Nanomaterials present a tremendous opportunity to generate a host of new products that could energise the economy, solve major societal problems, revitalise existing industries, and create entirely new businesses. The opportunity arises as the result of the unique properties (e.g., physical, magnetic, optical, chemical, mechanical, electronic, biological) of materials when they are at nanoscale (1 to 100 nm) size. To realise fully the broad economic benefits of nanomaterials, a novel solution-oriented approach to materials development — nanomaterials by design needs to be adopted.
This new approach requires a robust understanding of the fundamental scientific principles operating at nanoscale, including interdependent structure-property relationships. Such an understanding will enable cost effective design, synthesis, and scale-up of materials that deliver selected properties, allowing for the focus on the requirements for specific applications as the primary drivers of the design process.
The capability will accelerate nanomaterial development resulting in a large number of diverse products to rapidly enter markets to solve long-standing problems and stimulate economic growth for decades to come. Thus, the vision of the nanotechnology research group at UTP is to establish a library of nanomaterials and synthesis techniques for accelerated production of innovative and beneficial commercialised products in the following areas.
To become the nation's premier Centre of excellence and technology provider in Nanotechnology
Establish a library of diverse, high-quality nanomaterial building blocks with well characterised compositions, stable architectures, and predicted properties.
Offer safe, reproducible, cost-effective, and clearly defined manufacturing and assembly methods to incorporate nanomaterials into systems and devices designed to perform specified functions while retaining nanoscale attributes
Accelerate the development and production of innovative and beneficial commercialized products
Prof. Dr. Norani Muti Mohamed
Head of Centre of Innovative Nanostructures & Nanodevices (COINN)
University Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP)
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