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 RECIPIENTS FOR YEAR 2014 CYCLE 2
 

 

No
Project Leader
Title  of Project
Amount Awarded
Duration

1

Aloysius Yapp Borneo Virtual Reality: A WALKTHROUGH  17,380.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

2

Amalina binti Ismail Motivation, Experiences, Problems: Mother-Teachers Pursuing Tertiary Education 3,440.30 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

3

Anita bt Morah Abas The Construction of Patriotic Discourse: A Preliminary Study on What Patriotism Means to Malaysian 4,800.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

4

Cheng Ming Yu The Development of Chinese Businesses in Malaysia: Cultural Adaptation, Challenges and Opportunities
7,660.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

5

Chong Kok Keong High Acceptance Angle Optical Fiber Based Solar Day-lighting System Using Non-Imaging Dish Concentrator  49,000.00 1 April 2015-31 March 2016

6

Christina Ong Sook Beng Readability and Academic Word List Analyses of MUET Reading Texts  3,125.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

7

Cui Yan A Study on Chinese Phonology based on Malay-Chinese (Dialects) Dictionaries in Singapore and
Malaysia from 19th Century
11,860.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

8

Cynthia Lau Pui-Shan Media Dependency of Online Special Interest Groups: Urban Mothers on Parenting Social Networking Sites 800.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

9

Deepali Sharma A/P Krishna Kumar Sharma  Association of gene polymorphisms and oxidative stress with bone mineral density in Malaysian postmenopausal women 26,500.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

10

Gan Seng Chiew Induction of Dermal Papilla Properties in Mesenchymal Stem Cells by Using 3D Culture 32,800.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

11

Gerard Sagaya Raj Foreign language reading strategy use and gender differences  24,350.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

12

Glory Nancy Viapude A study on social capital, developmental assets and risk behaviours among secondary school students 9,410.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

13

Goh Hock Guan Design and Simulation of Energy Harvesting Routing Algorithms for Multi-sink Wireless Sensor Networks Achieving Lifetime Extension and Reliability 24,500.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

14

Goh Yong Kheng A Study on Correlation of Multiple Financial Instruments in Instantaneous Volatility to Predict
Short-, Medium-, and Long-term Market Reversals
39,500.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

15

Gulnaziya Issabayeva Optimization of zinc removal from the rubber manufacturing industrial wastewater through adsorption onto palm shell
activated carbon
30,000.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

16

Iza Sharina Sallehuddin How Young Adults Form Group Identity Using #Hashtag in Facebook: A Preliminary Study on Malaysian Universities 5,900.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

17

Jun Hieng Kiat Development of “Green” Quantum-dot Sensitized Solar Cell 42,500.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

18

K Sivan a/l R Koran Teachers’ Perception on The Effects of Gadgets on Socio-emotional Development of Young Children in Klang valley 3660.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

19

Kong Sin Guan Functional genomic studies and repurposed drug discovery for breast cancer 26000.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

20

Kumutham a/p Krishnan Social media addiction: A study on behavioral change of children towards family ties 6000.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

21

Kwan Ban Hoe ECG denoising and compression using discrete orthogonal moments 29500.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

22

Kwan Wai Hoe Studies of reaction kinetics and durability properties of polymer modified cement under heat treatment 56060.00 1 March 2015-28 February 2016

23

Lai An Chow Offshore Hybrid Solar-Wave Mobile Electricity Generation System using Concentrated
Photovoltaic System and Damping Wave Energy Converter
62000.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

24

Lau Kah Foo Niche Market : A study for the successful determinants of the niche market for the Miniature War Gaming Hobby Industry (Klang, Malaysia)  800.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

25

Lau Phooi Yee A Framework for V2V / V2I Technologies for Smart Car System 6500.00 1 April 2015-31 March 2016

26

Law Kian Aun The Influence of Sun Zi Art of War on Malaysian Chinese Corporate Leaders’ Managerial and Business Practices 5000.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

27

Lee Heng Yew PAPR Reduction in Unipolar-OFDM Systems
500.00 1 April 2015-31 March 2016

28

Lee Mah Ngee Goal Orientations and its relationship to Happiness among Working Adults at their Workplace 27535.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

29

Lee Sheng Chyan Use of Long Period Fiber Grating for Heavy Metal Sensing Application 82000.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

30

Leong Pooi Pooi Investigating the role of secreting proteins of human adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells for the maintenance of  human pluripotency stem cell culture  53000.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

31

Lim Boon Han A Novel Non-destructive Auto Shut-off System using Low Power Position Sensor and Wireless Reactiveable
Device for the Application in Anti-theft Solar Photovoltaic Module without Embedded Power Source
43500.00 1 April 2015-31 March 2016

32

Lim Khiew Loon Effective Depreciation Model for Automobiles in Malaysia 1600.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

