The Institute of Advanced Technology (ITMA) was established on the 1st November 1999 at UPM to lead research and development on cutting edge areas of physical sciences, information technology and engineering. The members comprised of experts in engineering, sciences and IT experts focusing their activities on innovative research, postgraduate programs (Masters and Ph.D levels) and consultation.
Four pioneer research centers were established at ITMA in November 1999 – August 2001 :
2001 - 2005
In September 2001 ITMA was been restructured in term of organizational structure and human resource
After restructuring, ITMA changed the name from “Research Center” to “Laboratory”, dropped the Advanced Construction Technology Research Center and added four new laboratories to become all together seven laboratories namely :
Three programs are then developed under each laboratory and led by Head of Programs appointed from academicians from the faculties. To enhance researchers at ITMA, Research Associates from the faculties, Visiting Scientists from other institutions, Fellows and Post-Doc are being appointed.
In line with the Universiti Putra Malaysia’s aim to be a Research University, on 1st August 2006, Intitute of Advanced Technology (ITMA) was restructured. Seven (7) existing laboratories were reduced to five(5) laboratories.
2012 – present
In January 2012, ITMA restructured its laboratories to be in line with UPM’s vision for ITMA to conduct research activities in niche areas of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology. The new laboratories are as below:
Updated:: 01/08/2019 [nursyahirah]
Institute of Advanced Technology,
Universiti Putra Malaysia,
Selangor Darul Ehsan Malaysia