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 2016 CYCLE 1
 

NO PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR TITLE OF PROJECT AMOUNT AWARDED (RM) PROJECT DURATION
1 Mr Anthony Miranti The Effects of Portrayals of Autism in Film and Television on the Malaysian Audience 2,250.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
2 Dr Aye Aye Khin Exchange Rate Volatility and Short-term Price Forecasting in Malaysian Natural Rubber Market 6,300.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
3 Mr Beh Chun Chee Archiving of Mahua Cinema: A journey from film festivals to festive films  4,700.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
4 Dr Bernard Saw Lip Huat Investigation of flow maldistribution and mitigation in lancet fin cold plate 61,000.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
5 Ms Chew Chee Sean Evaluate the electrical performance of isotropic conductive adhesives by adding the in-house prepared amorphous carbon nanotubes  19,800.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
6 Dr Chew Choy Hoong In vivo evaluation of the effects of Cocus nucifera milk on adipogenesis 77,000.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
7 Dr Chong Siaw Yah Laboratory study on anisotropy of tropical residual soil using hollow cylinder apparatus 43,500.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
8 Prof Choo Kong Bung Role of microRNA-515 family in regulation of the cellular reprogramming process 82,600.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
9 Ms Diong Fong Wei Institutionalizing Service-Learning in a Higher Learning Institution: A Case Study of Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) 6,600.00 1 October 2016 - 30 September 2017
10 Dr Eng Yoke Kee ASEAN Economic Integration and Malaysia’s Industrial Upgrading: Rethinking Coordinated Implementation of Industrial and Labour Policies  32,000.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
11 Prof Goi Bok Min Accelerating Fully Homomorphic Encryption in GPU Platform 46,500.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
12 Dr Humaira Nisar EEG Neurofeedback training using personalized audio activity for enhancement of mood and/or cognition 56,600.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
13 Ms Joanna Tiffany Selamat UNDERGRADUATE ESL STUDENTS' ACADEMIC WRITING NEEDS AND DIFFICULTIES: STUDENTS' AND INSTRUCTORS' PERSPECTIVES 1,040.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
14 Mr Julian Teh  The Influence of Transformational Leadership on Organisational Climate, Employee Commitment,
and Well-being in the non-profit sector
2,888.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
15 Dr Karen Wong Mee Chu Fabrication and characterisation of a cost effective and efficient bi-facial solar module with Pt-reinforced interconnections 52,200.00 1 August 2016 - 31 July 2017
16 Dr Koo Chai Hoon POTENTIAL OF REUSING SEWAGE EFFLUENT AS NON-POTABLE WATER 57,500.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
17 Ms Kuah Yoke Chin DETERRMINATION OF INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL FINANCING RESOURCES ON MALAYSIAN SMES 4,000.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
18 Dr Lai Koon Chun Development of a micropump integrated heat sink for high power LED cooling 33,000.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
19 Dr Lee Khia Min EVALUATION OF MOVING BED BIOFILM REACTOR TECHNOLOGY FOR THE TREATMENT OF DYE CONTAINING WASTEWATER 62,072.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
20 Dr Lee Poh Foong Study the Cellular Uptake Mechanism and Cytotoxic Effects of Metallic Nanoparticles on Nutritional Supplement Cyanobacteria 10,000.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
21 Prof Leong Pooi Pooi Reverse construction of leukemic monocytic cells from induced pluripotent stem cells  61,000.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
22 Dr Lim Wan Leng EXPLORATORY STUDY ON COMMUNITY PERSPECTIVE TOWARDS NATURAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT 6,015.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
23 Ms Loh Wan Lin Antecedents of work engagement and innovative work behavior among Malaysian Generation Y employees.  2,320.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
24 Dr Mok Siew Ying Plasticity of recurring burst motifs in cortical networks 65,000.00 1 August 2016 - 31 July 2017
25 Dr Mst Sadia Mahzabin Structural performance of Wood Fibre Reinforced Foamed Composite(WFRFC) 60,000.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
26 Ms Muliyati Binti Mat Alim Semiotics in Environmental Awareness Campaign as a Medium of Communication in Postmodern Era. 2,200.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
27 Dr Ng Lee Peng THE EFFECT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL CAPITAL AND PROACTIVE PERSONALITY ON ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AMONG UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS 1,200.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
28 Ms Ong Sheau Wen Framing the Chinese education in mainstream and online media in Malaysia 3,340.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
29 Dr Ooi Ai Lin The Effects of Anthropogenic Impacts in Klang Strait on Feeding Ecology of Larval Fish 38,000.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
