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 2013 CYCLE 2
 

 

No Project Leader
Title  of Project
Amount Awarded Duration

1

Dr Alan Ong Han Kiat

Hypermethylation, miRNA and chemotherapeutic drugs profiling of the spheroid derivatives from human breast cancer cell lines

84,500.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

2

Dr Alan Ong Han Kiat

Profiling of miRNAs and microsatellite alterations from human adult MSCs bone marrow in relation to aging prolonged passage and hypoxia

92,500.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

3

Ms Bee Soo Tueen

Investigation of roles of nano-size montmorillonite on the irradiated flame retardant added chlorinated copolymer compound for electrical insulation application

18,074.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

4

Dr Beh Woan Lin

Rational design and protein engineering of a bimolecular fluorescence complementation system for visualizing dynamic protein-protein interaction: A computational and experimental study

65,600.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

5

Prof Dr Boo Nem Yun @ Mooi Nam Ying

Risk Factors Associated with Severe Hyperbilirubinemia in Normal Term Infants in Malaysia

70,180.00

1 August 2014-31 July 2015

6

Mr Chan Lee Kwun

Exploring factors governing Business Intelligence architecture on service-oriented concept

3,680.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

7

Dr Chang Ying Ping

Study on chloroplast/thylakoid membrane from selected plant tissues and the stability of its electron-transferring properties.

72,600.00

1 March 2014-28 February 2015

8

Dr Cheah Phaik Kin

Factors leading to the nonuse of technology among teachers in institutions of higher learning in Malaysia

34,480.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

9

Dr Chen Kah Pin

Synthesis and characterization of carbon nanotubes/silver nanocomposites for Isotropic Conductive Adhesives (ICA)

32,001.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

10

Prof Dr Cheng Ming Yu

Skills Gap and Skills Shortage: A study of Penang Industrial Zone

6,680.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

11

Dr Cheng Wai Khuen

Exploring Social Network Users’ Behavior in Dynamic Situations through a Multi-Agent Framework (MAFSNUD).

36,080.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

12

Dr Chew Kuew Wai

Conversion on Internal Combustion Engine Vehicle to Pure Battery Driven Electric Vehicle (Extension)

30,000.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

13

Dr Chew Thiam Leng

Novel Mesoporous Silica Material / Polymer Mixed-Matrix Membrane For Water Filtration

71,335.07

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

14

Ms Chew Wai Fong

Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency and its Association with Metabolic Syndrome amongst the Malay Overweight/Obese Adolescents in Klang Valley

59,450.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

15

Mr Chong Zan Kai

Transmitting Long-Length Messages to Resource Constraint Mobile Computing Devices with Rateless Erasure Code

1,000.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

16

Prof Dr Choo Kong Bung

Cellular reprogramming based on the C19MC microRNA cluster

44,400.00

1 January 2014-31 December 2014

17

Dr Choo Quok Cheong

Molecular Diversity of Beta-Lactamase-Producing Bacteria in Diverse Soil Environment.

74,000.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

18

Dr Falahat Nejadmahani Mohammad

Factors Influencing Malaysian SMEs to go for early Internationalization.

6,500.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

19

Dr Gan Seng Chew

Differentiation of Human Keratinocyte-derived Reprogrammed Cells Into Neuroectodermal Lineage

8,000.00

1 January 2014-31 December 2014

20

Mr Garry Tan Wei Han

Mobile Apps in Tourism: A Neglected Tourism Research Area in Malaysia?

2,180.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

21

Dr Gary Low Kim Kuan

Use of biomarkers for the early detection and prediction of clinical dengue cases.

