Umi Fazara Md. Ali, Dr.

Academic Qualifications:
Degree Year Title
Ph.D, DIC 2011 Doctor of Philosophy (Chemical Engineering) Imperial College London, Diplome of Imperial College London

Thesis: Electrochemical Separation and Purification of Metals from Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

Master Degree 2005 Master of Engineering, Chemical Engineering (Separation Technology) University Malaya

Thesis: Removal of Ash from Palm Shell based Activated Carbon using Acid Blends

Bachelor Degree 2003 Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) University Malaya
Current Professional Membership:
Association

Type of Membership

Membership Number

Board of Engineer, Malaysia Graduate Member 44986R
The Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) Member 61180
Associate Member Institution of Engineer (AMIChemE) Member 100061363
Current Teaching and Administrative Responsibilities:

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE

Year Position
1 May 2016 – to date Technical Head of Lab

School of Environmental Engineering, UniMAP

ACADEMIC/TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Course Code Course Name
EAT 104 Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering
EAT 213 Fluid Mechanic and Hydraulics
EAT 231 Thermodynamics
EAT 347 Mass Transfer
EAT 433 Environmental Engineering Design
EAT 470 Sustainable Energy
EAT 449 Environmetal Process Control and Instrumentation

POST-GRADUATE SUPERVISION

PhD

  1. Treatment of Padang Siding, Perlis Landfill Leachate with Microbial Fuel Cell and Fenton Method. (On-going)
  1. Treatment of NOx with Palm Shell EFB. (On-going)
  1. Disintegration of Rubber Sludge by Ozonation Process (On-going)

 

Master

  1. Physicochemical Properties of Pyrolitic Carbon Black from Waste Tyres. (Graduated)
  1. Photo-Electrochemical Reactors for Hydrogen (H2) Production using Solar Energy. (Graduated)
  1. Electrochemical Reduction of CO2 to Hydrocarbons. (Graduated)
  1. CO2 Adsorption using Amine Functionalized Sea Mango Activated Carbon. (On-going)
  1. Electrochemical Recovery of Precious Metal from Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). (On-going)
  1. CO2 Adsorption using Deep Eutectic Solvent (DES) Functionalized Sea Mango Activated Carbon. (On-going)
  1. Adsorption of Heavy Metal using Rice Husk Activated Carbon. (On-going)
  1. Adsorption of Basic Red 46 using Sea Mango (Cerbera Odollam) based Activated Carbon. (On-going)
Previous Employment:
Conferences and Training:
Research and Publications:

Journal articles

  1. NH Azmi, UFM Ali, F Muhammad Ridwan, KM Isa, NZ Zulkurnai, MK Aroua Preparation of activated carbon using sea mango (Cerbera odollam) with microwave-assisted technique for the removal of methyl orange from textile wastewater. Desalination and Water Treatment, 1-10, 2016.2016.
  1. N Ahmad, N Ibrahim, UFM Ali, SY Yusuf, FM Ridwan. Carbon-supported CuO Catalyst Prepared from Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunch (EFB) for Low-temperature NO Removal. Procedia Engineering 148, 823-829
  1. AN Hidayah, MA Umi Fazara, Z Fauziah, MK Aroua,Preparation and Characterization of Activated Carbon from the Sea Mango (Cerbera Odollam) with Impregnation in Phosphoric Acid (H3PO4) ASEAN Journal of Chemical Engineering 1, 22-30, 2015.
  1. SFZM Sarif, FM Ridwan, N Mohamud, U Fazara, M Ali, Disintegration of rubber sludge by ozonation, C Zulzikrami , Advances in Environmental Biology 8 (22), 87-89, 2015.
  1. Tan, T.A., Sara, Y.Y., & Umi, F.M.A. Electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide into formate. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, 2014.
  1. M Ridwan Fahmi, MN Nasruddin, CZA Abidin, U Fazara, M Ali, Adsorption of Reactive Red 120 by Using Regenerated Spent Carbon Applied Mechanics and Materials 754, 671-675, 2014.
  1. Che Zulzikrami Azner Abidin, Fahmi, Ong Soon-An, Nazerry Rosmady Rahmat, Umi Fazara Md Ali, Ozonation of azo dye Reactive Red 120: performance and reaction kinetics. Canadian Research Journal. 2014
  1. Muhammad Ridwan Fahmi, Nasrul Hamidin, Che Zulzikrami Azner Abidin, Ali Umi Fazara, M.D. Irfan Hatim, Performance Evaluation of Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) as Coagulant for Turbidity Removal in Water Treatment, Key Engineering Materials, Advanced Materials Engineering and Technology II, Trans Tech Publication, pp 226-230. 2014.
  1. Razi Ahmad, Nasrul Hamidin and Umi Fazara Md Ali, Effect of Dolomite on Pyrolysis of Rice Straw, Advanced Materials Research Vol. 795, pp 170-173, 2013.
  1. Razi Ahmad, Nasrul Hamidin, Umi Fazara Md Ali, Bio-oil Product from Non-catalytic and Catalytic Pyrolysis of Rice Straw, Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 7(5): 61-65, 2013.
  2. Ali Umi Fazara, Ishak Jainoo, Khairul Nizar Ismail, Kamaruddin Hussin, Muhammad Ridwan Fahmi, Physicochemical Properties of Pyrolitic Carbon Black from Waste Tyres, Key Engineering Materials, Advanced Materials Engineering and Technology II, Trans Tech Publication, pp 178-182, 2013.
  1. R., Muhd Hafiz, M.D.,Irfan Hatim, M.A. Umi Fazara, A Review: The Development of Malaysia’s Alternative Energy Resources, Journal of Renewable & Sustainable Energy, 2013. (Elsevier)
  1. D. Irfan Hatim, M.A. Umi Fazara, A. Muhammad Syarhabil, Fahmi Ridwan, Catalytic Dehydrogenation of Methylcyclohexane to Toulene in a Palladium/Alumina Hollow Fibre Membrane Reactor, Procedia Engineering, Volume 53, pp 71-80, 2013

