Assoc Prof. Dr. Noor Hana Hanif Abu Bakar




  • Academic Qualifications  

    1. BSc in Applied Chemistry (Universiti Sains Malaysia), 2002.

    2. MSc in Science (Universiti Sains Malaysia), 2005.

    3. Phd in (Universiti Sains Malaysia and Universite Henri Poincare, France), 2010.



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    RESEARCH INTEREST  

    The development of nanocatalysts and nanocomposites incorporating renewable polymers for water remediation purposes.


    The synthesis of metal supported catalysts for hydrogenation reactions.


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    SELECTED RESEARCH PAPERS  


    1. S. Muhammad, W. L. Tan, N. H. H. Abu Bakar, M. Abu Bakar, M. M. Bettahar, Borohydride reduction of Al2O3 supported NiCu bimetallic catalysts for the hydrogenation of styrene: study of surface properties, Reaction Kinetics, Mechanisms and Catalysis, 2016 Accepted.

    1. Zakariyya  U Zango, Zaharaddeen N Garba, N. H. H. Abu Bakar, W. L.  Tan, Mohamad Abu Bakar, Adsorption Studies of Cu2+-Hal Nanocomposites for the Removal of 2,4,6-Trichlorophenol, Applied Clay Science. 2016 Accepted.

    1. Y. C. Tan, N. H. H. Abu Bakar, W. L. Tan, M. Abu Bakar, Hydrogenation of Liquid Styrene by Alumina SupportedNickel Catalysts: Comparison between Classical and Non- Classical Methods IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering 133 (2016) 012017.

    1. W.L.Tan, N.N. Yaakob, A. Zainal Abidin, M. Abu Bakar and N.H.H. AbuBakar , Metal Chloride Induced Formation of Porous Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) Films: Morphology, Thermal Properties and Crystallinity, IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering 133 (2016) 012012 .

    1. , M. Abu Bakar, N.H.H. Abu Bakar, Synthesis and Physicochemical Characterization of Organomodified Halloysite /Epoxidized Natural Rubber Nanocomposites: A Potential Flame Resistant Adhesive, J. Mater. Sci. 51 (2016) 1121

    1. N.A. Mohd. Arkib, N.H. Mohd Hirmizi, W.L. Tan, N.H.H. Abu Bakar, M. Abu Bakar, J. Ismail, C.H. Teoh, C.H. See, Synthesis of Dispersed and Self-Assembled Metal Particles in Epoxy via Aqueous to Organic Phase Transfer Technique, Int. J. Theoretical Appl. Nanotechnol., 3 (2015) 9-1.

    1. W.L. Tan, N.H.H. Abu Bakar, M. Abu Bakar, Catalytic Reduction of p-nitrophenol using Chitosan Stabilized Copper Nanoparticles, Catal. Lett., 145 (2015) 1626-1633.

    1. Ali Salehabadi, Mohamad Abu Bakar, Noor Hana Hanif Abu Bakar, Effect of Organo-Modified Nanoclay on the Thermal and Bulk Structural Properties of Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate)-Epoxidized Natural Rubber Blends: Formation of Multi Components Biobased Nanohybrids, Materials (2014).

    1. M. Y. Abdul Halim, W. L. Tan,  N. H. H. Abu Bakar, M. Abu Bakar, Surface Characteristics and Catalytic Activity of Copper Deposited Porous Silicon Powder, Materials 7 (2014) 7737-7751.

    1. W.L. Tan, M. Abu Bakar and N.H.H. Abu Bakar, Effect of anion of lithium salt on the property of lithium salt-epoxidized natural rubber polymer electrolytes, Ionics, 19, 601, 2013.

    1. N.H.H. Abu Bakar, M. Abu Bakar, M.M. Bettahar, S. Monteverdi and J. Ismail, Understanding the effect of oleic acid stabilizer on the surface properties of bimetallic PtNi particles, J. Nanosci. Nanotech., 13 (2013) 5034-5043.

    1. S. Yaakob, M. Abu Bakar, J. Ismail, N. H. H. Abu Bakar, K. Ibrahim, The formation and morphology of highly doped n-type porous silicon: Effect of short etching time at high current density and evidence of simultaneous chemical and electrochemical dissolutions. J. Physical Science 23 (2012) 17-31.

    1. N. H. Mohd Hirmizi, M. Abu Bakar, W. L. Tan, N.H.H. Abu Bakar, J. Ismail and C. H. See , Electrical and Thermal Behaviour of Copper-Epoxy Nanocomposites Prepared via Aqueous to Organic Phase Transfer Technique, J. Nanomaterials. (2012) Article ID 219073.

    1. N. N. H. Abu Bakar, M. M. Bettahar, M. Abu Bakar, S. Monteverdi and J. Ismail, Low temperature activation of Pt/Ni supported MCM-41 catalysts for hydrogenation of benzene, Journal Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical 333 (2010) 11-19.

