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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

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

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

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 Investigation on the Effectiveness of Diamond Reinforcement in Strengthening Porous Aluminum
2019 - 2023 Development of nanocomposite hydrogel reinforced with nanocellulose of empty fruit bunch (EFB) incorporated with natural antimicrobial agent potential for wound healing dressing
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 Review on sago thermoplastic starch composite films reinforced with nanocellulose. Physical Sciences Reviews, () pp. 1-6
2023 Screening of deep eutectic solvent mixtures for treating empty fruit bunches to obtain cellulose nanofiber. Materials Today: Proceeding, () pp.
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 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
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