Curriculum Vitae

Area of Expertise
  • Colloids and Interface Science (Pickering emulsifier, water-oil emulsion, active agent, cream and gel-based application)
  • Nanomaterials (Bio-based nanostructured materials, Nanocellulose and derivatives)
  • Biomass Conversion Technology (Catalytic conversion of solid and liquid-based biomass)
  • Oleochemistry (Methyl ester, Polyol ester, biolubricant)
  • Energy & Fuels (Biodiesel, Renewable Diesel, Biochar, Biofuels)
  • Catalysis (Heterogeneous catalyst, mixed metal oxides, acid-base catalyst)
    (Course Title),(Level of Study),(Institution),(Academic Session)
  • HQA7012 - BIOMASS ENERGY, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2017/2018 - 2 )
  • HQA7012 - BIOMASS ENERGY, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2016/2017 - 2 )
  • HMX7001 - Research Methodology, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2017/2018 - 1 )
  • HVX8001 - Advanced Research Methodology, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2017/2018 - 1 )
  • HQA7012 - BIOMASS ENERGY, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2018/2019 - 2 )
  • HQA7012 - BIOMASS ENERGY, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2019/2020 - 2 )
  • HQA7012 - BIOENERGY, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2020/2021 - 2 )
    (Title of publication in APA style)
    • Abdullah, Nur Hafawati Binti; Mijan, Nurul Asikin; Taufiq-Yap, Yun Hin; Ong, Hwai Chyuan; Lee, Hwei Voon (2022). Environment-friendly deoxygenation of non-edible Ceiba oil to liquid hydrocarbon biofuel: process parameters and optimization study, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND POLLUTION RESEARCH. (), . doi:10.1007/s11356-022-18508-4
    • Sakti, Satya Candra Wibawa; Indrasari, Nindayu; Wijaya, Rizki Ainuna; Fahmi, Mochamad Zakki; Widati, Alfa Akustia; Lee, Hwei Voon; Fujioka, Takahiro; Nuryono; Chen, Chun-Hu (2022). Diatomaceous earth incorporated floating magnetic beads for oil removal on water, ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION. 25(), . doi:10.1016/j.eti.2021.102120
    • Asikin-Mijan N., AbdulKareem-Alsultan G., Mastuli M.S., Salmiaton A., Azuwa Mohamed M., Lee H.V., Taufiq-Yap Y.H. (2022). Single-step catalytic deoxygenation-cracking of tung oil to bio-jet fuel over CoW/silica-alumina catalysts, Fuel. 325(), . doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2022.124917
    • Zulkepli S., Lee H.V., Rahman N.A., Chuan L.T., Show P.L., Chen W.-H., Juan J.C. (2022). Highly active iron-promoted hexagonal mesoporous silica (HMS) for deoxygenation of triglycerides to green hydrocarbon-like biofuel, Fuel. 308(), . doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2021.121860
    • Why E.S.K., Ong H.C., Lee H.V., Chen W.-H., Asikin-Mijan N., Varman M., Loh W.J. (2022). Single-step catalytic deoxygenation of palm feedstocks for the production of sustainable bio-jet fuel, Energy. 239(), . doi:10.1016/
    • Ng B.Y.S., Ong H.C., Lau H.L.N., Ishak N.S., Elfasakhany A., Lee H.V. (2022). Production of sustainable two-stroke engine biolubricant ester base oil from palm fatty acid distillate, Industrial Crops and Products. 175(), . doi:10.1016/j.indcrop.2021.114224
    Refereed Journals
    • Murtala M.Ambursa, Joon Ching Juan, Y.Yahaya, Y.H. Taufiq-Yap, Yu-Chuan Lin, Hwei Voon Lee, A review on catalytic hydrodeoxygenation of lignin to transportation fuels by using nickel-based catalysts, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 138 (2021) 110667 (WoS)
    • Cheryl-Low, Y. L., San Kong, P., & Lee, H. V. Environmentally adapted bio-oil compounds-derived polyolesters synthesis: Optimization and properties of base fluids. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 407 (2021)12365. (WoS)
    • Hassan, S. H., Velayutham, T. S., Chen, Y. W., & Lee, H. V. (2021). TEMPO-oxidized nanocellulose films derived from coconut residues: Physicochemical, mechanical and electrical properties. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 180, 392-402. doi: (WoS)
    • Sazeli, Syabilah, Amit R. Nath, Mohd Hafiz Ahmad, N. W. M. Zulkifli, Mohd Rafie Johan, Wageeh A. Yehye, and Lee Hwei Voon. (2021). Semicarbazide and thiosemicarbazide containing butylated hydroxytoluene moiety: new potential antioxidant additives for synthetic lubricating oil. RSC Advances 11,, 7138-7145. (WoS)
    • Ooi, H. K., Koh, X. N., Ong, H. C., Lee, H. V., Mastuli, M. S., Taufiq-Yap, Y. H., & Asikin Mijan, N. (2021). Progress on Modified Calcium Oxide Derived Waste-Shell Catalysts for Biodiesel Production. Catalysts, 11(2), 194. (WoS)
    • HC Ong, YW Tiong, BHH Goh, YY Gan, M. Mofijur, IMR Fattah, CT Chong, Md Asraful Alam, HV Lee, TMI Mahlia, (2021). Recent advances in biodiesel production from agricultural products and microalgae using ionic liquids: Opportunities and challenges, Energy Conversion and Management, 228, 113647. (WoS)
    • Why, E. S. K., Ong, H. C., Lee, H. V., Chen, W. H., Asikin-Mijan, N., & Varman, M. (2021). Conversion of bio-jet fuel from palm kernel oil and its blending effect with jet A-1 fuel. Energy Conversion and Management, 243, 114311.
