APU Student Wins Second Prize at Malaysian Materials Engineering Lecture Competition 2014

Our student from the School of Engineering (SoE), Kudzai Nigel Chitewe, has created another astonishing record for APU as he bagged the Second Prize at the Malaysian Materials Lecture Competition 2014, which has just concluded on 14 May 2014, at the Dewan Merdeka, Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC). He was mentored by Jacqueline Lukose, Lim Siong Chung and Dr Lai Nai Shyan from SoE. Thumbs up to Kudzai, and Kudos to the mentors for guiding him towards this stellar achievement.

From left: Dr Lai Nai Shyan, Mr. Lim Siong Chung, Kudzai Nigel Chitewe and Ms. Jacqueline Lukose

The competition was organized by the Institute of Materials, Malaysia (IMM) in conjunction with the 9th International Materials Technology Conference & Exhibition (IMTCE) 2014. Kudzai has initially won the in-house APU Material Lecture competition on 21 February 2014, and then proceeded to achieve a finalist position in the National Semi-Finals held at UiTM Shah Alam on 3 April 2014. He was the only international student from the only private institution among the finalists. Kudzai has received a cash prize of RM2,000 and a certificate to recognize his efforts put in for the competition.

Kudzai Nigel Chitewe (second from right) celebrating his achievement together with other participants of the competition

About the Materials Lecture Competition (MLC)
The Materials Lecture Competition (MLC2014) is jointly organised by the Institute of Materials, Malaysia (IMM) and Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining, Malaysia Branch (IOM3-MB) and organised under the auspices of the 9th International Materials Technology Conference and Exhibition (IMTCE2014), scheduled on 14th May 2014 at Putra World Trade Centre, in Kuala Lumpur. The Materials Lecture Competition is an initiative intended to enhance awareness among young Material Scientists and Engineers in Malaysia, on the importance of Materials Engineering, Innovations in Materials and sustainability in the advancement of Technology and humankind. For more information, kindly visit:

Do join us in congratulating the success of Kudzai, as well as recognizing the effort and dedication by Ms. Jacqueline Lukose, Mr. Lim Siong Chung and Dr. Lai Nai Shyan! Thumbs up and well done!