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Mohd. Firdaus Bin Abd. Wahab

Academic Qualification

  • DPhil Life Sciences Interface - Condensed Matter Physics - Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oxford
  • Master of Agricultural Science - Masters Degree, Kyoto University
  • of Engineering Biotechnology - Bachelor Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia

Mohd. Firdaus Bin Abd. Wahab (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus


Area of Specialisation

  • Natural Science ~ Physical Sciences ~ Cross Disciplinary Physics ~ Biophysics - PhD in Life Sciences Interface - Electrophysiology
  • Engineering Tech ~ Engineering And Technology ~ Agricultural Engineering ~ Other Agricultural Engineering n.e.c. - Master of Agricultural Science

Teaching Responsibilities

BIOINFORMATICS 2023/2024 2022/2023
BIOLOGY 2019/2020 2018/2019
BIOPROCESS CONTROL 2010/2011 2009/2010
BIOTECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING LAB III 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020
ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS I 2019/2020 2017/2018 2016/2017
Integrated Design Project 2021/2022 2020/2021
SEMINAR I 2010/2011 2009/2010
THERMODYNAMICS 2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2017/2018 2016/2017 2015/2016

Research Projects

2022 - 2024 Online Carbon Offset Monitoring Platform Powered by IOT Blockchain
2019 - 2022 Conversion of Agrowaste into Electricity via Microbial Electrochemical System
2019 - 2023 Investigating the Detection of Antibiotic Residual in Dairy Product using Printed Electrodes
2019 - 2023 Development of nanocomposite hydrogel reinforced with nanocellulose of empty fruit bunch (EFB) incorporated with natural antimicrobial agent potential for wound healing dressing
2018 - 2020 Investigation of Electrosprayed Carbon-based Nanomaterials as Electrodes in Energy Storage Devices for Improved Microbial Fuel Cell
2017 - 2020 Investigation of Electrosprayed Carbon-based Nanomaterials as Electrodes in Energy Storage Devices for Improved Microbial Fuel Cell
2017 - 2021 Investigating the development of ion selective electrode for e.coli O157:H7 detection
2010 - 2012 Harvesting Green Energy From Microbial Zine-Air Electrochemical System
2023 - Present Deciphering the Mechanism of Chitin as a Potent Inhibitor of Human Hexokinase Isoform 2 for Improved Anti-Dengue Therapeutics
2023 - Present The Integration of Turbulence Promoter and IoT in Tubular Photobioreactor for The Cultivation of Scenedesmus Sp Microalgae
2022 - Present Directed Evolution library construction of kinase enzyme for the mediation of phosphorothioate bond formation using Molecular Dynamics and Machine Learning-assisted Fitness Analysis
2022 - Present Investigation of Water Quality Monitoring Using IoT and Machine Learning Techniques "Sungai Pusu River IIUM Gombak Case study"
2022 - Present Elucidating the Inhibitory Effects of Chitin on Human Hexokinase Isoform 2 as a Lead Compound for Dengue Treatment
2022 - Present CO2 Capture and Utilization by Cyanobacteria and Value-added Products from the Biomass
2016 - Present Decolorization of Cationic Dyes by Freely-Suspended and Immobilized Microfungi
2006 - Present Bio-Process and Molecular Engineering Research Unit (BPMERU)



