Director’s message

In the name of Allah, the Almighty.

Alhamdulillah. It is my responsibility becoming a new director of Centre for Sustainable
Nanomaterials, or it is well-known as CSNano. My education background is chemistry (BSc
(Industrial Chemistry), MSc (Chemistry), PhD (Chemistry)) and all of my tertiary level of
educations are from Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. My main affiliate is
Department of Biosciences, Faculty of Science, UTM and because of this, my research
expertise is applied materials science for biological and medical areas. I am professional
chemist (ChM) under Malaysian Institute of Chemistry and Chartered Chemist (CChem)
under Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), UK. Being a director for CSNano, my main aim for
this centre is to lead a re-known centre for research and development in sustainable
nanomaterials area nationally and globally.

CSNano is under Ibnu Sina Institute for Scientific and Industrial Research (ISI-SIR), UTM
and the mission is to grow into a centre-of-excellence for conducting advanced research,
development, and demonstration of fundamental and applied science research in materials
sciences for the global impact. Our main R&D is focusing on sustainable nanomaterials
where the development of nanomaterials are based on sustainable approaches and also, the
sustainable application of nanomaterials. The research areas in CSNano includes but not
limited to heterogeneous catalysts, porous nanomaterials, supramolecular functional
nanomaterials, nano/molecular photochemistry, biomaterials, green biosynthesis
nanoparticles, semiconductor nanostructures, analytical science, separation chemistry,
organometallic chemistry, physics of low dimensional structure, quantum chemistry and
Fussy modelling. Beside R&D, our aim include dissemination of knowledge related to
nanotechnology, nanomaterials, nanoparticles, nanocomposite etc. and their application in
various fields. CSNano will grab possible opportunities and works together in various
partnership in enhancing our fields and fostering the growth of nanomaterials at national
levels as well as international levels.

For more information, please explore our website (

Director of CSNano,

Assoc Prof ChM Dr Nik Ahmad Nizam Nik Malek, PhD, CChem, MRSC, MMIC

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