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Bengkel Penghasilan Produk Premium berasaskan Kertas Serat Nanas, Kg. Parit Puteri Menangis, Pontian (26th Nov. 2017)

 

Demonstrasi Pembuatan Kertas Serat Nanas (PinaPaper) di Bio Innovation Award (BIA) 2016, KLCC, Kuala Lumpur

Seminar Industri Nanas 2015, Kuching, Sarawak

BRG di PECIPTA 2017, Stadium Tertutup Gong Badak, Kuala Terengganu

BRG di INATEX 2017, Dewan Sultan Iskandar (DSI) UTM

BRG di PECIPTA 2017, Stadium Tertutup Gong Badak, Kuala Terengganu

Lawatan ke kilang Free The Seed Sdn. Bhd., Gurun, Kedah (October, 2016)

 

Name of RG : Biopolymer Research Group (BRG)
RG Leader : Associate Professor Dr Wan Aizan binti Wan Abd Rahman
List of team members : 1) Associate Professor Dr Shahrir bin Hashim
2) Dr Rohah binti A. Majid
3) Dr Jamarosliza binti Jamaluddin
4) Dr Nadia binti Adrus
5) Dr Siti Hajjar binti Che Man
6) Dr Fhairna binti Baharulrazi
7) Dr Lai Jau Choi
Focus Area : Natural fibre; Natural rubber; Coating and Adhesive; Hydrogel; Nanocellulose
Facebook : Bio Polymer

 

