CURRENT R&D





Development of fly ash-reinforced automotive friction material

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Projek Leader:Dr. Mohd. Harun

Project Start:Feb 2011







Study on the Damage Mechanism in Fire Flare Boom at Ambient and Elevated Temperatures

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Projek Leader:Dr. Mohd. Harun

Project Start:Mac 2009







Performance analysis of computed radiography (CR) system

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Projek Leader:Khairul Anuar Mohd salleh

Project Start:Mac 2009







Development of Laser for NDT System

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Projek Leader:Mohd Yusnisyam

Project Start:2010







Portable Gamma Tomography for Detecting Corrosion Under Insulation of Pipeline

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Projek Leader:Roslan Bin Yahya

Project Start:2009







Integrated CFD and RTD in Pilot Plant Mixing Vessel

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Projek Leader:Noraishah Othman

Project Start:Mac 2009







Integrated CFD and RTD in Pilot Plant Mixing Vessel

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Objective:

1. To investigate the important hydrodynamics parameters in Pilot Scale Mixing Column
2. To validate radiotracer results using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Simulation

Project Leader:Noraishah Othman

Project Start:Mac 2009







Study of bubble column using hi speed camera

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Objective:

1. To determine the suitable parameters for mixing efficacy in bubble column
2. To measure the flow pattern of bubble for mixing profile

Project Leader: Noraishah Othman

Project Start: Mac 2009

 







Analysis of gamma ray interaction with thick walled column for safety purpose.

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Objective:

1. to develop a database result  for gamma scanning at various  wall thickness                                                                  

2. To obtain the optimum time at specific thickness for gamma-ray distribution by Monte Carlo simulation and experimental.

Project Leader: Dr. Nor Pa'iza  Mohamad Hasan

Project Start: 28/4/2010







Development of Portable Gamma System for Inspecting Pipe Blockages/Deposit Build-up Based on Gamma Backscattered Principle

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Objective:

To develop a scanning system based on gamma backscattered principle for detecting blockages/ deposit build-up in pipelines which are closely laid to each other. 
 

Project Leader: Roslan Bin Yahya

Project Start: Mei 2010







Prediction and Validation of Flow Characteristics in Nuclear Power Plant Secondary Cooling system using Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) and Electrical Capacitance Tomography (ECT).

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Project Leader: Ismail Mustapha

Project Start: 1 Jun 2010







Development of radioactive gold nanoparticle tracer for investigating multiphase system in process and nuclear power industries

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Objective:

a) To produce gold nanoparticle radiotracer with high hydrophilic and hydrophobic behavior using sol-gel techniques then apply the radiotracer technique for investigating multiphase system in process and nuclear power industries.
b) To study the stability of gold nanoparticle radiotracer at high temperature.
c) To study the characteristic of the gold nanoparticle radiotracer using Particle Size Analyzer, Transmission Electron Microscope, Scanning Electron Micoscope, Neutron Activation Analysis, and Energy Dispersive X-ray.

Project Leader: Mohd Amirul Syafiq Mohd Yunos

Project Starrt: Jun 10







Development of Advance Portable Gamma-ray Computed Tomography Instrumentation for Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) in Industrial Pipelines

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Project Leader: Roslan Bin yahya

Project Start: 2010







Development of Mobile Radioscopy System for Industrial Inspection

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Project Leader: Khairul Anuar Mohd Salleh

Project Start: 2010







Establishment of neutron calibration curve for water measurement in a bulky paper recycling

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Project Leader:Dr. Nor Pa'iza  Mohamad Hasan

Project Start: Oct 2010







Development of Transient Thermography System for Defect Detection in Reactor Shielding Material (Boronated Concrete)

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Project Leader: Mohd Zaki Umar

Project Start: Jan 2011







Fabrication and characterization of bimetal co-doped TiO2 thin film from local radioactive minerals

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Project Leader: Mahdi Ezwan Mahmoud

Project Start: Feb 2011







Development of bacterial mutants via radiation mutagenesis for enhanced bioconversion of oil palm empty fruit bunches to sugars

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Objective:

1. To obtain bacterial mutant(s) with improved cellulolytic and xylanolytic properties via radiation mutagenesis.
2. To evaluate the bioconversion of oil palm empty fruit bunches into sugars by improved bacterial mutant(s).

 

Project Leader: Dr Jong Bor Chyan

Project Start: 1 April 2010







Development of new chrysanthemum varieties for cut flower production through irradiation technology

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Objective:

1 .To identify optimum doses for ion beam- and gamma-irradiations in generating mutation for chrysanthemum.
2. To generate new chrysanthemum cut flower varieties with novel flower colour and morphology for low and highland cultivation.

