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Second Call 2019

Business and Economics
# Title of the Project Principal Investigator Co-Investigators Duration Budget Commencement Date Date of Completion
1 The impact of Corporate Culture, HRM, and Management commitment on operational performance through JIT Prof. Dr. Salma Karim
School of Business and Economics (SoBE), United International University
Dr. Md. Qamruzzaman
Assistant Professor, School of Business and Economics (SoBE), United International University
7 Months Taka 361,000 9 February, 2020 September 8, 2020
2 Impact of Responsible Leadership on Socially Responsible HRM and Employee Outcome in the Banking Sector of Bangladesh Dr. Farid A. Sobhani
Professor, School of Business & Economics (SoBE), United International University
1. Dr. Amlan Haque
Lecturer & Researcher, School of Business and Law, Central Queensland University (Sydney Campus), Australia

2. Dr. Shafiqur Rahman
Vice-President, Australian Academy of Business Leadership, Sydney
12 months Taka 499,000 11 February, 2020 10 February, 2021
3 Corporate Natural Resource Efficiency and Environmental Performance in Bangladesh: Measures, Evaluation, and Management for Sustainable Development Dr. James Bakul Sarker
Associate Professor School of Business & Economics (SoBE) United International University
Suborna Barua
Assistant Professor Department of International Business University of Dhaka
24 months Taka 783,275 13 August, 2020 12 August, 2022
4 Effects of Remittance and Financial innovation on stock market in Bangladesh through the channel of financial development Dr. Md. Qamruzzaman
Assistant Professor, School of Business and Economics (SoBE), United International University
Prof. Dr. Salma Karim
School of Business and Economics (SoBE), United International University
7 Months Taka 434,775 9 February, 2020 8 September, 2020
Science and Engineering
1 Implementation of 3D model to assess the performance improvement of a software company Dr. Hasan Sarwar
Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, United International University
1. Teresa Goncalves
Assistant Professor, University of Evora

2. Mohammad Shahadat Hossain Chowdhury
Chief Knowledge officer, Consultant IT & ERP, Odittyaw Solutions
18 Months Taka 1,131,000 15 July, 2020 14 January, 2022
2 Towards IoT and ML Driven Health Risk Prediction System Dr. A.K.M. Muzahidul Islam
Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, United International University
Dr. Ashir Uddin Ahmed
Associate professor, Department of Advanced Information Technology, Faculty of Information Science and Electrical Engineering Kyushu University, Japan
12 Months Taka 498000 1 July, 2020 30 June, 2021
3 Numerical model, analysis, and optimization of agro-photovoltaic systems Prof. Dr. M. Rezwan Khan
Executive Director, Institute for Advanced Research (IAR), United International University"
1. Dr. M. Ryyan Khan
Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, East West University

2. Dr. Anisul Haque
Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, East West University
16 Months Taka 495,000 February 9, 2020 June 8, 2021
4 Development of Low-Cost Technology for remote Pediatric Cardiac Consultation Prof. Dr. Raqibul Mostafa
Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE) and Dean, School of Science and Engineering (SoSE), United International University
1. Prof. Dr. Khawza I Ahmed
Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE) and Director, Center for International Affairs and Cooperation (CIAC), United International University

2. Dr. M Nurul Akhtar Hasan
FCPS, Pediatric Intensivist & Associate Professor, Pediatric & Congenital Cardiac Program, Children & Women Cardiac Unit, National Heart Foundation Hospital & RI

3. Dr. Ahsan Habib Khandoker
Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Khalifa University, UAE
24 Months Taka 1,335,000 1 August, 2020 31 July, 2022
5 Integration of multi-modal data focused on time, frequency and space to create localized and high-level features for improved BCI Dr. Kaled Masukur Rahman
Associate Professor, Dept. of EEE, United International University
24 Months Taka 495,000 February 9, 2020 February 8, 2022
6 Islanding detection, Low-Voltage Ride-Through (LVRT) and Grid Voltage Rise Control Strategy Implementation in battery connected Smart Grid System Dr. Md Rukonuzzaman
Associate Professor, Dept. of EEE, United International University
Dr. Md. Rabiul Islam
Lecturer, School of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering (SECTE), University of Wollongong, NSW 2522, Australia Member, Australian Power Quality and Reliability Center (APQRC).
18 Months Taka 940,000 16 August, 2020 15 February, 2022
7 Islanding detection, Low-Voltage Ride-Through (LVRT) and Grid Voltage Rise Control Strategy Implementation in battery connected Smart Grid System Abdullah Al Mamun
Lecturer, Dept. of CSE, United International University
1. Mr. Mohd Moniruzzaman
Assistant Professor Dept. of CSE United International University

2. Dr. Ghulam Muhammad
Professor, King Saud University
12 Months Taka 499,000 9 March, 2020 8 March, 2021

First Call 2019

Institute for Advanced Research (IAR) of United International University (UIU) has awarded research grants for multidisciplinary Projects. Applications were submitted online through the IAR website in response to the 1st call for Proposal on 6 May, 2019.

