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 (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)

Associate Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus

KULLIYYAH OF ENGINEERING


farahahmad@iium.edu.my
3416


Area of Specialisation


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


Professional Membership


  • 2017 - 2018: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Associate Member ), Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)
  • 2017: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Graduate Member), Board of Engineers Malaysia
  • 2018 - 2019: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Member), American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • 2022: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Community Associate), American Chemical Society (ACS)


Teaching Responsibilities


ADVANCED BIOCHEMICAL PROCESSES 2019/2020
ADVANCED BIOLOGICAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT DESIGN 2019/2020
Advanced Separation Processes 2023/2024
BIOFUEL AND BIOENERGY 2017/2018
BIOTECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING LAB II 2017/2018
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY 4 2023/2024
COMPUTER SIMULATION FOR BIOLOGICAL SYSTEM 2023/2024 2022/2023
COMPUTER SIMULATION IN BIOREACTOR SYSTEM 2018/2019
FINAL YEAR PROJECT II 2018/2019
FLUID MECHANICS FOR CHEMICAL ENGINEERS 2023/2024 2022/2023
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY FOR BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING 2021/2022 2019/2020
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 2021/2022
PRINCIPLE OF MASS AND ENERGY BALANCE 2022/2023 2021/2022
PRINCIPLES OF MASS AND ENERGY BALANCE 2022/2023 2021/2022 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018
PROJECT I 2018/2019
PROJECT II 2018/2019
SEMINAR 2018/2019 2017/2018


Research Projects


Completed
2023 - 2024 Establishing a Baseline for Real-Time Detection of Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium (NPK) in Sensors for Soil-less Media: Training and Advisory Solution
2019 - 2023 Effectiveness of microbial chitosan thin films from carbon substrate of palm oil mill effluent for potential application as novel tactile sensor in healthcare monitoring.
2019 - 2023 Chitosan-based biocompatible piezoelectric thin film from shrimp shell waste for self-powered cardiac pacemaker
2017 - 2022 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.
2017 - 2020 Consolidated bioprocessing (CBP) for cost-effective biodiesel production from lignocellulosic agro-industry wastes.
On-Going
2022 - Present CO2 Capture and Utilization by Cyanobacteria and Value-added Products from the Biomass
2021 - Present Enhanced Peak Current in Nicotine Detection using Electrochemical-based Screen Printed Electrodes Modified with Chitosan-Reduced Graphene Oxide Nanocomposite
2021 - Present STEM For all: Inspiring Malaysia Indigeneous students through EDS-ETC
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

2023 Biopolymer chitosan: potential sources, extraction methods, and emerging applications. Biopolymer chitosan: Potential sources, extraction methods, and emerging applications, () pp. 1-11
2023 Fungal chitosan for potential application in piezoelectric energy harvesting: review on experimental procedure of chitosan extraction. Alexandria Engineering Journal, 67 () pp. 105-116
2023 The production of microbial biodiesel from cellulose-derived fungal lipid via consolidated bioprocessing. Environmental Technology & Innovation, 30 () pp. 1-10
2022 Biodiesel production from bioremediation of palm oil mill effluent via oleaginous fungi. Clean - Soil, Air, Water, 50 (4) pp. 1-7
2022 Chitosan coating on quartz crystal microbalance gas sensor for isopropyl alcohol and acetone detection. International Journal of Integrated Engineering, 14 (3) pp. 241-244
2022 Fabrication of biopolymer-based piezoelectric thin film from chitosan using solvent casting method. Journal of Advanced Research in Applied Sciences and Engineering Technology, 28 (2) pp. 80-89
2022 Fungal chitosan for potential application in piezoelectric energy harvesting: Review on experimental procedure of chitosan extraction. Alexandria Engineering Journal, () pp.
2022 Growth kinetic of Rhizopus sp. immobilised on loofah sponge for whole-cell biocatalyst in different cultivation media. Malaysian Journal of Chemical Engineering and Technology (MJCET), 5 (1) pp. 38-42
2022 Immobilization of alpha-naphthyl acetate esterase (ANAE) on k-carrageenan for potential biosensor application in pesticide detection. Materials Today: Proceedings, 57 (3) pp. 1-5
2022 Kinetic studies of immobilized wheat-based alpha-naphthyl acetate esterase in the detection of organophosphate pesticide. Chemical Engineering & Technology, 45 () pp.
2022 Kinetic studies of immobilized wheat-based alpha-naphthyl acetate esterase in the detection of organophosphate pesticide. Chemical Engineering & Technology, () pp.
2022 Piezoelectric performance of microbial chitosan thin film derived from aspergillus oryzae. International Journal of Renewable Energy Development, 11 (4) pp. 1157-1164
2022 Purification, characterization and kinetic study of alpha naphthyl acetate esterase from atta flour. Journal of Applied Science and Engineering, 26 (5) pp. 589-595
2022 Review on solvent extraction methods of Lignin from Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunches (OPEFB). Journal of Natural Fibers, () pp.
2022 Sustainable production of furan-based oxygenated fuel additives from pentose-rich biomass residues. Energy Conversion and Management: X, 14 (100222) pp.
2022 Synthesis and characterization of different graphite/chitosan ink ratio composition towards flexible strain sensor performance. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, () pp.
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 Biosynthesis of thin film derived from microbial chitosan for piezoelectric application. Materials Today Communications, 29 () pp. 1-11
2021 Comparison of ex-situ and in-situ transesterification for the production of microbial biodiesel. Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering & Catalysis, 16 (4) pp. 733-743
2021 Engineering students’ perceptions and acceptance of the online flipped classroom for learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. IIUM Journal of Educational Studies, 9 (3) pp. 52-62
2021 Immobilization of alpha-naphthyl acetate esterase (ANAE) on k-carrageenan for potential biosensor application in pesticide detection. Materials Today: Proceedings, () pp. 1-5
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

2023 CO2 solubilization in alkaline solvents. In: International Conference on Chemical Engineering & Sustainability 2023 (ICCHES 2023),
2023 Effect of Polylactic Acid (PLA) concentrations on tensile properties for transdermal patch. In: IIUM Engineering Congress 2023 (IEC ’23),
2023 Influence of continuous flow bead-milling process parameters on sulfur curative and its performance for elastomeric rubber composites. In: IIUM Engineering Congress 2023 (IEC ’23),
2023 Microalgae cultivation in flat panel photobioreactor as a method of carbon capture: a review. In: 6th International Conference on Clean Energy and Technology 2023, CEAT 2023,
2021 Extraction of lignin from oil palm empty fruit bunches as filler in polylactic acid (PLA) bio-composite for 3D printing application. In: The 1st International Conference of Bioscience and Biorefinery (IC2B) 2021, 13-14 October 2021,
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 Immobilization and morphology of Rhizopus sp. on Loofah Sponge. In: 6th International Conference Biotechnology Engineering 2021,
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 Reinforcement of Polylactic acid (PLA) bio-composite with lignin from oil palm empty fruit bunches (OPEFB) for 3D printing application. In: 6th International Conference on Biotechnology Engineering (ICBioE 2021),
2021 Reinforcement of Polylactic acid (PLA) biocomposite with lignin from oil palm empty fruit bunches (OPEFB) for 3D printing application. In: 6th International Conference on Biotechnology Engineering (ICBioE 2021),
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