Research Projects

Engineering and Science

Ongoing Externally Funded Research Projects

Development of a Compartmented Fluidized-Bed Gasifier for Syngas Production and Power Generation from Biomass (Palm Wastes)
Dr Chua Han Bing, Chok Vui Soon, Wee Siaw Khur, Dr Hongming Yan and Dr Chandrasekar Srinivasakanaan
(Funded by the Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation and Malaysian Palm Oil Board)

Design and Optimization of a Hydrophilic, Cross Flow Ultra-Filtration Membrane Unit for the Treatment of Oil-field Produced Water in Sarawak.
Dr Yudi Samyudia, Tan Yin Ling
(Funded by Shell Malaysia Limited)

Development of Syngas Cleanup Technologies Suitable for Power Generation from Biomass.
Dr Alexander Gorin, Dr Chua Han Bing and Dr Md Raisul Islam
(Funded by Shell Malaysia Limited)

Fine Particle Formation by Rapid Expansion of the Supercritical Solution (RESS) of Bioactive Compounds of Piper nigrum L. – Design, Optimization & Experimental Studies.
Dr Yudi Samyudia, Freddie Panau, Tan Yin Ling and Cheng Chin Fook
(Funded by Malaysian Pepper Board)

Study of Electrical Properties of Palm Oil using Kerr-effect Technique.Dr Wong Kiing Ing, Kenneth Silek, Dr Nader Nassif Barsoum
(Funded by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation)

Development of Smart Drive Build in AC Motors for Optimal Operations.Dr Nader Barsoum & Dr Wong Kiing Ing
(Funded by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation)

Development of Food Microstructures to Reduce Sodium in Foods.
Aaron Goh Suk Meng, Chye Fook Yee, Lau Shiew Wei, Farouq Twaiq.
(Funded by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation)

Ongoing Research Projects Funded by Curtin Sarawak Collaborative Research Scheme (CSCR)

Speech Intelligibility Enhancement Using Psychoacoustics Approaches

Low Siow Yong, Zang Zhuquan, Sven Nordholm, Lenin Gopal

Improved Method for Greenhouse Gas Capture using Solvent Systems
Dr Ujjal Kumar Ghosh, Dr Perumal Kumar, Agus Saptoro

Recovery of Edible Functional Fibers from Fruit Peel Waste
Dr Aaron Goh Suk Meng, Jobrun  Nandong, Tay Chen Lim, Chaiwut Gamonpilas

Pelleting Oil Palm Waste for Efficient Syngas Production
Lai Zhenyue, Dr Aaron Goh Suk Meng, Dr Chua Han Bing, Dr Teng Wan Dung

Innovation Design and Fabrication of Car Gear Rotor by using A12TiO5 – Based Functional Graded Materials
Zeya Oo, Dr Sujan Debneth, Dr Tan Chong Keng, Moola Mohan Reddy

Dr Thien Thien KyawAn Investigation on the Sustainability and Adaptability of Light Steel House to Address the Local Environment Design &Construction Phase
Dr Lau Hieng Ho, Andrew White, Jayakumar Muthuramaligam, Law Puong Ling (UNIMAS)

Design and Implementation of Power Efficient Algorithm for Information Signal Processing Ashutosh Kumar Singh,Zhuquan Zang, Wong Kiing Ing, Mohd Amaluddin Yusoff

Extraction of Algae Oil for the Production of Transport Liquid Biofuel
Ngu Ling Ngee, Farouq Twaiq, Lau Shiew Wei, Subhash (USM), Sharif (UM)

Implementation of an Optimal Energy Saving System for Phase 2 at Curtin Sarawak Campus Nader Barsoum,Kenneth Adan Silek, Wong Kiing Ing, Rabi W. Yousif Habash

Ongoing Research Projects Funded by CSRF Scheme

MMSE Based Transceiver Design for Non-Regenerative MIMO Relay Systems
Lenin Gopal

Sustainable Management of Surface Water Resources (lakes and rivers) in and around Miri City, Sarawak, Malaysia
Prasanna Mohan Viswanathan

Rheological and Forced Convective Heat Transfer Characteristics of Some Metal Oxide Nanofluids
Perumal Kumar

Application of Membrane Pervaporation for Separation of Organics from Industrial Waste Streams
Ujjal Kumar Ghosh

Alternative Material for Car Gear Rotor using Aluminium based Metal Matrix Composites
Sujan Debnath

Waveform set design and implementation to UWB communication system.
Mohd Amaluddin, Zhuquan Zang

A pilot study of pollutant dispersion around a coastal headland using smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH).
Law Ming Chiat, Tang Fu Ee

Modelling stormwater runoff quantity and quality using USEPA SWMM  for an urban residential catchment.
Carrie Ho, Tang Fu Ee

Mechanical Properties of Layered Food Composites
Aaron Goh

Dynamic Neural Network and Gaussian Process based Model predictive Control of a Palm Waste Boiler
Agus Saptoro

Development of Ink-Jet Printed Starch-Based Polymer Electrolyte
Tay Chen Lim

Investigation of the application of mesoporous silica fiber as alternative for bleaching earth in palm oil processing.
Hannah Ngu Ling Ngee