 

Proceedings

  1. Nur Hidayah, A., Umi Fazara, M.A., Nor Fauziah , Z. , Aroua, M.K.Preparation and Characterization of Activated Carbon from The Sea Mango (Cerbera Odollam) with Impregnation in Phosphoric Acid (H3PO4), 27th Symposium of Malaysia Chemical Engineer (SOMChe), 25 Oct 2014. Taylors University College, Kuala Lumpur.
  1. Nur Azira Iqlima Azmi, Nor Fauziah Zainudin, Umi Fazara Md Ali, Faraziehan Senusi Adsorption Kinetics on Basic Red 46 Removal using Cerbera Odollam Activated Carbon. 27th Symposium of Malaysia Chemical Engineer (SOMChe), 25 Oct 2014. Taylors University College, Kuala Lumpur.
  1. Tan, T.A., Sara Yasina, Y., Umi Fazara, M.A., Electroreduction of Carbon Dioxide into Formic Acid. 27th Symposium of Malaysia Chemical Engineer (SOMChe), 25 Oct 2014. Taylors University College, Kuala Lumpur.
  1. Nur Azira Iqlima Azmi, Nor Fauziah Zainudin and Umi Fazara Md Ali, Adsorption of Basic Red 46 using Sea Mango (Cerbera Odollam) based Activated Carbon. International Conference on Mathematics, Engineering & Industrial Application (ICoMEIA). 28-30 May 2014. The Gurney Resort & Hotel, Penang
  1. CZA Abidin, MR Fahmi, MAU Fazara, SN Nadhirah Degradation characteristic of monoazo, diazo and anthraquinone dye by UV/H2O2 process, 3rd International Conference on Fundamental and Applied Sciences (ICFAS 2014).
  1. R. Muhd Hafiz, T.A. Tan, and M.A. Umi Fazara. Fabrication and Characterization of Hematite (Fe2O3) as Photo-anode Thin Film for Photo-electrochemical Splitting of Water. International Postgraduate Conference on Engineering and Management (IPCEM), 25-26 January 2014 1. Kampus Pauh Putra, UniMAP
  1. Nur Azira Iqlima Azmi, Nor Fauziah Zainuddin and Umi Fazara Md. Ali, The characterization of sea mango (Cerbera odollam) activated carbon. International Postgraduate Conference on Engineering and Management (IPCEM), 25-26 January 2014 1. Kampus Pauh Putra, UniMAP
  1. R., Muhd Hafiz, M.D.,Irfan Hatim, M.A. Umi Fazara, The Development of Malaysia’s Alternative Energy Resources, Seminar Kebangsaan Transformasi Sosio-Ekonomi NCER Northern Corridor Research Centre (NCRC), 2012.
  1. D. Irfan Hatim, M.A. Umi Fazara, A. Muhammad Syarhabil, Fahmi Ridwan, Catalytic Dehydrogenation of Methylcyclohexane to Toulene in a Palladium/Alumina Hollow Fibre Membrane Reactor, Malaysian Technical University Conference (MUCET) 2012.
  1. Umi Fazara Md.Ali, Dr.C.Y. Cheng, Prof. G.H.Kelsall, Electrochemical Recovery of Copper in WEEE Leachate using a Titanium Mesh Cathode in a Fluidised Bed of Glass Beads , European Metallurgical Conference (EMC 2009), Innsbruck, Austria.

