• Faculty of Engineering
  • engine@um.edu.my
  • +6037967 5200

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.-


Dr. Nooranida Arifin
Third Floor, Block A
Faculty of Engineering,
Universiti Malaya
Tel : 03-7967 7661/7693
Fax : 03-7967 7661
Email : cab@um.edu.my

Centre for Innovative Construction Technology (CICT) is currently involved in fundamental 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.-


Prof. Ir. Dr. Ubagaram Johnson Alengaram
Centre for Innovative Construction Technology,
Department of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
Universiti Malaya
Tel: +603 - 7967632
Fax: +603 - 79675318
Email : johnson@um.edu.my

Centre for Product Design And Manufacture (CPDM)

Scope of Research

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


  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 teams to collaborate in product development
  5. To secure grants from various sources and effectively manage.-

Dr. Raja Ariffin Raja Ghazilla
Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing,
Block K,
Faculty of Engineering,
Universiti Malaya
Tel : +603-7967 5250
Email : r_ariffin@um.edu.my


Centre for Separation Science & Technology (CSST)

Scope of Research

  • Membrane science processes
  • Supercritical Fluid Extraction
  • Absorption and distillation processes
  • Adsorption and electrode position a new carbon materials
  • Biotechnology for resource recovery and waste remediation
  • Control and optimization of separation processes


  1. To promote research in the fundamental and applied aspects of separation processes among the academic staff of the Department and other Researchers in Universiti 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.-

Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Adeline Chua Seak May 
Department of Chemical Engineering 
Faculty of Engineering,
Universit Malaya
Tel : +603-79675291
Email : adeline@um.edu.my

The Center for Transportation Research, in brief CTR, is committed to encouraging and promoting collaborative work between practitioners and academics in various facets of transportation research relevant to the needs of Malaysia and beyond.  

Scope of Research

  • Transport Engineering & Planning 
  • Urban Transport Systems 
  • Transport Economics & Logistics
  • Sustainable Transport 
  • Traffic Safety & Road Accidents 
  • Transport Modes (Land, Water, Air)
  • Low Carbon Mobility 
  • Human Factors in Transport 
  • Transport Infrastructure


  1. To act as a centre for conducting research projects and supervision of postgraduate research in Universiti Malaya.
  2. To offer and provide professional consultancy services to both the public and private sectors. 
  3. To establish and enhance linkages with industry and other research institutions locally and abroad.
  4. To identify possible future directions, new designs and techniques for transportation infrastructure development and facility upgrading. 
  5. To introduce appropriate state-of-the-art technologies and recommend ways and means by which suitable technologies could be incorporated into our transportation systems.-

Dr. Yuen Choon Wah, P.Eng, P.Tech.
Block N, Level 3,
Faculty of Engineering,
Universiti Malaya
Tel : +603-7967 5339
Email : ctrum@um.edu.my 

Centre of Advanced Manufacturing and Material Processing (AMMP)

Scope of Research

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


  1. Extending the expertise of members in various areas of disciplines.
  2. Securing funds by obtaining grants and providing consultation services.
  3. Increasing the number of publications in internationally recognized journals.
  4. Commercializing products from research conducted.-

Prof. Datin Ir. Dr. Bushroa Abd. Razak
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Faculty of Engineering,
Universiti Malaya
Tel : +603-7967 7633
Email : ammp@um.edu.my 
Website :https://ammpcentre.um.edu.my/

Centre of Advanced Materials (CAM)

Scope of Research

  • Biomedical Materials
  • Environmental Remediation
  • Corrosion and Degradation
  • Electronic and Nanomaterials
  • Constitutive Modelling


To be an internationally renowned centre for research on advanced materials.


  1. ​​Promote full and active research participation of all members
  2. Encourage collaborative research with others internal and external to the centre
  3. Provide consultancy and partnerships to industry


  1. Excel as a premier materials research centre nationally and internationally
  2. Foster a multi- and inter-disciplinary collaborative research within and outside the centre
  3. Develop the research skills of its members
  4. Provide quality research opportunities and resources
  5. Promote good research practice and conduct-

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hendrik Simon Cornelis Metselaar
Department of Mechanical Engineering 
Faculty of Engineering,
Universiti Malaya 
Tel : +603-79674451/5204
Email : h.metselaar@um.edu.my

Centre of Image and Signal Processing (CISIP)

Scope of Research

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


  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 closely with the industry and other research labs worldwide.
  3. To engage the services of renowned researchers in the field of image and signal processing.-

Dr. Anis Salwa Mohd Khairuddin
Department of Electrical Engineering 
Faculty of Engineering,
Universiti Malaya
Tel : +603-79672139
Email : anissalwa@um.edu.my