ProjectLeader: Dr Zaiton Ahmad

Project Start: 10 Jun

 

 







Kajian Penghasilan Jenis/Varieti Baru Tanaman Renek Melalui Kejuruteraan Genetik

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Objective:

i. Mengkaji dan membangunkan teknik pengubahsuaian genetik (sinaran gamma dan alur ion) yang dapat memperbaiki ciri-ciri asal tanaman
ii. Menghasilkan varieti baru Turnera, canna dan Hibiscus rosa-sinensis dengan ciri jangkahayat bunga lebih panjang
iii. Menghasilkan varieti baru Turnera, canna dan Hibiscus rosa-sinensis dengan ciri warna bunga menarik dan saiz bunga yang besar
iv. Menyebarkan bahan tanaman berpotensi kepada pengusaha / pengguna landskap di Malaysia
i. Mengkaji dan membangunkan teknik pengubahsuaian genetik (sinaran gamma dan alur ion) yang dapat memperbaiki ciri-ciri asal tanaman
ii. Menghasilkan varieti baru Turnera, canna dan Hibiscus rosa-sinensis dengan ciri jangkahayat bunga lebih panjang
iii. Menghasilkan varieti baru Turnera, canna dan Hibiscus rosa-sinensis dengan ciri warna bunga menarik dan saiz bunga yang besar
iv. Menyebarkan bahan tanaman berpotensi kepada pengusaha / pengguna landskap di Malaysia

Project Leader: Dr Zaiton Ahmad

Project Start: Julai 2009







Radiation modification of sago starch for new applications

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Project Leader: Zainon Othman

Project Start: Nov 2007







Determination of Honey as a Radioprotecting Agent in Gamma Radiation-Induced DNA Damage in Human Skin

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Objective:

i. To determine the gamma irradiation effects on antioxidant enzyme activities (SOD, CAT and GPx) in human fibroblast cells treated with Gelam Honey, before, during and after exposure to gamma irradiation.
ii. To determine the effects of gamma irradiation on gene expression of gene related to DNA damages (ATM, p16, p53, p21 and GADD45) and gene related to antioxidant enzymes (SOD1, SOD2, CAT and GPx1) in human skin fibroblast cells treated with Gelam Honey, before, during and after exposure to gamma irradiation.
iii. To evaluate the mechanism of action of honey in protecting the human skin cell fibroblast exposure to gamma irradiation.

Project Leader: Tengku Ahbrizal Farizal Tengku Ahmad

Project Start: Jul 2010







Molecular markers for abiotic and biotic stress of rice mutant lines derived from mutagenesis by ionizing radiation.

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Objective:

1. To establish markers for blast disease resistance and drought tolerance in rice
2. To screen potential mutant lines of disease resistance and drought tolerance from generated rice mutant population

Project Leader: Dr Azhar Mohamad

Project Start: Jul 2010







Identification of Pleurotus sajor caju using molecular marker technique

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Project Leader: Rosnani  Abdul Rashid

Project Start: Jan 2011







Development of Gaharu Based Product to Enhance Gaharu Industries

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Project Leader: Mohd Fajri Osman

Project Start: Feb 2011







Mercury levels in Marine Fish of Malaysia

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Objective:

a) To develop and establish analytical capability and  reliable  method  for mercury determination in fish;
b) To determine the levels of mercury and its species in selected marine fishes (liver and muscle)  of Malaysia waters;
c) To conduct risk assessment analysis on fish consumption related to mercury and other metals exposure.

Project Leader: Nazaratul Ashifa Abdullah Salim

Project Start: Sept 2009







Study On Fate And Transport Of Pollutant In Sungai Linggi Using Radiotracer Techniques

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Objective:

To investigate the characteristics of pollutant transport in Sungai Linggi to assist national authorities on river conservation.

 

Project Leader: Jeremy Andy Anak Dominic

Project Start: Mac 2010







Studies of land-based Pollutants at Linggi river and estuarine environments using Natural Radioisotopes

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Objective:

To study land-based Pollutants at Linggi river and estuarine environments using Natural Radioisotopes

Project Leader: Yii Mei Wo

Proejct Start: April 2010







Distribution of radioactive contaminants Cs-137, Pu-239+240 and Am-241 in seawater and sediments of Sulu- Sulawesi Sea

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Objective:

1.To determine the concentration of radioactive contaminants in the marine environment of Sabah (Sulu-Sulawesi Sea).                                         

2. To enhance and strengthen Malaysian Marine Radioactivity Database.

Project Leader: Mohd Izwan Abdul Adziz

Project Start: April 2010







Lichen as bio-indicator for air monitoring and multi-element analysis by Neutron Activation Analysis and Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry”.Project Leader

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Project Leader: Shakirah Abd. Shukor

Project Start: Feb 2011







Development of Laboratory Automation System for Endotoxin Testing System and Elastomer Closures Cleaning System.

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Project Leader: Abd Jalil Abd Hamid

Project Start: May 2009







Development of herbal medicines for the treatment of breast cancer

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Objective:

To develop phytopharmaceuticals (standardized herbal medicine) from selected Malaysian medicinal plants for the treatment of breast cancer.

Project Leader: Shafii Khamis, Dr

Project Start: 2005







Development of herbal medicines for the treatment of diabetes mellitus

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Objective:

To develop phytopharmaceuticals (standardized herbal medicine) from selected Malaysian medicinal plants for the treatment of diabetes.

