The Materials Technology Section conducts demand driven basic and applied research in Materials Science and Technology. This section, which is ISO 9001:2008 certified, is a leading provider of technical support to the industry and supporting organizations, offering customized services and undertaking contract research projects. Typical industries catered for include those in the ceramic, minerals, coatings, wood & cellulose natural fiber (e.g. coconut & banana), rubber & plastics sectors. The competent staffs are able to undertake specialized testing such as examinations under the Scanning Electron Microscope, interpretations of FTIR and XRD data, and ceramic testing (thermal expansion co-efficient). Contract Research projects include development of innovative technologies in materials related applications, nanotechnology, as well as innovative methods for utilization of industrial waste. The team of multi-disciplinary researchers and technical staff also engage in the transfer of technology, sourcing of machinery and equipment for clients, the development of new products, as well as trouble shooting and problem solving for industry partners. Training programmes are organized to meet various industry needs. Sectional research programmes provide opportunities for training and supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate students from several national universities



  To be a Centre of Excellence in Materials Science & Technology


 To Conduct Innovative R&D and Provide Services in Materials Science for national development


 Services We Provide

 We are specialized in material characterization and also we offer testing services with analytical capabilities and expertise. Our main areas of interests are

  1. R & D projects
  2. Consultancy Testing Services
  3. Technology Transfer
  4. Training programs

 Related to materials such as Rubber & Plastics, wood & cellulose, minerals & ceramics, advanced materials & nanomaterials



  1. Trouble shooting in the material related industries
  2. Development of innovative products and processes in the area of materials
  3. Development of value added products and process
  4. Value addition to industrial wastes
  5. Bio-degradability measurement of industrial materials
  6. Development of products based on natural fibers


 Contact - Materials Technology Section

Phone : +94-11-2379800 ,  +94-11-2379849- ext  462/463/469

Fax :       +94-11-2379816


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