Call for Abstract: Taiwan-Malaysia Workshop on Clean Water and Sustainable Energy 2019

The Taiwan-Malaysia Innovation Centre for Clean Water and Sustainable Energy (WISE Centre) will organize the inaugural Taiwan-Malaysia Workshop on Clean Water and Sustainable Energy, to be held at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, on 5-6 August 2019. This workshop is co-organized by the Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Water Security (IPASA), Faculty of Science, Research Institute for Sustainable Environment (RISE), Resource Sustainability Research Alliance (RSRA), UTM; the School of Chemical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and the Centre for Biomass Utilization, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP); together with National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan. It is also supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan (MOST).

The general theme of the workshop is “Clean Water and Sustainable Energy”, and abstract submission are now invited from academic staff, researchers and postgraduate students on all aspects related to the Workshop theme. Several prominent professors from NTHU will participate as keynote and invited speakers in the Workshop. Participants will have the opportunity to network with professors and researchers from Taiwan, Malaysia, and other South East Asian countries.

A nominal fee of MYR300 (academic staff and researchers) or MYR150 (students) will be charged on all participants to cover meals during the workshop.

Abstract can be submitted at this link: https://forms.gle/E3yxmbkNCPAvE5W79 

Submission will close on 20 July 2019, or until all places are filled as they are limited.

Any enquiries regarding the Workshop can be directed to the Secretariat, Dr. Mohd Firdaus Abdul Wahab at firdausw@utm.my.

For more information, visit: http://www.utm.my/ipasa/2019/06/24/taiwan-malaysia-workshop-on-clean-water-and-sustainable-energy/

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