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Yusilawati Binti Ahmad Nor

Academic Qualification

  • Chemical and Biological Science (Nanotechnology) - Doctor of Philosophy, University of Queensland
  • Biotechnology Engineering - Masters Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia

Yusilawati Binti Ahmad Nor (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus


Area of Specialisation

  • Natural Science ~ Biological Sciences ~ Biochemistry ~ Other Biochemistry n.e.c. - Chemical and Biological Science (Nanotechnology)
  • Engineering Tech ~ Applied Sciences And Technologies ~ Nanotechnology ~ Nano Delivery
  • Engineering Tech ~ Applied Sciences And Technologies ~ Nanotechnology ~ Nano Materials

Teaching Responsibilities

ARTIFICIAL TISSUE ENGINEERING 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018 2016/2017
BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018
ENGINEERING INDUSTRIAL TRAINING 2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019 2016/2017
Integrated Design Project 2018/2019
PROJECT II 2018/2019
USRAH IN ACTION 1 2022/2023
USRAH IN ACTION 2 2022/2023


Bioactive Constituents And Anti-Inflammatory Effect Of Agarwood Leaf Extract And Its Nano-Encapsulated As Halal Therapeutic Alternative .
Ph.D Completed 2021 Co-supervisor
Understanding The Morphology Control Of Rhizopus Sp. In Ethylenediamine Delignified Cellulose Medium At Different Growth Condition For Maximum Lactic Acid Production.
Ph.D In Progress Co-supervisor
Development Of Polyvinyl Alcohol Polyethylene Glycol Hydrogel Reinforced With Nanocellulose From Empty Fruit Bunch For Wound Dressing.
Ph.D In Progress Co-supervisor
Potential Chemotherapeutic Properties Of Five Commercial Essential Oils Towards Human Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma Cell Lines (A549).
Master Completed 2024 Co-supervisor
The Revealing Agarwood-Based Prescription(S) For Anti-Proliferation Activity Documented In Malay Medical Manuscripts.
Master Completed 2023 Co-supervisor
Investigation Of Biological Activities Of Mallotus Paniculatus Leaf Extract.
Master Completed 2020 Co-supervisor
Biosurfactant Modified Silica Nanoparticles As A Carrier To Improve Bioavailability Of Ozonated Vegetable Oil.
Master In Progress Main Supervisor
Magnetic Cnt Microfibrillated Cellulose Of Sugarcane Bagasse Foam As Oil Sorbent.
Master In Progress Main Supervisor
Establishment Of Bitter Cassava Callus Culture For Starch Production And Its Characterization.
Master In Progress Co-supervisor
Growth And Starch Production Of Cassava Cell Suspension Culture And Its Metabolic Flux Distributions.
Master In Progress Co-supervisor

Research Projects

2020 - 2024 Preparation of multifunctional porous carbon fiber aerogel from sugarcane bagasse and waste engine oil by pyrolysis for water treatment
2019 - 2023 Development of nanocomposite hydrogel reinforced with nanocellulose of empty fruit bunch (EFB) incorporated with natural antimicrobial agent potential for wound healing dressing
2019 - 2023 Investigation on the Effectiveness of Diamond Reinforcement in Strengthening Porous Aluminum
2016 - 2020 Lysozyme Loaded Core Shell CuZnO Nanospheres as Superior Antimicrobial Agent
2023 - Present Effects of Biosurfactant Modified Silica Nanoparticles on the Ozonated Vegetable Oil Solubility and Bioavailability for Antimicrobial Application
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 of Ozonized Water on the Stability, In Vitro Biocidal Activity and Cytotoxicity Effect
2021 - Present Understanding the morphology control of Rhizopus sp. in ethylenediamine delignified cellulose medium at different growth condition for maximum lactic acid production
2006 - Present Bio-Process and Molecular Engineering Research Unit (BPMERU)
- Development of Sustainable Adsorbent for Water Treatment from agricultural residues



