Research, Innovations, Network & Community

The Associate Chair of Research and Academic Staff portfolio plays an important role in supporting UTM as a top public research university in the Malaysia. Our mission is to create the most supportive environment possible so that our researchers, innovators and learners can do what they do best — advance understanding and apply new knowledge.

Our work supports, fosters and promotes the research, innovation and community culture and activities of our faculty and students and partners in the public and private sector.

The Associate Chair of Research and Academic Staff portfolio provides a full range of services including guidance to school, staff and students on grants and funding, publication, innovation and entrepreneurship, income generation, community and networking with the industry. Information on all of these items can be found on this website, as well as information on research group and activities organised by this division.






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The Department of Electrical Power Engineering comprises four research centres/groups that carry out research and development in various power engineering related fields. The details of the research centres/groups can be found on their respective websites as follows:

Centre of Electrical Energy System (CEES)cees

The Centre of Electrical Energy Systems (CEES) was established with the mission of providing innovative research and development solutions to the challenges described above. The centre aims to be an internationally renowned centre of excellence and is currently undertaking research projects in various areas of energy sustenance and supervising postgraduate students.


Institute of High Voltage and High Current (IVAT)ivat

The Institute of High Voltage and High Current (IVAT) of the School of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia was established in 1991. It was initially an educational laboratory which provides facilities for carrying out experiments, research and consultancy services in high voltage engineering beginning as early as the 1970s. The establishment of IVAT stems out from the needs of the country for a center which carries out research and development, test and calibration works in high voltage areas, so that efficient technologies and power system apparatus can be effectively employed for the transmission and distribution to the consumer of electrical energy. In 1992, the institute became the first institution in the country to be accredited to handle high voltage test and calibration works according to ISO/IEC Guide 25. In 2004, IVAT was accredited with the ISO/IEC 17025 in the field of high voltage electrical calibration. In certification, IVAT has also successfully migrated to MS ISO/IEC 17025 since July 2007 till date. Recently in 2013, IVAT was accredited with the on-site calibration and the scope of calibration had been extended up to 180 kV AC (alternating current), 180 kV DC (direct current) and 140 kV impulse.

Power Electronics and Drives Research Group (PEDG)pedg

The Power Electronics and Drives Research group (PEDG) dynamically involves in projects and research in the field of power electronics and drives. PEDG has a strong team who are actively involved in research and development with local industries and government agencies. PEDG constantly conducts short courses, conferences, technical talks and have publications in international refereed journals and conferences. There are more than 20 postgraduate students currently attached to PEDG group. Research topics include, but not limited to the following: control of inverters, multi-level inverters, fuzzy logic control of power converters, hardware-in-the-loop simulation, control of DC-DC converters, Direct Torque Control of induction motors, electric vehicle system and sensorless drives.

perg Power Engineering Reseach Group (PERG)

The idea of the establishment of Power Engineering Research Group (PERG) was initiated by the Department of Power, Faculty of Electrical Engineering. The main purpose of the establishment of PERG is to have a proper organization to handle Research & Development (R&D) activities for the Department of Power. With the establishment of PERG, the role of Department of Power can be focus on to provide quality teaching service to the students. While, PERG accommodates all the academicians, researchers and industry affiliates under one roof for R&D activities. The establishment of PERG also inline with the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia’s ambition to brand itself as an Innovative University.




Division of Electrical Power Engineering
School of Electrical Engineering Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
81310 Johor Bahru
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Research at CMED

CMED’s research is focused in the domain of Mechatronics, Instrumentation, Robotics and Control in the following research fields:

  • Computer Control Systems
  • Design of embedded systems
  • Real-time Software Engineering for Mechatronics systems
  • Design of robots and robotics work cells
  • Application of advanced control in robotics
  • Multi-agent intelligent mobile robots
  • Internet-based telerobotics
  • Micro-electromechanical System (MEMS)
  • Industrial automation and computer integrated manufacturing
  • Advanced Control strategies in Industrial Processes
  • Identification and Control of Industrial Processes
    • Intelligent Plant Interface
    • Advanced Transducer Application
    • Sensor technology
    • Process Tomography for flow measurement
    • Vision Systems
    • Neural Network, Fuzzy Logic and Genetic Algorithms
    • Intelligent Control Systems
    • Artificial Intelligence applications
    • Robust Control and Uncertain System
    • Smart sensors & Actuators
    • Real-time control system
    • Nanotechnology-based mechatronics and robotics
Research work at CMED is mainly carried out under the following Research Groups (RGs) and Centers of Excellence (CoE):
PROTOM-i research group focuses on the design and development of electronic sensors, with special interest in process tomography. The group is also focusing on challenging research area such as process control, sensors, instrumentations and applications related to biotechnology, environmental, agricultural and industrial process.
Head: Prof. Dr. Fua'ad Mohd Rahmat
The ACRG research involves many areas in control, mechatronics, robotics and instrumentation engineering which include modeling and control of advanced mechatronics systems including robots, process control, control theory, control and automation in agriculture, intelligent control, network control, advanced sensors & actuators.
Head: Prof. Dr. Zaharuddin Mohamed

This Research Group strives to foster active research by building a novel interdisciplinary field based on micro-nano mechatronics. This field will promote “the world-highest-level of micro-nano mechatronics research with an emphasis on originality” from a viewpoint of not only the acquisition of advanced technology, but also social and industrial issues.
Head: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Ridzuan Ahmad
CAIRO was established in 1997 as UTM Centre of Excellence that pioneering and leading Research & Development center in Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Advanced Automation in the country. The center main role is to acquire advanced technologies and working with local industries to enhance their products in a way of improving their competitiveness.
Director: A. Prof. Ir. Dr. Ahmad 'Athif Mohd Fauzi



Program Director
CMED Division
School of Electrical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
81310 UTM Johor Bahru

Phone: +607 5557023
Fax: +607 5587849



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