Curriculum Vitae

DR. SITI NOR FARHANA BINTI YUSUF

Senior Lecturer
  • Office of The Executive Director
    Centre for Foundation Studies in Science

BIOGRAPHY


A passionate and committed senior lecturer with a Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry, I possess a keen interest in Material Science, particularly focusing on the development and implementation of polymer electrolytes in innovative technologies like dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) and supercapacitors. I have authored a significant article titled 'From Crab Shell to Solar Cell: A Gel Polymer Electrolyte Based on N-Phthaloylchitosan and Its Application in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells,' showcasing my expertise in the field. Additionally, I am deeply interested in the field of waste management, particularly exploring sustainable solutions for recycling and waste reduction. Drawing inspiration from the timeless wisdom of Jabir Ibn-Hayan, renowned as 'The Chemist,' I firmly uphold the value of practical work and experimentation as the cornerstone for attaining mastery in chemistry.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE


  • WASTE MANAGEMENT
  • CLIMATE CHANGE
  • ENERGY STORAGE
    Supercapacitor
  • SOLAR ENERGY TECHNOLOGY
    Dye-sensitized Solar Cell
  • POLYMER ELECTROLYTES
    Polymer Electrolyte
  • BIO-POLYMERS
    Modified Chitosan

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION


  • PHD(POLYMER CHEMISTRY), (Kimia Polimer)
    Universiti Malaya (UM)
  • MSC(POLYMER), (Polimer)
    Universiti Malaya (UM)
  • BSC. PASS WITH HONOURS APPLIED CHEMISTRY (MAJOR) UM (2008), (Applied Chemistry)
    Universiti Malaya (UM)

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES


  • Committee Members
    17 Oct 2022 - 31 May 2023 (Chemistry Division, Centre for Foundation Studies in Science)
  • Committee Members
    17 Nov 2022 - 31 May 2023 (Chemistry Division, Centre for Foundation Studies in Science)
  • Project Leader
    06 Oct 2022 - 31 May 2023 (Chemistry Division, Centre for Foundation Studies in Science)
  • Task Force Member
    22 Jul 2022 - 10 Aug 2022 (Chemistry Division, Centre for Foundation Studies in Science)
  • Project Member
    14 Jul 2022 - 22 Jul 2022 (Chemistry Division, Centre for Foundation Studies in Science)

MEMBERSHIPS


  • NSA0447 LIFETIME, SECRETARY
    Since 2022 (National)

AWARD AND STEWARDSHIP


  • gold medal for Category A: Student (Science & Technology)
    Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM), 2022 (National)
  • GOLD Award
    UNIMAS Innovation & Technology Exposition 2019 (InTEX19) , 2019 (National)
  • BRONZE Award
    Pertandingan Rekacipta dan Inovasi Institusi Pengajian Tinggi Swasta (PERINTIS 2014), 2014 (National)
  • SILVER Award
    International Invention, Innovation & Design (IIID 2014) , 2014 (National)
  • SILVER Award
    International Engineering Invention & Innovation Exhibition 2014 (i-ENVEX), 2014 (National)

