Prof. Dr. Mohd Rafie Bin Johan
"Nanotechnology and Catalysis Research Center (NANOCAT) has been established since 2001 at University of Malaya as a specialized centre of excellence (COE) in nanotechnology and catalysis. Our vision is to be an internationally renowned and recognised CoE in Catalysis and Nanomaterials . NANOCAT offers students, researchers and academics a wonderful place to study and research. It is highly interdisciplinary in that chemists, biologists, physicists and engineers all work together to create amazing new materials with remarkable properties and to develop devices that change the way we live. They are also encouraged to carry out their individual scientific research resulting in publications in the best journals. NANOCAT also has strong collaboration with the industrial partner such as Petronas, Hartalega, Oleon and others. We have access to the latest analytical equipment including filed emission scanning electron microscopes, x-ray diffraction, BET analysis, various spectroscopies, chemical reactors and thermal analysis methods."