Publication by Grant Recipients

No. Project ID /Researcher Project Title Publication Title


RDCRG/CAT/2019/05 - Catalyst Fund.

Associate Prof. Dr. Law Ming Chiat, Curtin University Malaysia.

Magnesium Oxide Nanoparticles As A Potential Alternative to Copper-Based Fungicide: The Pathogenic Capability And Transport Properties.

The Potential of Fe-Based Magnetic Nanomaterials for the Agriculture Sector.


RDCRG/CAT/2019/04 - Catalyst Fund.

Associate Prof. Ir. Dr. Stephanie Chan Yen San, Curtin University Malaysia.

Enhancement of Antimalarial Property of Alpinia Galanga Extract Through Nanoemulsion Formulation with Essential Oils of P. Nigrum, C. Odontophyllum, N. Sativa, C. Domestica and P. Betle.

Antioxidant Properties of Underutilized Bornean Dabai Fruit and its Potential Applications as A Nutraceutical Product.


RDCRG_CAT_2019_08 - Catalyst Fund.

Ir. Dr. Ngu Lock Hei, Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus.

Sequestration of Cement Industry CO2  Emission in Cement Kiln Dust and Waste Limestone to Produce Building Material.

Review of Carbon Capture Absorbents for CO2 Utilization.


Review of CO2 Capture in Construction-Related Industry and Their Utilization.


Future Era of Techno-Economic Analysis: Insights from Review.



RDCRG/RIF/2019/09 - Research Initiation Fund.

Dr. Mazizah Ezdiani bt Mohamad, University of Technology Sarawak.

Peat Soil Stabilization Using Recycled Tyres and Geofoam Lightweight Material.

Peat Stabilization using Waste Crumb Rubber Tire.


RDCRG/CAT/2019/15 - Catalyst Fund.

Associate Prof. Dr. William Lim Kiong Seng, University of Malaysia, Sarawak.

Isolation of Neurological Drug Candidates from Potential Neuroprotective Plant Extracts.

The Strategic Uses of Collagen in Adherent Cell Cultures.


RDCRG/CAT/2019/13 - Catalyst Fund.

Associate Prof. Dr. Tay Meng Guan, University of Malaysia, Sarawak.

Synthesis and Characterization of Metal Complexes as The Potential Photoanode Material in Photocatalytic Fuel Cell for Palm Oil Mill Effluent Treatment and Electricity Generation.

Optimization of Photocatalytic Fuel Cells (PFCS) in the Treatment of Diluted Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME). 40, 101880.


RDCRG/CAT/2019/21 - Catalyst Fund.

Prof. Ir. Dr.Andrew Ragai Henry Rigit, University of Malaysia, Sarawak.

Tidal Stream Power Assessment and Design of Tidal Current Turbine for Pulau Triso.

Tidal Energy Assessment with Hydrodynamic Modelling.



RDCRG/CAT/2019/22 - Catalyst Fund.

Dr. Annisa Bt.Jamali, University of Malaysia, Sarawak.

Modelling and Adaptive Control of Home-Based Lower Limb Rehabilitation Robot.

Kinematic and Dynamic Model Analysis for an Improved Design of Home-Based Wearable Lower Limb Rehabilitation Robot.


RDCRG/CAT/2019/23 - Catalyst Fund.

Associate Prof. Dr. Mohd Hasnain bin Md Hussain, University of Malaysia, Sarawak.

De Novo Transcriptome Sequencing of Metroxylon Sagu for Determination of Contributory Factors in Trunk Development, Plant Growth and Starch Biosynthesis.

Transcriptome Dataset of Sago Palm in Peat Soil.


Improved CTAB Method for RNA Extraction of Thick Waxy Leaf Tissues from Sago Palm (Metroxylon Sagu Rottb).


RDCRG/CAT/2019/24  - Catalyst Fund.

Dr. Angela Anak Siner, University of Malaysia, Sarawak.

Development of Ananas Comosus as Biosorbent for Liquid Medical Waste.

Preliminary Study of Glucose Removal Using Biosorbents from Ananas Comosus Leaves.


RDCRG/RIF/2019/13 - Research Initiation Fund.

Dr. Chung Hung Hui, University of Malaysia, Sarawak.

Genomic Association Mapping of Empurau for Stock Enhancement.

The First Draft Genome Assembly and Data Analysis of the Malaysian Mahseer (Tor Tambroides).


The First Transcriptome Sequencing and Data Analysis of the Javan Mahseer (Tor Tambra).


Improving The Phylogenetic Resolution of Malaysian and Javan Mahseer (Cyprinidae), Tor Tambroides and Tor Tambra: Whole Mitogenomes Sequencing, Phylogeny and Potential Mitogenome Markers.


