It is essential to understand the fundamental properties, limitations, and challenges in synthesizing novel material for various applications in science and engineering. The most eye-catching features of carbon-based nanomaterial/nanocomposite are their electronic, mechanical, optical, and chemical characteristics, which opens numerous avenues to future applications, especially in biomedical, polymers, material construction, biosensors, coatings, petroleum, energy, and environment. In line with this, Curtin Material and Structure Research Cluster is established to understand the fundamental knowledge generation and transfer through multidisciplinary research collaboration among researchers locally and internationally, to strengthen the research activity and explore the new dimensional material synthesis.

There are several main key areas of our research cluster, which include advanced nanomaterial synthesis using microwave technology, advanced material and manufacturing, nano polymer composite, corrosion engineering, constitutive modelling of soils, highway and transportation engineering, green material synthesis, biomedical application, numerical modeling, surface metrology, sustainable nano composite, sustainable construction materials, lightweight construction, and steel structures.  The main aim of this research cluster is to develop advanced sustainable materials and application to meet the need of various sectors i.e., research scientists, graduate students, faculty members, industrial partners, government clients, and environmental consultants working in Chemical, Mechanical, Civil, Biotechnological and Environmental Engineering. Furthermore, our research outcomes can be enhancing in various sectors such as industry practitioners, engineers, researchers in environmental remediation, agricultural engineering, electronic energy device industry, sensor and energy harvesting industries, equipment manufacture industry, materials processing industries, nanomaterials developed industries, and construction industry.

Current projects are funded by both industry and government agencies such as the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia, Sarawak Research and Development Council, Sarawak Multimedia Authority, ASEAN Funding Agency, and Public Works Department Sarawak.

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