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Dzun Noraini Binti Jimat

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials - Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle
  • Master of Science in Biochemical Engineering - Masters Degree, University College London
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) - Bachelor Degree, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

Dzun Noraini Binti Jimat (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)

Associate Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus

KULLIYYAH OF ENGINEERING


jnoraini@iium.edu.my
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Expert Profile


Dzun Noraini Jimat is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biotechnology Engineering, Faculty of Engineering. She obtained her Ph.D in Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials from Newcastle University Upon Tyne, United Kingdom in 2011. Her research interests are in the areas of Microbial Fermentation, Immobilization of Cells, Synthesis and Characterization of Nanofiber and Bioprocess Design and Optimization.
She has eight years experience in teaching Biotechnology Engineering Laboratory IV, Biochemical Processes, Biochemical Engineering Fundamental, Separation Processes for Biochemical Products and Biological Reactor Design and Analysis. Dr Dzun also serves as a departmental committee such as Technical Laboratories and BTE Postgraduate. She has published over seven papers in national and international conferences and five book chapters.
She is a member of the Institution of Engineers Malaysia, IEM (2013 - Present). She was a Biotechnology Engineering Academic Advisor (2011-2013), Coordinator for BTE Final Year Students (2013-present) and an associate member of Bioprocess and Biomolecular Engineering Research Unit (BPMERU).


Area of Specialisation


  • Natural Science ~ Biological Sciences ~ Biochemistry ~ Manufacturing Instruments (Including Bioglass, Biochips, Biometrics and Bioreactor) - Fermentation
  • Biotechnology ~ Biotechnology ~ Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology ~ Immobilised Technology - Microbial cell immobilization
  • Biotechnology ~ Biotechnology ~ Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology ~ Bioseparation
  • Engineering Tech ~ Applied Sciences And Technologies ~ Process Technology ~ Bioprocess Engineering - Down stream processing


Teaching Responsibilities


ADVANCED BIOSEPARATION PROCESSES 2016/2017
ADVANCED BIOSEPERATION PROCESSES 2016/2017 2018/2019 2017/2018 2019/2020
BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS 2014/2015 2016/2017 2013/2014 2011/2012 2012/2013 2015/2016
BIOCHEMICAL PROCESSES 2011/2012 2005/2006 2013/2014 2012/2013
BIOLOGICAL REACTOR DESIGN AND ANALYSIS 2010/2011
BIOTECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING LAB IV 2012/2013
FINAL YEAR PROJECT II 2018/2019
FOOD PROCESS ENGINEERING 2006/2007
Integrated Design Project 2018/2019 2021/2022
PROCESS PLANT DESIGN & SAFETY 2017/2018
PROJECT I 2019/2020 2012/2013
PROJECT II 2014/2015 2015/2016 2018/2019 2013/2014
SEMINAR I 2011/2012
SEPARATION PROCESSES FOR BIOCHEMICAL PRODUCTS 2005/2006 2004/2005 2006/2007 2010/2011
SEPARATION PROCESSES II 2019/2020 2021/2022 2014/2015 2017/2018 2018/2019 2020/2021 2016/2017
THERMODYNAMICS 2004/2005 2011/2012


