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Amal A.M. Elgharbawy

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering) - Doctor of Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Master of Science (Biotechnology Engineering) - Masters Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Science in Biochemistry - Bachelor Degree, University of King Abdul Aziz

Amal A.M. Elgharbawy (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR HALAL RESEARCH AND TRAINING

Other's position:

Head, International Institute for Halal Research and Training


amalgh@iium.edu.my
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Expert Profile


Amal A. M. Elgharbawy is an Assistant Professor at the International Institute for Halal Research and Training (INHART). She obtained her PhD in Engineering from the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) in 2018, and her Master’s in Biotechnology Engineering in 2013. She obtained Amal obtained her B.Sc. (Hons.) from King Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia, and was awarded First Honor and Excellence Award, and worked as chemistry and biology teacher for two years. Dr. Amal started her research career as Research Associate (2017-2018) at University of Malaya and joined INHART as a research fellow (2018-2020). Her research interests are in the areas of (1) Ionic Liquids and Deep Eutectic Solvents and their applications in Halal Industry, (2) Enzymology, (3) Fermentation Technology and (4) Nanomaterials. She has published several articles in national and international conferences, SCOPUS and ISI indexed journals and book chapters related to ionic liquids, enzymology and nanomaterials, along with several invited reviews. She served as a reviewer for several conferences and journals. She is currently an associate member of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Research Group (NanoRG). She is also Mendeley Advisor and also a member of Malaysian Society of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology and the Society for Conservation Biology (Nov 2019- Nov 2020).   


Area of Specialisation


  • Biotechnology ~ Biotechnology ~ Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology ~ Fermentation Technology - Bioethanol; Bioconversion
  • Engineering Tech ~ Applied Sciences And Technologies ~ Process Technology ~ Green Technology - ionic liquids; deep eutectic solvents
  • Biotechnology ~ Biotechnology ~ Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology ~ Enzyme Technology - Microbial enzyme extraction; purification; analysis


Professional Membership


  • 2019: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (full member ID 9531), The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD)
  • 2019 - 2020: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Member), Society for Conservation Biology
  • 2019 - 2020: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Member), Malaysian Society of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
  • 2020: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Member), OWSD Palestine National Chapter
  • 2021 - 2022: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Ordinary Member), The Malaysian Nature Society
  • 2021 - 2023: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Member ), American Chemical Society (ACS)


Teaching Responsibilities


FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATION OF FIQH IN HALAL INDUSTRY 2020/2021
HALAL PHARMACEUTICALS, COSMETICS & PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS 2021/2022 2020/2021
ISLAMIZATION OF ENGINEERING STUDIES 2020/2021
VALUES, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY 2020/2021


Research Projects


Completed
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On-Going
2021 - Present Unraveling the Role of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Nanofluids as Halal Anti-cancer Agents through COSMO-RS Based Prediction
2018 - Present Green Approach for Halal Nanoemulsions Production Using Deep Eutectic Solvents on Fish By-Products
- Development of Future Antibiotics : Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Ionic Liquids (API-ILs) with COSMO-RS Based Prediction for Resistant Microbial strains


Award & Recognition


23 Sep, 2019 Bronze Medal - Others National
23 Sep, 2019 Bronze Medal - The International Conference and Exposition on Inventions by Institutions of Higher Learning (PECIPTA) 2019 International
05 Sep, 2019 Silver Medal - Others National
03 May, 2019 Gold Medal - ITEX19 National
23 Feb, 2019 Gold Medal - Others National


