Research Centre

Centre for Applied Biomechanics (CAB)

Overview

Centre for Applied Biomechanics (CAB) was established under the directorship of Prof. Ir. Dr. Wan Abu Bakar bin Wan Abas in 2008. Over the years, the research centre under the Innovative Technology research cluster continues to uphold its mission of advancing the knowledge of biomechanics through basic science, clinical research and education for the benefit of the nation and humanity.

Through the Centre’s internal affiliations with specialized research laboratories at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, and its external affiliations with Sports Centre, Dentistry and Medicine Faculties, the dissemination of applied biomechanics knowledge across disciplines has seen an increase.

The Centre hopes that its continuous efforts in advancing the field of applied biomechanics will see more prolific outputs in the coming years and will surely prove itself an asset to the university and Malaysia.

Founder

Prof. Ir. Dr. Wan Abu Bakar Wan Abas
Department of Biomedical Engineering

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Centre for Innovative Construction Technology (CICT)

Overview

The centre is currently involved in fundamental of applied research and consultancy works. It also provides a platform for young & aspiring students to apply their fundamental knowledge learned in class to practice. As stated in the vision of the centre, the researchers are also involved in research on sustainable materials using locally available waste materials


Founder

Prof. Ir. Dr. Mohd Zamin Bin Jumaat
Department of Civil Engineering

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Centre for Product Design and Manufacture (CPDM)

Scope of Research

  • Ergonomics
  • Product Design
  • Manufacturing Processes and Technology
  • Robotics and Control
  • Sustainable Design and Manufacturing

Objectives

  1. As a platform for developing new products with advanced technology content and process to the industry and community.
  2. To develop new knowledge and new tools in product design and manufacture.
  3. To train staff and students in real world solutions of product design and manufacture.
  4. As a platform for multidisciplinary team to collaborate in product development
  5. To secure grants from various sources and effectively managing it.

Founder

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Siti Zawiah Md Dawal 
Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture

Centre for Separation Science & Technology (CSST)

Scope of Research

  • Membrane processes
  • Supercritical Fluid Extraction
  • Absorption and distillation processes
  • Adsorption and electrode position an new carbon materials
  • Recovery of useful products from biotechnology processes
  • Control and optimization of separation processes

Objectives

  1. To promote research in the fundamental and applied aspects of separation processes among the academic staff of the Department and other Researchers in University of Malaya.
  2. To facilitate collaboration between the researchers and other local agencies including other institutions, local industries and other agencies.
  3. To provide advice and consultancy on issues that pertain to the downstream processing of products that involve separation processes.
  4. To publish and disseminate research outputs in journals, monographs and bulletins.
  5. To offer courses and professional training in the relevant areas.

Founder

Prof. Dr. Mohamed Kheireddine Bin Taieb Aroua 
Department of Chemical Engineering
Centre for Transportation Research (CTR)

Overview

The Center for Transportation Research, in brief CTR, is a multi-disciplinary research unit comprising of academics and researchers from within the university who are involved in one way or another and having interest in the field of transportation.

CTR is presently based in the Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya and form part of the Center for Research at Faculty of Engineering, CReFE. The group has evolved through the collective effort of the academics, engineers and researchers from the Transportation Research Group (TRG), Department of Civil Engineering, University of Malaya as well as other related departments within the university.

Apart from conducting research projects and supervision of post-graduate research, CTR has also been active in providing professional consultancy services to both the public and private sectors. It has been the basic aim of the research group to share the experience and expertise within CTR with others for mutual benefit.

Founder

Prof. Ir. Dr. Mohamed Rehan Bin Karim
Department of Civil Engineering

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Centre of Advanced Manufacturing and Material Processing (AMMP)

Scope of Research

  • Advanced machining process
  • Biomaterial technology
  • Coating technology
  • CAD design & modeling
  • Surface engineering
  • Optical material processing
  • Joining technology
  • Micromachining
  • Industrial management
  • Computational simulation
  • Powder Metallurgy

Objectives

  1. To extend the expertise of members in various area of disciplines.
  2. To secure funds by obtaining grants & providing consultation services.
  3. To increase the number of publication in internationally recognized journals.
  4. To commercialized products from research conducted.

Founder

Prof. Dr. Mohd Hamdi Bin Abd Shukor 
Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture

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Centre of Advanced Materials (CAM)

Scope of Research

  • Materials with electronics, magnetic or electromagnetic functionality
  • Alloys (ferrous, non-ferrous and superalloys)
  • Material degradation (wear, corrosion)
  • Deformation and failure analysis
  • Ceramics and composites

Objectives

  1. To develop advanced materials of any group (metal, polymers, ceramics or composites thereof) and study their processing, properties and lifetime performance.

Founder

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hendrik Simon Cornelis Metselaar
Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Centre of Image and Signal Processing (CISIP)

Scope of Research

  • Image processing
  • Signal processing
  • Speech recognition, speech-to-text and speech enhancement

Objectives

  1. To address and solve critical technical challenges in image, video and signal processing applications by incorporating and improving the existing state-of-the-art methods.
  2. To enhance activities by working closer with the industry and other research Labs world-wide.
  3. To engage the services of renowned researchers in the field of image and signal processing.

Founder

Prof. Dr. Raveendran Paramesran 
Department of Electrical Engineering
Centre of Research in Applied Electronics (CRAE)

Scope of Research

  • Embedded technology
  • Control systems
  • Electronic biomedical devices
  • Electronic instrumentation and data acquisition systems
  • Digital communication circuits for wired and wireless applications
  • Fault tolerant control systems

Objectives

  1. The University of Malaya's Centre of Research for Applied Electronics believes in the innovative interaction of theories and challenging applications in the field of electronics.
  2. CRAE is strongly committed to providing a model environment using state-of-art systems and trained professionals operating within a cohesive structure to support international prominence of University Malaya's research and technology transfer efforts.

Founder

Prof. Dr. Mahmoud Moghavvemi 
Department of Electrical Engineering
Centre of Research in Energy Sciences (ENERGY)

Overview

The Centre for Energy Sciences was first established in 2000 in the Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya. In 2008, the Centre was recognized as one of UM’s Centres of Research. The core research areas are Renewable Energy (i.e. Biofuel and Biomass, Solar and Wind), Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation in Industrial, Commercial and Residential Settings, Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC&R) and Energy Policy.

Today, we comprise a research team members who have substantial experience in their respective fields. And the Centre is strongly committed in expanding the whole infrastructure to fulfill the research objectives of the University as well as national demands related to issues concerning energy sciences, particularly on energy security and sustainable development by focusing on research and teaching, technical training and consultancy, which leads to elevating UM ranking.

Founder

Prof. Dr. Masjuki Hj. Hassan 
Department of Mechanical Engineering