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CURRICULUM VITAE
PERSONAL DETAIL

Name
  Dr. Ahmad Faris Bin Mohd Adnan
Designation
  Senior Lecturer
Department
  Institute of Biological Sciences
Faculty
  Faculty of Science
Tel. No. (Office)
  03-79764356
Fax No.
  03-79674178
E-mail Address
  ahmad_farisz@um.edu.my
ResearcherID Link
  http://www.researcherid.com/rid/B-8153-2010
Scopus ID
  http://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.url?authorId=15751120900
Address(Office)
  Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification), (Institution).
DOCTOR OF ENGINEERING, KYUSHU INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
MASTER OF BIOTECHNOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA (UM)
B.SC, LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION/MEMBERSHIP
(Organisation), (Role), (Year), (Level).

European Federation of Biotechnology, Member, 2011, (National)

Malaysian Society of Waste Management and Environment, Member, 2011, (National)

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role), (Level), (Start date),(End Date).


Ahi Panel Penasihat Akademik Program Sarjana Muda Bioteknologi, Fakulti Sains, Institute Of Biological Sciences, Faculty Of Science, 27-Aug-13 - 26-Aug-13

Member of the safety committee for the faculty of science, Institute Of Biological Sciences, Faculty Of Science, 26-Jul-13 - 31-Jul-15

Chairman of Institute of Biological Sciences Safety Committee, Institute Of Biological Sciences, Faculty Of Science, 26-Jul-13 - 24-Jul-14

Quality Manager, Institute Of Biological Sciences, Faculty Of Science, 01-Jul-13 - 30-Jun-14

Member of ISB Industrial Training Committee, Institute Of Biological Sciences, Faculty Of Science, 13-Apr-13 - 13-Apr-14

Acting Programme Coordinator, Institute Of Biological Sciences, Faculty Of Science, 03-Jan-13 - 14-Jan-13

Member of Examination Committee for Master of Biotechnology Program , Institute Of Biological Sciences, Faculty Of Science, 26-Nov-12 - 26-Nov-13

Quality Manager, Institute Of Biological Sciences, Faculty Of Science, 01-Jul-12 - 30-Jun-13

member of Science Canteen Committee, Institute Of Biological Sciences, Faculty Of Science, 01-Jun-12

Quality Manager, Institute Of Biological Sciences, Faculty Of Science, 05-Jul-11 - 01-Jun-12

Specification and Technical Evaluation Committee, Institute Of Biological Sciences, Faculty Of Science, 01-Jun-10

Coordinator for Institute of Biological Sciences Elective courses , Institute Of Biological Sciences, Faculty Of Science, 01-Feb-10 - 04-Jul-11

Examination Committee for Master of Biotechnology Program , Institute Of Biological Sciences, Faculty Of Science, 01-Jun-09

Examiner For Postgraduate Candidature Defense, Institute of Biological Sciences , Institute Of Biological Sciences, Faculty Of Science, 01-Apr-09

CAREER HISTORY
(Post), (Organisation), (Period).


Sales Executive, B.Braun Biotech International, 01/10/1996 until 01/07/1998

Pegawai Penyelidik, Social and Preventive Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 01/02/1996 until 02/09/1996

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
(Area).

Lactic Acid Fermentation; The Biological And Chemical Recycling Of Bioplastics, Separation Of Bioproducts, Isolation Of Microbes Of Industrial Importance.

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
(Publication).
 
Article In Academic Journals
 
2013

N. Anuar, A.F. Mohd Adnan, N. Saat, N. Aziz, and R.M. Taha. 2013.Optimization of Extraction Parameters by Using Response Surface Methodology, Purification, and Identification of Anthocyanin Pigments in Melastoma malabathricum Fruit.The Scientific World Journal Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 810547. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/810547 (ISI/SCOPUS Cited Publication)

N.A. Mat Nor, N. Aziz, A.F. Mohd-Adnan, R.M. Taha, A.K. Arof, (2013) "Effects of UV-B irradiation on poly (vinyl alcohol) and Ixora siamensis anthocyanins-coated glass", Pigment & Resin Technology, Vol. 42 Iss: 3, pp.163 - 169 (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
2012