The evaluation committee approved 11 proposals and IAR awarded BDT 9,257,171 to the researchers who successfully completed all the assessment procedures. Among these selected projects, 6 (six) Business and Economics based projects received BDT 6,728,400, 3 (three) Proposals with Science and Engineering based topics had received BDT 2,297,271 and the rest of the BDT 231,500 were awarded to the proposals based on English discipline.

Business and Economics
# Title of the Project Principal Investigator Co-Investigators Duration Budget Commencement Date Date of Completion
1 Behind Attitude and Purchase Intention: Factors Influencing Organic Food Consumption in Bangladeshi Retail Chain Users Mr. Sarker Rafij Ahmed Ratan
Assistant Professor
School of Business & Economics (School of Business & Economics (SoBE)
United International University (UIU)"
1. Dr. Huam Hon Tat
Professor, Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Putra Business School (PBS)
University Putra Malaysia (UPM)
2. Dr. Mohammad A Ashraf
Associate Professor,
Department of Economics United International University (UIU)
13 Months 499,000.00 1 October, 2019 31 October, 2020
2 Materialistic Value-Orientation and Perceived Social Stress: The Role of Religiosity and Locus of Control Mr. Muhammad Rehan Masoom
Assistant Professor
School of Business & Economics (School of Business & Economics (SoBE)
United International University (UIU)
- 24 Months 498,000.00 1 October, 2019 30 September, 2021
3 Voluntary disclosure in transition economy : An evidence from Bangladesh Mr. Mofijul Hoq Masum
Assistant Professor
School of Business & Economics (School of Business & Economics (SoBE)
United International University (UIU)
1. Dr. Ahmed Razman Abdul Latiff
Associate Professor
Putra Business School
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
2. Dr. Mohammad Noor Hisham Osman
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Economics and Management
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
14 Months 499,000.00 1 October, 2019 30 November, 2020
4 Influence of Occupational Hazards on Employee Turnover Intention: The Case for Readymade Garments Industry of Bangladesh Ms. Mimnun Sultana
Assistant Professor
School of Business & Economics (School of Business & Economics (SoBE)
United International University (UIU)
1. Dr. Mohd Hasanur Raihan Joarder
Professor
School of Business & Economics (School of Business & Economics (SoBE)
United International University (UIU)
2. Dr. Rashed Osman
Associate Professor
School of Business & Economics (School of Business & Economics (SoBE)
United International University (UIU)
3. Dr. Md. Rabiul Islam Professor
Associate Professor
School of Business & Economics (School of Business & Economics (SoBE)
United International University (UIU)
18 Months 483,000.00 1 October, 2019 31 March, 2021
5 Understanding the dynamics among trust, knowledge exchange, informal learning and skills development in the rural communities of Bangladesh Mr. Mohammad Tohidul Islam Miya
Assistant Professor
School of Business & Economics (School of Business & Economics (SoBE)
United International University (UIU)
1. Dr. Abureza M Muzareba
Associate Professor, Department of Marketing University of Dhaka
2 . Dr. Muhammad Ismail Hossain
Professor, Department of Marketing
University of Dhaka
3. Dr. Nasrin Akter
Professor, Department of Marketing
University of Dhaka
4. Dr. Nahid Rezwana
Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Environment
University of Dhaka.
36 Months 2,450,500.00 15 October, 2019 14 October, 2022
6 Reconstruction of Shabolombee Gram: Exploring local people’s practices of sustainable development and sustainability Dr. Hamidul Huq
Director, Institute of Development Studies & Sustainability (IDSS), United International University (UIU)
1. Dr. M. Anwar Hossen
Professor, Department of Sociology
University of Dhaka
2.Mr. Md. Mizanur Rahman
Research Fellow
Institute of Development Studies and Sustainability (IDSS)
United International University (UIU)
36 Months 2,298,900.00 15 October, 2019 14 October, 2022
Science and Engineering
1 Design and development of a Brain Computer Interface (BCI) based Neuromarketing System and evaluation of its feasibility for marketing research in Bangladesh Dr. Khondaker Abdullah -Al-Mamun
Professor, Dept. of CSE
United International University (UIU)
1. Dr. Khandoker Mahmudur Rahman
Associate Professor
School of Business & Economics (SoBE)
United International University (UIU)
2. Dr. Syed Ferhat Anwar
Professor & Director
Institute of Business Administration (IBA)
Dhaka University
3. Dr. Ravi Vaidyanathan
Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Biomechatronics
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Imperial College, London
4. Tom Chau
Professor, Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering
University of Toronto and Senior Scientist
Raymond Chang Foundation Chair in Access Innovations
Vice President of Research & Director
Bloorview Research Institute
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
5. Dr. Farhana Sarker
Managing Director, CMED Health Limited"
24 Months 1,499,271.00 15 October, 2019 14 October, 2021
2 Application of Machine Learning Techniques for Microstrip Antenna Design and Optimization Mr. Mohammad Moniruzzaman
Assistant Professor, Dept. of CSE
United International University (UIU)
1. Dr. Md. Rafiqul Islam
Professor, Faculty of Engineering
International Islamic University Malaysia
2. Sharif Tanvir Rahman
Big Data and Cloud Consultant
Dynamic Solution Innovators Ltd., Bangladesh
12 Months 498,000.00 1 October, 2019 30 September, 2020
3 Computation of Optimal Control for Differential Algebraic Equations (DAE) with Engineering Applications Mr. Mahtab Uddin
Assistant Professor
Institute of Natural Sciences (INS)
United International University (UIU)
Dr. Mohammad Monir Uddin
Assistant professor, Department of Mathematics and Physics
North south University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
18 Months 300,000.00 1 October, 2019
Multidisciplinary
1 Development of a Framework for a Sustainable Quality Education Ensuring Students’ Satisfaction and Job Market Skills at Tertiary Level of Bangladesh Prof. Dr. Hasnan Ahmed
Pro Vice Chancellor
United International University (UIU)
1. Dr. Mohammad A. Ashraf
Associate Professor, Dept. of Economics, UIU

