Technical Interchange Meeting for ASEAN Region Basic Research (TIM ASEAN 2017) is an annual meeting supported by the AOARD (Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development), where forums were held among universities/research institutes in the ASEAN region to present their recent research activities. The purpose of the forums is to foster research collaboration on topics of mutual interest globally. This year, TIM ASEAN 2017 was held at UTAR, Sg. Long Campus on the 23rd and 24th March 2017. MRI participated in this year TIM ASEAN, where a presentation regarding the institute and the university was delivered by Prof. Dr. Zaiki Awang, on the second day of the event.
Congratulations to Hanisah Mohd Zali, a PhD candidate under supervision of Dr. Idnin Pasya (MRI) and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd. Tarmizi Ali (ARC, FKE) for winning the Young Scientist Network (YSN) - Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) Young Investigator Award in 2017 IEEE 13th Malaysia International Conference on Communications (MICC 2017), held on 28th and 30th of November 2017, in Johor Bahru. Hanisah presented a paper entitled "Measurement of Wideband Microstrip Underwater Antenna Performance with Buffer Layer Structure". The conference is technically sponsored and organized by the IEEE Malaysia Communication Society & Vehicular Technology Society Joint Chapter.