Monday, December 04, 2006

Nuclear Scientist Wins World Award

Nuclear scientist Chantara Thevy Ratnam slogged for 10 years to help Malaysia score a first in the international innovation arena. She became the first Malaysian to receive the prestigious Grand Prix award at the 34th International Exhibition of Inventions, New Techniques and Products in Geneva, Switzerland earlier this year.

The senior research officer at the Malaysia Nuclear Agency (Nuklear Malaysia, formerly known as Malaysia Institute of Nuclear Technology) submitted a winning innovation — a radiation sterilisable PVC compound for medical products. The winner was decided by a 78-member jury, was bestowed on the best among 1,000 inventions displayed by 750 researchers from 45 countries.

Chantara’s contribution to science and technology is reflected in her body of published work, which numbers 78 and include 32 manuscripts in international journals. As a result of her success, she is featured in the 7th Edition of Who’s Who in Science & Engineering (2003) published in the United States. She was also named “International Scientist of The Year 2004” by the International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, UK.
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