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Asnor Azrin Bin Sabuti

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ocean Science) - Doctor of Philosophy, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • Master of Science (Marine Science) - Masters Degree, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • Bachelor of Science with Honours (Marine Science) - Bachelor Degree, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Asnor Azrin Bin Sabuti (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Kuantan Campus


Expert Profile

Dr. Asnor Azrin Sabuti started his professional career as Assistant Professor under the Department of Marine Science, Kulliyyah of Science, IIUM Kuantan in March 2015.
He started to build-up his experiences as a marine scientist during his tenure at the Marine Ecosystem Research Centre (EKOMAR), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia as a full-time Research Assistant in 2008-2012. As researcher, he is trusted to investigate geochemical balance of various elements and radioactive isotopes in ocean and lower atmosphere to study climate change and ocean biogeochemistry. Recently, he obtained his Ph.D through his excellent project on biogeochemical structure and marine productivity status in the southern South China Sea by using radioisotope and other geochemical tracers. The findings of his research have been published in well-known book and journals with high impact factors. His works in ocean radiochemistry has been proved to be recognized through invitation as reviewer in high reputation international journal.
Dr. Asnor is a member of the Malaysian Nuclear Society (appointed as an Auditor for 2013/15 term), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) ASIAN CORE-COMSEA, and UNESCO/IOC-WESTPAC: South China Sea Fluvial Sediments and Environmental Changes (FluSed). He is also involved actively in other marine research activities as a committee member or participant for scientific cruises and symposia organized by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), JSPS, as well as UKM, and UPM. He was invited to participate in various workshop courses organized by MOSTI, NRE, JSPS and IOC-WESTPAC. He has been awarded a few travelling grants by the JSPS, IOC-WESTPAC and UKM for local and international workshops and meetings.

Area of Specialisation

  • Natural Science ~ Marine Sciences ~ Advancement of Marine Sciences Knowledge ~ Marine Radioactivity
  • Natural Science ~ Marine Sciences ~ Oceanography ~ Chemical Oceanography
  • Natural Science ~ Marine Sciences ~ Marine Chemistry ~ Seawater and Sediment Chemistry

Teaching Responsibilities

ATMOSPHERE, OCEAN AND CLIMATE 2018/2019 2015/2016 2019/2020 2016/2017 2017/2018 2020/2021
CHEMICAL OCEANOGRAPHY 2018/2019 2020/2021 2019/2020 2017/2018 2016/2017
CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION 2019/2020 2016/2017 2020/2021
FINAL YEAR PROJECT (2) 2020/2021
INTEGRATED COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT 2019/2020 2020/2021 2021/2022
INTERNSHIP 2020/2021 2017/2018 2021/2022 2019/2020 2018/2019
Marine Ecotourism 2017/2018 2018/2019
MARINE POLLUTION 2015/2016 2017/2018 2016/2017 2018/2019 2019/2020

Research Projects

2017 - 2018 Enhancement of Sustainable Eco-Tourism Programme Through Community Participation in Mangrove Forest Conservation Activities in Kong Kong and Medan Strait Johor
2016 - 2018 Assessment of Population Parameters of Some Selected Fishes in Pahang Coastal Water and Kuantan River for their Proper Management
2015 - 2018 Feeding Mechanism in Adult Tropical Horseshoe Crab
2015 - 2020 Historical Changes of Radioactive and Heavy Elements in Kuantan Port, Pahang
2019 - Present Responses of chemical weathering towards estuarine system: A climate change effect



2020 Datasets on spatial and temporal distribution of heavy metals concentration in recent sediment at merang river system, Terengganu, Malaysia. Data in Brief, 31 () pp. 1-14
2020 Environmental forensic study: tracing of pollution sources using environmetric technique in Balok and Tunggak Rivers near Gebeng industrial area, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia. Desalination and Water Treatment, 191 () pp. 118-125
2019 Isoprene hotspots at the Western Coast of Antarctic Peninsula during MASEC′16. Polar Science, 20 () pp. 63-74
2019 Study of relationship between water quality parameters, selective heavy metals and radioactive elements content in rivers at Gebeng, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia. Asian Journal of Chemistry, 31 (2) pp. 433-437
2018 An overview of radioisotope study in water pollution. International Journal of Engineering & Technology, 7 (2.29) pp. 882-886
2018 An overview of radioisotopes study in water pollution. International Journal of Engineering & Technology, 7 (2.29) pp. 882-886
2018 Correlation between total suspended particles and natural radionuclide in Malaysia maritime air during haze event in June-July 2009. Journal CleanWAS, 2 (1) pp. 1-5
2017 Feeding ecology and food preferences of Cherok Paloh, Pahang horseshoe crab, tachypleus gigas. Malaysian Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, 13 (3) pp. 198-202
2016 Seasonal influences on the levels of particulate Cd, Cr and Pb in Kuantan River, Pahang. The International Medical Journal of Malaysia, 15 (Supplement Issue) pp. 103-103
2015 Natural uranium and thorium isotopes in sediment cores off Malaysian ports . Ocean Science Journal, 50 (2) pp. 1-10
2015 Status of heavy metals in surface sediments of the western part of the Johor straits using a sediment quality guideline. World Journal of Fish and Marine Sciences, 7 (3) pp. 214-220
Conference or Workshop Item

2018 Seasonal influences on the levels of particulate metals In Kuantan River, East Coast Malaysia using principal component analysis. In: International Conference of Analytical Science: SKAM31 – Uniting Science Towards Frontier Innovations,
2018 Sediment quality assessments in relation to socio-economic development in Kampung Tekek, Tioman Island, Pahang during survey in August 2015. In: International Conference of Analytical Science: SKAM31 – Uniting Science Towards Frontier Innovations,