More details about MyHVnet Colloquium are available at https://ivat.utm.my/myhvnet/news/

The DEIS Malaysia Chapter wishes to thank all committee members and participants for making the colloquium a success. The DEIS Malaysia Chapter looks forward to engaging in more events like this.

3 February 2020: Membership Drive Activity

Monday, February 17th, 2020

By Ir. Dr. Lau Kwan Yiew (UTM)

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In conjunction with the 2020 Power Technology and Research (PTeC) and Malaysian High Voltage Network (MyHVnet) Colloquium held at Universiti Teknologi MARA, Penang, on 03 February 2020, a DEIS membership drive activity was carried out to promote the DEIS membership to the colloquium attendees and to bring awareness to them on the presence of the IEEE DEIS Malaysia Chapter.

The IEEE DEIS Malaysia Chapter was established in Malaysia in May 2015 with the aim to enhance networking and stimulate research and development in the field of dielectrics and electrical insulation in Malaysia. Its field of interest is in line with that of DEIS, i.e., the study and application of dielectric phenomena and behavior and the development, characterization, and application of all gaseous, liquid and solid electrical insulating materials and systems utilized in electrical and electronic equipment.

The IEEE DEIS Malaysia Chapter hopes to promote the close cooperation and exchange of technical information among its members. The IEEE DEIS members will have the opportunity of networking with a large number of experts worldwide, sharing the results of their research activities and remain informed with the latest developments in their field. For more information, please visit:

http://deis.ieeemy.org/ (IEEE DEIS Malaysia Chapter)

http://www.ieeedeis.org/ (IEEE DEIS)

2 February 2020: Introduction to First Aid and CPR Training

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

By Ir. Dr. Nor Asiah Muhamad (USM)

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School of Electrical & Electronics Engineering (SEEE), Universiti Sains Malaysia together with IEEE DEIS Malaysia Chapter and Malaysia High Voltage Network (MyHVnet) has conducted Introduction to First Aid and CPR Training at SEEE Engineering Campus, Nibong Tebal Penang on Sunday, 2nd February 2020 from 8.30am to 6.30 pm. The training was conducted by Mr Sunjay MS from Malaysia Red Crescent Penang State. A number of 24 participants have registered and joined the training. The training aims are to learn how to preserve life, prevent condition from becoming worse and promote recovery. During the session, the participants have learned completed First Aid and CPR theory and practical.

The syllabus included:

i) Scope of first aid.

ii) Trauma emergencies that covers for wounds & bleeding, fractures & dislocation/ sport injuries, burn & scalds.

iii) Cardiac & respiratory emergencies that cover topic of asphyxia, shock.

iv) Cardia pulmonary ressucitataion (CPR) & include the use of AED lifting & transportation.

v) Examination & Certification.

The examination was conducted at the afternoon session.

1-2 February 2020: International Conference on Communication, Electrical and Computer Networks (ICCECN 2020)

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

By Associate Professor Ir. Dr. Hazlee Azil Illias (University of Malaya)

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The first International Conference on Communication, Electrical and Computer Networks (ICCECN 2020) had been successfully organised at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 1st and 2nd February 2020. The conference was co-organised by the Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, IEEE University of Malaya Student Branch, IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (DEIS) Malaysia Chapter and Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Malaya.

The objectives of ICCECN 2020 were to share the latest research and development in the field of communication, electrical and computer networks among students and researchers from public and private academic institutions; and to provide a platform for students and researchers from various affiliations to meet and discuss on common research interest.

ICCECN 2020 consisted of four main tracks, which include Communication Systems and Networks, Electronic Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. The conference program consisted of 2 keynote speeches, 2 workshops and 4 presentation sessions.

The conference received a total submission of 60 papers from various academic institutions and industries from all over the world. After a rigorous peer review process, 45 high-quality papers were accepted for publication. However, only 30 papers were published in the ICCECN 2020 conference proceedings.

On the first day of the conference, the Conference Chair and the Counselor of IEEE University of Malaya Student Branch, Associate Professor Ir. Dr. Hazlee Azil Illias, gave a welcoming remark during the opening ceremony. Then, the conference was continued with the first keynote speech entitled “The Role of Power Electronics in Providing a Sustainable Energy Supply,” delivered by Professor Dr. Saad Mekhilef from University of Malaya. After that, two oral sessions were conducted, where papers from various themes were presented. At the end of the first day of the conference, a workshop entitled “Learn algorithms: Sorting it out with Python” was delivered by Dr. Raja Jamilah Raja Yusof from University of Malaya.

