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I’m now a Ph.D student

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I’m going to dedicated this blog to record my Ph.D in chemical engineering journey. I’m doing my Ph.D in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and possibly will undergo a research attachment in Helsinki University, Finland.

Day 1 (1/7/09)

Ph.D registration at Dewan Sultan Iskandar, UTM. I never expected that the amount of student registering for post graduate study be this much. To cut the story short, I managed to register as a Ph.D student but need to settle few documentations to SPS and Treasury. I got my matric card printed and I look obviously wider compared to my staff matric card I made 1 year ago.

Went to the library and used the infolan system after so many years. Tried to search few related books but could not search for it on the shelves. Found a handbook of polyolefin but could not borrow it because it is dedicated for reference in the library only.

Did some literature review and save some in my hard disc.

Day 2 (2/7/09)

Printed some of the papers I found yesterday. Failed to print the whole lot because the printer suddenly malfunctioned. OK, I’ll print later.

Read and evaluated a paper submitted for Jurnal Teknologi, something to do with optimal mix of power generation schemes to meet CO2 reduction targets. Interesting paper but involve lots of simulation and data gathering. No experimentation there.

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