Innovative Technology Research Cluster (ITRC) is one of six Research Clusters that were established in the University of Malaya.

The mandate of the cluster is to bridge research expertise that lies at the interface of science, engineering and industrial practices in order to obtain optimal, high-impact, technologically relevant solutions to complex problems. Currently, 4 research centres is under the umbrella of the cluster. Actively pursued research area within the purview of the cluster include energy sciences, manufacturing and material processing, nanotechnology and catalysis, separation science, photonics, image and signal processing, construction technology, advanced materials, applied biomechanics, transportation research and applied electronics.


To explore the opportunities for greater innovation and product development through the advancement of engineering and technology.


To promote engineering and technology research and to facilitate collaborative research and to facilitate the scientific knowledge in this field. ITRC contributes to the  University’s mission of expanding scientific knowledge, training new researchers and contributing to improve engineering and technology disciplines.


The Innovative Technology Research Cluster has specific goals of creating an internationally recognized centre of excellence in engineering and technology, which through its research and related activities, contribute to the generation of knowledge and the training of new engineers, scientist and technologist. The Cluster is pursuing these goals by providing research management support as well as funding to researchers of the University.             


Updated : Nov 2016