Welcome to UNIMAS Innovation

The Research, Innovation and Enterprise Centre (RIEC) is a dynamic department that functions as the central point of research, innovation and commercialisation activities. RIEC is responsible for the implementation of UNIMAS research and innovation ecosystem, incorporating knowledge exchange, grant management, strategic partnership, intellectual property, technology transfer and the commercialisation of research outputs.

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The 'UNIMAS Research Excellence: A Colourful Journey of Research and Innovation" was created to illustrate UNIMAS Research achievements and celebrate the research and achievements of our researchers. The Coffee Table Book embodies the research niche areas of UNIMAS (Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation, Information Communication and Creative Technology, and Sustainable Community Transformation), national and international exhibition achievements, commercialisation, and community engagement efforts.

The Book also highlights the efforts and teamwork by UNIMAS researchers in battling COVID-19.

Research Highlights

Discover UNIMAS research and innovation

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Absorbing impact: Inside the head of a woodpecker

Inspired by the woodpecker's ability to strike trees with its beak rapidly and repeatedly without injury, engineers in Malaysia have used computer simulations to find ways to improve the design of composite beams used in impact-prone structures.

UNIMAS researchers are using computational modelling to optimise the ability of composite sandwich beams to absorb strong impacts. They applied their approach to a beam design inspired by the woodpecker's head, changing aspects of the structure to find the optimal solution. The findings were published in the journal 'Composite Structures'.

Au naturel approaches for healthcare and biodiesel production

Researchers in Malaysia are using the chemistry of natural products for sustainable health and energy solutions

In studies investigating applications for natural and sustainable resources in the health and energy sectors, UNIMAS's research team at the Faculty of Resouce Science and Technology have found a way to use modified starch nanoparticles to carry and slowly release piperine - the compound responsible for the spicy sting of black pepper - in human body.

The evolutionary history of puddle frogs

A study on puddle frogs suggests underestimated biodiversity in Southeast Asia

Earth's most biologically rich areas are facing unprecedented threats from human activities, impacting organisms and their habitats. Preserving their genetic diversity is therefore an important step toward conservation. Now, UNIMAS zoologist, Prof Dr Indraneil Das, alongside a team of international colleagues, has examined the evolutionary relationships of the poorly understood puddle frog populations which belong to the genus Occidozyga. Their analyses have resulted in a more robust understanding of the evolutionary relationships between various species of the lineage.

Research Achievements

UNIMAS Research Grants 2022




Accumulating to RM15.7mil


Research Support

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