Research Center and Focus
 
 
 

Research Centers in the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Computing

There are 5 research centers in FASC as listed below. Members perform individual research, group research, collaborative research with individual researcher(s) from other Faculties, institution(s), statutory bodies or industry partner(s). Members provide consultancy or testing and analysis services using scientific instruments available in the laboratories based on the stipulated and approved guidelines and charges.

Activities include conducting or organizing research project, consultancy work, workshop, seminar, conference and any other relevant activities including publishing papers.

 
  1. BioScience and Chemistry Research Center (BCRC)
     
   

Location: Biology and Chemistry Laboratories Block D, TAR UC Main Campus

     
  i. Objectives
     
   

The Center conducts BioScience, Food Science and Chemistry research activities, provides scientific instrumentation services and consultancy to other education or research institutions as well as for the industry and conducts trainings and workshops. It also serves as an incubator to explore new ideas and research, and to nurture new researchers.

     
  ii. Vision Statement
     
   

To become active research center for BioScience, Food Science and Chemistry related work, particularly with specialization in BioScience, Food Science and Chemistry related analysis and testing using scientific instrumentation.

     
  iii. Research Centers, Leader and Members
     
   

BioScience and Chemistry Research Center (BCRC)

     
    The Research Center aims to:
   
  • provide analysis services for external clients from the educational institutions, and relevant industry using currently available instrument.
  • conduct bioscience, food science and chemistry related research.
  • organize seminar and workshops in the areas of bioscience, food science and chemistry;
  • foster collaborative relationships with individuals, institutions and organizations and to establish long-term research activities;
  • train post-graduate and undergraduate students by enriching their research and community exposure.
     
   

Within this Research Center, there are three centers:

   
  1. Center for BioScience and Food Science Research
  2. Center for Analysis, Testing and Material Research
  3. Center for Improvement in Laboratory Management, Safety and Health
     
   
  a)   Center for BioScience and Food Science Research
   
  Research Center Leader –Assoc. Prof. Dr Loke Chui Fung
   
  Secretary – Ms Choong Siew Ling, Assistant Registrar, FASC
   
  Members - Dr. Tan Hui Yin, Dr. Loh Khye Er, Dr. Chee Kah Leong, Dr Chong Cheong Yew, Dr Lee Poi Wah, Dr. Yue Chen Son, Ms. Chia Meow Lin, Ms. Selvi Cellappan and any interested academic staff in science and engineering at the Faculty/ TAR UC.
   
  b)   Center for Analysis, Testing and Material Research
   
  Research Center Leader – Dr. Ng Kim Hooi
   
  Secretary – Ms Choong Siew Ling, AR, FASC
   
  Members - Assoc Prof Dr Teh Geok Bee, Dr. Chong Kian Wei, Dr. Yue Chen Son, Ms. Chen @ Chong Sheau Huey, Dr. Lim Teck Hock, Dr Tan Hui Yin, Dr. Loh Khye Er, Dr. Chee Kah Leong, Dr Chong Cheong Yew, Dr Lee Poi Wah and any interested academic staff in science and engineering at the Faculty/ TAR UC.
   
  c)   Center for Improvement in Laboratory Management, Safety and Health
   
 

Research Center Leader – Assoc Prof Dr Teh Geok Bee

   
 

Secretary – Ms Choong Siew Ling, AR, FASC

   
 

Members - Dr. Ng Kim Hooi, Dr. Chong Kian Wei, Dr. Yue Chen Son, Ms. Chen @ Chong Sheau Huey, Dr. Lim Teck Hock, Dr Tan Hui Yin, Dr. Loh Khye Er, Dr. Chee Kah Leong, Dr Chong Cheong Yew, Dr Lee Poi Wah and any interested academic staff in science and engineering at the Faculty/ TAR UC.

     
     
  2. Center for Applied Physics and Embedded System Research (CAPES Research)
     
   

Location: Microelectronics and Physics Laboratories, Block D, TAR UC main campus

     
  i. Objectives
     
   
  1. The Center conducts Applied Physics, Embedded Systems and Control Systems related research activities.
  2. Provides applied physics, scientific instrumentation, embedded system and control design services, consultancy, training and workshops to other educational/research institutions and industries.
  3. Serves as an incubator to explore new ideas and research, and to nurture new researchers/ scientists.
  4. To collaborate with industry on industrial projects.
     
  ii. Vision Statement
     
   

To become an active and dynamic Applied Physics, Control Systems and Embedded System center in carrying out research and applications development in the areas of applied physics and embedded system with the goal of solving scientific and engineering problem.

     
  iii. Research Centers, Leader and Members
     
   

(a) Applied Physics and Scientific Instrumentation Research Group

     
   

Research Leader – Associate Professor Dr Lim Hee Chuan

Secretary – Ms. Choong Siew Ling, Assistant Registrar, FASC

Members –  Associate Professor Dr. Hor Yew Fong, Dr Tan Thiam Seng, Dr. Poh Tze Ven,  Mr. Tan Jui Tee, Ms. Michelle Lim Sern Mi, Mr. Chong Nyok Kian, Mr. Lim Long Hsiang and Mr. Chan Fung Lin

and any interested academic staff in science and engineering at the Faculty/ TAR UC.

