The State of Nation Dialogues with Azran Osman-Rani, CEO of Air Asia X

ICAAM invites all members to one of their “State of Nation Dialogues”. In our inaugural dialogues session, we now have our honorable speaker, Mr Azran Osman-Rani, the Chief Executive Officer of Air Asia X.

Please come and bring along friends to come and listen to this dynamic CEO who had relentlessly piloted a small airline to a profit making and well known low cost airline in the world, where “Everyone can now fly” which is the famous tag for the airline!

There will be light refreshments at this Dialogue, so come early and enjoy some networking and food before the Speaker speaks at 8.00 pm sharp.

Entrance Fee: Members – RM20.00 per person
Non Members – RM25.00 per person

PLACE: BANQUET HALL, ROYAL LAKE CLUB,
TAMAN TASEK PERDANA,
JALAN CENDERAMULIA,
OFF JALAN PARLIMEN,
50480 KUALA LUMPUR
DATE: Tuesday, 13th March 2012
TIME: 7.00pm – 9.00pm

RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHExaG50cmRFNVFCemhERUJ2UTVQemc6MA#gid=0

PROFILE OF AZRAN OSMAN-RANI


Azran is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Air Asia X. Prior to this current position, Azran was a Senior Director of Business Development at Astro All Asia Networks plc. He also held previous position at McKinsey & Company, a global management consultant firm.

Azran holds a Master degree in Economics and Engineering and a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering, both of which were from Stanford University. He is married to Azreen Pharmy, a former news anchor with Astro and they have 3 wonderful boys.

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Make sure you don’t miss out on our activities by registering to our mailing list here:https://www.facebook.com/ICAlumniMalaysia/app_100265896690345

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IC Malaysian Society featured in Imperial College website

We were pleasantly surprised that the Imperial College Alumni contacted us for our story on meeting up with Imperial freshers just before they fly off to the big city of London, to pass them tips we’ve gathered over our years studying at Imperial. While we thought that would be a great idea, an even better idea came to us- why not get the current Malaysian society at IC, who organized the event themselves, to share their experience? After all, they were the ones who put in the effort, while we support them from the background, both financially and through various advice. Kudos to the current Msoc team, you’ve done a great job placing your story and pictures in the face of the Imperial College website!


Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye

28 September 2011
Original article by Imperial College, link here.

Freshers at Sentosa

As the College gears up for the start of term, alumni associations and Imperial College Union societies linked up to prepare new international students for studying at Imperial and living in London.

 

In Malaysia, Imperial College Union Malaysian Society held a three day camp in Port Dickson for freshers to get to know each other and for current Malaysian students to pass on tips and advice. Since many international students will be travelling to the UK alone, current students were keen to share pre-departure hints, what to expect upon arrival in London and settling in at the College. Carol Ann Cheah, about to begin a degree in Bioengineering, said: “I guess now we won’t be making the rookie error of flagging a Hackney cab from the airport fresh off our flights!”

Around 90 freshers and 5 alumni attended a similar event in Hong Kong, organised by Imperial College Chinese Society. Students were keen to quiz alumni from Imperial College Alumni Association in Hong Kong (ICAAHK)about their experience at the College and to find out a bit more about what Imperial students get up to once they’ve graduated. The Vice Chairman of ICAAHK, Ken Ho (Civil Engineering 1984, MSc 1985), talked about the Association’s events and activities, and also introduced the ICAAHK Scholarship and its application requirements.

Imperial College Singapore Society (ICSS) organised a medieval themed event at Sentosa beach resort for freshers to mark the start of their Imperial journey. Joshua Goh, President of ICSS, described the event as “an opportunity for freshers to meet and get to know the people they’ll be going to Imperial with”. You can find lots of photos of the event on their Facebook page.

A full program of Welcome Week activities can be found on the New Students website. Don’t forget to tweet @imperialcollege using the #ImpCol hashtag if you have news you’d like to share.

Visit www.imperial.ac.uk for more news.

 

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Drinks Reception with the Rector in the High Commissioner’s residence

Tuesday August 9th 2011

On behalf of Imperial College London and the Imperial College Alumni Association of Malaysia (ICAAM), we are delighted to invite you to attend a drinks reception co-hosted by Sir Keith O’Nions, Rector and the Deputy British High Commissioner for Malaysia, Mr Ray Kyles.

