Day 334 Task – Continuing Yesterday eLPPT Project

As mentioned yesterday, I continued to fill up this eLPPT online form that is to feed in all the evidences of our tasks throughout 2020.

But to be honest, the task did not last long as I got bored after sometime facing and focusing on the filling up process. On top of that, what contributed me to be slightly demotivated is that some of the tasks that I have, is not linked yet to the system and I could not see in actual the score of marks that I should have. I ended up teaming up with my daughters to paint a section of our wall that needs treatment.

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Day 333 Task – Filling up eLPPT for 2020

I just learned few days ago that the deadline for us to fill up details on our detail tasks, activities for 2020 is this coming 30th November. Usually it is not that early, for the previous years.

Since this is urgent, I have to focus on this special task this very weekend. It’s not a short brief task as we need to gather all the evidences of all the tasks and activities that we have committed this year such as presenting in a conference, invitation as panel for a program, invitation as facilitator for certain program, manuscript reviewing tasks and much more.

One day is definitely not enough to complete the task, so I am expecting to continue this tomorrow. All the best Zaki 🙂

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Day 332 Task – Post Graduate Research Methodology for Engineering Education Research

Untuk makluman kelas PLPT6123 Research Methodology akan dijalankan pada hari Khamis ini 26/11/2020, bermula jam 9.00pagi hingga 11.30pagi. Sesiapa yang berkelapangan boleh join free version Zoom seperti link di bawah.

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Day 331 Task – Industrial Seminar and Profession Soft Skill Talk

Since we often have to give presentations at university, work or at conferences, presentation skills can be a key asset that will help you advance your career and give you a sterling reputation in your professional and personal circles. In this seminar, you will get in-depth information on developing your presentation with power. You will learn how to prepare a powerful slide presentation and how to communicate effectively to your target audience. You will also learn how to overcome your nervousness, and a whole lot more!

25 November 2020 (Wednesday)

Seminar 1: Effective PowerPoint Presentation and Basic Presentation Skills
Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mazura Jusoh
⏰2.30 pm-3.30 pm

Seminar 2: Effective Public Speaking
Speaker: Dr Abdullah Mohd Nawi
⏰3.30 pm-4.30 pm

25 November 2020 (Wednesday)

Seminar 1: Effective PowerPoint Presentation and Basic Presentation Skills
Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mazura Jusoh
⏰2.30 pm-3.30 pm

Seminar 2: Effective Public Speaking
Speaker: Dr Abdullah Mohd Nawi
⏰3.30 pm-4.30 pm

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Day 330 Task – Mock Viva for My First PhD Student

Today we had a Mock Viva session for my first PhD student, Nur Nazlina Saimon which was conducted at our house. The venue was decided because students are not allowed to enter UTM yet unless he or she has official written permission from UTM student affairs, which will take quite some time to be obtained. Hence, we decided just to launched the Mock Viva at home, directly using Webex for her to present. The lecturers and students are used to online class and presentation but for Nazlina, she is not used to this because she’s a Phd student who do not require any online meeting or class, and I have only been contacting her for the passed months using whatsapp and email, if not a face to face meeting.

The session was very fruitful and a very long one. Nazlina is a very good and dedicated student. Imagine starting the session at 11am and it ended at 3.30pm. Many fundamental and basic questions were thrown by PM Dr. Mazura Jusoh, whom is co-supervisor #1. All her questions were really challenging yet important. I hope Nazlina will improved the slides and be better equipped for the second mock presentation next week, before heading to the Viva on the 2nd of December 2020. InsyaAllah. Amin.

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Day 329 Task – More of Journal Checkings and Preparations.

Today after my ITE Class, I decided to continue work on another 2 journals that has been queuing in the pipeline. I am working on my PhD student’s manuscript which is related to costing analysis of our catalysts and reactor system which we plan to submit to Energy Conversion and Management Journal, another reputable journal. The impact factor of this journal is mentioned below:

Impact Factor: 8.208 ℹ
5-Year Impact Factor: 7.447

The content is there but we need some checking and fine tuning.

