Research Highlights from Faculties



Assess the blood LDL or "bad" cholesterol lowering ability through the lactic acid bacteria with probiotic characteristics isolated from a popular traditional fermented food; Tapai in Southeast Asia.
*Research Activity under Faculty of Applied Sciences & Computing


Tapai


Lactic acid bacteria

The extracted natural Xanthine Oxidase Inhibitors from Chrysanthemum morifolium are characterized by metabolomics approach. It can be used to inhibit the formation of urate crystal in the joint, which leads to gouty arthritis.
*Research Activity under Faculty of Applied Sciences & Computing


Chrysanthemum


Metabolomics

The efficacy study on the antineoplastic properties by photosensitized chlorophyll or its metabolites extracted from Clinacanthus Nutans (aka Sabah Snake Glass) and Strobilanthes Crispus (aka Black Faced General) for prevention and inhibition of cancerous tumor development.
*Research Activity under Faculty of Applied Sciences & Computing


Clinacanthus Nutans


Strobilanthes Crispus

Develop polyurethanes (PUs) based on bio-based polyols from plant oil and enhance its properties through incorporating nanoparticles and additives-filled for applications such as surface coatings, adhesives, sealants or potential new applications.
*Research Activity under Faculty of Applied Sciences & Computing


Bio-based Plant-oil for Development of PUs

Faculty of Applied Sciences and Computing
http://www.tarc.edu.my/fasc/research.htm

Using high-speed camera to capture the face micro-expression to identify head-pose variation based on the spatio-temporal face representation. The result can be used for identity verification, emotion classification, or other possible usage in law enforcement and security application.
*Research Activity under Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment


Face micro-expression
(images from CASME II dataset)

A novel machine vision framework (Malaysia Patent Application No.: PI 2016704599) that will work with the intelligent materials handling system to assist in real-time mechanical stability tests of natural rubber floccules (cis 1,4polyisoprene) during flocculation process (small rubber clump) in an aqueous medium.
*Research Activity under Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment


Process of Mechanical
Stability Test (MST)


Metabolomics

 

 

Faculty of Accountancy, Finance and Business
http://www.tarc.edu.my/fafb/research/objectives.htm