Research Facilities

The School has extensive and well-established research facilities. For the most efficient use of these resources, please use the appropriate booking system.

Research Laboratories

Building E8

Room Laboratory Manager Description

G12

Metallography George YangGrinding, polishing, cutting and sawing

G12B

Metallography George YangOptical microscopy and microindentation

G14B

Metallography George YangOptical & Scanning Electron Microscopy
111 Process Metallurgy Soo ChongProcess Metallurgy Research lab - Nanoparticle Synthesis

112

Materials Engineering Soo ChongSimulation and Modelling of Particulate Systems. Particle/powder science characterisation

SMaRT

PolymerAnthony Zhang Sample preparation and compression of various polymers

201

Nanotech. & Electrochem.Soo Chong Nanotechnology & electrochemical lab - energy-materials, hydrogen storage and metal matrix composites (MMCs) characterisation and processing

202

Physical Metallurgy Kevin Laws Melting, alloy preparations and development

203

High Temperature Rahmat Kartono Isothermal and Cyclic test rigs for testing materials at high temperature under oxidation and carburisation conditions
204 Ceramic Preparation Soo Chong Processing and characterisation of microstructure-property relationship of advancec ceramics for functional applications; processing of ceramics, including fabrication, forming and densification of bulk materials, thick films and thin films.

Building D7

RoomLaboratoryManagerDescription

PG01

Mechanical workshop George Yang General Workshop consisting of welding, cutting, drilling and mounting

PG01A

Furnace room Rahmat Kartono Exposure test at high temperatures for various oxides

PG02

Storeroom George Yang Storage

PG03

Roll milling George Yang Cold rolling

PG03

Metal Casting Rahmat Kartono Foundry aluminium casting for class demonstration

PG03

Injection Molder Bill Joe Various plastic materials being injected and moulded into different shapes and sizes

PG03A

SPS and HIP Rahmat Kartono Sintering with spark plasma and high isostatic press in inert gases

PG05

Teaching Laboratory George Yang Class Teaching

PG06

Furnace/ovens Rahmat Kartono Drying and sintering in air and inert gases

PG06A

Furnace/ovens Rahmat Kartono Reduction processes for metal processing

PG07

Grinding room George Yang Compressing, cutting, shaking and ball milling

PG08

Mechanical Testing Bill Joe Mechanical testing of materials tension, compression and flexure up to 100kN

PG09

Process Metallurgy / Sustainable Materials Processing Labs Rahmat Kartono / NM Saha-Chaudhury Reduction processes for metal processing

PG10

Mechanical Testing Bill Joe Mechanical testing of materials fatigue

P102

SMaRT Lab NM Saha-Chaudhury Sustainable Materials Research and Technology Centre
P104A SMaRT Lab NM Saha-Chaudhury Sustainable Materials Research and Technology Centre

Red Centre Basement

RoomLaboratory Manager Description

B003

Nanomechanics testing Bill JoeNano-indentation of bulk samples, thin films and surface coatings

B005

Tribology testing Bill JoeWear testing (pin-on-desk), scratch testing and electro-mechanical coupling measurements

B007

Piezoelectric property characterisation Bill JoePiezoelectric property characterisation of bulk samples and thin films

B008

Metallic glass development Thwin HtooMagnetron sputter deposition

B009

AFM Soo ChongCharacterisation of advanced electronic, photonic and spintronic materials

B011

Electrical and magnetic measurement Anthony ZhangPhysical property measurement system and Magnetic property measurement system

B012

Helium CompressorThwin HtooHelium pumps to cater for MPMS and PPMS

B013

Optical analysis Thwin HtooOptical analysis

B014

Sputter Anthony ZhangVarious sputtering of different samples using atoms fired from different sold materials.

B015

Thermal diffusivity analysis Thwin HtooThermal diffusivity analysis

B016

Thermoanalysis Thwin HtooThermoanalysis

B017

Thermoelectric analysis Thwin HtooThermoelectric analysis

B018

Electronic materials characterisation Anthony ZhangAtomic force microscopy measuring various samples
B020 Thin Films and interface characterisation Thwin HtooPulse laser deposition
B023Cryo SPM LabSoo ChongCharacterisation of advanced electronic, photonic and spintronic materials using low temperature scanning probe microscopy