    • Tzeng, Y.Z., Chang, C.J., Yang, M.C., Tsai, M.J., Teramura, K., Tanaka, T., Lee, H.V., Juan, J.C., Wu, J.Y. and Lin, Y.C., 2021. Zn-based metal organic frameworks as sacrificial agents for the synthesis of Zn/ZSM-5 catalysts and their applications in the aromatization of methanol. Catalysis Today, 375, pp.70-78.
    • Sakti, S. C. W., Laily, R. N., Aliyah, S., Indrasari, N., Fahmi, M. Z., Voon, L. H., ... & Tanaka, S. (2020). Re-collectable and recyclable epichlorohydrin-crosslinked humic acid with spinel cobalt ferrite core for simple magnetic removal of cationic triarylmethane dyes in polluted water. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 8, 104004. (WoS)
    • Abidin, S. N. Z., Lee, H. V., Asikin-Mijan, N., Juan, J. C., Abd Rahman, N., Mastuli, M. S., San Kong, P. (2020). Ni, Zn and Fe hydrotalcite-like catalysts for catalytic biomass compound into green biofuel. Pure and Applied Chemistry, 92(4), 587-600. (WoS)
    • Abdulkareem-Alsultan, G., Asikin-Mijan, N., Mustafa-Alsultan, G., Lee, H. V., Wilson, K., & Taufiq-Yap, Y. H. (2020). Efficient deoxygenation of waste cooking oil over Co 3 O 4 La 2 O 3-doped activated carbon for the production of diesel-like fuel. RSC Advances, 10(9), 4996-5009. (WoS)
    • Iqbal, A., Tan, K. H., Shaari, U. S., Ahmad, N. I. N. B., Adam, F., Lee, H. V., & Abd Malik, M. F. I. (2020). Friedel Crafts benzylation of toluene catalyzed by ZnCl 2/SiO 2 heterogeneous catalyst to para-and ortho-mono-benzylated toluene. Journal of the Iranian Chemical Society, 1-12. (WoS)
    • Oi, L. E., Choo, M. Y., Lee, H. V., Taufiq-Yap, Y. H., Cheng, C. K., & Juan, J. C. (2020). Catalytic deoxygenation of triolein to green fuel over mesoporous TiO2 aided by in situ hydrogen production. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 45(20), 11605-11614. (WoS)
    • Chen, Y. W., & Lee, H. V. (2020). Recent progress in homogeneous Lewis acid catalysts for the transformation of hemicellulose and cellulose into valuable chemicals, fuels, and nanocellulose. Reviews in Chemical Engineering, 36(2), 215-235. (WoS)
    • Duolikun, T., Ghazali, N., Leo, B. F., Lee, H. V., Lai, C. W., & Johan, M. R. B. (2020). Asymmetric Cellulosic Membranes: Current and Future Aspects. Symmetry, 12(7), 1160. (WoS)
    • Asikin-Mijan, N., Rosman, N. A., AbdulKareem-Alsultan, G., Mastuli, M. S., Lee, H. V., Nabihah-Fauzi, N., ... & Taufiq-Yap, Y. H. (2020). Production of renewable diesel from Jatropha curcas oil via pyrolytic-deoxygenation over various multi-wall carbon nanotube-based catalysts. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 142, 336-349. (WoS)
    • Fahmi, M. Z., Wibowo, D. L. N., Sakti, S. C. W., & Lee, H. V. (2020). Human serum albumin capsulated hydrophobic carbon nanodots as staining agent on HeLa tumor cell. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 239, 122266. (WoS)
    • Asikin-Mijan, N., Ooi, J. M., AbdulKareem-Alsultan, G., Lee, H. V., Mastuli, M. S., Mansir, N., Taufiq-Yap, Y. H. (2020). Free-H2 deoxygenation of Jatropha curcas oil into cleaner diesel-grade biofuel over coconut residue-derived activated carbon catalyst. Journal of Cleaner Production, 249, 119381. (WoS)
    • Duolikun, T., Thiruchelvi, P., Nurul, I.N., You, C.W., Jahangir, K., Nuihidayatullaili, M.J., Hwei, V.L., Leo, B.F., Mohd, R.J. (2019). Synthesis, characterization and cytotoxicity studies of nanocrystalline cellulose from the production waste of rubber-wood and kenaf-bast fibers, European Polymer J. 116, 352-360 (WoS)
    • Ooi, XY; Oi, LE; Choo, MY; Ong, HC; Lee, HV; Show, PL; Lin, YC; Juan, JC (2019). Efficient deoxygenation of triglycerides to hydrocarbon-biofuel over mesoporous Al2O3-TiO2 catalyst. Fuel Processing Technology, 194, 106120 (WoS)
    • Abdulkareem-Alsultan, G., Asikin-Mijan, N., Lee, H. V., Rashid, U., Islam, A., & Taufiq-Yap, Y. H. (2019). A Review on Thermal Conversion of Plant Oil (Edible and Inedible) into Green Fuel Using Carbon-Based Nanocatalyst. Catalysts, 9(4), 350. (WoS)
    • Chen, Y. W., Hasanulbasori, M. A., Chiat, P. F., & Lee, H. V. (2019). Pyrus pyrifolia fruit peel as sustainable source for spherical and porous network based nanocellulose synthesis via one-pot hydrolysis system. International journal of biological macromolecules, 123, 1305-1319. (WoS)
    • Ambursa, M. M., Voon, L. H., Ching, J. J., Yahaya, Y., & Appaturi, J. N. (2019). Catalytic hydrodeoxygenation of dibenzofuran to fuel graded molecule over mesoporous supported bimetallic catalysts. Fuel, 236, 236-243. (WoS)
    • Yahya, M., Chen, Y. W., Lee, H. V., Hock, C. C., & Hassan, W. H. W. (2019). A New Protocol for Efficient and High Yield Preparation of Nanocellulose from Elaeis guineensis Biomass: A Response Surface Methodology (RSM) Study. Journal of Polymers and the Environment, 1-25 (WoS)
