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 Wang Chan Chin Study of Metal Plate Plastic Deformation for the Precision Forming of Clinching Process by Rigid-Plastic Finite Element Method. RM24,400 1 January 2010 - 31 December 2010 Completed
2 Ms Lam Foong Sin Environmental Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Clay Brick Production in Malaysia RM1,200 1 February 2010 - 31 January 2011 Completed
3 Dr Ng Chew Hee Rational design (Modular assembly) of ternary metal complexes with a binding domain and a DNA recognition domain: Basic study into the principles of binding recognition by metal complexes towards DNA nucleobase, nucleobase sequence, DNA conformation and DNA structures RM40,500 1 January 2010 - 31 December 2010

Extended 30 June 2011

Completed
4 Dr Chew Kuew Wai Studies on the properties of PMMA-based polymer electrolyte for lithium rechargeable battery.  RM34,400 1 February 2010 - 31 January 2011

Extended 31 Jul 2011

Completed
5 Dr Chong Kok Keong Research and development on Wirebonding Technique for Contacting Triple-Junction InGaP/InGaAs/Ge Solar Cell in Dense Array Concentrator Photovoltaic Module RM180,000 1 February 2010 - 31 January 2011

Extended 31 Jul 2011

Completed
6 Dr Jeffrey Chiang Choong Luin Analysis and design of a long span cantilevered steel roof truss system to be supported on a high column system. RM24,000 1 February 2010 - 31 January 2011

Extended 31 Jul 2011

Terminated
7 Dr Low Kaw Sai An analysis and design for far-field effects due to seismic action on medium to high-rise reinforced concrete building structures RM24,000 1 February 2010 - 31 January 2011 Terminated
8 Dr Alan Ong Han Kiat Molecular characterisation of microbial communities associated with fish larvae and live feed in a aquaculture tank system. RM62,400 1 February 2010 - 31 January 2011 Completed
9 Dr Low Chong Yu Agricultural Material for Ethanol as a Gasoline RM51,200 1 May 2010 - 30 April  2011

Extended 31 October 2011

Completed
10 Dr Lim Ying Pio The development of Yttrium-Titanium-Boron based additive to improve mechanical properties of A356 Al alloy castings. RM39,600 1 February 2010 - 31 January 2011 Extended 31 Jul 2011 Completed
11 Dr Rajkumar a/l Durairaj Rheological and Microstructural Studies of Nano-Isotropic Conductive (Nano-ICAs) Adhesive
for Microelectronic Packaging Applications
RM24,000 1 February 2010 - 31 January 2011 Completed
12 Dr Loo Joo Ling Utilisation of Alternative Ingredients in the Formulation of Fresh Water Fish Feed RM52,200 1 May 2010 - 30 Apr 2011 Extended 31 Oct 2011 Completed
13 Dr Tan Hai Chen A study of the Use of Information and Communication Technology to Enhance the Management of Supplier’s Performance in
Construction Company
RM25,500 1 February 2010 - 31 January 2011 Completed
14 Dr Ezra Morris Investigation of green polymer electrolyte films prepared from biodegradable materials. RM24,000 1 January 2010 - 31 December 2010 Completed
15 Mr Wong Hong Mun Alternative Piston / Displacer Movement in a Stirling Engine RM29,500 1 February 2010 - 31 January 2011

Extended 31 Jul 2010

Completed
16 Mr Doh Shu Ing Durability Studies of Green Roof Tiles RM7,600 1 February 2010 - 31 January 2011 Completed
17 Dr. Sit Nam Weng Screening and Phytochemical Investigation of Local Natural Resources for AntiFungal Properties RM50,800 1 February 2010 - 31 January 2011 Completed
18 Dr Choo Quok Cheong Phylogeny and characterisation of novel beta-lactamase homologous genes from bacterial
isolates of various ready-to-eat vegetables.
RM48,000 1 February 2010 - 31 January 2011

Extended 31 Jul 2011

Completed
19 Dr Sim Kooi Mow Selection and Development of novel Peptides from Phage Display and Overlapping Synthetic Peptide libraries as antiviral agents for Enterovirus 71 RM80,000 1 July 2010 - 31 June 2011 Completed
20 Dr Chee Swee Yong Production of Polymeric Biocomposites by Using Plant-based Materials Rm40,000 1 February 2010 - 31 January 2011 Completed
21 Dr Chang Ying Ping Effects of Pre-treatment on Functional Properties of Guava Seed Core RM36,600 1 February 2010 - 31 January 2011

Extended

Completed
22 Mr Santhidran a/l Sinnappan A study of the Relationship between Violent video Game Playing and Aggression among adolescents in the Klang Valley RM5,975 1 February 2010 - 31 January 2011Extended 31 May 2011 Completed
23 Mr Selvarajah a/l Tharmalingam The ramification of the Medium-of-Instruction Debate in Malaysia: A Critical Discourse Analysis on Mediam Discourse RM2,500 1 February 2010 - 31 January 2011 Extended 31 Jul 2011 Completed
24 Mr Lee Soo Chee A Comparative Study of Yu Kwang Chung and Malaysian Chinese Writers RM9,300 1 February 2010 - 31 January 2011 Completed
25 Dr. Siah Poh Chua The Mediating Effects of Mood Scales on the Influence of Moods in Attitude Judgments RM27,600 1 February 2010 - 31 January 2011 Completed
26 Mr Kuan Chee Wah Constructing Malaysian Chinese Identities in Recent Malaysian Independent Cinema RM1,800 1 February 2010 - 31 July 2010 Decline
27 Ms Chai En-Huey What Does it Mean to be Masculine'? - Perceptions of Masculinity Among Selected Young Malaysians RM1,400 1 February 2010 - 31 July 2010 Completed
28 Dr Goh Yong Kheng A Study on RNA Pseudoknot predictions RM25,550 1 February 2010 - 31 January 2011 Completed
29 Ms Pang Sook Theng Performance of Universal Investment Portfolios. RM1,400 1 February 2010 - 31 January 2011 Completed
30 Dr Lee Lam Hong A Hybrid Text Classification Model by Integrating naive Bayesian, k-Nearest Neighbor and Support Vector Machine RM24,400 1 February 2010 - 31 January 2011 Completed
31 Dr Siew Pei Hwa Creating a blended learning environment for Chinese language Learning in Higher Education RM 28,000 1 March 2010 - 28 February 2011 Extended 30 Sep 2011 Completed
32 Dr Tay Yong Haur Causal Topology Design for View Independent Multiple Silhouettes Posture Recognition RM 32,000 1 February 2010 - 31 January 2011

Extension31 Jul 2011

Completed
33 Dr Yong Chin Khian Designing Conjoint Choice Experiments Using Partially Confounded Factorial Designs. RM 1,900 1 February 2010 - 31 January 2011 Completed