PUBLICATIONS


Article in Journal
WoS
  1. Aziz, M. F.; Azam, M. A.; Yusuf, S. N. F.; Buraidah, M. H.; Arof, A. K. (2022). Influence of potassium iodide in polyvinyl alcohol-based gel polymer electrolyte for efficiency enhancement of dye-sensitized solar cells, JOURNAL OF POLYMER RESEARCH. 29(11). doi:10.1007/s10965-022-03305-x
  2. Rahim, A. H. A.; Yusuf, S. N. F.; Majid, S. R.; Osman, Z. (2022). One-step co-precipitated beta-Ni(OH)(2) at different ratios of Ni/2-methylimidazole and its energy storage behaviour, JOURNAL OF APPLIED ELECTROCHEMISTRY. . doi:10.1007/s10800-021-01627-0
  3. Imaduddin, I. S., Majid, S. R., Aziz, S. B., Brevik, I., Yusuf, S. N. F., Brza, M. A., . . . Kadir, M. (2021). Fabrication of Co3O4 from Cobalt/2,6-Napthalenedicarboxylic Acid Metal-Organic Framework as Electrode for Supercapacitor Application. Materials, 14(3), 18. doi: 10.3390/ma14030573
  4. Juni, F. J., Majid, S. R., Yusuf, S. N. F., & Osman, Z. (2021). Electrochemical characteristics of Cu/Cu2O/C composite electrode for supercapacitor application. Microchemical Journal, 164, 9. doi: 10.1016/j.microc.2021.106055
  5. Sabran, N. S., Fadzallah, I. A., Sabri, M. F. M., Ono, T., Samat, K. F., Yusuf, S. N. F., & Saidur, R. (2021). Enhanced Thermoelectric Properties of Skutterudite Thick Film Polyvinyl Alcohol Assisted from the Post-Deposition Annealing Effect. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 168(7), 10. doi: 10.1149/1945-7111/ac13d0
Scopus
  1. Aziz M.F., Azam M.A., Yusuf S.N.F., Buraidah M.H., Arof A.K. (2022). Influence of potassium iodide in polyvinyl alcohol-based gel polymer electrolyte for efficiency enhancement of dye-sensitized solar cells, Journal of Polymer Research. 29(11). doi:10.1007/s10965-022-03305-x
  2. Rahim A.H.A., Yusuf S.N.F., Majid S.R., Osman Z. (2022). One-step co-precipitated -Ni(OH)2 at different ratios of Ni/2-methylimidazole and its energy storage behaviour, Journal of Applied Electrochemistry. 52(1), 159-172. doi:10.1007/s10800-021-01627-0
  3. Juni, F. J., Majid, S. R., Yusuf, S. N. F., & Osman, Z. (2021). Electrochemical characteristics of Cu/Cu2O/C composite electrode for supercapacitor application. Microchemical Journal, 164. doi: 10.1016/j.microc.2021.106055
  4. Sabran, N. S., Fadzallah, I. A., Mohd Sabri, M. F., Ono, T., Samat, K. F., Yusuf, S. N. F., & Saidur, R. (2021). Enhanced Thermoelectric Properties of Skutterudite Thick Film Polyvinyl Alcohol Assisted from the Post-Deposition Annealing Effect. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 168(7). doi: 10.1149/1945-7111/ac13d0
Others
  1. Shah, S., Baharun, N. N. S., Yusuf, S. N. F., & Arof, A. K. (2019). Efficiency Enhancement of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells (DSSCs) using Copper Nanopowder (CuNW) in TiO2 as Photoanode. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 515, 012002
  2. Yusuf, S. N. F., Majid, S. R., & Yahya, R. (2019). Addition of 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium iodide to the N-phthaloylchitosan based gel polymer electrolyte. Materials Today: Proceedings, 17, 416-423
