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 2015 CYCLE 1
 

 

No
Project Leader
Title  of Project
Amount Awarded
Duration

1

Alia Azalea

Counterproductive work behavior: Its antecedents and consequences among Malaysian workers.

   32,360.00

1 AUGUST 2015 - 31 JULY 2016

2

Nor Ez-zatul Hanani Mohamed Rosli

The Effectiveness of Lecturer’s Interpretation of Theories in Creating Mindful Students: A Study among Arts and Social Science Students

     6,050.00

1 AUGUST 2015 - 31 JULY 2016

3

Norfazlin Binti Moktar

FACES OF ORANG ASLI THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES A PORTRAYAL OF CULTURE IN MALAYSIA TOURISM CAMPAIGN

     3,160.00

1 AUGUST 2015 - 31 JULY 2016

4

Tan Chee Seng

Validation of the Kaufman Domains of Creativity Scale (K-DOCS)

   21,100.00

1 Sep 2015 - 31 Aug 2016

5

Lee Jing Wen

A Study among UTAR Students' Intentin to involve in the Entrepreneurial Activities

     6,898.00

1 AUGUST 2015 - 31 JULY 2016

6

Theresa Wong Lai Har

Has the Chinese renmimbi affected the choice of invoicing currency within the Asia Pacific region?

     4,435.00

1 AUGUST 2015 - 31 JULY 2016

7

Akihiko Nakayama

Development of large eddy simulation method for meandering rivers with vegetation

   35,900.00

1 AUGUST 2015 - 31 JULY 2016

8

Joshua A/L Jaya Prakash

Development of a lean
tool selection framework for application in electronics manufacturing industry

   31,000.00

1 AUGUST 2015 - 31 JULY 2016

9

Khor Soo Cheen

Application of Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) for Evaluation Sustainable Residential Neighbourhood Rating Criteria

   39,660.00

1 September 2015 - 31 August 2016

10

Lai Koon Chun

Computational fluid dynamic study of high power modular light emitting diodes: Challenge in thermal management

   30,000.00

1 AUGUST 2015 - 31 JULY 2016

11

Lam Sze Mun

Application of nanomaterial/inorganic oxidant for efficient UV-visible photocatalysis in environmental cleaning

   53,000.00

1 AUGUST 2015 - 31 JULY 2016

12

Lo Po Kim

Characterization of various states of activated sludge wastewater treatment plant using image analysis

   83,100.00

1 AUGUST 2015 - 31 JULY 2016

13

Mohammed J. K. Bashir

Optimization of Sanitary landfill leachate degradation and Biodegradability enhancement using a new Electro-Persulphate Oxidation technique.

   46,500.00

1 AUGUST 2015 - 31 JULY 2016

14

Noor Zainab Habib

An investigative study of utilization of waste engine oil and vegetable oil as a binder for the production of environmental friendly E -Vege Roofing Tile

   56,500.00

1 Sep 2015 - 31 Aug 2016

15

Sin Jin Chung

Synthesis of doped semiconductor nanomaterials for solar photocatalysis

   49,500.00

1 AUGUST 2015 - 31 JULY 2016

16

Sumathi a/p Sethupathi

A Comparative Study on Flue Gas Desulphurization using Commercial Calcium Carbonate and Waste Egg Shell

   37,000.00

1 AUGUST 2015 - 31 JULY 2016

17

Chen, Zen

A General and Effective Approach to Scene Change Detection in Complex Environments

   44,000.00

1 Sep 2015 - 31 Aug 2016

18

Kheng Cheng Wai

A new Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm with Curvature Flight Path

   33,200.00

1 Sep 2015 - 31 Aug 2016

19

Lee Wai Kong

High Speed Cipher Suite in Embedded GPUs

     5,448.00

1 AUGUST 2015 - 31 JULY 2016

20

Chew Choy Hoong

Elucidation of the effect of lauric acid on key regulatory genes of insulin resistance and insulin
signaling pathway.

