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

Professional Membership

  • 2018: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Graduate Engineer), Board of Engineers Malaysia

Teaching Responsibilities

BIO NANOTECHNOLOGY 2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019
BIONANOTECHNOLOGY 2018/2019 2017/2018 2016/2017
BIOTECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING LAB I 2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY 1 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022
ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS I 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018 2016/2017
Integrated Design Project 2018/2019
Nanobiotechnology 2022/2023
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2023/2024 2022/2023
PROJECT I 2018/2019

Research Projects

2018 - 2022 A novel technique of orienting chitin nanofiber using directed growth of fungi for enhanced bionanocomposite mechanical performance.
2016 - 2020 Renewable Chitin-based Nanomaterials from Mushroom Waste: Investigating the Effect of Decoloration on Resulting Chitin Thin Film
2023 - Present Scaling-up the production of nanocellulose (NC) from oil palm empty fruit bunches (OPEFB) by green chemicals assisting with ultrasonication
2022 - Present Investigation on method for immobilizing and germinating fungal mycelium spore using coaxial electrospinning for microplastic filtration system

Award & Recognition

03 Nov, 2022 Gold Medal - International Conference and Exposition on Inventions by Institutions of Higher Learning (PECIPTA22) International
24 Sep, 2022 Bronze Medal (Team Category) - Kejohanan Sukan Staf antara Universiti Malaysia (SUKUM) 2022 National
25 Jul, 2022 Best Teaching Innovation in Experiental Learning - Kulliyyah of Engineering KCDIO
27 Jul, 2021 Staff Sport Award (Individual-Male) - TAKRIM 2021 (University Quality Day 2021) University
09 Jul, 2020 Staff Sport Award (Individual-Male) - TAKRIM 2020 (University Quality Day 2019) University
09 Jul, 2020 Special Recognition during COVID-19 as an IIUM Frontliners - IIUM Takrim Month 2020 University
05 Mar, 2020 Staff Sport Award - Individual (Male) - Kulliyyah of Engineering KCDIO
25 Jul, 2019 Staff Sport Award (Team-Male) - TAKRIM 2019 (University Quality Day 2019) University
06 Mar, 2019 Best Team Award - University Staff Sport Award (USSA) 2019 University
06 Mar, 2019 Best Team Manager - University Staff Sport Award (USSA) 2019 University
16 Aug, 2018 Gold Medal (Team Category) - Kejohanan Sukan Staf antara Universiti Malaysia (SUKUM) 2018 National
16 Aug, 2018 Bronze Medal (Individual Category) - Kejohanan Sukan Staf antara Universiti Malaysia (SUKUM) 2018 National
09 Jul, 2017 Recognition in Local Newspaper and University for Pitch Your Product 2017 (PYP17) event - Sinar Harian & International Islamic University Malaysia National
13 May, 2017 Silver Medal - 28th International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition 2017 (ITEX2017) International



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
2023 Optimum yield of empty fruit bunches cellulose nanofibers by deep eutectic solvent and ultrasonication. Chemical Engineering and Technology, 47 (1) pp. 56-67
2023 Screening of deep eutectic solvent mixtures for treating empty fruit bunches to obtain cellulose nanofiber. Materials Today: Proceeding, () pp.
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 Graphene-chitin bio-composite polymer based mode locker at 2 micron region. Optik, 245 () pp. 1-12
2021 Influence of the pre-treatment of nanofibers obtained from mushrooms on the mechanical properties of the paper. Polimery, 66 (9) pp. 1-6
2021 Physicochemical properties of fungal chitin nanopaper from shiitake (L. edodes), enoki (F. velutipes) and oyster mushrooms (P. ostreatus). Carbohydrate Polymer, 281 () pp. 1-7
2020 Alginate and alginate composites for biomedical applications. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 16 (3) pp. 280-306
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
2018 Evaluation of water absorption of polyvinyl alcohol-starch biocomposite reinforced with sugarcane bagasse nanofibre: optimization using two-level factorial design. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 368 (012005) pp.
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
2011 Optimization of process conditions for extraction of biosurfactant. Journal of Applied Sciences Research, 7 (13) pp. 2156-2161
2010 Utilization of sludge palm oil as a novel substrate for biosurfactant production. Bioresource Technology, 101 () pp. 9241-9247
Conference or Workshop Item

2022 Evaluating the potential of chitin extracted from shrimp shell wastes as support material of gold nanoclusters (AuNCs) for catalysis. In: 6th International Conference on Biotechnology Engineering (ICBioE 2021),
2021 Chitin fiber from mushroom as reinforcement for biobased polymer. In: 6th International Conference on Biotechnology Engineering (ICBioE 2021),
2021 Liquid-phase exfoliated graphene-MoS2 based saturable absorber for Q-switched Erbium Doped fiber laser. In: 4th Photonics Meeting 2021 (PM21),
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 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: 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