Dr. Mohd. Hazwan Hussin


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    Academic Qualifications  

    Degree University Year
    B.Sc. (Hons.) in Chemistry Universiti Sains Malaysia 2008
    M.Sc. in Corrosion Chemistry & Coatings Universiti Sains Malaysia 2011
    Diplȏme de Doctorat in Wood Science & Fiber

    Universite de Lorraine, France

    (Co-tutelle)

    2014
    PhD in Corrosion Chemistry & Coatings

    Universiti Sains Malaysia

    (Co-tutelle)

    2014


    Biodata

    Dr. Mohd. Hazwan Hussin received his B.Sc (Hons.) in Chemistry and M.Sc degrees from Universiti Sains Malaysia, respectively. He was awarded double-PhD degree program with USM and Universite de Lorraine, France. His research area involves valorization of biomass as renewable materials, advanced materials, polymer elctrolytes and corrosion protections. He has published many of his research work in reputable journals and also presented many scientific papers in various conferences, nationally and internationally.


    Employement

     
    Acting Industrial Chemistry Manager, School of Chemical Sciences, USM (1 Jun 2017 – 28 Feb 2018)

    Senior Lecturer, School of Chemical Sciences, USM (1 Apr 2015 – present)

    Synthesis & Process Chemist, KL-Kepong (KLK) Oleomas Sdn. Bhd. (1 Nov 2014 – 31 Mar 2015)

    Lecturer, Island College of Technology, Penang (1 Jan 2014 – 30 April 2014)

    Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=mxrp-bMAAAAJ&hl=en

    ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mohd_Hazwan_Hussin

    ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8204-3685

    ResearchID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/B-2609-2018

    Total Citation: 599

    h-index: 13



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    Research Interest  

     
    Current research interests are extended in a number of areas. The focus is on both applied and fundamental investigations.

    1. Biomass (particularly lignin, cellulose, hemicellulose) and bio-resources process

    2. Physical Electrochemistry (polarization, impedance, electrochemical noise)

    3. Corrosion Protection (inhibitors and coatings)

    4. Materials Technology (polymer electrolytes, adsorbent, adhesives and composites)


     

    Research Topics  

     
    1. Valorisation of lignocellulosic materials for industrial applications.

    2. Extraction or synthesis of organic compounds as corrosion inhibitors/rust converters.

    3. Corrosion mitigation of metals via modified sol-gel/epoxy coatings.

    4. Preparation of bio-based resin as wood adhesive.

    5. Ionic conductivity studies of reinforced and plasticized polymer electrolytes.

    6. Preparation of natural adsorbent for waste water treatment


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    THESIS  

    1Extraction, modification and characterization of lignin from oil palm fronds as corrosion inhibitors for mild steel in acidic solution (Extraction, modification et caracterisation de lignine de fronds de palmier a huile pour la production d’inhibiteurs de corrosion dans solution d’acidique). 2014. PhD thesis. Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang and Universite de Lorraine, Nancy. (PhD advisors: Assoc. Prof. Afidah Abdul Rahim and Prof. Nicolas Brosse). (http://lermab.univ-lorraine.fr/extraction-modification-et-caracterisation-de-lignine-de-frondes-de-palmier-huile-pour-la-production)

    2) Uncaria gambir Roxb. as natural corrosion inhibitor for mild steel in acidic solution. 2011. MSc thesis. Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang. (MSc advisor: Prof. Mohd.Jain Noordin Mohd. Kassim). (http://elib.usm.my/cgi-bin/koha/opac-detail.pl?biblionumber=398684&query_desc=ti%2Cwrdl%3A%20uncaria%20gambir) 


    BOOKS  

     

    "The Potential of UNCARIA GAMBIR as Mild Steel Corrosion Inhibitor", (2011). M. Hazwan Hussin and M. Jain Kassim, ISBN 978-3-8454-2044-8, VDM Verlag Dr. Müller GmbH & Co. KG.

