Material Physics Laboratory, Department of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Brawijaya was established for the purpose of teaching and learning purposes. This laboratory is widely used for the analysis or characterization of the properties of materials such as mechanical tests (tensile tests), crystal structure tests and compositions of materials and tests of concentrations or melting points of materials. In its later development, this laboratory was widely used for research both from undergraduate students, masters students of physics or students across majors or faculties or research institutions.
The Material Physics Laboratory is a supporting laboratory for the Materials Interest Field Group (KBM) in the Physics Department, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Universitas Brawijaya.

The Materials Physics Laboratory organizes practicums for experimental material and material technology subjects, student research in the context of final assignments and lecturer research.
Materials Physics Laboratory develops research on environmentally friendly materials, biodegradable materials, carbon target materials. Research that has been and is being carried out on biocomposites and bioplastics. Biocomposites are made from waste such as husks, sawdust and fiber, while bioplastics are made from conventional plastics and starch, and plastics are made from biopolymers.


To become a leading national laboratory that contributes positively to the implementation of education and research in the field of functional materials


  1. Carry out experiments and tests professionally in the material field
  2. Carry out and develop research in the field of international standard materials.
  3. Develop measurement methods and instruments with the latest technology for applications inside and outside the laboratory.


“Serving Wholeheartedly”

Service Promises:

  1. Providing services with TRISS (Transparent, Friendly, Sincere, Polite and Courteous).
  2. Work skillfully and professionally
  3. Following up on Complaints, Criticisms and Suggestions (KKS)
  4. Fast, right on the job
  5. Accommodating user wishes
  6. Affordable price (competitive)

Organizational structure


The Materials Physics Laboratory is located on the 2nd (second) floor of the Physics Building, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Brawijaya University, Malang. The Materials Physics Laboratory has two practicum rooms, namely:
  1. Room for testing
  2. Room for synthesis

The Testing Room is used to test the samples of the synthesis results and also for the student practicum of the Material Physics Interest Group (KBM). (S2).

Human Resources

Head of Laboratories

Dr. Istiroyah, S.Si., MT Main
Tasks of the head of the laboratory:

  1. Coordinate and manage the laboratory.
  2. Develop/revise/update SOPs.
  3. Together with the laboratory, they provide services for the use of the lab space and the borrowing of equipment for research or experimental purposes.
  4. Arrange activities, coordinate and manage inventory and checking of laboratory equipment.
  5. Arrange activities (including scheduling) and coordinate practicum services.
  6. Print the budget for the honorarium of assistants, laboratory assistants, the person in charge of the practicum and the cost of consumables at the end of each semester.
  7. Prepare and submit reports on laboratory activities to the Head of the Physics Department every semester.

Laboratory Assistant

Puji Santoso
Main duties of Laboratory Assistant:

  1. Together with Kalab managing information systems, databases, and lab documentation.
  2. Together with the Kalab, we provide services for the use of lab space and the borrowing of alab tools for research or experimental purposes.
  3. Inventory and check lab equipment. periodically.
  4. Repairing lab equipment (for tools that can be repaired by yourself in the lab).
  5. Assist the head of the team in preparing activity plans for practical services.
  6. Prepare equipment and components that will be used for practicum.
  7. Tidy and clean tables that have been used for practical activities.
  8. Documenting damage to components (if any) after being used for practical activities.
  9. Standby in the laboratory during practicum activities to immediately respond to requests from assistants or practitioners related to practicum activities.
  10. Prepare a practicum assessment system to be used by assistants when the practicum will begin.
  11. Checking and printing practice scores.
  12. Printing satisfied cards for practicum and assistant certificates.
  13. Print the budget for the honorarium of assistants, laboratory assistants, the person in charge of the practicum and the cost of consumables at the end of each semester.


Tensile Testing

This equipment used to analyze the mechanical properties of a material. 2 (two) sets of mechanical test equipment owned by the Materials Physics laboratory with a maximum force of 5 newtons and 50 newtons.

XRD (PHYWEX X-Ray unit, 35 kV)

Used to analyze the crystalline properties of materials

Electrothermal Test

Determination of the boiling point and melting point of a material

Concentration Polarization

Measurement of concentration components caused by changes in concentration.

Optical Microscope

Two sets of optical microscopes with capability. One microscope is equipped with a camera, so that observations can be photographed

Topography Measurement System


Address of Material Physics laboratory:
Physics Building, FMIPA UB, 2nd floor,
Jalan Veteran Malang, 65145, Indonesia
Email: istie@ub.ac.id  and Pujisantoso@ub.ac.id
Website: Material Physics Laboratory