64,000.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

22

Prof Dr Goi Bok Min

Biometric Encryption Scheme for Preserving Human Privacy and Securing Biometric-based Systems

35,000.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

23

Mr Hen Kai Wah

Leadership Development Practices and Needs among UTAR Academics

2,500.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

24

Mr Julian Teh Hong Leong

A framework for ‘psychological capital’ development at the workplace: The interaction between Nature (personality) and Nurture (leadership) elements

3,416.85

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

25

Dr Khor Boon Eng

The Study of Interaction and Mutual Influences within Malaysian, Taiwan and Hong Kong Chinese Literature: with special focus in 1950s to 1960s

34,680.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

26

Dr Lai An Chow

Research and Development of a Mobile Sun-Tracking Algorithm for Electrical Mobile Platforms

49,000.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

27

Ms Lam Siew Yong

The structural relationships between TQM, market orientation, and service firm performance in Malaysia

4,555.70

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

28

Dr Lau Phooi Yee

A New Framework for the Identification of Biodiversity Abundances for Underwater Species in Malaysian Waters

32,500.00

1 March 2014-28 February 2015

29

Dr Lee Tin Sin

Development of controlled-release biodegradable polymer-starch materials encapsulated with fertilizer

42,440.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

30

Mr Lee Weng Onn

Exploring customer loyalty in mobile commerce: Towards a new model with relationship quality and service quality constructs

1,650.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

31

Dr Leong Loong Kong

Ultrasonic Synthesis Of Vanadyl Pyrophosphate Catalysts For Partial Oxidation Of N-Butane To Maleic Anhydride

79,168.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

32

Dr Leong Pooi Pooi

Expression of Sensor Protein in Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma

41,000.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

33

Prof Dr Leung Kar  Hang

Moving outline based human action recognition

24,000.00

1 March 2014-28 February 2015

34

Dr Lim Chan Kiang

Cytotoxic and Antioxidant Studies of Phytochemicals from the Ethnomedicinal Plant of Sarawak Calophyllum castaneum

56,000.00

1 March 2014-28 February 2015

35

Dr Lim Chee Seong

The Role of a Psychographic Approach in Segmenting Electorates’ Voting Behavior

38,360.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

36

Dr Lim Eng Hock

Wideband Reflectarrays

26,915.00

1 January 2014-31 December 2014

37

Dr Lim Jun Wei
*Dr Mohammed J. K. Bashir

Sanitary landfill leachate treatment using a novel adsorbent prepared from Cerbera Manghas

39,000.00

1 March 2014-28 February 2015

38

Ms Low Mei Peng

A Study of Internal CSR in SMEs located in the state of Selangor

2,680.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

39

Pn Nadya Supian

A feminist critique of female characters in george r.r. Martin’s “a game of thrones”, as portrayed in season 1

1,180.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

40

Dr Neo Kian Ean

Chemical study of Interaction of transition metal compounds with DNA and metal binding proteins.

79,640.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

41

Dr Ng Hui Fang

Robust and Efficient Color Image Descriptor for Object Recognition

27,240.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

42

Ms Ng Tan Ching

The Analysis of Lean Manufacturing Sustainability in Malaysia’s Manufacturing Industries.

 

 

4,180.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

43

Dr Noor Zainab Habib

Development of Sustainable and Energy efficient Roofing tiles using vegetable oil as a binder.

32,000.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

44

Pn Nor Azili Hassan

Men’s Reproductive Health Perceptions And Knowledge In Selangor, Malaysia

4,844.90

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

45

Pn Norliza Binti Shah Jehan Muttiah

Preliminary screening of Triphala herbal formulation for cytotoxicity and induction of apoptosis on oral, cervical and liver cancer cell lines.

