Palm Oil Processing

Virtual Event: IChemE Student Chapter Festival 2022

Virtual Event: IChemE Student Chapter Festival 2022
  • Date From 26th March 2022
  • Date To 2nd April 2022
  • Price Free of charge, open to all.
  • Location Online: 09:00 MYT. Duration: 2 days.


IChemE Student Chapter Festival 2022 is a national get-together event that involves engineering undergraduates from various public and private universities. The two-day event is organised by IChemE Universiti Malaya Student Chapter (IChemE UM-SC), in collaboration with University of Nottingham Malaysia IChemE Student Chapter (UNM IChemE SC), and supported by POPSIG.


  1. To foster a strong connection between IChemE Student Chapters.
  2. To understand the processing and manufacturing industry.
  3. To expose participants towards the tasks and responsibilities of a chemical engineer.


Jaybalan A/L Tamahrajah, Senior Technologist, KL-Kepong Oleomas Sdn Bhd

Topic: Role of Chemical Engineers in Palm Oil Industry (Sustainability)
Dr Jaybalan is a Senior Technologist at KL-Kepong Oleomas Sdn Bhd in Westport. He conducts studies, investigations, improvements and development of oleochemical products produced via sustainable processes. His research span over 10 years in Germany, Russia and Malaysia in the field of chemical thermodynamics, silicates and clay minerals for waste water treatment and carbon capture.

Kumaran A/L Krishnan, Production Manager, KL-Kepong Oleomas Sdn Bhd

Topic: Virtual Site Tour to KLK Oleomas Sdn Bhd
Kumaran is a Production Manager at KL-Kepong Oleomas Sdn Bhd. He is responsible for oleochemical plant sections. For over 20 years, he has involved in process engineering, commissioning and production of the palm oil industry for plants at upstream and downstream. He currently works on new oleochemical plant expansion projects at KLK group.

Hii Ching Lik, Associate Professor, University of Nottingham Malaysia

Topics: Role of Chemical Engineers in Field of Food Processing & Introduction to Food and Drink Special Interest Group
Dr Hii is an Associate Professor in the University of Nottingham Malaysia. He received his BEng (Hons) degree in chemical engineering in 1996 (UMIST), MSc degree in food processing and engineering in 2004 (UPM, Malaysia), and PhD degree in chemical engineering in 2010 (University of Nottingham Malaysia).

Lim Jihn Yih, Senior Engineer, Top Glove Corp Bhd

Topic: Life as An Engineer in Top Glove
Jihn Yih is a senior engineer in HQ Fuel Team at Top Glove, where he works in a fast pace working environment. His characteristics including good soft skill and high alertness lead to his career advancement at Top Glove.


  • Day 1 (26 March 2022): 09:00—13:00 MYT
  • Day 2 (2 April 2022): 09:30—13:00 MYT


Day 1

  • 09:00—09:30 
    Opening Ceremony

  • 09:30—10:10 
    Presentation: Food and Drink Sector

  • 10:10—10:15 

  • 10:15—11:15 
    Sharing Session: Life as an Engineer in Top Glove 

  • 11:15—11:30
    Dismiss for the participants of talks and visit

  • 11:30—12:40 
    Bonding Session

  • 12:40—13:00
    Bonding Session - Lucky Draw

Day 2

  • 09:30—10:30 
    Presentation: Role of Chemical Engineers in Palm Oil Industry (Sustainability)

  • 10:30—10:40

  • 10:40—11:20
    Virtual IChemE Carnival

  • 11:20—12:20 
    Virtual Site Tour of Palm Oil Industry

  • 12:20—12:40 
    Kahoot Challenge

  • 12:40—13:00
    Closing Ceremony


POPSIG has collaborated with Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) on Educational Roadshow since 2019. POPSIG gratefully appreciates the generous sponsorship to the prize provided by MPOC.


The presentation will be delivered via Zoom.

You are advised to join the event at least ten minutes before the scheduled start time, to allow for your computer to connect.

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