On the second day of the conference, the day was begun with the second keynote speech entitled “Routing Strategy for Post Disaster Communication Network” delivered by Professor Ir. Dr. Kaharudin Dimyati from University of Malaya. After that, another two oral sessions were conducted, where papers from various themes were presented. Before the conference ended, a workshop entitled “Academic digital platforms and its role on increasing researcher impact” was delivered by Dr. Saif Alsewaidi from Arabic Researcher ID. Finally, the conference was concluded with a closing remark by Associate Professor Ir. Dr. Hazlee Azil Illias and award presentation.

18th January 2020: IEEE DEIS Malaysia Chapter 2020 AGM

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

By Ts. Dr. Wong Jee Keen Raymond (TARUC)

The 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (DEIS) Malaysia Chapter was successfully held on 18th January 2020 at Pulse Grande Hotel, Putrajaya, Malaysia.

The meeting was attended by active members of IEEE DEIS Malaysia Chapter. The meeting began with a welcoming address by the 2019 Chapter Chair, endorsement of 2019 AGM’s meeting minutes, 2019 Chapter activities report, 2019 Chapter account report, dissolution of 2019 committee members and election of 2020 committee members.

The elected IEEE DEIS Malaysia Chapter committee members for 2020 are as follows:
Past Chair: Ir. Dr. Lau Kwan Yiew
Chair: Associate Professor Ir. Dr. Mohamad Kamarol Mohd Jamil
Vice Chair: Ir. Dr. Nor Asiah Muhamad
Secretary: Ts. Dr. Wong Jee Keen Raymond
Treasurer: Dr. Amir Izzani Mohamed
Executive Committee:
Associate Professor Dr. Hidayat Zainuddin
Associate Professor Ir. Dr. Hazlee Azil Illias
Associate Professor Dr. Azrul Mohd Ariffin
Associate Professor Dr. Mohd Taufiq Ishak
Associate Professor Dr. Norhafiz Azis

The meeting was continued with the appointment of 2020 auditors, address by the 2020 Chapter Chair and finally, a brief discussion on activity plans in 2020. The planned activities are workshop on High Voltage Test and Techniques, membership drive, dielectric tutorial, industrial talk, industrial visit and a Distinguished Lecturer Programme.

7th November 2019: 4th 2019 Committee Meeting of ICPADM 2021

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

By Dr. Hazlee Azil Illias (University of Malaya)

ICPADM 2021 Committee Meeting at UTM Johor Bahru

The fourth committee meeting of International Conference on the Properties and Applications of Dielectric Materials (ICPADM) 2021 was conducted on 7th November 2019 at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Johor Bahru. The meeting was chaired by Professor Dr. Zulkurnain Abdul Malek from UTM. During the meeting, every committee member provided updates on the tasks assigned. The agenda of the meeting was as follows:

    1) Welcoming remarks by General Chair of ICPADM 2021, Professor Dr. Zulkurnain Abdul Malek
    2) Endorsement of Committee Meeting Minutes 2019/3
    3) Discussion on ICPADM 2021:

      • Revision of financial budget
      • Discussion on Professional Conference Organiser
      • Each committee to update on tasks
      • Further discussion on relevant tasks

    4) Other matters

8-9th July 2019: Two-day Workshop on Scientific Writing

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

By Dr. Lau Kwan Yiew (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia)

The Institute of High Voltage and High Current, with the technical support of the IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (DEIS) Malaysia Chapter and Malaysian High Voltage Network (MyHVnet), has successfully organised a Two-day Workshop on Scientific Writing on 8 and 9 July 2019 at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). The facilitator of the workshop was Dr. Yasmin Shamsudin from Scientific Writing Coach of YS Consulting. The workshop was attended by 30 participants, who are mainly postgraduate students. It is hoped that the experience and knowledge shared during the workshop are beneficial to all participants and consequently, the number of published papers from institutions in Malaysia can be increased.

