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Zakuan Azizi Bin Shamsul Harumain

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biology - Doctor of Philosophy, University of York
  • Master of Science - Masters Degree, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Bachelor of Biotechnology - Bachelor Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia

Zakuan Azizi Bin Shamsul Harumain (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Kuantan Campus


Expert Profile

An academician and a research scientist at IIUM, passionate in monetizing innovation and technology to create a better environment.

Area of Specialisation

  • Biotechnology ~ Biotechnology ~ Plant Biotechnology ~ Other Plant Biotechnology n.e.c. - Phytomining
  • Biotechnology ~ Biotechnology ~ Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology ~ Bioremediation - Bioremediation
  • Engineering Tech ~ Applied Sciences And Technologies ~ Nanotechnology ~ Nano Materials - Nanoremediation

Professional Membership

  • Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Bronze Medallion), Malaysian Life Saving Society
  • 2020 - 2053: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Member), Persatuan Saintis Muslim Malaysia
  • 2020 - 2021: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Member), International Phytotechnology Society
  • 2020 - 2021: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Professional Technologist), Malaysian Board of Technologist

Research Projects

2022 - 2023 Sci-ON
2020 - 2022 The Effectiveness of EM Mudball in Remediating Balok River
2017 - 2021 Phytomining of gold from mine wastes by Jatropha Curcas
2023 - Present Unravelling Microbial Communities in the Rhizosphere of Dipterocarpaceae through Metagenomic approach
2022 - Present Phytomining of Lithium Ion Batteries Active Materials using Local Plant Species
2019 - Present Investigation of Phytomining of gold by Phyllanthus rufuschaneyii

Award & Recognition

01 Nov, 2021 Silver Medal - Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) National
16 Sep, 2021 Silver Medal - International Malaysia Indonesia Thailand Symposium on Innovation and Creativity International



2023 Biodegradation of Petroleum Sludge by Methylobacterium sp. Strain ZASH. Tropical Life Sciences Research, 34 (2) pp. 197-222
2023 Evaluation of occupational exposure to TiO2 nanoparticles: microwave-assisted acid digestion method on air membrane filters. Journal of Health and Translational Medicine, (Special Issue 2) pp. 353-357
2022 Development of agro-based nanofilters to capture suspended titanium in air. Journal of Sustainability Science and Management, 17 (12) pp. 24-39
2021 Phytoremediation of Arsenic in Mine Wastes by Acacia mangium. Remediation, 2021 () pp. 1-11
2021 The potential of agro based nanomaterials for nanofilters to capture suspended titanium nanoparticles in the air. Journal of Occupational of Safety and Health, 18 (2) pp. 57-68
2019 Indeed money (gold) grows on trees. The Petri Dish, () pp.
2019 Phytoremediation of Arsenic from Mine Waste by Jatropha Curcas. International Journal of Allied Health Sciences, 3 (3) pp. 828-828
2017 Toward financially viable phytoextraction and production of plant- based palladium catalysts. Environmental Science & Technology, 51 () pp. 2992-3000
Conference or Workshop Item

2022 The potential of silica from rice husk ash on removal of sulphide in wastewater. In: International Conference on Bioengineering and Technology (IConBET2021),
2021 The potential of silica from rice husk ash on removal of sulphide in wastewater. In: International Conference on Bioengineering and Technology,
2019 LIGHT: Leadership for social impact. In: 2nd South East Asian Social Innovation Network conference,
2018 Malaysia’s graphene commercialization progress National Graphene Action Plan 2020. In: Recent Progress in Graphene & 2D Materials Research 2018,
2018 R&D to commercialization – nanotechnology. In: SIRIM-WAITRO International Conference 2018,
2015 Towards developing methods to increase uptake of palladium by plants for revegetation and remediation of mine wastes. In: 12th International Phytotechnologies Conference 2015,

2021 Kajian pensampelan dan kaedah analisis untuk nanopartikel. In: ,