Following the initiative of some of the staff of the Faculty of Engineering, the Dean of the Faculty Prof. Abdul Rahman Rabah formed a committee on 20th of December 2015 to prepare a proposal for a Materials Research Centre. The committee was chaired by Dr. Mustafa Abbas Mustafa and the membership of Dr. Abdelmotalab Fadlelmola Kheiralla (Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Engineering for Scientific Affairs), Dr. Elamin Abd Elgalil Mohmoud (Mechanical Engineering), Dr. Amged Osman Abdelatif (Civil Engineering), Dr. Mutasim Abdalla El Zamzami (Institute of Building and Road Research) and Dr Ihab Fatahalla Riad (Faculty of Science). The proposal was approved at the Faculty of Engineering Research Board at meeting no. (3/2016) on the 27th of April 2016 and subsequently at the Advisory Committee for Academic Studies no. (122) on the 25th of July 2016. All praise due to Allah, the centre was approved at the University of Khartoum Senate at its meeting no (409) held on the 22nd of August 2016.