21st August 2019: Technical Talk on Protection Devices

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

By Dr. Lau Kwan Yiew (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia)

Mr. Quek (fourth from left) with participants

The IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (DEIS) Malaysia Chapter technically supported a technical talk on “Protection Devices: Miniature Circuit Breakers and Residual Current Circuit Breakers” organised by the Institute of High Voltage and High Current (IVAT), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), on 21 August 2019 at IVAT, UTM Johor Bahru.

During the talk, Mr. Geoffrey Quek, from Hager Engineering (M) Sdn. Bhd., shared his experience on the importance of protection devices and different categories of protection devices. In addition, the principles behind the operation of miniature circuit breakers and residual current circuit breakers were explained to the audience. Appropriate selections of protection devices, especially for residential buildings, were also highlighted. The talk later ended with a question-and-answer session between Mr. Quek and the audience, which allowed the audience to obtain further clarification regarding the topic.

DEIS and IVAT sincerely thank Mr. Quek for his kindness to share his expertise in the field of protection devices and hope to have more events like this in the future.

26th June 2019: Electrifying the Future: An Industry-Academic Knowledge Sharing Session

Monday, July 1st, 2019

By Dr. Azrul Mohd Ariffin (Universiti Tenaga Nasional)

Participants of IPE knowledge sharing session

On Wednesday 26th June 2019, IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (DEIS) Malaysia Chapter, in collaboration with the Institute of Power Engineering UNITEN and the Malaysian High Voltage Network (MyHVnet) had organized a half-day seminar entitled “Electrifying the Future: An Industry-Academic Knowledge Sharing Session”. This programme aimed to gather industry professionals and experts, as well as prominent researchers and academicians in the field of electrical engineering, to discuss the future of the electricity industry.

Two distinguished speakers were invited to present their lecture at this seminar. The first speaker was Ir Dr Mohd Fadzil Mohd Siam, the Chief Strategy Officer of TNB Research Sdn Bhd. His lecture entitled “Reimagining Grid of the Future – Our Roles and Perspective” focuses on the changing energy industry landscape in Malaysia, and TNB’s roles to support the Malaysia Electricity Supply Industry through its ‘Reimagining TNB’ strategic initiatives. The second lecture was given by Professor Paul Lewin, Head of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton. His presentation entitled “Future Electricity Networks – Ensuring Reliable Electrical Transmission and Distribution” discusses the evolution of UK transmission networks and the challenges in ensuring the delivery of a reliable and sustainable electricity network.

Around 30 participants from various universities and industries attended the seminar. Throughout this programme, valuable experiences were exchanged and fruitful discussions were made between the industry and academia within the electrical engineering domain. The committee members of the IEEE DEIS Malaysia Chapter would like to express their sincere thanks to the Institute of Power Engineering UNITEN and the Malaysian High Voltage Network (MyHVnet) for their commitment and support in making this seminar a success.

18th April 2019: High Voltage Seminar at IVAT, UTM

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

By Ir. Dr. Lau Kwan Yiew (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia)

High voltage seminar at IVAT, UTM

The IEEE Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (DEIS) Malaysia Chapter, in collaboration with the School of Electrical Engineering (SKE), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), successfully organised High Voltage Seminar on 18 April 2019 at SKE, UTM Johor Bahru. About 100 undergraduate students undertaking the High Voltage Technology course attended the seminar delivered by Ms. Nor Hidayah Rahim, a PhD candidate of the Institute of High Voltage and High Current (IVAT), UTM. Various interesting insights on dielectrics and electrical insulation, especially those related to nanodielectrics, were delivered by Ms. Hidayah during the seminar. Ms. Hidayah also shared with the students about research life at IVAT, high voltage research activities carried out at IVAT, and potential research areas that ones can explore for research purposes.

At the end of the seminar, an educational video about the IEEE DEIS was broadcasted to the students. Through the seminar, it is hoped that the students are aware of the latest research and networking relevant to high voltage engineering apart from obtaining their knowledge through classroom lectures and textbooks. This would allow the students to enhance learning through research information, in line with UTM’s effort to enrich the nexus between research, learning and teaching. Course Coordinator Dr. Noor Azlinda Ahmad and Seminar Coordinator Ir. Dr. Lau Kwan Yiew sincerely thank Ms. Hidayah for voluntarily delivering the seminar to the students.