Research Centre for Nano-Materials and Energy Technology

Research Centre for Nano-Materials and Energy Technology




The Research Centre for Nano-Materials and Energy Technology supports the university’s sustainability efforts by developing nanomaterials-based new technology for sustainable energy. We are involved in designing, developing, synthesizing, and testing different nanomaterials, such as advanced nanomaterials (MXene, Graphene, CNTs and their composite) to enhance various energy production, conversion and storage systems. We are led by Distinguished Research Professor Saidur Rahman, who ranked in the top 1% highly cited Researcher according to Clarivate Analytics.

We have state of art lab facilities with modern equipment and computational tools to produce high quality data to support research, collaboration and industrial activities.


To be a leading research centre in nanomaterials, energy efficiency and sustainable energy through innovative research, publications, product development and service to the community both locally and internationally


  1. To conduct innovative research and provide training and consultancy in the areas of nanomaterials and energy
  2. To develop new nanomaterials for sustainable energy solutions
  3. To establish local and international collaborations with leading organisations in the field
  4. To develop state-of-the-art facilities to establish a strong foundation for research and consultancy
  5. To produce highly-trained people to serve the sustainable energy industry and other related industries and government agencies

Research Facilities and Services

Instrument (Brand/Model)CodeType of Analysis
Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA) 
[PerkinElmer, TGA 4000]
TGA-02Temperature range: 30oC to 900oC
Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)  
[Linseis, DSC 1000-/C]
DSC-02Temperature range: 30oC to 500oC
Thermal Analyzer [METER, TEMPOS]TA-01•    Temperature range: 25oC to 90oC
•    With 3 sensors: KS-3, SH-3, TR-3
Thermal Conductivity Analyzer [Linseis, THB500]TA-02Temperature range: 25oC to 100oC
UV-Vis/NIR Spectrophotometer 
[Perkin Elmer, Lambda 75]
UV-02•    Wavelength range: 190 to 3300 nm
•    Liquid and solid-state analysis
[Perkin Elmer, Spectrum Two]
FTIR-03Attenuated Total Reflection (ATR)
Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) 
[Tescan Vega3]
SEM-02EDX point + mapping
Particle Analyzer 
[Anton Paar, Litesizer 500]
PA-01Particle Size
PA-02Zeta Potential
PA-03Particle Size + Zeta Potential
[Anton Paar, MCR92]
R-01•    Viscosity measurement
•    Temperature range: 25oC to 100oC
Density Meter 
[Anton Paar, DMA 1001]
DM-03•    Liquid density
•    Temperature range: 20oC to 60oC

For service enquiry, please contact Ms. Aisha Ridzuan/Ms. Atikah Aini at [email protected] or at @email