Research activities in this field focus on the fundamental properties of materials and related experimental techniques applicable in areas ranging from condense matter physics and molecular physics to nuclear and radiation physics and optics. The main research interest is on compound semiconductor materials (III-V semiconductors). The epitaxial growth (MOCVD), characterisation and electronic processes in the III-V semiconductor nanowires and devices are related to their use in nanotechnology, photovoltaic properties and optoelectronic applications. Other research activities focus on carbon nanostructures systems, in particular carbon nanotubes and graphitic nano fibres. The main interests are the preparation and processing of these novel materials, their properties and characterisations and materials functionalisation. Other research interests include nanostructured coatings using CVD, PVD, sol-gel and electro catalyst preparations of materials for fuel cell applications.
Current research in this field has focused on elemental analysis of natural and anthropogenic sediments and natural products using instrumentation nuclear activation analysis (INAA) as well as the synthesis and modification of polymers by gamma irradiation technique.
Research in the areas of physics literacy, simulations and multimedia focuses the attention of the physicist on aspects of the processes of teaching and learning physics and the development of quality and effective topical learning modules and visualisation tools. The primary motivation for this research is the common conceptual and reasoning difficulties that students encounter in studying physics. Focus areas include the development of computer/web-based instructions, interactive on-line lectures, multimedia physics visualisations, and simulations, and the design and development of new physics experiments and demonstrations.
List of Experts
Updated:: 18/01/2021 [jivan]
Universiti Putra Malaysia,
43400 UPM Serdang,
Selangor Darul Ehsan