Worldwide developments in materials are being translated into innovation in manufacturing, energy conservation, renewable energy, biomaterials,recycling, security, nanotechnology and biomedicine. The world energy crisis has given prominence to a new emerging class of materials, the energy materials that will much impact upon the world materials scene. Concerns on the environment has given focus on recycling, security and environmental friendly design.

    All these concerns are urgent global issues needing attention, making materials research equally urgent and relevant. This bodes well with AMPI's final destination of being a globally known materials research group, supported by the UKM research model of the empowerment of cross disciplinary research groups with networking both inside and outside the country. 

Fields of Research

In general, advanced materials research in UKM focuses on 5 themes, synthesis and production, structure-property relationship, processing, integrity and design and life cycle assessment.

    AMPI has two sub groups, i. the metal and ii. the polymer and reinforced polymer groups working on aspects of the theme. Being cross disciplinary in approach AMPI collaborates with researchers in the Faculty of Science and Technology in aspects of characterisation and structure-property relationship, that of the Faculty of Engineering and The Built Environment in manufacturing, design and performance, biomaterials such as implants with the Faculty of Medicine and dental composites with the Faculty of Dentistry. 

    AMPI has also formed international networking programmes with Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan, in Metals and Polymer Composites, Nanofibre Processing with University of Alexandria, Egypt, Materials Processing with Universitas Indonesia, LIPI andBATAN Jakarta and UNLAM, all in Indonesia and the Energy Research Institute, Sudan in Sustainable Materials. Our latest collaboration is with Damascus University in aspects of Metal Alloys and Natural Fibre Composites processing.


The People

Prof. Dr. Che Husna Azhari (Non-metallic materials processing)
Prof. Dr. Andanastuti Muchtar (Advanced ceramics)
Prof. Dr. Shahrum Abdullah (Fatigue life assessment)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd. Zaidi Omar (Semi-solid metals processing)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mariyam Jameelah Ghazali (Wear of materials)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Syarif Junaidi Syarif Djalil (Steel alloys design & processing)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zainuddin Sajuri (Fatigue & fracture of alloys &
Dr. Abu Bakar Sulong (Nano-materials processing)
Dr. Rozli Zulkifli (Composite materials properties & processing)

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