Research Projects


Completed
2020 - 2021 Research Management Centre Edible Garden Makeover
2016 - 2020 Renewable Chitin-based Nanomaterials from Mushroom Waste: Investigating the Effect of Decoloration on Resulting Chitin Thin Film
2016 - 2020 Lysozyme Loaded Core Shell CuZnO Nanospheres as Superior Antimicrobial Agent
2016 - 2020 Development of bionanocomposite reinforced with sugarcane bagasse nanocellulose and incorporated with natural antimicrobial agent for food packaging applications
2013 - 2016 Isolation and Characterization of Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) Obtained from Cocoa Pod Husks Treated via Fungal Pretreatment Combined with Homogenization
2013 - 2016 Isolation, Purification and Characterization of Anti-Microbial Peptides of Low Molecular Weight from Non- and Immunized Super Meal Worm (Zophobas morio Fabricus)
2013 - 2017 Novel Modelling Of A Bio-Analysis Platform (Biochip) With The Integrated Dielectrophoresis (Dep) And Magnetophoresis (Map) Forces For Particles Manipulations.
2012 - 2013 Isolation of thermophilic cyanobacteria from local hot spring water or sea beach for poly-hydroxybutyrate(PHB)Production
2012 - 2016 Production of CLEA-Hydrolases and COMBI-CLEA-Hydrolases from the skim latex of Hevea brasiliensis
2012 - 2015 Isolation and Characterization of Bacterial Strain Producing L-Asparaginase from Local Hot Spring
2012 - 2016 Identification, Purification and Characterization of Tetrathionate Hydrolase from Thiobacillus Ferrooxidan, an Enzyme Responsible for Enzymatic Devulcanization of Waste Rubber Products
2012 - 2014 Isolation of Fungi Producing Cellulases from Cocoa Pod Husk.
2011 - 2013 RU 2011: Identification and Extraction of Malaysian plants for Antifungal Activity Compounds
2011 - 2014 Enhancement of Co2 Mitigation of Cyanobacteria Potential for Biofuel Production
2005 - 2009 Purification of Monoclonol Antibody (Mouse IgG): Designing Optimization of Yield Using Chromatographic Techniques
On-Going
2021 - Present Integrated and Sustainable Agriculture Farming (InSAF) @PPR Gombak Setia
2020 - Present Preparation of multifunctional porous carbon fiber aerogel from sugarcane bagasse and waste engine oil by pyrolysis for water treatment
2020 - Present The Investigation of A New Rapid Screening Approach of Nanocellulose Via Infrared and Chemometrics
2019 - Present Development of nanocomposite hydrogel reinforced with nanocellulose of empty fruit bunch (EFB) incorporated with natural antimicrobial agent potential for wound healing dressing
2019 - Present Investigating the immobilization of silver nanoparticle (AgNP) catalyst on activated carbon (AC) derived from durian's skin.
2018 - Present A novel technique of orienting chitin nanofiber using directed growth of fungi for enhanced bionanocomposite mechanical performance.
2018 - Present Extraction Mechanism of Virgin Coconut oil from Solid Coconut Waste using Microwave-Assisted Extraction
2013 - Present Production of Multipurpose Enzymes From Cocoa pod Hisk, an Agro Waste By-Product, using Carrier Free Immobilization Technology
2013 - Present Water Quality Impact Assessment for Proposed New Compounding Plant at Polyplastics, Gebeng Industrial Estate, Pahang
2012 - Present Detailed EIA - Proposed Kahang Dam Project at Kluang District, Johor
2006 - Present Bio-Process and Molecular Engineering Research Unit (BPMERU)
- ESTABLISHING NURSERY AND SOCIAL ENTERPERISE FOR MALAYSIA RARE FRUIT TREES SEEDLING TO EMPOWER THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF KAMPUNG SUNGAI DUA OLAK, PAHANG
- Development of Sustainable Adsorbent for Water Treatment from agricultural residues
- Implementation of cleaner production strategy as CO2 reduction initiatives in laundry facility


