Staff Directory

Wan Mohd Fazli Bin Wan Nawawi

Academic Qualification

  • Chemical Engineering Research - Doctor of Philosophy, Imperial College London
  • MASTER OF SCIENCE (BIOTECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING) - Masters Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia

Wan Mohd Fazli Bin Wan Nawawi (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus


Area of Specialisation

  • Engineering Tech ~ Engineering And Technology ~ Chemical Engineering ~ Other Chemical Engineering n.e.c. - Chemical Engineering Research

Teaching Responsibilities

BIO NANOTECHNOLOGY 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019
BIONANOTECHNOLOGY 2017/2018 2016/2017 2018/2019
BIOTECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING LAB I 2019/2020 2018/2019 2021/2022 2020/2021
ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS I 2019/2020 2017/2018 2018/2019 2016/2017 2020/2021
Integrated Design Project 2018/2019
PROJECT I 2018/2019

Research Projects

2016 - 2020 Renewable Chitin-based Nanomaterials from Mushroom Waste: Investigating the Effect of Decoloration on Resulting Chitin Thin Film
2018 - Present A novel technique of orienting chitin nanofiber using directed growth of fungi for enhanced bionanocomposite mechanical performance.



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
2020 Crustacean chitin nanomaterial as reinforcement for bio-based polymer. Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies, () pp. 1-12
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 High porosity cellulose nanopapers as reinforcement in multi-layer epoxy laminates. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 131 () pp. 1-9
2020 Nanomaterials derived from fungal sources - Is It the new hype?. Biomacromolecules, 21 (1) pp. 30-55
2020 Plastic to elastic: fungi-derived composite nanopapers with tunable tensile properties. Composites Science and Technology, 198 () pp.
2020 Polyamidoamine dendrimers: favorable polymeric nanomaterials for lipase activation. Materials Today Communications, 26 () pp. 101492
2020 Surface properties of chitin-glucan nanopapers from Agaricus bisporus. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 148 () pp. 677-687
2019 Biosurfactant as the next antimicrobial agents in pharmaceutical applications. Biomedical Journal of Scientific & Technical Research, 13 (3) pp. 9950-9951
2019 Chitin nanopaper from mushroom extract: natural composite of nanofibers and glucan from a single biobased source. ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, 7 (7) pp. 6492-6496
2018 Biodegradable mushroom-based transparent paper. International Journal For Technological Research In Engineering, (Special Issue) pp. 14-18
2017 Extraction of lycopene from tomato waste using solid state fermentation. International Food Research Journal, 24 (Suppl) pp. 416-421
2014 Isolation and selection of new biosurfactant producing bacteria from degraded palm kernel cake under liquid state fermentation. Journal of Oleo Science, 63 (8) pp. 795-804
2010 Utilization of sludge palm oil as a novel substrate for biosurfactant production. Bioresource Technology, 101 () pp. 9241-9247
Conference or Workshop Item

2020 Graphene-based saturable absorber for passive Q-switching erbium doped fiber laser. In: 2020 IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics (ICSE),
2020 Passively Q-switched tri-wavelength erbium-doped fiber laser with aluminium-based saturable absorber. In: 2020 IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics (ICSE),
2019 Development of effective lead removal from wastewater by graphene oxide. In: Graphene Malaysia 2019,
2019 Graphene in chitin based passive Q-switcher. In: Photonics Meeting 2019, The 2nd Annual Conference and Workshop,
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 Optimization Study of Decolorization Process of Oyster Mushroom's Chitin Thin Film. In: International Conference Biotechnology Engineering 2018 (ICBioE '18),
2018 Surface functionalisation of microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) of cocoa pod husk with Ƴ-Methacryloxypropyltrimethoxysilane (MPS). In: 3rd International Conference on Green Chemical Engineering and Technology: Materials Science, GCET 2017,
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),
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
2019 Nanomaterials in drug delivery system. In: Springer, ISBN: 978-3-319-99601-1, pp. 233-248
2011 Microbial fermentation for producing surface active agent by using palm oil mill effluent isolate. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674181505, pp. 119-125