On-going or completed projects – 2018 to present: Ir Dr Yeo Wan Sieng

  1. Grant Type: Industrial research grant

    Project title: The application of stage-released fertilizer on oil palm plantations and paddy fields

    Company: Botanium Agro-Tech (M) Sdn. Bhd., Miri

    Role: Project leader

    Funding: RM 89,000 per year

    Duration: 2 years (May 2018 to August 2020)

    Status: Completed


  1. Grant Type: Industrial research grant

    Project title: An improved fertilizer for better quality of fresh golden pineapple (MD2) plantation

Company: Botanium Agro-Tech (M) Sdn. Bhd., Miri, and Koperasi Pembangunan Pertanian Bersatu Timur Bhd.

   Role: Project leader

   Funding: RM 31,000 per year

   Duration: 1 year (August 2019 to August 2020)

   Status: Completed


  1. Program name: Curtin University Malaysia staff study support

     Organizer: Curtin Malaysia Graduate School (CMGS)

     Project title: Robust Multi-Scale Control Using Soft Sensors of Nonlinear Bioprocesses

     Role: Co-supervisor

     Funding: Doctor of Philosophy (Chemical Engineering) (Tuition Fee for 6 years)

     Duration/study basis: 6 years (October 2020 to September 2026)/ Part time

 Status: In progress


  1. Program name: Curtin Malaysia Postgraduate Research Scholarship (CMPRS) 2020 Final Round

    Organizer: Curtin Malaysia Graduate School (CMGS)

Project title: Design and Control of Integrated Bioenergy and Greenhouse Gas Capture Plant using     Palm Oil Wastes

    Role: Co-supervisor

    Funding: CMPRS PhD Merit Scholarship (Tuition Fee + Stipend for 3 years)

   Duration/study basis: 3 years (December 2020 to November 2023)/ Full time

   Status: In progress



Completed projects/Bridgid Chin Lai Fui

1) Project title: Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis of Rice Husk for Syngas Production

Funding body: International Foundation for Science (IFS)

Duration: 2017-2020


On-going projects/ Bridgid Chin Lai Fui

1) Project title: Sustainable Production of Biofuels in the ASEAN Region from Oil Palm Residues

Funding body: ASEAN Science and Technology Innovation Fund (ASTIF)

Duration: 2018-2021


2) Project title: Sustainable Production of High-Quality Bio-Oil from Different Agriculture Wastes in the ASEAN Region through Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis

Funding body: Japan-ASEAN Science, Technology, and Innovation Platform (JASTIP-Net)

Duration: 2019-2021



Completed projects/Dominique

  • Mapping of Soil Erosion Risk in the Catchment area of Baram Hydro Project using Landsat and GIS (project funded by Sarawak Energy Bhd)
  • Geochemistry and distribution of trace metals in sediments in rivers proposed for dam sites (Baram, Baleh, Pelagus) (project funded by Sarawak Energy Bdh)

Completed projects/Hisham

  • Curtin Malaysia Collaborative Research Grant Scheme 2017 “A New Emulsified Acid as Effective Matrix Stimulation Fluid for Sandstone Formation” Principle Investigator. Value: RM 50,000
  • University Research Internal Fund (URIF, 2015) “CFD simulation study on flow patterns of gas-water two-phase flow in bend pipes”. Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Seri Iskandar, Malaysia. (URIF Allocation, Cost centre: 0153AA-B73). Co-Investigator. Value: RM 30,000
  • Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) 2014 Research Grant.” Develop a new Enhanced Oil Recovery Method and Model for High-Temperature Well Stimulation using Acid Combinations” Principle Investigator. Value: RM 87,000
  • Curtin Sarawak Research Fund (CSRF) (2014). “Evaluate the reaction mechanism of non-HF acid at elevated temperatures during sandstone acidizing” Principle Investigator. Value: RM 10,000


Ongoing project:

  1. Digitizing the Map of Agricultural Plantation Areas in a Southern Region of Miri for Sustainable Agricultural Land Use Planning


On going

  • Determination of vulnerability zones based on spatial and temporal variations of metals in different size fractions – Miri Estuary (Sarawak). Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)Principal Investigator – RM 90,200



  • 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 (CSCR) – Chief Investigator – RM 50,000
  • Sustainable Management of Surface Water Resources (Lakes and Rivers) in and around Miri City, Sarawak, Malaysia. Curtin Sarawak Research Fund (CSRF) – Chief-Investigator – RM 10,000.


  • Spatial and Temporal variations in Drip water chemistry of Great Niah Cave, NW Borneo, Malaysia. Curtin Sarawak Research Clusters Fund (CSRCF)Chief-Investigator – RM 12,500


Dr Wei Lau

2020-2022            Sarawak Research and Development Council                     Ongoing

Project Title: Nanomilling Hydrothermal/Enzymatic Treatment towards Lignin Isolation from Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunch in Sarawak


2017-2020            Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)                     Completed

Project Title: Spectrometric analysis of flocculation activity and molecular interactions of chitosan-like bioflocculant of Citrobacter strains to improve sludge dewatering


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