Publications


Article

2021 Antibacterial, mechanical and thermal properties of PVA/Starch composite film reinforced with Cellulose Nanofiber of Sugarcane Bagasse. Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, () pp.
2021 Characterisation and production of Poly (Lactic/Acid)/poly (Ethylene Glycol) microfiber via melt drawn spinning process. IIUM Engineering Journal, 22 (1) pp. 201-212
2021 Entangled cellulose nanofibers produced from sugarcane bagasse viaalkaline treatment, mild acid hydrolysis assisted with ultrasonication. Journal of King Saud University - Engineering Sciences (JKSUES), () pp. 1-8
2021 Preliminary survey on food wastes disposal by residents in Gombak area. Biological and Natural Resources Engineering Journal, 5 (1) pp. 34-44
2020 Effect of y-methacryloxypropyltrimethoxysilane (MPS) and tetraethoxysilane (TEOS) towards preparation of oil absorbent foams from polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) reinforced with microfibrillated cellulose (MFC). Journal of Renewable Materials, 8 (7) pp. 739-757
2020 Preliminary study on formulation of pva-based face mask incorporated with sugarcane bagasse microfibrillated cellulose. Biological And Natural Resources Engineering Journal, 3 (1) pp. 7-13
2020 Statistical analysis of growth conditions of newly isolate bacillus sp producing l-asparaginase. IIUM Engineering Journal, 21 (2) pp. 67-79
2019 Physicochemical characteristics of bionanocomposites, polycaprolactone/starch/cocoa pod husk microfibrillated cellulose. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 55 (2) pp. 199-208
2018 Comparison between high-pressure processing and chemical extraction: Astaxanthin yield from six species of shrimp carapace. Journal Of Dietary Supplements, 15 (6) pp. 805-813
2018 Isolation and identification of bacteria-producing cellulose from tropical fruit for Halal capsule application. International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology, 8 (4-2) pp. 1591-1596
2018 Optimization of high‐pressure processing in extraction of astaxanthin from Penaeus monodon carapace using response surface methodology. Journal of Food Process Engineering, 41 (8) pp.
2018 Screening of parameters for solid-state fermentation of Aspergillus niger producing cellulose using sugarcane bagasse as substrate. Biological and Natural Resources Engineering Journal, 1 (1) pp. 26-35
2017 Antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of astaxanthin from Penaeus monodon in comparison between chemical extraction and High Pressure Processing (HPP). International Food Research Journal (IFRJ), 24 () pp. 508-513
2017 Characterization of biodegradable composite based on polycaprolactone/starch reinforced with sugarcane bagasse microfibrillated cellulose. Journal of Advanced Research in Materials Science, 39 (1) pp. 32-39
2017 Influence of operating variables on the in-situ transesterification using CaO/Al2(SO4)3 derived from waste. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 40 (1) pp. 1-6
2017 Isolation and identification of halophilic bacteria producing halotolerant protease. Galeri Warisan Sains, 1 (1) pp. 07-09
2017 Optimization of ultraviolet ozone treatment process for improvement of polycaprolactone (PCL) microcarrier performance. Cytotechnology, 69 (4) pp. 601-616
2017 Panus tigrinus as a potential biomass source for reactive blue decolorization: isotherm and kinetic study. Electronic Journal of Biotechnology, 24 (15) pp. 7-11
2017 Protease purification from Bacillus amyloliquefaciens B7 using Aqueous Two-Phase System (ATPS). International Food Research Journal (IFRJ), 24 (Suppl.) pp. S292-S297
2017 Purification and partial characterization of L-asparaginase enzyme produced by newly isolated Bacillus sp. IIUM Engineering Journal, 18 (2) pp.
2017 Statistical optimization of gelatin immobilisation on modified surface of PCL microcarrier to improve its compatibility. Jurnal Teknologi, 79 (6) pp. 167-175
2017 Statistical optimization of gelatin immobilisation on modified surface PCL microcarrier to improve PCL microcarrier compatibility. Jurnal Teknologi, 79 (6) pp. 167-175
2017 Statistical optimization of gelatin immobilization on modified surface PCL microcarrier to improve PCL microcarrier compatibility. Jurnal Teknologi, 79 (6) pp. 167-175
2016 Co-production of lactic acid and ethanol using rhizopus sp. From hydrolyzed inedible cassava starch and leaves. IIUM Engineering Journal, 17 (2) pp. 1-10
2016 Effect of fungal pretreatment by Aspergillus niger assisted by ultrasonication on microfibrillated cellulose obtained from cocoa pod husk . Journal of Advanced Research in Material Sciences, 21 (1) pp. 1-13
2016 Extraction of microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) from cocoa pod husk via alkaline pretreatment combined with ultrasonication. International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, 11 (19) pp. 9876-9879
2016 Turbidity and suspended solids removal from highstrength wastewater using high surface area adsorbent: mechanistic pathway and statistical analysis. Cogent Engineering, 3 (1) pp. 1162384-1-1162384-18
2015 A two-step optimization and statistical analysis of COD reduction from biotreated POME using empty fruit bunch-based activated carbon produced from pyrolysis. Water Quality, Exposure and Health, 7 (4) pp. 603-616
2015 Determination of waste assimilative capacity (WAC) of rivers located within the Desaru Region, Johor. Environment Protection Engineering, 41 (4) pp. 49-60
2015 Isolation and characterization of thermophilic bacteria producing L-Asparaginase from Malaysia hotspring and enzyme activity using different carbon and nitrogen sources. Journal of Applied Science and Agriculture, 10 (5(spe)) pp. 69-77
2015 Screening cellulolytic fungi isolated from Malaysia cocoa pod husk and its culture conditions for cellulases production. Journal of Tropical Resources and Sustainable Science (JTRSS), 3 () pp. 185-190
2014 Comparative and optimization studies of adsorptive strengths of activated carbons produced from steam- and CO2-activation for BPOME treatment. Advances in Environmental Biology, 8 (3) pp. 603-612
2014 Expression of segment a of infectious bursal disease virus in pichia pastoris. Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology, 8 spl () pp. 875-879
2014 Morphological synthesis and environmental application of ZSM-5 zeolite crystals from combined low-water and fluoride syntheses routes. Advances in Environmental Biology, 8 (3) pp. 613-625
2014 Mutagenesis on cyanobacteria for high CO2 uptake: a review. Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology, 8 (Issue SPEC. ISS. 1) pp. 761-768
2014 Optimization on cell disruption of E. coli BL21-AI expressing recombinant bromelain. Journal of Pure and Applied Microbiology, 8 (s.ed 1) pp. 797-802
2013 Boiler-feed and process water reclamation from Biotreated Palm Oil Mill Effluent (BPOME): A developmental review . Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly , 27 (4) pp. 477-489
2013 Purification of antibacterial compounds from spathiphyllum cannifolium leaf. Der Pharma Chemica, 5 (1) pp. 350-357
2013 Zero liquid discharge and water conservation through water reclamation & reuse of biotreated palm oil mill effluent: A review. International Journal of Academic Research, 5 (4) pp. 170 -183
Conference or Workshop Item

