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Research Area

At CHE we believe in inclusiveness. While working towards realizing the hydrogen energy technology, we also develop other enabling technologies that will make the overall agenda a success. Our research and development efforts follow five important tracks.


Hydrogen can be produced along many routes. At CHE we focus on the use of chemical and catalytic methods to produce hydrogen through high temperature reforming and gasification.


In realizing hydrogen as the energy for the future, demonstration projects for hydrogen and fuel cell applications have been implemented. The group has a long track record in developing demonstration project in applying fuel cell in wheelchair, tri-cycle and motorcycle.


Our process safety research covers dynamic risk assessment, accident modelling, model-based fault detection, fire and explosion studies, inherent safety, inherent health, development of safety indices as well as process safety management.


In making chemical process equipment more compact and highly efficient, we intensify existing unit operations by incorporating selected physical and chemical phenomena. Our works include theoretical studies, computer simulations and pilot scaled assessment of the proposed design.


In making new technologies affordable and sustainable, developments of novel materials play pivotal role. Our works include the development new generation membranes, ion-exchange resins, catalysts and adsorption materials for various applications and in particular to support the hydrogen and fuel cell technology.

Research Ecosystem
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia UTM Nexus - Research & Innovation

Office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation)

DVCRI Profile Johor Bahru Office Kuala Lumpur Office

Higher Institution Centre of Excellence (HI-COE)

Advance Membrane Technology Research Centre - AMTEC Institute of Noise & Vibration - INV Wireless Communication Centre - WCC

Research Institute

Centre of Excellence (COE)

Institute of High Voltage & High Current - IVAT UTM-MPRC Institue for Oil & Gas - IFOG Centre for Artificial Intelligence & Robotics - CAIRO Centre for Engineering Education - CEE Centre for Advanced Composite Materials - CACM Innovation Centre in Agritechnology for Advanced Bioprocessing - ICA Institute of Bioproduct Development - IBD

Service Entity

Research Management Centre - RMC Penerbit UTM Press Centre for Community & Industry Network - CCIN Innovation & Commercialisation Centre - ICC University Laboratory Management Centre - PPMU Institut Sultan Iskandar - UTM-ISI

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