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Senior Lecturer

I am a senior lecturer at Analytical Chemistry Unit, School of Chemical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia. My research focuses on the potential application of nanomaterials as an active electrode in the wastewater treatment. In particular, I am interested in fabrication and performance evaluation of low-cost electrodes using carbonaceous and composite materials in the electrochemical degradation of hazardous pollutants. In addition to this primary line of research, I am also interested in design and development of electrochemically synthesized metal-based nanomaterials as antitumor agents. For this project, I am interested in chemical modification of organic anticancer drugs with fatty acids in Cu nanoscale delivery. In my free time I enjoy listening to music and spending time with my family.


  • B.Sc. (Hons), M. Sc., Ph.D. (UKM)

Areas of Expertise

  • Wastewater treatment, Nanomaterial, Electrochemistry


REsearch Interest

  1. Application of nanomaterials as an electrode in the wastewater treatment.
  2. Application of metal-based nanomaterials as antitumor agents.

REsearch ToPIC

Wastewater treatment,Nanomaterial, Electrochemistry



  • Selected Publication

    1. Nadhra Hidayah Mohd Halim, Rohana Adnan, Azizul Hakim Lahuri, Nur Farhana Jaafar, Norazzizi Nordin, 2022, Exploring the potential of highly efficient graphite/chitosan–PVC composite electrodes in the electrochemical degradation of Reactive Red 4, Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 97, 147-159

    2. Nur Farhana Jaafar, Norazzizi Nordin,2022, Role of pH on photocatalytic degradation of phenol derivatives using metal supported on mesoporous materials, Materials Today: Proceedings (article in press)

    3. Azizul Hakim Lahuri, Athirah Mohd Yusuf, Rohana Adnan, Afidah Abdul Rahim, Nur Farah Waheed Tajudeen, Norazzizi Nordin, 2022, Kinetics and thermodynamic modeling for co2 capture using nio supported activated carbon by temperature swing adsorption, Biointerface Research in Applied Chemistry, 12(3), 4200-4219

    4. Mohammad Albayari, Mazen K Nazal, Fawwaz I Khalili, Norazzizi Nordin, Rohana Adnan, 2021, Biochar derived from Salvadora persica branches biomass as low-cost adsorbent for removal of uranium (VI) and thorium (IV) from water, Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 328, 669-678.

    5. Nur Farhana Jaafar, Melati Khairuddean, Norazzizi Nordin, 2020, A Review on Recent Progression of Modifications on Titania Morphology and its Photocatalytic Performance, Acta Chimica Slovenica, 67, 362-374

    6.  Azizul Hakim Lahuri, Michael Nguang Khai Ling, Afidah Abdul Rahim, Norazzizi Nordin, 2020, Adsorption kinetics for CO2 capture using cerium oxide impregnated on activated carbon, Acta Chimica Slovenica, 67, 570-580

    7. Azizul Hakim Lahuri, Rohana Adnan, Mohd. Hafiy Mansor, Nur Farah Waheed Tajudeen and Norazzizi Nordin, 2020, Adsorption Kinetics for Carbon dioxide Capture using Bismuth(III) Oxide Impregnated on Activated Carbon, Malaysian Journal of Chemistry, 22, 33-46.

    8. Norazzizi Nordin, Mohamad Anis Farith Pisal, Nur Izzatie Hannah Razman, Nur Farhana Jaafar, 2019, Fabrication of Mesoporous Co47.5/C47.5-PVC5 Composite Electrode for Decolorization of Reactive Blue 21 and Synthetic Textile Effluent, Acta Chimica Slovenica, 66, 284

    9. Norazzizi Nordin, Badrul Hisham Yahaya & Muhammad Rahimi Yusop. 2018. Electrochemical synthesis and in vitro cytotoxicity study of copper(II) carboxylates with different fatty acid alkyl chain lengths. New Journal of Chemistry 42: 15127-15135.

    10. Norazzizi Nordin, Wan Zurina Samad, Egi Kardia, Badrul Hisham Yahaya, Muhammad Rahimi Yusop & Mohamed Rozali Othman. 2018. Controlled release electrochemical synthesis and cytotoxicity study of copper(II) nanoparticles in copper(II) decanoate complex. Nano 13(5): 1-14.


  • PhD Project Supervised

    1. Mohammad Abdel Karim Al Bayari- Preparation, characterization and application of Macroalgae and its activated and modified forms with metal oxide nanoparticles as new bioadsorbents for removal of thorium(IV) and uranium(VI) from aqueous solution (Ongoing)
    2. Muazu Nasir Kontagora- Application of modified graphite oxide/chitosan composite electrodes in wastewater treatment by electrochemical technique (Ongoing)
  • MSc. Project Supervised

    1. Nadhra Hidayah Mohd Halim- Electrochemical degradation of Reactive Red 4 using graphite/chitosan-polyvinyl chloride composite electrodes (Graduated)
    2. Hanisah Abdul Rahim- Electrochemical synthesis and cytotoxicity studies of metal nanoparticles with ciprofloxacin-modified fatty acid conjugates (Ongoing)
  • Awards

    1. Gold medal in Innovations in Teaching & Learning Competition 2018 (ITLC 2018), Universiti Sains Malaysia, Oct 16th 2018.

    2. Anugerah Khas YB Menteri Pendidikan Malaysia 2018 (Ministry of Education Malaysia) - Finalist (Transformative Teaching Category)

    3. National Innovation & Invention Competition Through Exhibition (iCompEx’19) (Ministry of Education Malaysia & POLIMAS) - Gold Medal & Winner of Best Innovation Award (Teaching & Learning), 19-21 March 2019.

    4. Silver medal in International University Carnival on E-Learning (IUCEL) 2019, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, August 2019.

    5. Anugerah Khas YB Menteri Pendidikan Malaysia 2019 (Ministry of Education Malaysia) - Finalist (Transformative Teaching Category)

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