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.

 



UTARRF Receipients for year 2014 (Cycle 1)

 

 

No
Project Leader
Title  of Project
Amount Awarded
Duration

1

Mr. King Yeong Jin

Flow-Induced Acoustics in Corrugated Pipe

29,000.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

2

Dr Khoo Hooi Ling

A Study on Optimal Green Fleet Planning For Electric Bus

37,500.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

3

Dr Lee Kim Yee

Development of Dual Open Ended Coaxial Sensor System for Dielectric Measurements

48,000.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

4

Mr See Yuen Chark

Face recognition in an unconstrained environment

3,000.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

5

Puan Zuriati Binti Ashaari

Investigation of the students outcome and school physical environment

6,320.00

1 August 2014-31 July 2015

6

Mr Chua Kein Huat

Research on building energy efficiency and demand-side management

57,900.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

7

Dr. Lim Eng Hock

Circularly Polarized Dielectric Resonator Reflectarrays

36,500.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

8

Dr Mah Shee Keat

Harness of osmotic power as a source of renewable energy from raw glycerin through pressure retarded osmosis

99,000.00

1 September 2014-31 August 2015

9

Dr Sim Jia Huey

The conversion of bioplastics waste into a value added products of biofuels

36,000.00

1 August 2014 – 31 July 2015

10

Ms Tee Shiau Foon

Identification of risk copy number variations (CNVs) in schizophrenia families.

87,500.00

1 August 2014 – 31 July 2015

11

Dr Koh Siew Khew

Maintenance of Multi-state Single Server Queue with Non-Poisson Arrivals Deteriorated by Random Shocks and Production.

1,000.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

12

Dr Mok Siew Ying

The study of ultra-slow oscillations in neuronal population activity of rat cortical cultures

92,000.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

13

Ms Yap Lee Ken

Block Hybrid Collocation Methods for Fourth Order Differential Equations

1,000.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

14

Dr Lee Poh Foong

Therapy on People with Depressive Symptoms by Monitoring with Electroencephalogram and Electromyogram

50,160.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

15

Dr Woo Kwan Kit

FABRICATION AND EVALUATION OF BIOMATERIAL FROM COLLAGEN-ALGINATE BLENDS

41,000.00

1 August 2014 – 31 July 2015

16

Mr Ting Chen Hunt

Enhancement of Ageing Resistance of Yttria-Tetragonal Zirconia Polycrystals by Microwave Sintering

12,850.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

17

Dr Yap Yeow Hong

Pilot scale synthesis of Pt/Al2O¬3 catalysts using charge enhanced dry impregnation technique

73,000.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

18

Dr Tan Chew Khun

Feasibility study of biocementing soils using a mixture of urease and carbonic-anhydrase calcite-forming bacteria

56,340.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

19

Ms. Leong Siew Yoong

Synthesis and Characterization of Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Produced by Hermetia illucens Larvae

33,200.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

20

Dr Yeap Kim Ho

Investigation of the Optical Performance of Radio Telescopes

60,000.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

21

Dr Humaira Nisar

Tracking of EEG activity using Motion Estimation to map neural connectivity in the brain

24,500.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

22

Dr Joshua a/l Jaya Prakash

Design and Development of a Novel CONWIP-based System for Facility-Specific Application

2,000.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

23

Dr Tan Kok Weng

Assessment of Water Resources Vulnerability to Climate Change in Highland Region: Case study in Cameron Highlands

40,000.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

24

Dr Lee Chee Leong

Enhancement of optical efficiency of the solar cell using self-assembled nanospheres or microspheres.  

78,000.00

1 June 2014-31 May 2015

25

Dr Wong Wey Lim

Establish an eco-friendly and sustainable aquaculture system in ex-mining ponds located in the Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Perak Campus.
Phase I: Assessment of fish diversity, and evaluation of heavy metals and pesticides in fish caught from ex-mining ponds

72,400.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

26

Dr Lem Kong Hoong

On the coupling of M-HAM and Laplace transform for non-homogeneous differential equation.

500.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

27

Dr Kwong Phek Jin

Vitrification of cattle oocytes using a newly characterized and fabricated biodegradable nanoporus mat

69,500.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

28

Dr Lye Huey Shi

In vitro and simulation assessments of minerals on β-galactosidase activity of Lactobacillus in medium containing lactose

63,000.00

1 August 2014 – 31 July 2015

29

Dr Lisa Ong Gaik Ai

Isolation of extracellular phytase producing bacteria and production of extracellular phytase by locally isolated bacteria

67,800.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

30

Dr Ooi Mei Lee

Morphological study of MoxSy thin film formed from aerosol assisted chemical vapor deposition.

81,500.00

1 August 2014 – 31 July 2015

31

Dr Tey Lai Hock

Isolation, screening and characterization of the potential microbes to enhance the conversion of food-wastes to biofertilizer.

67,000.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

32

Dr Wong Hann Ling

Development of a transposase-assisted vector system for nuclear transformation in yeast

69,000.00

1 June 2014-31 May 2015

33

Mr Looi Sing Yan

Comparison between Ordinary Least-Squares Regression and Bayesian Regression: Does Bayesian Regression have advantages for small sample size or non-normal data? 