Recent projects (2016-2017)
  1. Synthesis of Core-shell Polystyrene/ Poly(butylacrylate-co-Methacrylic acid) by Semicontinous Emulsion Polymerization (Collaboration with Synthomer (M) Sdn Bhd)
  2. Synthesis and Characterization of Waterborne Polyurethane/ionic Tapioca Starch Surface Sizing Agent (collaboration with Free the Seed (M) Sdn Bhd)
  3. Synthesis and Characterization of Pentacosa-10,12-Diynoic acid/Poly(styrene-butyl acrylate) Latex for Radiation Sensitive Indicator (collaboration with Malaysia Nuclear Agency (MINT))
  4. Synthesis of Nanosilver/Acrylate Antimicrobial Coating for Wood Application (UNIX Project – collaboration with Treffert (SEA) Coating)
  5. Influence of Self Healing Coating on the Corrosion Behavior of Welded Joint between of Low Carbon and 316l Stainless Steel.
  6. Properties and Characterization of Lignin of Empty Fruit Bunch (EFB)-Trichloromethylsilane-g-Polystyrene Latex as Superhydrophobic Oil Sorption
  7. Amine-based Polyols Synthesis from Epoxidized Palm Oil (EPO) via Ring Opening Reaction
  8. Synthesis and Characterization of Palm Kernel Oil Based Polyurethane Foam Reinforced With Halloysite Nanotubes
  9. Optimization of Pineapple Leaf Fibre Extraction Methods and Their Biodegradabilities for Soil Cover Application
  10. Development of Basalt/Phosphate Based Flame Retardant Sandwich Composite
  11. Crashworthiness Performance of Optimized Auxetic Foam-Filled Tubes
  12. Rigid Polyurethane Foam with Reinforced with Multi-Wall Nanotubes Biocomposite Foam
  13. A Novel Palm Oil Based Plasticizer Containing a Flame Retardant Filled Poly Lactic Acid
  14. Preparation and Characterization of Bagasse/ Pineapple Leaf Paper Foam Biocomposite
  15. A Synthesis of Self Healing Natural Rubber from Epoxidized Natural Rubber
  16. Enhanced Fertilizer Through e-Smart Software
  17. Pineapple leaves fiber crosslinked with Chitosan for Antimicrobial Properties
  18. Development of Elastomeric-Hydrogels Based Polycaprolactone as Non-Latex Biomaterials
  19. Mechanical, Thermal and Rheological Behaviour of Pressure Activated Sealant
  20. Crosslinking-Toughening Mechanism in Paam/Pamps/SUA Elastomeric Hydrogel Network: Real-Time Analysis of Gelation And Degree Of Conversion
  21. Synthesis and Characterization of Lithium Iron Phosphate Nanowires via Coating of Bacterial Cellulose from Sago Starch Processing Effluent Fermentation
  22. Synthesis of Lithium Iron Phosphate Nanowires via Coating of Cellulose Nanofibril from Sago Pith Waste
Recent publications (2016-2017)
  1. Wan Nurhayati Wan Tajulruddin, Abdul Razak Rahmat, Rohah Abd Majid, (2016), Synthesis of Bio-Based Hydrogel From Epoxidized Palm Oil Catalyzed By Fluoroantimonic Acid Hexahydrate, Malaysian Journal Of Analytical Sciences, Vol 20 No 5, 1129 – 1137.
  2. Nurul Ekmi Rabat,Shahrir Hashim, Rohah Abdul Majid (2016), Effect of Different Monomers on Water Retention Properties of Slow Release Fertilizer Hydrogel, Procedia Engineering, 148, 201 – 207.
  3. Izzah Athirah Ahmad Nasir, Adilah Alis, Zurina Mohamad, Siti Hajjar Che Man and Rohah A. Majid (2016), Rigid Polyurethane Foam from Palm Oil Polyol–Polyethylene Glycol Blend, Journal of Polymer Material, Vol. 33, 4, 629-637.
  4. Sarah, W. A. W. A., Rahman, R. A., Majid, W. J., Yahya, N., Adrus, A. K., Hasannuddin and J. H., Low (2017), Optimization of Pineapple Leaf Fibre Extraction Methods and Their Biodegradabilities for Soil Cover Application, Journal of Polymers and the Environment
  5. Rafidah Rusman, Rohah A. Majid, Wan Aizan Wan Abd Rahman and Jiun Hor Low (2017), Carboxymethyl Cassava Starch/Polyurethane Dispersion Blend As Surface Sizing Agent, Chemical Engineering Transactions, Vol. 56, 1171-1176
  6. Jiun Hor Low, Nurnadia Andenan, Wan Aizan Wan Abdul Rahman, Rafidah Rusman and Rohah A. Majid (2017), Evaluation of Rice Straw as Natural Filler for Injection Molded High Density Polyethylene Bio-composite Materials, Chemical Engineering Transactions, Vol. 56, 1081-1086
  7. Saadan, M. Z. H., Mohamad, Z., Jusoh, M., Majid, R. A., Baharulrazi, N. and Man, S. H. C. (2017). Degradable Polyethylene/Rice Bran Film: Effect of Glycerol, Chemical Engineering Transactions, Vol. 56, 49-54.
  8. Baharulrazi, N., Man, S. H. C., Mohamad, Z., Mohd Nor, H., Wan Ali, W. K. (2017). Effect of Various Alcohols and Reaction Time on the Properties of Hydroxyl Terminated Natural Rubber Synthesized via Oxidative Degradation”. Chemical Engineering Transactions, 56, 583-588.
