Material Science and Metallurgy Lab


The Material Science and Metallurgy Laboratory is one of the five core laboratories in Mechanical Engineering Department of Rajshahi University of Engineering& Technology. The primary mission of this laboratory is the education of undergraduate and postgraduate students in the fields of materials science and the strength of structural components and structures. Conducting different experiment including tensile, compressive, impact, hardness, buckling as well as rotating bending fatigue etc. Laboratory provides specialized services related to the characterization of materials properties and mechanical behavior. Furthermore, Laboratory provides services in resolving technical issues concerning strength evaluation and design of structural components and structures, as well as the analysis of structural failures.

Three of our faculty members: Prof. Dr. Md. Shamim Akhter, Dr. Md. Nurul Islam and Md. Wahedul Islam Ms. Asma-ul-Hosna are technically sound and active in the field of Material Science and Metallurgy research spans a wide range of exciting engineering areas, such as:


  • Processing, characterization and properties of fine-grained, ultrafine-grained alloys
  • Phase transformations in advanced light alloys
  • Advanced surface modification of metals and alloys
  • Advanced materials joining processes
  • Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) of material 


Extensive experimental facilities have been developed for all of these research areas. Currently, Dr. Md. Nurul Islam handling a research project of Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP) funded by jointly World Bank and Government of Bangladesh for the period of 2014 – 2017. The main objective of this project is the improvement of postgraduate research facilities in Material Science and Metallurgy laboratory.