500.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

34

Dr Tan Gim Cheong

Construction of Recombinant Bacteriophage of SFN6 (S.flexneri specific bacteriophage) Towards Establishing Affordable Phage Based Diagnostic Platform For Shigella flexneri Infection.

63,500.00

1 August 2014 – 31 July 2015

35

Dr Chew Choy Hoong

In-vitro study of the adipogenic effect of Cocos nucifera milk

90,000.00

1 August 2014 – 31 July 2015

36

Dr Goh Wei Lim

Genetic resources of Gigantochloa (Poaceae: Bambusoideae: Bambuseae) in Peninsular Malaysia

56,000.00

1 August 2014 – 31 July 2015

37

Dr Phoon Lee Quen

De novo transcriptome analysis of  resistance genes in Hylocereus sp.     

64,500.00

1 August 2014 – 31 July 2015

38

Dr Ha Sie Tiong

Synthesis and mesomorphic properties of new nitrogen heterocycles and their hydrogen-bonded complexes

47,000.00

1 August 2014 – 31 July 2015

39

Dr Kok Jin Kuan

Experience of posting and viewing food and ideal body image pictures on Facebook

25,898.00

1 August 2014 – 31 July 2015

40

Ms Gheeta a/p Chandran

Linguistic Sexism in Malaysian Folktales : A Corpus-based Approach

3,672.80

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

41

Ms Lau Xiao Shan

The Comprehensive Assessment of Psychopathic Personality (CAPP): Testing Its Construct Validity in Malaysia

12,690.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

42

Mr Tan Chee Seng

Why is Shyness harmful to Creativity? The Mediating Role of Creative Process Engagement

15,250.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

43

Ms Yuen May Chan

Are You Ready for Self-Directed Learning?: A Study of Self-Directed Learning Readiness Of UTAR Animation Undergraduates

2,680.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

44

Mr Wong Su Cheong

Infusion Of Higher Order Thinking Skills In Creative Design Instruction To Enhance Students
Learning At UTAR

2,420.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

45

Dr Lee Chien Sing

Developing creative thinking in Engineering Education using Student-designed Ontological Folksonomy

26,000.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

46

Puan Nor Azlili binti Hassan

THE PERCEIVED IMPACT OF ANIME ON UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

4,660.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

47

Ms Maithreyi Subramaniam

Problems at tertiary education: Overlooking art appreciation as an significantpart in curriculum planning

4,000.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

48

Mr Thinavan a/l Periyayya

Consumer response to Corporate Social Responsibility advocacy communication in the context of brand/advocacy-fit.

2,105.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

49

Ms Saraswathy a/p Thurairaj

A Critical Discourse Analysis on Language Policy Shift in Malaysia: Correlation between Malays Social-Cultural Factors with  PPSMI

6,040.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

50

Ms Chew Wee Lee

Media Representations of Indonesians in Malaysia: An examination of Malaysian mainstream media articles

3,750.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

51

Dr Siew Pei Hwa

An empirical investigation of university students' acceptance towards a learning management system at a Malaysian university

3,700.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

52

Ms Saw Seow Hui

A Weighted Graph-Cut Approach for 3D Mesh Segmentation

2,500.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

53

Dr. Rehan Akbar

Study to Investigate the Effect of Global Software Development (GSD) on Software Development Processes In Malaysian Software Development Companies 

30,100.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

54

Mr Lee Wai Kong

High Speed Searchable Symmetric Encryption System on GPU

13,100.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

55

Ms Seow Ai Na

Travel intention among foreign tourists for medical treatment in Malaysia.

11,464.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

56

Prof Choong Chee Keong

The role of tourism in the linkage between pollution, energy consumption, and economic growth: evidence from the Asian countries

24,000.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

57

Ms Lau Say Min Claudia

Managers’ Intention to Hire Older Workers in Malaysia: An Application of Theory of Planned Behavior

5,700.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

58

Mr Chong Shyue Chuan

Bequest Awareness and Perception: View and Awareness of Inheritance in Selangor

12,160.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

59

Dr Kartheek Balapala Ranganayakulu

 

Difference in stress level between health science students and non health science students in UniversityTunku Abdul Rahman Malaysia.

2,360.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

60

Prof. Dr Shelly Soo @ Soo Shelly

Development of aChemoresistant Colorectal Cancer Stem Cell Model

77,000.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

61

Professor Dr. Choo Kong Bung

Identification of cell cycle-related microRNA-515 family members in induced-pluripotent stem cells 

81,200.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

62

Ms Ng Foong Leng

Clinical research on efficacy and mechanism of acupuncture for obesity in Malaysia

24,080.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

63

Dr Te Kian Keong

Clinical Experience Summaries of 3 Malaysian Famous Chinese Medicine Practitioners

4,300.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

64

Ms Tan Ai Boay

From the Coastal Areas of South China to the Fishing Village of Penang:  A Study of the Hailufeng in Gertak Sanggul

8,500.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

65

Ms Ling Liong Ngo

Female Images and Roles in Tang and Song Poetry 

5,460.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015

66

Dr Pua Shiau Chen

History on  Development of Elegy Literature Study-Pre Qin and HanWei Six Dynasty  volume

28,360.00

1 July 2014 - 30 June 2015