   60,000.00

1 AUGUST 2015 - 31 JULY 2016

21

LAM WENG HOE

AN EMPIRICAL INVESTIGATION  ON THE FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE OF THE COMPANIES IN MALAYSIA WITH NEW DATA ENVELOPMENT ANALYSIS MODEL

     1,000.00

1 AUGUST 2015 - 31 JULY 2016

22

LAM WENG SIEW

The Impact of New Analytic Hierarchy Process Approach towards Stock Selection Problem in Malaysia Stock Market Investment

     1,000.00

1 AUGUST 2015 - 31 JULY 2016

23

Loo Keat Wei

Neuro-epigenetic regulation of genes among ischemic stroke patients

   83,981.00

1 AUGUST 2015 - 31 JULY 2016

24

Tan Ji

Systematics and Biodiversity of Orb-Weaver Spiders (Araneae; Arachnida) in Selected Agroecosystems in Peninsular Malaysia.

   60,500.00

1 Sep 2015 - 31 Aug 2016

25

Teoh Chaiw Yee

Assessment on the effects of dietary fatty acids on growth performance, health status and characterization of the final eating quality of marble goby, Oxyeleotris marmoratus

   90,700.00

2 November 2015 – 1 November 2016

26

Tey Lai Hock

Isolation, identification and characterization potential microalgae strains for leachate treatment

   63,000.00

1 AUGUST 2015 - 31 JULY 2016

27

Wong Wey Lim

Effect of tropical herbal extracts against Aphanomyces invadans on epizootic ulcerative syndrome (EUS) infected fish

   65,500.00

1 Sep 2015 - 31 Aug 2016

28

Yu Chew Hock

Anti-melanogenesis study of selected Malaysian algae

   27,000.00

1 Sep 2015 - 31 Aug 2016

29

Lim Chee Men

The Study of Chinese Traditional Arts in Perak

   35,020.00

1 Sep 2015 - 31 Aug 2016

30

Lim Yet Mee

Medical Tourists’ Perceived Risks and Their Intention to Revisit Malaysia

   41,500.00

1 AUGUST 2015 - 31 JULY 2016

31

AU YONG GEOK LIAN

GENDER GAP AND THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF IDENTITY IN THE ‘WORLD OF WAR-CRAFT’: A CASE STUDY AMONG FEMALE GAMERS IN KLANG VALLEY.

     8,060.00

1 AUGUST 2015 - 31 JULY 2016

32

CHARANJIT KAUR A/P DARSHAN SINGH

KAJIAN PEMAHAMAN
DAN PENGHAYATAN
SEMANGAT PATRIOTISME
DALAM KALANGAN
BELIA DI MALAYSIA

   10,500.00

1 SEPTEMBER 2015 - 31 AUGUST 2016

33

David Tneh Cheng Eng

Klang River Graffiti: An Narrative Landscape in the Making

     2,845.00

1 AUGUST 2015 - 31 JULY 2016

34

JAMELA BEGAM BINTI OLI MUHAMAD

HOW CAREGIVERS’ QUALIFICATIONS (CREDENTIALS) IMPACT YOUNG CHILDREN’S WELLBEING IN CHILD CARE CENTRES.

     6,838.00

1 AUGUST 2015 - 31 JULY 2016

35

Nik Norazira binti Abdul Aziz

DISCONNECTED MARRIAGE, CONNECTED INTERNET: EXPLORING THE INTERNET ADDICTION AMONG MALAYSIAN MARRIED COUPLES.

     4,844.90

1 AUGUST 2015 - 31 JULY 2016

36

Santhidran a/l Sinnappan

Transformative coping and its effect on subjective well-being

   36,860.00

1 AUGUST 2015 - 31 JULY 2016

37

Sharon Jacqueline a/p Albert Wilson

Transformative coping and its effect on subjective well-being

     1,400.00

1 AUGUST 2015 - 31 JULY 2016

38

Zachary Roland a/l A.F. Anthony

GRADUATE EMPLOYABILITY AND CORE COMPETENCEY SKILLS: AN EXPLORATORY STUDY

     3,853.00

1 AUGUST 2015 - 31 JULY 2016

39

Alan Ong Han Kiat

IDENTIFICATION OF AREAS OF OCCURENCE, CENSUS AND GENETIC DIVERSITY USING MICROSATELLITE MARKERS OF TOMISTOMA SCHLEGELII IN PENINSULAR MALAYSIA.

