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 2
 

NO PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR TITLE OF PROJECT AMOUNT AWARDED (RM) PROJECT DURATION
1 Dr. Hum Yan Chai The design and development of a fully automated MR Image cartilage detection and segmentation framework.  30,500.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
2 Prof. Chong Kok Keong Top-up fund to AAIBE project on dense-array concentrator photovoltaic system for infrastructure in Kampar campus. 50,000.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
3 Dr. Chong Zan Kai Improving Energy Efficiency of Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks with Locally Decodable Code 33,500.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
4 Mr. Chua Kein Huat Optimization of photovoltaic and energy storage systems for microgrid to achieve the minimum cost of electricity 60,000.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
5 Dr. Denis Wong Chee Keong   Code- and Lattice-based signature scheme over extra special p-group 30,000.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
6 Dr. Gobi Vetharatnam Modelling an electrically small corner reflector antenna using the method-of-images. 30,500.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
7 Dr. Huang Yuk Feng Improving the Performance of Streamflow Forecasting Models using Different Data-Preprocessing Techniques: A Case Study in Dungun River Basin, Terengganu 35,940.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
8 Dr. Leong Loong Kong Development of Coconut Shell Activated Carbon Supported Dual Function Catalysts for Carbon Capture and Utilisation 52,400.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
9 Dr. Lim Eng Hock Compact Slot-loaded Folded-patch Tag Antennas for Metal Objects 30,000.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
10 Dr. Lim Jee Hock Experimental and numerical study on the effect of heel plate length and thickness on the structural integrity of cold-formed steel roof trusses 51,000.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
11 Mr. Ling Lloyd THE DEVELOPMENT OF REGION SPECIFIC URBAN RAINFALL-RUNOFF PREDICTION MODEL  42,500.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
12 Dr. Ng Chai Yan Iron Oxide Nanostructures prepared by Low Temperature Hydrothermal Method for Photoelectrochemical and Wastewater Treatment 48,750.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
13 Dr. Ng Lik Yin Systematic Decision Making Methodology for Chemical Product Design in Integrated Biorefineries 43,339.40 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
14 Dr. Ng Oon-Ee RUBBER LEAF SIZE AND CHLOROPHYLL CONTENT MONITORING 37,000.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
15 Dr. Ong Ying Hui An enzyme driven supplemental carbon source for biological nitrogen removal in wastewater treatment 57,000.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
16 Dr. Pua Chang Hong Optical based water pipeline leakage monitoring system 71,000.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
17 Dr. Shee Yu Gang Brillouin Optical Time Domain Analysis (BOTDA) for Structural Health Monitoring 68,000.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
18 Dr. Sujan Chowdhury Development of Graphene based polymer nanocomposite for advanced food packaging 62,000.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
19 Dr. Tee Yee Kai Audio recovery via subtle vibrations in the video: a feasibility study of “visual” microphone 44,000.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
20 Dr. Tham Mau Luen  Energy-Efficient Optimization for Multiuser Video Transmission over Wireless Networks 40,200.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
21 Dr. Wong Jian Hui Interactive coordination of energy storage systems on low-voltage for maximum penetration of renewable energy 45,000.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
22 Dr. Wong Kam Huei Adsorption-photocatalysis accelerate degradation of palm oil mill effluent (POME) using TiO2 supported on biomass waste-derived activated carbon 47,330.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
23 Dr. Wong Kuan Wai Statistical Tests on Chaotic Based Image Encryption Revisited 300.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
24 Prof. Akihiko Nakayama Development of numerical method of tracking and managing floating objects in rivers and channels 540.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
25 Dr. Gobi a/l Kanadasan Dynamics of polyhydroxyalkanoate composition with microbubble aeration 49,900.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
26 Dr. Kwan Wai Hoe Enhancing Performance of Rice Husk Ash as Supplementary Cementitous Material using Acid Leaching Treatment  43,350.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
27 Dr. Leong Kah Hon Modification of Perovskite Oxide to Synergise Visible Light Utilisation for Enhanced Solar Driven Photocatalysis 66,090.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
28 Dr. Mohammed JK Bashir A new Hybrid Membrane Incorporated with Biochar Submerged in Anaerobic Reactor  for  Sanitary Landfill leachate Treatment 60,600.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
29 Dr. Sin Jin Chung Design and synthesis of magnetic α-Fe2O3 based nanocomposite photocatalysts for recyclable solar photocatalysis applications in wastewater treatment 59,000.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
30 Dr. Teh Peh Chiong Compact LiDAR module for 3D scanning and mapping 60,000.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
31 Dr. Toh Pey Yi Flocculation and Sedimentation of Microalgae: Fundamental Study and Development 55,000.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
32 Dr. Yeap Kim Ho Development of an Implantable Antenna for Biomedical Telemetry 46,000.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
33 Dr. Yeoh Wei Ming Surface Modification of Carbon Nanotubes Through Functionalization Process 59,000.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
