Recent development in heat insulating research

Conventional heat insulating materials like expanded polystyrene, polyurethane foams or mineral wool are low cost and lightweight but high flammability. Other non-flammable insulating materials like fiberglass, rockwool and glass wool are heavy and bulky. Silica aerogel surpass other materials due to its high thermal stability, non-flammable and lightweight properties.

Heat insulation materials

Thermal Barrier Coatings (TBC) … [Continue reading]

Aerogel : new lightweight composite materials

Lightweight-thermal insulation composites were prepared using unsaturated polyester resin and silica aerogel. Preservation of pores in the aerogel was achieved by modification of the silica aerogel into closed pores, core-shell structure. … [Continue reading]

Research Interest

Research Interests: Advanced Electron Microscopy, Nanomaterials, Reactive coatings for electronics, Hard coatings, Coatings for Aerospace Applications, Engineering Materials … [Continue reading]


Dr Muhamad Azizi Mat Yajid Senior Lecturer B.Eng (Hon's) Materials Engineering, USM MSc. Nanoscale Science & Technology, The University of Leeds, UK PhD in Engineering Materials, The University of Sheffield, UK Department of Materials, … [Continue reading]