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Functional Composite Structure (FCS)


The Functional Composite Structure (FCS) is one of the research groups in Hybrid Composite Research Cluster (HCRC) under the Department of Materials and Design Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. FCS was established to support the enhancement of the development of composite focusing on metallic, ceramic and polymeric materials.

FCS ensures the field of functional composite structure to remain competitive and as to support the HCRC in UTHM. Our group focusses on discoveries in materials science and processing of composite materials. Critical researches and innovative solutions are continuously conducted by talented synergised research workforce via the FCS main research areas. 


Reseach Area

  • The group is committed to carry out intensive research in the following areas:

    • Metal and Ceramic Foaming 
    • Fuel Cell (SOFC & PEMFC) 
    • Powder Metallurgy and Metal Matric Composite (MMC) 
    • Metal, Ceramic and Polymer Matrix Composite (MMC, CMC and PMC) 


  • FCS is well equipped to conduct research and provide consultation in:

    • Characterizations of material for Fuel cell 
    • Physical and Mechanical Tests for metal, ceramic and composite
    • Evaluation on fuel cell materials and properties 
    • Optimization using Taguchi Method


Hybrid Composite Research Cluster

Contact Person

For more information or questions about this web site, please contact:

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hamimah Abd. Rahman
Head of FCS
Department of Materials and Design Engineering
Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering 
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia 
86400 Parit Raja, Batu Pahat, 

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