Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering (ChEE)

Department Members

 The Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering (ChEE) serves the Bachelors and Master by Taught Course programmes under the department. The department formed with 37 full time academic member, who are mainly chemical engineering, and environmental sciences/engineering background with diverse research interests to serve the undergraduat and postgraduate programs offered by the department. Currently, the department has two (2) Japanese academicians and one (1) other international academicians. The Japanese academics recruitment are done through Japanese Universities Consortium (JUC), according to qualification, performance, and department’s need.

Head of Department (HOD)

Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Dayang Norulfairuz Abang Zaidel

Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Dayang Norulfairuz Abang Zaidel

Head of Department/ Associate Professor (DS54)

Ph.D. (Bioprocess Engineering)
M.Sc. (Food Engineering)
B.Eng. (Chemical)

Room No.: 07.05.01
Email: dnorulfairuz@utm.my

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Area of Expertise: Enzymatic processes, carbohydrate chemistry, food hydrocolloids, food rheology, functional food

 

Professor

Prof. Dr. Tomoya Tsuji, 辻 智也

Prof. Dr. Tomoya Tsuji, 辻 智也

Professor (VK7)

Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering) Tohoku University
M.Sc. (Engineering) Tohoku University
B.Eng. (Chemical) Tohoku University

Room No.: 05.14.01
Email: t.tsuji@utm.my

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Area of Expertise: Phase Equilibrium, Equation of State, Thermodynamics

Prof. Dr. Mohamed Mahmoud El-Sayed Nasef

Prof. Dr. Mohamed Mahmoud El-Sayed Nasef

Professor (VK7)

Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering) UTM M.Eng. (Chemical) UTM
B.Sc. (Chemistry) Minoufia University

Room No.: 05.05.01
Email: mohdmahmoud@utm.my

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Area of Expertise: Nanofibers and application, Ion Exchange Materials, Adsorption and Reaction Engineering, Green Processes, Fuel Cell

Prof. Dr. Muhamad Ali b.Muhammad Yuzir

Prof. Dr. Muhamad Ali b.Muhammad Yuzir

Professor (VK7)

PhD (Environmental Eng.)
M.Sc (Environmental Eng.)
B.Eng (Civil Eng.)

Room No.: 10.25.01
Email: muhdaliyuzir@utm.my

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Area of Expertise:  Water Quality, Water Treatment, Wastewater Engineering, Biotechnology Engineering, Solid Waste Management, Membrane Filtration for Drinking Water

Prof. Dr. Siti Hamidah Binti Mohd Setapar

Prof. Dr. Siti Hamidah Binti Mohd Setapar

Professor (VK7)

Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering)
M.Eng. (Chemical)
B.Eng. (Chemical – Bioprocess)

Room No.: 10.02.01
Email: siti-h@utm.my

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Associate Professor

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Koji Iwamoto

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Koji Iwamoto

Associate Professor (DS53)

Ph.D. (Biology Science)
M.Sc. (Biophysics & Biochemistry)

Room No.: 05.04.01
Email: k.iwamoto@utm.my

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Area of Expertise: Bioengineering, Biochemistry, Applied Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology, Phycology, Plant Physiology

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Shaza Eva bt Mohamad

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Shaza Eva bt Mohamad

Associate Professor (DS54)

Ph.D. (Biology)
M.Sc. (Biotechnology)
B.Sc. (Biochemistry)

Room No.: 04.21.01
Email: shaza@utm.my

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Area of Expertise: Biotransformation , Molecular Biology, Biodegradation. Biofuel from Biomass , Microalgae

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Norhayati bt. Abdullah

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Norhayati bt. Abdullah

Associate Professor (DS54)

Ph.D. (Biosciences)
M.Eng. (Environmental)
B.Eng. (Civil)

Room No.: 10.24.01
Email: norhayati@utm.my

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Area of Expertise: Industrial Wastewater Treatment, Environmental Engineering, Aerobic Granulation, Palm Oil Mill Effluent

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aznah binti Nor Anuar

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aznah binti Nor Anuar

Associate Professor (DS54)/ Deputy Director of Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Center

Ph.D. (Environmental Engineering)
M.Eng. (Environmental)
B.Eng. (Environmental)

Room No.: 05.31.01
Email: aznah@utm.my

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Area of Expertise: Water and Wastewater Engineering, Natural and Low Cost Water Supply/Treatment, Engineering Education

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Azila bt. Abdul Aziz

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Azila bt. Abdul Aziz

Associate Professor (DS54)

Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering)
M.Sc. (Biochemical Engineering)
B.Sc. (Biomedical Engineering)

Room No.: 07.09.01
Email: r-azila@utm.my

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Area of Expertise: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Controlled Delivery of Active Ingredients