2. Prof. Dr. Kabirul Islam
Director of Research, Daffodil International University
24 Months 890,000 29 December, 2019 28 December, 2021
2 A comparative study between the effectiveness of reading- only condition and reading- while- listening condition in incidental vocabulary acquisition Mr. Md. Didar Hossain
Assistant Professor, English Language Institute (ELI)
United International University (UIU)
Dr. Md. Kamrul Hasan
Assistant Professor, English Language Institute
United International University (UIU)"
9 Months 110,500.00 1 October, 2019 30 June, 2020
3 The Correlation and Prediction of Depth of Vocabulary Knowledge to Academic Listening Comprehension among Tertiary Level Students Dr. Md. Kamrul Hasan
Assistant Professor, English Language Institute United International University (UIU)
Singhanat Nomnian, Ed.D.
Associate Professor, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia
Mahidol University Phutthamonthon Sai 4, Salaya, Nakhon Pathom ,Thailand
12 Months 121,000.00 1 October, 2019 30 September, 2020

Second Call 2016

# Project Title Principal Investigator Co - Investigators Amount
1 Probabilistic methods for filling gaps in genome assemblies Dr. Swakkhar Shatabda
Associate Professor - CSE Dept.
Taka 410,000
2 The Glass Ceiling Effect: A Case Study on Financial Institutions of Bangladesh Ms. Taskina Ali
Assistant Professor - SoBE
Taka 480,000
3 Worker Remittances and Their Effect on the level of lnvestment in Bangladesh: An Empirical Analysis Prof. Dr. Abul Hasnat Md. Golam Azam
Dean - SoBE, UIU
Ms. Nusrat Jahan
Lecturer - Dept. of Economics
Taka 333,600
4 Acoustic Waves with Relativistic Effects in Degenerate Electron-Ion Dense Plasma Ms. Lutfun Nahar
Lecturer - INS
1. Prof. Dr. Md. Abu Saklayen
Professor - Physics and Director - INS & Proctor, UIU

2. Mr. Md. Asaduzzaman Lecturer - Physics, INS, UIU
Taka 360,000
5 Stock market response to the changes of macroeconomic fundamentals in Bangladesh: The role of financial news media Dr. Md Mohan Uddin
Associate Professor - SoBE
Taka 977,520
6 Development of a secured Vehicular Cloud Networking framework by integrating Cognitive Radio and Internet of Things Mr. Mohammad Mamun Elahi
Assistant Professor - CSE Dept.
Taka 360,000
7 Strategic Destination Image for Tourism Development: A Comparative Study between Langkawi and Cox's Bazar Dr. Md. Shariful Alam
Assistant Professor - SoBE
1. Dr. Md. Abdul Hai
Professor– Dhaka City College; Visiting faculty, SoBE, UIU

2. Dr. Mohd. Hasanur Raihan Joarder
Professor & Director, IBER, UIU
Taka 6,00,000
8 Theory of Planned Behavior & Organic Food Purchase: A Case Study in Bangladesh Dr. Mohammad A. Ashraf
Associate Professor - Dept. of Economics
1. Dr. Mohd. Hasanur Raihan Joarder
Professor & Director, IBER, UIU

