Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP) is one of the nine institutes established by Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) to enhance research and commercialisation programmes and activities of the university.
INTROP was first known as Biocomposite Technology Centre (BTC) under the Institute of Bioscience (IBS), UPM. The centre was officiated by the then Minister of Primary Industries, YB. Dato' Seri Lim Keng Yaik on October 20, 1998. In January 2002, Biocomposite programme was accepted as one of the programmes under Laboratory of Bio-Engineering at the Institute of Advanced Technology (ITMA), UPM. The significiance of biocomposite research in agriculture sector was acknowledged by the government with the establishment of Institute of Tropical Biocomposite (INTROB) under the 12 AgroBio initiatives proposed by UPM. In January 2007, following the Research University (RU) status awarded to UPM, INTROB and Rain Forest Academy were merged to become the Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products or INTROP.
Today the institute consist of 84 researchers including academic staffs, research officers, postgraduates students (Master and PhD), research fellows and post-doctoral, of which 18% are foreigners. The research activities at INTROP focused on various aspects of environment such as carbon sequestrian, forest canopy, plantes forest etc; screening of bioresources for biocomposite and pulp & paper industries; fibre processing technology; products development from natural fibres; affective design and techno economics. INTROP pledge to become the national and international referral centre in the fields of Tropical Biocomposites and Forest Canopy Management. The research activities at INTROP are governed and driven by environmental friendly technology through the optimization of sustainable bioresources management which is well reflected in its themes:
Green Innovation For Sustainable Future
Updated:: 17/10/2016 [lufti]
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