Postgraduate Research Centre

About Us

At KDU, we perceive the process of discovery as a creative and rigorous endeavour. We encourage such exploration by supporting the research and development of ideas, solutions and applications that will benefit our community.

KDU strives to inspire students and academic staff to share and serve in the academic field. The Postgraduate Research Centre (PGRC) at KDU aims to promote the enjoyment of learning and publishing research.

The KDU community is one that values learning and research at all levels. A dynamic range of workshops and programmes related to research and entrepreneurship exists to supplement the ongoing development of students and staff. In addition, KDU staff are supported in their quest to further deepen their expertise and network through research grants and conference support.
Articles 2019
  1. Wong, C. Y., & Fung, H. N. (2019). Caught-In or Breaking-Free from the Middle Income Trap: The Case of Malaysia. Seoul Journal of Economics, 32(1).
  2. Ahmad, A., Cheng, X. S., Paul, M. C., Dhar, A., Das, S., Ahmad, H., & Harun, S. W. (2019). Investigation of the Brillouin effect in highly nonlinear hafnium bismuth erbium doped fiber. Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, 61(1), 173-177.
  3. Karunanayaka, D. P., Arokiasamy, L., & Masri, R. (2019). The Effect of Perceived Value-In-Use in Student Advocacy Behavior of Private Higher Education Institution in Malaysia: A Conceptual Framework. Global Business & Management Research, 11(1).
  4. Ahmad, A., Cheng, X. S., Paul, M. C., Dhar, A., Das, S., Ahmad, H., & Harun, S. W. (2019). Self‐generating Brillouin fiber laser using highly nonlinear hafnium bismuth erbium‐doped fiber. Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, 61(6), 1651-1655.
  6. Wong, B. K. M., & Renganathan, T. S. (2019). Wearable Technologies in Organizations: Privacy, Efficiency and Autonomy in Work, A. Przegalinska (Ed.). Palgrave Pivot (2019). xiii+ 86 pp.,(eBk.),€ 44.02, ISBN: 978-3-030-00907-6. [Book Review]
  7. Nagentrau, M., Tobi, A. M., Sambu, M., & Jamian, S. (2019). The influence of welding condition on the microstructure of WC hardfacing coating on carbon steel substrate. International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials, 82, 43-57.
  8. NAGENTRAU, M., TOBI, A. L. M., JAMIAN, S., & OTSUKA, Y. (2019). Contact slip prediction in HAp coated artificial hip implant using finite element analysis. Mechanical Engineering Journal, 18-00562.
  9. Li, Q., & Tan, E. L. P. (2019). Alita: Battle Angel–A Step in the Right Direction for Anime Adaptations. Galactica Media: Journal of Media Studies, 1(1).
  10. Wong, B. K. M. (2019). Tourism Marketing for Small Businesses, S. Pike (Ed.), Goodfellow Publishers Ltd, Oxford (2018), vi+ 242pp.,(Hbk.),£ 85, ISBN: 9781911396352,(Pbk.),£ 34.99 ISBN: 9781911396345. [Book Review].

Conference Proceedings
  1. Nagentrau, M., Tobi, A. M., Omar, A. S., & Ismail, M. I. (2019, May). Preheat Treatment on the Tungsten Carbide Hardfacing: Microstructure Analysis. In IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (Vol. 505, No. 1, p. 012150). IOP Publishing.
  2. Almukhtar, A. A., Al-Azzawi, A. A., Cheng, X. S., Paul, M. C., Ahmad, H., & Harun, S. W. (2019, January). The effect of 980 nm and 1480 nm pumping on the performance of newly Hafnium Bismuth Erbium-doped fiber amplifier. In Journal of Physics: Conference Series (Vol. 1151, No. 1, p. 012013). IOP Publishing.
  3. Omar, A. S., Nagentrau, M., Tobi, A. L. M., & Ismail, M. I. (2019, January). Wear characteristic of wc hardfacing on carbon steel: effect of weldment current and layer. In Journal of Physics: Conference Series (Vol. 1150, No. 1, p. 012036). IOP Publishing.

Book Chapter
  1. Wong, C.Y., & Fung, H.N. (2019). Post catch-up science and techn. trajectories: Publish. and patenting activities of China and Korea. In Springer Handbook of Science and Technology Indicators. In Glanzel, W., Moed, H.F., Schmoch, U., & Thelwall, M. (Ed.) Berlin: Springer Nature.
  2. Tan, C. I. (2019). Linking the Elements of Learning, Assessment, and Play Experience in a Validation Framework. In Design, Motivation, and Frameworks in Game-Based Learning (pp. 93-122). IGI Global.
  3. Wong, B. K. M. & Ng, C. Y. N. (2019). Need Recognition and Motivation for Gastronomy, Chapter 12. In: S. K., Dixit (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Gastronomic Tourism. Milton Park: Routledge.
  4. Mogavvemi, S. & Wong, B. K. M. (2019). Marketing decision and customer reviews in Gastronomic Tourism, Chapter 35. In: S. K., Dixit (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Gastronomic Tourism. Milton Park: Routledge.
  5. Khoo, L. J. (2019). Design and Develop a Cybersecurity Education Framework Using Capture the Flag (CTF). In Design, Motivation, and Frameworks in Game-Based Learning (pp. 123-153). IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-6026-5.ch005 

