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.

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Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Science / Institute Of Tropical Forestry And Forest Product
Prof. Dr. Hidayah Ariffin

Faculty of Forestry and Environment
Prof. Dr. Zaidon Ashaari
Prof. Dr. Jegatheswaran a/l Ratnasingam
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rasmina Halis
Assoc. Prof. Dr. H’ng Paik San
Dr. Balkis Fatomer A. Bakar
Dr. Sabiha Salim
Dr. Adlin Sabrina Muhammad Roseley
Dr. Ummi Hani Abdullah
Dr. Amir Affan Abdul Azim
Dr. Norul Hisham Hamid
Dr. Paiman Bawon

Faculty of Science
Prof. Dr. Zulkarnain Zainal
Prof. Dr. Halimah Mohamed Kamari
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yusran Sulaiman
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lim Hong Ngee
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tan Kar Ban
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Haslina Ahmad
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nor Azowa Ibrahim
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Siti Nurul Ain Md Jamil
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Khamirul Amin Matori
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Suriati Paiman
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lim Kean Pah
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Raba’ah Syahidah Azis
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Mustafa Awang Kechik
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chen Soo Kien
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yap Wing Fen
Dr. Mohd Haniff Wahid
Dr. Ernee Noryana Muhamad
Dr. Mohd Rashidi Abdull Manap
Dr. Norizah Abdul Rahman
Dr. Mohd Izham Saiman
Dr. Tan Yen Ping
Dr. Ruzniza Mohd Zawawi
Dr. Norhazlin Zainuddin
Dr. Adila Mohamad Jaafar
Dr. Tan Sin Tee
Dr. Josephine Liew Ying Chyi 
Dr. Nizam Tamchek
Dr. Mazliana Ahmad Kamarudin
Dr. Nor Kamilah Saat
Dr. Md Shuhazlly Mamat
Dr. Yazid Yaakob
Dr. Nurhidayaty Mokhtar, 
Dr. Mohd Hafiz Mohd Zaid

Universiti Putra Malaysia Bintulu Sarawak Campus 
Dr. Ellie Teo Yi Lih
Dr. Fatin Hana
Dr. Walter Charles
Dr. Faridah Abdul Razak

Institute Of Tropical Forestry And Forest Product
Prof. Dr. Paridah Md. Tahir
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Khalina Abdan
Dr. Lee Seng Hua
Dr. Mohammad Jawaid
Dr. Min Min Aung

Institute of Plantation Studies
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Irmawati Ramli


Updated:: 04/01/2022 [aslamiah]


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