CST Workshop

On 11th November 2009, WCC has organized CST workshop which will be held in Makmal Sistem, P02, from 9 am to 5 pm. The workshops was conducted by a trainer from CST. Around 20 students attended the workshop; majority of them are doing their projects in antennas.

Talks by Professor Dr. Zabih Ghassemlooy

WCC was very honored to have Professor Dr. Zabih Ghassemlooy from University of Northumbria, Newcastle, UK to visit UTM on 21th October 2009. During his visit, he gave a talk on Atmospheric effects on Free Space Optical Communication Link. Professor Zabih was the supervisor of one of our academic staff, Dr. Razali Ngah. More details of him could be refer to his website: http://soe.unn.ac.uk/ocr/people/ghassemlooy/

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri

With the spirit of Hari Raya, WCC had organized a hari raya celebration at the new building on Thursday, 15th October 2009. Several traditional dishes and beverages were served and various guests were in attendance including the Dean of Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Dato’ Prof. Dr. Ahmad bin Darus. The event was joyful as staff and students got to know each other much better.

UTM Board of Directors visit to WCC

WCC has received a visit from UTM Board of Directors on 13/8/2009. The visit start with a presentation of WCC with emphasize on the latest research works. Afterwards, the guests were given a tour around WCC and also some demonstrations on WCC products, WCC Broadband Wireless Access System. The visit ended with a closing ceremony at noon.

WCC held Short Cources on Wireless Communications

On 1-14 July 2009, WCC conducted short courses on Wireless Communication for 16 participants from Garden City College for Science and Technology, Sudan. Lectures were given by WCC academic staff covering various topics on Wireless Communication. Apart from the lectures, participants were given a tour around historical places in Malaysia. They also went for an industrial visit to ASTRO, the premier satellite television provider in Malaysia. It was an excellent visit for the participants as apart from enhancing their technical knowledge in wireless communication, they also got to learn the beauty of Malaysia.

Visitor from Taibah University

WCC received a visit of representatives from Taibah University, Saudi Arabia on 4/2/2009. During the visit, the representatives was given a tour around WCC, including some briefing of the ongoing research.

WCC’s New Building

A new two storey building has been completed. It is located beside the existing WCC building (P15). The new building will house a few research labs, postgraduate rooms, lecturer rooms and lecture hall. This new infrastructure will ensure a better working and learning environment for the researchers and students. Some of the staff will be moving into the new building soon.

Another Success at Geneva

Prof. Dr. Tharek and the research team of WCC has come up with an award-winning solution to provide Internet acces in remote places at the recent 36th International Exhibition of Inventions, New Techniques and Products, in Geneva which was held on the 2nd and 6th of April. The products are Portable Broadband Wireless Access (PBWA) and The Wireless Access for Broadband Internet Access (WSBIA).

The PBWA, which was awarded the gold medal, had also won the special award. The high-end product, which is capable of converting 3G and GPRS signals into WiFi,would enable many users to gain access to the internet. Such feature would be benificial as many gadgets nowadays are WiFi-enable. The invention was meant to be used in remote areas and on public transports. Operating using built-in battery, the PBWA can also be powered up by solar cells, for less maintainence on power supply.

The WSBIA which had secured the silver medal, had in fact been implemented within UTM campus to provide wireless internet connection service. The product had also been installed in MTDC-UKM and MTDC-UPM.

It is hoped that this success would catalyse the development of more innovative inventions by WCC members. This is definitely inline with the university goal,towards becoming a world-reowned research centre.

WCC nominated for Malaysia National CoE

Congratulation !!!

WCC is one of the R&D centres in Malaysian public universities short-listed by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) to be promoted as the Malaysia very first National level Centre of Excellence (CoE) in wireless technology.