December 4, 2013, by Graham Kendall
UNMC Academic wins a Long Term Research Grant Scheme (LRGS)
This post was contributed by Dr Denny Ng, who we would like to offer congratulations to
Dr Denny Ng, an Associate Professor at the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, as well as the Centre of Excellence of Green Technologies (CEGT), is one of the project leaders who were awarded a Long Term Research Grant Scheme (LRGS) by the Ministry of Education (MOE), Malaysia. The project headed by Dr Denny Ng will last for four years, with a total allocated fund of RM 733, 000. A total of 4 PhD and 2 Master students will be funded by this project.
The overall theme of the LRGS project entitled Future Biorefineries: Unlocking the Potential of Fine Chemicals and Value Added Byproducts, which is headed by Prof. Ir. Dato’ Dr. Abdul Wahab Mohammad, Univesiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). The overall LRGS has been awarded a total of RM 6.75 million, with a total of six sub-projects headed by researchers from UKM, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and UNMC, respectively. This LRGS project is in collaboration with various Malaysian universities, such as UKM, UTP, USM, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP), Universiti Malaya (UM) and Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT). The project also involves a long term collaborator of UNMC, i.e. De La Salle University, Philippines.
This is the first successful LRGS project where a UNMC researcher serves as a leader for one of the sub-project. Prior to this successful bid, the same research team (consisting of Prof Dominic Foo, Dr Hon Loong Lam, Dr Nishanth Chemmangattuvalappil and Dr Denny Ng) has secured another LRGS grant that is headed by researchers in UPM and UTM.
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