    “Cellulose Based Filler For Solid Polymer Electrolyte”, (2016). M. Hazwan Hussin (Ed.), M.K. Mohamad Haafiz and Ibrahim Bello, ISBN 978-3-659-97846-3, VDM Verlag Dr. Müller GmbH & Co. KG.
     
    “Corrosion Inhibition Of Mild Steel By Chemically Modified Lignin”, (2018). M. Hazwan Hussin and Nur Hanis Abd Latif, ISBN 978-613-5-80269-6, VDM Verlag Dr. Müller GmbH & Co. KG.



    BOOK CHAPTER  

     

    “Organosolv Processes” (2017). Nicolas Brosse, Mohd Hazwan Hussin and Afidah Abdul Rahim in: Nils Tippkotter and Kurt Wagemann (Eds.) Advances in Biochemical Engineering/Biotechnology: Biorefineries. Springer-Verlag. pp. 1-24.

    “Cellulose Nanowhiskers from oil palm empty fruit bunch biomass as green fillers” (2017). M.K. Mohamad Haafiz, Azman Hassan, Abdul Khalil H.P.S., Abdulwahab F. Owolabi, M.M. Marliana, Reza Arjmandi, I.M. Inuwa, Mohammad R. Nurul Fazita and M. Hazwan Hussin in: Mohammad Jawaid, Sami Boufi, Abdul Khalil H.P.S. (Eds.) Cellulose-Reinforced Nanofibre Composites: Production, Properties and Applications. Woodhead Publishing. pp. 260-276.



    PATENT/IP  

     
                 Mohd. Hazwan Hussin, Mohamad Nasir Mohamad Ibrahim, Afidah Abdul Rahim, Nurul Atiqah Sa’don, Nurul Adilla Rozuli, Nur Hanis Abd Latif, “Oil Palm Lignin As Additive in Coolant Composition”. Patent Application Number: PI 2017703440. National. Principal Investigator


     

    RESEARCH ARTICLES  

     

    1)Condensed tannins from mangrove and grape pomace as renewable corrosion inhibitors and wood adhesive, (François Gambier, Affaizza Mohd Shah, M. Hazwan Hussin, Mohamad Nasir Mohamad Ibrahim, Afidah Abdul Rahim, Nicolas Brosse), Journal of Advanced Chemical Engineering xxx (2018), Accepted, IF: 1.43, OMICS International.


    2)Production of oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) fronds lignin-derived non-toxic aldehyde for eco-friendly wood adhesive, (M. Hazwan Hussin, Noraini Abdul Samad, Nur Hanis Abd. Latif, Nurul Adilla Rozuli, Siti Baidurah Yusoff, François Gambier, Nicolas Brosse), International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 113 (2018), 1266-1272, IF: 3.671, Elsevier.


    3)Isolation of microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) from oil palm frond as potential natural filler for PVA-LiClO4 polymer electrolyte, (M. Hazwan Hussin, Nurhanina Ayu Husin, Ibrahim Bello, Nurmaizatulhana Othman, Mohamad Abu Bakar, M.K. Mohamad Haafiz), International Journal of Electrochemical Sciences, 13 (2018), 3356 – 3371, IF: 1.469.


    4)Preparation of environmental friendly phenol-formaldehyde wood adhesive modified with kenaf lignin, (M. Hazwan Hussin, Hau Han Zhang, Nurul Azila Aziz, Noraini Abd Samad, Abbas Hassan Faris, Mohamad Nasir Mohamad Ibrahim, Anwar Iqbal, Ahmad Faiz Abdul Latip, M.K. Mohamad Haafiz), Beni Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences 6 (2017), 409-418, Elsevier.


    5)Modification of oil palm fronds lignin by incorporation of m-cresol for improving structural and antioxidant properties, (Nurul Atiqah Sa’don, Afidah Abdul Rahim, Mohamad Nasir Mohamad Ibrahim, Nicolas Brosse, M. Hazwan Hussin), International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 104 (2017), 251-260. IF: 3.671, Elsevier.


