• Karst Study
  • Organically influenced Stalagmites
  • Climatological studies on Stalactites
  • Carbonate Geochemistry and Diagenesis
  • Petrology and Geochemistry
  • Geochemistry of Clastics: Implications on Provenance, Paleo-weathering and tectonic setting
  • Hydrogeochemistry
  • Environmental Geochemistry: water and soil pollution



Project Descriptions

Principal Investigator/Co-Investigator


A study on the status of salt water intrusion along the Miri coast, East Malaysia using Geoelectrical, Remote sensing and GIS techniques.

Curtin Sarawak Collaborative Research Grant Scheme 2014

Dr.M.V. Prasanna (Principal Investigator)

Dr. R. Nagarajan, Illiya Amalina bt Ahmad Ramdzani

Research Collaboration with Sarawak Energy Berhad (2014) Dr. Dominique Dodge-Wan
Dr. R. Nagarajan
On -going
Environmental status of Miri River

Curtin Sarawak Research Institute (CSRI) CSM Academic Grants

Dr.R. Nagarajan (Principal Investigator, Team Leader) 2012-2014
Geochemistry of Niah Speleothems, Sarawak, Malaysia: Implications for Paleo Climate of NW Borneo

Curtin Sarawak Research Fund

Dr.R.Nagarajan (Principal Investigator)

Dr. M.V.Prasanna

Sustainable Management of Surface Water Resources (Lakes and Rivers) in and around Miri City, Sarawak, Malaysia.

Curtin Sarawak Research Fund

Dr.M.V. Prasanna (Principal Investigator)


Spatial and Temporal variations in Drip water chemistry of Great Niah Cave, NW Borneo, Malaysia

Curtin Research Clusters Project

Dr.M.V. Prasanna (Principal Investigator) 2012-2013
Monsoon and Environmental History in East Asia: An Integration of Modern Instrumental Data, Historical Data, Tree-ring Chronology and Lake Sediment Records

Funded by National Science Council, Taiwan, Ref: NSC 100-2116-M-001 -014 -MY2

Dr.R.Nagarajan (Potential Collaborator)  
Petrography and geochemistry of beach sands from different tectonic environments of Mexico: Implication on provenance
(Petrografia y geoquimica de arenas de playas de diferentesambientestectónicos de México: implicaciones de procedencia – P.No. IA101213-2) Programa de Apoyo de Proyectos de Investigacion y InnovacionTecnologica (PAPIIT), UNAM-MEXICO

Dr.John S.Armstrong (Principal Investigator)


January 2013 – December 2014


1. Curtin Sarawak academic wins Saudi science agency’s Best Paper Award

Miri – 18 February 2015 – 
A scholarly paper on sustainable water treatment by Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia (Curtin Sarawak) senior lecturer of geology Dr. M. V. Prasanna has won him a Best Paper Award from King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) in Saudi Arabia.

Media Release:

2. Curtin Sarawak’s Department of Applied Geology working to enhance teaching and learning and research

Miri – 16 July 2015 – The Department of Applied Geology, Faculty of Engineering and Science of Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia (Curtin Sarawak) has been hosting a number of activities of late aimed at enhancing teaching and learning, as well as research and development, at the university.

Among them was a visit by distinguished academic Dr. Miklos Kazmer from the Department of Palaeontology, Eötvös University in Budapest, Hungary, who was on a study tour of Southeast Asian karst regions. Dr. Kazmer is an expert in notch erosional features and hypogene cave formations.

Dr. Kazmer, Dr. Dodge-Wan and Chu examining cave wall features in the Traders Cave at Niah.

Media Release:


Share this