Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd. Yusri Abd Rahman

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Research Fellow / Senior Lecturer

Phone. +603 89118543
Email : Mohd.yusri@ukm.my

 

EDUCATIONS

2005 – Ph.D in Physics UKM, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia.
1995 – Master in Medical Physics from USM, Malaysia.
1994 – B.App.Sc in Applied Physics from USM Malaysia.

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Nanomaterials for Dye-sensitized Solar-Cell (DSSC)

 

RESEARCH GRANTS:

  1. Development of a dye sensitized solar cell of FTO/ZnO/PVA-PC-LiBF4/Graphite, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), MOHE, RM 52,000.00, (Project no: FRGS/1/10/SG/UNITEN/02/3).
  2. Development of a cadmium telluride quantum dot zinc oxide sensitized solar cell utilizing gel polymeric electrolyte, eScience Fund, MOSTI, RM 170,000.00, (Project no: 03-02-03-SF0196).
  3. Development of solid state dye-sensitized titanium dioxide photoelectrochemical cells, eScience Fund, MOSTI, RM 171,000.00, (Project no: 03-02-03-SF0080)
  4. Solid Polymeric Electrolyte of PVC-ZnO-LiClO4 for use in a TiO2 photoelectrochemical cells, UNITEN Fund, RM 6,000.00, (J510010250)
  5. Preparation and Characterization of Solid Polymeric Electrolyte of PEO-ZnO-LiClO4, eScience Fund, MOSTI, RM 120,000.00, ( Project no: 03-01-01-SF0423)
  6. Fabrication, performance and stability studies of a dye-sensitized solar cell of ITO/ZnO/PEMA-LiBF4/graphite, COMSTECH-TWAS Joint Research Grant, USD 11,000.00, (Project no: 09-109 RG/REN/AS_C-UNESCO FR:3240231214.
  7. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd.Yusri Abd. Rahman (project leader), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Akrajas Ali Umar (co-leader) and Prof. Dr. Muhamad Mat Salleh (co-leader), “Investigation on the effect of zinc oxide nanorods on the current transport property of titanium dioxide nanowires in core-shell structure”, FRGS, RM 52,000.00, (FRGS/2/2013/SG02/UKM/02/5), Dec.2013-Nov. 2016.
  8. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd. Yusri Abd. Rahman (project leader), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Akrajas Ali Umar (co-leader) and Prof. Dr. Muhamad Mat Salleh (co-leader), “Gold doped multilayer graphene for dye-sensitized solar cells”, Dana Lonjakan Penerbitan, RM 50,000.00, (Project no: DLP-2015-003), June 2015-May 2016.
  9. Prof. Dr. Muhamad Mat Salleh (project leader), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd.Yusri Abd. Rahman (co-leader), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Akrajas Ali Umar (co-leader), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dee Chang Fu (co-leader) and Dr. Yap Chi Chin (co-leader), “Efficient and bright light-emitting diodes on single-layer graphene electrodes”, Long-Term Research Grant Scheme (LRGS), RM 1,033,400.00, (Project no: LRGS/2015/UKM-UKM/NANOMITE/04/04), Feb. 2015-Jan. 2020.
  10. Prof. Dr. Muhamad Mat Salleh (project leader), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dee Chang Fu (co-leader), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Akrajas Ali Umar (co-leader), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Yap Chi Chin (co-leader) and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd.Yusri Abd. Rahman (co-leader), “Nanobahan untuk peranti sel suria dan sensor”, Dana Pembangunan Penyelidikan, RM 14,000.00, (Project no: DPP-2015-041), June 2015-June 2016.
  11. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd.Yusri Abd. Rahman (project leader), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Akrajas Ali Umar (co-researcher), Prof. Dr. Muhamad Mat Salleh (co-researcher) and Prof. Dr. Nor Sabirin Mohamed (co-researcher), “Barium titanate (BaTiO3) doped titanium dioxide (TiO2) films as photoanode for dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC)”, RM 114,000.00, (project no: GUP-2016-013), May 2016-April 2018.
  12. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd.Yusri Abd. Rahman (co-researcher), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Akrajas Ali Umar (project leader) and Prof. Dr. Muhamad Mat Salleh (co-researcher), “Engineering the two-dimensional hexagonal honeycomb crystal of noble metal chalcogenide for high-performance optoelectronic materials”, RM 91,000.00, (project no: FRGS/1/2016/STG02/UKM/02/2), July 2016-June 2019.
  13. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd.Yusri Abd. Rahman (co-researcher), Dr. Norasikin Ahmad Ludin (project leader) and Dr. Suhaila Sepeai (co-researcher), “Fabrication of transparent metal selenide counter electrode for bifacial TiO2-GO dye-sensitized solar cells”, RM 150,000.00 (project no. DIP-2016-02), 24/10/2016-23/10/2018.
  14. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd.Yusri Abd. Rahman, Ganjaran Penerbitan 2014-2015, RM 16,975.00 (project no. GP-K020131, 1/12/2016-30/11/2018.
  15. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd.Yusri Abd. Rahman (project leader) and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Akrajas Ali Umar (co-researcher), “Nickel sulphide-reduced graphene oxide composite film as counter electrode in dye-sensitized solar cell, RM 80,000.00, (project no: GUP-2018-081), 15 August 2018-14 August 2020.
  16. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd.Yusri Abd. Rahman (co-researcher) and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Akrajas Ali Umar (project leader), “Investigation of the role of atomic stoichiometry in MoxWyCu1-x-yX2 (X=S and Se) nanosheets on their optoelectronic properties for high performance solar cells”, RM 80,000.00, (project no: GUP-2018-083), 15 August 2018-14 August 2020