 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Roshafima binti Rasit Ali

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Roshafima binti Rasit Ali

Associate Professor (DS54)/ MJIIT Postgraduate Academic Manager

Ph.D. (Polymer Engineering)
M.Eng. (Polymer)
B.Eng. (Chemical)

Room No.: 10.04.01
Email: roshafima@utm.my

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Area of Expertise: Biopolymer, Bioplastic Packaging, Biocomposites,
Starch and Fiber based Green Packaging, Liquid Natural Rubber

 

Assoc. Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. Liew Peng Yen

Assoc. Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. Liew Peng Yen

Associate Professor (DS54) (ON SUBBATICAL LEAVE)

Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering)
B.Eng. (Chemical)

Room No.: 05.11.01
Email: pyliew@utm.my

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Area of Expertise: Process System Engineering, Process Integration, Life Cycle Assessment, Resource and Energy Conservation, Industrial Utility System Optimisation, Sustainability

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Nurul Bahiyah binti Ahmad Khairudin

Dr. Nurul Bahiyah binti Ahmad Khairudin

Senior Lecturer (DS52)

Ph.D. (Pharmaceutical Technology)
M.Eng. (Biochemical)
B.Eng. (Chemical – Bioprocess)

Room No.: 04.23.01
Email: r-bahiah@utm.my

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Area of Expertise: Molecular Simulations, Structural Bioinformatics

 

Sr. Dr. Shuib b. Rambat

Sr. Dr. Shuib b. Rambat

Senior Lecturer (DS52)

Ph.D. (Surveying Engineering)
M.Eng. (Surveying)
B.Eng. (Surveying)

Room No.: 05.19.01
Email: shuibrambat@utm.my

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Area of Expertise: Low-Cost Remote Sensing System, GIS, Parallel Processing

 

Ir. Ts. Dr. Mariam Firdaus bt. Mad Nordin

Ir. Ts. Dr. Mariam Firdaus bt. Mad Nordin

Senior Lecturer (DS51)

Ph.D. (Chemical & Process)
M.Eng. (Chemical & Process)
B.Eng. (Biochemical & Process)

Room No.: 06.36.01
Email: mariamfirdhaus@utm.my

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Area of Expertise: Bioprocessing, Product Quality, Downstream Process, Agricultural Waste

Ts. Dr. Pramila Tamunaidu

Ts. Dr. Pramila Tamunaidu

Senior Lecturer (DS51)

Ph.D. (Energy Science)
M.Eng. (Chemical)
B.Eng (Chemical) 

Room No.: 05.17.01
Email: pramila@utm.my

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Area of Expertise: Biomass, Biofuel, Bioplastics, Wastewater Treatment, Solid Waste Management

Ts. Dr. Nor Ruwaida binti Jamian

Ts. Dr. Nor Ruwaida binti Jamian

Senior Lecturer (DS51)/ MJIIT International Liaison Coordinator

Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering)
M.Eng. (Chemical)
B.Eng. (Chemical)

Room No.: 05.09.01
Email: ruwaida.kl@utm.my

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Area of Expertise: Air Pollution Control, Environmental Engineering

Dr. Nurfatehah Wahyuny binti Che Jusoh

Dr. Nurfatehah Wahyuny binti Che Jusoh

Senior Lecturer (DS51)/ MJIIT Quality & Strategy Manager

Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering)
B.Eng. (Chemical)

Room No.: 05.07.01
Email: nurfatehah@utm.my

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Area of Expertise: Wastewater Treatment, Adsorption Process, Photocatalytic Reaction, Material Sciences

Dr. Fazrena Nadia binti Md Akhir

Dr. Fazrena Nadia binti Md Akhir

Senior Lecturer (DS51)/ MMJJ Programme Coordinator

Ph.D. (Biomedical Sciences)
M.Sc. (Biotechnology)
B.Sc. (Biology)

Room No.: 05.02.01
Email: fazrena@utm.my

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Area of Expertise: Biotechnology, Environmental Biotechnology, Environmental Microbiology, Cancer Immunotherapy

Dr. Nabilah Binti Zaini

Dr. Nabilah Binti Zaini

Senior Lecturer (DS51)

Ph.D. (Gas Engineering)
B.Eng. (Chemical-Gas)

Room No.: 05.18.01
Email: nabilah.zaini@utm.my

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Area of Expertise: Carbon Capture and Storage, Hydrogen Storage System, Carbon Fixed Filtration, Gold Extraction

 

Ts. Dr. Khairunnisa binti Mohd Paad

Ts. Dr. Khairunnisa binti Mohd Paad

Senior Lecturer (DS51) (ON POST-DOCTORATE LEAVE)

Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering)
M.Eng. (Chemical)
B.Eng. (Chemical)

Room No.: 05.32.01
Email: khairunnisa.kl@utm.my

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Area of Expertise: Environmental Sciences (wastewater, atmospheric, pollution and health-care), Nano-synthesis and nano-engineering, instrumental design and simulation, Engineering education