    6)Preparation and characterization of activated carbon from moringa oleifera seed pod, (Nor Salmi Abdullah, Mohd Hazwan Hussin, Syazrin Syima Sharifuddin, Muhammad Azroie Mohamed Yusoff), Science International 29 (2017), 7-11.


    7)The effect of p-nitrophenol toward the structural characteristics andantioxidant activity of oil palm fronds (OPF) lignin polymers, (Nurul Atiqah Sa’don, Afidah Abdul Rahim, M. Hazwan Hussin), International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 98 (2017), 701-708. IF: 3.671, Elsevier.


    8)Recent progress in cellulose nanocrystals: sources and production, (Djalal Trache, M. Hazwan Hussin, M. K. Mohamad Haafiz, Vijay Kumar Thakur), Nanoscale (2017) 9, 1763 – 1786, IF: 7.367, RSC.


    9)Investigation of oil palm based Kraft and auto-catalyzed organosolv lignin susceptibility as a green wood adhesives, (Abbas Hasan Faris, Afidah Abdul Rahim, M. Hazwan Hussin, Mohamad Nasir Mohamad Ibrahim, Adel Alkurdi, Ali Salehabadi), International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives 74 (2017), 115-122. IF: 2.211, Elsevier.


    10)Influence of alkaline hydrogen peroxide pre-hydrolysis on theisolation of microcrystalline cellulose from oil palm fronds, (Abdulwahab F. Owolabi, M.K. Mohamad Haafiz, Md. Sohrab Hossain, M. Hazwan Hussin, M.R. Nurul Fazita), International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 97 (2017), 1228-1234. IF: 3.671, Elsevier.


    11)Microcrystalline cellulose: Isolation, characterization and bio-composites application-A review, (Djalal Trache, M. Hazwan Hussin, Caryn Tan Hui Chuin, Sumiyyah Sabar, M.R. Nurul Fazita, Owalabi F.A. Taiwo, T.M. Hassan, M.K. Mohamad Haafiz), International Journal of Biological Macromolecules 93 (2016), 789-804. IF: 3.671, Elsevier.


    12)Electrooxidation of Nitrite Ions on Gold/Polyaniline/Carbon Paste Electrode, (Mohammad Etesami, Nurul S. N. M. S. Chandran, M. Hazwan Hussin, Adnan Ripin, Rohana Adnan, Amat Ngilmi A. Sujari, Norita Mohamed), International Journal of Electrochemical Science 11 (2016) 8332 – 8345. IF: 1.469.


    13)Physicochemical of microcrystalline cellulose from oil palm fronds as potential methylene blue adsorbents, (M. Hazwan Hussin, Nurul Aqilah Pohan, Zaharaddeen N. Garba, M. Jain Kassim, Afidah Abdul Rahim, Nicolas Brosse, Mehdi Yemloul, M.R. Nurul Fazita, M.K. Mohamad Haafiz), International Journal of Biological Macromolecules


    14)Green composites made of bamboo fabric and poly (lactic) acid for packaging applications—A review, (M.R. Nurul Fazita, Krishnan Jayaraman, Debes Bhattacharyya, M.K. Mohamad Haafiz, Chaturbhuj K. Saurabh, M. Hazwan Hussin, Abdul Khalil H.P.S.), Materials (2016) 9 (435), 1-29. IF: 2.654, MDPI.


    15)The capability of ultrafiltrated alkaline and organosolv oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) fronds lignin as green corrosion inhibitor for mild steel in 0.5 M HCl solution, (M. Hazwan Hussin, Afidah Abdul Rahim, Mohamad Nasir Mohamad Ibrahim, Nicolas Brosse), Measurement (2016) 78, 90-103. IF: 2.359, Elsevier.


    16)Exploring the effect of cellulose nanowhiskers isolated from oil palmbiomass on polylactic acid properties, (M.K. Mohamad Haafiz, Azman Hassan, H.P.S. Abdul Khalil, M.R. Nurul Fazita, Md. Saiful Islam, I.M. Inuwa, M.M Marliana, M. Hazwan Hussin), International Journal of Biological Macromolecules (2016) 85, 370-378. IF: 3.671, Elsevier.


