IMEN was recognized by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) as one of the NanoMalaysia Center of Excellence (NanoCoE) in 2011.

NanoCoE award ceremony presented by the Minister of MOSTI, YB Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Maximus Johnity Ongkili to the UKM Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Innovation), Prof. Dato’ Dr. Rahmah Mohamed with the presence of IMEN Director, Prof. Dato’ Dr. Burhanuddin Yeop Majlis