ASSOC Prof Dr Hanim Salleh, a researcher from Universiti Tenaga Nasional, has won an award at the recent World Inventor Award Festival 2012 in Seoul, Korea.
Dr Hanim, who is also the varsity’s College of Graduate Studies deputy dean, took home the “Invention for Women Order of Merit” in the individual category.
The award is named the “Order of Merit” because it takes into account all contributions towards inventions, intellectual property and innovative creations for industrial development around the world.
Each award presented at the festival, organised by the South Korea Invention News, is unique as no two awards presented are the same.
Dr Hanim hopes the recognition will bring glory to Malaysia in the international arena.
More than 400 applications from countries such as Belgium, Poland, Romania, Iran and Iraq were received, but only 75 were selected for the awards.