 

Research Grant

  1. Electrochemical Routes of CO2 Utilization- Towards Sustainability. RM800,000. In collaboration with University Malaya and Queens University Belfast under Newton Institutional Links Grant United Kingdom - Co Researcher
  1. Adopting a Green Reactor for Precious Metal Leaching & Recovery in Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Recycling Process. RM 167,075. (Funded by Knowledge Transfer Programme (KTP) with Preference Megacycle Sdn Bhd)- Main Researcher
  1. The Mechanism of CO2 Interaction with Deep Eutectic Solvent (DES) Functionalized Activated Carbon. RM 124,000. (Funded by Fundamental Research Grant Scheme)- Main Researcher
  1. The Mechanism of CO2 Interaction with Deep Amine Functionalized Activated Carbon. RM 50,000. (Funded by Research Acculturation Collaborative Effort Grant)- Main Researcher
  1. Production, Characterization and Modification of Sea Mango (Cerbera Odollam) based Activated Carbon for CO2 RM 45,000. (Funded by UM Research Collaborative Grant) – Main Researcher
  1. Fundamental Studies of Photo-Electrochemical Reactors for Hydrogen (H2) Production using Solar Energy. RM 77,720.(Funded by Fundamental Research Grant Scheme)- Main Researcher
  1. Fabrication and Characterizations of Circulating Particulate Bed Electrochemical Reactor for Gold Recovery from Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). RM 8,000. (Funded by UniMAP Short Term Research Grant)- Main Researcher
  1. Bio-Electrochemical Wastewater Treatment using Three-Dimensional Palm Shell based Activated Carbon Reactor. Collaboration with University Malaya- Main Researcher
  1. Electrochemical Routes towards Sustainability: CO2 Capture and Utilization. £144,390. (Funded by Newton- Ungku Omar British Council Grant). –Co Researcher
  1. Studies of the Production, Characterization and Evaluation of Hydrocarbon Fuels via Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide (CO2). RM 54,302.95. (Funded by Dana Pembudayaan Penyelidikan). –Co Resercher
  1. Simultaneous Environmental Remediation and Biodiesel Production from Industrial Wastes. RM 220,000.(Funded by MTUN-COE Grants lead by University Malaysia Pahang (UMP)) Co- Researcher
  1. Hydrogen Production from Bioethanol Steam Reforming. RM 10,000. (Funded by UniMAP Short Term Research Grant) Co-Researcher
  1. Chemical Pathway of Seaweed Bioconversion for Biofuel Production. RM 80,000. (Funded by Fundamental Research Grant Scheme) Co-Researcher 

 

Research Awards

  1. Silver Medal, Hematite- PEC, 25th International Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX) 2014.
  1. Silver Medal, Powerful photo-anode, PECIPTA 2013.
  1. Gold Medal, Powerful photo-anode, UniMAP’s Research Expo 2013.
  1. Silver Medal, CO2 Capture and Storage from Natural and Chemical Sources (CO2CapStore), i-INOVA, USIM, 20-21 Oktober 2012.
  1. Bronze Medal, Electrochemical Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) treatment using 3-D palm shell based activated carbon.23rd International Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX) 2012. 17-1 9 May 2012.
  1. Silver Medal, CO2 Capture and Storage via Adsorption and Absorption from Natural and Chemical Sources. 23rd International Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX- AYIE) 2012. 17-19 May 2012.
  1. Gold Medal, BIO-E-WEEE, Bio- Electrochemical Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) treatment using 3-D palm shell based activated carbon. UniMAP’s Research Expo 2012.
  1. Best Women Invention. BIO-E-WEEE, Bio- Electrochemical Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) treatment using 3-D palm shell based activated carbon. Ekspo Penyelidikan UniMAP 2012.
Consultancy:
  1. Environmental Quality for Sungai Sanglang Replacement Bridge, Kedah, Malaysia. 2016- PI
  1. Adopting a Green Reactor for Precious Metal Leaching & Recovery in Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Recycling Process. Knowledge Transfer Programme with Preference Megacycle, Bukit Minyak, Pulau Pinang, 2014-2016 – PI
  1. Physicochemical Properties of Pyrolitic Carbon Black from Waste Tyres, EcoGreen Sdn. Bhd. 2016- PI
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