On 13 December 2016, three Taylor’s University Final Year Electrical and Electronics Engineering students, Katrina Marie Fernandez (champion), Muhammad Sartaj Khan (1st runner-up) and Oh Wei Szin (2nd runner-up), made Taylor’s University proud by emerging champion and sweeping all top three awards at the IEEE Young Professionals Competition 2016, under the undergraduate category.
Over 40 projects were submitted for the competition by participants from both IPTA and IPTS nationwide. The champion won cash prize of RM 300, a plaque and a certificate of achievement. Both the first and the second runner ups received a plaque and a certificate of achievement each.
Katrina Marie Fernandez, impressed the judges and emerged champion with her “Power Flow Management in Electric Vehicle” project which explores and propose a new method of power flow in an electric/hybrid vehicle considering the motion of the vehicle in various sloping conditions.
First runner-up winner Muhammad Sartaj Khan presented his project “New Generator Topology for Wind Power Generation” which explores and propose a new generator topology through double magnetic circuit that increases the harnessing energy from wind from less than 2 m/s.
Second runner-up, Oh Wei Szin won with his “Brushless Motor for Electric Bike” project which uses magnetic sizing control that improve the performance of an electric bike in real time operations.
All three students were mentored by Taylor’s School of Engineering’s lecturer, Dr. Chockalingam Aravind Vaithilingam.