Laboratories | Higher Institute for Applied Sciences and Technology


The department consists of four laboratories:

1- Laboratory of Materials:

The laboratory is concerned with work topics in the areas of:

  • Metallurgy
  • Hydrogels, superabsorbent polymers, biodegradable polymers, authentic carrier polymers, polymer-polymer and polymer-ceramic composites, aging of polymers and migration of additives from plastics.
  • Ceramic and glass materials
  • Magnetic materials and their characterization
  • Fabrication and characterization of nanostructures of materials and polymeric nanofibers.

The Laboratory of Materials includes of the following work groups:

  1. Polymer group
  2. Ceramic and glass group
  3. Metallurgy group
  4. Nanomaterials group

It includes the following labs:

1- Lab for Structural Studies of Materials

2- Mechanical and thermal studies Lab

3- Chemistry of Materials Lab

4- Metallurgy Lab

5- Mechanical Testing Lab

6- X-ray Lab

7- Nanoscale characterization Lab

2- Light and Laser Laboratory:

The laboratory is concerned with areas of work in the fields of laser and light, in particular:
  • Laser transmitters and their applications
  • Optical fiber
  • Optical measurements
It consists of the following work groups:
  1. Laser group
  2. Light group

It includes the following Labs:
  • Optoelectronics Lab (optical fibers - optical fiber sensors - optical fiber communications - characterization of optical transmitters - photodetection - optoelectronic modulation)
  • Optical studies Lab (spectral analysis - photometric measurements - black body)

3- Laboratory of Physics of Sensors and Electronic Elements:

The laboratory is concerned with the areas of work in the field of preparing thin films in various ways and characterizing them electrically and optically, and using these films in the manufacture of gas sensors, humidity sensors, and vapor sensors of volatile organic materials, and in the preparation of solar cells, polymeric and inorganic, with thin films.

It consists of the following work groups:

  1. Physics of Sensors Group
  2. Physics of Solar Cell Group

It includes the following labs:

  • Thin Film Preparation Lab
  • Electrical characterization Lab
  • Solar cell characterization Lab
  • Sensors characterization Lab

4- Renewable Energy Laboratory:

The laboratory is concerned with work areas in the fields of thermal conversion of solar energy (testing solar collectors and systems, designing and implementing various thermal systems), preparing biofuels, studying appropriate mixing ratios for different diesel engines, energy conservation, developing new methods to increase the performance of flame boilers operating in the public and private industrial sectors, and studying Solar radiation, solar monitoring, and climate data processing.

It consists of the following work groups:

  1. Thermal conversion group
  2. Biofuel group
  3. Thermal transfer group
  4. Energy conservation group

It includes the following Labs and workshops:

  • Climatic data processing Lab
  • Thermal conversion Lab
  • Biofuels Lab
  • Thermal transfer Lab
  • Solar monitoring Lab
  • Machining workshop

The department also includes:

  • The Theoretical and Nuclear Studies Group: It supervises studies related to theoretical physics research, in particular high-energy physics (elementary particles), gravity, and cosmology.
  • Glass Workshop: Manufactures glassware for laboratory and industrial applications