UOW Malaysia KDU Lecturers Successfully Secures the Fundamental Research Grant Scheme For the Year 2022

By UOW Malaysia KDU

Five teams from UOW Malaysia KDU were successful in their bid for funding for 5 research projects from the Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) offered by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education, amounting to a total of RM470,841.00. The FRGS is a national grant scheme funded by the Malaysian government, attracting stiff competition every year from public and private universities in Malaysia. The UOW Malaysia KDU teams submitted a total of 13 research proposals in May this year and 5 of the proposals were successful. UOW Malaysia KDU would like to congratulate all the grant recipients as well as acknowledge all other applicants for their attempts to secure this competitive grant. The recipients of the FRGS Grant are as below:


UOW Malaysia KDU University College


Project Leader:
Dr. Nishata Royan A/P Rajendran Royan
School of Engineering


  1. Professor Dr Abu Bakar Bin Sulong (UKM)
  2. Dr Farrah shaida Binti Mohd Salleh (UiTM)
  3. Dr How Heoy Geok (UOWMKDU)             
  4. Dr Nabilah Afiqah Binti Mohd Radzuan (UKM) 
  5. Ts Nur Hasalli Binti Ibrahim (UOWMKDU)

FRGS Title:  A novel UV/Ozonolysis surface modification to understand the effects of incompatibility and flexibility issues of the hybrid PLA/tapioca biocomposite for low-cost biodegradable food packaging applications.

Amount: RM 126,207

Project Leader:
Dr. Tan Sin Jin
School of Engineering


  1. Dr Sulaiman Wadi Harun(UM)
  2. Dr Fauzan Bin Ahmad(UTM)
  3. Dr Cheng Xiau San (UOWMKDU)
  4. Professor Dr Tiu Zian Cheak(INTI-IU)

FRGS Title: Nonlinear optical properties study of two dimensional Mxene based optical modulation and information processing for optical interconnect application in the new era of Internet of Things (IoT)

Amount: RM 100,824



UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College


Project Leader:
Dr. Irhanida Abdul Kadir
School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Art


  1. Professor Dr. Azizan Bin Marzuki (USM)
  2. Dr Cheah Swee Ting (UOWMKDU)

FRGS Title: Assessing Potential Tourism Site at Bukit Tengah to Promote Sustainability and Economic Opportunity to the B40 communities- A Weighted Score Method and Principal Component Analysis Approach.

Amount: RM 80,000

Project Leader:
Dr. Ng Hee Song
School of Business


  1. Associate Professor Dr. Daisy Kee Mui Hung (USM)
  2. Associate Professor Dr. Wong Kee Mun (UOWMKDU)
  3. Dr. Azura Binti Abdullah Effendi (USM)
  4. Dr. Chiang Tit Yean (UOWMKDU)

FRGS Title: Development of a Firm Innovativeness Model Through AI-driven Automation and Globalisation for Malaysia

Amount: RM 84,610.00

Project Leader:
Saravanan Raman
School of Business


  1. Professor Dr. Norazah Mohd Suki (UUM)
  2. Associate Professor Dr. Wong Kee Mun (UOWMKDU)
  3. Dr. Lee Heng Wei (WOU)
  4. Capt. Dr. Loo Teck Khun (UOWMKDU)

FRGS Title: Developing a new service trade-offs framework for the healthcare services to address operational compromises: Evidence from Emerging Nation

Amount: RM 79,200.00


11 August 2022




UOW Malaysia KDU

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