Areas in which the CENTRE focuses on would be to study and develop new technologies associated with solar energy, renewable energy, bio-sensing, medical diagnostic, etc. These include R&D on solar concentrator, optically rechargeable solid state battery, optical sensor networks, optical sensors, photonic and optoelectronic devices, optoelectronic device packaging, nano-materials, quantum optics, etc.
CPAMR is divided into six focused research groups which are Nano and Polymeric Materials Group (NPMG), Optical Sensor and Devices Group (OSDG), Solar Energy Group (SEG), Materials and Process Synthesis for Energy and Environment Group (MPSEEG), and Engineering Safety and Management Group (ESM).
NANO and POLYMERIC MATERIAL GROUP (NPMG)
This group consists of chemists, engineers and physicists who works on synthesizing, characterizing and fabricating nano- and polymeric materials for photonic/optoelectronic devices and optoelectronic packaging. Area of interest includes:
device and material fabrication, photovoltaic micro-concentrator
design, optically rechargeable batteries, polymer electrolytes for solar
cell, conductive polymers for opto- and electronics packagng,
dye-sensitized solar cells, coating design,
plasmonic devices, etc.
OPTICAL SENSOR AND DEVICES GROUP (OSDG)
This group consists of physicists and engineers who works on fabricating and designing optical sensors, optical sensor system, optical sensor network and optical systems. Area of interest includes:
SOLAR ENERGY GROUP (SEG)
MATERIALS AND PROCESS SYNTHESIS FOR ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT GROUP (MPSEEG)
This group consists of engineers who conducts scientific research on project management as well as safety and health management to improve workplace safety.