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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CATALYSIS

20th – 21st September 2016

The iCAT 2016 is an international conference on catalysis which will be organized by the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia on 20th to 21st September 2016. It has multidisciplinary stream with prodigious potential to explore frontiers, challenges and opportunities in catalysis. The primary aim of this conference is to develop fundamental understanding and application of key aspects of catalytic science, especially relating to, catalyst preparation and production, the determination of atomic-architectures of active, reactive and de-activated catalysts, modelling of the active site – knowledge and possible application in industry which is essential for the design of new catalysts. The other purpose of the conference is to gather representatives from the researches, academic in this region and industrial communities to exchange information and ideas, and to find mutual ground for developing new and improved catalytic methods solving the challenges of today and the (near) future in our chemistry based societies.
The iCAT 2016 will feature nationally and internationally speakers, including the Winner of the NOBEL PRIZE for Chemistry 2010, Prof. Dr. Akira SUZUKI (Japan).

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http://www.utm.my/iCAT/ 

 
Teaching Load 2015201602
  • SSCC 2473 Molecular Spectrocopy
  • SSCC 4473 Solid State Chemistry 

 

 
RESEARCH STUDENT for Solid Acid-Base Catalysis
Applications are invited for a research student to work in the design and synthesis of solid acid-base catalyst for heterogenous catalytic reaction under EScience (MOSTI)/FRGS(MOHE)/RUG(UTM) - funded projects. Applicants should have at least a degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering with an interest in laboratory chemical synthesis and knowledge of surface analytical techniques. 
The posts are available immediately. All inquiries and applications to :

PROF.  DR.  SUGENG TRIWAHYONO
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Research Interest

In our everyday lives we are surrounded by petroleum products, from petrol fuel to polyesters for producing of the materials for cloth and polymer products. Catalysts are developed to reduce the activation energy required for chemical reactions and speed up the reactions, while at the same time opening up a variety of new routes. Thus, catalysts play a vital role in the production of products from petroleum. Functional catalysts can also help to reduce the environmental impact of production processes. Our aim is to develop new and more powerful catalysts for promoting material conversion processes for the purpose of efficient energy production and environmental harm minimization.

At the moment our research is also focused on creating solid acid-base catalysts for converting biomass resources. For instance, environmentally friendly hydrocarbon resources (cellulose) such as rice straw and wood scrap are readily available and easily recycled, and could play a major role in the production of renewable chemicals and alternative fuels as oil reserves become exhausted. To this end, we are continually designing, preparing, testing and analyzing new catalysts in a bid to find the optimum solution for each process. And in the future, we will see further advances in technology for conversion of non-petroleum base materials used to make liquid fuels and chemicals, which could pave the way for the so-called hydrogen-based society. If we can develop processes for making hydrogen from a variety of renewable resources, this would make a very significant contribution to solving the problem of global warming. Thus, one of our key challenges is the development of viable hydrogen production technology.

In addition to the research in catalysis, we also focus on the development of material for capturing heavy metal from wastewater and drinking water. Wastewater or drinking water containing heavy metal ions is considered as the serious environmental problem in human society. Adsorption as the widely used method plays an important role in water treatment, which is based on the physical interaction between metal ions and sorbents. With the development of porous nanomaterials are used as the sorbents in water treatment; we have proved that porous nanomaterials are one of the effective sorbents for the capturing heavy metal ions from wastewater or drinking water due to their unique structure properties. Besides, the adsorption isotherm model and adsorption kinetics are studied to understand the adsorption procedure. 

MAIN RESEARCH THEMES

  • Design of solid catalysts for converting resources
  • Elucidating the reaction mechanisms over solid catalysts
  • Developing catalysts for making hydrogen and synthesis gases from natural gas and biomass
  • Developing catalysts for converting carbon dioxide into useful chemical products
  • Developing adsorbent for capturing of heavy metals
  • Developing catalytic reaction processes for producing biomass-derived chemicals
  • Developing catalytic reaction processes for producing high RON petrol fuel
 
PG yg baru 1st Semester.

Post khusus kpd PG yg baru 1st Semester.... atau yg dah terlajak tapi perasan mcm baru 1st Semester !

Inilah kata-kata yang patut keluar dari mulut anda selepas 21 hari (3 minggu) anda menjadi calon PhD / Master ... yg masih di 1st Semester...

Terima kasih Prof dan ini pertemuan kedua saya dgn Prof… saya datang utk meminta pandangan tentang kajian yang saya cadang nak jalankan. Kajian yang saya cadang utk lakukan adalah berkaitan dengan tajuk A kerana berdasarkan pembacaan terkini saya dalam beberapa journal high impact iaitu B, D, D dan E terdapat keperluan untuk revised semula model ABC kerana perkembangan IT telah membuka satu dimensi baru pada model ABC tersebut.

Ini juga saranan terkini beberapa author spt F, G dan H yang saya baca dalam journal high impact yg saya sebut tadi… utk menjadi satu novelty bagi kajian saya.

Instrumentpun dah ada tetapi saya perlu sesuaikan dan validate lagi serta dapatkan reliability… sebab itulah saya sedang cuba mencari bengkel utk memahami samada Rasch Model ataupun CFA utk validate kaji selidik saya…. spt yang banyak dikemukakan dalam artikel pembangunan instrumen kaji selidik.

Setakat ini saya telah mengumpul lebih 30 artikel CIJ (citation indexed journal, scopus dan ISI) ... dan bbrp thesis....yang saya dapat dari literature search Mendeley, data bases library, SCImago dan Academic Assessment Research Tool (ADAT) dan akan akan cari lagi secara snowballing.