  9. Ahmad, A., Yunos, M. Z., Harun, Z., Hassan, F., Adzila, S., Arifin, A. M. T., Rahman, M. N. A., Haq,  R. H. A., Baharulrazi, N. (2017). Performance of Polysulfone/ Pani Membrane for Humic Acid Separation, Chemical Engineering Transactions, 56, pp. 703-708.
  10. Yasemin Fadil, H. Che Man, Florent Jasinski, Hideto Minami, Stuart C. Thickett, Per B. Zetterlund (2017). Formation of homogeneous nanocomposite films at ambient temperature via miniemulsion polymerization using graphene oxide as surfactant. Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 55, 2289-2297.
  11. Nur Shahira Samsuri, Khairiyah Mohd Yusof, Nur Fazirah Jumari, Zaki Yamani Zakaria, Siti Hajjar Che Man (2017). Developing teamwork skills among first year chemical engineering students using cooperative problem-based learning in “introduction to engineering” course. Chemical Engineering Transactions, 56, 1105-1110
  12. Nazuha binti Tugiman, Abdul Razak Rahmat, Jamarosliza Jamaluddin, Wan Nurhayati Wan Tajulrudin and Rohani Mustapha (2017). Preliminary Study on Degree of Conversion of UV Curable Maleinated Acrylated Epoxidised Palm Oil Pressure Sensitive Adhesives Synthesised with Isobornyl Methacrylate Monomer via FTIR-ATR Analysis, Chemical Engineering Transaction, Vol 56, 223-228
  13. Nur Farizah Ayub, Shahrir Hashim, Jamarosliza Jamaluddin and Nadia Adrus (2017). New UV LED curing approach for polyacrylamide and poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) hydrogels, New Journal of Chemistry, Vol. 41, 5613-5619
  14. C. Lai, W. A. R. Wan Aizan, L. Averous, T. H. Lim (2016). Study and Characterisation of the Post Processing Ageing of Sago Pith Waste Biocomposites, Sains Malaysiana, Vol. 45, 633-641
  15. C. Lai, A. Hassan, M. Hasan, F. N. Ani, F. A. Tanjung (2016). Heat distortion temperature and mechanicalproperties of agricultural wastes-reinforced phenolic composites, Journal of Polymer Engineering Vol.  36, 641-647
  16. Waham Ashaier Laftah & Wan Aizan Wan Abdul Rahman, 2016. Pulping Process and the Potential of Using NonWood Pineapple Leaves Fiber for Pulp and Paper Production: A Review. Journal of Natural Fibers, 13:85–102
  17. Noor Fadzliana Ahmad Sharif, Saiful Izwan Abd Razak, Wan Aizan Wan Abdul Rahman, Abdul Razak Rahmat, Saravana Kumar Jaganathan, Mohd Yazid Yahya And Nadirul Hasraf Mat Nayan (2016). Numerical Optimization of Poly (Lactic Acid) Coated Cassava Leaf Biocomposite Sheets Using Response Surface Methodology, Cellulose Chem. Technol., 50 (9-10), 1077-1084
  18. Jiun Hor Low, Taravat Ghanbari, Wan Aizan Wan Abdul Rahman and Rohah A. Majid (2017). Preparation and Characterization of Kenaf Papers Reinforced with Tapioca Starch: Physicomechanical and Morphological Properties. Journal of Natural Fibers (Waiting for indexing)
Intellectual Properties (IP)
  1. Starch based Surface Sizing Agent (Patent Filling)
  2. Development of Rigid Bio-based Polyurethane Foam Reinforced with Organically Modified Nanoclay (Patent Filling)
  3. Smart e-fertilizer (Patent Filling)
  4. Oil and Water Separation using Water based Hydrogel Coated onto Polyethylene Terephthalate (Patent Filling)
  5. Smart Multi-Functional Hydrogel Cotton Biotextiles, GelTex (Patent Filling)
  6. Conductive Paper From Non-Wood Agro Resources (Patent Filling)
  7. ARORA-CS (Trademark)
Community Engagement Initiatives

 

  1. Business Engagement/ Centre for Community & Industry Network (CCIN) – Production of Filler from Rice Husk and Rice Stalk
  2. Transfer Technology Programme- Bengkel Penghasilan Produk Premium Berasaskan Kertas Serat Nanas (November, 2017)
  3. Open Day – Paper Making from Napier/Pineapple Grass to the local community of Kampung Sri Jaya, Tampoi Johor (July 2017)
  4. Tranformasi Negara 50 (TN50 Sedili) – Paper making from napier grass to the local community of Tanjung Sedili (May 2017)
  5. Paper making from napier grass to the secondary school students of Sekolah Menengah Taman Sri Pulai Perdana (April 2017)
  6. Program Penghasilan Pengisi (Filler) Daripada Sekam Dan Jerami Padi, Kampung Semaloi, Endau, Mersing (February, 2017)
  7. Paper making from pineapple leaf fibre to the secondary school students of Sekolah Menengah Seri Bandar Pontian (Feb 2016)
  8. Paper making from pineapple leaf fibre to the visitors of BioInnovation Malaysia (May 2016)