Friday, July 20, 2012

Scientific Malaysian

Scientific Malaysian ( was set up in July 2011 as a platform to establish a global network of Malaysian scientific researchers to foster discourse as well as collaboration, regardless of affiliation and discipline, be they the pure sciences (biologists, chemists, physicists, etc) or applied sciences (engineers, biomedical scientists, etc). Researchers and administrators from the scientific research industries are also invited to participate and contribute ideas and viewpoints from the industrial perspective. The missions of Scientific Malaysian are as follow:
  • To provide a platform for the Malaysian scientific community across the world to discuss general scientific and research issues; 
  • To represent the voice of the Malaysian scientific community across the world; 
  • To provide valuable collective ideas in hopes of improving scientific research and development in Malaysia; 
  • To promote research collaborations or knowledge-sharing within the scientific community (both local and overseas Malaysian researchers) and/or with industries; and 
  • To inspire and provide guidance for early stage Malaysian researchers. 
Scientific Malaysian aims to achieve the above missions through several approaches:
  • An online portal that facilitates ongoing discussion on scientific research; 
  • A magazine ( that provides coverage of the latest research and development ventures undertaken by Malaysian scientific researchers; and 
  • Talks by Malaysian scientists/engineers at academic and research institutions around the world.
Scientific Malaysian is currently fully administered by volunteers. Interested participants can contact the administrators at

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Talk by Chu Jenn Weng, CEO, ViTrox

Date: 11 July 2012 (Wednesday)
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Venue: Auditorium A003, UTAR Perak Campus, Kampar.
Speaker: Chu Jenn Weng, MD/CEO of ViTrox Group
Admission: Free
Registration: Vincent or Ronnie at Department of Consultancy and Commercialisation (DCC),
Mr Chu is the Managing Director/CEO of ViTrox Group and oversees the entire operations of the Group. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of ViTrox on 7 July 2005. He is the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Company.
Mr Chu started his first project in machine vision back in 1992 while he was still studying in Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) majoring in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Upon graduation from the University, he was employed as an instrumentation engineer in Hewlett-Packard Malaysia (HPM) (now known as Agilent Technologies Sdn Bhd), where he initiated and led the in-house 4-person machine vision team for more than 5 years. During his career in Hewlett-Packard Malaysia, he was directly involved in the R&D of machine vision systems, system set-up and support, as well as setting objectives and development plan for the entire team.
Mr Chu completed his post graduate study in image processing from USM in 1998. While learning the fundamental and required techniques in this field, he traveled to countries like Singapore and the United States of America (USA) to study and evaluate the need of those technologies and its potential for growth. He left HPM in 1998 to start-up his own business with his partner/co-founder, Mr Siaw Kok Tong in machine vision into a private limited company in March 2000 and was officially named ViTrox Technologies Sdn Bhd (VTSB).
During the start-up phase of VTSB, Mr Chu was involved in every aspect of the business, starting from sales and marketing, R&D of vision system, part purchasing, finance as well as service and support.
Mr Chu received the certificate of merit from the Outstanding Young Malaysian (TOYM) Award under the Business, Economic and Entrepreneurial Accomplishment category in 2005. He was recently awarded the 2011 Ernst & Young Malaysian Technology Entrepreneur of the Year and also received the Outstanding Entrepreneur Award 2011 from the Asia Pacific Entrepreneur Award (APEA).

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