Staff Directory


Farah Binti Ahmad

Academic Qualification

  • Energy and Process Engineering - Doctor of Philosophy, Queensland University of Technology
  • Engineering - Bachelor Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia

Farah Binti Ahmad (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus

KULLIYYAH OF ENGINEERING


farahahmad@iium.edu.my
3416


Area of Specialisation


  • Engineering Tech ~ Engineering And Technology ~ Chemical Engineering ~ Biochemical Process
  • Biotechnology ~ Biotechnology ~ Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology ~ Biofuel
  • Engineering Tech ~ Applied Sciences And Technologies ~ Energy Technology ~ Biomass Energy Technology (Including Biogas and Biofuel)
  • ICT ~ Information, Computer And Communications Technology (ICT) ~ Computation Theory and Mathematics ~ Simulation and Modeling


Teaching Responsibilities


ADVANCED BIOCHEMICAL PROCESSES 2019/2020
ADVANCED BIOLOGICAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT DESIGN 2019/2020
BIOFUEL AND BIOENERGY 2017/2018
BIOTECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING LAB II 2017/2018
COMPUTER SIMULATION IN BIOREACTOR SYSTEM 2018/2019
FINAL YEAR PROJECT II 2018/2019
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY FOR BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING 2021/2022 2019/2020
PRINCIPLE OF MASS AND ENERGY BALANCE 2021/2022
PRINCIPLES OF MASS AND ENERGY BALANCE 2018/2019 2017/2018 2019/2020
PROJECT I 2018/2019
PROJECT II 2018/2019
SEMINAR 2017/2018 2018/2019


Research Projects


Completed
2017 - 2020 Consolidated bioprocessing (CBP) for cost-effective biodiesel production from lignocellulosic agro-industry wastes.
On-Going
2021 - Present Enhanced Peak Current in Nicotine Detection using Electrochemical-based Screen Printed Electrodes Modified with Chitosan-Reduced Graphene Oxide Nanocomposite
2019 - Present Chitosan-based biocompatible piezoelectric thin film from shrimp shell waste for self-powered cardiac pacemaker
2019 - Present Effectiveness of microbial chitosan thin films from carbon substrate of palm oil mill effluent for potential application as novel tactile sensor in healthcare monitoring.
2017 - Present Effectiveness of highly purified ANAE,a plant-esterase immobilized on Multi-walled Carbon Nanotube-Screen Printed Electrode as portable biosensor for the inhibition-based electrochemical detection of pesticides.
2006 - Present Bio-Process and Molecular Engineering Research Unit (BPMERU)


Award & Recognition


13 Aug, 2019 Excellence in Teaching Award (Sem 1&2 2017/18) - Kulliyyah of Engineering KCDIO
13 Apr, 2017 Best Presentation Award - The 6th International Conference of Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technology 2017 International
29 Apr, 2016 Denis Foster Chemistry/Chemical Engineering Award - The Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists Limited (ASSCT) International


Publications


Article

2021 Advanced vapour sensing materials: existing and latent to acoustic wave sensors for VOCs detection as the potential exhaled breath biomarkers for lung cancer. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 329 (112792) pp.
2021 Comparison of Ex-Situ and In-Situ transesterification for the production of microbial biodiesel. Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering & Catalysis, () pp.
2021 Investigating photochromic behavior of organic dyes in solution form using multilevel factorial design. Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering & Catalysis (BCREC), 16 (2) pp. 353-362
2019 The outlook of the production of advanced fuels and chemicals from integrated oil palm biomass biorefinery. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 109 () pp. 386-411
2019 The prospect of microbial oil production and applications from oil palm biomass. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 143 () pp. 9-23
2018 Optimising extraction of microalgal oil using accelerated solvent extraction by response surface methodology. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, 13 (4) pp. 964-976
2017 Improved microbial oil production from oil palm empty fruit bunch by mucor plumbeus. Fuel, 194 () pp. 180-187
2016 Evaluation of oil production from oil palm empty fruit bunch by oleaginous micro-organisms. Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining, 10 (4 (July-August)) pp. 378-392
2015 A multi-criteria analysis approach for ranking and selection of microorganisms for the production of oils for biodiesel production. Bioresource Technology, 190 () pp. 264-273
Conference or Workshop Item

2021 Extraction of microbial chitosan for piezoelectric application. In: First International Conference on Electrical Energy and Power Engineering 2020 (ICEEPE 2020),
2021 Facile extraction of chitin and chitosan from shrimp shell. In: 3rd International Conference on Materials Engineering and Science, IConMEAS 2020,
2021 Microbial chitosan for the fabrication of piezoelectric thin film. In: The 6th International Online Conference on Science, Technology, and Interdisciplinary Research 2020,
2021 Performance Analysis of VOCs Detection using Polyisobutylene and Chitosan Overlayed on QCM Sensor. In: 2021 IEEE Regional Symposium on Micro and Nanoelectronics (RSM),
2021 Students’ perceptions of ‘Online’ flipped classroom during COVID-19 Pandemic. In: 4th International Conference On Engineering Professional Ethics and Education 2021,
2020 Characterization of chitosan from extracted fungal biomass for piezoelectric application. In: 26th Regional Symposium on Chemical Engineering (RSCE 2019),
2020 Microbial chitosan thin film from palm oil mill effluent for potential application as novel tactile sensor. In: Kulliyyah of Engineering Research, Innovation and Commercialization Exhibition (KERICE) 2020,
2020 Preliminary study on immobilization of plant esterase on functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) for biosensor application. In: The 1st International Conference of Science, Engineering and Technology (ICSET 2020),
2020 Preliminary study on immobilization of plant esterase on functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) for biosensor application. In: 1st International Conference on Science, Engineering and Technology, ICSET 2020,
2020 Review on microbial chitosan for the fabrication of piezoelectric thin film. In: The 6th International Online Conference on Science, Technology, and Interdisciplinary Research,
2018 Influence of aeration on nutrients removal by chlorella sp. from wastewater. In: 5th International Conference on Biotechnology Engineering (ICBioE 2018),
2018 Lipid production from bioremediation of palm oil mill effluent. In: 5th International Conference Biotechnology Engineering (ICBioE ‘18),
2018 Preliminary study for lipid extraction from fungi biomass of Aspergillus oryzae. In: 5th International Conference Biotechnology Engineering (ICBioE ‘18),
2018 Screening fungi For lipid production For consolidated bioprocessing. In: 5th International Conference Biotechnology Engineering (ICBioE ‘18),
2017 The prospect of microbial oils production from oil palm empty fruit bunch. In: 6th International Conference on Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Technology (ICFCHT2017),
Book Section

2021 Biopolymer-based waste for biomaterials thin film in piezoelectric application. In: Elsevier, ISBN: , pp. 355-381
2020 Bionanomaterial thin film for piezoelectric applications. In: Springer, Singapore, ISBN: 978-981-15-4741-6, pp. 63-82