    • Abidin, S. N. Z., Lee, H. V., Juan, J. C., Rahman, N. A., & Taufiq-Yap, Y. H. (2019). Production of green biofuel by using a goat manure supported Ni Al hydrotalcite catalysed deoxygenation process. RSC Advances, 9(3), 1642-1652. (WoS)
    • Abdulkareem-Alsultan, G., Asikin-Mijan, N., Mansir, N., Lee, H. V., Zainal, Z., Islam, A., & Taufiq-Yap, Y. H. (2019). Pyro-lytic de-oxygenation of waste cooking oil for green diesel production over Ag2O3-La2O3/AC nano-catalyst. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 137, 171-184. (WoS)
    • Chen, Y. Y., Chang, C. J., Lee, H. V., Juan, J. C., & Lin, Y. C. (2019). Gallium-immobilized carbon nanotubes as solid templates for the synthesis of hierarchical Ga/ZSM-5 in methanol aromatization. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 58, 19, 7948-7956 (WoS)
    • Hossain, M. A., Low, C. Y. L., Sheikh, C. M., Juan, J. C., & Lee, H. V. (2019). Synthesis, X-ray diffraction studies, thermal behavior and catalytic investigation of Cu (II) complexes for levulinic acid-based polyol esters. Journal of Molecular Structure, 1175, 566-576. (WoS)
    • S.H. Hassan, Lee Hwei Voon, T.S. Velayutham, Lindong Zhai, Hyun Chan Kim and Jaehwan Kim (2018), Review of Cellulose Smart Material: Biomass Conversion Process and Progress on Cellulose-Based Electroactive Paper, Journal of Renewable Material, 6, 1-25 (WoS)
    • Zulkepli S., Juan J.C., Lee H.V., Rahman N.S.A., Show P.L., Ng E.P. (2018). Modified mesoporous HMS supported Ni for deoxygenation of triolein into hydrocarbon-biofuel production. Energy Conversion and Management, 165, 495-508. (WoS)
    • Chen, Y. W., & Lee, H. V. (2018). Revalorization of selected municipal solid wastes as new precursors of green nanocellulose via a novel one-pot isolation system: a source perspective. International journal of biological macromolecules, 107, 78-92. (WoS)
    • Asikin-Mijan, N., Lee, H. V., Juan, J. C., Noorsaadah, A. R., Ong, H. C., Razali, S. M., & Taufiq-Yap, Y. H. (2018). Promoting deoxygenation of triglycerides via Co-Ca loaded SiO2-Al2O3 catalyst. Applied Catalysis A: General, 552, 38-48. (WoS)
    • Asikin-Mijan, N., Lee, H. V., Marliza, T. S., & Taufiq-Yap, Y. H. (2018). Pyrolytic-deoxygenation of triglycerides model compound and non-edible oil to hydrocarbons over SiO2-Al2O3 supported NiO-CaO catalysts. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 129, 221-230. (WoS)
    • Yahya, M., Chen, Y. W., Lee, H. V., & Hassan, W. H. W. (2018). Reuse of selected lignocellulosic and processed biomasses as sustainable sources for the fabrication of nanocellulose via Ni (II)-catalyzed hydrolysis approach: a comparative study. Journal of Polymers and the Environment, 26(7), 2825-2844. (WoS)
    • Hossain, M. A., Lian, C. L. Y., Islam, M. A. A. A., Sheikh, M. C., Ching, J. J., & Voon, L. H. (2018). Alumina-Supported Cu (II), Co (II), and Fe (II) Complexes as Catalyst for Esterification of Biomass-derived Levulinic Acid with Trimethylolpropane (TMP) and Pentaerythritol (PE) and Upgrading via Hydrogenation. BioResources, 13(3), 5512-5533. (WoS)
    • Hossain, M. A., Iqbal, M. A. M., Julkapli, N. M., San Kong, P., Ching, J. J., & Lee, H. V. (2018). Development of catalyst complexes for upgrading biomass into ester-based biolubricants for automotive applications: a review. RSC Advances, 8(10), 5559-5577. (WoS)
    • Asikin-Mijan, N., Lee, H., Taufiq-Yap, Y., Abdulkrem-Alsultan, G., Mastuli, M., & Ong, H. C. (2017). Optimization study of SiO 2-Al 2 O 3 supported bifunctional acid base NiO-CaO for renewable fuel production using response surface methodology. Energy Conversion and Management, 141, 325-338. (WoS)
    • Asikin-Mijan, N., Lee, H. V., Abdulkareem-Alsultan, G., Afandi, A., Taufiq-Yap, Y. H. (2017). Production of green diesel via cleaner catalytic deoxygenation of Jatropha curcas oil. Journal of Cleaner Production. 167, 1048-1059 (WoS)
    • Hamid, S. A., Ambursa, M. M., Sudarsanam, P., Hwei Voon Lee, & Bhargava, S. K. (2017). Effect of Ti loading on structure-activity properties of Cu-Ni/Ti-MCM-41 catalysts in hydrodeoxygenation of guaiacol. Catalysis Communications, 94, 18-22. (WoS)
    • Cheryl-Low Y. L., Lee, Hwei Voon, & Sharifah Abd Hamid, (2017). Catalytic upgrading of bio oil model compound into polyol ester via green alginate catalyzed esterification reaction. Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 111, 160-169. (WoS)
    • Chen, Y. W., Lee, H. V., & Hamid, S. B. A. (2017). Facile production of nanostructured cellulose from Elaeis guineensis empty fruit bunch via one pot oxidative-hydrolysis isolation approach. Carbohydrate polymers, 157, 1511-1524. (WoS)
    • Ambursa, M. M., Sudarsanam, P., H.V. Lee, Hamid, S. B. A., & Bhargava, S. K. (2017). Bimetallic Cu-Ni catalysts supported on MCM-41 and Ti-MCM-41 porous materials for hydrodeoxygenation of lignin model compound into transportation fuels. Fuel Processing Technology, 162, 87-97. (WoS)
