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 2011 CYCLE 2

 
No Project Leader Title  of Project Amount Awarded Duration Status
1 Encik Afi Roshezry bin Abu Bakar Party Identification Model and Voting Behaviour: Evidence From a Field Experiment in Perak, Malaysia RM16,600 16 January 2012 - 15 January 2013 Completed
2 Cik Azlyana Binti Ismail Optimisation of Direct Methanol Fuel Cell via Integrated Fuel-emission Networks RM5,000 1 February 2012 - 31 January 2013 Completed
3 Mr Chai Tong Yuen An Optimized Three-Dimensional Optical Reconstruction Model for Object Recognition RM35,500 1 February 2012 - 31 January 2013 withdrawn
4 Dr Chai Tsun Thai Bioprospecting for medicinal potential in wetland macrophytes RM29,467.59 1 February 2012 - 31 January 2013 Completed
5 Ms Chang Chew Cheen Phytochemical Investigation and Antioxidant Activitiy of Bioactive Compounds from the leaves of Muntingia calabura RM27,200 1 February 2012 - 31 January 2013 Completed
6 Dr Chew Choy Hoong Investigation on the effects of Cococ nucifera milk compounds on lipid activated nuclear
receptors expression in human hepatocarcinoma cells: A nutrigenomics study towards
the molecular mechanisms of lipoprotein metabolism.
RM66,000 1 June 2012 - 31 May 2013 Completed
7 Dr Chew Kuew Wai Distance estimation of electric vehicle  based on the concept of contour positioning system (CPS) RM28,000 1 February 2012 - 31 January 2013 Completed
8 Dr Chin Siew Kian Electromagnetic-force-assisted Drying Technique RM72,500 1 February 2012 - 31 January 2013 Completed
9 Mr Chong Zan Kai Evaluation of the Performance of Rateless Coded TCP in Small-Scale Networks RM5,700 1 February 2012 - 31 January 2013 Completed
10 Prof Dr Chung Boon Kuan Acceleration of neutral particles using electromagnetic field RM79,000 1 February 2012 - 31 January 2013 Completed
11 Ms Cynthia Lau Pui-Shan Social Media Uses and Gratifications among Young Adults in Klang Valley, Malaysia. RM5,000 1 February 2012 - 31 January 2013 Completed
12 Mr Ho Wai Yew Molecular Epidemiology of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in Perak hospitals
 
