PROFESSOR OOI’S PAPER IS TOP 1% IN ACADEMIC FIELD OF SOCIAL SCIENCEProfessor Ooi Keng Boon |  Faculty of Business and Information Science
UCSI’s Faculty of Business and Information Science dean Professor Ooi Keng Boon has received two new recognitions for his continuing hard work and dedication in research, particularly on the topic of mobile credit cards.
The first recognition was by Clarivate Analytics which placed his paper ‘NFC Mobile Credit Card: The Next Frontier of Mobile Payment?’ in the top 1% of the academic field of social science. The second was for the same article which was recognised as a Highly Cited Article Paper by the journal Telematics and Informatics, Vol. 31, No. 2, pp. 292-307 (Elsevier, SSCI, JCR-2018, IF = 3.714, Q1-ranked journal). The article was co-authored with Dr Garry Wei-Han Tan, Dr Siong-Choy Chong and Dr Teck-Soon Hew.
ELECTED A MEMBER OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERSassistant Professor Ir Dr Kanesan Muthusamy |  Faculty of Engineering, Technology & Built Environment
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Ir Dr Kanesan Muthusamy from the Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering for being elected a member of The Institution of Mechanical Engineers and for being awarded the Chartered Engineer status under the Engineering Council, UK through The Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
DEPUTY DEAN INVITED AS VISITING SCHOLAR TO NTUT, TAIWANAssistant Professor Ts Dr Lim Wei Hong |  Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
UCSI University’s Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment Assistant Professor Ts Dr Lim Wei Hong deputy dean and head of the Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering department was invited as a visiting research scholar by National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT), Taiwan from 1 December to 31 December 2019.
RECIPIENTS OF THE FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH GRANT SCHEME (FRGS)Assistant Professor Dr Satvinder Kaur, Assistant Professor Dr Wong Chen Wai and Associate Professor Dr Nyam Kar Lin |  Faculty of Applied Sciences
For their project entitled “Circadian rhythm determination and its association with birth and infant outcome, stress, physical activity and chrononutrition among pregnant women in major cities of West Malaysia: A prospective study.”
For their project entitled “Nanocellulose from Leucaena leucocephala as a bioplastic composite for the creation of an intelligent food packaging material.”
For their project entitled “Bioactive plant seed oils coloaded with nanostructured lipid carriers for UV protection and antioxidant activity.”
BEST PAPER AWARD AT THE SEGT 2019!Assistant Professor Dr Lee Kiat Moon, Tey Wah Yen & Dr Chung Ying Tao |  Faculty of Engineering, Technology & Built Environment
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Dr Lee Kiat Moon (Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering), Tey Wah Yen (Department of Mechanical Engineering) and Dr Chung Ying Tao (Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering) for winning the Best Paper Award at the International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Green Technology (SEGT) 2019 held on 11-14 December in Bangkok.
Dr Lee Kiat Moon's and Tey Wah Yen's paper was entitled: Delignification of Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunch (OPEFB) via Ultrasound-Assisted Deep Eutectic Solvent Pretreatment.
Dr Chung Ying Tao's paper was entitled: Magnetite Activate Carbon/Chitosan Composite from Biomass for Removal of Diclofenac in Aqueous Solution.
PROFESSOR TAJUDDIN RECEIVES 7TH CIVIL SOCIETY AWARDProfessor Dr Mohd Tajuddin Mohd Rasdi |  School of Architecture and Built Environment
UCSI University’s School of Architecture and Built Environment Professor Dr Mohd Tajuddin Mohd Rasdi was recently selected as one of three winners of the 7th Civil Society Award 2019 by the Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall.
He received the award mainly as a result of two of his books entitled ‘Not The Islam I Know’ and ‘Rethinking Malaysia – Politics, Extremism and Education’. Professor Tajuddin is a proponent of getting communities together and strongly believes that Malaysians should be awarded for fighting for the civil rights of the people.
RECEIVES A GRANT OF RM250,000 FROM THE MALAYSIAN RESEARCH UNIVERSITY NETWORK YOUNG RESEARCHERS GRANT SCHEME (MY-RGS)Mohd Fauzi Zanil |  Faculty of Engineering, Technology & Built Environment
Congratulations to Mohd Fauzi Zanil and Co-Researchers for receiving a grant of RM250,000 from the Malaysian Research University Network Young Researchers Grant Scheme (MY-RGS) for their project entitled: Performance evaluation of agile solar roof tile smart HVAC technology.
THEIR PROJECT RECEIVES A GRANT OF RM250,000 BY THE MALAYSIA RESEARCH UNIVERSITY NETWORK (MRUN)ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR DR LIONEL IN LIAN AUN and ASSISTANT PROFESSOR DR OH SIEW PEI
Congratulations to Associate Professor Dr Lionel In Lian Aun (Faculty Of Applied Sciences) and Assistant Professor Dr Oh Siew Pei (Faculty of Social Sciences and Liberal Arts) for receiving a grant of RM250,000 By the Malaysia Research University Network (MRUN) through the Young Researchers Grant Scheme (MY-RGS). Their project was titled ‘A dual-pronged approach to increase production of farmed tilapia using lactococcal-based vaccination and enzybiotic’. A total of 6 research projects were selected from a grand total of 238 applications amounting to RM1.5million.
OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARDAssistant Professor Dr M.K.A. Ahamed Khan |  Faculty of Engineering, Technology and Built Environment
UCSI’s Faculty of Engineering, Technology and Built Environment Assistant Professor Dr M.K.A. Ahamed Khan recently won the Outstanding Academic Leader Of The Year Award by GISR Foundation and The American College of Dubai. The award was presented at the International Business and Academic Excellence (IBAE) Awards 2019.
RECIPIENT OF THE BEST POSTER AWARD AT THE 13TH MOH-AMM SCIENTIFIC MEETING 2019Dr Poh Tian Er |  MSc (Healthy Aging, Medical Aesthetics and Regenerative Medicine)
Congratulations to Dr Poh Tian who recently received the Best Poster Award (Clinical) at the 13th MOH-AMM Scientific Meeting 2019 in conjunction with the 21st National of Health (NIH). The scientific meeting was organised by the Ministry of Health (MOH), Malaysia and Academy of Medicine of Malaysia (AMM). Her paper was entitled ‘Efficacy and Safety of Stem Cell Therapy for people with Cerebral Palsy: Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis’.