    • Asikin-Mijan, N., Lee, H., Juan, J., Noorsaadah, A., & Taufiq-Yap, Y. (2017). Catalytic deoxygenation of triglycerides to green diesel over modified CaO-based catalysts. RSC Advances, 7(73), 46445-46460. (WoS)
    • Chen, Y. W., Tan, T. H., Lee, H. V., & Abd Hamid, S. B. (2017). Easy Fabrication of Highly Thermal-Stable Cellulose Nanocrystals Using Cr (NO3) 3 Catalytic Hydrolysis System: A Feasibility Study from Macro-to Nano-Dimensions. Materials, 10(1), 42. (WoS)
    • Chen, Y. W., Lee, H. V., & Hamid, S. B. A. (2017). Investigation of optimal conditions for production of highly crystalline nanocellulose with increased yield via novel Cr (III)-catalyzed hydrolysis: Response surface methodology. Carbohydrate Polymers, 178, 57-68. (WoS)
    • Alsultan, G. A., Asikin-Mijan, N., Lee, H. V., Albazzaz, A. S., & Taufiq-Yap, Y. H. (2017). Deoxygenation of waste cooking to renewable diesel over walnut shell-derived nanorode activated carbon supported CaO-La2O3 catalyst. Energy Conversion and Management, 151, 311-323. (WoS)
    • H.H. Mardhiah, H.C. Ong, H.H. Masjuki, S. Lim, H.V. Lee, A review on latest developments and future prospects of heterogeneous catalyst in biodiesel production from non-edible oils, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 67 (2017) 1225-1236. (WoS)
    • N. Asikin-Mijan, H.V. Lee, Y.H.Taufiq-Yap, J.C. Juan and N.A. Rahman (2016). Pyrolytic-Deoxygenation of Triglyceride via Natural Waste Shell Derived Ca(OH)2 Nanocatalyst, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 117, 46-55 (WoS)
    • Y.W. Chen, H.V. Lee, J.C. Juan, S.-M. Phang (2016). Production of new cellulose nanomaterial from red algae marine biomass Gelidium elegans, Carbohydrate Polymers, 151, 1210-1219. (WoS)
    • L.E. Oi, M.Y. Choo, H.V. Lee, H.C. Ong, S.B.A. Hamid, J.C. Juan. Recent advances of titanium dioxide (TiO2) for green organic synthesis. RSC Advances. 6 (2016) 108741-54. (WoS)
    • N. Asikin-Mijan, H.V. Lee, J.C. Juan, A.R. Noorsaadah, G. Abdulkareem-Alsultan, M. Arumugam, Y.H. Taufiq-Yap (2016) Waste clamshell-derived CaO supported Co and W catalysts for renewable fuels production via cracking-deoxygenation of triolein, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis. 120, 110-120. (WoS)
    • M.M. Ambursa, T.H. Ali, H.V. Lee, P. Sudarsanam, S.K. Bhargava, S.B.A. Hamid. Hydrodeoxygenation of dibenzofuran to bicyclic hydrocarbons using bimetallic Cu Ni catalysts supported on metal oxides. Fuel. 180 (2016) 767-76. (WoS)
    • G. Abdulkareem-Alsultan, N. Asikin-Mijan, H.V. Lee, Y.H. Taufiq-Yap (2016) A new route for the synthesis of La-Ca oxide supported on nano activated carbon via vacuum impregnation method for one pot esterification-transesterification reaction, Chemical Engineering Journal, 304, 61-71. (WoS)
    • Y.W. Chen, H.V. Lee, S.B.A. Hamid.(2016) A Response Surface Methodology Study: Effects of Trivalent Cr3+ Metal Ion-Catalyzed Hydrolysis on Nanocellulose Crystallinity and Yield, BioResources, 11, 4645-4662. (WoS)
    • N. Asikin-Mijan, H.V. Lee, Y.H. Taufiq-Yap, J.C. Juan, N.A. Rahman. Pyrolytic deoxygenation of triglyceride via natural waste shell derived Ca(OH)2 nanocatalyst. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis. 117 (2016) 46-55. (WoS)
    • Mazlita Y., H.V. Lee and S.B.A. Hamid, Preparation of cellulose nanocrystals bio-polymer from agro-industrial wastes: separation and characterization, Polymers & Polymer Composites, 2016, 24(9) 717-726. (WoS)
    • P.S. Kong, M.K. Aroua, W.M.A.W. Daud, H.V. lee, P. Cognet, Y. Peres-Lucchese. (2016) Catalytic Role of Solid Acid Catalysts in Glycerol Acetylation for the Production of Bio-additive: A Review, RSC Advances, 6, 68885-68905. (WoS)
    • You Wei Chen, Hwei Voon Lee, and Sharifah Bee Abd Hamid (2016) Preparation of Nanostructured Cellulose via Cr(III)- and Mn(II)-Transition Metal Salt Catalyzed Acid Hydrolysis Approach, BioResources, 11(3), 7224-7241. (WoS)
    • H.V. Lee, J.C. Juan, T.-Y. Yun Hin, H.C. Ong. Environment-Friendly Heterogeneous Alkaline-Based Mixed Metal Oxide Catalysts for Biodiesel Production. Energies. 9 (2016) 611. (WoS)
    • Pyrolytic-deoxygenation of triglyceride via natural waste shell derived Ca(OH)(2) nanocatalyst, Asikin-Mijan, N ; Lee, HV ; Taufiq-Yap, YH; Juan, JC; Rahman, NA, J. of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 2016, 117, 46-55 (WoS)
    • Gbadamasi, S., Ali, T. H., Lee H.V., Atta, A. Y., Sudarsanam, P., Bhargava, S. K., & Hamid, S. B. A. (2016). Promising Ni/Al-SBA-15 catalysts for hydrodeoxygenation of dibenzofuran into fuel grade hydrocarbons: synergetic effect of Ni and Al-SBA-15 support. RSC Advances, 6(31), 25992-26002. (WoS)
    • Y.W. Chen, H.V. Lee, S.B. Abd Hamid. (2016) Preparation and Characterization of Cellulose Crystallites via Fe (III)-, Co (II)-and Ni (II)-Assisted Dilute Sulfuric Acid Catalyzed Hydrolysis Process, in: Journal of Nano Research, Trans Tech Publ, pp. 96-109. (WoS)
