FST Postgraduate


The field of Physics in the Department of Applied Physics includes four main research domains, namely Material, Space, Energy, and Theoretical. Materials research covers a broad range of topics such as nanomaterials, biomaterials, electronic, optical, and magnetic. Meanwhile, the Space field studies cover research in the fields of astronomy, astrophysics, and space weather which comprise fieldwork, theoretical, and data analysis approaches through collaboration from national and international levels. On the other hand, the area of Energy studies focuses on photovoltaic technology (PV) which includes energy conversion materials, as well as energy generation through indoor and outdoor experiments. Meantime, Theoretical Physics covers the fundamental aspect behind astrophysics, cosmology, matter, and energy via in depth mathematical studies of general relativity and quantum mechanics, and perhaps their unification attempts i.e. in the field of quantum gravity, string and brane.

FST experts

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. Dr. Khoo Kok Siong

PhD (UKMalaysia)

✉️ khoo@ukm.edu.my

Expertise: Radiochemistry, Neutron Activation Analysis, Radiological Impact Assessment, Reactor Physics, Nuclear Physics

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohammad Hafizuddin bin Jumali

PhD (Warwick)

✉️ hafizhj@ukm.edu.my

Expertise: Lead Free Ferroelectrics, X-ray Diffractions

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Noor Baa’yah Ibrahim

PhD (Warwick)

✉️ baayah@ukm.edu.my

Expertise: Magnetic thin film, rare earth

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nur Adlyka Ainul Annuar

PhD (Durham)

✉️ adlyka@ukm.edu.my


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nurul Shazana Abdul Hamid

PhD (Kyushu Univ)

✉️ zana@ukm.edu.my

Expertise: Space weather, Earth's Ionosphere, Geomagnetic Field

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yap Chi Chin

PhD (UKMalaysia)

✉️ ccyap@ukm.edu.my

Expertise: Organic photovoltaic

Dr. Anuar bin Alias

PhD (UMalaysia)


Expertise: General Relativity, Braneworld, Wormhole, Geometrodynamics, Cosmology

Dr. Imran bin Yusuff

PhD (Cambridge)


Expertise: Experimental High Energy Physics

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

ChM. Dr. Mohamad Azuwa Mohamed

PhD (UKMalaysia)


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

Dr. Mohd Amir Radhi Othman

PhD (Wollongong, Australia)


Expertise: Radiation Physics, Supercapacitors, Quantum Optics

Dr. Mohd Narizee bin Mohd Nasir

PhD (Southampton)

✉️ narizee@ukm.edu.my

Expertise: Optoelectronics, Photonics, Fibre Optics, Optical Sensors, Microresonators

Dr. Naif H.M. Al-Hardan

PhD (USMalaysia)


Expertise: Thin Film Physics, Nanostructures, Semiconductor Devices, UV Sensors, Biosensors

Dr. Rozidawati Awang

PhD (UMalaya)


Expertise: Plasma thin film technology optics

Mr. Wan Mohd Aimran Bin Wan Mohd Kamil

MSc (London)


Expertise: Light Pollution, Physics Education Research, Astronomy Education Research, History and Philosophy of Science, Islamic Science

Dr. Zalita binti Zainuddin

PhD (UPMalaysia)

✉️ zazai@ukm.edu.my

Expertise: Dielectric and Electrolyte Ceramics