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 2013 CYCLE 1
 

 

No Project Leader Title  of Project Amount Awarded Duration
1 Dr Chew Choy Hoong The regulation of farnesoid X receptor (FXR) expression by pro-inflammatory cytokines in human umbilical vein
endothelial cells, HUVEC and murine macrophage cell line, J774 cell line.
69,000.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
2 DR WONG FAI CHU Investigation of Cancer Protein Expression Profiles Influenced by Three Cytotoxic Tropical Fern Species 66,800.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
3 Ms Ho Lai Yee Isolation, characterization and bioefficacy evaluation of novel strains of Bacillus Thuringiensis against native mosquitoes 61,500.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
4 Prof Ooi Aun Chuan Biodiversity of pest fruit flies in C4 land, UTAR Perak Campus 52,360.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
5 Dr Lim Boon Hoe Determination of the species-specific assembly region in the CO2-fixing enzyme Rubisco 81,000.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
6 Mr Ng Wen Jie Botanical origin and chemical composition of Malaysian stingless bee propolis 48,900.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
7 Ms Saw Seow Hoon Comparative genomic analysis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from cerebrospinal fluid and noncerebrospinal
fluid isolates
 
45,000.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
8 Ms Yap May Ling High resolution melting analysis for detection of pathogenic Leptospira species 23,500.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
9 Dr Ong Siew Teng Economical approach for dyes removal from aqueous environment and optimization using experimental design 62,300.00 1 Sept 2013 - 31 Aug 2014
10 Mr Yeong Wai Chung The economic and economic-statistical designs of control charts monitoring process dispersion 5,000.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
11 Mr Tan Jiunn Luh A Survey on the Successes in Small Farm Agriculture in Malaysia  14,000.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
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Mr Cheong Wen Chiet The Study of Visco-Plastic Deformation Behaviour of Yttrium-Modified A356 Aluminum Alloy in Semi-Solid State Metal Forming and the Strain-Rate Sensitivity of Material Flow Stress by Finite Element Simulation 14,000.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
13 Dr Tang Pek Yee Characterization of miRNAs and their expression in the Malaysian mahseer (Tor tambroides) fed sith commercial diet or seaweed diet. 56,650.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
14 Mr Yeo Heng Giap Ivan Optimal policies for production-repair inventory systems with time varying-demand  1,000.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
15 Dr Chew Kuew Wai Conversion of internal combustion engine vehicle to pure battery driven electric vehicle  101,838.40 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
16 Dr Lee Poh Foong Neurofeedback Therapy on Depression by Monitoring with Electroencephalogram and Electrocardiography  43,144.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
17 Dr Tan Hai Chen Development of a Framework for Managing Claims Under JKR Form of Contract with the Aid of ICT 28,600.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
18 Dr Tee Tiam Ting Bio-based nanocomposite thermoplastic starch reinforced with cellulose nanofibers 40,340.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
19 Dr Tang Eng Kiang Continuous-measurement interpretation of master equations. 24,800.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
20 Dr Koay Jun Yi Development of Scattering Models for the Remote Sensing of Agricultural Crops 11,700.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
21 Ms Teoh Hui Chieh CFD Simulation and Experimental Study of Fluid Flow through Spiral Wound Membrane 34,800.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
22 Dr Gulnaziya Evaluation of zinc removal from the rubber industry wastewater through adsorption onto palm shell activated carbon including adsorbent’s reusability and final safe disposal.  30,000.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
23 Dr Loo Joo Ling Improvement of Physical Properties of Fish Feed Pellets Formulated from Alternative Ingredients  95,300.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
24 Mr Hong Kai Sze Malay Language Semantic Information for Speech Recognition 800.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
25 Dr Chong Poh Kit Realistic Wireless Network Simulation Using Parallel Co-Processors 41,000.00 1 Sept 2013 - 31 Aug 2014
26 Mr Lim Jee Hock Structural Performance of Lightweight Structural Beam 17,000.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
27 Dr Goh Yann Ling Confidence Intervals for VaR 500.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
28 Dr Wang Chan Chin Tool life prediction of industrial tool steel SKD 61 & SKD 11 under extreme high pressure of working condition in metal forming process 5,000.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
29 Mr Lin Horng Sheng Design and fabrication of micro fiber sensor based on arc-induced method 50,600.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
30 Dr Yamuna Munusamy Development and characterization of eggshell biofiller filled natural rubber latex foam 36,754.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
31 Dr Guo Xinxin Identification of Atmospheric Surfactants by High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)  54,800.00 1 Sept 2013 - 31 Aug 2014
32 Dr Yeong Kee Choon Modeling and Analysis of One-Dimensional Photonic Crystals with Enhanced Slow Light Coupling as Highly Sensitive Temperature Sensors 24,000.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
33 Dr Sumathi Sethupathi Flue Gas Desulphurization Using Adsorbent Prepared from Waste Egg Shell 49,000.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
34 Dr Doh Shu Ing Green Building: Breathable Roof System 7,220.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
35 Dr Lee Sheng Chyan Development of Energy Efficiency studies in UTAR. 71,000.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
36 Dr Lee Mah Ngee Meaningful Engagement in Activities and Happiness among Malaysian Youth 3,888.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
37 Mr Teh Boon Teck Woman, Mother, Daughter, Worker: An Oral Historical Study of Women Miners in Kampar 6,360.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
38 Puan Ida Puteri Application of Project-Based Learning in Students’ Engagement in Advertising Course. 3,000.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
39 Ms Annie Margaret A study of suicidal factors and trends among the Indian community in Cameron Highland, Pahang 6,160.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
40 Ms Tan Ser Zian Constructing Collaborative and Reflective E-Learning Environment: A Comparative Study between UTAR WBLE And Edublog towards Interactive Learning in Higher Learning Institution. 7,500.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
41 Ms Foo Chein Ling Integrating online collaboration in ESL writing classroom: A Case Study in UTAR 4,450.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
42 Mr Ooi Joo Onn Performance vs Power Consumption Analysis of Auxiliary Processing Element Assisted Ultra-Low-Power (ULP) Microprocessor
System using Open Source Development Tools
9,000.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
43 Ms Wan Irma Sabrina Experimenting the usage of digital game-based learning as a tool in teaching complex theoretical subjects in Faculty of Creative Industries, UTAR 2,950.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
44 Ms Yuen May Chan YouTube: Students’ Use Of Video Tutorial For Independent Learning Of 3D Animation  3,550.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
45 Dr Kevin Low A Comparative Study on Malaysia Financial Institutions – the Implication of Internal Capital Adequacy Assessment Process (“ICAAP”) 22,360.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
46 Ms Ngoo Yee Ting Assessing Employability from the Perspectives of Accounting Graduands and Employers.
(“Graduands” term is used as we are accessing the students in final year who is going to graduate, not “graduates” term where students have already graduate)
 
