Research Areas and Projects

  1. Development of Unconventional Materials including Metal Based Composites, Functionally Gradient Materials and Nanostructured bulk Materials
  2. Functional Materials and Metal Matrix Composities
  3. Materials Education
  4. Wear Mapping, Tribology of Engineering Materials, Nano-Lubriction, Coatings, Friction and Wear characterization of Nano-Lubricants, Tribology of Polymers and Coatings
  5. Polymers and Thin Film deposition
  6. Fracture and Fatigue
  7. Nanomechanics of Advanced Materials, Mechanical Properties and Interface Mechanics of Thin Films, Mechanical Properties of Nano-Materials
  8. Biomaterials, Biomechanics and Tissue Engineering; Fracture-Wear of Biomaterials, Wear Modelling, Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering, Integration Medical Images, Biomaterials & Advanced Manufacturing
  9. Growth, characterisation and application of Piezo


  • Atomic Force Microscopy
  • Scanning Electron Microscope
  • Thermal Analysis Equipment
  • Tensile Testing Machine
  • Tribometry Equipment
  • Hydraulic Press
  • X-Ray Diffractometer
  • Optical Microscope
  • Furnaces
  • Scratch Tester
  • Thin Film Deposition System
  • Hardness Tester

Contact Us

Material Labs
E3-04-01 to E3-04-03

Faculty of Engineering, NUS

+65 6516 6691

Lab Staff
Abdul Khalim Bin Abdul
Juraimi Bin Madon
Ng Hong Wei
Theodore Tang Yee Wei