34 Dr. Lim Boon Hoe Enhancement of carbon dioxide capture through genetic engineering in Escherichia coli 63,000.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
35 Dr. Chang Ying Ping Guava Waste Valorization Through Chemical Treatments 55,000.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
36 Dr. Chew Choy Hoong Effect of lauric acid on pro-inflammatory cytokines secretion and macrophage polarization in insulin resistance THP-1 macrophages 52,600.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
37 Dr. Goh Wei Lim Diet analysis and foraging behaviour of the house-farm swiftlets (Apodidae, Collocalinii) in Malaysia 54,205.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
38 Dr. Ong Mei Kying  Studies of sialic acids and nutritional composition of slimes from Malaysian gastropods  54,500.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
39 Mr. Prashanth Beleya Transforming human resource management towards primary role in enhancing supply chain management organization performance 5,602.40 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
40 Dr. Cheah Phaik Kin Conceptualizing Teaching Excellence in Higher Education in the 21st Century 36,500.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
41 Dr. Lee Lai Meng Determinants of student loyalty in the Malaysian Private Higher education industry 5,962.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
42 Mr. S Maartandan A/L Suppiah Exploring Tun Mahathir's Leadership Communication: Indian Community Responses To Tun Mahathir's Islamic Policies 4,000.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
43 Mr. Yap Chin Choo A study comparing psychosocial components, health literacy and demographic variations amongst Type 2 diabetics via HbA1c results 44,500.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
44 Ms. Wan Irma Sabrina Idris Design And Evaluation Of M-Kids Mobile Apps For Islamic Pre-School 3,750.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
45 Ms. Wirawani Kamarulzaman Generation alpha: Are they ready for schools? 4,400.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
46 Mr. Lee Wai Kong Cryptographic Engine for IoT Application: Design, Implementation and Integration with IoT Processor 40,700.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
47 Dr. Vasaki a/p Ponnusamy User Behavior Based Mobiile Cloud Authentication System  31,500.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
48 Dr. Chong Yee Lee  Towards an understanding on the determinants of renewable electricity consumption in Malaysia 6,216.35 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
49 Ms. Erica Chua Ning Jia Entrepreneurial Orientation : A study on Malaysia's family owned firms 1,500.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
50 Mr. Garry Tan Wei Han  Mobile Social Media Advertising in Tourism: A New Form of Marketing Channel?   3,500.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
51 Ms. Juliana binti Abu Bakar Demographics, Economics and Psychographics Determinants of Life Insurance Consumption among School Teachers in Kampar, Perak 4,425.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
52 Dr. Sofiah Kadar Khan The Effect of Emotional Exhaustion and Work Life balance on Organization Citizenship Behaviour: The Mediating Role of Occupational Commitment Among Academics in Private Universities 31,300.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
53 Mr. Tee Chee Wee A Local Case Study on Mr. D.I.Y. 4,300.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
54 Ms. Tai Lit Cheng Organic Agriculture and Marketing Perspectives for Zenxin Organic Food Company: A Case Study 9,000.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
55 Dr. Teddy Lian Kok Fei A Study of Malaysia’s Human Capital Management (HCM) Roles, Competencies and Practices in Selected Organizations in the Manufacturing Sector 1,500.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
56 Prof. Boo Nem Yun  Effectiveness of the Bilistick Point-of-Care System to shorten waiting time to phototherapy for neonates presenting with hyperbilirubinemia at hospital emergency departments and neonatal nurseries 29,500.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
57 Prof. Choo Kong Bung Role of miRNAs in regulating the EMT/MET processes in colorectal cancer-derived induced pluripotent cancer cells (CRC-iPCs) 43,000.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
58 Prof. Ngeow Yun Fong Antibiotic resistance mechanisms in Mycobacterium abscessus 50,000.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
59 Prof. Ngeow Yun Fong Rapid identification, drug  resistance detection and genotyping of Mycobacterium tuberculosis  72,000.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
60 Dr. Lee Bee Sun The Predictive Value Of New Prognostic Markers And Impact Of Comorbidities On The Outcome Of Patients With Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia In A Malaysian Referral Centre 16,000.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
61 Ms. Liew Siew Fun Sleep Disorders among Older Person in Long Term Care Facilities within Klang Valley   15,600.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
62 Prof. Lim Yang Mooi Immuno-modulatory effect of house-cultivated edible bird’s nest 35,000.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
63 Prof. Lim Yang Mooi Identification of Key Metabolites in House-cultivated Edible Bird’s Nest Derived from 13 States of Malaysia 30,000.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
64 Ms. Choo Peak Yean Urinary Incontinence in the elderly from long term care homes within the Klang Valley: A study of the prevalence, types, risk factors and the perception towards quality of life. 10,300.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
65 Dr. Koh Chong Lek Isolation and characterization of Legionella bacteriophages from environmental water samples 72,600.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017
66 Dr. Lee Soo Chee A Study of the Writing techniques, topographies and  literary turning trends of the 5 1980s’ born Malaysian Chinese Poets  3,000.00 20 December 2016 - 19 December 2017