RM49,000 1 February 2012 - 31 January 2013 Completed
13 Dr Huang Yuk Feng Trends in Rainfall Pattern and Spatial Variation – Case Study: Langat River Basin. RM42,930 1 May 2012 - 30 April 2013 Completed
14 Puan Ida Puteri bt Mahsan Unraveling the Effects of Public Service Announcement in Inculcating 1Malaysia Concept Among Elementary Students. RM1,161 1 February 2012 - 31 January 2013 Completed
15 Mr Kelving Chong Keng How Do traditional Chinese values help the competition in business world? A survey on Malaysia Chinese Businessmen RM4,085.4 1 February 2012 - 31 January 2013 Completed
16 Dr Khoo Hooi Ling Bus Safety Driving Monitoring and Control using integrated GPS and Accelerometer. RM18,435 1 February 2012 - 31 January 2013 Completed
17 Dr Khor Boon Eng The Usage of Online Database and the Response of the Readers — with Special Reference to Malaysian Chinese Literature Digital Library RM41,760 1 February 2012 - 31 January 2013 Completed
18 Dr Lai Soon Onn Deacidification of Crude Palm Oil using Solvent Extraction Integrated with Membrane Technology RM64,310 1 March 2012 - 28 February 2013 Completed
19 Dr Lee Mah Ngee The Relationship between Parental Bonding and Resilience among Youths. RM3,447.4 1 February 2012 - 31 January 2013 Completed
20 Dr Lee Sheng Chyan Fault tolerant hybrid wireless optical broadband network RM125,000 1 February 2012 - 31 January 2013 Completed
21 Prof Dr Lee Sze Wei A Comparative Study of Inter-Processor Cores Communication on a Large Embedded System-on-Chip (SoC) Implementation RM24,500 1 February 2012 - 31 January 2013 Completed
22 Ms Lee Wan Ying The Relationship between Personality, Internet Addiction and Online Privacy Concern  RM2,539.5 3 January 2012 - 2 January 2013 Completed
23 Mr Leong Kar Yen Making, Thinking, Knowing Indonesia: Anthropology, intellectuals and knowledge production in the creation of Indonesia  RM7,900 1 February 2012 - 31 January 2013 Completed
24 Dr Leong Wai Yie Repositioning for enhanced performance in Wireless Sleep Disorder
Sensing and Tracking System
RM41,000 1 February 2012 - 31 January 2013 Completed
25 Prof Dr Leung Kar Hang Object recognition employing shape based indexing RM26,500 1 February 2012 - 31 January 2013 Completed
26 Dr Liew Soung Yue The Second Order Abstract Reporting and Reformation Algorithms for Wireless Sensor Network Applications RM24,120 1 February 2012 - 31 January 2013 Completed
27 Dr Lo Po Kim Assessment of the Potential Wastewater Sources and Internal Resistant for Microbial Fuel Cell using Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy RM63,000 1 February 2012 - 31 January 2013 Completed
28 Dr Loh Pek Chin Molecular characterization of GTPase YqeH and its interactant S4 in regulating the biogenesis of 30S ribosomal
subunit in Bacillus subtilis
RM59,650 1 February 2012 - 31 January 2013 Completed
29 Dr Morni Hayati Bt Jaafar Sidik Financial statement effects and transparency of FRS doption in Malaysia RM5,700 1 February 2012 - 31 January 2013 Completed
30 Ms Ong Oi Voon Publication in English affecting Academia’s performance. RM4,000 1 February 2012 - 31 January 2013 Completed
31 Ms Ooi Bee Chen The Consumers’ Decision Making Process of Organic Foods in Malaysia. RM8,600 1 February 2012 - 31 January 2013 Completed
32 Encik Raduan B Sharif A Study on Secondary School Student's Online Pre-occupation and Attitude Towards Physical Activities in Major Cities in Peninsular Malaysia RM12,850 1 February 2012 - 31 January 2013 Completed
33 Ms Rajalakshmi a/p Punampalam Screening of antimicrobial activity and characterization of bioactive compounds of Botryococcus sudeticus and Haematococcus pluvialis extracts. RM23,000 1 February 2012 - 31 January 2013 Completed
34 Dr Said Abdul Sahib Saleh Simultaneously knockdown of telomerase and survivin genes: A study to explore the possibility to develop general cancer therapy RM51,000 1 April 2012 - 31 March 2013 Completed
35 Dr Sen Kim Soon Representation  of  “MALAYSIA”:The Imagination and Construction of  Landscapes in Malaysia-Chinese  Modern Poetry RM38,656 1 February 2012 - 31 January 2013 Completed
36 Dr Siah Poh Chua Religious Coping, Health Locus of Control, and Quality of Life among People Living with HIV/AIDS in Malaysia RM2,595.6 3 January 2012 - 2 January 2013 Completed
37 Dr Siew Pei Hwa An Empirical Evaluation of Business Intelligence Maturity Model & Assessing the Origanizational BI Maturity RM14,700 1 February 2012 - 31 January 2013 Completed
38 Ms Sim Chzia Poaw Chinese values: A comparison of Chinese secondary students who study at government and independent Chinese schools  RM6,890 1 February 2012 - 31 January 2013 Completed
39 Ms Sim Jia Huey Palm Oil based Biodiesel Purification using Polymeric Membranes RM80,455 1 May 2012 - 30 April 2013 Completed
40 Mr Simon Lau Boung Yew Design and Development of a 21st Century Personalized Multimedia Learning Assistance software module “FreeD” Integrated  with open source Learning Management Systems: Application in a Tertiary Educational Institution  RM26,700 1 February 2012 - 31 January 2013 Completed
41 Dr Somnuk Phon-Amnuaisuk Investigating Aesthetics Measures: A study on aesthetics evaluations of computer-generated graphics RM1,200 1 February 2012 - 31 January 2013 Withdrawn
42 Dr Tan Chew Khun A comparison study of composting household organic waste between an aerobic system and an anaerobic system   RM52,000 1 February 2012 - 31 January 2013 Completed
43 Dr Tan Gim Cheong Isolation and characterization of broad-range and host specific bacteriophages against pathogenic
enteric bacteria and explore its potential application in therapeutic and prophylactic treatment for
infectious diseases.
RM55,200 1 April 2012 - 31 March 2013 Completed
44 Dr Tan Kia Hock Expected Quality Factor of a Simple Tuned Oscillator RM42,491.76 1 February 2012 - 31 January 2013 Completed
45 Dr Tan Kok Tat Production of Fatty Acid Ethyl Esters (FAEE) or biodiesel from non-edible oils and waste
cooking oil via glycerol-free supercritical fluid (SCF) interesterification reaction.
RM38,500 1 February 2012 - 31 January 2013 Completed
46 Ms Tan Swee Mee A survey on educational preference among Malaysia Chinese parents RM7,390 1 February 2012 - 31 January 2013 Completed
47 Mr Tang Chong Ming Design and application of a multi-processor system on chip virtual prototyping platform RM24,500 3 January 2012 - 2 January 2013 Completed
48 Dr Tee Chong Siang Development of UTAR C4 Land: Construction of partial infrastructures and cultivation of plants of interest (herbs, orchids, rice, dragonfruit) RM16,740 1 February 2012 - 31 January 2013 Completed
49 Dr Tee Chong Siang Establishment of efficient micropropagation and genetic transformation protocols for Pongamia pinnata, an biofuel feedstock

 
RM44,000 1 April 2012 - 31 March 2013 Completed
50 Dr Tey Lai Hock Cultivation, isolation and characterization of Botryococcus sudeticus lipase gene for the synthesis of biodiesel RM68,000 1 April 2012 - 31 March 2013 Completed
51 Dr Teh Peh Chiong Development of a novel fiber laser with pulse width tunability for new frontier technologies and
applications
RM84,500 1 February 2012 - 31 January 2013 Completed
52 Puan Wirawani binti Kamarulzaman The Relationship Between Preschool Children’s Social Emotional Development And Parent’s Depression Level In Aboriginal Community RM6,300 1 February 2012 - 31 January 2013 Completed
53 Dr Wong Hann Ling Development of an Acetosyringone-inducible Heterologous Protein Expression System RM76,000 3 January 2012 - 2 January 2013 Completed
54 Mr Yeong Wai Chung Economic design of control charts RM5,000 1 February 2012 - 31 January 2013 Completed
55 Mr Yuen Hawk Leong Phage display selection of antibacterial peptides against Gram negative pathogenic bacteria

 
RM57,000 1 February 2012 - 31 January 2013 Completed