    • H.V. Lee, Y.H. Taufiq-Yap. (2015). Optimization study of binary metal oxides catalyzed transesterification system for biodiesel production, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 94, 430. (WoS)
    • N. Asikin-Mijan, Y.H. Taufiq-Yap, H.V. Lee. Synthesis of clamshell derived Ca(OH)2 nano-particles via simple surfactant-hydration treatment. Chemical Engineering Journal. 262 (2015) 1043-1051. (WoS)
    • Yahya, M., Lee, H. V., and Abd Hamid, S. B. (2015). Preparation of nanocellulose via transition metal salt- catalyzed hydrolysis pathway. BioResource 10 (4) 7627-7639 (WoS)
    • Mazlita, Y, H.V. Lee, S.B.A. Hamid (2015), Chemical Conversion of Palm-based Lignocellulosic Biomass to Nano- Cellulose: Review, Polymer Research Journal, 9(4), 1-22. (SCOPUS)
    • H.V. Lee and Y.H. Taufiq-Yap, Preparation and application of binary acid base CaO-La2O3 catalyst for biodiesel production, Renewable Energy, 74 (2015) 124- 132. (WoS)
    • H.V. Lee, J.C. Juan, Y.H. Taufiq-Yap, P.S. Kong, N.A. Rahman, Advancement in heterogeneous base catalyzed technology: An efficient production of biodiesel fuels, Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, 7 (2015) 032701. (WoS)
    • N. Asikin-Mijan, H.V. Lee, Y.H. Taufiq-Yap, Synthesis and catalytic activity of hydration dehydration treated clamshell derived CaO for biodiesel production, Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 102 (2015) 368-377. (WoS)
    • K.L. Theam, A. Islam, H.V. Lee, Y.H. Taufiq-Yap, Sucrose- derived catalytic biodiesel synthesis from low cost palm fatty acid distillate, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 95 (2015) 126-135. (WoS)
    • Y.L. Cheryl-Low, K.L. Theam, H.V. Lee, Alginate- derived solid acid catalyst for esterification of low- cost palm fatty acid distillate, Energy Conversion and Management, 106 (2015) 932-940. (WoS)
    • Lee, H.V., Juan, J.C., Abdullah, N.F.B., Taufiq-Yap, Y.H., (2014). Heterogeneous base catalysts for edible palm and non-edible Jatropha-based biodiesel production. Chemistry Central Journal 8, 1-9. (WoS)
    • H.V. Lee, S.B.A. Hamid, S.K. Zain, Conversion of Lignocellulosic Biomass to Nanocellulose: Structure and Chemical Process, The Scientific World Journal, Article ID 631013 (2014). (WoS)
    • Alhassan, F. H.; Yunus, R.; Rashid, U.; Sirat, K.; Islam, A.; Lee, H. V.; Taufiq-Yap, Y. H., Production of biodiesel from mixed waste vegetable oils using Ferric hydrogen sulphate as an effective reusable heterogeneous solid acid catalyst. Applied Catalysis A: General 2013, 456, 182-187. (WoS)
    • Lee, H. V.; Taufiq-Yap, Y. H.; Hussein, M. Z.; Yunus, R., Transesterification of jatropha oil with methanol over Mg Zn mixed metal oxide catalysts. Energy 2013, 49, 12- 18. (WoS)
    • Taufiq-Yap, Y.H. ; Lee, H.V.; Lau, P.L., Transesterification of jatropha curcas oil to biodiesel by using short necked clam (orbicularia orbiculata) shell derived catalyst. Energy, Exploration & Exploitation 2012, 30 (5), 853-866. (SCOPUS)
    • Taufiq-Yap, Y.; Lee, H.V., Wong, Y.C., Theam, K.L., Tan, W.J., Effect of Different Calcination Duration on Physicochemical Properties of Vanadium Phosphate Catalysts. E-Journal of Chemistry 2012, 9, 1440-1448. (SCOPUS)
    • Lee, H. V.; Yunus, R.; Juan, J. C.; Taufiq-Yap, Y. H., Process optimization design for jatropha-based biodiesel production using response surface methodology. Fuel Processing Technology 2011, 92 (12), 2420-2428. (WoS)
    • Taufiq-Yap, Y. H.; Lee, H. V.; Yunus, R.; Juan, J. C., Transesterification of non-edible Jatropha curcas oil to biodiesel using binary Ca Mg mixed oxide catalyst: Effect of stoichiometric composition. Chemical Engineering Journal 2011, 178 (0), 342-347. (WoS)
    • Taufiq-Yap, Y. H.; Lee, H. V.; Hussein, M. Z.; Yunus, R., Calcium-based mixed oxide catalysts for methanolysis of Jatropha curcas oil to biodiesel. Biomass and Bioenergy 2011, 35, 827-834. (WoS)
    Book Chapter
    • Abdulkareem-Alsultan G., Asikin-Mijan N., Lee H.V., Taufiq-Yap Y.H. (2020) Biofuels: Past, Present, Future. In: Gupta A., De A., Aggarwal S., Kushari A., Runchal A. (eds) Innovations in Sustainable Energy and Cleaner Environment. Green Energy and Technology (pp. 489-504) Springer, Singapore, ISBN 978-981-13-9011-1
    • Min-Yee Choo, Lee Eng Oi, Tau Chuan Ling, Eng-Poh Ng, Hwei Voon Lee, Joon Ching Juan (2020) Chapter 10 - Conversion of Microalgae Biomass to Biofuels, Microalgae Cultivation for Biofuels Production, Academic Press, Elsevier, Pages 149-161, ISBN 9780128175361
    • Julkapli, N. B. M., Chen, Y. W., & Lee, H. V. (2019). Cellulose and Nanocellulose Derivatives from Lignocellulosic Biomass in Nanocomposite Applications. Hybrid Nanocomposites: Fundamentals, Synthesis, and Applications, 247, ISBN 9789814800341.