Project Leader Shafii Khamis, Dr.:

Project Start: 2005







Development of plant-derived drugs for cancer treatment

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Objective:

To isolate and identify lead compounds from selected medicinal plants as potential sources for antibreast cancer drugs.

Project Leader: Shafii Khamis, Dr

Project Start: 2005







Drug Delivery Study Using Gamma Scintigraphy

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Objective:

1. To develop and formulate sustained-release matrix tablets of ketoprofen using hydrophilic and hydrophobic polymer.
2. To study the effect of type, concentration and ratio of polymer on the in vitro drug release.

Project Leader: Ibrahim Ijang

Project Start: August 2009







development of epidermal growth factor receptor monoclonal antibody for the early diagnosis of head and neck cancer

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Objective: The objective of this research is to generate specific epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) monoclonal antibody (mab) against squamous cell carcinoma head and neck (SCHNN) cancer. The mab generated will be radiolabeled with iodine-131 and radiochemical purity of more than 95% will be used for further characterization to determine the immunoreactive and saturation binding properties. Radiolabeled mab showing high specificity and strong binding properties will be used for biodistribution study in nude mice.  

Project Leader: Karuppaiya a/l Annamalai

Project Start: Feb 2010







Development of system for determination of alumina content

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Project Leader: Yahaya Talib

Project Start: April 2010







Research & Development on Improving Product Performance of Personnel Protection Equipment (PPE): UV Formulations for Hard Armour Panel (HAP).

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Objective:

i. To develop cost effective formulations for UV curable coating materials for hard armour plates based on epoxy resins.
ii. To establish cost effective coating and curing processes for the materials.
iii. To reduce cycle time of production.

Project Leader: Dr Nik Ghazali Nik Salleh

Project Start: 2006







Synthesis Of Polyol-Silica (Polyol-Sio2) Organic-Inorganic Hybrid For Hard Coating

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Project Leader: Dr. Ishak Manaf

Project Start: July 2010







Development of an ultrasonic irradiation assisted extrusion-compounding system for exfoliation of nano-particles in thermoplastic matrices”.

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Project Leader: Mohd Faizal  Abd Rahman

Project Start: Jan 2011

 







Development of Novel in-situ Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes by Radiation Technique

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Project Leader: Mohd Hamzah Harun

Project Start: Jan 2011







Improvement of the MFDRD system for medical application: Digital image reconstruction and analysis

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Project Leader: Wan Hazlinda Ismai

Project Start: Oct 2009







Upgrading the Medical Physics Calibration Laboratory towards ISO/IEC 17025: Radiation Standards and Calibration in Diagnostic Radiology

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i. To upgrade the standard and calibration laboratory towards ISO/IEC 17025;
ii. To upgrade the standard and calibration laboratory in term of designing the automatic collimator and filter combination;
iii. To establish a standard ISO x-ray beam qualities for RQR, RQA and RQT based on IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) 61267: Medical diagnostic x-ray equipment – Radiation conditions for use in the determination of characteristics, 2005  and IAEA Technical Reports Series No. 457: Dosimetry in diagnostic radiology: An international code of practice, 2007;
iv. To establish the working standard for the calibration procedures of RQR, RQA and RQT; and
v. To establish and sustain the secondary standard equipments and facilities. 

Project Leader: Asmaliza bt Hashim

Project Start: May 2010







eSHEMS website

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Project Leader: Hasfazilah Hassan

Project Start: 22 January 2008







Development of Lead (Plumbum) Equivalent Thickness Gauge for Personnel Protective Equipment

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Project Leader: Norhayati Abdullah

Project Start: Jan 2011







Patient Dose Measurement In Malaysia’s General Practitioner(GP) Clinics

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Project Leader: Husaini Salleh

Project Start: Jan 2011







Patient Dose Optimization: Patient Radiation Doses During Interventional Radiological Procedures in PPUKM”.

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Project Leader: Mohd Khalid Matori







Development of Plasma Focus as an alternative source of neutron

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Project Leader: Abd  Halim Baijan

Project Start: 2006







Pembangunan Sistem kawalan bagi akselerator bertenaga rendah

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Project Leader: Mukhlis Mokhtar

Project Start: Jan 2010







Development of DNAA System

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Objective: 

i) Refurbish  existing Instrumental Neutron Activation -Delayed neutron analysis (INA-DNA) sytem as one of the  Instrument for Quantitave analysis in determination of fissile material e.g. Uranium (235U,) and Thorium (232Th).                   ii) To investigate/evaluate the reliability of the instrumental system in term of accuracy of the instrument

Project Leader: Zainudin Jaafar

Project Start: Jan 2010







Integration of Neutron Detection System

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Objective: 

To integrate the position sensitive detector (PSD) readout system, Mesydaq with the post-processing software for neutron detection.

Project Leader: Nolida Yussop

Project Start: Jan 2010







Automatic Dispenser System for Reagent Mixing Process

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Objective:

Develop Automation System Facilities for Reagent Mixing Process

Project Leader: Syirrazie Che soh @ Shaari

Project Start: Feb 2010







Density quantification and 3D visualization for radiograph images

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Project Leader: Khair'iah Yazid@Khalid

Project Start: August 2010