Centre of Lipids Engineering and
Applied Research (CLEAR)
UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MALAYSIA
CLEAR was previously established in 1987 as LASER (Lipid Applied Centre and Engineering Research) to undertake researches in the Engineering and technology of palm oil and oleo-chemical processing. In 1995, CLEAR has signed an MOU with Guthrie Berhad to conduct a research on palm oil processing engineering and design. Then in 2009, CLEAR was appointed as a Centre of Excellence under Research Alliance of Biotechnology. Currently, CLEAR is operating efficiently with 13 active academic staff with 6 research fellows, total equipment (pilot plant, analysis and chemical process) worth RM 3 million and total research grant of about RM 5millions throughout 2008-2012. Our research activities are actively operating in two branches of laboratory which is in UTM Johor Bahru and UTM International Campus, Kuala Lumpur. CLEAR also has been appointed as Associate Kohzas by Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT), UTM.