BIORESOURCE, PAPER AND COATINGS TECHNOLOGY

BIORESOURCE, PAPER AND COATINGS TECHNOLOGY

  • Adhesives Science and Technology
  • Biocomposites/Hybrid Biocomposites
  • Biomass Processing  and Applications
  • Biomass Sciences
  • Biomaterials
  • Bioresource Based Products
  • Cellulose Derivatives
  • Chemical Modification of Bioresource
  • Durability and Protection
  • Environmentally Friendly Pulping/Alternative Pulping Technology
  • Environmentally Sustainable Pulp Bleaching Technology
  • Green Materials/Composite
  • Nanofiber and Nanocellulose Sciences and Technologies
  • Natural Fibre Filled /Reinforced Polymer Composites
  • Paper Recycling/Paper Technology
  • Polymer Chemistry and Resin Technology
  • Radiation Curing Technology
  • Surface Coatings Technology
  • Wood Polymer Composites


Details of specific research areas for individual staff are shown in the Table below. The staff’s name is directly linked to their respective webpage.

 Name  Research Area
Abdul Khalil b. H.P. Shawkataly (Prof. Datuk Dr.) Natural fibre reinforced thermoset, Thermoplastic composites, Nanotechnology of fiber science, High performance/conventional lignocellulosic composites
Arniza bt. Ghazali (Dr.) Biomass for zero-waste processing and fibre production, Bio-based nanomaterials and applications, Consumer-friendly paper production, Materials analysis by classical and instrumental techniques, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) research on high-order thinking skill development
Baharin b. Azahari (Assoc. Prof. Dr.) Recycling of waste polymeric materials, modification of dipping method to produce latex products, solving the protein allergy in natural rubber latex products, development of polymer coating for gloves, development of inorganic reinforcing filler for latex products, development of flexible epoxy foam, development of biodegradable packaging from sago starch, development of activated epoxy particles for polymer reinforcement and water treatment applications and utilisation of natural polymers.
Leh Cheu Peng (Assoc. Prof. Dr.) Environmentally compatible pulping and bleaching processes, High quality bleached pulp from non-wood lignocellulosic fiber
Mazlan b. Ibrahim (Dr.) Pulping and papermaking, Product development based on lignocellulosic of agro and industrial wastes
Mohamad Haafiz b. Mohamad Kassim (Dr.)
Isolation and characterization of microcrystalline cellulose and cellulose nanowhisker, Cellulose and cellulose derivative, Pulp and paper making
Mohd Firdaus b. Yhaya (Dr.)
Angstromtechnology, Click technology, Controlled radical polymerization, Nanocomposite coatings, Radiation curing technology, Polymer synthesis and structural elucidation
Nurul Fazita bt. Mohammad Rawi (Dr.)
Natural fibre, Biocomposites and biopolymer, Manufacture and thermo forming of biocomposite sheets, Packinging material from biocomposites
Othman b. Sulaiman (Prof. Dr.) Durability of wood and non-wood against decay by microorganism, Effect of durability against preservative treatment, Basic anatomical and ultra-structure of wood cell wall
Poh Beng Teik (Assoc. Prof. Dr.) Polymer chemistry, Resin and adhesive technology
Rokiah bt. Hashim (Prof. Dr.) Properties and preservation of wood and wood composites, Use of natural product for environmentally wood preservatives.
Rozman b. Hj. Din (Prof. Dr.) Chemical modification of wood, Plasticization of wood, Lignocellulosic-thermoplastic composites, Advanced/conventional wood composites
Tay Guan Seng (Assoc. Prof. Dr.) Lignocellulosic-based polymer composites, chemical modification of lignocellulosic materials, polyurethane research and UV curing technology
Wan Rosli b. Wan Daud (Prof. Dr.) Environmentally friendly pulping and bleaching of oil palm fibres, Paper recyling, Wet-end additives in paper making