2021 Students’ perceptions of ‘Online’ flipped classroom during COVID-19 Pandemic. In: 4th International Conference On Engineering Professional Ethics and Education 2021,
2021 The potential of biomass waste in Malaysian palm oil industry: a case study of Boustead Plantation Berhad. In: 6th International Conference on Biotechnology Engineering 2021 (ICBioE 2021),
2020 Review: a comparison of conditions for the extraction of vegetable and essential oils via microwave-assisted extraction. In: 26th Regional Symposium on Chemical Engineering (RSCE 2019@ Kuala Lumpur),
2018 Antimicrobial properties of composite film based polyvinyl alcohol/starch/nanocellulose from sugarcane bagasse coated with essential oil. In: 5th International Conference on Biotechnology Engineering (ICBioE 2018),
2018 Evaluation of water absorption of polyvinyl alcohol-starch biocomposite reinforced with sugarcane bagasse nanofibre: Optimization using two-level factorial design. In: Wood and Biofiber International Conference (WOBIC2017),
2018 Isolation and identification of bacteria-producing cellulose from tropical fruit for Halal capsule application. In: International Conference on Halal Innovation in Products and Services 2018 (i-CHIPS 2018),
2018 Isolation and screening of newly isolated bacteria producing nanocellulose from rotten banana skin and sugarcane bagasse. In: 5th International Conference on Biotechnology Engineering (ICBioE 2018),
2018 Surface functionalisation of Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) of cocoa pod husk with Ƴ-Methacryloxypropyltrimethoxysilane (MPS). In: The 3rd International Conference on Green Chemical Engineering and Technology (GCET 2017),
2016 Characterization of biodegradable composite based on polycaprolactone/starch reinforced with sugarcane bagasse microfibrillated cellulose. In: 4th International Conference on Biotechnology Engineering 2016 (ICBioE 2016),
2016 Comparison study on characteristics of Microfibrillated Cellulose (MFC) extracted from cocoa pod husk and sugarcane bagasse . In: 4th International Conference on Biotechnology Engineering 2016 (ICBioE 2016),
2016 Protease purification from Bacillus amyloliquefaciens B7 using aqueous two phase system . In: 4th International Conference on Biotechnology Engineering 2016 (ICBioE 2016),
2016 Statistical optimization of gelatin immobilization to improve PCL microcarrier surface. In: 4th International Conference on Biotechnology Engineering 2016 (ICBioE 2016),
2015 Comparison of high pressure processing with chemical method to characterize astaxanthin profile from various species of shrimp carapace. In: Asian Congress on Biotechnology 2015 (ACB 2015),
2015 Extraction of microcrystalline cellulose (mcc) from cocoa pod husk via alkaline pretreatment combined with ultrasonication. In: 28th Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers (SOMChE 2015),
2015 Isolation and identification of halophilic bacteria producing halotolerant protease. In: International Conference on Advancement in Science and Technology (iCAST 2015) - ‘Frontiers in Biotechnology’,
2015 Modification of Polycaprolactone microspheres surface by ultra violet/ozone treatment to improve its hydrophilicity. In: 1st UMM International Conference on Pure and Applied Research (UMM-ICoPAR),
2015 Process improvement on the production of microfibrillated cellulose using fungal pretreatment and ultrasonication. In: Asian Congress on Biotechnology 2015 (ACB 2015),
2015 Screening of parameters for hydrolysis of sugarcane bagasse with Aspergillus niger for Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC) production. In: Asian Congress on Biotechnology 2015 (ACB 2015),
2014 Modelling of membrane fouling in ultrafiltration of Adsorbed Biotreated Palm Oil Mill Effluent (ABPOME). In: The 27th International Symposium on Chemical Engineering (ISChE 2014),
2013 Isolation of fungi producing Cellulases from Cocoa Pod (Theobroma Cacao L.). In: IIUM Engineering Congress 2013 (ICOM '13),
2013 Process optimization on cell disruption of recombinant bromelain expressed in E. coli BL21-AI using ultrasonication. In: International Conference on Biotechnology Engineering (ICBioE 2013),
2013 Screening of process parameters for CO2 mitigation by using mutant Syhechoccus sp. PCC 7002. In: National Conference of Industry-Academia Initiatives in Biotechnology (CIA-Biotech13),
2013 Screening of the process parameters for lipid production using mutant Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002. In: National Conference on Industry-Academia Joint Initiatives in Biotechnology 2013,
2013 Synthesis of ZSM-5 Zeolite from low-water/fluoride route for the treatment of petroleum industry effluent. In: 3rd International Conference on Biotechnology Engineering (ICBIoE 2013),
2013 Treatment of biotreated palm oil mill effluent using powdered activated carbon produced from palm empty fruit bunch. In: 3rd International Conference on Biotechnology Engineering (ICBIoE 2013),
2012 Optimization of cell discruption for recombinant bromelain using high pressure homogenizer (HPH) for commercial production COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION. In: Malaysian International Conference on Trends in Bioprocess Engineering (MICOTriBE 2009),
2012 Production of alpha-amylase by immobolized bacillus subtilis in polymeric polyhipe matrix. In: 4th International Conference on Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering (ICCBPE 2012),
2012 Production of lactic acid from fermentation of pretreated cassava starch and leaves using Rhizopus sp. In: 15th International Biotechnology Symposyiom & Exhibition (IBS 2012),
2010 Improve product quantity of aromatase inhibitor from Nicotiana tabaccum by metabolic engineering techique. In: National Biotechnology Seminar 2010,
Book