33

Lim Yang Mooi Validation of the Differentially Expressed Genes and Proteins in Mesenchymal Stem Cells Induced by Edible Bird Nest 40000.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

34

Loh Siu Hong Development of Low-noise Optical Beam Deflection method in Atomic Force Microscopy 84000.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

35

Low Sew Kim Psychological Distress and Help Seeking Behaviours of  Malaysian Youths in Private Tertiary  Institutions 7740.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

36

Manmeet Kaur a/p Senthok Singh Students’ Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Multimedia Computer-Based Instruction in the Learning of English Syntax 700.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

37

Mathialagan Muniyadi Development and Characterization of Multi-Functional Epoxy/Bentonite Porous Particles through Water/Oil Homogenization Method 39140.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

38

Nadya Supian Poetree: Emerging language learning identities through poetry-writing 1520.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

39

Neo Kian Eang Influence of Dicationic Gemini/Conventional Surfactants on Ninhydrin-Amino Acids/Peptides and their Metal Complexes Reaction  74000.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

40

Ng Yen Hong Assessing the Relationship Between Corporate Governance, Sustainability Disclosure and Financial Performance 1,000.00 1 April 2015-31 March 2016

41

Nor Azlili Hassan Social media usage and outcomes among University students 6,320.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

42

Norazilah Buhari Perpaduan Dalam Karya Sastera Melayu oleh Penulis-Penulis Bukan Melayu sebagai Mekanisme Perpaduan 1,980.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

43

Ong Hooi Tin Attenuated oncolytic measles virus as cancer therapeutic in chemo- and radio-resistant human nasopharyngeal carcinoma cells 79,800.00 1 March 2015-28 February 2016

44

Ooi Boon Yaik Dynamic Resource Over-provisioning with Minimal SLA Violation using Discovered Usage Patterns 33,000.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

45

Peter a/l Yacob Towards Sustainable Green Practices: Evidence in Malaysian Manufacturing SMEs 600.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

46

Pua Chang Hong Evaluation of the fibre laser dynamic behaviour under external modulation of vibration/acoustic waves for large area sensing 104,000.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

47

Say Yee How Investigation of the role of cellular prion protein in brain astrocyte glucose metabolism pathways  74,000.00 1 April 2015-31 March 2016

48

Sit Nam Weng Fresh bamboo shoots of Malaysia: An insight into their nutritional values and antimicrobial activities 47,100.00 1 March 2015-28 February 2016

49

Tan Kok Hong Edible bird nest in West Malaysia: Toward Quality downstream processing and cleaning model 10,695.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

50

Tan Kok Tat Production of biodiesel via catalyst-free superheated reaction with non-edible oils 41,000.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

51

Tan Shu Min Preparation and characterization of polymer composites of maleated sago starch and poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) 55000.00 1 March 2015-28 February 2016

52

Tan Soon Aun Multi-ethnic differences in filial behavior among adolescents in Malaysia 6790.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

53

Tan Swee Kiow The impact of tax system factors and quality of tax service upon the compliance behavior of individual taxpayers in Malaysia 3100.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

54

Tang Chong Ming RF Transceiver SoC for Internet of Things 44000.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

55

Teoh Wei Lin Optimal design of the run sum X chart based on median run length 29000.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

56

Thaw Zin Validation of the differentially expressed genes and proteins in HepG2 induced by Cratoxylum Cochinchinense Lour (CCL) 30000.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

57

Thurai Murugan Nathan Relationship between the Bio-ethanol Production and Agricultural Commodity Prices: The case of Thailand 2000.00 1 January 2015-31 December 2016

58

Tse Yau Hau The Promotion of Autonomous English Language Learning for UTAR Students 24,100.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

59

Wirawahida binti Kamarulzaman Affect of personality on learning styles 8160.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

60

Wirawani binti Kamarulzaman School-based assessment and the promotion of critical thinking skills 4360.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

61

Wong Hann Ling Identification of the positive regulators of OsRac4, a disease susceptibility factor in rice 92000.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

62

Wong Su Cheong A Research To Re-Examine And Analyze Current Malaysian Graphic Design Curriculum
That Affect Students’ Learning Methodology
3300.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

63

Yamuna Munusamy Development of Graphene Oxide Membrane for Desalination 55,200.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

64

Yap Sook Fan Targeted Screening of Bio-Active Compounds using a Multi-Purpose Cervical Cancer Cell-Based System 85,000.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

65

Yap Sook Fan Investigation of HPV-induced susceptibility to chemotherapeutic agents using the primary cervical cell model 63,000.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

66

Yuen Hawk Leong Phage display selection and rational modification of novel antibacterial peptides against pathogenic bacteria 38,600.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016

67

Zafarullah Nizamani Structural reliability of Jacket Platform using SORM and Monte Carlo importance sampling 26,000.00 1 February 2015 - 31 January 2016