Ir. Dr. Tan Lian See

Ir. Dr. Tan Lian See

Senior Lecturer (DS51)

Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering)
M.Sc. (Chemical Engineering)
B.Eng. (Chemical)

Room No.: 04.13.01
Email: tan.liansee@utm.my

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Area of Expertise: Membrane Technology, Water Purification Technology

Ts. Dr. Faizah bt Che Ros

Ts. Dr. Faizah bt Che Ros

Senior Lecturer (DS51)

Ph.D. (Systems Innovation)
M.Eng. (Civil)
B.Eng. (Civil)

Room No.: 04.07.01
Email: crfaizah@utm.my

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Area of Expertise: Flood, Hydrology, Debris Flow, Dam Break, Sediment

Dr. Norhuda binti Abdul Manaf

Dr. Norhuda binti Abdul Manaf

Senior Lecturer (DS51)/ MJIIT Continuing & TNE Manager

Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering)
M.Eng. (Safety, Health & Environment)
B.Eng. (Chemical)

Room No.: 04.14.01
Email: norhuda.kl@utm.my

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Area of Expertise: PSE, Matlab Simulation, Model Predictive Control

Ts. Dr. Abd Halim Md Ali

Ts. Dr. Abd Halim Md Ali

Senior Lecturer (DS51)/ Head of Malaysia-Japan Advance Research Centre

Ph.D. (Chemical Eng.)
M.Sc. (Environmental Eng.)
B.Sc. (Biological and Agricultural Eng.)

Room No.: 05.15.01
Email: abd.halim@utm.my

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Area of Expertise: Environmental Engineering, Plasma Catalysis, Non-thermal Plasma, Agricultural Waste Management, Safety and Health

Ts. Dr. Vekes Balasundram

Ts. Dr. Vekes Balasundram

Senior Lecturer (DS51)/ MJIIT Lab Manager

Ph.D. (Gas Engineering)
B.Eng. (Chemical)
Diploma (Chemical Eng. – Process Plant)

Room No.: 10.33.01
Email: vekes@utm.my 

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Area of Expertise: Heterogeneous Catalysis, Reaction Engineering, Biomass Conversion, Plastic Waste Conversion, Biofuels, Pyrolysis Kinetics, Process Modelling and Analysis using Response Surface Methodology (RSM)

Dr. Liew Wai Loan

Dr. Liew Wai Loan

Senior Lecturer (DS51) / MJIIT Green Manager

Ph.D. (Civil Engineering)
B.Tech. (Environment)

Room No.:
Email: wlliew@utm.my

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Area of Expertise: Wastewater Treatment Processes (High-Rate Biological Systems), Materials Engineering (Wastes Conversion / Recycle), Experimental Design and Process Optimization, Environmental Microbiology, Environmental Impacts Modelling (Life Cycle Assessment), Environmental Processes Modelling

Dr. Zatil Izzah binti Ahmad Tarmizi

Dr. Zatil Izzah binti Ahmad Tarmizi

Senior Lecturer (DS51)/ MMJS Programme Coordinator

Ph.D. (Chemistry)
M.Sc. (Chemistry)
B.Sc. (Industrial Chemistry)

Room No.: 10.16.01
Email: zatil.izzah@utm.my

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Area of Expertise: Material Chemistry, Biochemistry, Functional Polymeric Material

Ir. Ts. Dr Kiew Peck Loo

Ir. Ts. Dr Kiew Peck Loo

Senior Lecturer (DS51)/ SMJC Programme Coordinator

Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering)
B.Eng. (Chemical)

Room No.: 4.11.01
Email: plkiew@utm.my

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Area of Expertise: Wastewater Treatment, Extraction of Bioactive Compounds from Wastes/Natural Resources, Bioplastics Synthesis

Dr. Nurul Zainab binti Along

Dr. Nurul Zainab binti Along

Senior Lecturer (DS51)/ MDRM Programme Coordinator

Ph.D. (Architecture – Disaster Management)
M.Sc. (Applied Marine Science)
B.Sc. (Aquatic Resource Science Management)

Room No.:
Email: nurulzainab.along@utm.my

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Area of Expertise: Disaster Risk Management, Community based Disaster Risk Reduction, Indigenous Local Knowledge

ChM. Dr. Eleen Dayana binti Mohamed Isa

ChM. Dr. Eleen Dayana binti Mohamed Isa

Senior Lecturer (DS51)

Ph.D.
M.Sc. (Inorganic Chemistry)
B.Sc. (Chemistry)

Room No.: 07.34.01
Email: eleendayana@utm.my

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Area of Expertise: Nanomaterials, Inorganic materials, Photocatalysis, Drug delivery

Dr. Fatin Syahirah binti Othman

Dr. Fatin Syahirah binti Othman

Senior Lecturer (DS51)

Ph.D.
B.Sc. (Biology Industry)

Room No.: 05.35.01
Email: fatin.syahirah@utm.my 

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Area of Expertise: Microalgae, Biofuel from Biomass, Molecular Biology, Applied Microbiology, Environmental Microbiology, Phycology, Biodegradation, Bioengineering, Biochemistry

Dr. Khamarrul Azahari bin Razak

Senior Lecturer (DS51)/ DPPC Director

Ph.D.
M.
B.Eng.

