Postgraduate research opportunity

Engineering Research Opportunities for PhD/Masters (Research)

The School of Engineering presents various research opportunities for potential PhD/Masters(Research) students. The list below shows a non-exhaustive list of the research projects our researchers are undertaking. Contact the respective researcher to discuss about the opportunity.

Chemical Engineering
Supervisor Tentative Title/ Area of Research Stipend Available Eligibility Criteria
Professor Chai Siang Piao Advanced photocatalysis for environmental and sustainable energy production Yes CGPA>3.67
Assoc. Prof. Chong Meng Nan 1. Z-scheme Photocatalytic System for Chemicals Synthesis Yes CGPA>3.00
2. Next-generation Supercapacitor and Battery Materials for Energy Applications Yes CGPA>3.00
3. Functional Thin Films for Photocatalytic CO2 Reduction and Water Splitting Yes CGPA>3.00
4. Bioelectrochemical System for Green Energy Production and Chemical Synthesis Yes CGPA>3.00
Dr. Edward Ooi Chien WeiMolecular dynamics simulation studies of thermostabilization of industrially important proteins by cholinium-based ionic liquidsYesMalaysia only,
Dr Estee Yong Direct Carbon Fuel Cell No CGPA>3.67
Dr. Ho Yong Kuen Modelling Lignocellulose Digestion by A Microbial Consortia: Population Balances Interlinked with Regulation-Structured Dynamic Metabolic Model based on Cybernetic Principles No CGPA>3.67
Dr Irene Chew Mei Ling Sustainable process design/LCA for waste-derived material/energy Yes CGPA>3.67
Dr Lee Chern LeingInvestigation into the Interaction of Silica Nanoparticles and Amphiphilic Polymers in a Sprayed Coated Nanocomposite FilmYesMalaysia only,
Dr Poh Phaik Eong1. Anaerobic co-digestion of household wastes for sustainable solid waste management No Malaysia only,
First Class Honours
2. Optimisation of Hybrid and Decentralised Green Urban Water Infrastructure Under a Changing ClimateYesCGPA>3.67
Dr Poovarasi BalanDevelopment of anti-corrosive coatings for biomedical implantsNoCGPA>3.67
Civil Engineering
Supervisor Tentative Title/ Area of Research Stipend Available Eligibility Criteria
Dr. Ahmad Mousa 1. Georisk and Forensics of Earth Structures Yes CGPA>3.67
2. Use of Industrial and Natural By-products in Pavement Systems Yes CGPA>3.67
3. Probabilistic Evaluation of Geohazards Yes CGPA>3.67
Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering
Supervisor Tentative Title/ Area of Research Stipend Available Eligibility Criteria
Assoc. Prof. Lan Boon Leong 1. Relativistic quantum dynamics for quantum engineering applications No CGPA>3.67
2. Biomedical Signal Processing for Early Detection of Diseases No CGPA>3.67
Dr. Ajay Achath MohananFlexible Surface Acoustic Wave Devices Integrated with ZnO Nanostructures as Sensing MediumYesMalaysia Only,
Dr. Charles Raymond SarimuthuDevelopment of Synchronverter Controller for Improved Integration of Renewable Energy Sources to the GridNoNone
Dr. Maxine Tan Deep Learning for Medical Imaging Yes Malaysia Only, CGPA>3.00
Dr. Patrick Ho Logic synthesis algorithm of Hardware Description Language into memristor Gate-level Design No Malaysia Only, CGPA>3.67
Mechanical Engineering
Supervisor Tentative Title/ Area of Research Stipend Available Eligibility Criteria
Dr. Arshad Salema Optimization of biomass pyrolysis process using hybrid Artificial intelligence Yes Malaysia only,
Dr. Chiew Yeong Shiong Biomedical Engineering : mechanical ventilation No CGPA>3.00
Dr. Foo Ji JinnUnique turbulence generation on heat sink thermal dissipationYesMalaysia only,
Dr Hamidreza Namazi 1. Fractal based modelling of the influence of external stimuli on heart reaction No CGPA>3.00
2. Fractal based analysis of the synchronization between brains activities in human to human interactions No CGPA>3.00
3. Complexity based analysis of the correlation between human voice and brain signal No None
4. Analysis of the correlation between human muscles activities in response to different stimuli No None
5. Analysis and modelling of the effect of external stimuli on human muscle reaction Yes CGPA>3.00
Dr Lau Ee Von Interactions of multiple bubbles in the flotation technology to enhance oil recovery No None
Dr. Ooi Ean Hin Study on ocular hydrodynamics and biomechanics Yes Malaysia only,
Dr. Pooria Pasbakhsh 1. Self-healing of superelastomers Yes CGPA>3.67
2. Self-healing concretes Yes CGPA>3.67
Mechatronics Engineering
Supervisor Tentative Title/ Area of Research Stipend Available Eligibility Criteria
Professor Rajendran Parthiban Internet of Things using Visible Light Communications Yes CGPA>3.67
Dr. Veera Ragavan 1. Ontology driven design of Cyber-Physical Systems Yes CGPA>3.67
2. Modeling of Cyber-Physical Systems Yes CGPA>3.67

Monash Graduate Research Merit Scholarships

Round 3 Application Deadline: 28 June 2019


For all research degrees in priority areas of research at Monash University Malaysia.


Applicants must meet the minimum admission requirements (academic and English language proficiency) for the relevant research degree. In general, this is equivalent to a high distinction average (H1/H1E or First Class Honours as per MGE's assessment at admission) from a recognised university. Selection for a scholarship will be based on academic achievement, research publications (ISI papers preferred) and research experience or research related awards.

Applicant is also responsible to make contact with potential supervisors to express an interest in one of their projects or to discuss potential projects. You can find the profiles of the lecturers in our Research Profile.

Scheme Availability & Benefits

Each scholarship covers 100% of the tuition fees, plus a living allowance as follows:

Master of Engineering Science (Research) - RM2,600/month (up to 24 months of candidature).

Doctor of Philosophy - RM2,600/month (up to 42 months of candidature).

Important Notes

Prospective scholarship applicants fulfilling the scholarship criteria/eligibility should submit their application online via:

Higher Degree by Research Scholarship Application Form (School of Engineering / AEP 2019)

Upon submission of the form online, the candidate will be required to submit their evidences for awards and publications to the  School Research Office via email:

Please title your e-mail: <Name> Monash Graduate Research Merit Scholarship Documents

Please note that all applications for this scholarship should be made after an offer letter for admission to Monash University Malaysia has been received. Applications will be made using Higher Degree by Research Enquiry and Admissions Management System (HigherDREAMS). Kindly contact the School Research Office and we will guide you through the process.

Documentations required to evaluate scholarship applicants (CV, referee reports, academic transcripts, and qualification) will be extracted directly from HigherDREAMS. Any additional documents required from the candidate will be requested directly by School Research Office.

School of Engineering/ AEP Scholarship Round (for Year 2019)

Scholarship Round


Round 1 /2019

12 Dec 2018 (closed)

Round 2/2019

12 April 2019 (closed)

Round 3/2019

28 June 2019 (open)

Campus Competitive Round / 2019 **TBA

** Subject to scholarship (slot) availability

If interested, you should contact the Supervisor directly to discuss further on the project that interests you. You will find details of the researchers working in your field of interest from this link:-

Our School's Research Profile can be found here.

For information on the fees, click here.

For any further inquiries, you may contact:

Research Office, School of Engineering, Monash Malaysia (Sunway)


Last update: 29 April 2019