Dr Nor Asrina Sairi is currently attached to University of Malaya as a researcher, specializing in CO2 capture and photocatalysis studies. She graduated in 2012 with a PhD in Thermodynamic under the Skim Latihan IPTA (SLAI) program, a scheme established by the Ministry of Education (MOE) to improve the quality of academic staff with the goal to make Malaysia a regional centre of higher learning. Her PhD work focused on CO2 capture using ionic liquids based solvents.She also had training at School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, under supervision Professor Christopher Hardacre and was given an opportunity to delve into the world of liquid-liquid separation.
In parallel green chemistry idelogy, her major research interest is focus on developing new solvents for CO2 capture using ionic liquids and deep eutectic solvents. She is also exploring photocatalysis area using nanocomposite for water treatment under visible light irradiation as well as bioglycerol, separation and computational.