An innovation project entitled “Ultra-Highly Sensitive Humidity Sensor Based on Novel Nickel Oxide Nanocarnation-Like Mesostructure Synthesized via Low-Temperature Immersion Approach” from Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) was awarded gold medal at International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition (ITEX) 2020. The project was led by Assoc. Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. Mohamad Hafiz Mamat and his team members, Mrs. Norfarariyanti Parimon, Ir. Ts. Musa Mohamed Zahidi, Ts. Dr. Mohd Firdaus Malek, Ts. Dr. Nor Diyana Md Sin, Dr. Latifah Jasmani, and Prof. Dr. Mohamad Rusop Mahmood. The product utilized nickel oxide (NiO) nanocarnation-like mesostructure as the humidity sensing film on flexible cellulose substrate. The flexible cellulose substrate was synthesized by Dr. Latifah Jasmani from Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM). The fabricated flexible humidity sensor produced high sensitivity and good response to humidity or water molecules. The humidity sensor was fabricated at room temperature using printing and brush-painting methods.
The ITEX has been organized annually and features innovations from the globe mainly Asia region. This year, the ITEX virtually showcases new inventions, technologies, and products starting November 20th to November 21st, with the aims to secure investment, manufacturing and commercialization prospects and partners. The ITEX was co-organized by Malaysian Invention and Design Society (MINDS) and C.I.S Network Sdn. Bhd. There were approximately 500 inventions from local and international exhibited during the 2-day virtual exhibition.
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