RESEARCHERS@UM


RECENT PUBLICATION

Khoo, H. E., Azlan, A., Kong, K., Ismail, A. (2016). Phytochemicals and Medicinal Properties of Indigenous Tropical Fruits with Potential for Commercial Development. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Haw, C., Chiu, W., Rahman, S. A., Khiew, P., Radiman, S., Shukor, R. A., Hamid, M. A. A., Ghazali, N. (2016). The design of new magnetic-photocatalyst nanocomposites (CoFe2O4-TiO2) as smart nanomaterials for recyclable-photocatalysis applications. New Journal of Chemistry

Low, S. S., Tan, M. T. T., Loh, H. S., Khiew, P. S., Chiu, W. S. (2016). Facile hydrothermal growth graphene/ZnO nanocomposite for development of enhanced biosensor. Analytica Chimica Acta

Chang, B. Y. S., Mehmood, M. S., Pandikumar, A., Huang, N. M., Lim, H. N., Marlinda, A., Yusoff, N., Chiu, W. S. (2016). Hydrothermally prepared graphene-titania nanocomposite for the solar photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue. Desalination and Water Treatment

Lim, K., Hamid, M. A. A., Shamsudin, R., Al-Hardan, N. H., Mansor, I., Chiu, W. (2016). Temperature-Driven Structural and Morphological Evolution of Zinc Oxide Nano-Coalesced Microstructures and Its Defect-Related Photoluminescence Properties. Materials

LATEST AWARDED GRANT

PASTUER'S QUADRANT FOR FACULTY DEVELOPMENT: EXPLORING THE KNOWLEDGE BASE

mPERANTI (Mobile Pacth Sensor for Healthcare Monitoring)

Investigation into the friction stir welding (FSW) of steel and magnesium dissimilar metal joints

Development of material with antibacterial properties (surface coating)

The Malaysian Falls Assessment and Intervention Trial (MyFAIT)

SAFE SCIENCE PROGRAM

THE INTERNATIONAL & OUTREACH PROGRAM

ASSOCIATE PROF. DR. LOH SAU CHEONG

Dr. Loh Sau Cheong received her Bachelor degree in Special Education (learning disabilities); and both Masters and Ph.D in Educational Psychology. Currently, she is an Associate Professor from the Faculty of Education, University of Malaya. Dr. Loh’s research interests include teacher self-efficacy, student self-concept, attribution retraining, attention development, motivation in learning, individualized education plan, assistive technology, and transitional plan for individuals with special needs. She had engaged in 25 researches and had filed 3 patents, 14 copyrights, and 1 trademark. Much of Dr. Loh's researches draw on, and is inspired by, the principle of Education For All and quality inclusive education for individuals with special needs from pre-school education to post-secondary education. Dr. Loh had received 7 international awards, 11 national awards and 18 university awards. Among them are: UM Excellence Award (Teaching Category) 2013, SEAMEO-Jasper Research Award 2010, Fulbright Scholar Award 2010, Fulbright Occasional Lecture Fund Award 2010, Excellent Service Award (2005, 2008), Excellent Certificate Award (2004, 2007, 2012, 2014), Malaysia Top 20 Authors for 2009, 2011 & 2012 under the Malaysian Abstracting and Indexing System and she is also listed in the worldwide AcademicKeys Who's Who in Education Higher Education. Dr. Loh participated actively in research expos where she has received 5 Gold, 7 Silver and 9 Bronze medals. She had published 43 articles (8 ISI, 4 Scopus, 31 refereed journal), 18 articles in conference proceeding, 8 articles on book/chapter in book and had conducted 77 presentations either as keynote speaker, invited speaker, workshop presenter, poster presenter, and conference paper presenter at international and national conferences. Dr. Loh is the Honorary Secretary and active Life Member for the National Association of Special Education, Malaysia, member of Fulbright Alumni Association of Malaysia, International Association of Special Education (IASE) and International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP). Currently, she is Panel Assessor for Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) (2010 - present), Editorial Board for Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health (ISI Journal), Editorial Consultant of Australiasian Journal of Special Education, Editorial Board of Journal of Special Needs Education, Article Reviewer for Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities (Scopus Journal), and Honorary Consultant and Special Education Expert for Combined Cleft Lip and/or Palate Clinic, Dentistry Faculty, University of Malaya (2006-2014). She had supervised 4 Ph.D students (Thesis), 7 Master’s students (Dissertation), 57 Master’s students (Project) and 5 Bachelor Degree students. Currently, she supervises 12 Ph.D (Thesis) students and 27 Master’s students with Dissertation. She teaches average 3 courses per semester and assumes various administrative roles at the faculty. 

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MADAM SITI MUNIRAH BINTI KASIM

Siti Munirah is a Social Research Officer at the Centre for ASEAN Regionalism University of Malaya (CARUM). She graduated from department of Southeast Asian Studies, UM with a Bachelor of Arts in 2007 and Master of Arts from the same department in 2014 by focusing her research on socio-cultural community in Thailand. Her research interests include ethnic minorities across borders, identity, culture change, and religious practices. Her current research interest is comparative religion and culture regionalism in Southeast Asia.

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DR. MANIMARAN A/L SUBRAMANIAM

Manimaran holds a B.A. (Hons) in Social Science, M.A. in Sociology of Religion and Ph. D in Sociology from University Malaya. Manimaran has served as a lecturer in Stamford College. He has also served as a tutor as well as a part time lecturer in University Malaya. For a period of two (2) years, he was actively involved as a facilitator in Self Awareness Center, a center which involves in transformation programme which includes self realisation, self awareness and personal development. The target group people are from all walks of life. Apart from being a lecturer and facilitator, he was also attached with Tutee Training Center as a Personal Development Programmer and Trainer whereby he conducts programmes to educate, develop and inspire Indian youths and students in realising their potentials. Currently, he is a lecturer with University Malaya and at the same time he also conducts motivational and student programmes. Manimaran as a co-writer has written two books on “Malaysian Indians Belief and Culture” and “Hindu Festival in Malaysia”, which was published by Fajar Bakti Pvt. Ltd., He has written in detail explanations on “Kanda Sashti Kavasam”. Append below are some articles as co-writer by him and was published in Encyclopedia Malaysia: - “Hindu Temples”; - “Indian Festivals and Celebrations”; - “The Indian: Classification, Origin and Socialization”; and - “Indian Kinship, Beliefs and Value System” At the same time he has written articles that were published in journals and to keep in phase with the current market trend has been attending conferences held locally and internationally. He also host a few programmes in Astro’s Vaanavil channel in Malaysia. He is advisor for Malaysian Indian Science Intellectuals (MISI) Association. Manimaran has been conducting courses, seminars, talks and workshops for more than 25 years. With his vast enlightenment and experiences, he conducts programmers’ with optimistic and whimsical. He is capable of approaching courteously to either a serious subject or a hands-on approach to living life.

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