    17)Preparation and characterization of lignin polyols from palm oil residues (Elaeis Guineensis) for the production of green polymeric materials, (Abbas Hasan Faris, Mohamad Nasir Mohamad Ibrahim, Afidah Abdul Rahim, M. Hazwan Hussin, Nicolas Brosse), BioResources (2015) 10(4), 7339-7352. IF: 1.334. NCSU.


    18)Improved corrosion inhibition of mild steel by chemically modified lignin polymers,


    19)Enhanced properties of oil palm fronds (OPF) lignin fractions produced via tangential ultrafiltration technique, (M. Hazwan Hussin, Afidah Abdul Rahim, Mohamad Nasir Mohamad Ibrahim, Dominique Perrin, Nicolas Brosse), Industrial Crops and Products (2015) 66, 1-10. IF: 3.181, Elsevier.


    20)Antioxidant and anticorrosive properties of oil palm frond lignins extracted with different techniques,(M. Hazwan Hussin, Affaizza Mohd Shah, Afidah Abdul Rahim, Mohamad Nasir Mohamad Ibrahim, Nicolas Brosse), Annals of Forest Science (2015) 72, 17-26. IF: 2.101, Springer.


    21)Impact of catalytic oil palm fronds (OPF) pulping on organosolv lignin properties, (M. Hazwan Hussin, Afidah Abdul Rahim, Mohamad Nasir Mohamad Ibrahim, Mehdi Yemloul, Dominique Perrin, Nicolas Brosse), Polymer Degradation and Stability (2014) 109, 33-39, IF: 3.386, Elsevier.


    22)Investigation on the structure and antioxidant properties of modified lignin obtained by different combinative processes of oil palm fronds (OPF) biomass, (M. Hazwan Hussin, Afidah Abdul Rahim, Mohamad Nasir Mohamad Ibrahim, Mehdi Yemloul, Dominique Perrin, Nicolas Brosse), Industrial Crops and Products (2014) 52, 544-551, IF: 3.181, Elsevier.


    23)Physicochemical characterization of alkaline and ethanol organosolv lignins from oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) fronds as phenol substitutes for green material applications, (M. Hazwan Hussin, Afidah Abdul Rahim, Mohamad Nasir Mohamad Ibrahim, Nicolas Brosse), Industrial Crops and Products, (2013) 29, 23-32, IF: 3.181, Elsevier.


    24)The effect of Tinospora crispa extracts as a natural mild steel corrosion inhibitor in 1 M HCl solution, (M. Hazwan Hussin, M. Jain Kassim , N. N. Razali, N. H. Dahon and D. Nasshordin), Arabian Journal of Chemistry


    25)Electrochemical, Thermodynamic and Adsorption Studies of (+)-Catechin Hydrate as Natural Mild Steel Corrosion Inhibitor in 1 M HCl (M. Hazwan Hussin, M. Jain Kassim), International Journal of Electrochemical Science 6 (2011) 1396-1414. IF: 1.469.


    26)The corrosion inhibition and adsorption behaviour of Uncaria gambir extract on mild steel in 1 M HCl (M. Hazwan Hussin, M. Jain Kassim), Material, Chemistry and Physics 125 (2011) 461-468. IF: 2.084, Elsevier.


    27)Synthesised schiff Bases as a Potential Corrosion Inhibitor of Aluminium, (H.Osman, S.Abd Hamid, M.H. Hussin, L.P.Yee, , M.H.Al-Douh and S.Yahya), Chem.Res.Comm (2011) 24, 28-30.


    28)Determination of total phenol, condensedtannin and flavonoid contents and antioxidantactivity of Uncaria gambir extracts, (M. Jain Kassim, M. Hazwan Hussin, A. Achmad, N. Hazwani Dahon, T. Kim Suan and H. Safley Hamdan), Indonesian Journal of Pharmacy (2011) 22(1), 50 – 59.