2. Sarker Rafij Ahmed Ratan
Assistant Professor - SoBE, UIU
Taka 480000
9 Measuring Community Empowerment through Ecotourism Mr. S. M. Asif Ur Rahman
Assistant Professor - SoBE
Taka 426000
10 Development of Novel Low Cost Technology for Screening Cardiac Complications in Pre-diabetic and Diabetic Population in Bangladesh Prof. Dr. Khawza I. Ahmed
Professor - EEE Dept.
1. Dr. Sharmin Parveen
Associate Professor and Head, Department of Health Informatics, Bangladesh University of Health Sciences, Darus Salam, Mirpur - 1, Dhaka

2. Dr. Ahsan Habib Khandoker
Associate Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Khalifa University, UAE

3. Dr. Hasan Sarwar
Professor, Dept. Of CSE, UIU

4. Prof. Dr. Raqibul Mostafa
Dean - SoSE, UIU
Taka 1,200,000
11 Graphene Nanoribbon Based FinFET Mr. Md. Zubair Alam
Lecturer - EEE Dept.
Dr. Md. Iqbal Bahar Chowdhury
Associate Professor, EEE Dept., UIU
Taka 360,000
12 ZnO-gated III-V Semiconductor Channel based Ion-sensitive FinFET "Mr. Khandker Akif Aabrar
Lecturer - EEE Dept.
Dr. Md. Iqbal Bahar Chowdhury
Associate Professor, EEE Dept., UIU
Taka 240000
13 A Novel Method of Enhancing Efficiency of Air-Conditioning System Prof. Dr. Md. Fayyaz Khan
Professor - EEE Dept.
(Transferred to Dr. Tishna Sabrina)
Taka 240000

First Call 2016

# Project Title Principal Investigator Co - Investigators Amount
1 Quality education and employee retention practices among Private Universities in Bangladesh: Mediating effects of organization commitment (OC) and perceived organizational support (POS) on HRM practices and employee retention Prof. Dr. Mohd Hasanur Raihan Joarder
Professor - SOBE & Director - IBER
Dr. Mohammad A Ashraf
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, SoBE, UIU
Taka 9,00,000
2 An Assessment of Impact of Social Performance of Microfinance Organizations on the Financial Performance of Microfinance Ventures Dr. Mohammad Badruddoza Mia
Asst. Professor - SOBE & Director - BBA Programs, UIU
Taka 5,86,500
3 Financial Consequences of Widowhood in Bangladesh: A Cross-sectional Study Mr. Raihan U. Amin
Adjunct Faculty - SOBE, UIU
Rehan Masoom
Asst. Professor - SoBE, UIU
Taka 487,700.00
4 Investigation of critical failure factors affecting the ERP implementation in textile and apparel industry of Bangladesh Ms. Fahim Tasneema Azad
Lecturer - SOBE, UIU
transferred to
Dr. Mohammad Badruddoza Mia (Co-Investigator)
Asst. Professor - SOBE, UIU
Dr. Mohammad Badruddoza Mia
Asst. Professor - SOBE, UIU
Taka 5,10,000
5 Bangla Onubad: An English to Bengali Machine Translator Prof. Dr. Mohammad Nurul Huda
(Professor - CSE Dept. & Coordinator - MSCSE Program)
1. Prof. Dr. Chowdhury Mofizur Rahman
Vice Chancellor, UIU

2. Dr. Khondaker Abdullah Al Mamun
Associate Professor, Dept. Of CSE, UIU

3. Mr. Suman Ahmmed
Assistant Professor, Dept Of. CSE, UIU

4. Faruq Ahmed Jewel
Consultant, Access to Information, Prime Minister’s Office, Dhaka. (Voluntary service)
Taka 5,10,000
6 Smart Computing and Data Storage at the Edge Cloud Prof. Dr. Salekul Islam
Professor & Head - Dept. Of CSE, UIU
Dr. Jean-Charles Grégoire
Associate Professor Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications (EMT) Research Centre Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) Montreal, Canada
Taka 4,00,000
7 Novel All-Carbon Based MIS Solar Cell Dr. Md. Iqbal Bahar Chowdhury
Associate Professor - Dept. Of EEE, UIU
Taka 3,60,000
8 Design theory of optical mode converter using photonic bandgap structure Dr. Intekhab Alam
Associate Professor & Head, Dept. Of EEE, UIU
Mohammad Wahiduzzaman Khan
Lecturer, EEE Dept, UIU
Taka 2,40,000
9 Nonlinear Collective Waves in Highly Charged Dusty Plasma Prof. Dr. Abu Saklayen
Director - INS & Proctor, UIU
Mr. Md. Asaduzzaman
Lecturer - Physics, INS, UIU
Taka 3,60,000