Materials Processing And Technology Laboratory (MPTL) | INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY (ITMA)

Materials Processing and Technology Laboratory (MPTL)


Materials Processing and Technology Laboratory (MPTL) was established to fulfill the research necessity in Advanced Materials Processing and Nano Materials. MPTL was developed to complement the ITMA ecosystem, which aims to be a leader in the field of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials. MPTL will focus on developing and promoting research in Materials Technology and Advanced and Nano Materials Processing in Malaysia. The main activities of the laboratory are :

1.         Conducting research in related fields.

2.         Postgraduate research programs.

3.         Provide trainings and consultancy services.


1.         To be a leading research center in processing and technology for advanced     

            materials and nanomaterials.

2.         To produce experts in the field of processing and technology for advanced materials and


3.         To be a knowledge dissemination center of processing and technology for advanced

            materials and nanomaterials

4.         To build a network of strategic partnership between local and  international  researchers

            from public and private institutions.


A.Materials Processing
This program focuses on developing research related to scalable processing of advanced materials and nanomaterials. We have expertise in synthesis of carbon nanotructures such carbon nanotubes (CNT) and CNT cotton by both batch and continuous chemical vapour deposition (CVD) processes. The existing know how and facilities in CVD processing open other venues for research such as superconductor thin film and bottom-up synthesis of graphene and homologous graphene. Scalable top-down processes for preparation of graphene oxide and graphene quantum dots are also being actively pursued. Other scalable processes for synthesis of advanced materials advanced catalysis.

B.Nanomaterials Technology
This program focuses on the development of innovative products using advanced materials and nanomaterials for various applications. The different types of nanomaterials used include carbon based nanostructures such as carbon nanotubes (CNT), graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide, graphene quantum dots as well as other various types of metal oxide nanoparticles. The products being developed are diverse and  include nanofluids such as nanomaterial enhanced drilling fluids and heat transfer fluids for microfluidics, nanoemulsion systems such as nanoemulsion fuels and pesticides, a wide range of nanocomposites, nanocatalysts, nanocoatings and smart materials. The nature of research under this program ranges from fundamental studies to applied research to proof of concept and performance testing. 



Materials Processing and Technology Laboratory (MPTL)


MPTL research activities focus on molecular modeling and experimental investigation to understand the structure of nano and advanced materials,devise physical and chemical manipulation to improve the material properties, scale up material production process and support sustainable nanotechnology practice







A.Advanced Materials Processing

This program focuses on research in nanotechnology and advanced materials production in a scale which allows for commercialization step of the materials. This requires in-depth research in several fields. The first part is in the field of modeling and simulation process that can determine the parameters in material's processing. The second part is designing a reactor for materials production optimizing. The third part is safety in materials handling, particularly nano materials. The successful processing technology has been achieved by this group is technology in processing Carbon Fiber and Carbon Nanotubes using Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD).

B. Materials Technology

This program focuses on research in the engineering of nano and advanced materials to increase its functionality and values. Materials technology begins with the production of goods from raw materials to processing them into the shapes and forms needed for specific applications. Materials technology is a constantly evolving discipline, and new materials with interesting properties lead to new applications. For example, the combination of different materials into composites gives rise to entirely new material properties. In this group, nano-composites and hierarchical nanostructure coated on carbon fiber have been successfully developed for various applications. The existing knows how and facilities in nano-composite and Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) open other venues for research such as superconductor thin film and the application of graphene.


Updated:: 31/03/2017 [marzieana]


Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 UPM Serdang
Selangor Darul Ehsan