     
    Research activities:
   
  • MultiPhysics Simulation and Modeling
  • Applied Photonics Research
  • Virtual Instrumentation and Data Acquisition Research
  • Thin Film Technology and Material Science Research
     
   

(b) Industrial Control System Research Group

     
   

Research Leader – Mr. Chan Choon Kit

Secretary – Ms. Choong Siew Ling, Assistant Registrar, FASC

Members –  Associate Professor Dr. Hor Yew Fong, Dr. Tan Thiam Seng, Dr. Poh Tze Ven,  Mr Tan Jui Tee, Ms Michelle Lim Sern Mi, Mr. Chong Nyok Kian, Mr Lim Long Hsiang and Mr Chan Fung Lin

     
    Research group activities:
   
  • Industrial Control & Automation  training
  • Collaboration with industry partners on industrial control and automation system
  • Developing research areas in industrial control and automation
     
   

(c) Embedded System and Technology Research Group

     
   

Research Leader – Dr. Poh Tze Vern

Secretary – Ms. Choong Siew Ling, Assistant Registrar, FASC

Members – Associate Professor Dr. Hor Yew Fong, Dr. Tan Thiam Seng, Mr. Tan Jui Tee, Ms Michelle Lim Sern Mi, Mr. Chong Nyok Kian, Mr. Lim Long Hsiang and Mr Chan Fung Lin

     
    Research group activities:
   
  • Development of embedded system 
     
     
  3. Center of ICT Innovations and Creativity (C-ICTIC)
     
   

Location: Computer Science Laboratories Block B and C, TAR UC Main Campus

     
  i. Objectives
     
   

The Center conducts ICT related research activities, trainings and workshops. It also serves as an incubator to encourage ICT innovations and creativity among students and lecturers, ultimately to explore new ideas and research, and to nurture new researchers. It encourages entrepreneurial culture among lecturers and students to produce commercial viable product through software development and ICT.

     
  ii. Vision Statement
     
    To become an outstanding ICT Innovations and Creativity Center by:
   
  • organizing ICT activities to promote ICT Innovations and Creativity among lecturers and students
  • actively involved in research activities and industrial projects
  • creating innovative, useful and commercial viable ICT products
     
  iii. Research Centers, Leader and Members
     
   

Center of ICT Innovations and Creativity

     
   

Research Center Leader – Ms Lim Mei Shyan

Secretary – Ms Choong Siew Ling, Assistant Registrar, FASC

Members – Lecturers from Department of Computer Science and Mathematics or Department of Information and Communication Technologies and any interested academic staff in the Faculty/ TAR UC, other Institutions or Industry.

     
    Current research group within this center:
     
   
  • Metaverse Research Group
  • IBM Technologies Research Group-IBM Center of Excellence
  • Cyber Security Group
  • Product and Platform Development Group
  • FASC Entrepreneurial Support Center
     
  4. Center for Innovations in STEM Education and Technology (CIET)
     
   

Location: Laboratories of FASC, TAR UC Main Campus

     
  i. Objectives
     
   

The objective of the center is to catalyze and support excellence in teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering, mathematics(STEM) and other core subjects through innovative, research-based instructional strategies and use of technologies. It is also to catalyze and promote educational innovations in terms of enhancing teaching and learning strategies or methodology, use and create science products, use of technology, for the appreciation, understanding and application of science as well as the process of science education.

     
  ii. Vision Statement
     
   

To promote STEM education, especially Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics Education, aiming to stimulate future innovations.

     
  iii. Research Center Leader and Members
     
   

Research Center Leader – Assoc. Prof. Dr Ng Swee Chin

Secretary – Ms. Choong Siew Ling, Assistant Registrar, FASC

Members: Assoc Prof. Dr. Teh Geok Bee, Dr. Yue Chen Son, Ms. Chen @ Chong Sheau Huey, Ms. Lim Yee Mei, Ms. Teh Lee Wah, Mr. Woo Chuan Siang, Dr. Kok Wai Keong

and any interested academic staff from other Faculty, Institutions or Industry

     
  5. Center for Sports and Exercise Science Research (CSESR)
     
    Location: Sports and Exercise Laboratories DKS and Block C, TAR UC Main Campus
     
  i. Objectives
     
   

The Center conducts Sports and Exercise related research activities, provides scientific instrumentation services and consultancy to other education or research institutions as well as for the industry and to conduct trainings and workshops. It also serves as an incubator to explore new ideas and research, and to nurture new researchers.

     
    The Center aims to:
   
  • promote physical fitness and wellness through physical activities;
  • provide physical fitness and wellness tests and training as well as exercises guidelines in promoting health and enhancing performance;
  • organize talks, courses, workshops and conferences in sport and exercise science, sport coaching and  physical education;
  • conduct ‘brain-based motor learning’ programmes for children;
  • establish long-term research programmes on sport and exercise (including sport coaching, sport training, physical fitness and children development).
  • foster collaborative relationships with individuals, institutions and organizations to improve sport performance and physical performance;
  • train post-graduate and undergraduate students by enriching their research and community exposure.
     
  ii. Vision Statement
     
   

This center strives to combine, structure and integrate the elements of sport and exercise science into its activities and services to enhance the well-being of general public, children and athletes. Through the activities and services rendered, research activities will be undertaken on a co-ordinated, interdisciplinary and specialized basis, with the aim of publishing research results.

To provide the services to the sport organizations, community and industries, hence enhancing the collaboration between the University College and the external institutions and further strengthening the expertise building within the existing faculty members.

     
  iii. Research Center Leader and Members
     
   

Research Center Leader – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wee Eng Hoe

Secretary – Ms. Choong Siew Ling, Assistant Registrar, FASC

Members: Mr. Chan Kai Quin, Dr. Ler Hui Yin, Mr Ling Seng Kian, Ms Juliana Binti Johan John

and any interested academic staff from other Faculty, Institutions or Industry.

     
   

Activities include:

   
  • Provide services on physical fitness testing and training using the existing facilities in the laboratories for external clients from the educational institutions, sport associations and industry.
  • Conduct research on physical activities.
  • Conduct contract research.