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The International Islamic University Malaysia , also known as IIUM or UIAM, is one of the Public Institutions of Higher Education in Malaysia. Its main campus is located in Gombak, Selangor with its Centre for Foundation Studies situated in Petaling Jaya and Gambang, Pahang and its medical-centric branch in Kuantan, Pahang. The university is sponsored by eight governments from the Organisation of the Islamic Conference . It is distinct from the International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan and International Islamic University in Dhaka, Bangladesh.The university was established in 23 May 1983, founded on Islamic principles. Islamic values are inculcated into all disciplines. The university offers bachelor, master's degree and PhD courses at its 13 faculties, also known as kulliyyah.Since 1987, there have been 60,785 graduates and postgraduates who have successfully completed their studies at the IIUM. Out of this, 53,241 were from Malaysia while 7,530 were International students. Wikipedia.

Voiculescu I.,City College of New York | Nordin A.N.,International Islamic University Malaysia
Biosensors and Bioelectronics | Year: 2012

This paper presents a review of acoustic-wave based MEMS devices that offer a promising technology platform for the development of sensitive, portable, real-time biosensors. MEMS fabrication of acoustic wave based biosensors enables device miniaturization, power consumption reduction and integration with electronic circuits. For biological applications, the biosensors are integrated in a microfluidic system and the sensing area is coated with a biospecific layer. When a bioanalyte interacts with the sensing layer, mass and viscosity variations of the biospecific layer can be detected by monitoring changes in the acoustic wave properties such as velocity, attenuation, resonant frequency and delay time. Few types of acoustic wave devices could be integrated in microfluidic systems without significant degradation of the quality factor. The acoustic wave based MEMS devices reported in the literature as biosensors and presented in this review are film bulk acoustic wave resonators (FBAR), surface acoustic waves (SAW) resonators and SAW delay lines. Different approaches to the realization of FBARs, SAW resonators and SAW delay lines for various biochemical applications are presented. Methods of integration of the acoustic wave MEMS devices in the microfluidic systems and functionalization strategies will be also discussed. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.

Adams I.A.,International Islamic University Malaysia
Intellectual Discourse | Year: 2011

Western dietary regulations are not in conformity with Islamic prescriptions for eatable meat (halāl meat). This has led to the mushrooming of privately-driven halāl regimes in many countries. This paper examines the increasing interest in halāl food, analyses the factors behind this surge, its complexities, dynamics, progress and challenges. It investigates the interrelatedness of globalization, religious identity and multiculturalism in the context of halāl, and the growing expression of Islamic cultural identity in a globalized world. A survey and analysis of thirty-six halāl certification agencies in 18 countries, where foods are exported to Muslim countries, show that halāl certification is largely championed by private and non-governmental bodies that seek to entrench Islamic food codes in the national laws. The paper identifies some countries that have institutionalized halāl certification regimes for all food imports and exports. Copyright © IIUM Press.

Mukhamedov F.,International Islamic University Malaysia
Reports on Mathematical Physics | Year: 2012

In the present paper, we introduce a new kind of p-adic measures for (q + 1)-state Potts model, called generalized p-adic quasi Gibbs measure. For such a model, we derive a recursive relations with respect to boundary conditions. We employ a dynamical system approach to establish phase transition phenomena for the given model. Namely, using the derived recursive relations we define a one-dimensional fractional p-adic dynamical system. We show that if q is divisible by p, then such a dynamical system has two repelling and one attractive fixed points. In this case, there exists a strong phase transition. If q is not divisible by p, then the fixed points are neutral, and this yields the existence of a quasi phase transition. © 2012 Polish Scientific Publishers.

Shah Q.H.,International Islamic University Malaysia
International Journal of Impact Engineering | Year: 2011

A 300 mm long piece of copper (ASTM B280) pipe with an outer diameter of 35 mm and 0.7 mm wall thickness was subjected to a rigid steel pipe impact under a drop weight loading configuration where the pipe was simply supported at its ends. Differences in deformation features for a pipe filled with water and an empty pipe were investigated for two configurations namely orthogonal and oblique impact. Compared to orthogonal pipe impact the oblique pipe impact has not been reported in the literature. It is hoped that current work would serve as a first step in this direction. Finite Element Method coupled with Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) available in LS-DYNA was used to simulate the empty and water filled pipe impacts under orthogonal and oblique configurations respectively. Fluid structure interaction (FSI) during the water filled pipe impact was successfully modeled using SPH which is a simple method for predicting the short duration FSI events. Experimental results of the effect of varying D/T ratio on the empty and water filled pipes have been reported. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Abdul Khaliq R.,International Islamic University Malaysia
Nanotechnology | Year: 2012

The effect of the recently developed graphene nanoflakes (GNFs) on the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) has been investigated in this paper. The rationale behind the use of GNFs is their unique physical and thermal properties. Experiments show that GNFs can enhance the thermal conductivity of base fluids and results also revealed that GNFs are a potential enhancer of PCR efficiency; moreover, the PCR enhancements are strongly dependent on GNF concentration. It was found that GNFs yield DNA product equivalent to positive control with up to 65% reduction in the PCR cycles. It was also observed that the PCR yield is dependent on the GNF size, wherein the surface area increases and augments thermal conductivity. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations were performed to analyze the heat transfer through the PCR tube model in the presence and absence of GNFs. The results suggest that the superior thermal conductivity effect of GNFs may be the main cause of the PCR enhancement.

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