    • Tan, T. H., Lee, H. V., Dabdawb, W. A. Y., & Hamid, S. B. B. O. A. (2019). A review of nanocellulose in the drug-delivery system. In Materials for Biomedical Engineering (pp. 131-164). Elsevier, ISBN 978-0-12-816913-1.
    • Chen, Y. W., Binti Hassan, S. H., Yahya, M., & Lee, H. V. (2019). Novel superabsorbent cellulose-based hydrogels: present status, synthesis, characterization, and application prospects. Cellulose-Based Superabsorbent Hydrogels, 155-195, Springer, ISBN 978-3-319-76573-0
    • Oi, L. E., Choo, M. Y., Lee, H. V., Rahman, N. A., & Juan, J. C. (2019). Chapter 9 - Mesoporous and other types of catalysts for conversion of non-edible oil to biogasoline via deoxygenation. In Sustainable Bioenergy (pp. 257-281). Elsevier, ISBN 978-0-12-817654-2
    • Hwei Voon Lee, Joon Ching Juan. 2016, Nanocatalysis for the conversion of non-edible biomass to biogasoline via deoxygenation reaction, Chapter 13, In: Mahendra Rai and Silvio Silv rio da Silva (Eds.), Nanotechnology Solutions for Bioenergy and Biofuel production, Springer.
    • Y. H. Taufiq-Yap, M. Arumugan, N. Asikin- Mijan, H.V. Lee and J.C. Juan, 2015, Catalytic Hydrodeoxygenation Vegetable Oil to Green Diesel, Chapter 5 p.p. 107-146, In: A.K. Agarwal, S.K. Aggarwal, A.K. Gupta, A. Kushari, and A. Pandey (Eds.) Energy, Combustion & Propulsion: New Perspectives, Ane Books, India.
    • Taufiq-Yap, Y. H.; Lee, H. V., Higher Grade Biodiesel Production by Using Solid Heterogeneous Catalysts. In Advances in Biofuels, Pogaku, R.; Sarbatly, R. H., Eds. Springer US: 2013; pp 153-17
    (Project title),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
    Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
  • Mechanisms of Novel Bifunctional Transition Metals on Al-MCM-41 Catalysts for Bio-oil Upgrading to Bio-fuel via Hydrodeoxygenation., Consultant, 2013 - 2016 (National)
  • The Influence Of Novel Mesoporous Alumina-titania Supported With Bifunctional Transition Metal For Green Hydrocarbon Via Hydrodeoxygenation, Co-Researcher, 14/08/2017 to 14/08/2021, Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi (KPT) (Government)
  • Fundamental study on mechanistic behaviour of nano-CaO in the selective deoxygenation of bio oil: effect of geometric features and basicity, Principal Investigator(PI), 01/12/2013 to 30/11/2015, Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi (KPT) (Government)
  • Others MOHE - Top 100 (IIRG)-IISS
  • Upgrading Of Local Municipal Solid Waste (msw) Into Refuse-derived Fuel (rdf) As Co-processing Fuel In Cement Industry, Principal Investigator(PI), 07/12/2020 to 06/06/2023, Research University (Government)
  • Prototype Research Grant Scheme (PRGS)
  • Method Of One-pot Oxidative-hydrolysis Process For Up-scaling Cellulose Nanocrystallites, Principal Investigator(PI), 01/09/2020 to 28/02/2023, Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi (KPT) (Government)
  • International Funding
  • Catalytic Deoxygenation Of Biomass-derived Oil Into Biofuels And Biochemicals, Principal Investigator(PI), 01/06/2020 to 31/05/2022, Asian Universities Alliance (International)
  • Development Of Novel Shortening Substitute By Using Spherical Ncc (sp-ncc), Principal Investigator(PI), 27/03/2017 to 31/03/2019, Ajinomoto Co. Inc (Japan) (International)
  • RU Geran
  • Multifunctional Oxide Catalysts To Produce Renewable Chemicals From Ethanol, Principal Investigator(PI), 01/09/2019 to 28/02/2021, Research University (Government)
  • Photocatalysis Of Native And Modified Mesoporous Titania, Co-Researcher, 01/01/2019 to 31/12/2019, Research University (Government)
  • Catalytic Transformation Of Biomass Into Biochemicals, Principal Investigator(PI), 01/01/2019 to 31/12/2020, Research University (Government)
  • Facile Production Of Nanostructured Cellulose From Lignocellulosic Biomass, Principal Investigator(PI), 03/08/2017 to 02/02/2019, Research University (Government)
  • Pyrolytic - Deoxygenation Of Triglyceride Via Natural Waste Shell Derived Catalysts, Principal Investigator(PI), 03/08/2017 to 02/02/2019, Research University (Government)
  • RU Geran - UMCIC
  • Bifunctional Catalyst Derived Carbon For Effective Green-diesel & Gasolin Production, Principal Investigator(PI), 04/02/2019 to 30/11/2019, Research University (Government)
  • Scale Up Of Cellulose Nanomaterial From Marine Algae, Principal Investigator(PI), 13/07/2018 to 15/05/2019, Research University (Government)
  • Private Funding
  • Nanocellulose-non-toxic-based Pickering Emulsifier, Principal Investigator(PI), 11/10/2018 to 10/04/2023, Mybiomass Sdn. Bhd. (Private)
  • MOSTI-Science Fund
  • One Step Oxidative-depolymerisation Of Lignocellulosic Biomass For Production Of Nanocrystalline Cellulose Using Chemical Catalyst, Principal Investigator(PI), 01/02/2015 to 08/09/2017, MOSTI - ScienceFund (Government)
  • Grand Challenge - AET (Innovative Technology (ITRC))