N. Aziz, N.A. Mat Nor, A.F. Mohd-Adnan, R.M. Taha, A.K. Arof, (2012) "Study of anthocyanin stability derived from the fruit pulp of Melastoma malabathricum in a coating system", Pigment & Resin Technology, Vol. 41 Iss: 4, pp.223 - 229 (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
2011

Hossain, A. B. M. S., Ahmed, S. A., Ahmed M. Alshammari, Faris M. A. Adnan, Annuar, M. S. M., Hadeel Mustafa and Norah Hammad.2011.Bioethanol fuel production from rotten banana as an environmental waste management and sustainable energy.African Journal of Microbiology Research Vol. 5(6) pp. 586-598. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Mohd-Adnan, A F; Mat Nor, N A; Aziz, N; Taha, R M 2011. Colour analysis of potential natural colourant from lxora siamensis and Melastoma malabathricum. Mater Res Innov 15 supplement 2. pp 176-183 http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/143307511X13031890748939 (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
2008

Ahmad-Faris Mohd-Adnan, Haruo Nishida, and Yoshihito Shirai.2008. Evaluation of Kinetics Parameters for Poly(L-lactic acid) Hydrolysis under High-Pressure Steam. Polymer Degradation and Stability, Volume 93, Issue 6, Pages 1053-1058. (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
2007

Adnan AFM, Tan IKP (2007) Isolation of lactic acid bacteria from Malaysian foods and assessment of the isolates for industrial potential. Bioresource Technology, 98: 1380-1385 (ISI-Cited Publication)

AREAS OF RESEARCH
(Project title), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Source), (Level).

The Role Of Hydroxycinnamic Acids And Glucosides In Biological, Chemometric And Colormetric Responses Of Anthocyanin And Betalain Pigments ., Principal Investigator(PI), 01/07/2014, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), 30/06/2016

Production of Natural Pigments and Biopolymers for Application in Solar Cells and Batteries, Principal Investigator(PI), 01/05/2013, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG) - AFR (Frontier Science), 30/04/2015

INDUCTION AND ENHANCED PRODUCTION OF UV-RESISTANT PIGMENTS VIA ENVIRONMENTAL AND BROCHEMICAL FACTORS FROM MELASTOMA MALABATHRICUM SP, Principal Investigator(PI), 01/06/2012, Postgraduate Research Grant (PPP) - Research, 31/05/2014

Downstreaming processing of melastoma malabathricum for anthocyanin production, Principal Investigator(PI), 2011-2013, Universiti Malaya Bantuan Kecil Penyelidikan (BKP), National

CHARACTERIZATION AND DEGRADATION STUDIES OF POLYVINYLALCOHOL/ PIGMENT COMPOSITES UNDER ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION AND THERMAL STRESS, Principal Investigator(PI), 10/01/2011, Universiti Malaya Bantuan Kecil Penyelidikan (BKP), 09/01/2013

INDUCTION AND ENHANCED PRODUCTION OF UV-RESISTANT PIGMENT VIA ENVIRONMENT AND BIOCHEMICAL FACTORS, Principal Investigator(PI), 15/09/2010, Universiti Malaya Bantuan Kecil Penyelidikan (BKP), 14/09/2011

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
(Name of Award), (Awarding Institution), (Year Awarded), (Level).

3rd International Conference on Functional Materials and Devices 2010 (Bronze medal), University of Malaya, 2010

Innovation and Creativity Expo 2010 University of Malaya 1-3 April (Gold Medal), University of Malaya, 2010

Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship , Japanese Government, 2005

PRESENTATIONS
(Title), (Event), (Date Presented), (Organiser), (Level).
 