Publications


Article

2021 A bibliometric analysis on halal cosmetics over twenty years. Halalsphere, 1 (1) pp. 53-71
2021 An introduction of Islamic value-based productivity framework. International Journal of Managerial Studies and Research (IJMSR), 9 (4) pp. 118-126
2021 Corporate social responsibility as an effective promotional tool for the Malaysian halal certified companies in the era of Covid-19. Journal of Islamic Marketing, () pp. 1-25
2021 Facilitating enzymatic reactions by using ionic liquids: a mini review. Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, 27 () pp. 1-7
2021 Integrated ultrasound-mechanical stirrer technique for extraction of total alkaloid content from Annona muricata. Process Biochemistry, 109 () pp. 104-116
2021 Ionic liquid method for the extraction of lipid from microalgae biomass: a review. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, () pp. 1-23
2021 Ionic liquid-based microwave-assisted extraction of lipid and eicosapentaenoic acid from Nannochloropsis oceanica biomass: experimental optimization approach. Journal of Applied Phycology, () pp. 1-15
2021 Ionic liquid-based microwave-assisted extraction of protein from Nannochloropsis sp. biomass. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, () pp. 1-13
2021 Removal of levofloxacin and ciprofloxacin from aqueous solutions and an economic evaluation using the electrocoagulation process. International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, () pp. 1-20
2021 Ternary glycerol-based deep eutectic solvents: physicochemical properties and enzymatic activity. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 169 (5) pp. 77-85
2020 A grand avenue to integrate deep eutectic solvents into biomass processing. Biomass and Bioenergy, 137 (June) pp. 1-21
2020 Characterization, stability assessment, antioxidant evaluation and cell proliferation activity of virgin coconut oil-based nanostructured lipid carrier loaded with Ficus deltoidea extract. Cosmetics, 7 (4) pp. 1-15
2020 COSMO-RS based prediction for aalpha-linolenic acid (ALA) extraction from microalgae biomass using room temperature ionic liquids (RTILs). Marine Drugs, 18 (2) pp. 1-24
2020 COSMO-RS based prediction for alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) extraction from microalgae biomass using room temperature ionic liquids (RTILS). Marine Drugs, 18 (2) pp.
2020 Effect of Choline Acetate on the yeast cells during fermentation: kinetics approach. Current Biochemical Engineering, Ahead of print () pp. 1-8
2020 Ionic liquids: promising solvents for halal industry. Food Research, 4 (Supplementary 1 : Special Issue: Global Halal Sphere Conference 2019) pp. 52-62
2020 Phytochemicals with antifungal properties: Cure from nature. Malaysian Journal of Microbiology, 16 (4) pp. 323-345
2020 Polyamidoamine dendrimers: favorable polymeric nanomaterials for lipase activation. Materials Today Communications, 26 () pp. 101492
2020 Prediction of potential ionic liquids (ILs) for the solid–liquid extraction of Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) from Microalgae using COSMO-RS Screening Model. Biomolecules, 10 (8) pp. 1-20
2020 Recent advances of enzymatic reactions in ionic liquids: Part II. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 154 () pp. 1-23
2020 The importance of preserving the freshness of fish to fulfil the tayyiban based on the analysis of scientific and Islamic jurisprudence principles. Food Research, 4 (Supplement 1 (Special Issue: Global Halal Sphere Conference 2019)) pp. 274-280
2019 High yield of second-generation ethanol in an ionic liquid-cellulase integrated system for single-step processing of empty fruit bunch. Biofuels, 2019 () pp. 1-13
2019 Hydrolysis kinetics of oil palm empty fruit bunch in ionic liquids and cellulase integrated system. International Journal of Chemistry, 11 (2) pp. 95
2019 Nanoemulsions: factory for food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics. Processes, 7 (9) pp. 1-34
2019 Natural deep eutectic solvent-assisted pectin extraction from pomelo peel using sonoreactor: experimental optimization approach. Processes, 7 (7) pp. 1-19
2019 Optimisation of browning index of Maillard reaction in gelatine powder by response surface methodology (RSM) for halal authentication. Food Research, 3 (5) pp. 525-529
2019 Screening of suitable ionic liquids as green solvents for extraction of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) from microalgae biomass using COSMO-RS model. Molecules, 24 (4) pp. 1-18
2018 Chemical and structural changes of pretreated empty fruit bunch (EFB) in ionic liquid-cellulase compatible system for fermentability to bioethanol. 3 Biotech, 8 (5) pp. 1-15
2018 Factors affecting the in-situ hydrolysis of empty fruit bunches in ionic liquid compatible cellulase system. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 52 (1) pp. 23-32
2018 Ionic liquids as a potential solvent for lipase-catalysed reactions: a review. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 251 () pp. 150-166
2018 Shedding light on lipase stability in natural deep eutectic solvents. Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly, 32 (3) pp. 359-370
2016 Characterization of low-cost lipase by solid-state fermentation of palm kernel cake using candida cylindracea. ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 11 (1) pp. 319-326
2016 Evaluation of several ionic liquids for in situ hydrolysis of empty fruit bunches by locally-produced cellulase. 3 Biotech, 6 (2) pp. 1-15
2016 Ionic liquid pretreatment as emerging approaches for enhanced enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 109 () pp. 252-267
2016 Screening of factors affecting the enzymatic hydrolysis of empty fruit bunches in aqueous ionic liquid and locally produced cellulase system. International Journal of Chemical, Molecular, Nuclear, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, 10 (7) pp. 843-847
Conference or Workshop Item