Saya juga telah meminjam beberapa buku berkaitan model A dan sekarang sedang menunggu reply email dari beberapa rakan saya diobersi utk mendapatkan artikel terbaharu yang tidak di subcribe oleh library.

Dan dalam masa yang sama saya dah kenalpasti jurnal scopus Q4 iatu International Journal of A utk hantar satu concept paper semasa saya siapkan proposal.. bla bla bla....

Tapi…. 
Kalau selepas 21 hari anda masih honeymoon lagi ..... apatah selepas 21 minggu masih termangu .... atau xperasan dah semester 3 masih dok tang tu juga... anda perlu masuk ICU......

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Year 2016 : PUBLICATION
  • Mohammad Reza Sazegar, Shaya Mahmoudian, Ali Mahmoudi, Sugeng Triwahyono, Aishah Abdul Jalil, Rino R. Mukti, Nur H. Nazirah Kamarudin and Monir K. Ghoreishi, “Catalyzed Claisen–Schmidt reaction by protonated aluminate mesoporous silica nanomaterial focused on the (E)-chalcone synthesis as a biologically active compound”, RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 11023 (Q1, IF3.8)
  • S.M. Sidik, S. Triwahyono, A.A. Jalil, M.A.A. Aziz, N.A.A. Fatah, L.P. The, Tailoring the properties of electrolyzed Ni/mesostructured silica nanoparticles (MSN) via different Ni-loading methods for CO2reforming of CH4, Accepted in Journal of CO2 Utilization (Q1, IF3.09)
  • N.B. Talib, S. Triwahyono, A. A. Jalil, C. R. Mamat, N. Salamun, N. A. A. Fatah, S. M. Sidik, L. P. Teh, "Utilization of a cost effective Lapindo mud catalyst derived from eruption waste for transesterification of waste oils", Energy Conversion and Management 108 (2016) 411–421  (Q1, IF4.38)

 

 
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Last Modified :Thursday 4 February 2016, 1:20
Newsflash
New Students from Nigeria !

Welcome aboard new students from Nigeria.

  • MARYAM IBRAHIM (PhD)
  • YAHYA GANBO (MSc)

 

 
NEW STUDENTS !

Welcome aboard new Master Students !

  1. Maryam
  2. Sazwani
  3. Afifah
  4. Fatin 
 
Congrat Reza !
Congrat Reza for new paper on New Journal of Chemistry with the title of "High Activity of Aluminated Bifunctional Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles for Cumene Hydrocracking and Measurement of Molar Coefficient Absorbance".
 
Congrat Peng !
Congrat Peng for a new paper in RSC Advances with the title of "Nickel-promoted mesoporous ZSM5 for carbon monoxide methanation"
 
NEW PhD Student !
Welcome aboard new PhD Student "Maryam" !
 
NEW Master Student !
Welcome aboard new Master Student "Syazwani" !
 
Congrat Tien !
Congrat Tien for a new paper "New insight into electrochemical-induced synthesis of NiAl2O4/Al2O3: Synergistic effect of surface hydroxyl groups and magnetism for enhanced adsorptivity of Pd(II), Applied Surface Science (Q1, IF2.538)"
 
Congrat AYU !
Congrat Ayu for a new paper "Photodegradation of 2-chlorophenol over colloidal <alpha>-FeOOH supported mesostructured silica nanoparticles: Influence of a pore expander and reaction optimization" in Separation and Purification Technology (Q1, IF3.065).
 
Congrat YUNI !
Congratulation to YUNI for her succesful PhD VIVA on 11/5/2015 !
 
2015 Convocation !
Congrat to Arif, Nazirah and Ainul for awarding of PhD degree on 2015 UTM Convocation !
 
Congrat Mun !
Congrat Mun for the publication on RSC Advances with the title of "CO2 reforming of CH4 over Ni/Mesostructured Silica Nanoparticles (Ni/MSN)" !
 
Congrat Dr Ayu !
Congrat Ayu for succesful PhD VIVA on 13 /4/2015 !
 
Congrat Ayu!
Congrat Ayu for a new paper in RSC Advances with the titel of "Synthesis of dual type Fe species supported mesostructured silica nanoparticles: Synergistical effects in photocatalytic activity"!
 
Congrat Dayah!
Congrat Dayah for a new paper in RSC Advances with the titel of "Acid - vacuo heat treated low cost banana stems fiber for efficient biosorption of Hg(II)"!
 
Congrat Yuni!
Congrat Yuni for a new paper in Applied Surface Science with the titel of "Structural rearrangement of mesostructured silica nanoparticles incorporated with ZnO catalyst and its photoactivity: Effect of alkaline aqueous electrolyte concentration"!
 
Congrat Yuni
Congrat Yuni for a new paper in Applied Catalysis A General with the titel of "Tailoring the metal introduction sequence onto mesostructured silica nanoparticles framework: effect on physicochemical properties and photoactivity"!
 
Congrat Peng!
Congrat Peng for a new paper in Chemical Engineering Journal with the titel of "Mesoporous ZSM5 having both intrinsic acidic and basic sites for cracking and methanation"!
 
 
Congrat Arif!
Congrat Arif for a new paper in Green Chemistry with the title of "CO2 methanation over heterogeneous catalysts: recent progress and future prospects"!
 
Congrat Nazirah!
Congrat Nazirah for a new paper in RSC Advances with the title of "Elucidation of acid strength effect on ibuprofen adsorption and release by aluminated mesoporous silica nanoparticles"!
 
Congrat Farhana !
Congrat Farhana for a new paper in Applied Surface Science with the title of "Direct in situ activation of Ag0 nanoparticles in synthesis of Ag/TiO2 and its photoactivity"!
 
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  • Acidity - Pyridine FTIR 
  • Basicity - Pyrol FTIR 
  • Heavymetal content
  • GCMS 
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