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Senior Lecturer

Hello.I am Dr Wanie. My interests are conducting research related to heavy metal, industrial waste utilization, environmental pollution treatment and catalysis. Currently, I am passionate about converting  industrial waste  to value added products such as catalyst and energy. My research  group also focus on green initiative such as application of catalyst combined with the development of safe chemicals and industrial waste for various reaction and processes.


  • B.Sc. (Hons)(UTM), Ph.D.(UTM)

Areas of Expertise

  • Industrial Waste Management, Nanomaterial, Heterogeneous Catalysis, Heavy Metal, Environmental Chemistry


REsearch Interest

  1. Renewable energy from palm oil waste –Production of Biodiesel from Spent Bleaching Agent (SBE) Using Spent Bleaching Agent Supported Catalyst
  2. Waste utilization - Activated carbon Production from Glycerin Pitch Waste for Desulfurization of Model Diesel Fuel and Application in Supercapasitor
  3. Waste Utilization -Conversion of Waste Lubricant oil into Fuel using Catalyst
  4. Removal of heavy metals from water, food, vegetables and fruits using catalytic chelation technique.
  5. Catalytic desulfurization of diesel fuel using metal oxide catalyst

REsearch ToPICS

  1. Desulfurization
  2. Waste Utilization
  3. Catalysis , Adsorbent, Nanomaterial
  4. Environmental Pollution Treatment
  5. Heavy metal removal
  6. Green chemistry



  • Selected Publication


    1. Mohamad Arsyad Abdul Khalid, Nurhayati Abdullah, Mohamad Nasir Mohamad Ibrahim,Rahmad Mohd Taib, Salmiah Jamal Mat Rosid, Nurasmat Mohd Shukri,Noor Fatimah Yahaya, and Wan Nazwanie Binti Wan Abdullah, 2022,Catalytic pyrolysis of waste oil into hydrocarbon fuel utilizing cerium oxide catalyst,Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering , DOI: 10.1007/s11814-022-1091-6

    2. Nor Atiq yakila Mohd Nazmi, Salmiah Jamal Mat Rosid , Nurasmat Mohd Shukri and Wan Nazwanie Wan Abdullah.2022. Catalytic Oxidative Desulfurization of Model Diesel Using TBHP-DMF system. Key Engineering Materials. 908. 355-360

    3. NADHIRATUL-FARIHIN SEMAIL , AEMI SYAZWANI ABDUL KEYON ,BAHRUDDIN SAAD , SAZLINDA KAMARUZAMAN , Mohamad Zain, N.N., Vuanghao, L. , Miskam, M. , Wan Abdullah, W.N. , Yahaya, N.* , DAVID DY CHEN*, 2022, Simultaneous preconcentration and determination of sulfonamide antibiotics in milk and yoghurt by dynamic pH junction focusing coupled with capillary electrophoresis, Talanta, 236:, 122833


    1. Nor Atiq Syakila Mohd Nazmi* , Mohamad Nasir bin Mohamad Ibrahim , Fazira Ilyana Abdul Razak , Wan Nur Aini an Mokhtar , Nurasmat binti Mohd Shukri , Noorfatimah binti Yahaya , Salmiah Jamal at Rosid , Wan Nazwanie binti Wan Abdullah*, 2021, Catalytic oxidative desulfurisation over Co/Fe-γAl2O3 catalyst: performance, characterisation and computational study, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, -:, (Impact Factor : 4.223)


    1. Siti nafrezah naushad ali , wan nur aini wan mokhtar , salmiah jamal mat rosid , nurasmat binti mohd shukri , Noorfatimah binti Yahaya,Wan Nazwanie binti Wan Abdullah*, 2020, Catalytic Chelation Technique for the Removal of Heavy Metal from Clarius Batrachus (C. Batrachus), Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 8:, (Impact Factor : 4.3)

    2. Nor Atiq Syakila Mohd Nazmi, Noorfatimah binti Yahaya , Nurasmat binti Mohd Shukri , Wan Nazwanie binti Wan Abdullah, 2020, Iron Oxide Catalyst for Oxidative Desulfurization of Model Diesel Fuel, material science forum, 1010

    3. SALMIAH JAMAL MAT ROSID , WAN NAZWANIE BINTI WAN ABDULLAH*, 2020, Removal of copper phthalocyanine in reactive blue 21 dye by FeNiAl adsorbent, Research Journal of Chemistry and Environment, 24:, 1-8

    4. Wan Nazwanie Wan Abdullah1, Raihan Hussin, Nurasmat Mohd Shukri, Salmiah Jamal Mat Rosid3 and Nor Hakimin Abdullah. Removal of Cadmium, Copper and Nickel in Thynnichthys thynnoides using Chelation Technique. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science. 596. 012074


    1. W. N. W. Abdullah, W. A.W.A Bakar, N. H. Abdullah, W. N. A. W. Mokhtar, S. J. M. Rosid, N.A. M. Shukri. (2019). Effect of Activated Carbon Suppported Ce/Fe Based Catalyst for Catalytic Oxidative Desulfurization of Malaysian Diesel Fuel. AIP Conference Proceedings. 2068.020075. SCOPUS


    1. W. N. W. Abdullah, W. A. W. A. Bakar, R.Ali, W.N.W.Mokhtar, M.F. Omar. (2017)“ Catalytic oxidative desulfurization technology of supported ceria based catalyst: Physicochemical and mechanistic studies”. Journal of Cleaner Production.162:1455-1464 (IF:5.715)
  • PhD Project Supervised

    1. Looking for potential candidate

  • MSc. Project Supervised

    1. Thivya A/P Keasavan. Production of Biodiesel from Spent Bleaching Agent (SBE) Using Spent Bleaching Agent Supported Catalyst (On going). Effective November 2021-present.

    2. Maryam Solehah . Activated carbon Production from Glycerin Pitch Waste for Desulfurization of Model Diesel Fuel and Application in Supercapasitor. Effective November 2021-present

    3. Atiq Syakila Nazmi .Effect of transition metal catalyst for catalytic oxidative desulfurization of model oil. As main supervisor. Effective February 2019.-Graduated

    4. Siti Sofiah binti Abdullah. Demetallization of toxic and heavy metals in seafood using catalytic chelation technique. Co -supervisor.Effective May 2019-Graduated ·

    5. Nurul Shamin binti Amir Hamzah. Detoxification of heavy metals in different fish species using catalytic chelation technique. Co-Supervisor. Effective May 2019-Graduated




  • Collaboration

    1. Malaysian Palm Oil Board

    2. School of Health, USM

    3. Unisza Science and Medicine Foundation Centre, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin

    4. Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • Awards

    1. Catalytic chelation technique for removal heavy metal in fish, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), Research & Innovative Technology Competition (RITEC), 2021 (National )- Gold Award

    2. The 1st International Malaysia-Indonesia-Thailand Symposium on Innovation and Creativity (iMIT SiC2017), Universiti Teknologi Mara Perlis, 2017 9International)..Silver Award.

    3. Descat-Production of Euro IV Diesel by DesCat Technology .Leading to World Standard Diesel .Malaysian Technology Expo 2012 (MTE). Best of the best and gold award

    4. DesCat – DesCat for World Standard Diesel Fuel. 13thIndustrial, Art and Technology Exhibition (INATEX 2011). Best of the best and gold award.



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