Materials Synthesis and Characterization Laboratory (MSCL) was established on 1st November 1999 and formerly known as Advanced Materials Research Center (AMRC) and later was changed to Advanced Materials Laboratory (AML). In line with university’s restructuring, its name was changed to Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology Laboratory (AMNL) in 2006. Recent restructuring in 2012 has seen AMNL evolving to Materials Synthesis and Characterization Laboratory (MSCL) to be in tune with advanced materials and nanotechnology research focus. This laboratory is one of the three research laboratories under the Institute of Advanced Technology (ITMA).
MSCL focuses in three main activities;
This program focuses on the synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials and their building blocks which involves the use of nanosized materials.The study of these materials covers the fundamental aspects towards their potential application.The research on nanocomposite materials and nanostructured materials includes but is not limited to nanometals, nanoalloys, nanoceramics, carbon nanotubes and layered double hydroxides.
Functional and Structural Materials
This program focuses on synthesis and characterization of advanced functional materials and also structural materials. The study of these materials covers the field of advanced materials such as electronic materials, magnetic and supperconducting materials, dielectric ceramic materials, semiconducting materials, photonic materials, thin film materials and smart materials. It also focuses on advanced polymer-matrix compo-site, structural metallic alloy and ceramic materials.
Foundry of Reticular Materials for Sustainability (FORMS)
The Foundry of Reticular Materials for Sustainability (FORMS) at the Institute of Advanced Materials (ITMA) is a long-term collaborative programme between Universiti Putra Malaysia and the University of California, Berkeley, America. This programme focuses on research involving the synthesis and applications of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). The applications of MOFs include, but are not limited to materials science and technology, biosystems and biotechnology, agriculture, water, veterinary and animal science, energy, and health and medicine.
Updated:: 28/01/2020 [nursyahirah]
Institute of Advanced Technology,
Universiti Putra Malaysia,
Selangor Darul Ehsan Malaysia