30 Dr Ooi Mei Lee Fabrication and Characterization of Mixed Metal Sulfide Thin Film For Photochemical Study 60,000.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
31 Dr  Pang Yean Ling Sono-photo-fenton catalytic reactor system for degradation of organic dyes using iron oxide-based magnetic catalyst  69,500.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
32 Mr Pramod D Shenoy The cumulative effect of stair climbing on the cardiovascular system of sedentary University Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) staff and students 12,120.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
33 Dr Priscilla Moses Modelling Teachers’ Usage of FROG Virtual Learning Environment: The Role of User Participation and Psychological Ownership in an Extended Technology Acceptance Model 45,100.00 1 September 2016 - 31 August 2017
34 Mr Raymond Ling Leh Bin Development of Green Bonds in Malaysia Towards Financing A Sustainable Future   6,000.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
35 Ms Sanggari A/P Krishnan The Impact of Organizational Commitment on Job Performance: A Comparative  Study between Public and Private Malaysian Firms 4,500.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
36 Dr Say Yee How Characterisation of the role of Interleukin-13 in human adipose tissue  50,000.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
37 Ms Seow Ai Na The influence of threat and coping appraisals on the intention of health tourism in Malaysia 30,004.00 1 October 2016 - 30 September 2017
38 Prof. Shelly Soo @ Soo Shelly Identification of the self-renewal and chemoresistance genes of colorectal cancer stem cells by genome-wide microarray profiling 78,000.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
39 Dr Shit Chong Seng Evaluation of the anti-biofilm property of tempeh and its application against dental plaque formation 47,000.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
40 Ms Siti Ummaizah bt Meor Musa The Use of Technological Content Knowledge (TPACK) in Enhancing Teachers' Confidence level and Students' Proficiency in Secondaty Schools in Perak 3,325.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
41 Dr Tan Ai Boay Sultan Subject, British Subject or Chinese Subject? Chinese Citizenship in British Malaya, North Borneo and Sarawak before World War Two 35,215.80 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
42 Dr  Tan Hung Khoon Robbery-related Event Detection through Atomic and Behavioral Evidences 47,100.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
43 Mr Tan Kok Hong Justification of new bird nest cleaning process model on nutrient retention rate.   16,000.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
44 Dr Tang Pek Yee The impact of rs368777537 in TCF4 3’UTR on gene expression  45,900.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
45 Dr Tee Shiau Foon Effect of DNA methylation of AKT1 gene on cognitive function in schizophrenia multiplex families. 47,000.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
46 Dr Teh Lai Kuan Association of foetal haemoglobin levels (HbF) with genetic modifiers in β-thalassaemia carriers with Filipino βº-deletion 76,000.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
47 Mr Teoh Boon Yew Development of a lab on a chip (LOC) system to extract and study the characteristic of isolated exosome from cancer cell for early diagnostic of cancer. 24,000.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
48 Dr Thiam Hui San Improved performance of PEMFC and DMFC using sulfonated polyether ether ketone (SPEEK) SiO2-SiWA composite membranes 63,600.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
49 Dr Tong Kim Suan Effect of furan derivaatives from acid treated rice straw on cellulase and xylanase production 50,500.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
50 Mr Tung Yew Hou Application of Standard Project Management Methodology in The Construction Industry 4,872.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
51 Dr Wong Hann Ling Development of a Bioluminescence Resonance Energy Transfer-based Biosensing System for Monitoring RNA Splicing  76,600.00 1 October 2016 - 30 September 2017
52 Mr Wong Hong Chau The Relationship of Disaggregate Public Expenditure and Economic Growth in Malaysia 700.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
53 Dr Wong Wey Lim Effects of seaweed extracts on the survival and gut microbiota of black tiger shrimps, Penaeus monodon infected by the early mortality syndrome (EMS) pathogen, Vibrio parahaemolyticus 80,500.00 1 September 2016 - 31 August 2017
54 Prof Yap Sook Fan  Targeted Screening of Herbal Extracts using a Multi-Purpose Cervical Cancer Cell-Based System 63,000.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
55 Mr Yeoh Guan Gim Effectiveness of Patient Discharge System On the Quality of Patient Care and Health Services in Malaysia: A Case Study of Private Hospital in Penang 5,500.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
56 Dr  Yew Ming Kun Development Of Using Sustainable Oil Palm Shell Fibre Reinforced Concrete On Energy Efficiency In Residential Buildings  44,850.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017
57 Dr  Zafarullah Nizamani Performance assessment of the multi storey buildings in accordance with Euro and American code guidelines 38,000.00 1 July 2016 - 30 June 2017