LSE Alumni Pub Quiz Invite

When: Friday, 9 December 2011
Time: 7:00 p.m. (for 8pm start)
Place: Urban Spoon Lounge (1st Floor), B2-3A Plaza Damas 3, No. 63 Jalan Sri Hartamas 1,Taman Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur**
– Located on the main street directly opposite Hartamas Shopping Centre.

Please R.S.V.P. by 6 December 2011 to Shaun Lee at or call +6019 664 8337.

Please download the invite here: LSE Alumni Pub Quiz Invite


ICAAM presents a Visit to Air Asia Office

Dear alumni, have you ever thought of how AirAsia operates within their offices? We are arranging a limited-space only trip to their offices (starting with the Academy at KLIA!) so do let us know if you’re interested in this trip! PS- you will have to take half a day off for this exclusive chance!

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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.

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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 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 ( and ICAAM Committee (

Official RSVP Link:
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Mechanical & Electrical Engineer Needed For Community Service!




What is this project?

The Positive Living Community is a program for treatment, care & support for rejected and homeless HIV/AIDS patients and the alcohol and drug dependents.  In their 13 years of operation, the Positive Living Community has gained respect and recognition for its work, commitment and example. It has often been an eye opener for other NGOs and public authorities. It has received several awards over the past few years from the Ministry of Health, the Sungai Buloh Hospital, Rotary Clubs and other organizations.   For more details, please visit their website at


Who is requesting?

One of our members, Mr Rajkumar Periannan is appealing to ICAAM to help by asking our esteemed and qualified members to provide Mechanical and Electrical services in the course of their building the hospice for Positive Living Community.  Mr Rajkumar is involved with a group of other members in a community project with Positive Living Community.


What is the voluntary service about?

The project is to build a hospice for HIV/AIDS patients and the alcohol and drug dependents.

The group is now in need an engineer to advise them on the wiring and plumbing work.  At the same time, the voluntary service will also include the inspection of the building and look out for the electrical and plumbing work based on the confirmed layout.


Where is the place of the hospice?

The hospice will be build at:-

Lot D 1224 SU 4 Off Jalan DPP,
48100 Batu Arang, Selangor


To whom you shall contact?

If anyone of our member engineers is interested, please contact Mr Rajkumar Periannan of email id: who will be more than willing to provide you with more details.


Thank you.

By order of the Elected Office Bearers of

ICAAM 2010/2011 Committee Members

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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 (997)

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 (1023)

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

ICAAM Annual General Meeting 2010

Dear members,

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Association will be held in a months time, with the following details:

Date: 14 December 2010
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Sime Darby Convention Centre,
1A, Jalan Bukit Kiara 1,
60000 Kuala Lumpur
Dress code: Smart casual

7.30 pm – Arrival and Registration
8:00 to 9:00 pm – Buffet Dinner: Halia Restaurant
9:00 to 11:00 pm AGM (Meeting room: Eugenia)

You will be expecting food and drinks, a great atmosphere to network with long lost friends and to make new ones.

Do RSVP by e-mailing with your name, e-mail/number and guest (if any).

1.  Address by Chairman
2.  To approve the audited accounts of the Association for the year ended 31 December 2007/2008/2009
3. To elect office bearers for the year 2010/2011
4. To appoint two Honorary Auditors for the year 2010/2011
5. To transact any other business that may properly be transacted at an Annual General Meeting

Map to location (click to enlarge):

By Order of the Committee

Mr Lau Kin Wai
Honorary Secretary
Dated this 1 December 2010

The form below  should be printed and filled. You may submit applications via e-mail at or sent to the address stated on this page.

Nominated member
(Please state name next to position)                                     Membership No.                   Signature of Member confirming acceptance of nomination:








Proposer name:                                                                  Proposer signature:

Seconder name:                                                                 Seconder signature:


PhD Scholarship funded by Point Hope Investment Company

Ex-vivo cellular assessment of chemo-sensitivity in lung cancer

Funded by Point Hope Investment Company

Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD studentship at
the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College
London, to start in October 2010 funded by Point Hope
Investment Company, a private equity firm with a
commitment to philanthropy.
The studentship will be funded for 3 years, on a tax free bursary of £17,500
per annum and tuition fees at the Home/EU rate. Overseas students are
welcomed to apply, but are required to meet the difference between Home/EU
and overseas school fees.


Closing Date: Monday 15 September 2010, 5pm


Click below for the full PDF to understand more and HOW TO APPLY FOR IT:

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


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.


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.