The focus of the Advanced Materials Manufacturing and Tribology Lab is to develop new nano-structured materials, alloys, composites and materials for electronic packaging for various engineering applications. We apply advanced characterization techniques such as electron microscopy to analyze local structural and chemical changes occurring in alloys during their synthesis and processing down to the atomic-scale. Our ultimate goal is to understand the complex structure-property relationships of metallic materials in order to tailor and optimise their properties and design new high-performance alloys/composites. Another focus is on prototype manufacturing in low-cost, high-performance and compatible with industry needs; transfer knowledge to industry; and produce world-class engineers by educating students.“Making the makers of the new world of manufacturing”
The globalisation of many skills, especially in manufacturing-related areas, is transforming our economy to one where many soft skills that are hard to measure are also becoming increasingly important such as creativity, communication, grit, resourcefulness, integrity, sincerity, adaptability, team spirit, confidence and mindset. The emerging competitive nature of the new economy needs blending of soft and hard skills — new human capital for innovation in design and manufacturing technology. 
All students who are highly motivated and interested in cutting-edge materials research, using state-of-the-art techniques, are most welcome to apply for a position at the AM2T lab.