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    Professor Ir. Dr. Nor Aishah Saidina Amin

    Professor of Reaction Engineering

    Top Research Scientist Malaysia (TRSM) 2013

    PEng, MIEM, CEng, FIChemE (UK), Senior MAIChE (USA),


    Chemical Reaction Engineering Group (CREG), Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Skudai, Johor, Malaysia. Phone: 07-5535579 Fax: 07-5588166 E-mail: Researcher ID: F-7528-2011 ORCID:0000-0003-2299-9401 Scopus ID: 35489910900 Google scholar:NorAishah Saidina Amin


    1996 - Ph. D. (Chemical Engineering), Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, USA

    1988 - M.Sc. (Chemical Engineering), University of Manchester Institute of Science &

    Technology (UMIST), Manchester, England.

    1985 - B.Sc. (Chemical Engineering), California State University at Long Beach, USA.


    Professional Engineer (PEng) Corporate Member, Institute of Engineers, Malaysia (MIEM) Fellow Member Institute of Chemical Engineers (FIChemE) (99928858) Senior Member American Institute of Chemical Engineers (Senior MAIChE) Member American Chemical Society (MACS)


    1986 : Assistant Lecturer of Chemical Engineering 1988 : Lecturer of Chemical Engineering Head, Chemical Reaction Engineering Laboratory 1997 : Head, Chemical Reaction Engineering Panel 2000 : Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering 2004 : Appointed Senate Member Head of Chemical and Biotechnology Focus Group 2005 : Promoted to Professor of Reaction Engineering

    2006 : Chairman, International Conference on Natural Resources Engineering and Technology (INRET 2006)

    Head of Chemical and Biotechnology Cluster Guest Editor to Journal of Natural Gas Chemistry, Elsevier Technical Committee for Science Fund Reviewer for Chemical Engineering Journal, Elsevier Awarded 3 silver medals at international and national exhibitions,

    respectively Thesis external examiner for UKM, UiTM, UM, UPM 2007 : Subject Specialist for Department of Environment, MOSTI Thesis external examiner for UKM (Ph.D), UM (Ph.D), USM (M.Sc), UTP

    (M.Sc) Thesis internal examiner Appointed judge for National Undergraduate Research Competition (NRIC),

    Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang. Attended active learning workshop, June 24-26, 2007, Pulai Spring Resort,

    Skudai, Johor. Reviewer for Chemical Engineering Communications (Taylors), Chemical

    Engineering Journal (Elsevier)

  • Awarded Excellence Service Award Appointed Deputy Dean for Research and Post Graduate Studies at FKKKSA

    2008 : Appointed Chairman for Working Group 3 (Safety, Health and Environment) for Technical Committee on nanotechnology by Jabatan Standard, SIRIM, Malaysia Appointed internal Ph.D examiner Appointed external Ph.D examiner for University Malaya Appointed external Ph.D examiner for University Putra Malaysia Appointed external M.Sc examiner for University Kebangsaan Malaysia Appointed external M.Sc examiner for University Sains Malaysia Recipient of Commercialization Research Development Fund (CRDF 1) from

    Malaysia Technology Development Corporation (MTDC) Recipient of Exxon-Mobil Research Fund Attended problem-based learning workshop, May 24-26, 2008, Puteri Pan

    Pacific, Johor Bahru, Johor 2009 : Appointed external Ph.D examiner for UiTM, UTP, UPM Awarded Best Research Group UTM, 2008. Awarded Best Applied Research Project, 2008. Awarded Research Scientist Fellowship to Helsinki University of Technology,

    Department of Chemical Technology 2010 : Appointed external Ph.D examiner for USM

    Appointed internal Ph.D examiner Appointed national committee on National Science Fellowship (NSF) by

    MOSTI Represented Malaysia for nanotechnology technical meeting (ISO/TC 229) in Maastricht, Netherlands

    Recipient of Fundamental Research Grant Scheme by MOHE 2011 : Appointed external Ph.D examiner for USM Appointed external M.Sc examiner for USM, UTP, UPM Promoted to Professor B, VK6 Appointed editor for International Journal of Biomass and Renewables Invited Forum Panelist for International Conference on Nanotechnology,

    Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Appointed chartered engineer, CEng by IChemE (UK) Cumulative Impact factor (CIF) 2011= 18.701 2012 : Fellow of IChemE