Room No.:
Email: khamarrul.kl@utm.my 

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Area of Expertise: 

Lar. Dr. Rohayah binti Che Amat

Senior Lecturer (DS51)/ MSUD Program Coordinator

Ph.D. (Architecture)
M. Architecture
B. Landscape Architecture

Room No.: 06.37.01
Email: rohayah.cheamat@utm.my 

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Area of Expertise: Historic Urban Landscape, Urban Studies, Heritage and Conservation and Landscape Architecture.

Ts. Dr. Mohammad Hussaini bin Wahab

Senior Lecturer (DS51)

Ph.D. (Regional Environmental System)
M.Eng (Architecture and Civil)
B.Eng. (Architecture and Building)

Room No.: 06.31.01
Email: hussaini.kl@utm.my 

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Area of Expertise: Architecture Planning and Design, Urban Design, Urban Identity

Dr. Wan Nurul Mardiah binti Wan Mohd Rani

Senior Lecturer (DS52)

Ph.D.
M.
B.Eng.

Room No.:
Email: wnurul.kl@utm.my

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Area of Expertise: 

Lecturer

Nor Beha binti Ahmad

Lecturer (DS45)

M.
B.Eng.

Room No.:
Email: norbeha@utm.my

Area of Expertise: 

Professor Amal Bakti (Voluntary)

Prof. Ir. Megat Johari Megat Mohd Noor

Professor Amal Bakti

Prof. Dr. Mohd Rashid Mohd Yusoff

Professor Amal Bakti

Adjunct and Visiting Professor

Prof. Dr. Jerry Y.Y. Heng

Visiting Professor (Jun 2023- May 2024)

Chemical Engineering Department
Imperial College London, UK.

Ir. Johan Adam Leong

Adjunct Professor (July 2023 - June 2024)

Operation Superintendent
EnQuest Petroluem Production Malaysia Limited

Dr. Sivapalan Karthiravale

Adjunct Professor (July 2023 - June 2024)

Head 
Environmental Prevention and Innovation Centre Sdn Bhd

 

Dr. Shahrul Azman Zainal Abidin

Adjunct Professor (July 2023 - June 2024)

Head of Offering Management
Honeywell Industrial Innovation, Honeywell Malaysia

Ts. Raja Shazrin Shah bin Raja Ehsan Shah

Adjunct Professor (July 2023 - June 2024)

Managing Director
Galaxy Tech Solutions (KL) Sdn. Bhd.

 

Industry Advisory Panel

Ts. Dr. Sivapalan Kathiravala

IAP for SMJCH, MMJS & MMJJ

Director
Environmental Preservation and Innovation Center (EPIC) Sdn Bhd

Ir. Johan Adam Leong

IAP for SMJCH

Operantion Superintendent
EnQuest Petroluem Production Malaysia Berhad

Azizah bt Haji Abu Bakar

IAP for SMJCH

Assistant Manager
Pengurusan Air Selangor Sdn. Bhd.

Hong Wai Onn

IAP for SMJCH

Principanl Consultant
WE ACT Services Sdn. Bhd.

Ir. Lee Wei Choew

IAP for SMJCH

Section Head
Organo (Asia) Sdn. Bhd.

Ir. Mohamed Haniffa Abdul Hamid

IAP for MMJS & MMJJ

Council member
Malaysian Water Association

 

Wan Mohd Ridhwan Wan Mohd Hanizan

IAP for MMJS & MMJJ

Senior Operations Engineer
Hess Corporation

Ahmad Zafuan Mohamed Kassim

IAP for MMJS & MMJJ

United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

Technical Staff

Noor Mirwani Binti Mohd Sufian

Noor Mirwani Binti Mohd Sufian

Assist. Vocational Training Officer (DV29)

Email: mirwani@utm.my

 

Amirul 'aizad Bin Salehuddin

Amirul 'aizad Bin Salehuddin

Assistant Engineer (J29)

Email: aizad@utm.my

 

Nur Nadzirah Alwani Eli Mardi

Nur Nadzirah Alwani Eli Mardi

Assistant Engineer (J29)

Ahmad Hazwan b. Azhari

Ahmad Hazwan b. Azhari

Assistant Science Officer (CA29)

ChM. Shahirah Binti Shamsulbahrin

ChM. Shahirah Binti Shamsulbahrin

Science Officer (C41)