Other Publications
  1. Wong, B. K. M. (2019, Jan 23). Leading Employees Towards Entrepreneurial Mindset. Available at

Articles 2017
  1. Haris, H., Harun, S. W., Muhammad, A. R., Anyi, C. L., Tan, S. J., Ahmad, F., ... & Arof, H. (2017). Passively Q-switched Erbium-doped and Ytterbium-doped fibre lasers with topological insulator bismuth selenide (Bi 2 Se 3) as saturable absorber. Optics & Laser Technology, 88, 121-127.
  2. Chiu-Shyan Soo,Wai-Sum Yap, Wei-Min Hon, Norhayati Ramli, Umi Kalsom Md Shah, Lai-Yee Phang. Improvement of hydrogen yield of ethanol-producing Escherichia coli recombinants in acidic conditions Electronic Journal of Biotechnology 26 (2017) 27–32.
  3. Tan, S. J., Haris, H., & Harun, S. W. (2017). Switchable Brillouin frequency multiwavelength and pulsed fiber laser. Chinese Optics Letters, 15(10), 101401.
  4. Jason Loh SW. A Policy Review of the Agricultural Sector from The Second to the Ninth Malaysia Plans. Journal of Alternative Perspectives in the Social Sciences (2016) Volume 7 No 3, 453-488.

Articles 2016
  1. LOH, J. S. W. (2016). The Politics of Technocracy in Malaysia (1957-2012). Jurnal Studi Pemerintahan: Journal of Government and Politics, 7(2), 208-239.​
  2. L Tawei, ZY Ng, MK Veerapen, RWK Yap, WM Hon, RLH Lim. Association of FTO 17817449 variant with obesity and the energy intake and physical activity parameters in Malaysian adolescents. Malaysian Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 1:16-23 (2016).
  3. Wong, C.W., Cheng, M.Y. & T.C. Lau, Impact of external job mobility and occupational job mobility on earnings, Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management (WOS, Scopus Indexed) Accepted on 26 July 2016.
  4. JosephNg, P. S., & Kang, C. M. (2016). Beyond Barebones Cloud Infrastructure Services: Stumbling Competitiveness During Economic Turbulence. Pertanika Journal of Science & Technology, 24(1).
  5. Raman, V., Perumal, S., Navaratnam, S., & Fazilah, S. (2016). Computer Assisted Counter System for Larvae and Juvenile Fish in Malaysian Fishing Hatcheries by Machine Learning Approach. JCP, 11(5), 423-431.
  6. Eaw, H.C. & Usha, R. (2016) A Study of the Mediation and Moderation Effect on Financial Literacy. International Journal of Exclusive Management Research, 6(9).
  7. Mohd Romzee Ibrahim and Ahmad Shuib (2016). Developing Sustainable Community-Based Tourism Enterprises through Amanah Ikhtiar Malaysia (AIM) in Semporna, Sabah: Opportunities and Challenges. Asia-Pacific Journal of Innovation in Hospitality and Tourism. Volume 5, Issue 3, 2016 (Special Issue).
  8. Simon Wood (2016). Recent Cases on Fundamental Liberties in the Federal Constitution.  Law Review [2016] 220-241.

Articles 2015
  1. Tiu, Z. C., Suthaskumar, M., Zarei, A., Tan, S. J., Ahmad, H., & Harun, S. W. (2015). Generation of switchable domain wall and cubic–quintic nonlinear Schrödinger equation dark pulse. Optics & Laser Technology, 73, 127-129.
  2. Tiu, Z. C., Ahmad, F., Tan, S. J., Ahmad, H., & Harun, S. W. (2015). Multi-wavelength Q-switched Erbium-doped fiber laser with photonic crystal fiber and graphene–Polyethylene oxide saturable absorber. Optik-International Journal for Light and Electron Optics, 126(17), 1495-1498.
  3. Tiu, Z. C., Arman, Z., Sin, J. T., Harith, A., & Sulaiman, W. H. (2015). Harmonic dark pulse emission in erbium-doped fiber laser. Chinese Physics Letters, 32(3), 034203.
  4. Tan, S. J., Tiu, Z. C., Harun, S. W., & Ahmad, H. (2015). Sideband-controllable soliton pulse with bismuth-based erbium-doped fiber. Chinese Optics Letters, 13(11), 111406.
  5. Arumugam, A., & Nor, A. (2015). Spot Welding Parameter Optimization To Improve Weld Characteristics For Dissimilar Metals. International Journal of Scientific and Technology Research, 4(1), 75-80.
  6. Jette, N. G., Singh, D. K. A., Nordin, N. A. M., Chang, S. H., Ha, T. H., Mokhtar, S. A., & Moore, A. (2015). Tri-planar lumbar range of motions in adults with chronic low back pain following sustained functional tasks. Physiotherapy, 101, e1402.
  7. Irawati, N., Suthaskumar, M., John, V., Ali, N. M., Ahmad, H., & Harun, S. W. (2015). Fabrication of polymer microfiber by direct drawing. Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, 57(4), 820-823.
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