List of Research Centre at Faculty Science

Centre for Tropical Biodiversity Research (CTBR)

CTBR has 18 established and young researches who are conducting research in different areas of tropical biodiversity, viz., Botany, Zoology, Phycology, Mycology, Parasitology, Microbiology and Bioinformatics looking at Taxonomy, Biology, Ecology Physiology and Molecular Biology in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems in their respective fields. Our researchers are actively involved in individual as well as collaborative research with local and international research institutions. Researchers in CTBR conduct basic research in tropical biodiversity particularly on the biotic and abiotic processes that maintain and sustain tropical biodiversity, which will ultimately ssist in developing sound and relevant policies and appropriate programmes to sustain and conserve tropical biodiversity.

Professor Dato' Dr. Aishah Binti Salleh

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Zoological and Ecological Research Network (ZEN)


The Zoological and Ecological Research Network (ZEN) was established by the University of Malaya on 2010. Research scope of the ZEN encompasses studies of basic and applied sciences on fauna and its environment. ZEN also aim to explore much of the faunistic biodiversity and to continue building databases and ‘types’ collections kept in our very own natural history museum. Most important is to be self reliance at the same time working hand in hand with international colleagues to get a better understanding on the flow of nature.

Professor Dato' Dr. Mohd Sofian Azirun

Centre for Research in Waste Management (CRWM)


Environmentally Sustainable Waste Management Mitigation of greenhouse gases from Waste Management operations Re-utilization of solid waste Creation of value added products from waste Environmentally and economically sustainable treatment of waste water.

Professor Dr. Agamuthu Pariathamby

University Malaya Centre for Ionic Liquids (UMCiL)


In recent times, the need for greener and cleaner technologies has increased phenomenally. Conventional technologies with high carbon footprints are being replaced with more environmental friendly alternatives. Ionic liquids are one such alternative being used to replace volatile organic solvents which contribute to high levels of pollution. In order to explore and understand ionic liquids, University of Malaya Centre for Ionic Liquids (UMCiL) was established in September 2007. UMCiL is co-founded by the Department of Chemical Engineering and the Department of Chemistry, University of Malaya. 


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Last Update: November 24, 2017