Another manuscript is once again my PSM student work, also Fatin Farihah which is to be submitted to IJRED Journal, a scopus journal. She had corrected and improved the manuscript. I am going to further check and enhance it before submitting to the editorial system.

A bit about IJRED Journal. The International Journal of Renewable Energy Development – (p-ISSN: 2252-4940; e-ISSN:2716-4519, CODEN: IJREAC, OCLC: 828722266) is an open access and peer-reviewed journal published by Center of Biomass and Renewable Energy (CBIORE) Diponegoro University Indonesia that aims to promote renewable energy researchs and developments, and it provides a link between scientists and practitioners. The International Journal of Renewable Energy Development has been identified in crossref with a DOI number: 10.14710/ijred.

Goshhh, this week I am anticipating myself to be extremely busy with journal publication management. Not only the ones that I shared here, but also AJEE journal that I am managing as Editor.

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Day 328 Task – Journal Submissions

Today, I focused on the submission of 2 journals. One of it is a high profile reputable journal, FUEL, which was written from my PhD student, Nur Nazlina Saimon. The manuscript has been in development stage for more about 2 years already and it is supposed to be published like in the early of 2020, but it has not been successfully published yet, mainly due to my fault. But Alhamdulillah, it was submitted to the journal and I hope it will be considered for publication, insyaAllah. Amin.

Besides the journal submission mentioned above, I also submitted a manuscript which was written by my PSM student, Fatin Farihah to Perintis eJournal. This was the 2nd submission after 2 cycles of improvement. The first correction was made few days ago as was shared here. This was the 4th time I submitted to Perintis eJournal.

Actually, I planned to manage and work on there journals today, but the two that I have shared is enough to make me happy indeed. Alhamdulillah.

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Day 327 Task – Taking A Break from Official Task

It’s a Saturday and I have several family activities going on. Very early in the morning, I received 2 invitations for journal review which came from a very reputable journal, but I just have to let it relaxed for a while in my inbox.

I do think about my tasks at the back of my head but once in a while I just need to take a break and just spend some quality time with my family.

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Day 326 Task – Completing and Submitting Manuscript for Perintis

In the morning today, I raced to complete the make correction and improvement after receiving the review for our paper titled THERMODYNAMIC ANALYSIS OF METHANE-GLYCEROL DRY REFORMING TO HYDROGEN.

This is my 4th time submitting manuscript to Perintis Journal, with the first one started in 2017. Even though is a non-indexed journal, I still find it very useful publishing it because I have received several inquire about how to better use glycerin pitch waste obtained in the oleochemical industry from the splitting reaction. Several people and companies have contacted me to ask about new and practical ways to utilize glycerin pitch waste. Some of them asked me how to really formulate soap from glycerin pitch. Some asked me if I know who can buy glycerin pitch waste.

Perintis Journal has given my glycerin pitch a very useful exposure to the industry, and because of that I really appreciate continuing publishing with them.

Other journals that I have submitted to Perintis can be viewed below:

ASSESSING USECHH REGULATION 2000 IMPLEMENTATION ON
CHEMICAL LABORATORIES: A CASE STUDY OF UNIVERSITI
TEKNOLOGI MALAYSIA
(2019)

PRODUCTION OF ECO-FRIENDLY SOAP FROM GLYCERINE PITCH AND BLEND OIL (2017)

PREPARATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF MICROWAVEASSISTED CHLORINATED GLUCOSE USING PALM FATTY ACID DISTILLATE FOR BIODIESEL PRODUCTION (2017)

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Day 325 Task – SPIL2020 Commencing and We Have Participants Viewing Our Video

[SPIL2020] Online comment for SPIL2020.0185 Carbohydrate-derived Solid Acid Catalyst for Biodiesel Production: A Review

  Your submission got a comment on the online virtual conference:

  Dr. Bokhari:
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  Thanks for nice presenation…What is the significance of this catalyst for
high FFA feedstocks?
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