Surface modification and coating technologies are widely used to augment product surface functions and improve performance of components and systems. With the advancement in materials and manufacturing process, surface technology plays a crucial role in realising new engineering breakthroughs and performance
enhancements in various fields.
STG focuses on hybrid tribological composite and multi-functional coatings, surface modification, and nanostructures through materials synthesis, coating design, process innovation, and customisation for a wide range of applications. The group carries out collaborative research with academic institutions and co-develops processes and products with companies, while providing technology transfer and training to the manufacturing industry.