The only rambling I have for 2015...
Time flies. Flies so fast. I did not noticed that I have not posted anything in this Chemical Engineering World blog this year of 2015. My bad. I have been really fully occupied with numerous on-going tasks, projects and responsibilities. Fortunately, I still have time to muse a word or two in 2015. Well, nothing much to write here but just wanted to highlight few things of 2015.2015 Grand OpeningWhat a great way to open up 2015 with a publication accepted a highly sort after Energy journal. I hope 2016 will come up with more exciting publication such as this. Well, that means more hard works and more time to invest towards this effort. Thanks Assoc. Prof. Dr. Anwar Johari and Mr. Bembga Bevan Nyakuma for inviting me to contribute a bit for this journal.The manuscript in Energy journal. Bravo guys... :)The first and the second...It was a complete struggle to seek and search for a Ph.D student. The journey to find one has been quite a long pain staking effort since I wrapped my very own Ph.D, end 2013. My eLPPT record, that's what our academic KPI system is measured by, indicated i don't have any post graduate students for 2014, and that looked bad. If not bad to others, I personally don't like the look of it. Fortunately, first quarter 2015 opened a new window to my personal post graduate supervision endevour. Finally, my very first full time Ph.D student and first Industrial Ph.D student, which I am the main supervisor. I promise myself that I will guide and supervise them the best that I can. This, I can say is one of the monumental moment for me as an academician and researcher. (Cultural Gorgeous BaliIt is at this beautiful island that I presented my paper about thermodynamic analysis of glycerol conversion to olefins in The 2nd International Materials, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering Conference (MIMEC2015). The conference took place on early February 2015.MIMEC 2015 conference hall was really huge. This is the venue for key note speaker.This is one of the proof that I am here.Presenting my research work. It went well :)My conference name tag The program bookThe paper presentedA visit to a mountain in the center of Bali. A superb spectacular view and peaceful place to be.Me and my other half at on of our must stop place at Bali.Historical Phenomenal IstanbulFor me, this is one of the most beautiful cities I have ever visited. The trip was actually to accompany my other half to the 2015 APCBEES Istanbul Conference. conference. It took place in April 2015. My wife, Dr. Mazura Jusoh, highly sort after progressive freeze crystallization (PFC) expert, presented her research work on a new PFC design for desalination of seawater.The banner. The conference is quite small...Dr. Mazura Jusoh posing with some delegates / presenters.Part of the participants of the conferenceA visit to Emirgan ParkBosphorus riverBlue Mosque viewMy Google Scholar 2015 (just for record)... Hmmm... for record, I would like to take this google scholar screenshot for the end of 2015. Then let's compare it later and see if there will be positive progress. Citation - 84h-index - 3i10-index - 3 If you asked me, I think not bad for me as I just started my journey as a true academician after my Ph.D in 2013. Here is the link for my real time Google Scholar page.Master Plan for 2016I won't post a microscopic detail of it, but rather a macroscopic one. I would like to focus more on research, secure 1 or 2 research grants, publish more in reputable journals, write and publish a book, commercialize a product. Seems too many, but what's wrong with that. Let's try and do it, and see how it goes...As for all of you, i trust you also have your own 2016 goals. Go for it. Embrace and work for it. All the best. Happy New Year :) Chemical Engineering World
Chemical Engineering World Featured in Web Technology USA
For a small chemical engineering blog like this, it is a great pleasure and recognition when another website, Web Technology USA, feature us as their content. WEB TECHNOLOGY USA is a directory of technology websites. This directory is a good place to start when looking for a list of the top technology websites, blogs and forums. Promising websites are selected from the listing to be the featured websites of the week. The website also posts Press Releases from leading technology companies. There is a dedicated detailed page for each website. The link to the website is provided at the bottom of each directory page.Chemical Engineering World (this blog) is featured on the home page of Web Technology USA for 2 days.Chemical Engineering World (this blog) is archived under the Chemical Engineering section.The website cover the following disciplines: Aerospace, Automotive Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computational Engineering, Computer Science, Cryotechnology, Cybernetics, Data Acquisition and Control, Electrical Engineering, Electronics, Energy, Industrial Engineering, Invention and Innovation, Lighting, Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, Metrology, Military Science, Mining, Nanotechnology, Nuclear Power, Optics, Propulsion, Robotics, Space, Structural Engineering and Surveying. Almost all of the disciplines listed above are directly and indirectly related to chemical engineering. The directory is maintained by editors who evaluate technology and engineering websites for inclusion in the listing. All entries are subject to the editors’ evaluation. The website is highly selective and takes pride in the quality of their listing. Their main objective is to make the directory a useful resource for the Technology and Engineering Community. The people who runs this directory also maintain another awesome informative website called EEWeb, which caters for electrical engineering communities. EEWeb is so comprehensive where it integrates product news and highlights, article and videos, feature engineer, cartoon, quiz, projects and others related to electrical engineering. I hope one day chemical engineering can be up to the level of EEWeb. -------------------------------------------------------------------FREE Recommended magazines to get you updated with current engineering news Have you downloaded my free "Choosing Alternative Fuel" Ebook? If not, then please download it here. It's Free and on top of getting the free ebook, you'll get eCourse on Alternative Fuel. It's a good and easy way to add more valuable information to yourself.Chemical Engineering World
Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET)
If you fancy working at offshore oil rigs, chances of experiencing a challenging and financially rewarding job is there. It's definitely going to be a fun, tough, exciting job. I've experience it before and I know how it feels like. However, before you can work there, you need to have an offshore passport and one of the important requirement to obtain the offshore passport is to undergo Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET).In United States, HUET is known as Helicopter Underwater Egress Training. In other parts of the world, it is famously known as Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET). HUET is training provided to offshore oil and gas industry staff who are regularly transported to and from facilities by helicopters over water. As the name implies, the purpose is to prepare them for emergency exit in the case of a crash landing over water.Imagine this situation. The helicopter crash land on the sea and it submerge. The passenger are trained to escape from the helicopter and there are several techniques to escape from the heli (image source).Helicopter passengers escaping from the simulated helicopter underwater (image source)A guy escaping from an over-turned helicopter underwater during the HUET training (image source)The training involves simulated sinking in a pool while rotating the training module upside down and focuses students on bracing for impact, identifying primary and secondary exit points, avoiding smoke inhalation, surfacing for air, and head count. The conventional simulators simulate an immersed cabin rotating around single axis, usually lengthwise. Most trainees find that the repetition of predictable submerging and controlled rotation does not offer any additional improvement to their survival skills. While the traditional simulators can only be turned left or right in the horizontal plane, the new generation simulators can turn 360° in both the horizontal and vertical planes.I did my first HUET in Trengganu Safety Training Center (TSTC) in 2004. It was a 3 days course which include the activities described above as well as some theories and fire fighting practical. That time the cost was RM1400 if I am not mistaken. I am not aware of the present cost.For better comprehension on what is going on during HUET, I have included a video below. Check it out. Instead of reading, why not share your writing of chemical engineering knowledge and experiences here, in Chemical Engineering World blog? It will be interesting. It doesn't matter if you are still a chemical engineering students or you just work as an engineer or you are a very experience engineer. Sharing your story would be great. I am also still learning and would like to learn something from you. Just email me to share something in this blog. You can share stories, articles, photos, infographics, podcast, videos etc. Chemical Engineering World
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