Current Research Areas


No

Name

Faculty

Research area

Title of study

1

Prof. Ir. Dr. Ong Kok Seng

skong@utar.edu.my

FEGT

Renewable energy & Energy efficiency

  1. Enhanced dehumidification and energy savings with heat pipe heat exchangers.
  2. LED cooling with thermoelectric and vapor chamber.
  3. Hybrid solar/heat pipe/thermoelectric power generator and water heating.

2

Dr. Sumathi Sethupathi

sumathi@utar.edu.my

FEGT

Environmental Technology ; Water & Wastewater Treatment

  1. Heavy metal removal from wastewater using biochar and activated carbon
  2. Flue gas desulphurization using adsorbent prepared from waste.
  3. CO2 adsorption and methanation using carbon based adsorbents.

3

Prof.Dr. Akihiko Nakayama

akihiko@utar.edu.my

FEGT

Water & Wastewater Treatment

  1. Development and validation of Large Eddy Simulation method for environmental flows
  2. Development of Large Eddy Simulation (LES) method for free-surface and two-phase flows based on Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) method
  3. Development, validation and application of LES methods to real rivers with vegetation
  4. Development and application of LES method applicable to aero-elastic vibration of structures

4

Dr Guo Xinxin

guox@utar.edu.my

FEGT

Environmental Technology ; Water & Wastewater Treatment

  1. Composition and distribution of Surfactants in the environment (air, soil, water, landfill leachate etc)
  2. Composition and Source Apportionment of trace elements in the environment ( air particulates, dustfall and rain water)
  3. Distribution of Phenol and nitrophenols in atmosphere

5

Dr Kwan Wai Hoe

kwanwh@utar.edu.my

FEGT

Green Materials

  1. Studies of Reaction Kinetics and Durability Properties of Polymer Modified Cement Under Heat Treatment (UTARRF)
  2. Accelerated Curing Model for Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (SBR) Modified Cementitious Composite (Co - researcher, FRGS)
  3. An Ultralight Weight Floor Slab System for Industrialized Building System (IBS) Application (Co-researcher, USM Research University Grant)
  4. The High Volume Reuse of Coal Fly Ash as Primary Binder in Cementless Brick Application (Co - researcher, USM Research University Grant)

    The Geopolymerization Hydration Kinetics Governing The Solidification of Coal and Wood Biomass Ash Cementless Concrete (Co - researcher, FRGS)

6

Mr. Shuit Siew Hoong

shuitsh@utar.edu.my

FES

Renewable energy & Energy efficiency; Green materials

  1. Biodiesel production from industrial waste/by-product and non-edible oil.
  2. Biodiesel production via heterogeneous catalysis using functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes.
  3. Process intensification for biodiesel production: reactive extraction and reactive separation.

7

Dr. Noor Zainab Habib

nzainab@utar.edu.my

FEGT

Green Materials

  1. Utilization of waste vegetable oil as a binder for development of Sustainable and Energy Efficient Roofing Tiles.
  2. Bitumen modification using waste from glove industry for bitumen modification.
  3. Use of Graphene Nano material as bitumen modifier.

8

Dr. Lisa Ong

ongga@utar.edu.my

FSc

Environmental Technology; Water & Waste water treatment

  1. Conversion of agricultural waste to useful product using solid state fermentation.
  2. Microbial enzyme production using solid state fermentation
  3. Isolation and characterization of novel microorganism for enzyme production from environment.
  4. Application of fungal enzyme for textile wastewater treatment

9

Associate Professor Dr. Tan Kia Hock

tankh@utar.edu.my

FEGT

Renewable Energy

  1. Electric-Sourced Transportation
  2. Energy Audit
  3. Wireless communication in electric-sourced transportation
  4. Thermal management of LED lighting to improve efficiency and life span by performing CFD simulation
  5. Conducting building energy audit in UTAR campus to conserve energy and minimize energy wastage

10

Dr. Lam Sze Mun

lamsm@utar.edu.my

FEGT

Water & Wastewater Treatment; Renewable energy & Energy efficiency

  1. Low band gap nanocomposite materials for efficient visible-light photocatalysis in environmental cleaning and energy harvesting.
  2. Understanding the roles of inorganic oxidant on photocatalytic enhancement and surface reaction mechanism over inorganic oxidant/nanomaterials.

11

Prof Dr Mine Naoto

naoto@utar.edu.my

FEGT

Green Building

  1. Reusing and recycling of building materials and components
  2. Waste management at a construction site
  3. Evaluation on reusability of building materials, components
  4. Life-cycle assessment of building construction method for recycling and disposing of resources

12

Mr. Khoo Sze Wei

khoosw@utar.edu.my

FEGT

Renewable Energy & Energy efficiency

  1. Development of the Shape Functions for Fatigue Test using Digital Image Correlation

13

Chang Kok Yung

changky@utar.edu.my

FEGT

Green Materials

  1. The Application of Waste Marble as Aggregate in Concrete

  2. 2The Comparative Study of Fly Ash and Limestone Powder as Filler in Concrete.

