Curriculum Vitae


Senior Lecturer
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering


Zulhelmi Amir, a researcher and senior lecturer attached to the Department of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Malaya, Malaysia since 2020.  He received B.Eng in Chemical Engineering from Yamagata University (Japan) in 2011, MEng.Sc in Chemical Engineering from Universiti Malaya in 2016 and completed his PhD in Petroleum Engineering from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS in 2020. He is currently teaching Chemical Engineering undergraduate courses including Engineering Drawing, Integrated Design and Field Processing and Treatment of Natural Gas. His research interests are oilfield water control, conformance control, polymer gel for oil and gas applications, completion and drilling fluids and flow assurance. He has published technical papers in ISI indexed journals and presented papers in international conferences including Society of Petroleum Engineers organized conferences. Zulhelmi can be reached at


  • PhD.Eng.Petroleum(UTP)(2020), (Kejuruteraan Petroleum)
    Universiti Teknologi Petronas (Utp)
  • MEngSc(UM)(2016), (Sains Kejuruteraan)
    Universiti Malaya (UM)
  • BEng(Japan)(2011), (Chemical Engineering)
    Yamagata University, Japan


Article in Journal
  1. Javanmard, Arash; Patah, Muhamad Fazly Abdul; Zulhelmi, Amir; Daud, Wan Mohd Ashri Wan (2023). A comprehensive overview of the continuous torrefaction method: Operational characteristics, applications, and challenges, JOURNAL OF THE ENERGY INSTITUTE. 108. doi:10.1016/j.joei.2023.101199
  2. Zahuri, Afnan Ahmadi; Abdul Patah, Muhamad Fazly; Kamarulzaman, Yusniza; Hashim, Nor Hazlina; Thirumoorthi, Thinaranjeney; Wan Mohtar, Wan Hanna Melini; Mohd Hanafiah, Zarimah; Amir, Zulhelmi; Wan-Mohtar, Wan Abd Al Qadr Imad (2023). Decolourisation of Real Industrial and Synthetic Textile Dye Wastewater Using Activated Dolomite, WATER. 15(6). doi:10.3390/w15061172
  3. Amir, Zulhelmi; Saaid, Ismail Mohd; Jan, Badrul Mohamed; Patah, Muhamad Fazly Abdul; Junaidi, Mohd Usman Mohd; Bakar, Wan Zairani Wan (2022). Gelation performance of PAM/PEI polymer gel with addition of retarder in high-salinity conditions, JOURNAL OF SOL-GEL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. 101(1), 299-313. doi:10.1007/s10971-021-05688-7
  4. Amir, Zulhelmi; Saaid, Ismail Mohd; Jan, Badrul Mohamed; Patah, Muhamad Fazly Abdul; Khalil, Munawar; Bakar, Wan Zairani Wan (2022). PAM/PEI polymer gel for water control in high-temperature and high-pressure conditions: Core flooding with crossflow effect, KOREAN JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING. . doi:10.1007/s11814-021-1006-y
  5. Bakar, Wan Zairani Wan; Saaid, Ismail Mohd; Ahmad, Mohd Riduan; Amir, Zulhelmi; Japperi, Nur Shuhadah; Fuad, Mohd Fazril Irfan Ahmad (2022). Improved water saturation estimation in shaly sandstone through variable cementation factor, JOURNAL OF PETROLEUM EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY. . doi:10.1007/s13202-021-01391-z
  6. Hussein, Siti Nurliyana Che Mohamed; Amir, Zulhelmi; Jan, Badrul Mohamed; Khalil, Munawar; Azizi, Azlinda (2022). Colloidal Stability of CA, SDS and PVA Coated Iron Oxide Nanoparticles (IONPs): Effect of Molar Ratio and Salinity, POLYMERS. 14(21). doi:10.3390/polym14214787
  7. Khalil, M., Fahmi, A., Nizardo, N. M., Amir, Z., & Jan, B. M. (2021). Thermosensitive Core-Shell Fe3O4@poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Nanogels for Enhanced Oil Recovery. Langmuir, 37(29), 8855-8865. doi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.1c01271
  1. Amir, Z., Mohd Saaid, I., Mohamed Jan, B., Khalil, M., Abdul Patah, M.F. and Abu Bakar, W.Z. (2019). Retardation of Polyacrylamide by Ammonium Chloride in High Salinity and High Temperature Conditions: Molecular Analysis. Polymer Bulletin, 1 19.
  2. Amir, Z., Said, I. M., & Jan, B. M. (2019). In situ organically cross linked polymer gel for high temperature reservoir conformance control: A review. Polymers for Advanced Technologies, 30(1), 13 39
  3. Khalil, M., Aulia, G., Budianto, E., Mohamed Jan, B., Habib, S.H., Amir, Z., Abdul Patah, M.F. (2019). Surface-Functionalized Superparamagnetic Nanoparticles (SPN) for Enhanced Oil Recovery: Effects of Surface Modifiers and Their Architectures. ACS Omega, 4, 25, 21477 21486.
  4. Wan Bakar, W. Z., Mohd Saaid, I., Ahmad, M. R., Amir, Z., and Mahat, S.Q.A. (2019). Derivation of formation factor in shaly sandstone with geometry and clay conductivity effects. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 182, 106359. (ISI, Q2)
  5. Amir, Z., Mohd Saaid, I., & Mohamed Jan, B. (2018). An Optimization Study of Polyacrylamide-Polyethylenimine-Based Polymer Gel for High Temperature Reservoir Conformance Control. International Journal of Polymer Science, 2018.
  6. Zulhelmi Amir, Badrul Mohamed Jan, Ahmad Khairi Abdul Wahab, Munawar Khalil, Brahim Si Ali, Wen Tong Chong, Viscosity prediction model optimization for Saraline-based super lightweight completion fluid at high pressure and temperature, (Submitted to Petroleum Exploration and Development on 25 Nov 2015, Under review 2 Feb 2016, Accepted 12 April 2016, Revised 15 Jun 2016, Published Online 18 Oct 2016, Q1: Engineering, Petroleum)
  7. Amir, Z., Jan, B. M., Khalil, M., Wahab, A. K. A., & Hassan, Z. (2015). Rheological behavior and temperature dependency study of Saraline-based super lightweight completion fluid. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 130, 106 113.
  8. Amir, Z., Jan, B. M., Wahab, A. K. A., Khalil, M., Chong, W. T., & Hassan, Z. (2015). Prediction of Saraline-based super lightweight completion fluid densities at elevated pressures and temperatures. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 135, 645 651.


Contribution to event
  1. (2021) General Member in Organising Committee of 15th Malaysian Chem-E Car Competition, National, (Event Organiser)


  1. (2023) KIL1004 - Engineering Drawing
  2. (2023) KIX1002 - Engineering Mathematics 2
  3. (2023) KIL4017 - Field Processing and Treatment of Natural Gas
  4. (2022) KIL1004 - Engineering Drawing
  5. (2022) KIL4017 - Field Processing and Treatment of Natural Gas
  6. (2020) KIL1004 - Engineering Drawing
  7. (2020) KIL4017 - Field Processing and Treatment of Natural Gas