Zakiah Ahmad, the Timber Engineering Expert

Professor Dr Zakiah Ahmad, head of the Institute for Infrastructure Engineering & Sustainable Management (IIESM), Universiti Teknologi MARA won a gold medal in the invention category at the recent International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition (ITEX) and the Best Invention Award from the Japan Intellectual Property Organization (JIPA),
 

The award received was through her recent green project research, “Prefabricated wall constructed using wood-wool composite panel” with special design for easy installation during construction. This project utilized 90 percent wood fibre as building material, in contrast to other projects which utilize concrete ....