This course will provide an introduction to materials characterization techniques along with the
analyses required for each instruments. Learning activities cover three main aspects in materials
characterizations: (i) working principles, (ii) specimen preparation and (iii) analysis. Students will
learned the basic principles in optical microscopes prior to learn advanced characterization like X-ray
Diffraction (XRD), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) and
also Scanning Probe Microscopy. The spectroscopy techniques like Energy Dispersive X-ray, Infrared
and Fourier Transform Infrared will be taught too. Characterization techniques using UV-Visible
Spectrometer, Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) and Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) are
expected to enhanced the knowledge for chemical analysis and thermal analysis.