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Biopolymer and Derivatives

Head of Programme:

Assoc. Prof. Dr. H’ng Paik San - Wood Architecture & Structure


Members:
  1. Prof. Dr. Paridah Md Tahir - Wood Adhesive & Coating/Wood Composite
  2. Assoc. Prof Dr Hidayah Ariffin - Biopolymer, Bioprocess Engineering, Environmental Technology
  3. Assoc. Prof Dr. Rosfarizan Mohamad - Fermentation Technology / Bioreactor System
  4. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wan Zuhainis Saad - Applied Microbiology
  5. Prof. Dr. Luqman Chuah Abdullah - Separation Technology, Chemical and Environmental Technology, Material Engineering (Polymer) and Particle Technology
  6. Prof. Dr. Thomas Choong Shean Yaw - Chemical Engineering, process modeling & simulation, separation processes, material engineering
  7. Dr. Ferial Ghaemi - Nanotechnology, Chemistry
  8. Dr. Chin Kit Ling - Biopolymer and Derivatives
  9. Dr. Mahnaz M. Abdi - Conducting Polymers, Electrochemistry, Nanobiotechnology and Biosensors, Optical and Electrochemical Sensors and Biosensor and Polymer Nanocomposites
  10. Dr. Min Min Aung @Aishah Abdullah - Polymer Synthesis and technology, Coating and Adhesive, Composite and Biodegradation
  11. Dr. Harmaen Ahmad Saffian - Biopolymer & Biocomposite
  12. Dr. Ahmad Muhaimin Roslan - Microbiology, Environmental Biotechnology, Biofuel and Bioenergy
  13. Dr. Ezyana Kamal Bahrin - Biomass Pretreatment, Bioenergy, Environmental Microbiology
  14. Dr. Mohd Zulkhairi Mohd Yusoff - Environmental Biotechnology and Molecular Biotechnology
  15. Dr. Mohd Rafein Zakaria - Environmental Biotechnology, Subcritical Water Pretreatment, Anaerobic Digestion

 

Synopsis:

Among research activities conducted under this program are synthesis and characterization of biopolymers from natural resources, biodegradable plastics from phytomass and microorganisms, bioresin from tree barks, bio-based coating materials, bio-based chemicals, biofertilizer and enzyme synthesis for bioretting and lignocellulose treatment. The laboratory also explores potential applications of biopolymers, biochemicals and their derivatives in various areas such as in slow-release fertilizer, cosmetics, biomedical, antimicrobial agent, coating and etc.

 

Current Projects:

  1. Investigation of catalytic reaction ash forming elements of oil palm biomass under thermal pyrolysis process on bio-crude oil yield for bioenergy sector (FRGS-RM67,000)
  2. Research Collaboration for Green Paulownia (Green Paulownia Sdn.Bhd-60,000)

Updated:: 14/11/2016 [lufti]

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