FST Postgraduate


Materials Science is a multidisciplinary field that focuses on fundamental science (physics, chemistry, and mathematics) and engineering. Materials Science includes metals, polymers, ceramics, composites, and semiconductors that emphasize on the study of the properties and behavior of materials at all scales, from the atomic to the macroscopic and nanoscopic, as well as the relationships between their structure, properties, processing, and performance. It also allows students to gain a deeper understanding of fundamental materials science and engineering principles, as well as advanced skills in designing, characterizing, and processing materials with tailored properties for specific applications. The course will also provide the opportunity for students to specialize in a variety of applications, including electronic, automotive, biomaterials, nanomaterials, and optical materials. Students may also work on interdisciplinary projects that involve collaborations with researchers from other fields, such as physics, chemistry, biology, and engineering.

FST experts

Prof. Ts. Dr. Chia Chin Hua

PhD (UKMalaysia)

✉️ chia@ukm.edu.my

Expertise: Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials, Advanced Materials

Prof. Ts. Dr. Norinsan Kamil Othman

PhD (UNSW Austalia)

✉️ insan@ukm.edu.my

Expertise: Materials Science and Engineering

Prof. Ts. ChM Dr. Rusli Daik

PhD (Durham)

✉️ rusli.daik@ukm.edu.my

Expertise: Polymer Synthesis, Electroactive Polymer, Biosynthetic Polymer, Nano-structured Polymer, Magnetic Polymer

Prof. Dr. Sarani Zakaria


✉️ szakaria@ukm.edu.my

Expertise: i) Pulp Paper and Functional Polysaccharides Technology, ii) Regeneration and Derivatives of Cellulose; iii) Biodegradable and Dissolvable Polymer; iv) Bio-Fuel and Bio-Refinery (liquefaction and Solvolysis) v) Absorption Materials

Assoc. Prof. Ts. ChM Dr. Darfizzi Derawi

PhD (UKMalaysia)

✉️ darfizzi@ukm.edu.my

Expertise: Oleochemistry, Catalysis for Bioenergy, Advanced Biofuels, Mesoporous Silica, Hazard & Risk Management

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohammad Hafizuddin bin Jumali

PhD (Warwick)

✉️ hafizhj@ukm.edu.my

Expertise: Lead Free Ferroelectrics, X-ray Diffractions

Assoc. Prof. Ts Dr. Saiful Irwan Bin Zubairi

PhD (London)

✉️ saiful-z@ukm.edu.my

Expertise: Food Bioprocessing, Food Engineering, Food Technology, Biomaterial, Chemical Engineering

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sharifah Nabihah Syed Jaafar

Phd (BOKU)

✉️ nabihah@ukm.edu.my

Expertise: Polymer Materials, Renewable Materials, Microspheres, Biorefinery

Ts. Dr. Chen Ruey Shan

PhD (UKMalaysia)

✉️ chen@ukm.edu.my

Expertise: Polymer, Blending, Composite, Biocomposite, Nanocomposite

Dr. Husniyah Aliyah binti Lutpi

PhD (USMalaysia)

✉️ husniyah@ukm.edu.my

Expertise: Glass-ceramics, Ceramics, Aluminosilicate, Thermal shock resistance, Bioceramics

ChM. Dr. Lee Tian Khoon

PhD (UKMalaysia)


Expertise: Li, Na, Al, S - ion batteries; Nano-composite polymer electrolyte; secondary battery

ChM. Dr. Mohamad Azuwa Mohamed

PhD (UKMalaysia)

✉️ mazuwa@ukm.edu.my

Expertise: Photocatalysis, Photoelectrocatalysis, Electrocatalysis/Catalysis, Biomimetic Materials, Functional Catalytic Membrane, Functional Cellulose

Dr. Muhammad Asif Ahmad Khushaini

PhD (UKMalaysia)

✉️ asif@ukm.edu.my

Expertise: Nonlinear Optics, Plasmonics, Quantum Optics, Computational and Theoretical Physics, Biosensors

Dr. Muhammad Siddiq Fadhil bin Sutrisno

PhD (UiTM)

✉️ siddiqfadhil@ukm.edu.my

Expertise: Conductivity and Dielectric, Optical and Luminescence, Rare Earth doped Glass, Nanoparticles doped Glass

Dr. Naif H M Al-Hardan

PhD (USMalaysia)


Expertise: Bio sensors, semiconductor devices, UV sensors, nanostructures.

Dr. Siti Aisyah Shamsudin

PhD (Kyoto Univ)

✉️ aisyah@ukm.edu.my

Expertise: Nanomaterials, Polymer (block or blend), Quantum dots materials, Supercapacitor

ChM. Dr. Teh Lee Peng

PhD (UTMalaysia)

✉️ lpteh@ukm.edu.my

Expertise: Advanced Materials, CO2 Capture and Conversion, Heterogeneous Solid Acid-Base Catalysis, Water treatment

Dr. Zalita binti Zainuddin

PhD (UPMalaysia)

✉️ zazai@ukm.edu.my

Expertise: Dielectric ceramics, electrolyte ceramics