Research Grant & Patent

Research Grants

Project Leader

  1. Carbonized agricultural wastes as adsorbent for kitchen sink wastewater treatment of rural area, Delivering Excellence Grant, 1 April 2011-31 Disember 2011.
  2. Conversion of agrowaste to useful carbon adsorbent via microwave heating for textile wastewater treatment, Short Term USM, 15 Oct. 2012-14 Oct. 2014.
  3. Synthesis of novel macroporous supported carbon molecular sieve membranes from phenolic resin, Science Fund, Aug. 2008-Sept. 2010.
  4. Production of activated carbons and carbon molecular sieve utilizing cocoa pod husk, Short term USM, Aug. 2008-Aug. 2010.
  5. Mechanism for formation of macroporous supported carbon molecular sieve membranes, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Sept. 2008-Oct. 2010.
  6. Development of a catalytic-homogenous micro-cyclone combustor integrated with a thermoelectric power generator for micro-power generation, Research University (RU) Grant, USM, Oct. 2010-Sept. 2013.
  7. A study on the physiochemical characteristics and the adsorption behavior of gas-deposited activated carbon, Research University (RU) Grant, USM, Jan. 2009-Jan. 2012.
  8. Low-cost carbon adsorbent from agrowaste for wastewater treatment, Knowledge Transfer Programme-KTP Grant, Feb 2014-Feb 2016.
  9. Isolation, purification and immobilization of lipase from local soil for improving enzymatic biodiesel production, RACE-Research Acculturation Collaborative (RACE), Jan 2014-Jan 2017.
  10. Production of microwave-assisted agrowaste based carbon adsorbents for dyes removal, Bridging Grant, Jan 2018-Jan 2019.
  11. Preparation of porous carbon/y-Fe2O3 nano-composite adsorbent for industrial wastewater treatment: Kinetic and equilibrium studies, Bridging Grant, Nov 2018-Nov 2019.


  1. Downscaling effects on combustion mechanism and characteristics in micro combustor, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Aug. 2011-July 2013.
  2. Development and performance  characterization of thermophotovoltaic micro-power generator for portable power applications, Exploratory Research Grant Scheme (ERGS), Aug. 2011-Aug. 2013.
  3. Advanced functionalized materials for chemical process, Research University (RU) Grant, USM, Oct 2007-Sept 2010.
  4. Advancement of the best waste management practice in the northern corridor economic region (NCER), Research University (RU) Grant, USM, Oct 2007-Sept 2010.
  5. Study the dielectric Properties of RBDPO and soybean oil mixture as liquid insulting materials in transformer, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), May. 2010-April 2012.
  6. Elucidation of catalytic reaction fundamentals in highly porous solid acid catalyzed glycerol conversion through etherification reaction, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), April 2011-31 Mac 2013.
  7. Membrane Science Technology for Energy Revolution (RU Cluster), 1 June 2011-31 May 2016.
  8. Development of functionalized adsorbents for carbon dioxide capture, ScienceFund, 1 April 2012 – 31 March 2014.
  9. Carbonization of low rank coal to a high rank coal to contribute as extra energy source in Malaysia, Short term USM, April 2001-July 2002.
  10. Super acid-functionalized ordered mesoporous catalysts for selective production of monoglycerides from glycerol: A pilot study, Research University (RU) Grant, USM, Dec 2012-Dec 2015.
  11. Synthesis of epoxy-cross-linked Poly (Ether-sulfone) membrane for removal of carcinogen hexavalent chromium, Research University (RU) Grant, USM, Dec 2014-Dec 2017.
  12. Nanocasting of ordered mesoporous carbons and its application for pharmaceuticals removal from aqueous phase, Short Term USM, 15 April 2015-14 April 2017.


  1. PI 2010003015 – Method of Production of Activated  Carbon from Rice Husk using Chemical Activation
  2. PI 20095660  – Green Drainage System
  3. PI 20095073 – Integrated Recycle Bio Bin
  4. PI 2011003630 – A method for manufacturing an agrowaste based high strength concrete