The reception will take place on Tuesday 9 August 2011 at the British High Commissioner’s residence, 27 Jalan Langgak Golf, Kuala Lumpur. Refreshments and canapés will be provided.

Alumni and guests are invited to arrive from 19.30, and will be joined by the Deputy High Commissioner, and the Rector who will speak at the event on the topic of ‘Where science is going’.

Please register for this event by contacting Mark Atkinson in the Alumni Office on +44 (0)20 7594 6138 or at rsvp@imperial.ac.uk. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis so please register early to avoid disappointment.

Please be aware that we will be unable to admit any individuals to the High Commissioner’s Residence who have not registered in advance of the event.

Yours sincerely,
Alumni Office, Imperial College London (www.imperial.ac.uk/alumni) and ICAAM Committee (www.icaam.org.my)

Official RSVP Link: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=199102550143921
Official link: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcollege/alumni/internationalambassadorevents/event_9-6-2011-12-31-7

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ICUMS Malaysian Night 2011 – The Captain’s Journal

It has been one month since the Imperial College Union Malaysian Society’s Malaysian Night 2011 entitled The Captain’s Journal- Hero: Wanted. The guys over at ICUMS sent us a report worth sharing out, noting that this was done by students. This is what the President of 2010/2011 had to say:

We are really grateful to have the strong support and financial contribution from the alumni. Without your kind help, our event would not have been as successful as it was.

To which we replied:

We are so happy that it was a success. But we were always confident that anything put on by you and your team will be successful.

Please find their programme booklet here for your convenience – The Captain\'s Journal (1098)

The aforementioned report can be found here, detailing the process they went through to make the 2 day event happen with 1,200 turnout (that’s a full house!) – ICUMS Malaysian Night 2011 Report (1153)

Other sponsors include the following below, and we would like to congratulate them for an event well done!

Meanwhile we would like to congratulate the incoming committee of 2011/2012, led by Sheela Ratnam!

In this photo: Justin Chan, Ray-Men Chua, Wui Yang, Ng Huey Jeen, Sheela Ratnam, Daas Kaluvan, Han Sen Kuan, Genna Gan, Kim Chin, Ananth Kumar J.

AGM Announcement: ICAAM Committee 2010/2011

(Effective December 14, 2010)

The Imperial College Alumni Association: Malaysian Chapter (ICAAM) is pleased to present its new Executive Committee elected during the AGM held on Tuesday, 14th of December 2010 at Sime Darby Convention Centre.

President: Dato’ Siew Ka Wei
Vice-President: Sharifuddin Al-Manaf
Secretary: Dr. Shyamala Doraisamy
Assistant Secretary: Aaron Choong
Treasurer: Raja Rajan
Auditor 1: June Tan
Auditor 2: Tan Joon Gei
Committee member – Networking: Hazwan Hadian
Committee member – Coordinator: Christopher Tock



ICAAM would like to record its sincere appreciation to its out-going President, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zainal Abidin Mior Ahmad, and previous Committee members for their invaluable contribution and efforts made to further grow ICAAM’s membership.

A group shot of the past and previous committee
For further information, please contact Dr. Shyamala (ICAAM Secretary) at secretary@icaam.org.my.



Public Lecture: Prof. Molly Stevens, Imperial College London

SEGi University College cordially invites all IC alumni to a talk by Professor Molly Stevens, Professor of Biomedical Materials and Regenerative Medicine and the Research Director for Biomedical Materials at Imperial College London.

The talk, entitled ‘Bio-inspired Materials for Regenerative Medicine and Biosensing’, will address Professor Stevens research into the highly interdisciplinary field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

Date           : Monday, 17 May 2010
Time           : 10.00am
Venue         : Auditorium A (Right Wing), Level 2, SEGi University College
No. 9, Jalan Teknologi, Taman Sains Selangor, Kota Damansara PJU 5,
47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan.

I look forward to your participation in this highly intellectual discourse by an eminent expert in the field of bio-inspired nanotechnology. Please find the abstract of the lecture and the CV of the speaker below after the agenda.