2018 Multifaceted protocol in biotechnology. Springer Nature, ISBN: 978-981-13-2256-3
Book Section

2020 Isolation of Nanocellulose Fibers (NCF) from cocoa pod (Theobroma cacao L.) via chemical treatment combined with ultrasonication. In: Springer, Singapore, ISBN: 978-981-15-4741-6, pp. 97-105
2018 Carrier-free enzyme immobilization by cross-linked enzyme aggregates (CLEA) technology. In: Springer Nature, ISBN: 978-981-13-2256-3, pp. 93-108
2018 Characterization of conformational and oligomeric states of proteins. In: Springer Nature Singapore, ISBN: 978-981-13-2256-3, pp. 167-178
2018 Chemical mutation method for high CO2- requiring- mutants of the Cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002. In: Springer Nature, ISBN: 978-981-13-2256-3, pp. 53-62
2018 Chemical mutation method for high CO2- requiring- mutants of the Cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002. In: Springer Nature, ISBN: 978-981-13-2256-3, pp. 53-62
2018 Integrated data analysis model for screening cell line producer. In: Springer Nature, ISBN: 978-981-13-2256-3, pp. 227-234
2018 Isolation of halophilic bacteria. In: Springer Nature, ISBN: 978-981-13-2256-3, pp. 13-22
2018 Isolation of microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) via fungal cellulases hydrolysis combined with ultrasonication. In: Springer Nature, ISBN: 978-981-13-2256-3, pp. 109-118
2018 Thermotolerant bacteria producing fibrinolytic enzyme. In: Springer Nature, ISBN: 978-981-13-2256-3, pp. 43-52
2016 Isolation and characterisation of thermophilic bacterial isolates producing L-asparaginase. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 978-967-418-384-4, pp. 72-80
2016 Isolation and characterisation of thermophilic bacterial isolates producing L-asparaginase. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 978-967-418-384-4, pp. 72-80
2015 Economic and environmental evaluation of recombinant enzyme production. In: Springer International Publishing, ISBN: 978-3-319-12396-7, pp. 129-142
2013 Production of α-amylase by immobilized bacillus subtilis in polymeric polyHIPE matrix. In: Springer Science+Business Media, ISBN: 9781461462088 (O), 9781461462071 (P), pp. 159-171
2011 Case study 4: improvement of clarification and separation process for hybridoma cell supernatant. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674180766, pp. 103-112
2011 Improvement of conventional milling process in palm oil processing: rotary filter press. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674181444, pp. 245-250
2011 Process improvement of conventional palm oil milling: continuous cooker. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674181444, pp. 146-154
2011 Process improvement of conventional palm oil milling: depulper. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674181444, pp. 169-174
2011 The use of modified polymeric polyhipe as an immobilized cell matrix. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674181444, pp. 297-305