Focusing on the interdisciplinary nature of its programme, Institute of Science (IOS) provides an opportunity for students to tailor their academic experiences to their career and life goals. As one of the centres of excellence in the university which revolves around chemical, physical and biological sciences, IOS has many projects underway that encourage strong collaborations between students and the institute. We offer not only intellectually stimulating research areas at the postgraduate level but also notable supervisions and excellent research facilities.

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Dr Noor Asnida Asli

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious and Most Merciful. Alhamdulillah. First and foremost, I would like praise to Allah S.W.T. that I am able to complete my PhD journey. A million thanks to my supervisors, Prof. Dr. Saifollah Abdullah, Prof. Dr. Mohamad Rusop Mahmood and Prof. Madya Dr. Suriani Abu Bakar. Their commitment, guidance and leadership are second to none.
I would like to express my gratitude to Institute of Science (IOS) for all facilities provided. IOS is one of excellent center at Universiti Teknologi MARA that provides all useful workshop and programs for enhancing the candidate’s abilities in different areas. I was participating for colloquium series that held by IOS and met many collaborators. By the words “Collabration are the foundation of academic research”, I believe this program will improve my research skills, analysis skills and gain knowledge. A special thanks to all staff at IOS for their support and assistance throughout my PhD journey. Thank you very much.



Dr Siti Khatijah Deraman

In the name of Allah S.W.T, The Most Gracious and Most Passionate. All praise to Him, Lord of the Whole Universe. I am very thankful to Allah S.W.T for His blessings that enables me to complete this work.

First and foremost, I am extremely grateful to my beloved supervisor, Prof Dr Ri Hanum Yahaya Subban for her invaluable supervision. Special thanks are also dedicated to my co-supervisor, Prof Dr Nor Sabirin Mohamed for her support, help, guidance and advices.

My deepest appreciation to Institute of Science (IOS) UiTM for the best research facilities provided while doing my labwork especially Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR), Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Thermogravimetric analyzer (TGA), Solartron Impedence/Gain, Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and X-Ray Diffraction (XRD). Institute of Science (IOS) also have many best laboratory staff that give a good commitment and helpful to all postgraduate students to complete their research.

Finally again, a million thanks to Institute of Science (IOS) to give me opportunity and gain experienced from my phD journey. IOS did a great job in becoming an effective platform and ground for postgraduate student. IOS also provides support to help faculty and postgraduate student to succeed in their research and creative endeavors at UiTM.



Roshidah Rusdi

Studying at Centre for Nanomaterials Research during my post-graduate studies for M.Sc gave me tremendous knowledges in many research aspects. This also a very grateful chance for me to diverge my capability to be a dedicated researchers with high skills from technical to analytical aspects that convince me to fully confident to do my PhD currently with Centre for Nanomaterials Research too.



Dr Siti Nur Liyana Mamauod

I would like to congratulate  to Institute of Science (IOS) for giving me the opportunity to study under this institution.   IOS is the best and most peaceful place to learn as well as many facilities. Coupled with a friendly and committed lecturers in conveying knowledge, it is easy to communicate and learn from lecturers. 



Dr Salina Mohamad

Studying Nanotechnology in UiTM is by far one of the best decisions of my life. Registered as student again, under a post-graduate program in Jan 2009, I started the step to success. This program provided me with a tremendous blend of challenges and opportunities. I enjoyed doing experimental work with high-end machines and equipment that has been provided in Nano Sci-Tech Centre. Throughout the study, I learnt to be self-disciplined and operate independently, but sometimes seeking the guidance and help of colleagues and science officer when needed. Besides, my supervisor has provided me with great expertise and continual support especially when analysing data. I also had the great opportunity to present my work at national and international conference. The knowledge that I gained, the spiritual growth that I experienced, and the character I developed, had turned me to what I am today. Thank you, UiTM.