Forced Convection Heat Transfer from Wall Surface in Packed Beds at High Reynolds Numbers.
Alexander Gorin

Developing Thermophilic Baterial Consortium for Biodegradation of Empty Fruit Bunches from Oil Palm.
Dr Chua Han Bing

Floating Structure in Sensitive Watercourse Tourist Destinations: Life-Cycle Analysis of a Waterborne WWF Visitor-Centre for the Kinabatangan River.
Tang Fu Ee

Study on High Strength High Performance Concrete in Marine Environment.Jayakumar Muthuramalingam

Completed Externally Funded Research Projects

Micromachining of Advanced Ceramics by Conventional and Non-Conventional Methods.
Moola Mohan Reddy, Dr Khaled Abou El Hossein
(Funded by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation)

Hardware and Software Design of Body Sensor Network Device.
Dr Wong Kiing Ing, Dr Nader Nassif Barsoum
(Funded by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation)

Electro-osmosis and Electro-stabilization Experiments on Soft Soils of North Sarawak.
Dr Kaniraj Shenbaga, Dr Lau Hieng Ho
(Funded by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation)

Metabolic Control Analysis and Process Engineering of Ethanol Production from Agricultural Products using Extractive Fermentation Technology.
Jobrun Nandong
(Funded by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation)

Remote Access Power Systems (RAPS)
Dr. Bijan Rohani, Nabil Afifi, Hor Hen Son, Balakrishna Singam

Isolated Communities’ Telecommunication Network (ICTN) – Phase I: Feasibility Study of Technologies
Nabil Afifi, Dr Bijan Rohani & Balakrishna Singam

Completed Research Projects Funded by CSRF Scheme

Interaction of surface Radiation and Mixed Convection in Horizontal Rectangular Ducts.
Rajamohan Ganesan

An Efficient Logic Synthesis Approach with Testability using MODD.
Ashutosh Kumar Singh

Investigation of the Mechanical Properties of Anodized Aluminium through the Optimization of Anoding Process.
Lau Shiew Wei

A Numerical Study on Heat Generation and Temperature Distribution
Cheng Chin Fook

Direct Numerical Simulation of Acoustic Waves in a 2D Cavity.
Cheng Chin Fook

An Investigation of Engineered Wetlands as Waste and Stormwater Treatment in Sarawak.
Dr Tang Fu Ee

Property integration with regeneration placement for continuous and batch processes.
Tan Yin Ling

Development of Comprehensive, Multi-dimensional Computational Combustion Models\ for Pulverised Coal-Fired or Biomass-Fired Utility Boilers
Dr Hongming Yan

Wireless Communication Network for Rural Areas – Case Study.
Nabil Afifi

Kinetics of Catalytic Degradation of Plastic Wastes using Thermal Gravimetric Analysis
Dr. Ibrahim J. M. Dubdub and Dr. Farouq Twaiq

The Use of Evolutionary Algorithms for Computer Controlled Characters in Massively Multiple Online Games
Johannes Herrmann

A new Dynamic Priority Allocation Scheme for the Code Division Multiples Access (CDMA) ALOHA packet radio system
Sashigaran Sivathasan

End-to-End Perceptual Speech Quality Measurement
Dr. Bijan Rohani

Computational Modeling and Control of RESS Particle Formation Systems for Thermally Sensitive Materials and Organic Solutes.
Dr Yudi Samyudia

Electro-osmotic stabilization of soft soils of Sarawak
Dr Kaniraj Shenbaga

Separation of oil and suspended solids in Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME)
Florence Wong Pin Sing and Dr. Ibrahim Dubdub (Bintulu Lumber Development Sdn. Bhd. funded in kind)

Small-scale production of bio-ethanol as a sustainable source of fuel for remote
rural communities in developing countries
Freddie Panau, Jobrun Nandong, Dr Chua Han Bing, and Dr Barbara Stauble.

Predictive modeling of surface roughness when end-milling of mould steels using carbide cutting inserts.
Dr Khaled Abou El Hossein

Monitoring and evaluation of Renewable Energy Systems for Rural Sarawak.
Than Soe

Optimization of Hybrid Renewable Energy System in Sarawak.
Nader Barsoum

Strength of Reinforced Concrete Columns using High Strength Reinforcing Steel.
Djwantoro Hardjito

Characterization of Functionally-graded Aluminium Titanate Ceramics.
Zeya Oo

Construction Waste Minimisation: A Sarawak Experience.
Dr Lau Hieng Ho & Carrie Ho

Design and Implementation of an Adaptive Fuzzy Servo Controller on an FPGA IC Board.
Dr Wong Kiing Ing

Preliminary study on the engineering properties database of low calcium fly ash-based geopolymer concrete.
Djwantoro Hardjito

A Numerical Study on Heat Generation and Temperature Distribution during Drilling of Bone.
Dr Raisul Islam, A/Prof Dr Chua Han Bing, Dr Khaled Abou, Dr Sarder Sadique

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