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


  1. The Universiti 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 the international prominence of University Malaya's research and technology transfer efforts.-

Prof. Dr. Mahmoud Moghavvemi
Dept of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering,
Universiti Malaya
Tel : +603-79676817
​​​​​​Email : ​mahmoud@um.edu.my

The Centre for Energy Sciences (CES) was first established in 2000 in the Faculty of Engineering, Universiti 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 research team members who have substantial experience in their respective fields. And the Centre is strongly committed to expanding the whole infrastructure to fulfil 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.-

Prof. Dr. Chong Wen Tong
Dept of Mechanical Engineering,
Faculty of Engineering,
Universiti Malaya
Tel : +603-79676842
​​​​​​Email : ​energy@um.edu.my

Centre for Innovation in Medical Engineering (CIME)

Scope of Research

Enhance the applicability of advanced engineering in the healthcare industry of Malaysia in accordance with Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) initiative.


  1. To provide a center of excellence in Healthcare and Medical Engineering Innovation in the areas of research and development, consultancy, education, training and community service.
  2. To promote Medical-Healthcare Engineering applications through publication in ISI Journal, research, education and training
  3. To serve as a focal point for the industry, government, academia and the various disciplines of medicine seeking to integrate research technology with healthcare

Prof. Ir. Dr. Fatimah Ibrahim
Center for Innovation in Medical Engineering (CIME),
Department of Biomedical Engineering,
Faculty of Engineering,
Universiti Malaya
Tel : +60379676818
Email : cime@um.edu.my 
Website :  https://cime.my/

Centre for Research in Industry 4.0 (CRI4.0)

Scope of Research:

  • Obtaining funds
  • Publication in the area of IR4.0
  • Organise a series of national-level workshops on 14.0
  • Building a success story of 14.0
  • Conducting research activities
  • Generate 'national training protocols'
  • Prepare a comprehensive 'white paper'-road map


  1. To champion the R & D activities of Industry 4.0 in the country.
  2. To be the authoritative voice in the field of Industry 4.0 in Malaysia.
  3. To provide leadership to industries in adopting the implementation of Industry 4.0 technologies.
  4. To develop talent and expertise to support Industry 4.0 initiatives.
  5. To be an advisor to the relevant government agencies or units.
  6. To establish a collaborative network with other institutions to technology adoptions in the country.

Prof. Ir. Dr. Harikrishnan Ramiah
Address of centre: Motorola Lab,
Level 3, Block C,
Faculty of Engineering,
Universiti Malaya
Tel : 012-3520513
Email : hrkhari@um.edu.my / cri4.0@um.edu.my
Website : https://cri4.um.edu.my/

Water Engineering and Spatial Environmental Governance (WESERGE)

Scope of Research

  • Modelling and simulation-Hydrological and hydraulics, Meteorological, Flood, River and Water Quality 
  • River basin management
  • Smart Water Resources Management and Modelling
  • Water Supply and sewerage 
  • Stormwater Management
  • Remote sensing and GIS
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Coastal and Estuary Engineering


  1. To excel as a premier research centre in Malaysia.
  2. To foster multi- and inter-disciplinary collaborative research nationally and internationally
  3. To develop the research skill sets of its active members
  4. To promote good research etiquette and quality research resources

Dr. Muhammad Shazril Idris Bin Ibrahim
Research Cluster Unit,
DeputyVice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation),
Universiti Malaya
Tel : +603-79677679
Email : shazril.idris@um.edu.my

Centre for Printable Electronics (CPE)


The mission of CPE is to develop research and innovation of wearable healthcare solutions for patient monitoring based on mPERANTI to diagnose and care for cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and cancer. CPE research plans to produce a wearable healthcare device that has a good quality of the assessment result, suitability, comfortability and  cost reduction for diagnosing operation.


  1. To focus on energy-autonomous technology research to enable the creation of healthcare monitoring applications for the Malaysian market.
  2. Design electrodes developed from organic or inorganic novel materials for bio-sensing applications.
  3. Develop energy harvesting interface solutions that minimise losses and power consumption to achieve a lifetime-powered biosensor.
  4. Develop a flexible printable device of the proposed biosensor and analyse its efficiency and reliability.

Prof. Ir. Dr. Norhayati Soin
Centre of Printable Electronics,
Level 4, Research Management & Innovation Complex (RMIC),
Universiti Malaya
Tel : (+603) - 7967 2326
Email : cope@um.edu.my 
Website : https://cpe.um.edu.my

Last Update: 17/06/2022