14

Dr. Mohammed JK Bashir

jkbashir@utar.edu.my

FEGT

Water & Wastewater Treatment

  1. Sanitary landfill leachate treatment using a novel adsorbent prepared from agriculture waste

  2. Electro-persulfate Oxidation Process for Stabilized Landfill Leachate Treatment: Mathematical and Kinetic Modeling

15

Dr. Zafarullah Nizamani

zafarullah@utar.edu.my

FEGT

Environmental Technology

  1. Structural reliability of offshore structures like Jacket platforms and pipelines

16

Ms Chong Foon Yee

chongfy@utar.edu.my

FEGT

Water & Wastewater Treatment, Environmental Technology

  1. Soil remediation

  2. Oil Spill Clean up

17

Dr Tan Kok Tat

tankt@utar.edu.my

FEGT

Renewable Energy & Energy efficiency

  1. Synthesis of biofuel from biomass

  2. Supercritical and superheated reaction to produce biofuel

18

Associate Professor Dr Humaira Nisar

humaira@utar.edu.my

FEGT

Water & Wastewater Treatment

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

19

Assoc. Prof Dr Yamuna Munusamy

yamunam@utar.edu.my

FEGT

Green Materials

Water and wastewater treatment

  1. Development of New Visible light Harvesting Phase Change Material for Solar Water Heater

  2. Development of New Biofiller from Eggshell Waste for Polymers

  3. Potential of using Graphene Oxide in Waste Water Treatment

  4. Graphene Oxide/Polymer Composites

20

Dr. Steven Lim

stevenlim@utar.edu.my

FES

Renewable energy & Energy efficiency

Green materials

Environmental technology

  1. Production of biofuel from biomass through green heterogeneous catalysts

  2. Production of biofuel from biomass under subcritical conditions

  3. Life-cycle assessment of biofuel from biomass

21

Dr. Ng Choon Aun

ngca@utar.edu.my

FEGT

Water and wastewater treatment

  1. Membrane fouling control in membrane bioreactor

  2. Biogas enhancement using hybrid membrane bioreactor

22

Dr Soh Chit Siang

sohcs@utar.edu.my

FEGT

Power Generation and Delivery; Renewable Energy& Energy efficiency

  1. Automatic Real Time Energy Consumption Disaggregation for Non-intrusive Load Monitoring

23

Dr. Sin Jin Chung

sinjc@utar.edu.my

FEGT

Wastewater Treatment; Renewable energy & Energy efficiency

  1. Synthesis of one-dimensional and three-dimensional semiconductor nanomaterials for efficient solar photocatalytic degradation of organic pollutants.

  2. Enhancement mechanism on solar photocatalytic activities of metal ion doped semiconductor nanomaterials for environmental remediation.

24

Dr. Olanrewaju Abdullateef Ashola

olanrewaju@utar.edu.my

FEGT

Green Building

  1. Strategies to improve affordable housing delivery in Malaysia.

25

Dr. Lo Po Kim

lopk@utar.edu.my

FEGT

Environmental Technology

  1. Microbial isolation from wastewater treatment pond.

  2. Enzyme production via fermentation.

26

Dr. Joshua Prakash

FEGT

Manufacturing Systems

  1. Design, development and implementation of a novel CONWIP system in electronics industry.
  2. Framework for lean tools implementation in electronics industry.

27

Tan Kok Hong

khtan@utar.edu.my

LKCFES

Green Building

Green Material

  1. Edible bird nest in West Malaysia: Toward Quality downstream processing and cleaning model.

28

Tey Kim Hai

teykh@utar.edu.my

FEGT

Green Buildings, Green Materials

  1. Teamwork in construction.

29

Mr. Wong Ling Yong

lywong@utar.edu.my

FEGT

Water and wastewater treatment

  1. Development of Asymmetric Ultra Low Pressure Membrane for Bacteria Removal Application.

  2. Fabrication of Hybrid Membrane for Domestic Wastewater Treatment.

30.

Dr. Pang Yean Ling

pangyl@utar.edu.my

LKCFES

Wastewater Treatment

Green materials

Renewable energy & Energy efficiency

  1. Development of semiconductor nanomaterial for wastewater treatment

  2. Removal of organic pollutants using adsorption and oxidation process

  3. Development of magnetic material

31

Teoh Hui Chieh

teohhc@utar.edu.my

LKC FES

Membrane Technology

  1. CFD Simulation and Experimental Study of Fluid Flow through Spiral Wound Membrane

32

Ir. Dr Ng Soon Ching

ngsc@utar.edu.my

LKCFES

Green Building

  1. Green building materials

  2. Heat transfer aspect of green building materials

33

Ar. Tan Seong Yeow

FEGT

Green Building

  1. Adaptable architecture design framework for a sustainable life cycle.
  2. Building defects and maintenance strategies

34

Lee Yu Jen

leeyj@utar.edu.my

FEGT

Environmental Technology

  1. Development of Inverse Scattering Models for Applications in Microwave Remote Sensing of the Earth

35

Dr. Low Chong Yu

cylow@utar.edu.my

FEGT

Biofuel & Renewable Energy.

Oil & Gas Offshore Platforms.

  1. Biofuel from agriculture.

  2. Oil & gas facilities for fixed and floating offshore platforms.

36

Dr. Mah Shee Keat

mahsk@utar.edu.my

LKC-FES

Renewable energy & Energy efficiency

  1. Harness of osmotic power as a source of renewable energy from raw glycerin through pressure retarded osmosis

  2. Recovery of valuable solvents by forward osmosis dehydration process

  3. Industrial by-product as draw solution in a pressure retarded osmosis power generation study

  4. Removal of heavy metal using membrane technology

37

Lai Koon Chun

laikc@utar.edu.my

FEGT

Water and wastewater treatment

  1. Solid waste segregation.

  2. LED cooling with thermoelectric and vapor chamber.

  3. Optimisation.