Poster

High Pressure Steam Hydrolysis for Chemical Recycling of Poly (L-Lactic Acid), Third International Conference on Functional Materials and Devices 2010, 14 Jun 2010 to 17 Jun 2010, Centre for Ionic, University of Malaya, (International)

High Pressure Steam Hydrolysis as Pre-treatment of PLA Chemical Recycling, The 11th Plastic Recycling Chemistry Symposium, 15 Sep 2008 to 17 Sep 2008, Research Association for Feedstock Recycling of Plastics, Japan (FSRJ), (National)

Hydrolysis of Poly(L-Lactic acid) by high pressure steam, Meeting of Green Chemistry Research Group, Japanese Society of Polymer Science, 09 Jun 2007 to 09 Jun 2007, Japanese Society of Polymer Science, (National)

Hydrolysis behavior of Poly (L-Lactic Acid) under high pressure steam, The 10th Pacific Polymer Conference, 04 Dec 2007 to 07 Dec 2007, Pacific Polymer Federation, (International)

Biochemical Characterization of Some Indigenous Lactic Acid Bacteria, 12th National Biotechnology Seminar, 12 Nov 2000 to 15 Nov 2000, Government of Malaysia, (National)
 
Presenter

Natural Pigments Production in vivo and in vitro for Multipurpose Applications, University of Malaya Innovation and Creativity Expo 2010, 01 Apr 2010 to 03 Apr 2010, University of Malaya, (University)
 
Others

Extraction and identification of major anthocyanins pigments in Melastoma malabathricum fruit pulp using HPLC-ESI-MS/MS, 17th Biological Sciences Graduate Congress, 08 Aug 2013 to 10 Aug 2013, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, (International)

Kinetic study of anthocyanin pigment from Lactuca sativa and suitability for coating application, Third International Conference on Functional Materials and Devices 2010, 14 Jun 2010 to 17 Jun 2010, Centre of Ionics, University of Malaya, (International)

Effects of UV-B on anthocyanin pigment from Ixora siamensis and applicability for coating purposes, Third International Conference on Functional Materials and Devices 2010, 14 Jun 2010 to 17 Jun 2010, Centre of Ionics, University of Malaya, (International)

SUPERVISION

 
Role As Advisor At First Degree Level
(Academic Session), (No. of Candidates), (No. of Contact Hours Per Year)

2011/2012, 2, 4
 
Post Graduate Level
(Name of Degree), (Name of Candidates), (Title of Thesis), (Academic Session)

Completed

Masters Degree, Fahimeh Abdeyazdan, Production of fungal cellulase in column reactor and its purification, 2009/2010

Masters Degree, Siti Norazura Jamal, Isolation and identification of lactic acid bacteria from larval gut of Rhynchophorus ferrugineus, 2010/2011

Masters Degree, Nurul Hidayah Adenan, Isolation And Identification Of Cellulytic Bacteria From Larval Gut Of Rhynchophorus Ferrugineus, 2010/2011

Ongoing

Masters Degree, Nordiyana Anuar, Induction and Enhanced Production of UV-Resistant Pigments via Environmental and Biochemical Factors, 2010/2011

Masters Degree, Amir Hossein Pourmahabadian, EVALUATION ON BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITIES OF ANTHOCYNANIN CO-PIGMENTS DERIVED FROM BRASSICA OLERACEA VAR. CAPITATA F. RUBRA, 2012/2013
 
First Degree/Diploma/Pre-Degree
(Course Title), (Academic Session), (No. of Candidates)

Completed

The effects of PhytoMix1 yogurt (PM1Y) on inhibitory potential against key enzymes linked to type-2 diabetes and its antioxidant activity, 2009/2010, 1

Addition of mangosteen and PhytoMix1 on fermentation of yogurt: Effects on antioxidant level and inhibition against alpha-glucosidase and alpha-amylase after in-vitro gastrointestinal digestion., 2009/2010, 1

The effects of PhytoMix1 yogurt (PM1Y) on antioxidant and inhibitory potential against key enzymes linked to diabetes, 2009/2010, 1

Inclusion of Lycium barbarum, Psidium guajava, Momordica grosvenori and Garcinia mongostana in yogurt and their effect on the inhibition of enzyme relevant linked to type-2 diabetes, 2009/2010, 1

Mass Propagation of Oxalis triangularis for Anthocyanin Production, 2010/2011, 1

Tissue Culture Studies of Periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus), 2010/2011, 1

Tissue Culture Studies and Detection of Anthocyanin Pigment in Impatiens balsamina, 2010/2011, 1

Anthocyanin extraction and quantification from Oxalis triangularis., 2011/2012, 1

Extraction and partial purification of anthocyanin in Ixora spp. fruit., 2011/2012, 1

Production of anthocyanin from Melastoma malabathricum fruit pulp., 2011/2012, 1

Pre-Treatment of Lignocellulosic Biomass of Elaeis guineensis (Palm Oil) Empty Fruit Bunches by Using Acid and Basic Treatment, 2011/2012, 1

Extraction Optimization and Microbial Activities of Anthocyanin from Melastoma malabathricum, 2012/2013, 1

The Optimization of Anthocyanin Extraction from Ixora Siamensis Using Various Solvents, 2012/2013, 1

The Optimization of Anthocyanin Extraction from Oxalis Triangularis Using Various Solvents, 2012/2013, 1

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS
(Product Name), (Type), (Reference), (Year), (Level).

