(Head: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ahmad Saat)

The Centre of Research and Innovation in Sustainable Energy (RISE) inaugurated in April 2008 was previously known as the Centre for Research in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technology established in the Institute of Science in 2002. RISE is headed by Assoc. Prof Dr Ahmad Bin Saat and the research conducted in Environmental Radiation & X-ray (ERaX) Laboratory and field study. The centre focus areas of research are on environmental nuclear radiation and the fundamental solar energy studies, development and applications of renewable energy in buildings, passive solar architecture, energy efficiency in buildings and environmental air quality. Recently it expended into research related to indoor and outdoor low-level environmental radiation. Many of the research projects are funded by the Government as well as private sectors, such as Ministry of Education (MOE), Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), Sime Darby Research Sdn Bhd, and TNB Research. With regards to the centre output, it has actively produced numerous publications in respected journals; many of the projects have won awards at national as well as international fairs and exhibitions that attest the commercial viability of some of the innovation produced by the centre.