List of Members Research Activities Summary of Report
Centre Name: Center for Sustainable Mobility Technologies
Chairperson: Ir. Ts. Dr. Bernard Saw Lip Huat (UTAR profile)
Description of Centre: The Centre for Sustainable Mobility Technologies (CSMT) is set up to lead research and innovation in the field of automotive technology as well as Industry Revolution 4.0. The mission of the Centre is to deliver sustainable technological solution for the universities, government agencies and industries involved in the research, development, manufacturing and services. There are numerous challenges and impact factors faced by the industry, which requires multi-disciplinary research and collaborations especially in engineering simulation, additive manufacturing, automation and system integration to transform into Industry Revolution 4.0. Thus, Research Centre for Sustainable Mobility Technologies (CSMT) is proposed to implement the research strategy and forms alliances to tackle those challenges and industry impacts.

CSMT current research strategy will focus on topics as proposed by the available expertise and resources based on the current industry challenges and technological impact factors. This bottom up approach can spur the academics’ creativities as the researchers have free hand to exploit ideas and interests based on their professional know how. However, the centre will continuously be monitoring the industry activities to deliver the solution in line with the industry needs in the future. Other than that, the centre will maintain comprehensive understanding of the automobile industry from upstream to downstream value chain, such as material processing and equipment, assembly and equipment to knowledge management and information processing as well as the world wide R&D trends that have shifted to clean energy and renewable energy source. The other focus area of the CSMT 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.
Research area:
  1. Energy research for mobility
  2. Product design and development
  3. Advanced manufacturing and circular economy
  4. Mobility and Transportation