Programme Itinerary

10.00am               :              Arrival of Guests & Media

10.15am               :              Arrival of VIP Guests

10.30am               :              Welcome Address by Emeritus Prof. Dr. Muhamad Awang, Vice Chancellor, SEGi University College

10.40am               :              ‘Bio-inspired Materials for Regenerative Medicine and Biosensing’

A talk by Professor Molly Stevens (Professor of Biomedical Materials and Regenerative Medicine and the Research Director for Biomedical Materials at Imperial College London)

11:25am               :              Q&A Session

11.40am               :              Press Conference

11.50am               :              Light Refreshments

12.30pm              :              End of ceremony

Thank you.


Bio-inspired Materials for Regenerative Medicine and Biosensing

Professor Molly Stevens, Department of Materials and Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Imperial College London

Abstract

A disagreeable side effect of longer life-spans is the failure of one part of the body – the knees, for example – before the body as a whole is ready to surrender. The search for replacement body parts has fueled the highly interdisciplinary field of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. This talk will provide an overview of our recent developments in bio-inspired nanomaterials for tissue regeneration and sensing. Bio-responsive nanomaterials are of growing importance with potential applications including drug delivery, diagnostics and tissue engineering. Conceptually novel approaches to real-time monitoring of enzyme action using modular peptide functionalized nanoparticles will be presented. The ability to control topography and chemistry at the nanoscale also offers exciting possibilities for stimulating growth of new tissue through the development of novel nanostructured scaffolds that mimic the nanostructure of the tissues in the body. Recent developments in this context will be discussed.

Biography

Molly Stevens is currently Professor of Biomedical Materials and Regenerative Medicine and the Research Director for Biomedical Materials at Imperial College. She joined Imperial in 2004 after a Postdoctoral training in the field of tissue engineering with Professor Robert Langer in the Chemical Engineering Department at MIT. In 2009 she was awarded the Jean Leray Award from the European Society for Biomaterials, in 2007 the prestigious Conference Science Medal from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and in 2005 the Philip Leverhulme Prize for Engineering. She has also recently been recognised by the TR100, a compilation of the top innovators, under the age of 35, who are transforming technology – and the world with their work. Her previous awards include the Ronald Belcher Memorial Lecture Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry (2000) and both the Janssen Prize and the UpJohn Prize for academic excellence and research. Research in regenerative medicine within her group includes the directed differentiation of stem cells, the design of novel bioactive scaffolds and new approaches towards tissue regeneration. She has developed novel approaches to tissue engineering that are likely to prove very powerful in the engineering of large quantities of human mature bone for autologous transplantation as well as other vital organs such as liver and pancreas, which have proven elusive with other approaches. This has led to moves to commercialise the technology (she is the co-founder of RepRegen and InTiGen) and set-up a clinical trial for bone regeneration in humans. In  2009 she awarded the ACES Academic Entrepreneur pan-European Amgen Life Sciences Award in recognition of her tremendous work in transforming outstanding science into innovative medical products. In the field of nanotechnology the group has current research efforts in exploiting specific biomolecular recognition and self-assembly mechanisms to create new dynamic nano-materials, biosensors and drug delivery systems.

Pre-AGM Meeting in conjunction with Professor Dr J.N.B. Bell visit to Malaysia

In conjunction with his official visit to SEGi University College, Prof. Dr.J.N.B. Bell was warmly received as an Imperial College Ambassador to Malaysia during a dinner hosted by the Imperial College Alumni Association Malaysia (ICAAM) at the China Treasures Restaurant,Sime Darby Convention Center in Petaling Jaya,Selangor.

Prof Bell was not a newcomer as he had given a talk for ICAAM members during a previous visit to Malaysia in 1995. Present to welcome Prof. Bell was ICAAM President,Assoc.Prof.Dr.Zainal Abidin Mior Ahmad,Vice-President Dato’Siew Ka Wei,ICAAM former President and advisor Dr Benen Foo Ban Nyen,former ICAAM Vice-President Dr.Rozali Mohamed Ali,ICAAM Secretary Mr Lau Kin Wai,Committee members Mr.Christopher Tock and Mr.Sharifuddin Al-Manaf,alumni and guests Mr Kelvin Ong and Mr.Ng Tien Seong (the latter a former student of Prof.Bell).

