Advanced Materials and Surface Engineering Research Unit (AMSERU) is one on the research unit in IIUM which is established in early 2007. This unit serve as a platform for researchers to promote the conceptual ideals into research that will bring benefit to the community. Under AMSERU, wide spectrum of researches that covers advanced materials engineering as well as surface engineering in order to develop a wide range of functional properties, including physical, chemical, electrical, new materials, wear- and corrosion-resistant materials were and currently being executed.
Advanced composites, materials for automotive and energy, polymer ceramics, semiconductors, iron production, nano-materials as well as biodegradable materials are among areas of research focused under advanced materials research,
On the other hand, surface engineering research is focused on surface modification treatment using TIG melting process, corrosion, fatigue and creep of materials and the alteration of surface phase in order to reduce degradation over time.