UTAR Research Fund Projects

 

Internal   |  External

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 2011 CYCLE 1
 

No

Project Leader

Title  of Project

Amount Awarded

Duration

Status

1

Dr Loh Han Chern

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) Study:
Part I – Proteomics of Human Serum: Identification of Biomarkers in Malaysian with PD for Early Detection.
Part II – Artificial Neural Network Model for Prediction of PD using Protein Profiles.

72,000.00

1 June 2011  - 31 May 2012

Completed

2

Mr Chong Kok Chung

CFD and Experimental Studies on a Solar Driven Membrane Distillation in Wastewater Treatment

46,000.00

1 July 2011  - 30 June 2012 Extension 31 Dec 2012

Completed

3

Dr Chew Kuew Wai

Studies on the properties of PMMA-based polymer electrolyte for lithium rechargeable battery

12,000.00

1 July 2011  - 30 June 2012

Completed

4

Dr Tay Yong Haur

Neural-based super resolution technique on endoscopy images

27,500.00

1 July 2011  - 30 June 2012

Completed

5

Dr Khor  Siak Wang

Object Removal Detection on Video

24,000.00

1 July 2011  - 30 June 2012

Completed

6

Dr Lee Poh Fong

Conjugation of  gold nanoparticles to antigen

37,500.00

1 July 2011  - 30 June 2012

Completed

7

Ms Tan Lee Fan

Effect of mental training on BCI performance.

15,520.00

1 June 2011  - 31 May 2012

Completed

8

Wong Mee Chu, Karen

Study on interfacial relationship in a nano-Pt reinforced gren alloy for interconnection material

54,000.00

1 September 2011 -31 August 2012 Extension 28 Feb 2013

Completed

9

Dr Tan Choon Peng

Universal Portfolios In Investment

26,000.00

1 July 2011  - 30 June 2012

Completed

10

Dr Woo Kwan Kit

Evaluate the Suitability of Fish Wastes as Source of Collagen

43,500.00

1 September 2011 -31 August 2012 Extension 28 Feb 2013

Completed

11

Dr Tan Hai Chen

A study of the knowledge management practice in local construction companies: the application of the methodology of 'live' capture and reuse of project knowledge

8,000.00

1 July 2011  - 30 June 2012

Completed

12

Mr Chua Kein Huat

Development of Future Active Distribution Networks for High PV Penetration

50,000.00

1 July 2011  - 30 June 2012

Completed

13

Dr Lee Sheng Chyan

Development of novel picoseconds pulse sources for new frontier technologies and applications

156,000.00

1 July 2011  - 30 June 2012

Completed

14

Dr Humaira Nisar

Application of imaging techniques for identification and quantification of flocs and filaments in activated sludge.

25,500.00

1 October 2011- 30 September 2012

Completed

15

Dr Yamuna Munusamy

Preparation and characterization of controlled release fertilizer using biodegradable superabsorbent polymer for plantations in Malaysia

53,000.00

1 September 2011 -31 August 2012

Completed

16

Dr Ching Yern Chee

Polyester/silicate Hybrid :   Organic Network Formation and Characterization Study
Network Formation and Thermo-Mechanical Properties of Photo-Curing hybrid Coatings

44,800.00

1 July 2011  - 30 June 2012

Terminated

17

Dr Yap Vooi Voon

Tailgating/Piggybacking Detection Security System

27,500.00

1 July 2011  - 30 June 2012

Completed

18

Mr Lai Koon Chun

Development and Implementation of a Hybrid Creature Controller System

4,000.00

1 July 2011  - 30 June 2012 Extension 30 Sep 2012

Completed

19

Mr Theam Kok Leong

Biodiesel fuel production form waste oil via solid heterogeneous catalysis

25,000.00

1 July 2011  - 30 June 2012

Completed

20

Dr Yip Foo Win

Synthesis, characterization and biological activity of organotin (IV) carboxylate complexes

25,000.00

1 July 2011  - 30 June 2012 Extension 31 Dec 2012

Completed

21

Mr Yeoh Hong Beng

Students academic dropout at University Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) Perak Campus: Its main causes and recommended action plan

6,000.00

1 June 2011  - 31 May 2012

Decline

22

Dr Ha Sie Tiong

A study of polarisability effect on mesomorphism of new nematic and smectic compounds possessing phenyl benzoate and benzylideneaniline cores

44,000.00

1 July 2011  - 30 June 2012Extension 31 Dec 2012

Completed

23

Dr Wong Fai Chu

Evolving of anti-bacterial RNA aptamers and isolation of bacterial medicinal compounds

42,000.00

1 October 2011- 30 September 2012

Completed

24

Dr Sit Nam Weng

Bioprospecting of local plants for anti-dengue virus activity

44,000.00

1 July 2011  - 30 June 2012

Completed

25

Ms Sangeetha a/p Arullappan

Chemical investigation and antimicrobial activity of Azadirachta indicia

33,000.00

1 July 2011  - 30 June 2012 Extended to 31 Dec 2012

Completed

26

Dr Er Lee Siong

A comprehensive study of Han Yu and Teochew's culture

36,300.00

1 July 2011  - 30 June 2012

Completed

27

Dr Tee Boon Chuan

The Spread of Zhu Zi studies in Malaysia, 1600-2010(Part 1 of history of Zhu Zi studies in Malaysia, 1600-2010)

29,290.00

1 July 2011  - 30 June 2012

Completed

28

Ms Sim Jia Jia

The driving forces behind m-commerce adoption: An exploration of its antecedents

5,680.00

1 July 2011  - 30 June 2012 Extended to 31 Dec 2012

Completed

29

Ms Tang Siu Eng

A Computable General Equilibrium Model for Policy Analysis In Malaysia

6,000.00

1 July 2011  - 30 June 2012

Completed

30

Dr Aik Nai Chiek

Effects of foreign ownership on firm financial performance: A study of Malaysia and Singapore listed companies

13,000.00

1 July 2011  - 30 June 2012

Terminated

31

Mr Hen Kai Wah

Online Phishing Threats in Malaysia: Assessing the Consumers’ Awareness towards Phishing Threats and Effectiveness of the Existing Preventive Mechanisms

25,150.00

1 July 2011  - 30 June 2012

Completed

32

Prof Dr Zhai Ya Chun

A comparative study of Chinese herbs originated in China and found in Malaysian rainforest

67,300.00

1 July 2011  - 30 June 2012

Completed

33

Ms Chew Wai Fong

Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and its association with metabolic syndrome amongst the overweight/obese adolescents in Kuala Lumpur

67,650.00

1 July 2011  - 30 June 2012 Extended to 31 Dec 2012

Completed

34

Ms Chia Phee Phee

Association study of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) gene polymorphisms with pro-inflammatory biomarkers in obesity

34,600.00

1 July 2011  - 30 June 2012 Extended to 31 Dec 2012

Completed

35

Dr Kok Jin Kuan

The Perception of deaths among Malaysian youths

31,020.00

1 October 2011- 30 September 2012Extension 31 Oct 2012

Completed

36

Dr Siah Poh Chua

Quality of life and belief in a just world among People living with HIV in Malaysia

28,800.00

1 July 2011  - 30 June 2012

Completed

37

Mr Chin Yee Mun

Family and Peers Socialization effect on the construction of ethnic boundaries among undergraduates in Malaysia

21,942.00

1 July 2011  - 30 June 2012

Completed