    Appointed editor for Bulletin of Catalysis and Chemical Reaction Engineering Cumulative Impact factor (CIF) 2012 = 25.443 Total Citation = 351 DOE Subject specialist in Wastewater and Chemical Process

    2013 : Scopus h-index = 14 Researcher ID h-index = 10 Google Scholar h-index = 16 Cumulative impact factor (CIF) 2013 (To date) = 59.917 No of total citation = 606 Recipient for IChemE (Malaysia) award on Petrochemical Processing 2014 : Working Committee for Standards, Regulations on Safety and Envirionment

    for Nanotechnology, National Nanotechnology Directorate, MOSTI Appointed external Ph.D examiner for Universiti Sains Malaysia, Universiti

    Teknologi Petronas, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (Muneer, ), Monash

  • University (Gui Mei Mei) Apponted internal PhD examiner (Maya Sara) Appointed external M.Sc examiner for UTP (Marwan), UM (Sheida) Appointed external evaluator for Yayasan UTP -FRG Scopus h-index = 19 Researcher ID h-index = 13

    Google Scholar h-index = 21 No of total citation = 978 2015 : Scopus h-index =22 No of total citation = 1300 Corporate Member Institute of Engineers Malaysia Recipient of Prototype Development Fund, ICC, UTM Recipient of NANOMITE LRGS fund Appointed internal PhD examiner (Maya Sara, Ali )

    Appointed external PhD examiner (Sahriah Basri, UKM; Mehrnoush Khavarian, USM, Salman, UTP)

    Appointed external M.Sc examiner ( Basheer, UTP) Registered Professional Engineer (PE no : 16923) Keynote speaker for 5th International Conference on Fuel Cell and Hydrogen

    Technology 2015 (ICFCHT2015).


    Applied Catalysis, Reaction and Reactor Engineering, Modeling of Chemical Reaction Systems, Biorefinery.


    Chemical Reaction Engineering

    Chemical Reaction Engineering Laboratory

    Heat Transfer

    Materials and Energy Balance

    Process Control



    Advanced Thermodynamics

    Advanced Chemical Reaction Engineering

    Introduction to Chemical Processes & Equipment

    Multiphase Reactor Analysis


  • Professional Courses taught to over 250 companies nationwide include:

    Chemical Engineering for Non-Chemical Engineers (CENCE)

    Integrated Process and Plant Management Scheme (IPPMS)

    Introduction to Polyolefins Reaction Engineering

    CURRENT SPONSORED RESEARCH 1. Novel Polymeric Photoactivated Nanomaterials for CO2 Photoreduction with CH4 to

    Renewable Hydrocarbon Fuels (2015-2020), Project leader, NanoMITE LRGS.

    2. Reversed Water Gas-Shift Using Photocatalytic Reactor (2014-2016), Project leader, RU Flagship.

    3. Elucidation of the Kinetics and Synthesis Mechanism of Biolubricant from Jatropha C Oil using Cockle Shell Waste Catalyst (2014-2016), Mentor RU

    4. Synthesis, Characterization And Kinetic Studies Of Modified Titanium Nanotubes For CO2 Conversion To Solar Hydrocarbon Fuels (2013-2015), Project leader- FRGS MOSTI

    5. Catalytic Transformation Of Biomass To Advanced Biofuels, (2014-2016), Project Leader - RU Grant.

    6. Hydrolysis Of Biomass To Levulinic Acid Over Magnetite Supported Ionic Liquid Catalysts (2014-2015), Project Member - RU Grant.

    PAST SPONSORED RESEARCH 7. Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Biomass in a New Integrated Photo-Ozonolysis for

    Monomer Sugar Synthesis (2012 2014), Research University Grant; Project Head (Vot 03H48)

    8. Development of New Catalytic Process of Obtaining Olefins from Glycerol (2012-2014), e-science scheme under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI); Project Head (Vot 4S037)

    9. Utilization of Ionic Solid Nanocatalyst in Catalytic Processes for Production of 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural and Levulinic Acid (2012 2014), Research University Grant; Project Head (Vot 02H75)

    10. Utilization of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) as Carbon Source in Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) Process (GTL) (2011-2014) Longterm Research Grant Scheme, under Ministry of Higher Education; Project Head (Vot 4L800)

    11. The Fate an


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