Materials science is an interdisciplinary field with strong connections to physics, chemistry, biology and the engineering fields concerned with the relationship between the structure and properties of materials.  This field is related to the design, extraction, synthesis, processing, properties, characterisation, and development of materials for technological applications. The classes of materials that are of importance include all natural and man-made materials. Specific materials of interest include advanced materials, biopolymers, magnetic materials, superconductors, ceramics, metals, biomaterials, inorganic materials, semiconductors and nanomaterials. The fundamental understanding of materials developed through materials science at the nano, micro and macro scales , ranging from examining and understanding the basic nature of materials  to maximising their use for applications will lead to new technological breakthroughs across all engineering disciplines that have energy, environmental, health, economic, and manufacturing issues relating to materials.

Dielectric studies focus on the complex permittivity of titanates, calcium copper titanate (CCTO), mullite and some magnetic materials such as nickel zinc ferrite and yttrium iron garnet. Evolution studies focus on the  microstructure and dielectric properties of these materials with the best composition with respect to frequency (40 Hz – 1 MHz in the low frequency region and 1 Mhz – 1.8 GHz in the microwave region), measuring temperatures, sintering temperatures, density, porosity, grain size (from nano to micron), charge carriers, conductivity and polarisation. The dielectric responses are mainly due to interfacial and dipolar polarisation. Analyses of complex permitivity, impedance, modulus, cole-cole, tan delta and modelling are conducted in the search of finding the best capacitive materials tailored to specific applications as multilayer capacitors and materials for capacitive sensors.

List of Experts

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Suhaidi Shafie
Prof Dr. Nor Azah
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Nizar Hamidon
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Janet Lim Hong Ngee
Dr. Suriati Paiman
Dr. Nasri Sulaiman
Dr. Jaafar Abdullah
Dr. Mohd Khair Hassan
Dr. Yap Wing Fen
Dr. Shahrul Ainliah Alang Ahmad
Dr. Nizam Tamchek
Dr. Mohd Hanif Yaacob
Dr. Yusran Sulaiman
Dr. Mohd Nazim Bin Mohtar
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Suraya Abdul Rashid
Prof. Dr.Robiah Yunus
Dr. Mohamad Amran Mohd Salleh
Profesor Dr. Luqman Chuah b. Abdullah
Dr. Shafreeza Sobri
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Azowa Ibrahim
Dr. Faizah Mohd Yasin
Dr. Nordin Hj. Sabli
Dr. Siti Hajar Othman
Dr. Dayang Radiah Awang Biak
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Khamirul Amin Matori
Prof. Dr. Zulkarnain Zainal
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Halim Abdullah
Prof Dr. Azmi Zakaria
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jumiah Hassan
Dr. Raba'ah Syahidah Azis
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chen Soo Kien
Prof. Dr. Hj. Sidek Hj. Ab Aziz
Dr. Che Azurahanim Che Abdullah
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Irmawati Ramli
Dr. Md Shuhazlly Mamat@ Mat Nazir
Prof. Dr. Norhisam Misron
Dr. Amir Reza Sadrolhosseini
Dr. Umer Rashid
Dr. Ismayadi Ismail
Prof. Dr. Mohd Zobir Hussein



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