Effective oligomerization of polylactide , Patent, JP 2008-99486 , 2008, (International)

EXPERT/TECHNICAL CONTRIBUTIONS
(Activity), (Organisation), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Level).

Journal Peer Review, Asia Pacific Journal of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Reviewer, reviewer, 2010-2011, (International)

TEACHING
(Course Title), (Academic Session), (No of Student), (No of Contact Hours).


Post Graduate

PROCESS ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES, 2009/2010(1), 24, 48

PROCESS ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES, 2010/2011(1), 20, 48

PRINCIPLES IN BIOPROCESS ENGINEERING, 2011/2012(1), 5, 24

PRINCIPLES IN BIOPROCESS ENGINEERING, 2012/2013(1), 5, 33

PRINCIPLES IN BIOPROCESS ENGINEERING, 2013/2014(1), 4, 18

First Degree

BIOSEPARATION, 2009/2010(2), 13, 48

FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOTECHNOLOGICALTECHNIQUES, 2009/2010, 23, 28

FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOTECHNOLOGICALTECHNIQUES, 2009/2010(2), 18, 28

BIOSTATISTICS, 2010/2011(1), 180, 48

BIOSTATISTICS, 2010/2011(2), 50, 48

BIOSEPARATION, 2010/2011(2), 15, 48

BIOSTATISTICS, 2011/2012(2), 69, 48

BIOSTATISTICS, 2011/2012(1), 85, 48

BIOSEPARATION, 2011/2012(2), 15, 48

BIOSEPARATION, 2011/2012(2), 23, 48

BIOSEPARATION, 2012/2013(2), 21, 48

BIOSTATISTICS, 2012/2013(1), 92, 48

BIOSTATISTICS, 2012/2013(2), 71, 48

BIOPROCESS TECHNOLOGY, 2012/2013(1), 21, 45

BIOSTATISTICS, 2013/2014(1), 57, 48

Bioseparation, 2013/2014(1), 20, 48

BIOSTATISTICS, 2013/2014(2), 67, 52

EVALUATION ACTIVITIES
(Description), (Evaluation Activity).

Response surface optimization of crystal violet decolorization by pallet of Pynoporus sanguineus, Thesis

Optimization of lipase catalyzed glucose monoester synthesis in organic solvent using response surface methodology, Thesis

Effects of Selected Physical and Chemical Parameters on Crystal Violet Degradation by Immobilized Laccase, Thesis

Assesssor for poster presentation of SHES3189 Environmental Science &management Project, Presentation

Assessor for purchasing of one High Performance Liquid Chromatography for Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Assessment

Fermentation and Kinetic Studies on Laccase Production by Pycnoporus sanguineus, Thesis

Assessor for poster presentation of SHES3189 Environmental Science &management Project, Poster Presentation

Malaysian Journal of Microbiology, Article In Journal

Candidature Defence Presentation sem2 2012-2013, Candidature Defence Presentation

Separation and purification of lignin peroxidase derived from pleurotus pulmonarius (fr) quel by aueous two phase system., Thesis

Study on the biochemical function of recombinant delta class drosophila melanogaster glutathione s-tranferase 3 (DmGSTD3), Thesis

Assesssor for poster presentation of SHES3189 Environmental Science &management Project, Poster Presentation

Judge in oral presentation 18th Biological Sciences Graduate Congress,

Malaysian Journal of Microbiology, Article In Journal

CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY
(Contribution To Society), (Level), (Start Date), (End Date).

Hockey Team Zone 7 Manager (Sukan Staf UM), Faculty of Science, (University), (University), 03-Mar-10