Research activities in this field focus on the fundamental properties of materials and related experimental techniques applicable in areas ranging from condense matter physics and molecular physics to nuclear and radiation physics and optics. The main research interest is on compound semiconductor materials (III-V semiconductors).  The epitaxial growth (MOCVD), characterisation and electronic processes in the III-V semiconductor nanowires and devices are related to their use in nanotechnology, photovoltaic properties and optoelectronic applications. Other research activities focus on carbon nanostructures systems, in particular carbon nanotubes and graphitic nano fibres.  The main interests are the preparation and processing of these novel materials, their properties and characterisations and materials functionalisation. Other research interests  include nanostructured coatings using CVD, PVD, sol-gel and electro catalyst preparations of materials for fuel cell applications.

Current research in this field has focused on elemental analysis of natural and anthropogenic sediments and natural products using instrumentation nuclear activation analysis (INAA) as well as the synthesis and modification of polymers by gamma irradiation technique.

Research in the areas of physics literacy, simulations and multimedia focuses the attention of the physicist on aspects of the processes of teaching and learning physics and the development of quality and effective topical learning modules and visualisation tools. The primary motivation for this research is the common conceptual and reasoning difficulties that students encounter in studying physics. Focus areas include the development of computer/web-based instructions, interactive on-line lectures, multimedia physics visualisations, and simulations, and the design and development of new physics experiments and demonstrations.

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Faculty of Science 

Prof. Dr. Halimah Mohamed Kamari
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Suriati Paiman
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lim Kean Pah 
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Mustafa Awang Kechik 
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chen Soo Kien
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yap Wing Fen
Dr. Tan Sin Tee
Dr. Josephine Liew Ying Chyi
Dr. Farah Diana Muhammad
Dr. Nizam Tamchek
Dr. Mazliana Ahmad Kamarudin
Dr. Nurisya Mohd Shah
Dr. Nurul Huda Osman
Dr. Nor Kamilah Saat
Dr. Amirah Abdul Latif 
Dr. Chan Kar Tim
Dr. Nurhidayaty Mokhtar
Dr. Abdul Rahman Sarmani
Dr. Nur Adilah Roslan
Dr. Muhammad Khairul Adib Muhammad Yusof

Universiti Putra Malaysia Bintulu Sarawak Campus
Dr. Walter Charles
Dr. Faridah Binti Abdul Razak

Updated:: 12/07/2021 [aslamiah]


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