Research at FKKSA
Since its establishment in 2002, FKKSA has been tasked with the responsibilities to embark on research and development activities, particularly in the area of fine and specialty chemicals, chemical process up-scaling and biotechnology-related processes in order to generate expertise relevant to the needs of the industry.
In light of the establishment of the East Coast Economic Region (ECER), FKKSA is expected to play an important role as well as become a centre of reference for chemical and biotechnology-related activities. It will also serve as a catalyst for the development of these activities through program such as technology transfer, staff exchange, training, consultancy and other services relating to chemical and natural resources engineering.
Currently, there are several Research Clusters at FKKSA. These Research Clusters have been set up to bring together researchers working in a number of different disciplines to promote inter-disciplinary synergies, and to create new possibilities for outputs, engagement and impact. These clusters are as follows:
- Environment & Renewable Energy
- Industrial Biotechnology Cluster
- Oil and Gas
- Process Systems Engineering and Safety (ProSES)
There are three Center of Excellence (CoE) established in FKKSA. These centers are as follows:
- Rare Earth Research Center
- Center of Excellence for Advanced Research in Fluid Flow (CARIFF)
- Center for Biocomposites and Innovative Materials (CBIM)