    29)Corrosion Inhibition of mild steel in acidic solution by ethanol extract of Uncaria gambir (M. Jain Kassim, W. Jian Ming, M. Hazwan Hussin, T. Kang Wei), The Journal of Corrosion Science and Engineering, Vol 13 (Preprint 20) 2010, 1-14.


    30)Thermodynamic characterisation of mild steel corrosion and inhibition adsorption of Uncaria gambir and catechin in 1 M HCl (M. Hazwan Hussin, M. Jain Kassim), The Journal of Corrosion Science and Engineering, Vol 13 (Preprint 18) 2010, 1-14.


    31)Electrochemical studies of mild steel corrosion inhibition in aqueous solution by Uncaria gambir extract (M. Hazwan Hussin, M. Jain Kassim), Journal of Physical Science, Vol 21(1) 2010, 1-14.


    32)Assesment of Gelatin by Multivariate Analysis of FTIR Spectra (Nadia Izyan Mohd Ali, Nurul Syuhadda Shuib, Mohd Hazwan Hussin, Mohamad Nasir Mohamad Ibrahim, Oh Wen Da, Zhari Ismail, Norziah Mohd Hani, Sabariah Ismail, Mohd Nizam Mordi), Malaysian Journal of Pharmacy 1 (7) 2009, 61.


     

     

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    International   

    1. Laboratoire d’Etude et de Recherche sur le MAteriau Bois (LERMAB), Universite de Lorraine, France (Pr. Nicolas Brosse, Dr. Dominique Perrin, Dr. Gregoire Herzog, Pr. Marc Herbant).
    2. Institut de Sciences Moleculaire de Marseille, Aix-Marseille Universite, France (Dr. Mehdi Yemloul).
    3. Ecole Militarie Polytechnique, Algiers, Algeria (Dr. Djalal Trache).

    National   

    1. Universiti Malaya (UM)
    2. Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK)
    3. Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM)
    4. Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMaP)
    5. National Hydraulic Research Institute of Malaysia (NAHRIM)
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    Honors/Awards  

     

    Honours/Awards Year
    The 29th International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition Malaysia (ITEX’18) in KLCC
    1. PALMISIVE: Formaldehyde Free Industrial Wood Adhesives and Preservatives – Gold medal
    2018
    The 4th International Innovation, Design and Articulation (i-IDEA) 2018 in UiTM Perlis
    1. AC-ADCOAT: Green Adsorbent Coatings for Dye Removal – Bronze medal
    2018
    SIRIM Invention, Innovation and Technology Expo (Si2TE) 2018 in Kulim Hi-Tech
    1. METACOAT-C: Green Industrial Metal Coating for Corrosion Protection – Gold medal
    2018
    PECIPTA 2017 in Terengganu
    1. Ligno-X Coolant: Industrial Coolant with Green Corrosion Inhibitor – Gold medal
    2017
    Visiting Scientist at LCPME, Universite de Lorraine 2017 (Aug-Sept)
    The 1st International Malaysia-Indonesia-Thailand Symposium on Innovation and Creativity (iMIT SiC2017)
    1. Staghorn coral base catalyst  for biodiesel production – Gold medal
    2. Cellusorbent – Silver medal
    2017
    SIRIM Invention, Innovation and Technology Expo (Si2TE) 2017 in Kulim Hi-Tech
    1. Ligno-adhesive – Silver medal
    2017
    International Innovation and Invention Design (IIID) 2017 in Johor
    1. Ligno-X – Silver medal
    2. Cellutrolyte – Silver medal
    2017
    2nd International Invention and Innovative Competition (InIIC 2016) in Port Dickson
    1. Ligno-adhesive – Silver medal
    2016
    Anugerah Sanggar Sanjung (Kategori Jurnal Penerbitan) 2016
    37th Science and Engineering Design Exhibition (SEDEX 2016) in UTP, Tronoh
    1. Ligno X – Silver medal
    2. Ligno-adhesive – Silver medal
    2016
    Visiting Researcher at LERMAB, Universite de Lorraine). Funded by USM and UL 2016 (Jan-Feb)
    Journal Publication Award, MPK 2015 2015
    USM Short Term Grant 2015-2017
    Best Postgraduate Research Award (PhD, Natural Sciences), MPK 2014 2014
    External Award, MPK 2014, 2010
    Scholarship from Ministry of Higher Education (MyPhD) 2011-2014
    Scholarship from Bourse du Gouvernement Francais (CampusFrance) 2012-2013
    Hadiah Sanjungan (Kategori Jurnal Penerbitan), Anugerah Sanggar Sanjung 2011
    Best Oral Presenter MAMIP 2010 2010
    Scholarship from Ministry of Higher Education (Mini Budget Scheme) 2009-2010
    Graduate Assistance Scheme, USM 2009-2010
    Research University Postgraduate Research Grant Scheme (RU-PRGS): 1001/PKIMIA/831016. 2009-2010

