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Congratulations Recipients of FRGS 01/2021

We are delighted to announce that our researchers have received a total of RM 1,500,110.00 in Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) for the year 2021.

Hand in hand with our experts, 13 recipients from 8 Schools each with multidisciplinary research from 5 research clusters have each achieved a substantial amount of funding for this year. This FRGS encourage the generation of theories, concepts and new ideas that can accelerate new discoveries and innovative creations.

School of Architecture, Building and Design

Associate Professor Dr Ng Foong Peng

Head of School - School of Architecture, Building and Design, Faculty of Innovation & Technology

A socio-spatial framework for sustainable living environment of temporary urban migrant settlements in Malaysia

Approved Budget: MYR 99,300

Dr Sucharita Srirangam

Senior Lecturer, School of Architecture, Building and Design, Faculty of Innovation & Technology

Integrated Model for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) for Community Resilience

Approved Budget: MYR 112,000

School of Biosciences

Dr Neo Yun Ping

Senior Lecturer, School of Biosciences, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences

Unravelling black soldier fly larvae as meat alternatives: Protein quality and modification through physical and chemical processing methods

Approved Budget: MYR 125,900

Dr Ng Woei Kean

Lecturer, School of Biosciences, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences

Characterization of Human Immunoglobulin A Fc receptor: Towards the Development of Targeted IgA Diagnostic Assay and Antibody-based Surveillance Application

Approved Budget: MYR 152,000

School of Computer Science and Engineering

Dr Chow Yin Hui 

Senior Lecturer II, School of Computer Science & Engineering, Faculty of Innovation & Technology

Study of Phase-controllable Aqueous Two-Phase System with Nanoparticles as Additive: Phase Equilibria, Partitioning Behaviour and Partitioning Mechanism of Rosmarinic Acid

Approved Budget: MYR 141,596

Dr Choo Hui Leng

Senior Lecturer, School of Computer Science & Engineering, Faculty of Innovation & Technology

Heat Source Modelling and Grain Size Algorithm for Directed Energy Deposition Additive Manufacturing on Thick Wall Structure

Approved Budget: MYR 96,000

School of Education

Dr Jasmine Anak Jain

Senior Lecturer, School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences & Leisure Management

Fostering Scientifically Literate Citizens: Development of A Nature of Science Pedagogical Content Knowledge Framework

Approved Budget: MYR 70,364

School of Hospitality, Tourism & Events

Dr Joaquim Miguel Dias Soeiro

Head of School - School of Hospitality, Tourism & Events, Faculty of Social Sciences & Leisure Management

Developing and Validating a Sustainability Scale for Hotels in Malaysian Context

Approved Budget: MYR 68,000

School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Dr Kong Yeo Lee

Senior Lecturer, SLAS -Department of Liberal Arts & Humanities, Faculty of Social Sciences & Leisure Management

Selective Isolation Method, Characterization, and Functionalization of Nanocrystalline Cellulose From Oil Palm Frond Fiber (OPFF) With Antimicrobial Activities

Approved Budget: MYR 92,100

Associate Professor Dr Anasuya Jegathevi Jegathesan

Associate Professor, SLAS - Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences & Leisure Management

Developing a Lie Detection Model for Machine Learning Among Young Adults in Malaysia

Approved Budget: MYR 112,000

School of Medicine

Dr Priya a/p Madhavan

Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences

Innovative Silver Nanoparticles Encapsulated with Phytochemicals for Targeting Candida glabrata Biofilm: Unravelling Its Modulatory Effects on Gene Expression, Host Oxidative Response and Antimicrobial Defense

Approved Budget: MYR 155,500

Dr Low Bin Seng

Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences

A transcriptomic study of bioactive compounds isolated from bioactivity-guided fractionation of Eurycoma longifolia Jack on dopaminergic SH-SY5Y neuronal cell-line

Approved Budget: MYR 118,350

School of Pharmacy

Dr Jason Loo Siau Ee

Senior Lecturer II, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences

Metadynamics simulation-guided design, synthesis and in vitro evaluation of highly selective swainsonine analogues targeting Golgi alpha-mannosidase II as potential anticancer agents in breast, lung, and ovarian cancer.

Approved Budget: MYR 157,000

FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH GRANT SCHEME
FRGS
2021
RM 1,500,110