UTARRF Receipients for Year 2014 Cycle 1


No.
Principal Investigator
Project Title
Amount Awarded (RM)
Project 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

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