32,600.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

46

Dr Olanrewaju

Benchmarking Building Sustainable Maintenance Management Model

26,480.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

47

Dr Phoon Lee Quen

De novo proteomics and transcriptome sequencing of resistance genes in Hylocereus sp, Part I: Proteomics

47,500.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

48

Mr Pong Kok Shiong

The influence of destination personality on satisfaction and behavioural intention for archaeological tourists: A case study in Bujang Valley, Malaysia

5,100.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

49

Dr  Priscilla Moses

Exploring the Antecedents of Students’ Technology Use through UTAUT Model: An Online Survey

24,500.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

50

Dr Rajkumar a/l Durairaj

Investigation on the synthesis and conductivity mechanism of Graphene based Isotropic Conductive Adhesives

31,050.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

51

Dr Say Yee How

Association of fatty acid translocase CD36 common gene variants with fat taste perception and preference, serum lipid profile and obesity.

53,000.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

52

Dr Sia Bee Chuan

Disaster Risk Reduction/Management (DRR/M) for SME

5,480.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

53

Dr Siah Poh Chua

Perception and intention of using electronic cigarette among adolescents

27,806.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

54

Mr Sun Teik Heng @ San Teik Heng

The Modelling of the Relationship Between The Essential Attributes and Malaysian Qualification Agencies (MQA) Eight Domains of Learning Outcomes.

4,380.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

55

Ms Tan Swee Mee

Willingness to Communicate in English and Motivation Level among Chinese Secondary Students in Malaysia

8,830.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

56

Mr Tang Chong Ming

Multi-processor System-on-Chip Hardware and Software Modeling, Co-Design and Co-Verification

24,500.00

1 January 2014-31 December 2014

57

Mr Tang Chong Ming

Network-on-Chip Communication Architecture Design, Analysis, Optimization and Evaluation in a Multi-processor System-on-Chip – Part II

26,500.00

1 January 2014-31 December 2014

58

Dr Te Kian Kiong

China-ASEAN Medicinal Plants Database(Cooperation Project) 中国-东盟药用植物数据库

6,800.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

59

Dr Tee Boon Chuan

Confucian Religion from the Perspective of World Religions

24,880.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

60

Dr Teh Peh Chiong

Broadband supercontinuum light source for water quality characterisations and monitoring

68,500.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

61

Mr Teo Aik Chuan

Continuance Acceptance of M-Advertising in Malaysia

3,180.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

62

Dr Thaw Zin

The effect of Cratoxylum cochinchinense Lour (CC) on global mRNA gene expression in HepG2 liver cancer cells

60,360.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

63

Mr Thurai Murugan a/l Nathan

Does the world energy prices and financial factors have impact on the energy incentive agricultural commodities in Malaysia?

900.00

1 January 2014-31 December 2014

64

Ms Tiong Kui Ming

The Competitive Advantage of Malaysia as the Destination of Equity and Non-Equity Modes Activities

1,590.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

65

Mr Tou Jing Yi

Video Forensics and Anti Forensics on Variable-sized Blocks for Video Compressions

4,800.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

66

Dr Tse Yau Hau

Developing a Pronunciation Remedial Kit for UTAR Students

24,000.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

67

Pn Wirawani binti Kamarulzaman

Drawings as a communication tool: what children with cancer can tell us?

9,110.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

68

Dr Wong Kee Luen

The relationship between Leadership, Work Values Ethic and Workplace Innovation: A comparative study across 7 nations

7,600.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

69

Mr Wong Kin Tat

The Role of Individual Differences in Attitudes and Motivation in the Learning of English as a Second Language

4,877.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

70

Dr Wong Wey Lim

Assessment of parasitic infections in fish aquaculture system

55,600.00

1 March 2014-28 February 2015

71

Ms Woo Li Fong

The Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices on Prevention Aspects of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Amongst University Students In Klang Valley

3,580.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

72

Mr Woon Kai Siong

Fiber Reinforce Lightweight Foamed Concrete

29,064.00

1 February 2014-31 January 2015

73

Mr Yap Wun She

Design and Implementation of Multi-Factor Authentication Method

3,600.00

1 January 2014-31 December 2014

74

Dr Yogeswaran a/l Mohan

Multi-agent 3-Dimensional SLAM using Swarm Intelligence

45,034.81

1 February 2014-31 January 2015