Solar Energy & Advanced Materials Research Group


Biomaterial Synthesis by Microwave Chemistry


Microwave irradiation is an energy efficient approach to facilitate biomaterials. It has been demonstrated to improve the product yields and selectivity compared to conventional heating.

Because of these advantages, we focus on preparing the biomaterials using microwave heating and applying these materials in biomedical area (e.g. drug carriers and bone implants). The morphology and material properties, including porosity, specific surface area and mechanical strength, of the prepared biomaterials will be investigated. 

We use batch and flow reactor (MARS and Discover SP, CEM UK) to synthesise the biomaterials. In addition, the software which connected to the system is available for monitoring the temperature, pressure and power profiles throughout the synthesis process.

MW biomaterial


The project is funded by Public Service Department of Malaysia (JPA). 

  • Fast Synthesis of Polymeric-Calcium Phosphates Composites by Microwave and Application in Biomedicine


Selected Publications 

Lau, C.C., Al Qaysi, M., Owji, N., Bayazit, M.K., Xie, J., Knowles, J.C., Tang, J. (2020). Advanced biocomposites of poly(glycerol sebacate) and β-tricalcium phosphate by in situ microwave synthesis for bioapplication. Materials Today Advances, 5 doi:10.1016/j.mtadv.2019.100023

Ching Lau, C., Kemal Bayazit, M., Reardon, P.J.T., Tang, J. (2019). Microwave Intensified Synthesis: Batch and Flow Chemistry.. Chem Rec, 19 (1), 172-187. doi:10.1002/tcr.201800121