The current environmental development and trend have clearly indicated a strong demand for research and development in environment and green technology. The Centre for Environment and Green Technology (CEGT) was established with a main objective to tap the vast opportunities in environment and green technology and to develop a strong local expertise to meet the challenges and demand in the years ahead. The main focus of the R&D in CEGT is to spearhead multi-disciplinary research and development in green technology involving concerted effort and collaboration across disciplines and faculties in UTAR. To facilitate research activities in CEGT, four (4) thrust areas have been set up as follows:
Thrust Areas (Leaders)1. Renewable energy and Energy Efficiency (Dr Tan Ming Hui)2. Green building and Green materials (Dr Vignes a/l Ponniah)3. Environmental Technology (Dr Lam Sze Mun)4. Bioprocessing (Dr Leong Siew Yoong)
While many of these research activities are facilitated under CEGT, some of them can be coordinated with other research centres to become multi-disciplinary research tapping on the expertise of researchers of different disciplines and faculties in UTAR.