2021 Evaluation of the antimicrobial performance of menthol and menthol-based deep eutectic solvents as potential future antibiotic. In: International Conference on Process Engineering and Advanced Materials 2020 (ICPEAM2020),
2019 Clean Extraction of Pectin from Fruit Peels. In: PECIPTA2019,
2019 Clean extraction of pectin from fruit peels. In: 8th International Molecular Biology And Biotechnology Congress (MOLBIOTECH),
2019 Formulation of fish oil nanoemulsions from fish-by-products. In: Melaka International Innovation Expo (MIX 2019) (4-6 September), Mudzaffar Hotel Melaka, Malaysia.,
2019 Green solvents: tools for halal industry. In: INHART Seminar Series 4/2019,
2019 Ionic Liquids: A Tool for Halal Food Industry. In: Global Halal Sphere Conference 2019 (GloHaS 2019),
2019 The Importance of implementing good aquaculture practices based on the analysis of scientific and Islamic jurisprudence principles. In: Global Halal Sphere Conference 2019,
2018 Factors affecting the hydrolysis of empty fruit bunches in ionic liquid-compatible cellulase system. In: 5th International Conference on Biotechnology Engineering (ICBioE 2018),
2016 Evaluation of the ionic liquids for in-situ hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass by a locally-produced cellulase from Trichoderma reesei. In: 4th International Conference on Biotechnology Engineering 2016 (ICBioE 2016),
2015 Characterization of low-cost lipase by solid-state fermentation of palm kernel cake using Candida Cylindracea. In: International Postgraduate Conference on Engineering Research (IPCER) 2015 ,
2013 Statistical screening and optimization of factors influence lipase production from palm kernel cake using Candida Cylindracea by solid-state bioconversion. In: International Conference on Biotechnology Engineering (ICBioE 2013),
Book Section

2021 Design and selection of Ionic Liquids via COSMO for pharmaceuticals and medicine. In: Springer, ISBN: 978-981-16-4364-4, pp. 137-164
2021 Ionic Liquids-Based Antibiotics for Resistant Microbial Strains and Drug Polymorphism. In: Springer, ISBN: 978-981-16-4364-4, pp. 195-215
2021 Role of ionic liquids in the enzyme stabilization: a case study with Trichoderma ressie cellulase. In: Springer International Publishing, ISBN: 978-3-030-75578-2, pp. 23-34
2021 Role of ionic liquids in the processing of lignocellulosic biomass. In: Springer Nature Switzerland, ISBN: 978-3-030-75578-2, pp. 35-62
2019 Development of acid‐base‐enzyme pretreatment and hydrolysis of palm oil mill effluent for bioethanol production. In: Scrivener Publishing, ISBN: 978-1-119-45987-3, pp. 197-217
2019 Ionic liquids as a green solvent for lipase-catalyzed reactions. In: Materials Research Forum LLC, ISBN: 978-1-64490-023-9, pp. 21-60