Gold for 4 Research Teams at ITEX

Four teams from Monash University Malaysia awarded gold medals at the 2016 International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition.

All four teams from Monash Malaysia who participated, were each awarded gold medals at the 2016 International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition (ITEX). Organised by the Malaysian Invention and Design Society (MINDS), the exhibition aimed to cultivate the ability to think critically - a quality separating innovators from followers.

Held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, the event attracted 1,000 creations by inventors and researchers from both local and international universities and research institutes.

The inventions were judged based on the following criteria: novelty; inventiveness; usefulness and application; presentation and demonstration; market and commercial potential; and environmental friendliness.

Congratulations to all four Monash teams and their gold inventions!

Associate Professor Md Ezharul Hoque Chowdhury

Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Title of Invention: World's First pH-Sensitive Inorganic Nano-Crystals to Serve as Super-Efficient Drug-Transporter

Dr Narayanan Ramakrishnan and Mr Lee Neam Heng (Monash PhD student)

School of Engineering

Title of Invention: MONASH MAS - UV LED Mask Aligner System

Professor Ishwar Parhar, Dr Satoshi Ogawa and Dr Shogo Moriya


Title of Invention: Combination of Ghrelin and Kisspeptin Analogs (GPR54 Agonists) for Growth of Aquatic Animals

Dr Pushpamalar A/P Janarthanan, Dr Saravanan Muniyandy

School of Science

Title of Invention: Biodegradable Polymers for Drug Delivery and Waste Water Treatment