    TEACHING  

    KIT 257 – Materials Chemistry

    KIT 456 – Chemical Processing

    KAA 504 – Electrochemical Methods

    KIT 357 – Industrial Practical

    KIT 355 – Unit Operations Practical

    KUT 304 – Physical Chemistry II Practical

    KAA 509 – Dissertation

    KUE 409 – Final Year Project

    KIE 361 – Industrial Training


     

    Editorial Board  

      

    -               Algerian Journal of Natural Products. ISSN: 2353-039. (2015-now)

    -               American Journal of Biometrics and Biostatistics. (2017-now)


     

    Training/Short Course Conducted  

    1. Electrochemical Methods for Corrosion Monitoring, Conference Room, School of Chemical Sciences, USM, 18-19 November 2017, 10 participant.



    Memberships  

     


    1. Institut Kimia Malaysia (IKM)
    2. Malaysian Analytical Science Society (ANALIS)
    3. The Malaysian Solid State Science and Technology Society (MASS)
    4. Institute of Corrosion (ICorr), UK
    5. National Association of Corrosion Engineer (NACE), USA


     

    Research Grants  

     

    Project Leader:

    1. Research University Postgraduate Research Grant Scheme (RU-PRGS) : 1001/PKIMIA/831016. Project Leader. July 2009 - August 2010 (completed). Amount: RM 10 000
    2. USM Short Term Grant: The Physicochemical Studies of Modified Lignin Biopolymer from Oil Palm Fronds (OPF) as Biocorrosion Inhibitor. 304/PKIMIA/6313216. Project Leader. August 2015 – July 2017 (completed). Amount: RM 40 000
    3. USM Short Term Grant: Preparation and Evaluation of Hybrid Sol-Gel Coatings as a Potential Corrosion Protection of Metals. Project Leader. Feb 2018 – Feb 2020 (on going). Amount: RM 35 000
    4. USM Bridging Grant: Reaction Mechanism of Oil Palm Fronds Lignin-Based Formaldehyde Free Wood Adhesive. Project Leader. Jan 2018 – Jan 2019 (on going). Amount: RM 10 000
    5. Research University Incentive (RUI): Isolation and Characterization of Micro/Nanocrystalline Cellulose from Oil Palm Fronds (OPF) as Bio-Based Materials. Project Leader. May 2018 – April 2021 (on going). Amount: RM 100 000.

    Co-Researcher:

    1. USM Short Term Grant: Development of Electrochemically Modulated liquid-liquid extraction of metformin. Co-researcher. Oct 2016 – Sept 2018 (on going). Amount: RM 40 000
    2. USM Short Term Grant: Synthesis of Fe-alginate Nanocatalyst for Esterification of Free Fatty Acids. Co-researcher. Dec 2016 – Dec 2018 (on going). Amount: RM 29 500
    3. Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS): Evaluate the process parameter conditions on mechanical, physical, thermal and barrier properties of regenerated cellulose obtained from oil palm empty fruit bunch microcrystalline cellulose. Co-researcher. Nov 2015 – Nov 2017 (on going). Amount: RM 116 000
    4. Research University Incentive (RUI): Large Scale Production And Biodegradable Evaluation Of Poly(hydroxybutyrate-co-hydroxyhexanoate) on the Basis Of Copolymer Composition Determined By Thermally Assisted Hydrolysis And Methylation-Gas Chromathography. Co-researcher. March 2017 – Feb 2019 (on going). Amount: RM 94 400
    5. Research University Incentive (RUI): The Development of Halal Plant-Based Oil-Water Emulsifying Agents from Oil Palm Lignocellulosic Waste Materials. Co-researcher. April 2018 – Mac 2020 (on going). Amount: RM 100 000
    6. Research University Incentive (RUI): Facilitated Diffusion of Carbon Dioxide through Amine Functionalized Graphene Oxide in Dense Skin Thin Film Nanocomposite Hollow Fiber Membrane for Biogas Upgrading. Co-researcher. May 2018 – April 2021 (on going). Amount: RM 99 960



