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MATERIAL SCIENCE DIVISION (MSD)

DIVISIONAL FUNCTIONS

  • Undertake research and development on material 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) in relation to the division’s field of expertise; and
  • Contribute in the planning and implementation of the Institute’s programs/projects.

 

THREE (3) SECTIONS UNDER MSD

1. 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 composited development of different thermoplastics and thermoset composited for industrial applications
  • Natural fiber composited development of various natural fiber-reinforced composited (e.g. abaca fiber composited) for various industrial applications (e.g. construction, aviation, marine)
  • Quantum dots synthesis of carbon quantum dots from biowaste materials for industrial and medical applications 

2. SPECIAL MATERIALS SECTION

  • Ceramics: traditional and advanced
  • Building construction materials
  • Mineral Processing and Utilization
  • Water Purification and Filtration
  • Nanomaterials and application 

3. SURFACE ENGINEERING SECTION

  • Corrosion
  • Surface Coatings
  • Hollow Fiber Membrane