2023 A bibliometric analysis of clitoria ternatea. Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering Journal, 7 (2) pp. 66-77
2023 Entangled cellulose nanofibers produced from sugarcane bagasse viaalkaline treatment, mild acid hydrolysis assisted with ultrasonication. Journal of King Saud University - Engineering Sciences (JKSUES), 35 (1) pp. 24-31
2022 Potential of low carbon nanotubes dosage on chromium removal from water. IIUM Engineering Journal, 23 (2) pp. 10-19
2021 Engineering students’ perceptions and acceptance of the online flipped classroom for learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. IIUM Journal of Educational Studies, 9 (3) pp. 52-62
2021 Self-sustaining bioelectrochemical cell from fungal degradation of lignin-rich agrowaste. Energies, 14 (8) pp. 1-11
2021 Supercapacitor performance with activated carbon and graphene nanoplatelets composite electrodes, and insights from the equivalent circuit model. Carbon Trends, 5 () pp. 1-13
2020 Microwave-assisted acid pretreatment of sago wastewater for fermentable sugar production. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 778 (012051) pp. 1-8
2020 Morphology of electrospun PVA nanofibers enhanced with graphene oxide, Poly (3,4 ethylenedioxythiophene):polystyrene sulfonate (PEDOT:PSS), and multiwalled carbon nanotubes. Experimental and Theoretical Nanotechnology, 4 (3) pp. 235-248
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 Risk prediction analysis for classifying type 2 diabetes occurrence using local dataset. Biological and Natural Resources Engineering Journal, 3 (1) pp.
2020 Selectivity filter instability dominates the low intrinsic activity of the TWIK-1 K2P K+ channel. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 295 (2) pp. 610-618
2019 Cyclic voltammetric and electrical impedance spectroscopy studies of graphene- and conductive polymer–based enzyme electrodes. International Journal of Integrated Engineering, 11 (3) pp. 70-80
2019 Solid-state rGO-PEDOT:PSS transducing material for cost-effective enzymatic sensing. Biosensors, 9 (1) pp. 1-15
2017 Lontaran idea produk 2017: Pendedahan awal buat inovator muda. Sinar Harian, () pp. 8-8
2016 Dominant-negative effect of a missense variant in the TASK-2 (KCNK5) K+ channel associated with Balkan endemic nephropathy. PLOS One, 11 (5) pp. 1-12
2015 Influence of lipids on the hydrophobic barrier within the pore of the TWIK-1 K2P channel. Channels, 9 (1) pp. 44-49
2014 A hybrid enzymatic zinc-air fuel cell . Sains Malaysiana, 43 (3) pp. 459-465
2014 A hydrophobic barrier deep within the inner pore of the ​TWIK-1 K2P potassium channel. Nature Communications, 5 (4377) pp. 1-9
2011 Zinc-laccase biofuel cell. IIUM Engineering Journal, 12 (4) pp. 153-160
Conference or Workshop Item

2023 CO2 solubilization in alkaline solvents. In: International Conference on Chemical Engineering & Sustainability 2023 (ICCHES 2023),
2021 Forensic analysis on printer inks via chemometrics. In: 6th International Conference on Biotechnology Engineering (ICBioE 2021),
2021 Forensic analysis on printer inks via multivariate data analysis. In: 6th International Conference on Biotechnology Engineering 2021,
2021 Students’ perceptions of ‘Online’ flipped classroom during COVID-19 Pandemic. In: 4th International Conference On Engineering Professional Ethics and Education 2021,
2019 Cyclic voltammetry and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy of partially reduced graphene oxide - PEDOT:PSS transducer for biochemical sensing. In: 2018 IEEE EMBS Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Sciences )IECBES 2018),
2019 Microwave-assisted acid pretreatment of sago wastewater for fermentable sugar production. In: 26th Regional Symposium on Chemical Engineering,
2018 Characterization of enzymatic glucose biosensor in buffer solution, in artificial saliva, and in potassium ferricyanide by linear sweep voltammetry. In: 3rd International Sciences, Technology & Engineering Conference (ISTEC) 2018 - Material Chemistry,
2018 Quantifying E. coli O157:H7 via linear sweep voltammetry in phosphate buffered saline and tap water. In: Proceedings of the International Conference Biotechnology Engineering, ICBioE ‘18,
2010 Zinc-air cell employing laccase as the oxygen reduction catalyst. In: 3rd International Conference on Functional Materials and Devices 2010,
Book Section

2018 Cyclic voltammetry and electrical impedance spectroscopy of electrodes modified with PEDOT:PSS-reduced graphene oxide composite. In: Intech Open, ISBN: , pp. 1-10
2018 Electrochemical methods to characterize nanomaterial-based transducers for the development of noninvasive glucose sensors. In: Springer International Publishing AG, ISBN: 978-3-319-99601-1, pp. 423-439

2020 Investigation of electropolymerized carbon-based nanomaterials as electrodes in energy storage devices for improved microbial fuel cell. In: ,