  3. Yusuf, S. N. F., Azzahari, A. D., Selvanathan, V., Yahya, R., Careem, M. A., & Arof, A. K. (2017). Improvement of N-phthaloylchitosan based gel polymer electrolyte in dye-sensitized solar cells using a binary salt system. Carbohydrate Polymers, 157, 938-944.
  4. Azzahari, A. D., Yusuf, S. N. F., Selvanathan, V., & Yahya, R. (2016). Artificial neural network and response surface methodology modeling in ionic conductivity predictions of phthaloylchitosan-based gel polymer electrolyte. Polymers, 8(2), 22.
  5. Yusuf, S. N. F., Azzahari, A. D., Yahya, R., Majid, S. R., Careem, M. A., & Arof, A. K. (2016). From crab shell to solar cell: A gel polymer electrolyte based on N-phthaloylchitosan and its application in dye-sensitized solar cells. RSC Advances, 6(33), 27714-27724.
  6. Yusuf, S. N. F., Aziz, M. F., Hassan, H. C., Bandara, T. M. W. J., Mellander, B. E., Careem, M. A., & Arof, A. K. (2014). Phthaloylchitosan-based gel polymer electrolytes for efficient dye-sensitized solar cells. Journal of Chemistry, 2014, 8 pages
  7. Buraidah, M. H., Teo, L. P., Yusuf, S. N. F., Noor, M. M., Kufian, M. Z., Careem, M. A., Arof, A. K. (2011). TiO2/chitosan-NH4I(+I2)-BMII-based dye-sensitized solar cells with anthocyanin dyes extracted from black rice and red cabbage. International Journal of Photoenergy, 2011, 11 pages
  8. Noor, M. M., Buraidah, M. H., Yusuf, S. N. F., Careem, M. A., Majid, S. R., & Arof, A. K. (2011). Performance of dye-sensitized solar cells with (PVDF-HFP)-KI-EC-PC electrolyte and different dye materials. International Journal of Photoenergy, 2011, 5 pages
Chapter in Books
  1. Yusuf, S.N.F. & Arof, A.K. (2020). Polymer Electrolyte Application in Electrochemical Devices. In Tan Winie, A.K. Arof and S. Thomas (Eds.), Polymer Electrolytes (pp. 137-175). Wiley VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
  2. Yusuf, S.N.F. & Arof, A.K. (2020). Polymer Electrolytes for Lithium Ion Batteries and Challenges: Part II. In Tan Winie, A.K. Arof & S. Thomas (Eds.), Polymer Electrolytes (pp. 201-230). Wiley VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
  3. Buraidah, M.H., Yusuf, S.N.F., Noor, I.M. & Arof, A.K. (2017). Optical Properties of Semiconductor Nanoparticles in Photoelectrochemical Cells. In T. Chen & Y. Liu (Eds.), Semiconductor Nanocrystals and Metal Nanoparticles (pp. 283-306). Boca Raton: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group.
  4. Siti Nor Farhana Yusuf, Rosiyah Yahya and Abdul Kariem Arof (2017) Ionic Liquid Enhancement of Polymer Electrolyte Conductivity and their Effects on the Performance of Electrochemical Devices. In Scott Handy (Eds) "Progress and Developments in Ionic Liquids" ISBN 978-953-51-2902-8, Print ISBN 978-953-51-2901-1, Published: February 22, 2017 under CC BY 3.0 license. DOI: 10.5772/65752
Article in Proceeding
Scopus
  1. Yusuf S.N.F., Yusof S.Z., Kufian M.Z., Teo L.P. (2019). Preparation and electrical characterization of polymer electrolytes: A review, Materials Today: Proceedings. 17, 446-458. doi:10.1016/j.matpr.2019.06.475

