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Dr. Noor Haida Binti Mohd Kaus

Associate Professor

Haida's research explores sustainable routes to functional nanomaterials. Her group designs nanostructured materials based on facile methods and cheap precursors, utilizing green chemistry principles. She's actively engaged with Nagaoka University of Technology for research in water treatments based on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

I am looking for potential collaborators and students working in photocatalysis, waste water treatment, bioactive nanocolloids and photofunctional nanomaterials.


  • B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc. (UiTM), Ph.D. (University of Bristol, UK)

Areas of Expertise

  • Nanomaterials, Catalysis, Waste Water Treatment


REsearch Interest

Haida's research focuses on the sustainable synthesis of nanomaterials. In particular, she is interested in using biomass, metals, and ceramics to produce materials for applications in energy (photocatalysts, semiconductors, batteries) and environmental remediation (wastewater treatments). She is also working on the project of bioactive nanocolloids for drug delivery!

REsearch ToPICS

Nanomaterials, Photofunctional Materials, Nanoporous Materials, and Nanocolloids



  • Selected Publication

    1. Noor Haida Mohd Kaus, Mohd Lokman Ibrahim, Saifullahi Shehu Imam, Salma Izati Sinar Mashuri, Yogesh Kumar, Efficient Visible-Light-Driven Perovskites Photocatalysis: Design, Modification and Application, Green Photocatalytic Semiconductors, 357-398, 2022

    2. Nurul Hidayu Nazri, Yogesh Kumar, Mohd Amirul Ramlan, Mohammad Haafiz Mohammad Kassim, Md Hossain, Noor Haida Mohd Kaus, Physico-Mechanical Study of CMC/BFO/PoPD Nanocomposite Films Reinforced with Cellulose Nanocrystals (CNCMCC) for Effective Photocatalytic Removal of Methyl Orange, Journal of Composites Science, 2021, 5(6), 142,

    3. Noor Haida Mohd Kaus, Ahmad Fadhil Rithwan, Rohana Adnan, Mohd Lokman Ibrahim, Sirikanjana Thongmee, Siti Fairus Mohd Yusoff, Effective Strategies, Mechanisms, and Photocatalytic Efficiency of Semiconductor Nanomaterials Incorporating rGO for Environmental Contaminant Degradation, Catalysts 2021, 11(3), 302;

    4. Noor Haida Mohd Kaus, Saifullahi Shehu Imam, Azia Wahida Aziz, Hooi Ling Lee, Rohana Adnan, Mohd Lokman Ibrahim, Salprima Yudha S, Controlled growth of BiFeO3 nanoparticles in the presence of alginate template for adsorptive removal of different dyes, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, (2021), 126294,

    5. Siti Fairus Mohd Yusoff, Hannah Najihah Amran, Nor Hidayatika Ahmad, Mhonishya Krishnamoorthy, Mohamad Azuwa Mohamed, Noor Haida Binti Mohd Kaus, BiFeO3 immobilized within liquid natural rubber-based hydrogel with enhanced adsorption-photocatalytic performance, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, Volume 182, 1 July 2021, Pages 1495-1506,

    6. Abdulsalam Abuelsamen, Shahrom Mahmud, Noor Haida Mohd Kaus, Omar F Farhat, Sabah M Mohammad, Fouad Saleih R Al‐Suede, Amin Malik Shah Abdul Majid, Novel Pluronic F‐127‐coated ZnO nanoparticles: Synthesis, characterization, and their in‐vitro cytotoxicity evaluation, Polymers for Advanced Technologies, (2021),

    7. Saifullahi Shehu Imam, Rohana Adnan, Noor Haida Mohd Kaus, The photocatalytic potential of BiOBr for wastewater treatment: A mini-review, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, (2021), Volume 9, Issue 4, August 2021, 105404

    8. S AlShammari, MM Halim, FK Yam, KM Chahrour, ME Raypah, NHM Kaus, The effect of spray cycles on the morphological, structural, and optical properties of rGO thin film deposited using spray pyrolysis technique, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, (2021), 127

    9. Azwan Mat Lazim, A. Azfaralariff, Imran Azman, Mohamad Nasir Mat Arip, S.I. Zubairi, N.H. Mohd Kaus, N. Nazir, Mazlan Mohamad, Akhsan Kamil, Ahmad Danial Azzahari, Arham Abdullah, A.L. Zul Ariff, Improving wood durability against G. Trabeum and C. versicolor using starch based antifungal coating from Dioscorea hispida sp, Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers 000 (2020), 1-9.