Prof Bell and ICAAM exchanged the latest information updates between London and Malaysia. The ICAAM had earlier put up on the ICAAM website the presentation to be given by Prof Bell on 12th April 2010 at SEGi on “Green Technology Management and Environmental Education:Imperial College Experience” to encourage members to attend.

We also discussed the  nature of our AGM which should be coming soon in the next few months, so stay tuned to keep updated!

Green Technology Management and Environmental Education: Imperial College Experience

In conjunction with the launch of the new SEGi Bachelor of Environmental Technology (HONS)

presents you:

Green Technology Management and Environmental Education: Imperial College Experience

A Talk by Professor Dr. J. N. B. Bell
Professor of Environmental Pollution, Imperial College, London
and Chairman of the International Advisory Board of Worldwide Accreditation Ltd
Date : 12 April 2010 (Monday)
Time : 10.00 am
Venue : Auditorium A (Right Wing), Level 2, SEGi University College,
No. 9, Jalan Teknologi, Taman Sains Selangor,
Kota Damansara, PJU 5, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

 

Free Admission.
As seats are limited, participants are required to register in advance. The closing date for registration is 9 April 2010
(by noon).

 

For more information and registration, please contact Sharon Tan (SEGi) at at (012) 368 9337 / sharontan@segi.edu.my
or Norlina Hussin (ASM) at (03) 2694 9898 / norlina88@gmail.com

 

Please find the PDF attached for your perusal: green talk

LSE Alumni Society of Malaysia – Talk on Political Future of Thailand by Dr Thitinan Pongsudhirak

The LSE Alumni would like to extend an invitation to ICAAM members (5 seats) for this Wednesday’s talk. Hope to see you all there.

Dear Fellow Alumni,

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The LSE Alumni Society of Malaysia would like invite you to a talk by Dr Thitinan Pongsudhirak, a leading Thai academic and political scientist, on the political future of Thailand.
The details are as follows:

Date: 25 November 2009 (Wednesday)
Time: 6.30pm – 8pm (dinner)
8pm onwards (talk)
Venue: Restaurant Rebung Chef Ismail
No 4-2 Lorong Maarof
Bangsar Park
59000 Kuala Lumpur
(Landmark: Dataran Maybank)

Tel: 03 22832119
Off: 03 2282 4776
Fax: 03 2283 4775

Kindly revert by 24th November (12pm) by confirming your attendance to lsemalaysiapr@yahoo.com.

For any enquiries, kindly contact Marina at 012-214 1028, Kevin at 016-322 6863 or Jia Jer at 016-333 6633.

On behalf of the LSE Alumni Society of Malaysia.

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“Dr Pongsudhirak is one of Thailand’s leading analysts on politics and macro-economy. He is a Thai national, based in Bangkok, with over 14 years as a political observer and commentator of Thailand and it relations in within ASEAN. As a freelance writer, he is an outspoken columnist with the Bangkok Post and well-respected for his research credentials and analytical skills, which allows him to incorporate great depth to his presentations and to facilitate and lead discussion on economic and political developments in Thailand.

He is an accomplished writer and prolific contributor of opinion and analysis, notably currently for the Bangkok Post, but is also a former contributor to the Economist Intelligence Unit and a former contributing editor to the The Nation. He writes various papers and articles, including for the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), the European Institute of Asian Studies (EIAS), Asia Pacific Centre for Security Studies (APCSS) and the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

He is regularly interviewed on television, including CNN International, CNBC, Channel News Asia, Reuters, Bloomberg, BBC World, Al Jazeera and local Thai news stations, and frequently quoted in international press, including Financial Times, The Economist, Time, Newsweek, International Herald Tribune, New York Times, Washington Post, The Guardian, The Times, Le Figaro, Der Spiegel, Straits Times, Asahi Shimbun, Mainichi Shimbun, Far Eastern Economic Review etc. and also interviewed on the world’s international radio stations.

He is an academic at the Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand where he is simultaneously Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations and Director of the Institute of Security and International Studies, Faculty of Political Science. He holds a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics, UK, a M.A. (Hons) from The John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Washington D.C. USA and a B.A, (Hons) in Political Science from The University of California, Santa Barbara. USA.”

(Source: The Insight Bureau)