RESEARCH PROJECT


National
  1. 2023 - 2025, UM International Collaboration Grant
    Biosynthesis Of Selenium Nanoparticles Using Corn Husk Extracts As Renewable Alternative Drug For Colorectal Cancer ( Co-Researcher)
  2. 2023 - 2024, UM Community Campus-Manage by UMCARES
    Sustainable Steps: Empowering Students In Waste Management ( Co-Researcher)
  3. 2021 - 2023, RU Geran
    Microwave Synthesis Of Nanomaterial-based Catalysts For Dye-sensitized Solar Cells And Fuel Cells ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  4. 2018 - 2021, RU Geran - Fakulti Program
    Understanding The Correlation Of Energy Storage Mechanism And Oxygen Vacancies Density In Binder Free Nix2o4/egf (x=mn,co) As Active Materials In Asymmetrical Cell ( Co-Researcher)
  5. 2019 - 2020, RU Geran
    High-Capacity Energy Storage Based On Affordable And Environmentally-Friendly Materials ( Co-Researcher)

PAPER PRESENTED


INVITED SPEAKER
  1. SUSTAINABLE STEPS : EMPOWEMNG STUDENTS IN WASTE MANAGEMENT, KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER PROGRAM PERTANDINGAN DIY MADE SIMPLE 2023, Sekolah Berasrama Penuh Integrasi Rawang (National) (20 Dec 2023 - 20 Dec 2023)
  2. Determination of Chemical Structure using FTIR spectroscopy, Workshop on FTIR 2018: Application in Polymer Electrolytes , Centre for Ionics University of Malaya (National) (23 Jan 2018 - 24 Jan 2018)
  3. Dye-sensitized Solar Cell, International Conference on Solar ASIA 2013 , Centre for Ionics University of Malaya (CIUM) (National) (22 Aug 2013 - 24 Aug 2013)
  4. FTIR spectroscopy, Workshop on FTIR Spectroscopy: Application in Polymer Electrolytes , Centre for Ionics University of Malaya (CIUM) (National) (17 Jan 2012 - 19 Jan 2012)
EVENT ORGANISER
  1. COBALT METAL-ORGANIC FRAMEWORK DERIVED FOR ASYMMETRIC SUPERCAPACITOR, 15th International Conference on Frontiers of Polymers and Advanced Materials (ICFPAM 2019) , Centre for Ionics University of Malaya (CIUM) (International) (17 Jun 2019 - 21 Jun 2019)
  2. Influence of Ionic Liquid on Phthaloylchitosan Based Gel Polymer Electrolyte for Dye Sensitized Solar Cell , 5th International Conference on Functional Materials and Devices (ICFMD 2015) , Centre for Ionics University of Malaya (CIUM) (International) (04 Aug 2015 - 06 Aug 2015)
  3. Impedance Spectroscopy, Workshop on Impedance Spectroscopy, Centre for Ionics University of Malaya (CIUM) (National) (08 Apr 2014 - 10 Apr 2014)
  4. Dye-sensitized Solar Cells, Workshop on Dye-sensitized Solar Cells, Centre for Ionics University of Malaya (CIUM) (National) (20 Aug 2013 - 21 Aug 2013)
  5. Polymer electrolyte based on N-phthaloylchitosan and Sodium Iodide, 4th International Conference on Functional Materials and Devices 2013 (ICFMD 2013) , Centre for Ionics University of Malaya (CIUM) (International) (08 Apr 2013 - 11 Apr 2013)
ORAL PRESENTER
  1. FROM CRAB SHELL TO SOLAR CELL: A GEL POLYMER ELECTROLYTE BASED ON N-PHTHALOYLCHITOSAN AND ITS APPLICATION IN DYE-SENSITIZED SOLAR CELLS, 2 nd International Conference on Environment and Energy Materials, SHARDA UNIVERSITY (International) (06 Dec 2023 - 09 Dec 2023)
  2. Effect of Heating Time on Cobalt Oxides for Electrochemical Energy Storage, International Electrochemistry Congress 2019 (Electrochem 2019), Bilkent University (International) (30 Sep 2019 - 02 Oct 2019)
  3. Synthesis and Characterization of N-Phthaloylchitosan Based Polymer Electrolytes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell, XII International Symposium on Polymer Electrolytes (ISPE-12), International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE) (International) (29 Aug 2010 - 03 Sep 2010)
POSTER PRESENTER
  1. Phthaloylchitosan-Based Gel Polymer Electrolyte in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC), 2nd International Conference on Science and Engineering of Materials (ICSEM 2014) , Sharda University (International) (06 Jan 2014 - 08 Jan 2014)
  2. Dye-sensitized solar cell, University Malaya Researchers Conference (UMRC 2013) , Institute of Graduate Studies, University of Malaya (University) (19 Nov 2013 - 20 Nov 2013)
  3. N-Phthaloylchitosan Based Polymer Electrolytes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell Using Natural Dyes Extracted from Black Rice and Red Cabbage, International Conference on Solar Energy Materials, Solar Cells and Solar Energy Applications (Solar Asia 2011), Institute of Fundamental Studies, Kandy, Sri Lanka (International) (28 Jul 2011 - 30 Jul 2011)