17,860.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
47 Dr Lau Teck Chai Addressing Employees’ Job Insecurity: Examining the Impact of Ethical Leadership and Psychological Ethical Climate. 8,260.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
48 Ms Saraswathy a/p Thurairaj Language Usage in Facebook, Twitter and Mobile Phone: An asset or a Menace to the English Language? 7,500.00 1 June 2013 - 31 May 2014
49 Dr Lim Yet Mee Factors Influencing Behavioral Loyalty and the Mediating Effect of Hospital Image in Malaysian Medical Tourism 26,360.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
50 Dr Chong Yee Lee Rural Area transformation: Into the era of E-banking Adoption. 3,872.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
51 Dr Lee Thean Chye Exploring the Moderated Mediation Model of Company Size, Management Competence, Entrepreneurial
Orientation and Firm Competitiveness: A Malaysian Business Perspective
3,800.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
52 Prof Yap Sook Fan Targeted Screening of Bio-Active Compounds using a Primary Cervical Cell System 56,000.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
53 Prof Yap Sook Fan Investigation of HPV-induced susceptibility to chemotherapeutic agents using the primary cervical cell model 68,000.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
54 Ms Fong Ka Ling Effects of High Fidelity Patient Simulators (HFPS) as Teaching Learning Strategy on Learning Outcomes and Critical Thinking Skills Among Year-3 Diploma Nursing Students In Malaysia. 29,522.56 1 June 2013 - 31 May 2014
55 Dr Jenny Prevalence, underlining risk factors and associated genotypic variants of Keratoconus (KC) in the main ethnic Malaysian school going children (9-12 years of age) 136,450.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
56 Prof Shelly Soo Generation and characterisation of spheroid cultures of colon cancer stem cells 63,000.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
57 Dr Te Kian Keong Cultivation Research on local herbs本地中草药种植研究 4,000.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
58 Dr Thaw Zin Attitude and Perception of Medical Students towards changing from Teacher-oriented Didactic Teaching to Self-directed, Integrated Learning of Pharmacology with Preclinical and Clinical subjects 3,450.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
59 Dr Yang Zao Clinical research on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treatment of dry eye syndrome 15,000.00 1 Sept 2013 - 31 Aug 2014
60 Dr Leong Pooi Pooi Generation of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency-derived induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) from Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells  34,216.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
61 Dato Dr Shong Hing Kock Effectiveness of the electroacupuncture in Stroke Management 18,000.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
62 Dr Lim Yang Mooi Cytotoxic and anti-tumour promoting activity of targeted compounds from the exudates of Dryobalanops aromatica 43,088.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
63 Prof Choo Kong Bung Regulation of expression of microRNA-515 gene family in induced-pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) 101,000.00 1 Jul 2013 - 30 June 2014
64 Dr Swagata Sinha Roy Portraits of Terrorists: Neutralizing Deviant Behavior in Indian Cinema 1,000.00 1 July 2013 - 30 June 2014