Faculty Science student, Ms. Claira Arul Arulldass is the recipient of the prestigious Chancellor Award at UTM 57th Convocation Ceremony today.

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia’s Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence acknowledges postgraduate students with outstanding performance. It is the highest honor bestowed upon a student by the University and is only bestowed to two students at every convocation.

Claira who passed her doctoral viva recently is a Chemistry major under the tutelage of Professor Wan Azlina Wan Ahmad from the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science. She completed her research entitled ‘Violet pigment form Chromobacterium violaceum UTM5 grown in liquid pineapple waste and its antibacterial and cytotoxicity activities.