By Hilmi Amiruddin
MYTRIBOS was founded in 2007 with the primary goal of promoting proper practises in research and development related to the field of tribology in Malaysia, as well as facilitating collaborations between academia and industry in all possible endeavours. MYTRIBOS has been active in organising various activities such as conferences, seminars, workshops, training, publications, and community services to promote a better industry-community-academia network on a local and international level.
MYTRIBOS Industrial Grant (MIG) is one of MYTRIBOS’s efforts to assist researchers from institutions of higher learning and industry in obtaining research funds to solve industry-based problems. CARe proposal, led by Hilmi Amiruddin, was announced as one of the successful recipients of the MIG 2021 industrial grant in April 2021, after enduring extensive and meticulous proposal review and defence processes by the panels. Other successful recipients are from IIUM, UniMAP, UiTM and USM.
The recipient obtained an overall grant worth RM 12,000.00, and the project will run for 18 months, beginning 1 May 2021 and ending 31 October 2022. The primary goal of this study is to create an environmentally friendly material-based grease with good lubrication behaviour and mechanical stability for high-speed railway axle box bearing applications.