Materials are the index of human progress! Human civilization and progress has been ranked in terms of materials during their evolution as stone age, iron age, bronze age etc. Along with the exciting developments in electronics, communication, and transportation in the second half of the twentieth century, the huge potential of multifunctional and hybrid materials in nanometer size dimensions have been unfolded into a fascinating wide spectrum of opportunities. The advanced materials cluster of FIST strives to excel in the area of innovative multifunctional and hybrid materials for a range of applications from renewable energy devices to cost effective household furniture’s. We aim to attract capital investments in the areas of metals, metal oxides, polymers, and polymer – nanocomposites, carbon nanotubes, graphene, liquid crystals, advanced catalysts, and various multifunctional organic materials. The cluster undertakes cutting edge research on a range of functionalities such as conducting, semiconducting, dielectric, superconducting, photonic properties of the materials for technological advancements. The advanced materials cluster is teamed up from scientists from various disciplines including Physics, Chemistry, and Materials Science with strong international exposure and networks.


  • Solar cell
  • Energy storage
  • Biosensor
  • Magnetic materials
  • Electromagnetic Shielding Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Corrosion coating
  • Superconductor
  • Advanced catalyst
  • Sensor
  • Wood panels & composites
  • Quantum chemical modelling


Dr. Saifful Kamaluddin bin Muzakir
Prof. Dr. Jose Rajan
Prof. Dr. Mohd Hasbi bin Ab. Rahim
Prof. Dr. Chong Kwok Feng
Prof. Dr. Gaanty Pragas Maniam
Dr. Agus Geter Edy Sutjipto
PM. Dr. Mohamad Ashry Jusoh
PM. Dr. Ahmad Salihin Samsudin
Dr. Izan Izwan Misnon
Dr. Nurjannah Salim
Dr. Farah Hanani Zulkifli
Dr. Muhamad Hafiz Mazwir
Dr. Siti Noor Hidayah Mustapha
Dr. Shamsul Zakaria
Dr. Rasidi Roslan
Dr. Rodziah Nazlan
Dr. Ahmad Zamani Abd Halim
Madam Nurul Ainaa Najihah Busra
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