    Supervision  

    1. Postgraduates

    Graduated

    1. Nurul Atiqah Sa’don, Modification of lignin extracted from oil palm fronds as mild steel corrosion inhibitor in acidic solution. 2015-2016. MSc. Mix-Mode. (Main Supervisor).
    2. Noraini Abd. Samad,  Preparation and characterization of formaldehyde free wood adhesive from oil palm fronds lignin. 2015-2016. MSc. Mix-Mode. (Main Supervisor).
    3. Ibrahim Bello, Physicochemical and conductivity studies of MCC-PLA-LiTFSI blend composites. 2015-2016. MSc. Mix-Mode. (Main Supervisor).
    4. Nur Hanis Abd. Latif, Improved corrosion inhibition of mild steel by chemically modified lignin polymers from Elaeis guineensis fronds, 2016-2017. MSc. Mix-Mode. (Main Supervisor).
    5. Nurmaizatulhana Othman, Physicochemical studies of microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) as biodegradable filler for PVA-LiTFSI polymer electrolytes, 2016-2017. MSc. Mix-Mode. (Main Supervisor).
    6. Nurul Azila Aziz, Preparation and characterization of reinforced lignin-phenol-glyoxal (LPG) wood adhesive from coconut husks lignin, 2016-2017. MSc. Mix-Mode. (Main Supervisor).

    Ongoing

    1. Caryn Tan Hui Chuin, Isolation and characterization of microcrystalline cellulose from selected biomass and their application as dye adsorbent, 2016-now. MSc. (Main Supervisor).
    2. Nabilah Atiqah Zul, Utilization of staghorn coral as transesterification base catalyst for the production of biodiesel, 2016-now. MSc. (Main Supervisor).
    3. Nurul Adilla Rozuli, Extraction of Piper sarmentosum leaf and its potential as green corrosion inhibitor for mild steel in 0.5 M HCl solution, 2018-now. MSc. (Main Supervisor).
    4. Siti Nur Athirah Muhammad Zamri, The study of oxygen consumption of porous zinc anode for Zn-Air battery system, MSc. 2017-now. (UMK, Co-Supervisor).
    5. Nadhilah Muhammad Razak, Production of Hemicellulose based nanocomposite film obtained from oil palm biomass for food packaging application, 2017-now. MSc. (TI, Co-Supervisor).
    6. Tuan Sherwyn Hamidon, Hybrid (TEOS-APTES) sol gel coatings doped with caffeine for corrosion protection of aluminium alloy, 2017-now. MSc Mix-Mode. (Main Supervisor).
    7. Maizatul Najwa Jajuli, Development of electrochemically modulated liquid-liquid extraction of metformin. 2016-now. PhD. (Main Supervisor).
    8. Abdullahi Abdulmajid, Evaluation of Tamarind (Tamarindus Indica) shell extract as a new green corrosion inhibitor to mild steel in acidic solution, 2017-now. PhD. (Main Supervisor).
    9. Ibrahim Bello, Preparation and evaluation of sol-gel coatings as a potential corrosion protection of aluminium alloys, 2017-now. PhD. (Main Supervisor). 
    10. Nor Anizah Mohamad Ani, Fabrication of hybrid lignin/silica filled rubber composites, 2016-now. PhD. (SMMRE USM, Co-Supervisor).
    11. Muhammad Hafiz Huna Hasnan, Phytochemical study and evaluation of their electrochemical and biological activities on Alseodaphne pendulifolia and Alseodaphne peduncularis. 2016-now. PhD. (UM, Co-Supervisor).
    12. Norazlan Sulaiman, Using Modified Coconut Shell Charcoal Powder as Filler in Natural Rubber. 2016-now. PhD. (SMMRE USM, Co-Supervisor).
    13. Yakubu Saraya Akuben, Rust converter studies, characterization and isolation of stem bark of Dryobalanops aromatica, 2016-now. PhD (SCS, Co-Supervisor).