 

AWARDS:

  1. Excellent Service Award “Best research category” for the financial year 2007/08 during UNITEN Excellence day on 30th. April 2009.
  2. Research personality, COE Research Bulletin, Volume 5, Numbers 1&2, Oct 2007-June 2008
  3. Best Poster Presentation Award at the International Conference for Nanomaterials Synthesis and Characterization (INSC 011) at the Mines, Seri Kembangan, Selangor, Malaysia, 4-5 July 2011.
  4. Candidature for Eni Award, Italy for the category “Renewable and Non Conventional Energy” on 2nd September 2011.Excellence in reviewing for Solar Energy, Elsevier in cooperation with International Solar Energy Society, 2013.
  5. Certificate of reviewing for Materials Science and Engineering B, Elsevier, December, 2014.
  6. Outstanding contribution in reviewing for Solar Energy, Elsevier in cooperation with International Solar Energy Society, November 2014.
  7. Certificate of reviewing for Materials Chemistry and Physics, Elsevier, April 2015.
  8. Certificate of reviewing for Solar Energy, Elsevier in cooperation with International Solar Energy Society, April 2015.
  9. Outstanding contribution in reviewing for Materials Science and Engineering B, Elsevier, June 2015.
  10. Outstanding contribution in reviewing for Materials Letters, Elsevier, July 2015.
  11. Certificate of reviewing for Frontiers of Optoelectronics, Springer, 2015.
  12. Outstanding contribution in reviewing for Applied Surface Science, Elsevier, January 2016.
  13. Certificate of recognition for ACS publications reviewing activity in 2015.
  14. Certificate of reviewing for Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Elsevier, April 2016.
  15. Certificate of reviewing for Materials & Design, Elsevier, April 2016.
  16. Certificate of reviewing for Materials Science in Semicondutcor Processing, Elsevier, July 2016.
  17. Certificate of reviewing for Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, Elsevier in cooperation with the Korean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, July 2015
  18. Anugerah Perkhidmatan Cemerlang UKM tahun 2017
  19. Outstanding reviewer awards 2017, Journal of Physics D; Applied Physics, IOP Publishing
  20. Outstanding reviewer awards 2017, Materials Research Express, IOP Publishing

 

ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

June 2013-Present: Associate Professor (DS53) at Institute of Mincroengineering and Nanoelectronics (IMEN).
2011-2013: Associate Professor (Physics-UT12B) at College of Engineering, UNITEN.
2003-2010: Senior Lecturer (Physics-UT11A) at College of Engineering, UNITEN.
1999-2003: Lecturer (Physics-UT10A) at College of Engineering, UNITEN.
1998-1999: Assistant lecturer (Physics) at College of Engineering, UNITEN.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE:

Editor, International Journal Of Eelectroactive Materials, Society Of Eelectroactive materials

International Advisory Member of Materials Research Express, Institute of Publishing, UK

Involvement in 17 committes in UNITEN
Reviewer 79 Conference papers
Reviewer to 260 international journal manuscripts
Examiner to 13 postgraduate thesis

 