   93,810.00

1 AUGUST 2015 - 31 JULY 2016

40

Chew Wai Fong

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

   73,660.00

1 JANUARY 2016 - 31 DECEMBER 2016

41

Choo Kong Bung

MicroRNA expression profiling of colorectal cancer (CRC)-reprogrammed induced pluripotent cancer (iPC) cells in relation to self-renewal.

   92,000.00

1 AUGUST 2015 - 31 JULY 2016

42

Lim Yang Mooi

Generation of in vitro Parkinsonian neurodegenerative model with LRRK2 (G2385R) mutation

   84,600.00

1 AUGUST 2015 - 31 JULY 2016

43

Shelly Soo @ Soo Shelly

Establishment and characterisation of primary spheroidal cancer stem cell cultures of surgically resected colorectal cancer tissues

   93,000.00

1 JULY 2015 - 30 JUNE 2016

44

Thinn Yu Aung

Combinational Therapeutics Strategies Targeting Breast Cancer Stem Cells

   60,000.00

1 AUGUST 2015 - 31 JULY 2016

45

Chai Tong Yuen

Detection and Segmentation Framework for Non-Cooperative Iris Recognition

   16,700.00

1 SEPTEMBER 2015 - 31 AUGUST 2016

46

Chew Kuew Wai

Optimization of Hybrid Energy Storage System (HESS) for Electric Vehicle

   46,000.00

1 SEPTEMBER 2015 - 31 AUGUST 2016

47

Chew Kuew Wai

Project Extension: Distance estimation of electric vehicle  based on the concept of contour positioning system (CPS) – On the road test verification

   20,000.00

1 SEPTEMBER 2015 - 31 AUGUST 2016

48

Chong Poh Kit

An Indoor Collaborative Augmented Reality Mapping System

   34,500.00

1 AUGUST 2015 - 31 JULY 2016

49

Chong Zan Kai

Improving Performance of Rateless Erasure Code with Computer Accelerator

   35,500.00

1 AUGUST 2015 - 31 JULY 2016

50

Denis Wong Chee Keong

Constructions of Secret Sharing Scheme with nice access structures via group algebra codes

   30,000.00

1 AUGUST 2015 - 31 JULY 2016

51

Huang Yuk Feng

METEOROLOGICAL DROUGHT FORECASTING FOR PENINSULAR MALAYSIA UNDER CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS

   34,500.00

1 AUGUST 2015 - 31 JULY 2016

52

Lim Soo King

Design of Mobile Static Dissipater
 for Human Body Electrostatic Discharge in Microelectronic Manufacturing Environment

     7,500.00

1 AUGUST 2015 - 31 JULY 2016

53

Loo Joo Ling

Study on the Effect of Partial Substitution of Dietary Fishmeal on the Gut Microflora and Protein Expression of Juvenile Malaysian Mahseer (Tor tambroides)

   77,500.00

1 SEPTEMBER 2015 - 31 AUGUST 2016

54

Steven Lim

Investigation of High-performing Carbon Solid Acid Catalyst derived from Low-value Biomass Waste for Biodiesel Production

   65,800.00

1 SEPTEMBER 2015 - 31 AUGUST 2016

55

Tee Yee Kai

Improve stroke diagnosis using chemical exchange saturation transfer magnetic resonance imaging (CEST MRI)

   59,750.00

1 AUGUST 2015 - 31 JULY 2016

56

Yap Wun She

The Study of Image Encryption Schemes against Various Advanced Cryptanalytic Methods

   32,800.00

1 SEPTEMBER 2015 - 31 AUGUST 2016