2024 Exploring the potential of 5 commercial essential oils to inhibit the proliferation of A549 lung cancer cells. HALALSHPERE, 4 (1) pp. 41-47
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.
2022 Microstructure and mechanical properties of metal foams fabricated via melt foaming and powder metallurgy technique: a review. Materials, 15 (15) pp. 1-27
2021 Fabrication and characterization of agarwood extract-loaded nanocapsules and evaluation of their toxicity and anti-inflammatory activity on RAW 264.7 cells and in zebrafish embryos. Drug Delivery, 28 (1) pp. 2618-2633
2020 Aquilaria species as potential anti-inflammatory agents-A review on in vitro and in vivo studies. Indian Journal of Natural Products and Resources, 11 (3) pp. 141-154
2020 Medicinal properties screening of Mallotus paniculatus extract. IIUM Medical Journal Malaysia, 19 (1) pp. 5-12
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
2019 Treatment of waste engine oil using optimized acid/clay refining method. Biological and Natural Resources Engineering Journal, 2 (2) pp. 37-48
2018 Nanoengineered hollow mesoporous silica nanoparticles for the delivery of antimicrobial proteins into biofilms. Journal of Materials Chemistry B, 6 (13) pp. 1899-1902
2018 Preliminary development of porous aluminum via powder metallurgy technique. Materialwissenschaft und Werkstofftechnik, 49 (4) pp. 460-466
2012 Serum in mammalian cell culture: weighing the challenges of bioprocessing, ethics and animal welfare. Advances in Natural and Applied Sciences, 6 (5) pp. 596-600
2011 Surface modification of polystyrene beads by UV/Ozone treatment. Advanced Materials Research, 264 () pp. 1532-1537
2010 Study of immobilized bovine and fish gelatin on carboxyl containing Polystyrene beads for Vero cell culture . Medical Journal of Malaysia, 65 () pp. 26-27
2010 Surface modification of polystyrene beads by ultraviolet/ozone treatment and its effect on gelatin coating. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 7 (6) pp. 724-731
2010 The growth study of vero cells in different type of microcarrier. Materials Sciences and Applications, 1 (5) pp. 261-266
Conference or Workshop Item

2023 A review: establishment and applications of starchy crops cell suspension cultures. In: International Conference on Chemical Engineering & Sustainability 2023 (ICCHES 2023),
2023 A short review on diamond reinforced aluminium composites. In: 5th International Conference on Advances in Manufacturing and Materials Engineering (ICAMME),
2023 Essential oils as an alternative to inhibit the growth of lung cancer A549 cell lines. In: International Halal Science Conference 2023 (IHASC23),
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 (ICBioE 2021),
2020 Fuzzy logic controller application for an active two-axis solar tracking system. In: 1st International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Challenge (ICoRER 2019),
2020 Performance comparison of the single axis and two-axis solar system using Adaptive Neuro- Fuzzy Inference System Controls. In: ICORER 2019,
2019 Potency of fibraurea tinctora lour. extract as anti-bacterial agents towards pathogenic bacteria. In: The 2nd International Conference on Natural Resources and Life Sciences (NRLS),
2018 Electrospun Poly (Vinyl Alcohol) (PVA) fiber mats as carriers for extract from agarwood branch. In: International Conference on Halal Innovation in Products and Services 2018 (i-CHIPS 2018),
2018 Rough hollow mesoporous silica nanoparticles as carrier for agarwood oil to treat cancer cells. In: International Conference Biotechnology Engineering, 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),
2018 The role of tin and magnesium in assisting liquid phase sintering of aluminum (Al). In: International Conference on Advances in Manufacturing and Materials Engineering 2017, ICAMME 2017,
2011 Serum in mammalian cell culture: weighing the challenges of bioprocessing, ethics and animal welfare. In: 2nd International Conference on Professional Ethics and Education in Engineering 2011 (ICEPEE'11),
2009 Fabrication system for surface modification of polystyrene beads by UV/Ozone treatment and its characterization. In: Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies,
2009 Optimization of serum preparation in Vero cell culture using a statistical approach. In: 3rd International Conference on Chemical & Bioprocess Engineering ,

2011 Recent development of microcarrier for cell culture engineering . IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia, ISBN: 9789674180096
Book Section

2023 Naturally derived biomaterials: advances and opportunities. In: Springer, ISBN: 978-981-99-6697-4, pp. 3-41
2023 Review on sago thermoplastic starch composite films reinforced with nanocellulose. In: Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston, ISBN: , pp. 1-6
2022 Assisting liquid phase sintering of pure aluminum (Al) by the tin addition. In: IntechOpen, ISBN: 978-1-83968-730-3, pp. 99-113
2011 The study of immobilized bovine and fish gelatin on carboxyl containing polystyrene beads for vero cell culture . In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674180096, pp. 23-31
2011 The vero cells growth in different type of microcarriers. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674180096, pp. 85-95
2011 Ultraviolet/ozone treatment for polystyrene beads modification and its effect on gelatin coating. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674180096, pp. 11-22