Advanced Materials Processing and Characterisation Group

The Advanced Materials Processing and Characterisation Group is dedicated to both fundamental scientific and industrial oriented research in the area of functional composite materials, nano and bulk functional materials and coatings.

Research is applied within a number of sectors including biomedical, aerospace, automotive, defence etc.

We have long standing expertise in a wide range of areas:

  • Development and characterization of advanced composite materials, in particular functional polymer matrix composite (PMC) and ceramic matrix composite (CMC) materials
  • 3D printing and additive manufacturing of polymers and advanced ceramics
  • Recycling of waste materials and industrial by-products
  • Fabrication of polymer fibers using electrospinning for multifunctional applications
  • Stimulus-responsive materials/composites
  • Bio-inspired materials and composites
  • Ceramic coatings and materials for high temperature applications
  • Thermal and cold spray coatings
  • Synthesis of magnetic nanoparticles, carbon nanomaterials and superconductors
  • Advanced characterisation methods employing neutron/X-ray diffraction and imaging

Current projects

  • Electrospun 3D collagen functionalized thermally responsive poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) nanofibers scaffold - Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia
    Metal ferrite nanoparticles addition on thallium-based high temperature superconductors - Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia
  • Regenerative medicine: New insights to new applications with electrospun biopolymer scaffold for cell culture and tissue engineering applications and bioinks for 3D bioprinting of tissue – Horizon 2020 Funding
  • 3D printing of high strength-to-weight ratio ultra-high temperature ceramics (UHTCs) with multiscale porosity, The University of Melbourne and Office of Naval Research (ONR)

Please contact a group member if you would like to enquire about our consultancy, research capabilities and PhD opportunities.

Associate Professor Ing Kong

Dr Avinash Baji

Dr Mitchell Sesso