    1. Undergraduates

    1. Nurhanina Ayu Husin, Physicochemical and conductivity studies of MCC-PVA-LiClO4 blend composites. 2015-2016. BSc.
    2. Nurul Adilla Rozuli, Preparation of green anticorrosive coolant from oil palm biomass for aluminium alloy. 2015-2016. BSc.
    3. Hau Han Zhang, Preparation of bio-based wood adhesive from Kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus) core. 2015-2016. B.App.Sc.
    4. Alia Abdul Aziz, Preparation and characterization of formaldehyde free wood adhesive from Kenaf lignin. 2017-2018. B.App.Sc.
    5. Nur Fatin Silmi Mohd Azani, Preparation of activated carbon adsorbent from rubber seed shell for the removal of methylene blue dye. 2017-2018. B.App.Sc.
    6. Teoh Zhi Qiang, Sol-gel coating doped with mangrove’s tannin for corrosion protection of aluminium alloy in NaCl solution. 2017-2018. B.App.Sc.
    7. Nur Ain Tajudin, Physicochemical studies of Kenaf cellulose nanocrystal (CNC) filler for polyhydroxyalkanoate-lithium perchlorate (PHA-LiClO4) biodegradable polymer electrolyte. 2017-2018. B.App.Sc.

    C)        Trainee/Intern

    1. Hugo Cavalier, Corrosion and electrochemical studies of preoxidized Hastelloy C22. April 2016 – September 2016. Master (M2) Science pour l’Ingenieur et Science de Materiaux. Institut Jean Lamour (IJL) Universite de Lorraine, France.

    2. Science de Materiaux. Institut Jean Lamour (IJL) Universite de Lorraine, France.Jane Lee Pei Ling, Proximate analysis of Malaysian coconut husks. July 2016 – August 2016. BSc in Chemistry, Universiti Malaya.


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MoU between the National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan and USM

MoU between the National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan and USM

MoU between the National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan and USM  The MoU between the National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan and USM was signed on 26 April, 2019. The main objective of this MoU is to set up the Taiwan-Malaysia Innovation Centre for Clean Water and Sustainable Energy...

ITEX 2019

ITEX 2019

ITEX 2019 Dr. Lee Hooi Ling and her MSc. student, Teng Teck Jin won a Silver Medal for MyBiocide: An Effective Solution for Tropical Wood in the recent ITEX2019. This project is in collaboration with Dr. Mohamad Nasir Mat Arip from FRIM. Congratulations to the team!

MoU Signing Ceremony Between SCS and Agilent Technologies

MoU Signing Ceremony Between SCS and Agilent Technologies

MoU Signing Ceremony Between SCS and Agilent Technologies Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and Agilent Technologies Sales (M) Sdn. Bhd. have agreed to partner on developing the integrated three-dimensional gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (3D-GCMS) technologies for metabolomics research applications in the country. Under this MoU, Dr. Wong Yong Foo,...

Courtesy Visit From Agilent Group

Courtesy Visit From Agilent Group

Courtesy Visit From Agilent Group   Dr. Wong Yong Foo, along with the Dean, Professor Dr. Afidah Abdul Rahim, is coordinating the courtesy visit to Professor Datuk Dr. Asma Ismail from Dr. Darlene Solomon, the Senior Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer, Agilent Technologies at the Vice-Chancellor’s Office...

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