    10. Salma Izati Sinar Mashuri, Mohd Lokman Ibrahim, Muhd Firdaus Kasim, Mohd Sufri Mastuli, Umer Rashid, Abdul Halim Abdullah, Aminul Islam, N. Asikin-Mijan, Yie Hua Tan, Nasar Mansir, Noor Haida Mohd Kaus, Taufiq-Yap Yun Hin, Photocatalysis for Organic Wastewater Treatment: From the Basis to Current Challenges for Society, Catalysts 2020, 10, 1260; doi:10.3390/catal10111260

  • PhD Project Supervised

    1. PhD- Nurul Nadia binti Mohd Zorkipli
      Synthesis And Electrochemical Behavior Of LiV3O8/Graphene/PVDF Anode For Aqueous Lithium Batteries - Completed

    2. PhD - Abuelsamen Abdulsalam Ali Soud
      Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles Cytotoxicity And Their Photodynamic Therapy Towards Urinary Bladder Cancer Cell Lines - Completed

    3. PhD – Amna Hassan Sirelkhatim
      Investigation of surface modification ZnO nanoparticles and Their Bioactivity Towards Human Cancer Cells and Bacteria” - Completed

    4. Poonanulkarage Ruwan Dinesh Weerasooriya, Characterization of Regenerated Cellulose Films from Oil Palm Biomass Incorporated with Bifeo3 as A Potential Photocatalyst - Completed

    5. Saifullahi Shehu Imam
      Room-Temperature Synthesis Of Bismuth Oxybromide-Based Photocatalysts For The Removal Of Ciprofloxacin From Aqueous Solution Under Visible Light - Completed

    6. Alshammari, Anoud Saud
      Fabrication and Characterization of rGO Thin Film Prepared by Spray Pyrolysis Method for Photodetector Application - Completed

    7. Nurul Shahfiza Binti Noor
      Investigation On Cancer Chemopreventive Activity Of Fabricated Tq Encapsulated PLGA- PF68 Nanoparticles On Selected Breast Cancer Cell Lines- Completed

    8. Yusmizawati Binti Mohd Yusob
      Kajian Aktiviti Biologi (Fitokimia, Aktiviti Antimikrobial, Antioksidan, Antikanser, & Toksisiti) dan Potensi Tumbuhan Belalai Gajah/ Sabah Snake Grass (Clinacanthus nutans) Sebagai Ubatan Herba Tradisional- On going




  • MSc. Project Supervised

    1. Salwa Shaarani
    “Influence of Pluronic F68 and F127 Nanocarrier on Physicochemical Properties, In-Vitro Release and Antiproliferative Activity of Thymoquinone Drug- Completed

    2. Nur Diyan binti Mohd Ridzuan
    “Adsorption Assisted Photodegradation of Methylene Blue and Brilliant Green Dyes under direct sunlight using LNR-BiFeO3 Composite - Completed

    3. Nurul Syamimi binti Abdul Satar
    “Biotemplated Synthesis of Pristine and Yttrium-doped Bismuth Ferrite Nanoparticles as Photocatalysts for Degradation of Methylene Blue under Sunlight” - Completed

    4. Danny Lim Kay Wen
    “Effect of Rhombohedral and Spherical BiFeO3 catalyst towards the transesterification of Waste Cooking Oil” -Completed

    5. Nor Amirah binti Razuki
    “Biodiesel Production via Transesterification of Palm Oil using Bismuth Ferrite Nanocatalyst - Completed

    6. Jagadeesen A/L Supramaniam
    “Synthesis, Characterizations and Release Study of Ibuprofen-Encapsulated Magnetic Nanocellulose Alginate Hydrogel Beads” -Completed

    7. Sunderishwary A/P S.Muniandy
    “Green Synthesis of TiO2-Ag Nanocomposites for Self-cleaning and Antimicrobial Properties on Cotton Fabric” - Completed 8. Rozaina Ahmad “Gene and Protein Analyses of Selected Drug- Resistan Breast Cancer Cell Lines Treated with Thymoquinone-Nanoparticle” - Completed

    9. Nor Atilia Athira binti Zahari
    CMC/PoPD/BiFeO3 Composite Film from Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunch (OPEFB) for Photocatalytic Degradation of Anionic Dyes -On going

    10. Ahmad Fadhil Bin Rithwan
    Kinectics and Mechanism of Photocatalytic Degradation of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) over Highly Integrated Reduced Graphene Oxide (rGO)/Bismuth Ferrite (BiFeO3) - On going


  • Collaboration


    1. Professor Stephen Mann (FRS) - Centre for Organized matter Chemistry, University of Bristol, United Kingdom

    2. Professor Simon R Hall- School of Chemistry, University of Bristol, United Kingdom

    3. Dr. Andrew Collins - Quantum Technologies Innovation Centre, Bristol Centre for Functional Nanomaterials

    4. Professor Takaomi Kobayashi - Department of Materials Science and Technology, Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan

    5. Professor Nobuo Saito - Department of Materials Science and Technology, Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan

    6. Professor Won-Chun Oh - Department of Advanced Materials Science & Engineering, 46, Hanseo1ro, Haemi-myun, Seosan, Chungnam, KOREA

    7. Professor Is Fatimah - Chemistry Department, Universitas Islam Indonesia, Yogyakarta, 55581, Indonesia

    8. Professor Anwar Ul-Hamid Abdul Hamid - Center for Engineering Research, Research Institute, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia

    9. Associate Professor Sirikanjana Thongmee - Department of Physic, Kasertsart University, Thailand

    10. Professor Sirithan Jiemsirilers - Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

    11. Professor Dr. Sal Prima Yudha - Bengkulu Universitas, Indonesia

    12. Dr. Subhan Salleh - Prince of Songkhla University, Thailand

    13. Professor Dr. Yogesh Kumar - Department of Physics, ARSD College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

    14. Dr. Saifullahi Shehu Imam - Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria

    15. Dr Mohammad Hilni Harun Sani- Universiti Brunei Darussalam



    1. Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Malaysia

    2. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia

    3. Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia

    4. Malaysia Nuclear Agency, Malaysia

    5. Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia

    6. Universiti Malaya, Malaysia

    7. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia

  • Awards

    1. Cross-appointment as Associate Professor to Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan (19 Oct2016 -28 February 2026)

    2. Recipient of Travel Grant for 5th GIGAKU Techno Park (GTP) and 1st Global Academia-Industry Consortium for Collaborative Education Program (GAICCE) meeting in Nagaoka,Japan 2019 sponsored by JICA and AUN/SeedNet.

    3.Recipient of “Anugerah Perkhidmatan Cemerlang 2019 and 2020 ”, Universiti Sains Malaysia

    4. Anugerah Sanggar Sanjung (Penerbitan Jurnal) 2016, 2019.

    5. Anugerah Hadiah Sanjungan (Penerbitan Jurnal) 2016-2021

    6. AKEPT Sustainability Leadership Programme “Nurturing Leaders of Todayfor a Sejahtera Future” 2018 from Higher Education Leadership Academy, AKEPT, Ministry ofHigher Education Malaysia (MOHE)15.Invited Speaker, 2018, University of Bengkulu

    7.Plenary Speaker for “Chemistry Education and Chemical Science Research as a Tool forGrowth and Sustainability of National Economy” at the 4th African Conference on Research inChemistry Education (ACRICE) and 42nd Annual International Conference Of The ChemicalSociety Of Nigeria (EKO 2019), Lagos, Nigeria.

    8. Speaker of Science, Technology, Religious, Engineering, Art and Mathematic(STREAM) dan Islam dengan Penguatan Budaya Melayu dalam Menghadapi Revolusi Industri4.0, Universitas Islam Negeri Sultan Syarif Kasim Riau, Universitas Islam Negeri Sultan SyarifKasim Riau, Seminar Serumpun Antarabangsa

    9. Professional Certificate for Entrepreneurial Educators@ Entrepreneurial Educator EnhancementProgramme (3EP) from Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia (MOHE) 2017

    10. Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre: MaGIC Ambassador 2017

    11. i-ENVEX 2016 – International Engineering Invention & Innovation Exhibition : Silver Medal forinvention of “Biotemplating BiFeO3 nanostructures as Novel Visible Light Photocatalyst”

    12. Keynote Speaker for “The 4th International GIGAKU Conference in Nagaoka, IGCN2015”,Nagaoka University of Technology, JAPAN

    13.Recipient for Travel Expenses of “The 4th International GIGAKU Conference in Nagaoka,IGCN2015”, Nagaoka University of Technology, JAPAN

    14.Invited Assessor of Chemistry Examination Paper for Matriculation Program (Ministry of HigherEducation Malaysia)

    15.Recipient of Academic Staffs Training Scheme (ASTS) 2008, (Ministry of Higher Education)

    16.EUREKA 2007 – Brussels Innova Energy (The Belgian and International Trade Fair forTechnological Innovation) – Gold Medal for innovation of “Novel Poly Amino Acid as Conducting Ion”

    17.ITEX 2007 - International Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition- Silver Medal: forInvention of “Amino Acid As a Conducting Polymer”

    18.IID 2007- Inventions, Innovations and Designs- Bronze Medal: for Invention of “Amino Acid As aConducting Polymer”

    19. Recipient of MOSTI Scholarship for Master of Science 2005, (awarded by Ministry of Science and Technology)

    20. Recipient of Graduate Chemist Medalist Awards 2005, (awarded by Malaysia Institute of Chemistry.)

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