Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering

Advanced and Nano Materials Research Centre

This centre has a wide range of materials processing and characterisation facilities and research capabilities.


The processing facilities include

  • unbalanced magnetron sputter
  • extra low oxygen partial pressure generator/reactor
  • 1,800°C high temperature vacuum furnace and other furnaces
  • mechanical alloying/powder processing facilities
  • spinning and thermal spray coaters
  • sol-gel system
  • micro-arc deposition system
  • vacuum induction melting furnace


Testing and characterisation facilities include

  • electrochemical corrosion analytical system
  • salt-fog corrosion chamber
  • corrosion-wear testers
  • thermal analysis system (DSC/TGA)
  • nano-mechanical testing system
  • electrical impedance tester
  • x-ray diffractometer


The centre has strong expertise on

  • light alloys
  • surface coating
  • electronic materials and devices
  • thin oxide films and their applications
  • corrosion and oxidation
  • computer modelling of materials processing and performance