Posted in 6 November 2014, by Mic, kategori Mechanical Engineering, News

ilman-fauza1Ilman Fauza, student of Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Brawijaya (ME FT-UB), c;ass of 2011, was elected Outstanding Student of ME FT-UB 2014. One of his achievement is second winner of the Annual National Engine Design Competition IV – 2014 at the University of Indonesia, 15 to 16 October, 2014.

“Together with my three friends, Stefanus Sugianto, Muhammad Subkhan, and Zumrotul Ida, we designed a wheelchair that can climb stairs,” said the student who was born in July 10, 1992.

This design is based on previous studies of November Institute of Technology (ITS) Surabaya, which states that 70% of wheelchair users do not want to be guided when conducting activities and wheelchair users are not satisfied when the wheelchair can not climb the stairs.

The design concept was already made since July 2014. They hope with this wheelchair it can help wheelchair users to climb the stairs. Ten finalists of the competition organized by the Mechanical Engineering Cooperation Agency of Indonesia (BKSTM) are came from famous universities in Indonesia, such as the University of Indonesia (UI), Gadjah Mada University (UGM), ITS, Diponegoro University, Andalas University, Muhammadiyah University of Yogyakarta, and Petra Christian University.

Other accomplishments achieved by Ilman who is also the alumni of SMK Negeri 1 Kediri is ranked second at PKM-GT Universitas Brawijaya. His innovation is the LPG gas leak sensor. “The idea came from the amount of accident due to gas leaking in 2011. In general, when there is gas captured by the sensor TGS then the electricity will be turned off automatically.” said the son Susmiati and Suwardi, Ilman.

In addition to a PKM-GT, he also take part in PKM KC with vacuum cleaner that can kill germs in the dust by adding an electrostatic precipitator (ESP). He admitted his involvement in various competitions of scientific works motivated himself to continue develop the ability.

“My focus is not only on GPA, but also personal development. By entering the competition I hope I can improve my teamwork and working under pressure skills,” said the student with 3.52 GPA, Ilman Fauza. (and/mic)

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