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Academic staffs in the Faculty of Science are actively doing research. Some research areas for
each department are given in the following:

Chemistry: Research interests include separation science, zeolites and nanostructured materials,
catalysis, polymer electrolytes, natural products and organic synthesis, organometallics,
biotechnology, environmental chemistry, solid state chemistry, forensic science, chemometrics
and computational chemistry.

Research in theory and applications in the following fields: Algebra and Analysis,
Applied and Computational Mathematics, Numerical Analysis, Statistics and Operational Research.

Physics: Material Science, Advanced Material, Nanotechnology, Crystal growth & fabrication,
Glass, ceramics and amorphous materials, Magnetic, dielectric materials and devices, Bulk
semiconductor and thin film devices, Superconductors, Instrumentation, Nondestructive Testing,
Instrumention in NDT, Intelligent instrumention; Digital signal processing; Parallel processing,
Image and signal processing, Computer interfacing, Process automation, Development and application
of microcontroller; Sensors, transducers and displays, Geomagnetic devices, Computational
physics, Radiation Physics, Medical Physics, Radiation Protection, Environmental Protection,
Environmental radioactivity level, Medical imaging; Theoretical nuclear physics, Neutron
activation analysis, Photonics, Photonics components, Optoelectronics, Laser interferometry,
Optical imaging, Terahertz imaging and spectroscopy, Laser and Electro-optics, Fibre optics
sensors, Fibre Bragg Grating devices, Fiber laser, Laser applications.

Research Facilities

The faculty has a range of well equipped research laboratories and computing facilities to support
research and teaching. Research facilities include nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer
(liquid and MAS NMR), gas chromatography (GC) and liquid chromatography (LC) systems,
ion chromatography (IC), capillary electrophoresis unit, gas chromatography-mass spectrometer
(GC-MS), inductively coupled-mass spectrometer (ICP-MS), transmission electron microscope
(TEM), field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM) and X-ray diffractometer (XRD),
atomic absorption spectrometer (AAS), surface analyzer, thermogravimetric analyzer (TGA),
voltammetric equipment, crystal growth and ultrasonic equipment, thin film coating, Fiber Bragg
Grating Fabricator, Fiber Coupler Machine, Laser Welding Machine, Nd;YAG laser, Nitro-Dye
laser, CO2 Laser, Photonic Training Facilities, Thin Film Fabrication, PECVD, MOVPE, NDT
Ultrasonic Testing, Material Analysis Laboratory, Crystal Growth Laboratory; Crystal Growth &
Fabrication, Nuclear Laboratory. The research facilities are supported by a team of qualified and
trained technical staff.

There is excellent student support at the Faculty of Science, UTM. In addition to receiving close
guidance from experienced supervisors and student-to-student mentoring, graduate students
are also encourage to participate in activities organized by Postgraduate Student Association
(POSAF) or Chemistry Postgraduate Students Club (KSK). Students also have access to departmental
Postgraduate Activity Room with computers and internet facilities.