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National Chemical Engineering Symposium (NACES) 2016


On the 9th of September 2016, nearly 250 students from all over Malaysia and Indonesia arrived at The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus to participate in NACES, a 3 day engineering competition organized by chemical engineering student societies of Malaysian private and public universities in collaboration with Chemical Engineering Departments of the respected universities as well as The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Malaysia.

This year NACES was hosted by UNMC. Participants from all over Malaysia and Indonesia were welcomed. Participants prepared intensely for months prior to  NACES. This year NACES went under the theme of Food-Water-Energy Nexus in an effort to solve the crisis related to the limited amount of resources which the world today is facing. The sub-competitions under NACES were:

Students entering UNMC for registration

Students entering UNMC for registration

  1. Technical Essay Writing
  2. Technical Case Study
  3. Technical Power Point Presentation
  4. Technical Debate Competition
  5. Technical Video Presentation
  6. Chemical Engineering Challenge
  7. Process Plant Design


Robert Bruce, director of Southeast Asia operations with  MMI Engineering kick-started the event with his opening speech. The numerous technical competitions and challenges took place on the following day which was the 10th of October. Following the stressful day of meeting deadlines and giving presentations, participants were allowed to kick back and relax at the Gala Night organized at Diamond City. It was a memorable night filled with laughter, joy and entertaining performances which gave everybody a chance to bond and release the stress of the competition.


Gala night in Diamond City

Gala night at Diamond City


On the 11th of September, the last day of the competition, students came together in The Great Hall for the prize giving ceremony. The atmosphere was static and live with conversation. Participants gathered together, some sitting with their group mates and some with newly acquainted friends gained throughout NACES. The atmosphere was tense as the crowd waited for the for the announcement of  winners. With the announcements of  winners, NACES 2016 came to completion. It was bitter-sweet experience for the organizers as their months of preparation and hard-work finally paid off. Overall, it was an enhancing experience as participants gained valuable knowledge and had the opportunity to meet new people. Experience was definitely one common prize that everyone took away from NACES 2016.

Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) was the overall winner of NACES 2016

Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) was the overall winner of NACES 2016


NACES 2016 Winner list






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FEED Journalist: Sadaf Hemmati


by on Saturday, 22 October 2016
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About the Author, Sadaf Hemmati

A Persian girl who has been living in Malaysia for nearly a decade. Currently studying Chemical engineering. Serious food lover. Always on the hunt for new places to eat and cuisines to discover.

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