IChemE Malaysia Awards 2022 finalists announced

IChemE Malaysia Awards 2022 finalists announced

1st August 2022

Twenty-eight finalist entries have been selected for the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Malaysia Awards 2022. The entries selected by the IChemE judging panel have the chance to win a coveted trophy for excellence in chemical, biochemical and process engineering.

Winners of the seven categories will be announced at the tenth IChemE Malaysia Awards, which will take place as a virtual ceremony on 10 October 2022*.

The projects submitted include work from IOI Edible Oils, Monash University Malaysia, Optimal Systems Engineering, Petronas, Top Glove Corporation, and TripleVs Venture.

Ir Dr Viknesh Andiappan, who chairs the IChemE Malaysia Awards judging panel, said:

“Many congratulations to the 2022 finalists. Their position as a finalist demonstrates their expert knowledge and innovation to address important technical, economic, environmental or social issues – they should all feel very proud to have been selected. This is a great achievement and a pertinent platform for recognition.

“Chemical engineers have a key role to play in society's biggest challenges and the projects that we have seen entered this year are no different. The judging panel was delighted to see entries focused on important aspects such as sustainability, net-zero emissions, circular economy and resource conservation. These aspects are essential in the effort to mitigate impacts of climate change.

“Thank you to everyone who entered this year’s awards and thank you to our volunteer judging panel for taking on the difficult, yet exciting job of reviewing so many high-quality entries. It was indeed a great honour to serve alongside the best that the chemical engineering community has to offer.”

Winners of the IChemE Malaysia Awards will qualify as finalists for the IChemE Global Awards, to be held in Manchester on 17 November 2022.

*NB: As of 29 September 2022, the date of the Malaysia Awards has changed from 10 October 2022 to 17 October 2022.

IChemE Malaysia Awards 2022 finalists

Oil & Gas Award

  • CO2 Research Centre (CO2RES), Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia – Hollow Fiber Membrane Prediction Program (HFMPPTM)
  • Petronas Group Research and Technology, Malaysia – Nanobubble for Enhanced Separation
  • Petronas Penapisan (Terengganu), Malaysia – Sustainable Low-Pressure Gaseous Nitrogen Supply to Continuous Catalyst Regenerator Unit (CCR)
  • Petronas Research, Malaysia – Cryogenic Nitrogen Removal (CryoNRU)

Palm Oil Award

  • Heriot-Watt University, KLKOleomas, UCSI University, Malaysia – Heat Exchanger Network Retrofitting of an Oleochemical Plant
  • IOI Edible Oils, Malaysia – Palm Based Bio-lubricants
  • Sime Darby Plantation Research, Malaysia – Enzyme Application at Diluted Crude Oil
  • TripleVs Venture, Malaysia – Pan-Gaea, Converting Palm-oil By-products into Aquafeed

Process Safety Award

  • Petroliam Nasional, Malaysia – Enhancement in Fire and Gas Mapping Study
  • Petronas, Malaysia – Process Safety Focused Enhancement
  • Petronas Penapisan (Terengganu), Malaysia – Elevating Oil Accounting System in Petronas Penapisan (Terengganu)
  • Petronas Penapisan (Terengganu), Malaysia – Chemical Reactivity Matrix at Storage Facilities

Student Chapter Award

  • Monash University Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Shah Alam, Malaysia
  • Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia
  • University of Nottingham, Malaysia

Sustainability Award

  • IOI Edible Oils – Reduce Fuel Consumption and Carbon Footprint
  • Sime Darby Plantation Research – Enzyme Application at Diluted Crude Oil
  • Top Glove Corporation – Reclaimed NBR Safety Shoe Outsole
  • TripleVs Venture – Pan-Gaea, Converting Palm-oil By-products into Aquafeed

Training & Development Award

  • Optimal Systems Engineering, Malaysia – Convention on Promotion of Energy Sustainability Best Practices
  • Petroliam Nasional (Petronas), Malaysia – Hybrid HAZOP Study – Approach and Workflow
  • Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia – Interactive Virtual Reality Plant Tour
  • CO2 Research Centre (CO2RES), Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Petronas Group Technical Solutions and School of Engineering, Monash University Malaysia – Recycle3Go

Young Researcher Award

  • Andrew Ng Kay Lup - Xiamen University Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Chia Shir Reen - Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), Malaysia
  • Claudia Li Chia Chirng - National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Khoo Kuan Shiong - Yuan Ze University, Taiwan


For more information please contact:

Claire Shepherd, Communications Executive, IChemE
t: +44 (0) 1788 534457
e: cshepherd@icheme.org

Rachael Whittles, Communications Executive and PR Lead, IChemE
t: +44 (0) 1788 534435
e: rwhittles@icheme.org

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