The department staffs continuously strive towards excellence in research and development. In the year 2015, the department has successfully secured research funds of around RM800, 000 for various projects awarded by MOHE, MOSTI and UTM. The major projects are “Scale Effects on Stability of Meso-Scale Vortex Combustion” led by Assoc. Prof. Dr Mazlan Abdul Wahid, “Burning Rates and Flammability Characteristics of Biogas Flame” led by Dr. Aminuddin Saat and “Fundamental Study of Atmospheric Microwave-Induced Plasma Gasification of Various Malaysia Oil Palm Biomass in Continuous Mode Operation” led by Dr. Mohd Faizal Hasan.