RDCRG/CAT/2019/20 - Catalyst Fund.

Professor Dr. Edmund Sim Ui Hang, University of Malaysia, Sarawak.

Anti-Proliferative and Anti-Metastatic Effects of Piperine on Human Nasopharyngeal Cancer Cells.

Computational Ligand–Receptor Docking Simulation of Piperine with Apoptosis-Associated Factors.


RDCRG/CAT/2019 /11 - Catalyst Fund.

Associate Prof. Dr. Vivien Jong Yi Mian, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Cawangan Sarawak.

Neuroprotective Effect of Phytochemicals Isolated from The Selected Plants of Sarawak, Calophyllum Recurvatum and Calophyllum Ferrugineum.

The Malaysian Genus Calophyllum (Calophyllaceae): A Review on Its Phytochemistry and Pharmacological Activities.


RDCRG/CAT/2019 /12 - Catalyst Fund.

Associate Prof. Dr. Juferi Idris, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Cawangan Sarawak.

Production of Biochar and Activated Carbon from Coconut Shell/Biomass Waste Using Self-Sustained Carbonization and Steam Activation Technology.

Coconut Shell and Husk Biochar: A Review of Production and Activation Technology, Economic, Financial Aspect and Application.


RDCRG/CAT/2019/26 - Catalyst Fund.

Professor Dr. Shahrul Razid Sarbini, Universiti Putra Malaysia Kampus Bintulu Sarawak.

Development of Sago Starch as Functional Food Ingredient on Gut Health.

Physicochemical Properties of Microwave Heated Sago (Metroxylon Sagu) Starch.


Functional and Digestibility Properties of Sago (Metroxylon Sagu) Starch Modified by Microwave Heat Treatment.


RDVRG/RIF/2019/15 - Research Initiation Fund.

Dr. Shiamala Devi Ramaiya, Universiti Putra Malaysia Kampus Bintulu Sarawak.

Morphological And Physiological Response of Artocarpus Odoratissimus Seedlings to Selected Environmental Factors.

Browning in Relation to Enzymatic Activities and Phytochemical Content in Terap Peel (Artocarpus Odoratissimus Blanco) During Postharvest Ripening.


RDVRG/RIF/2019/16 - Research Initiation Fund.

Dr. Muhammad Azmi Bin Mohammed, Universiti Putra Malaysia Kampus Bintulu Sarawak.

The Characterization of Pineapple Mealybug Wilt-Associated Virus (PMWAV) and Identification of Their Insect Vectors in Pineapple Cultivations of Sarawak.

Barkod DNA Spesies Koya (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) dan Semut Hymenoptera: Formicidae) yang Berasosiasi Dengan Tanaman Nanas di Bintulu, Sarawak, Malaysia.


RDCRG02/RIF/2020/63 - Research Initiation Fund

Dr. Masnindah Malahubban, Universiti Putra Malaysia Kampus Bintulu Sarawak.

Herbs Fermentation with Yeast as Natural Antibiotic Supplement for Chicken Production.

Preparation and Nutritional Evaluation of Yeast-Fermented Herbs formulation for Chicken Additive.


RDCRG/CAT/2019/06 - Catalyst Fund.

Madam Lim Hui Hua, Fisheries Research Institute Bintawa.

Saving Ikan Terubok and Ikan Empurau, Sarawak’s Heritage Fish from Extinction Using Cryopreservation.

Saving Ikan Terubok and Ikan Empurau, Sarawak’s Heritage Fish from Extinction Using Cryopreservation.

Borneo Journal of Resource Science and Technology (BJRST)


RDCRG/CAT/2019 /27 - Catalyst Fund.

Dr. John Tang Ing, Ching, TWIN Catalyst Sdn Bhd.

Dressing Pouch for Circumcision and Diabetes Ulcer Wounds: Clinical Trails.

Umbilical Cord Care in Term Neonates: The Revolutionized Role of Wondaleaf Adhesive Pouch (WLAP) In the Prevention of Neonatal Sepsis.


Dressing Pouch for Circumcision and Diabetes Ulcer Wounds.


The Effectiveness of Wondaleaf Flat Dressing and Adhesive Pouch Dressing as A Secondary Dressing.

29 RDCRG/CAT/2019/16 - Catalyst Fund.
Associate Prof. Dr. Chin Suk Fun, University of Malaysia, Sarawak.
Eco-friendly Cellulose Hydrogel as Controlled Release Fertilizer for Sustainable Production of Upland Rice in Sarawak
Eco-friendly Cellulose Hydrogels as Controlled Release Fertilizer for Enhanced Growth and Yield of Upland Rice

Eco‑friendly cellulose‑based hydrogels derived from wastepapers as a controlled‑release fertilizer