Efficient product and process development and manufacturing are paramount for all the industrial activities and are the core theme of the Manufacturing and Industrial Process Research Division. Various novel technologies have emerged from the dedicated and coordinated activities of our members.We have established research projects and collaborations from various private and government agencies and much of our research has been funded by Shell, Petronas, Malaysian Palm Oil Board(MPOB), The Institute of Materials, The Project Management Institute and Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI).
The research groups within the Manufacturing and Industrial Processes Research Division are:
Food and Pharmaceutical Engineering (FPI)
The Food and Pharmaceutical Engineering Research Group works extensively to research and develop advanced technologies for processing of food and pharmaceutical products. We have a distinctive strength in developing advanced processing technology for producing excellent quality food and pharmaceutical products which contain high amount of medicinal bio-active ingredients beneficial to human health and developing value added products from bio-origin products which are marketable in health care industry.
We are also working towards the development of unit operations such as dehydrators, fryers, extractor and scrubbers for processing foods and pharmaceutical products. Additionally, we provide professional services and consultancy to companies wishing to develop new food and pharmaceutical products, diversify product range, and processing products with new technologies that yield better product quality and minimise operating cost.
Current partnerships an collaborations include the Ministry of Higher Education, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, and Ministry of Agriculture.
The Nanotechnology Research Group is actively engaged in broad, cutting-edge research activities in nano and advanced materials for a variety of novel technological applications. We are extremely successful in attracting external funding from government as well as from private sectors and are extensively involved in establishing substantial collaborations with renowned researchers nationally and internationally. We are also actively involved in providing collaborative technical services and consultations in the area of advanced materials and manufacturing to local/international research organisations, government-linked companies (GLC) and industries. A large number of international research publications have been made from our research activities.
- Synthesis and functionalisation of smart nanomaterials for efficient drug delivery systems
- Nanoengineering of advanced functional materials for nanophotocatalysis and organic photovoltaic application
- Microfluidics and miniaturisation technology for aerospace and molecular biology application
- Fabrication of novel bio-scaffold and brushite materials for tissue engineering
- Utilisation of ultrasonic and hydrodynamic cavitation technology for the generation of nanopharmaceutical materials
Mechatronics reflects a professional discipline that encompasses electrical, electronic and mechanical engineering with intelligent embedded control. It draws on large array of technologies from various disciplines into one very specialised field.
- Electromechanical Actuation: Investigate multi-lane electromechanical applications for Aerospace industries
- Industrial Robotics: Execute the design and instrumentation of new benchmark multivariable nonlinear robotic arms
- Mobile Robots and Unmanned Flying Robots: Utilise virtual environments to find real-time solutions
- Medical Applications: Instrumentation integration in life support equipment and technologies towards minimal invasive surgery
- Welding Technology: Development of novel techniques for precision welding
- Project financing
- Project planning and scheduling
- Project management
- Life cycle costing
- Construction ethics
- Construction corporate social responsibility
- Construction law
- Research methodology in construction management
- Sustainable construction
- Culture in international construction
- Quality management
- Railway engineering
- Materials characterisation and failure analysis