UTAR Research Fund Projects

 

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As a first step to encourage research activities among academic staff, UTAR established UTAR Research Fund (UTARRF) as an internal research grant scheme designed to provide seed funding to support UTAR researchers particularly those who are in the embryonic stages of building up their experience to secure external research grants.

The application for UTARRF has been currently scheduled as follow:



UTARRF RECIPIENTS FOR YEAR 2009 CYCLE 1

No Project Leader Title  of Project Amount Awarded Duration Status
1 Dr Say Yee How Gene Variants of The Leptin-Melanocortin Pathway and Their Association With Plasma Leptin Levels and Obesity in Malaysians. RM14,300.00 1 October 2009~30 September 2010 Extension: 31 Mar 2010

 

Completed
2 Dr Lim Yang Mooi Collection and extraction of borneol (Borneolum) from Dryobalanops aromatica RM41338.00 1 July 2009 ~30 June 2010 Extension: 31 Dec 2010 Completed
3 Ms Yu Ke Xin Aquatic Plant Extracts for Mosquito Control RM29090.00 1 September 2009 ~ 31 August 2010 Extension: 28 Feb 2011 Completed
4 Dr Wong Ching Lee Phenology of Sargassum species at Port Dickson, Malaysia RM47362.00 15 August 2009 ~14 August 2010 Extension :14 Feb 2011 Completed
5 Prof Farida Habib Shah Construction of stage- specific floral cDNA clones from beans for   identification of        pathogen responsive genes RM60200.00 22 July 2009 ~21 June 2010 Completed
6 Dr Hii Siew Ling Bioethanol production using agro-industrial waste. RM68950.00 1 September 2009 ~ 31 August 2010 Extension: 28 Feb 2011 Completed
7 Dr Leong Loong Kong Physical, Chemical, Reactivity and Catalytic Studies on Modified Vanadium Based Oxide Catalysts for C4 Hydrocarbon Oxidation. RM61744.00 15 August 2009 ~ 14 July 2010 Extension: 14 Feb 2011 Completed
8 Mr Chong Heap Yih e-Dispute Resolution (eDR) for Malaysian Construction Industry RM6100.00 1 July 2009 ~30 June 2010 Completed
9 Dr Ha Sie Tiong Synthesis, molecular structure and mesomorphic properties of new heterocyclic benzoxazole-, benzothiazole- and pyridine-based liquid crystals RM49600.00 1 July 2009 ~30 June 2010 Extension: 31 Dec 2010 Completed
10 Dr Liang Meng Suan A study on the conversion efficiency of nanocrystalline TiO2 for sustainable energy development.  RM44450.00 1 Apr 2010 ~31 March  2010 Extended 31 Sep 2011 Completed
11 Dr Hnin Pwint Aung Development of a simple, selective and sensitive fluorimetric method using the specific inhibitory effect of bisphenol A for a redox reaction for the determination of BPA in water migrated from polycarbonate products & the environmental matrices. RM42000.00 1 August 2009 - 30 July 2010 Extended: 30 Nov 2010 Completed
12 Prof Faidz bin Abd Rahman Fabrication and characterization of a porous silicon and its application as an optical biosensor RM30,000.00 1 July 2009 ~30 June 2010 Completed
13 Dr Wong Mee Chu Development of nanocomposite solder paste for advanced electronic packaging RM51,050.00 1 October 2009 ~30 September 2010 Completed
14 Dr Lim Yang Mooi Inhibitory effect of active herbal phytochemical(s) isolated from Stenochlaena palustris on ganglioside expression in LS 174 T human colorectal adenocarcinoma cell line RM44,650.00 1 July 2009 ~30 June 2010 Extension: 31 Dec 2010 Completed
15 Dr Tee Chong Siang Establishment of Eurycoma longifolia (Tongkat Ali) root culture for the production of pharmaceutically important lead compounds RM51,200.00 1 September 2009 ~ 31 Dec 2010 Completed
16 Ms Lee Li Li A Treatment Study of Children with Learning Disabilities RM7,868.00 1 July 2009 ~30 June 2010 Completed
17 Mr Chin Yee Mun Continuity of traditional confinement practices from functionalist perspective: A case study on urban educated Chinese women RM1,400.00 1 July 2009 ~30 June 2010 Completed
18 Dr Wu Ming Chu Pasar malam as a new socio-economic institution: A case study in Petaling Jaya, Selangor  RM6170.00 1 July 2009 ~30 June 2010 Extension: 31 Oct 2010 Completed
19 Dr Wu Ming Chu Taiwanese Investment in Malaysia: Patterns and Issues RM5080.00 1 July 2009 ~30 June 2010 Extension: 30 Nov 2010 Completed
20 Dr Carmen Nge Siew Mun Usage and Perception of Online News Among Urban Youth (Opinion Poll) RM41370.00 1 July 2009 ~30 June 2010 Extension: 31 Dec 2010 Completed
21 Mr Mohd Syuja Bin Saedin The Practices of Malay Keramat Worship and Chinese Datuk Gong Worship In Peninsular Malaysia: A Comparative Study. RM23653.00 1 July 2009 ~30 June 2010 Completed
22 Ms Pauline Leong Pooi Yin Evaluation research on public relations activities among public relations practitioners in Malaysian corporations: An exploratory study RM4664.50 1 July 2009 ~30 June 2010 Extension:31 Dec 2010 Completed
23 Ms Lim Wai Ping, Penny A study on family communication between mothers in-law (MIL) and sons in-law (SIL) RM12305.20 1 October 2009 ~30 September 2010 Completed
24 Mr Thinavan a/l Periyayya Impact of CSR (environment & corporate philanthropy) on consumer purchase intentions. RM15775.00 1 July 2009 ~30 June 2010 Terminated
25 Ms Saraswathy a/p Thurairaj Pleasurable English Language Learning In Esp Through The Multiple Intelligences Design RM2160.00 1 July 2009 ~30 June 2010 Extension: 31 Dec 2010 Completed
26 Dr Wong Siew Fan An examination of consumer perception towards mobile advertising value RM12850.00 1 July 2009 ~30 June 2010 Completed
27 Dr Tay Yong Haur A Research on Layout Optimization for the Wood Cutting Process RM33500.00 1 July 2009 ~30 June 2010 Extension: 31 Dec 2010 Completed
28 Dr Tan Chew Khun Biotechnology of calcite-formation in Malaysia RM32200.00 1 Sep 2009 ~31 Aug  2010 Completed
29 Mr Mok Kai Ming Exploration of newer methods for the enhancement of the iris verification algorithm and the embedded architecture RM6000.00 1 July 2009 ~30 June 2010 Completed
30 Mr Yip Foo Win Synthesis, Characterization, crystal structures and Biological activity of organotin(IV) carboxylate complexes derived from organic acids RM59200.00 1 July 2009 ~30 June 2010 Extension: 31 Dec 2010 Completed
31 Dr Yeoh Ging Sun A Capability Maturity Model for Implementation of Enterprise Business Intelligence Systems ("EBI-CMM") RM30200.00 1 September 2009 ~ 31 August 2011 Closed obtain external Funding
32 Dr Cheng Wai Khuen A Multi-Agent System Approach for Grid Resource Advisory System (GRAS) RM37550.00 1 September 2009 ~ 31 Dec 2011 Completed
33 Dr Leong Mun Yoon, Stephen The Global Economic Crisis: Causes, Consequences and Remedies RM43200.00 1 November 2009 ~ 31 October 2010
Extension:30 April 2011
Completed