    1. N. H. H. Abu Bakar, J. Ismail and M. Abu Bakar, Silver Nanoparticles in Polyvinylpyrrolidone Grafted Natural Rubber, Reactive and Functional Polymers 70 (2010) 168 – 174.

    1. N. N. H. Abu Bakar, M. M. Bettahar, M. Abu Bakar, S. Monteverdi and J. Ismail, The Effect of Preparation Parameters of MCM-41 Supported Pt/Ni Catalysts and their Hydrogenation Properties, Catalysis Letters 130 (2009) 440.

    Chapter in a Books  

    1. N.H.H. Abu Bakar and W.L. Tan, Chapter 3: Natural Membranes for Water Remediation: Towards A Sustainable Tommorrow, In: Renewable Energy and Suatainable Technologies for Building and Environmental Applications, A. Mardiana et al. (eds), Springer, US, 2015


    2. W. L. Tan, N. H. H. Abu Bakar and M. Abu Bakar, Chapter 7: Natural rubber – Inorganic Composites: Beyond Conventional Application Boundaries, In: Natural Rubber: Properties, Behaviour and Application, J. L. Hamilton (eds) 1st edition, Nova Publisher, US 2016


    3. N. H. H. Abu Bakar and W. L. Tan, Porous Silicon in Catalysis, In: Handbook of Porous Silicon, Leigh Canham (eds), Springer, US (Accepted)


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    HONORS/AWARDS  

     

    1. IKM Nothern Branch- Best Thesis (MSc Thesis)


    2. Sanggar Sanjung Prize (Journal) 2007,Synthesis and Characterization of Silver Nanoparticles in Natural Rubber, Mater. Chem. Phys.


    3. Sanggar Sanjung Prize (Journal) 2009, The Effect of Preparation Parameters of MCM-41 Supported Pt/Ni Catalysts and their Hydrogenation Properties, Catalysis Letters.


    4. Sanggar Sanjung Prize (Journal) 2009, Silica supported PNi alloys prepared via co-precipitation method, J. Molecular Catalysis A, 308 (2009) 87.


    5. Sanggar Sanjung Award (Journal) 2009. PtNi catalysts prepared via borohydride reduction for hydrogenation of benzene, J. Catalysis, 265 (2009) 63.


    6. Editors Choice – Low Temperature Activation of PtNi Supported MCM-41 Catalysis for Hydrogenation Benzene, J. Molecular Catalysis A, 3333 (2010) 11-19.


    7. Institute of Post Graduate Studies USM-Best Thesis (PhD Thesis)


    8. Best Final Year Thesis (Pure Chemistry) to Jalilah Abdul Karim, School of Chemical Sciences, USM 2012.


    9. Best Final Year Project (Applied Chemistry) to Asmaa’ Zainal Abidin, School of Chemical Sciences, USM 2014.


    10. Anugerah Perkhidmatan Cemerlang, USM 2014.


    11. Gold Prize for invention of ‘Natural Rubber – Ag Catalytic Membranes at ‘International Engineering Invention and Innovation Exhibition (i-ENVEX) 2015, Universiti Malaysia Perlis.


    12. Best Oral Presenter, International Conference on Environmental Research and Technology, Penang, Malaysia 2015.


    13. Key Scientific Article Certificate by Advances in Engineering for Chitosan Copper Nanocomposites for Potential Green Catalysts in Water Remediation, 2015.


    14. Silver Medal for ‘NR-Ag Membranes for Decolourization of Methylene Blue’ at the Novel Research and Innovation Competition, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2015.



    15. Gold Medal for ‘Bifunctional NRAG Membranes’, Kaohsiung International Invention and Design Expo, Taiwan, 2015.

    16. Leading Innovation Award for ‘Economical Dye Contaminant Removal’ at Kaohsiung International Invention and Design Expo, 4th December 2015.


    17. Special Award for Promotion of Creativity for ‘Bifunctional NR-Ag Membranes’ awarded by Romanian Inventors Forum. 2015.


    18. Gold Prize for ‘Removal of Organic Dyes by Light Driven NR-Ag System’, International Engineering Invention and Innovation Exhibition (i-Envex), 8-10 April, Universiti Malaysia Perlis 2016.


    19. Special Award for Outstanding Creativity and Innovativeness (Removal of Organic Dyes by Light Driven NR-Ag System) from Toronto International Society of Innovation and Advance Skills, 2016


    20. Leading Innovation Award for ‘Removal of Organic Dyes by Light Driven NR-Ag System’ from International Intellectual Property Network Forum 2016.


    TEACHING  

    KFT 332/2 Physical Chemistry


    KIT 258/4 Unit Operations


    KIT257/3 Materials Chemistry


    KIT355/2 Unit Operations Practical


    KIT357/ 2 Industrial Practical


    KUE409/6 Chemistry Project


     

     

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