Melaka 12 December 2013 : Department of Chemistry Malaysia was represented by its Melaka branch in Expo Nanotechnology Malaysia 2013 at the Melaka International Trade Centre (MITC) from 11-12 December 2013.
The Nanotechnology Malaysia 2013 Programme – Convention and Exposition was organized by the National Nanotechnology Directorate (NND), Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI). This programme gathered together experts and researchers within and outside Malaysia to showcase their experience and findings in the advancement of nanotechnology through participation in Convention on Nanotechnology Education on 10 December 2013, followed by Workshop and Exposition on 11-12 December 2013. Both the Convention and Workshop were officially launched by the Honourable Datuk Abu Bakar Bin Mohamed Diah, Deputy Minister of MOSTI, who also visited the exhibition site on 11 December 2013 together with Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Dr. Mohd. Azhar Bin Hj. Yahaya, Deputy Secretary General (Policy) MOSTI.
Department of Chemistry Melaka had put on show posters covering all its filed of work (forensic, environment, water, food, industry, and microbiology). Interactive exhibition highlighted this time included microscopic examination and colony count on mould culture by a colony counter used in the microbiology laboratory; calculation of sugar and fat content in various food and drink items; pH measurement; and estimation of suspended solid in polluted river water samples.
The Honourable Deputy Minister of MOSTI at Kimia Melaka booth
The Honourable Deputy Minister of MOSTI attracted to the Ketum leaves on display
A visitor enquired about the dangerous drug tablets showcased by the Narcotic Division
Interactive exhibition by the microbiology laboratory received good response
Interactive exhibition by the environmental laboratory
The Forensic Division had displayed common items analysed by the laboratory such as dangerous drug in tablet form, expended cartridge casing and expended bullet. The exhibits attracted interest of visitors. The majority of visitor this time around came from the Expo exhibitors (university, industry and government agencies), with some interested public. All visitors gave encouraging remark to the exhibition.