Institute of Human Centered Engineering (iHumEn)

is a multidisciplinary research institute is combination of experts and the faculty’s strengths from computing, electric/electronic, robotic, mechanical, biomedical engineering. 

iHumEn explore the potential of human-centered technology to enrich, benefit and transform our life. IJN-UTM Cardiovascular Engineering Centre, Media and Game Innovation Centre of Excellence (MaGICX), Medical Devices and Technology Centre (MEDiTEC) and Sport Innovation Technology Centre (SITC), are the research centres in iHumEn.


To be a premier global academic and research institution, excelling in human centered engineering and technology.


To lead in the development of holistic talents and innovative technologies for human well-being and prosperity by:

– providing quality services from the state of the art research and facilities

– enhancing national capacity through technology transfer and consultative services

– nurturing creativity and innovativeness of researchers within the niche area and expand through translational research

 iHumEn Leadership

Institute Director

Prof. Dr. Abdul Hafidz Omar (2015 – 2018)
Prof. Dr. Mohd Shahrizal Sunar (2018 – now)

Research Centre Director

IJN-UTM Cardiovascular Engineering Centre

Prof. Dr. Ing. Eko Supriyanto (2014 – 2017)
Dr. Ahmad Zahran Md Khudzari (2017 – 2020)
Dr. Syafiqah Saidin (2020 – now)

Media and Game Innovation Centre of Excellence (MaGICX)

Prof. Dr. Mohd Shahrizal Sunar (2013 – 2019)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Yazid Idris (2019 – now)

Medical Devices and Technology (MEDiTEC)

Prof. Ir. Dr. Sheikh Hussain Shaikh Salleh  – CBE – Centre for Biomedical Engineering
Prof. Dato’ Dr. Alias Mohd Noor (2015 – 2018) – CBE – Centre for Biomedical Engineering
Assoc. Prof. Dr Ardiyansyah Syahrom (2019 – now)

Sport Innovation and Technology Centre (SITC)

Prof. Dr. Abdul Hafidz Omar (2013 – 2015)
Assoc. Prof. Dr Ardiyansyah Syahrom (2015 – 2019)

 Dr. Mohd Noor Harun (2019 – 2022)

Ts. Dr. Hadafi Fitri Mohd Latip (2022 – now)

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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