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About Us


The Structural Materials and Degradation (SMD) Focus Group was established in January 2016. It was inially named as Corrosion and Fracture Focus Group (CRFRAC), which established in 2011 along with six focus groups in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering  UMP. The aim of this focus group is to bring together mechanical and materials engineers in improving and evaluating structural materials and its degradation. 


To emerge as a regional leader in the research of fracture and degradation  of structural materials.


We are dedicated to make researches through innovation and quality services.


Currently, there are three main research focus in SMD, which are:

1. Corrosion and protection 

2. Fracture Mechanics

3. Fabrication and Analysis of natural fiber-reinforced polymer composite