  • Catalyst Assisted Upgradin Proses For Ester Base Oil , Principal Investigator(PI), 29/09/2014 to 08/12/2020, Research University (Government)
  • Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG Programme) - AET (Innovative Technology (ITRC))
  • Solid Base Nanocatalyst For Selective Decarboxylation Of Non-edible Oils To Green Renewable Fuels , Principal Investigator(PI), 21/08/2014 to 20/02/2018, Research University (Government)
    Postgraduate Student
    (Title of Thesis),(Name of Candidates),(Institution),(Academic Level)
    • Cellulose Nanocrystals as a Nanostructure-based Drug Delivery System for Cancer Treatment, Tan Thean Heng, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Synthesis of Butylated Hydroxytoluene Derivatives As Potential Lubricating Oil Antioxidants, SYABILAH BINTI SAZELI, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • BIOLUBRICANT, BRANDON, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Production Of Green Biofuel By Hydrotreatment Of Bio-Oil Over Ni-Fe Supported On Mesoporous Silica Catalysts, Suraya Bt Zulkepli, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Production of Nanocellulose from Coconut Shells via Oxidation Treatment: Performance of Electro-Active Paper, SITI HAJJAR BINTI HASSAN, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Development of Hydrotalcite-Based Catalysts for Renewable Diesel Production via Deoxygenation Reaction, Shajaratun Nur Binti Zdainal Abidin, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • hydrothermal carbonization of local municipal solid wastes to solid refuse fuel as co-processing fuel in cement industry, Gertruth Tihin, University of Malaya (MASTER)
    • Hydrodeoxygenation of non edible oil to fuel via mesoporous catalyst,, Oi Lee Eng, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Isolation and Characterization of Nanocrystalline Cellulose from Oil Palm Biomass Via Chemical-Catalyzed Pathways, Chen You Wei, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Production of Renewable Hydrocarbon Fuel via Catalytic Deoxygenation Reaction, OOI XIAN YIH, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Synthesis. Characterization and Activity Evaluation of Solid Base Catalyst for Biodiesel Production, Murtala Maidamma Ambursa, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Production of Nanocellulose from Lignocellulosic Biomass via Chemical Route, Mazlita Binti Yahya, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Development of Heterogeneous Acid-Base Catalysts for Deoxygenation Reaction in Biofuel Production, Nurul Asikin Bt Mijan, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Catalytic Upgrading Of Bio-Oil For Lubricant Base Oil Production, Cheryl Low Yi Lian, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    (Product Name),(Type),(Level)
    • Cellulose Nanomaterial and Method For Obtaining Thereof, Patent (National)
    • Photoreactor Design for the Treatment of Fluid, Patent (National)
    • Photocatalytic Gas Conversoin Reactor, Patent (National)
    • A Method of Producing Biodiesel Using Heterogeneous Catalytic System, Patent (International)
    Academic/Professional Services
  • External Examiner for MSc Thesis of Universiti Putra Malaysia: Biodiesel Production From Used Cooking Oil Using Biochar as Support with Bimetallic Acid Catalyst via Transesterification, 02/09/2022 to 03/10/2022, National, (External Examiner)
  • Internal Examiner for MSc Thesis of Universiti Malaya: Natural Rubber Latex Film In The Presence of Biocompatible Palm Oil-Based Polymeric Surfactants, 01/06/2022 to 15/08/2022, University, (Internal Examiner)
  • External Examiner for MSc Thesis of Universiti Putra Malaysia: Catalytic Ketonization of Palmitic Acid over a Series of Transition Metal Oxides Supported on Zirconia Oxide-based Catalysts, 31/03/2022 to 07/06/2022, National, (External Examiner)
  • Catalytic Upgrading of Palm-based Residues to Valuable Products, Page 8, Issue 19, IChemE POPSIG Newsletter, 01/01/2022 to 31/03/2022, International, (Panelist/Moderator)
  • Visiting fellow, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universitas Airlangga, 28/09/2021 to 28/03/2022, International, (Research Fellow/Associate)
  • Taskforce member for national energy policy 2040: Feasibility Study on Biomass to Energy (BTE), 15/09/2021 to 31/03/2022, National, (Resource Person)
  • External examiner for MSc thesis of Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP): Aqueous Phase Reforming of Sorbitol Over Sonosynthesized Nickel-based Catalyst for Liquid Value-Added Chemicals Production, 08/09/2021 to 03/11/2021, National, (External Examiner)
  • Evaluator for Presentation Awards in 1 st Malaysia International Conference on Nanotechnology and Catalysis 2021, 01/09/2021 to 03/09/2021, National, (External Evaluator)
