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The Radiation Laboratory University of Malaya (UM) is one of the active research laboratories located in the Department of Physics, Faculty of Science. The Radiation Laboratory UM was initially organized in the 1960's as the first radiation University laboratory established in Malaysia for the purpose of conducting research and development (R&D) directed by Professor Abid Hussein. It has evolved over time, following the technological evolution of materials, equipments and processess prior to expand awareness in the country of the importance of radiation physics and laid foundations for the advancement of its applications to medicine, in industry, in characterising its presence of radiation in the environment, in archaeometry and in cultural heritage. The Radiation Laboratory UM provides training, teaching, coaching and mentoring from the undergraduate level all the way through to postgraduate education, as well as in industry.



Radiation Laboratory UM had enjoyed great impacts in research and development (R&D), investigating in one of the following research specialisation areas :

Radiation and Medical Physics

Focuses on radiation measurement and evaluation in medical application, covering diagnostic & therapeutic

Radiation Physics

Fundamental knowledge in impact of radiation interaction with matter

Radiation Detection & Measurement

Methods and instrumentation used in the detection and measurement of ionising radiation

Radiation Dosimetry

Includes the development of dosimetric materials for application of clinical and industrial

Applied Radiation & Nuclear Physics

Involves computational simulation to navigate the process in radiation diagnostic/therapy & nuclear power plant setup.

Vision & Mission

  • Support young investigators from many disciplines within the Radiation Laboratory UM research expertise

  • Build collaboration nationally and internationally in the field of luminescent material, radiation detection and dosimetry, radiation oncology and advance radiation facilities

  • Expand the university networks with industries that will benefit from the products, for instances, the medical sectors, the environment consultants, Oil & Gas industry and space stations

  • Provide a platform for the highly skilled personnel to materialize their skill and knowledge

  • Cultivate relationships with public for good awareness on radiation

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