RESEARCHERS@UM


RECENT PUBLICATION

Tripathi, M., Sahu, J. N., Ganesan, P., Jewaratnam, J. (2016). Thermophysical characterization of oil palm shell (OPS) and OPS char synthesized by the microwave pyrolysis of OPS. Applied Thermal Engineering

Sparham, M., Sarhan, A. A. D., Mardi, N. A., Dahari, M., Hamdi, M. (2016). Cutting force analysis to estimate the friction force in linear guideways of CNC machine. Measurement

Wen, L. S., Philip, K., Ajam, N. (2016). Purification, characterization and mode of action of plantaricin K25 produced by Lactobacillus plantarum. Food Control

Loong, S. K., Mahfodz, N. H., Seri, N., Wali, H. A. M., Abd Gani, S. A., Wong, P. F., AbuBakar, S. (2016). Genetic characterization of commensal Escherichia coli isolated from laboratory rodents. Springerplus

Loong, S. K., Mahfodz, N. H., Wali, H. A. M., Talib, S. A. A., Nasrah, S. N. A., Wong, P. F., Abubakar, S. (2016). Molecular and antimicrobial analyses of non-classical Bordetella isolated from a laboratory mouse. Journal of Veterinary Medical Science

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PASTUER'S QUADRANT FOR FACULTY DEVELOPMENT: EXPLORING THE KNOWLEDGE BASE

DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH PERFORMANCE BIOPOLYMER FROM VEGETABLE OILS

OPTIMIZATION ON ENGINE PERFORMANCE AND BIOFUEL PRODUCTION FROM TROPICAL RESOURCES BLEND WITH WASTE COOKING OIL

PROTEINS RECOVERY TECHNIQUE FROM MICROALGAE

WASTE TO ENERGY : BIOMASS ENERGY RECOVERY

Phylogeny and Biogeographical Distribution of Genus Lariscus sp. (Rodentia:Sciuridae)

A single low dose of intrathecal morphine with fentanyl as a useful adjunct to patient controlled analgesia in patients undergoing lumbar spinal surgery

PROF. DATO' DR. AHMAD HIDAYAT BIN BUANG

Currently is a Professor at Shariah and Law Department, Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Studied at University of Malaya. Received Bachelor of Shariah (Islamic Law) (first class honours) in 1987 from University of Malaya. Later, went to London to receive further training at School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London and obtained LL.M in 1989 and PhD in 1996. Area of specialization is Islamic law of transactions and property, contemporary issues of fatwa and Shariah courts in Malaysia. Has been teaching at the University of Malaya since 1987 both at postgraduate and undergraduate levels. Awarded a number of governmental and international research fund with the accumulative amount of RM600,000. Has successfully supervised more than 30 postgraduate thesis and dissertations. Written and presented more than 50 articles and papers in journals and conference both locally and internationally. Authored and edited six books. Served as consultant and adviser on Shariah matters to several Banks and financial institutions in Malaysia and Singapore. Currently served as Chairman of the Shariah Supervisory Council for Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad (BIMB) and Chairman of Shariah Committee for Takaful Ikhlas Berhad (TIB). Qualified Shariah Legal Counsel in the Federal Territory Shariah Courts. Appointed as visiting lecturer at Religious Department, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand in 2001, awarded as visiting research associate at Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, UK in 2005, visiting fellow at Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London in 2006 and visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA in 2011. Hold various administrative posts at University of Malaya as Head of Shariah and Law Department 1997-1999, Deputy Director for Research and Development, Academy of Islamic Studies 2005-2006 and Director of Academy of Islamic Studies 2006-2011. Involved in curricula development, design and monitoring of Islamic Shariah Higher Degrees at University and national level as Senate Member of the University, member of the national accreditation committee of Malaysia Qualification Agency (MQA) since 2010, auditor and panel assessor for the same agency since 1997. Conferred DSDK by His Majesty the Sultan of Kedah which carries the title Dato' in conjuction of His Highness 88th birthday on 17th January 2016 for excellent and loyal service. Born in 1962 in Kedah and married to Raihanah Abdullah, with four children (three boys and a daughter).

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ASSOCIATE PROF. DR. CHIN AI-VYRN

Associate Professor Dr Chin Ai-Vyrn is a consultant Geriatrician in UMMC and UMSC. He trained in Dublin, Ireland and was the lead Clinical and Research Fellow at Mercer's Institute for Research in Ageing and Lecturer in Gerontology, Trinity College, Dublin prior to returning to Malaysia. Dr Chin has a Doctorate in Medicine from Trinity College, Dublin and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh. He is also is a founder member of the Ageing and Age Associated Disorders Research Group in University Malaya as well as the Malaysian Society of Geriatric Medicine. He remains committed to the development of clinical services, research and education of Geriatric Medicine in Malaysia.

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ASSOCIATE PROF. DR. DURRIYYAH SHARIFAH BINTI HAJI HASAN ADLI

Lead Neuroscience Research Group (NeuroRG) at the University of Malaya, a group of multi-disciplinary based researchers focusing on the Nervous System.  The focus of each research is on fundamental issues with its approach specifically suited to the nature of the research: a) laboratory based researches, eg  comparative neurobiology of non-mammalian nervous system vertebrates,  animal behavioral model for spatial memory,  neurohistological characterization  b) non-laboratory based researches, eg  comparison of issues from Islamic and Neuroscience established perspectives on learning and related factors like sleep for normal and autistic children One of the works being conducted by NeuroRG team is on substances that are encouraged by Islam, e.g. Prophetic substances/ food like Habbatus Sauda and honey.  Specifically, studies are on the effects of consumption on spatial memory, neurohistology of specific brain structures, and their neuroprotective effects.  Also have collaborated researches on the effects of these substances on other physiological systems, e.g. reproductive physiology, wound healing to skin.  Have received grants from government bodies and the University of Malaya for related researches.  Outputs of grants include publications in journals and books, and presentations at local and international scientific meetings.  In addition, have successfully supervised students at both the undergraduate and post-graduate levels (MSc, MPhil, MBiotech, PhD). Teaching include subjects like Histology, Neurobiology and Diseases of the Central Nervous System.

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