Centre for Energy Research (CER):
CER was established in September, 2010 at UIU aiming to enhance researches in the fields of renewable and sustainable energy, its utilization and efficient management, and policy formulation through research and development.
Mr. Shahriar Ahmed Chowdhury, Assistant Professor, Dept. of EEE, has taken the initiative to establish the research centre at UIU and from the inception of the centre he is working as the director. A state of art research laboratory has been developed under CER by the grant support from the World Bank to carry out tests and researches in the field of Renewable Energy.
CER has become one of the leading Renewable Energy research and consultancy centre in Bangladesh. So far, it has successfully conducted more than 50 projects on Renewable Energy and Climate Change. It has designed several solar diesel hybrid mini-grids for rural electrification (100 – 250 kWp), grid connected solar PV power plants, development of control and protection systems for DC mini and nano grids. A research project leaded by director, CER won the “UN Momentum for Change 2016” at CoP 22 in Marakkesh, Morocco and “Inter Solar Award 2016” in Munich, Germany in the category of “Outstanding Solar Projects”. This award is considered as one of the most prestigious award in the field of solar PV industry.
CER is one of the testing and certification institution of Solar Home System (SHS) equipment in Bangladesh. As of now, it has tested over 300 SHS equipment (LED lamp, Charge controller, DC-DC converter, Battery etc.). CER is also involved in organizing Workshops, Seminars, Training and Capacity Building activities in the field of solar PV technology in Bangladesh. So far, it has trained more than 1500 engineers and technicians in solar PV technology. CER, UIU has successfully completed projects with renowned Institutes and Universities of the world like University of California at Berkeley and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University of USA; Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore, National University of Singapore; Technical University of Berlin, University of Oldenburg and University of Ulm of Germany; Loughborough and Cardiff University of UK; TERI University of India and Kathmandu University of Nepal.
So far CER, UIU received grants for projects from the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, German Technical Cooperation (GIZ), German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD), Department of Energy and Climate Change, UK (DECC), Engineering and Physical Science Research Council, UK (EPSRC), Department for International Development, UK (DFID), Infrastructure Development Company Ltd. (IDCOL).
Advanced Intelligent Multidisciplinary Systems Lab (AIMS Lab):
In December 2014, Dr. Khondaker Abdullah Al Mamun, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering of United International University started a research laboratory named Advanced Intelligent Multidisciplinary Systems Lab (AIMS Lab) to foster computer science and Bio-medical Engineering research and development in Bangladesh as well as to utilize the benefits of information technology for the society.
The research lab focuses on theoretical aspects and applications of the areas of machine learning and data mining, natural language processing, intelligent systems, computational intelligence, biomedical engineering, bioinformatics and embedded systems. This lab is driven by a multidisciplinary team of highly qualified researchers in their respective fields and aiming to maximizing possibilities for computer science and Bio-medical Engineering research in Bangladesh. One of the objectives of this lab is to train the graduate and undergraduate students and young faculty members to develop their capacity to become a future researcher. In addition, it is also working to establish collaborations between academia and industry as well as to do collaborative research with foreign renowned research centers. The vision of its research is to investigate
problems and develop innovative technological solutions that could potentially make an impact in the society, improve quality of life, and more importantly make a significant contribution in the scientific arena. Members of AIMS Lab are expecting that the research outcome of AIMS lab will significantly create our recognition and research strength in home and abroad.
Future Network Research Lab (FNRL):
Biomedical, IMage and Signals (BIMS) Research Group (BIMS):
Center for Engineering and Scientific Research (CESR):