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MSD FUNCTIONS

  • Undertake research and development on materials science and engineering especially in the areas of new/advanced materials, surface engineering, and special materials
  • Undertake technology transfer of generated technologies
  • Provide technical assistance and support services to clients (i.e. industry, academe), related to the division’s field of expertise
  • Contribute in the planning and implementation of the institute’s programs and projects

MSD SECTIONS

ADVANCED MATERIALS SECTION

- Quality/Property improvement of traditional plastics Improvement of properties using locally-produced nanomaterials 

- Engineering plastics improvement of properties of engineering plastics using locally-produced nanomaterials

- Biodegradable polymers/plastics production of environment-friendly thermoplastics that exhibit properties similar to those of petroleum-based plastics but do not involve toxic components and could completely degrade in the environment 

- Plastics waste recycling processing of waste plastics into useful materials

- Polymer composites development of diffrent thermoplastic and thermoset composites for industrial applications

- Natural fiber composites development of various natural fiber-reinforced composites (e.g. abaca fiber composites)  for various industrial applications (e.g. construction, aviation, marine) 

- Quantum dots synthesis of carbon quantum dots from biowaste materials for industrial and medical applications 

 

SPECIAL MATERIALS SECTION

- Ceramics : traditional and advanced

- Building construction materials

- Mineral Processing and Utilization

- Water Purification and Filtration

- Nanomaterials and application 

 

SURFACE ENGINEERING SECTION

- Corrosion

- Surface Coatings

- Hollow Fiber Membrane