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Postgraduate Research Programmes

Our academic lecturers are currently working on a number of exciting research projects and there are opportunities available for PhD students and research assistants/interns to join them.

Please contact us if you are interested in their research project and opportunity to pursue a postgraduate degree with us. 

Contact our coordinator at:
Dr Gan Khong Wui (

Current Research Projects

Academic Staff Research Area PhD Research Project

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gan Khong Wui 

  1. Fibre reinforced composites
  2. Finite element analysis (FEA)
  3. Digital image correlation (DIC)
  4. Multiaxial testing 
  5. Smart composites
  1. Laser-induced graphene for health monitoring of composite materials
  2. Novel application of recycled carbon fibre composite

Assist. Prof. Dr. Kok-Geng Lim

  1. Ferroelectrics and ferroic materials
  2. Landau-Ginzburg theory
  3. Yang-Mills theory, magnetic monopoles
  4. General Relativity
  5. Wormholes and black hole
  1. Phenomenological studies of compositionally graded ferroelectric superlattices
  2. Dyonic wormholes in the Einstein-Yang-Mills-Higgs theory

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Suan Hui Pu

  1. Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
  2. Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  3. Biomedical Engineering
  1. Printed electronics for wearable sensing in health-monitoring applications

Assist. Prof. Dr. Khor Jing Huey

  1. Privacy Preserving Protocols
  2. Internet of Things (IoT)
  3. Blockchain Technology
  1. Public Blockchain-based Federated Learning for Resource-constrained IoT Devices
  2. Cognitive Radio Boosted Communication Coverage Extension for Environment-Aware Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Experiencing Non-Line-of-Sight Situations
  3. Exploring patients' medical data-sharing activities using social media applications among healthcare providers.

Assist. Prof. Dr. Karim Ashari

  1. Repetitive structures
  2. Vibration
  3. Acoustic black holes
  1. Vibrational characteristics of repetitive structure embedded with acoustic black hole effect 

Assist. Prof. Dr. Ch’ng Shiau Ying

  1. Mechanics of Polymer
  2. Materials Modeling
  1. Fabrication and characterization of green composite 
  2. Constitutive modeling of mechanical properties of electrospun polymeric membranes

Assist. Prof. Dr. Wong Kok Hoe

  1. Wind Energy
  2. Vertical Axis Wind Turbine
  3. Computational fluid dynamic (CFD)
  4. Wind tunnel testing
  5. Product design and manufacturing
  1. Variable diameter vertical axis wind turbine
  2. Aerodynamic performance of a biomimetic wind turbine inspired by ventral pleats
  3. Expandable and morphing savonius rotor

Assist. Prof. Dr. Beh Shiao Lin

  1. Experimental fluid flow
  2. Numerical heat transfer
  1. Performance of gravitational water vortex power plant
  2. Fast local transient solution for a field problem using asymptotic waveform evaluation

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ng Jo-Han

  1. Biofuels (Biodiesel & Biojet Fuels)
  2. Combustion 
  3. Transesterification
  4. Energy-Water-Food Nexus
  5. Sustainability
  1. Biojet Fuels for Green and Sustainable Aviation
  2. Microfluidic Devices for Sustainable Biodiesel Transesterification
  3. Energy-Water-Food (EWF) Nexus for Sustainable Transport Sector to Achieve Carbon Neutrality

Assist. Prof. Dr. Adrian Wei-Yee Tan

  1. Metal additive manufacturing 
  2. Thermal spray technology 
  3. Metallic and composite coatings
  4. Micro- and nanostructure, and mechanical analysis
  1. Study of thermal sprayed coatings for automotive and aerospace applications
  2. Study of metallic depositions by wire-arc additive manufacturing for restoration of metal structures
  3. Laser welding of metallic materials for industrial applications

Assist. Prof. Ir. Dr. Ahmad Syahrin Idris

  1. Internet of Things (IoT)
  2. Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  3. Automated Bio-Manufacturing
  1. Characterization and analysis of cell culture growth for automated bio-manufacturing using AIoT towards IR4.0

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Varun Thangamani

  1. Experimental aerodynamics
  2. Flow oscillations and control
  3. Energy harvesting
  1. Metaheuristics-based dynamic reconfiguration strategy to mitigate photovoltaic array mismatch loss due to partial shading conditions (open for PhD applications)
  2. Comprehensive monitoring and fault diagnosis of photovoltaic system utilizing online parameter extraction of current-voltage characteristics (open for PhD applications)

Assist. Prof. Dr. Chin Vun Jack

  1. Solar photovoltaic systems.
  2. Artificial intelligence and soft-computing techniques.
  3. Fault detection and diagnosis of photovoltaic systems. 
  4. Grid integration of renewable energy resources.
  5. Smart farming technologies
  1. Semi-supervised Learning Based Parametric Study of PV Array Output Characteristics for the Diagnosis and Quantification of Concurrent Faults
  2. Self-correcting heuristics for dynamic reconfiguration of photovoltaic system to achieve optimal performance under faulted conditions (open for PhD applications)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Siow Yong Low

  1. Acoustics signal processing
  2. Sparse reconstruction – compressed sensing
  3. Multi-sensor fusion & multichannel processing
  1. Modulation domain framework for acoustic signal processing
  2. Violating Nyquist sampling theorem with sparse signal reconstruction 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Won SeungHwan 

  1. Optimal synchronisation in wireless communications
  2. MIMOs in mmW & sub-Terahertz communications
  3. Non-terrestrial networks assisted communications
  4. Intelligent Drone Navigation
  5. Intelligent Internet of Things
  1. Hierarchically Layered Non-Terrestrial Communications for the ‘Always-On’ Intelligent Information Society 
  2. Intelligent Multi-Sensor Fusion Schemes for Environment-Aware Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Applications 
  3. Deep Reinforcement Learning (DRL) Aided Autonomous Navigation for Environment-Aware Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Applications 
  4. Cognitive Radio Boosted Communication Coverage Extension for Environment-Aware Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Experiencing Non-Line-of-Sight Situations

Assist. Prof. Dr. Heng Wei Wei

  1. Health monitoring
  2. Biomedical signal processing
  3. Artificial Intelligence
  1. Deep Reinforcement Learning Aided Autonomous Navigation for Environment Aware Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Application
  2. Design and Optimization of a Wearable Sensor for Hair Growth Monitoring
  3. Quantification of Myocardial Fibrosis and Prediction of Sudden Cardiac Death using Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Images

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lenin Gopal

  1. Cooperative Wireless Communications
  2. Smart Grid 
  3. Machine Learning
  1. Robust Beamforming design for Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces (RIS) with partial channel information 
  2. Machine learning  Based Prediction Model for Voltage fault in the hybrid AC/DC Microgrids
  3. Real-time Cyber-Attack Detection Algorithm for Wireless Sensor Networks in Microgrid Systems using Reinforced Learning Approach

Assist. Prof. Dr. Grace Chai Mei Ting

  1. Semiconductor devices
  2. Spectroscopy studies
  3. Intelligent Fall Prevention System 
  4. Computer Vision for Engineering Application
  1. Computer Vision for Engineering Application
  2. The study of carbon-doped ZnO nanostructures and the photoluminescence for photocatalytic applications
  3. Intelligent Fall Prevention System