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Area of Expertise and Research Interest

Composites

Polymer blends

Polymer composites

Bio-carbon based composite

Polymer Nanocomposites

Advanced Polymer

Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Polymers

Synthesis/modification of colloidal system

Flame retardancy of polymer

Smart Polymer

Molecular Imprinting Polymer Technology

Conductive polymer

Biopolymer

  Biodegradable Polymers

Elastomers

Materials

Nanocrystalline cellulose

Resin

Corrosion

Metal ecology

Chemosensory

  Sol-gel


Research

RESEARCH CLUSTER ACADEMICIANS
Materials

Dr. Nor Nadiah Mohamad Yusof

AP Dr. Ong Siew Kooi

Muzafar Zulkifli

Raja Nazrul Hakim Raja Nazri

Dr. Ahmed Al-Dulaimi

Dr. Yusriah Lazim

AP Dr. Ahmad Marzio Mohd Yusof

Mazlina Ghazali

Nurul Iman Abdul Razak

Synthesis

Nor Nadiah Mohamad Yusof

Ong Siew Kooi

Dr. Ahmed Al-Dulaimi

Fahmi Asyadi Md Yusof


Postgraduate

Here are the details of postgraduate students from Section of Polymer Eng. Tech.

Student: Fahmi Asyadi Md Yusof

Degree: PhD of Chemical Engineering Technology

Title: Preparation Characterization and Properties of Polylactic Acids/Kenaf/Sof-Gel Silica

Supervisor: Prof. Dato’ Dr. Azanam Shah Hashim

Student: Muzafar Zulkifli

Degree: PhD of Chemical Engineering Technology

Title: Preparation and Properties of Silica-Kenaf Fiber-Polypropylene Composite

Supervisor: Prof. Dato’ Dr. Azanam Shah Hashim

Student: Muhammad Hadi Mohd Hasan

Degree: PhD of Chemical Engineering Technology

Title: Effect of Bio-Carbon Particle Size on the Properties of Natural Rubber Filled Vulcanizate

Supervisor: Assoc. Dr. Ong Siew Kooi

Description:

Bio-carbon is carbon derived from biomass. Currently its main application is as soil replacement to improve soil fertility. Application of bio-carbon as filler in natural rubber (NR) filled vulcanizate studied by a few researchers however poor reinforcement was reported. In this study novel method will be used to incorporate bio-carbon into NR. This novel method is expected to results in improvement I mechanical properties studied.

Student: Izaidah Jamaludin

Degree: Master of Chemical Engineering Technology

Title: Application of Adsorbents Embedded in Membrane for Effectively Recognition towards Mercury (II) Ions

Supervisor: Dr. Nor Nadiah Mohamad Yusof

Co-supervisor: Dr. Yusriah Lazim and Dr. Kelly Yong Tau Len

Description:

Hg(II)-imprinted and non-imprinted copolymers were synthesized polymerizing mercury stock solution or without it with new synthesized monomer which are vanillincalix[4]resorcinarene and divinylbenzene (DVB) as a cross-linker. Thus, the formed Hg(II)-imprinted polymers and non-imprinted polymers were characterized by using Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA). Meanwhile, the adsorption capacity will be analysed by Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS). The removal of Hg(II) ions and the selectivity of the imprinted polymers powder will be studied.

Student: Mohd Faizall Ali

Degree: Master of Chemical Engineering Technology

Title: A Study of Fluorescence Molecularly Imprinted Polymer (F-MIP) Properties in Sensing 1,3,7-Trimethylxanthine

Supervisor: Dr. Nor Nadiah Mohamad Yusof

Co-supervisor: Dr. Faizatulshimal Mohamed (UMT)

Description:

One of the approaches to provide an alternative in analyzing analyte is by using molecular imprinted polymer (MIP). MIP has been widely recognized as a newly developed material that has high recognition to specific molecules. Generally, MIP is synthesized using a molecular imprinting technique which fabricated a porous polymer which has high affinity and selectivity towards analyte higher than its counterparts. Recently, there are many improvements done towards the MIP properties. One of the most interesting improvement in MIP is the introduction of optical response properties into MIP. One of notable approach of this improvement was the synthesizing fluorescence MIP (F-MIP). Thus, this research will be focusing on synthesizing F-MIP in sensing caffeine using fluorescein – o – methacrylate (FMA). The study aim is to prepare a caffeine-imprinted polymer with the fluorescent capability using FMA as a functional monomer. As the caffeine bounded to the site, the fluorophore component in the fluorescent is disturbed and the fluorescence expected to be quenched in “on-off” mode. The fluorescence intensity expected to be dropped linearly to the concentration of the caffeine absorbed.