• 10-Year R&D Road-map 2022-2032


  • To be recognized center in Malaysia for sustainability mobility solutions.
  • To promote multi-disciplinary and integrated mobility related research leading to the advancement of knowledge and development of products and services.


  • To be a leading one-stop training centre for cross-disciplinary research, both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • To form strategic links and collaboration with local and international universities, and industries for human resource development and for consultancy work.
  • To inculcate a culture of innovation and creativity in the renewable energy related sector for vehicular application.
  • To provide R&D facilities to sustain the faculty, the university community and the related industry well into the future, encompassing intelligent vehicle, renewable energy source for vehicle power system, fuel efficiency study, assistive robotics and manufacturing system, advance product designs, vibration control, etc toward industry revolution 4.0.

Research focus area:
Energy research for mobility

The main research area for energy research is on the development of the high-performance energy storage system using super-capacitor, Li-ion battery and metal-air battery and other sustainable energy source from biomass and bio-fuels and energy. Besides, increasing energy efficiency through chemical kinetics and combustion modelling of the internal combustion engine will be one of the focus before electric vehicle and fuel cell technology fully mature. On the other hand, thermal management of energy storage system and power electronic is also one of the focus of the CSMT to increase the life expectancy of the energy storage system and electronic device in the electric vehicle.

The person in charge and members for the focused area is shown in below:

Energy Research for mobility 
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bernard Saw (PIC)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chew Kuew Wai
Dr. Poon Hiew Mun
Dr. Steven Lim
Dr. Ooi Jong Boon
Dr. Chua Kein Huat        
Product Design and Development
The research area focuses on utilizing novel computer aided design technique such as finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, ergonomic study and 3D scanning technology to fabricate good quality product. Besides, this core area also focuses on the noise and vibration analysis and non-destructive testing with minimum resources such as energy and time towards industry revolution 4.0 and sustainable community.

The person in charge and members for the focused area is shown in below:

Product Design and Development 
Dr. Tey Jing Yuen (PIC)
Dr. Yeo Wei Hong
Dr. Rubina Bahar
 Mr. Danny Ng Wee Kiat 

Advanced manufacturing and circular economy
The main research area for smart manufacturing is to identify opportunities for automating operations and use data analytics to improve manufacturing performance which working toward industry revolution 4.0. This is included 3D printing, automation hardware, software, data communications in manufacturing environments, materials joining, collaborative robotics and additive manufacturing. Besides, the other focus of the research area is on the circular economy with aimed at eliminating waste and the continual use of resources. Circular systems employ reuse, sharing, repair, refurbishment, remanufacturing and recycling to create a closed system, minimizing the use of resource input and the creation of waste, pollution and emissions. Which include developing renewable material for eco-friendly fire resistant and thermal insulation coating materials, life cycle analysis and 3D printing of the ceramic materials.

The person in charge and members for the focused area is shown in below:

Advanced Manufacturing & Circular Economy 
Dr. Yew Ming Chian (PIC)
Dr. Yew Ming Kun
Dr. Ting Chen Hunt

Mobility and Transportation
The main research area for transportation is on the urban traffic system analysis to predict congestion states of a specific urban transport network and propose improvements and development of new traffic network through modelling and control. Besides, traffic signal design and impact assessment are also part of the focus area in the transportation analysis to reduce traffic congestion and traveling time in the highly populated city.

The person in charge and members for the focused area is shown in below:
Mobility and Transportation 
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Khoo Hooi Ling (PIC)
Dr. King Yeong Jin

Mr. Wong Hong Mun  

Research Focus Area (Mapped to National Priority, SDG & Anchor Companies/Industries):    


National Priority


Anchor Companies/Industries

Energy Research for mobility

Energy Security


Clean Energy

Sustainable cities and Communities

Automotive industry

Energy and power industries

Product Design and Development


Energy Security

Water Security

Innovation and Infrastructure

Sustainable cities and Communities

Manufacturing industries and consultancy firms

Advanced Manufacturing & Circular Economy

Environment & Climate Change


Innovation and Infrastructure

Sustainable Cities and Communities

Manufacturing Industries and consultancy firms

Mobility and Transportation


Energy Security

Environment & Climate Change

Transportation and mobility

Innovation and Infrastructure

Sustainable Cities and communities

Automotive industry and consultancy firms


10 Years Roadmap (2022-2032)    


Roadmap 2022 - 2032


Development of human resource

Talent development through education, workshops and conference


Capacity building


Develop the CSMT laboratory that will furnish with various testing equipment such as noise and vibration, product design and advanced manufacturing software, energy storage system characterization and thermal management
Seek support from university or potential funding body for the equipment


Competition for research grant

Secure internal and external grants


Collaboration & Networking

Establish and strengthen collaboration with national and international academic and industry partners

Co-application of the government research funding


Education & Training


Organizing International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Green Technology to build up networking internationally

Conduct training for technology and knowledge transfer in the key area of research