  • Session Chair in 1st Malaysia International Conference on Nanotechnology and Catalysis 2021, 01/09/2021 to 03/09/2021, National, (Panelist/Moderator)
  • External examiner for MSc thesis of Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS): Tuning the Structural Properties of TiO2 by Mo Doping for Efficient Photocatalytic Degradation of Methyl Orange, 06/05/2021 to 28/07/2021, National, (External Examiner)
  • External examiner for MSc thesis of Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM): Catalytic ketonization of higher carboxylic acid of palmitic acid and lauric acid over modified lanthanum supported on zirconia in formulation polyalphaolefins, 25/03/2021 to 16/05/2021, National, (External Examiner)
  • Internal Examiner for PhD Thesis of Universiti Malaya: Synthesis of Starch-based Bioplastics Reinforced with Lignocellulosic Fibers, 10/03/2021 to 18/05/2021, University, (Internal Examiner)
  • Assessor of Muhammad Luqman Hakim Bin Hashim (HHC140021) in Seminar For PhD Candidature Defence, 26 Feb 2021, 26/02/2021 to 26/02/2021, University, (Internal Assessor)
  • External examiner for MSc thesis of Universiti Teknologi MARA: Sugarcane Bagasse Ash Supported Calcium Oxide as Basic Heterogeneous Catalyst in Biodiesel Production., 11/12/2020 to 24/02/2021, National, (External Examiner)
  • Academic/Technical Contribution
  • Committee member for The Kuala Lumpur Engineering Science Fair (KLESF) 2019, MINES International Exhibition and Convention Centre (MIECC) Jalan Dulang, MINES Resort City, Seri Kembangan, Selangor (National) 01/11/2019 to 03/11/2019., Institut Kimia Malaysia (IKM), 2019 - 2019 (Committee Member)
  • Organizing committee, Karnival Kimia Malaysia (K2M) 2019, 18 July 2019, National Science Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia , Institut Kimia Malaysia (IKM), 2019 - 2019 (Committee Member)
  • The Malaysia Local Chapter of the Controlled Release Society Inc. (MyCRS): Academia Networking Day & Annual General Meeting, 8th August 2017, CRS Malaysia Local Chapter, 2017 -  (Poster)
  • Symposium on Sustainable Development 2017 (SSD2017), 20-21 April 2017,, Research Management & Innovation Complex, Univeristy of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur., 2017 -  (Project Leader)
  • Invited speaker for Symposium on Renewable Energy Research between NANOCAT and Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), 17th March 2017, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), 2017 -  (Invited Speaker)
  • Poster Judge, The 29 Malaysian Analytical Chemistry Symposium (SKAM29), Malaysian Analytical Sciences Society (ANALIS), Malaysian Analytical Sciences Society (ANALIS) , 2016 -  (Poster Judge)
  • Editorial board member, Bio-Inspired Nanotechnology; Publisher: Publishing House of Sciences, Publishing House of Sciences , 2015 - 2015 (Committee Member)
  • Short Course on Nanotechnology, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology for Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Future University of Sudan (Thermal Analysis) on 9-12 February 2015, Nanotechnology & Catalysis Research Centre (NANOCAT), University of Malaya, Tutor, 2015-2015, (University), Nanotechnology & Catalysis Research Centre (NANOCAT), University of Malaya , 2015 - 2015 (Tutor)
  • Short Course on Nanotechnology for Future University, Sudan (Thermal Analysis) on 7 January 2015, Nanotechnology & Catalysis Research Centre (NANOCAT), University of Malaya, Tutor, 2015-2015, Nanotechnology & Catalysis Research Centre (NANOCAT), University of Malaya , 2015 - 2015 (Tutor)
  • Assessor for PhD Proposal Defense Seminar: Mohammad Ziaul Karim (HHC120015) 27 Mei 2014, Institut Pengajian Siswazah , 2014 - 2014 (Technical Assesor)
  • Assessor for PhD Proposal Defense Seminar: Teh Swe Jyan (HHC13009) 2 Jun 2014 , nstitut Pengajian Siswazah , 2014 - 2014 (Technical Assesor)
  • Steinbeis Transfer Centre Network (STCN) Launching Event between NANOCAT-UM-Steinbeis Malaysia Foundation, 25 Nov 2014, Agensi Inovasi Malaysia , 2014 - 2014 (Committee Member)
  • Assessor for PhD Proposal Defense Seminar: Adebisi Ganiyu Abimbola (HHC130002), 27 May 2014, Institut Pengajian Siswazah , 2014 - 2014 (Technical Assesor)
  • Exhibition member in Nano Malaysia exhibition and National Innovation Conference and exhibition (NICE 2014) 31 October 2014 - 2 November 2014, Kementerian Sains, Teknologi dan Inovasi (MOSTI), 2014 - 2014 (Committee Member)
  • Assessor for MSc Proposal Defense Seminar: Norfatehah binti Basiron (HGA130001), 12 June 2014, Institut Pengajian Siswazah , 2014 - 2014 (Technical Assesor)
  • Assessor for MSc Proposal Defense Seminar: Lim You Sing (HGA130005), 21 May 2014, Institut Pengajian Siswazah , 2014 - 2014 (Technical Assesor)
  • External panel for proposal evaluation: Cellulose Nanocrystals from grape stalks, Santiago, November 2014, National Fund for Scientific and Technological Development (FONDECYT) Program, 2014 - 2014 (Technical Advisor)