ACADEMIC/PROF. SERVICES


Evaluation
  1. (2023) Penilai Dalaman Frgs 2023, University, (Reviewer)
  2. (2022) Reviewer/Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, International, (Reviewer)
  3. (2022) Reviewer/Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, International, (Reviewer)
  4. (2022) Reviewer/Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, International, (Reviewer)
  5. (2022) Pentaksir Soalan Chemistry/Peperiksaan Semester Program Matrikulasi, National, (External Evaluator)
  6. (2021) Review Manuscript for Materials Today: Proceedings, International, (Reviewer)
  7. (2021) Review Manuscript for Materials Today: Proceedings, International, (Reviewer)
  8. (2021) Review Manuscript for Symposium On Industrial Science and Technology (Sistec 2021), National, (Reviewer)
  9. (2021) Review Manuscript for Acs Applied Energy Materials, International, (Reviewer)
  10. (2021) Review Manuscript for Asian Journal of Chemical Sciences, International, (Reviewer)
  11. (2021) Review Manuscript for Journal of Pharmaceutical Research International, International, (Reviewer)
  12. (2020) International STEM Journal , (Reviewer)
Contribution to event
  1. (2022) Bengkel Collaborative Online International Learning (Coil Workshop), International, (Participant)
  2. (2022) Mini Stem Game for Lawatan Sambil Belajar Dari Mrsm Serting, University, (Event Organiser)
  3. (2022) Programme Team & Chairperson for Breakout Sessions, International, (Event Organiser)
  4. (2022) Emcee of Pasum Kick-Start Programme, University, (Panelist/Moderator)
  5. (2022) Program Leader of Pasum Webcast Series 3, University, (Event Coordinator)
  6. (2022) Moderator of Educational Research: Questionnaire Development and Validation, University, (Panelist/Moderator)
  7. (2022) Program Talk Buddyiz 4.0 Scientist Can Communicate Pasum Buddy Bahagian Kimia Secara Dalam Talian, University, (Panelist/Moderator)
  8. (2021) Ahli Panel Juri Untuk Pertandingan The Volcanic Competition, University, (Event Organiser)
  9. (2021) Panel Judges for Ihero Lab Interschool Competition, National, (Event Organiser)
  10. (2021) Secretary for Action Research for Pre-University Workshop, University, (Event Organiser)
  11. (2021) Workshop On Electrode Deposition Techniques for Energy Storage and Renewable Energy 2021, International, (Event Organiser)
  12. (2021) Bengkel Demonstrator Semester 1 Sesi 2021/2022, University, (Participant)
  13. (2021) Moderator Bagi Program Pasum Webcast Series 1 Anjuran Pusat Penyelidikan Pasum, University, (Panelist/Moderator)
  14. (2021) 3rd International Stem Seminar 2021, International, (Event Organiser)
  15. (2021) Moderator Bagi Taklimat Pengenalan Program Sarjana Muda Fakulti Kejuruteraan, University, (Panelist/Moderator)
Mentoring
  1. (2023) Penasihat Akademik Pasum 2022/2023, University, (Academic Advisor)
  2. (2022) Penasihat Akademik, University, (Mentor)

SUPERVISION


Postgraduate Student
  1. (2023) SPIN-CROSSOVER, MESOMORPHIC AND ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES OF METALLOMESOGEN COMPLEXES CONTAINING IMINE-ESTER-LINKED BENZOTHIAZOLE LIGAND., NUR LINAHAFIZZA BINTI MOHD NOOR

TEACHING


Others
  1. (2022) FAD1016 - Basic Chemistry 1
  2. (2022) FAE1007 - Chemistry 1
  3. (2022) FAD1007 - Chemistry 3
  4. (2022) FAD1008 - Chemistry 4
  5. (2022) FAD1017 - Practical Chemistry 1
  6. (2021) FAD1005 - Chemistry 1
  7. (2021) FAD1006 - Chemistry 2
  8. (2021) FAD1007 - Chemistry 3
  9. (2021) FAD1008 - Chemistry 4