INVITED TALK

  1. Metal oxide nanostructure for photoelectrochemical cell, invited talk at International Workshop on Nanotechnology; In the edge of convergence, Puri Pujangga, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia, 24-27 November 2011.
  2. Dye-sensitized solar cell utilizing TiO2 nanostructure films prepared by CTAB assisted liquid phase deposition technique, invited talk at 8th IMEN-LIPI joint seminar; Electronics Devices, MEMS and Nanotechnology, IMEN, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia, 12 November 2014.
  3. Effect of acid boric composition on the properties of ZnO thin film nanotubes and the performance of dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC), invited talk at 9th IMEN-LIPI joint seminar; Electronics Devices, MEMS and Nanotechnology, Regent’s Park Hotel, Malang, Indonesia, 18-19 November 2015.
  4. M.Y.A. Rahman, S.A.M. Samsuri, A.A. Umar, M.M. Salleh, 2017, Dye-sensitized solar cell utilizing TiO2-ZnO composite films photoanode, invited talk at International Conference and Exhibition on Advanced materials and Microscopy (ICEAMM), Ramada Bali Sunset Road Kuta Hotel, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia, 25-26 October 2017.
  5. M.Y.A. Rahman, S.A.M. Samsuri, A.A. Umar, 2018, Dye-sensitized solar cell utilizing TiO2-strontium and TiO2-sulphur composite films photoanode, Keynote talk at 9th International Conference on Physics and its applications (ICOPIA), Best Western Premier Hotel, Solo, Indonesia, 14 August 2018.

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS :

  1. M.Y.A. Rahman, A.A. Umar, R. Taslim, M.M. Salleh, 2015, Effect of surfactant on the physical properties of ZnO nanorods and the performance of ZnO photoelectrochemical cell, Journal of Experimental Nanoscience, 10:599-609.
  2. S.A.M. Samsuri, M.Y.A. Rahman, A.A. Umar, M.M. Salleh, 2015, Effect of zinc acetate dihydrate precursor concentration on the properties of TiO2-ZnO core-shell nanograss hetero-structure, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 623:460-465.
  3. I. Iwantono, W. Nurwidya, L.R. Lestari, F.Y. Naumar, S. Nafisah, A.A. Umar, M.Y.A. Rahman, M.M. Salleh, 2015, Effect of growth temperature and time on ZnO films properties and the performance of dye-sensitized solar cell, Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, 19:1217-1221.
  4. M.S. Su’ait, M.Y.A. Rahman, A. Ahmad, 2015, Review on polymer electrolyte in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs), Solar Energy, 115:452-470.
  5. F.N. Jumaah, N.N. Mobarak, A. Ahmad, M.A. Ghani, M.Y.A. Rahman, 2015, Derivative of iota-carrageenan as solid polymer electrolyte, Ionics, 21:1311-1320.
  6. L. TianKhoon, N.H. Hassan, M.Y.A. Rahman, R. Vedarajan, N. Matsumi, A. Ahmad, 2015, One-pot synthesis nano-hybrid ZrO2–TiO2 fillers in 49% poly(methylmethacrylate) grafted natural rubber (MG49) based nano-composite polymer electrolyte for lithium ion battery application, Solid State Ionics, 276:72–79.
  7. Akrajas Ali Umar, Aamna Balouch, Elvy Rahmi Mawarnis, Siti Khatijah Md Saad, Muhamad Mat Salleh, Mohd. Yusri Abd. Rahman, Munetaka Oyama, Iwan Kityk, 2015, Synthesis of amorphous platinum nanofibers directly on ITO substrate and its heterogeneous catalytic hydrogenation characterization, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 7:7776-7785.
  8. M.Y.A. Rahman, A.A. Umar, L. Roza, M.M. Salleh, 2015, Morphological, optical, structural and photoelectrochemical properties of TiO2 nanostructure prepared via PVP surfactant assisted liquid phase deposition technique, Journal of Experimental Nanoscience, 10:925-936.
  9. S.A.M. Samsuri, M.Y.A. Rahman, A.A. Umar, M.M. Salleh, 2015, Synthesis and characterization of TiO2-ZnO core-shell nanograss hetero-structure and its application in dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC), Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 26:4936-4943.
  10. M.Y.A. Rahman, L. Roza, A.A. Umar, M.M. Salleh, 2015, Effect of boric acid composition on the properties of ZnO thin film nanotubes and the performance of dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC), Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 648:86-91.
  11. Siti Khatijah Md Saad, Akrajas Ali Umar, Mohd Yusri Abd Rahman, Muhamad Mat Salleh, 2015, Porous Zn-doped TiO2 nanowall photoanode: Effect of Zn2+ concentration on the dye-sensitized solar cell performance, Applied Surface Science, 353:835-842.
  12. S.A.M. Samsuri, M.Y.A. Rahman, A.A. Umar, M.M. Salleh, 2015, Effect of ZnO growth time on the performance of dye-sensitized solar cell utilizing TiO2-ZnO core-shell nanograss hetero-structure, Material Letters, 160:388-391. (
  13. L. Roza, K.A.J. Fairuzy, P. Dewanta, A.A. Umar, M.Y.A. Rahman, M.M. Salleh, 2015, Effect of molar ratio of zinc nitrate:hexamethylenetetramine on the properties of ZnO thin film nanorods and nanotubes and the performance of dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC), Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 26:7955-7966.
  14. M.Y.A. Rahman, A.A. Umar, L. Roza, S.A.M. Samsuri, M.M. Salleh, I. Iwantono, Tugirin, 2015, Effect of growth solution concentration on the performance of boron doped ZnO dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC), Journal of New Materials for Electrochemical Systems, 18:213-218. (IF 2014-0.511), Q4 ISI journal
  15. M.Y.A. Rahman, L. Roza, A.A. Umar, M.M. Salleh, 2016, Effect of dimethyl borate composition on the performance of boron doped ZnO dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC), Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 27:2228-2234. (IF 2015-1.798), Q2 ISI Journal
  16. M.R.N. Nabilah, M.A. Alwi, M.S. Su’ait, M. Imperiyka, S.A. Hanifah, A. Ahmad, N.H. Hassan, M.Y.A. Rahman, 2016, Effect of ionic liquid 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide content on the properties of poly(glycidyl methacrylate) based solid polymer electrolytes, Russian Journal of Electrochemistry, 52:362-373. (IF 2015-0.692), Q4 ISI journal
  17. Akrajas Ali Umar, Elvy Rahmi, Mohd Yusri Abd Rahman, Muhamad Mat Salleh, Munetaka Oyama, 2016, Fibrous AuPt bimetallic nanocatalyst with enhanced-catalytic performance, RSC Advances, 6:27696-27705. (IF 2014-3.289), Q2 ISI journal
  18. Altaf Yahya Ahmed Al-She’irey, Akrajas Ali Umar, Siti Khatijah Md Saad, Mohd Yusri Abd Rahman, Muhamad Mat Salleh, 2016, (001) faceted-Ga-TiO2 microtablet synthesis and its organic perovskite sensitized solar cells characterization, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 674:470-476. (IF 2015-3.014), Q1 ISI Journal
  19. T.H.T. Aziz, M.M. Salleh, N.A. Bakar, A.A. Umar, M.Y.A. Rahman, 2016, Electroluminescence enhancement of polymer light emitting diode through surface plasmon by Ag nanoplates, Acta Physica Polonica A, 129:711-713. (IF 2015-0.525), Q4 ISI journal
  20. L. Roza, M.Y.A. Rahman, A.A. Umar, M.M. Salleh, 2016, Boron doped ZnO films for dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC): Effect of annealing temperature, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 27:8394-8401. (IF 2015-1.798), Q2 ISI Journal
  21. L. Roza, M.Y.A. Rahman, A.A. Umar, M.M. Salleh, 2016, Multi-cycle growth of boron doped ZnO films as photoanode for dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC), International Journal of Electrochemical Science, 11:10965-10977. (IF 2015-1.692), Q3 ISI journal
  22. A.S. Sulaiman, M.Y.A. Rahman, A.A. Umar, M.M. Salleh, 2016, Dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) utilizing TiO2 nanostructure films: Effect of synthesis temperature, accepted for publication in Russian Journal of Electrochemistry, 54: 55-61. (IF 2015-0.692), Q4 ISI journal
  23. M.A. Saiful Badri, M.M. Salleh, N.F.M. Noor, M.Y.A. Rahman, A.A. Umar, 2017, Green synthesis of few layers graphene from aqueous processed graphite exfoliation for graphene thin film preparation, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 193:212-219. (IF 2015-2.101), Q2 ISI Journal
  24. S.N. Sadikin, M.Y.A. Rahman, A.A. Umar, M.M. Salleh, 2017, Effect of spin coating cycle on the properties of TiO2 thin film and performance of DSSC, International Journal of Electrochemical Science, 12:5529-5538. (IF 2015-1.692), Q3 ISI journal
  25. S.A.M. Samsuri, M.Y.A. Rahman, A.A. Umar, 2017, Comparative study of the properties of TiO2 nanoflower and TiO2-ZnO composite nanoflower and their application in dye-sensitized solar cells, Ionics, 23:1897-1902. (IF 2015-2.119), Q2 ISI journal
  26. S.A.M. Samsuri, M.Y.A. Rahman, A.A. Umar, M.M. Salleh, 2017, Influence of ZnO growth temperature on the performance of dye-sensitized solar cell utilizing TiO2-ZnO composite films photoanode, Ionics, 23:3533-3544. (IF 2015-2.119), Q2 ISI journal
  27. M.Y.A. Rahman, L. Roza, S.A.M. Samsuri, A.A. Umar, M.M. Salleh, 2017, Dye-sensitized solar cell utilizing TiO2 films prepared via microwave irradiation technique: Effect of TiO2 synthesis time, Journal of New Materials for Electrochemical Systems, Journal of New Materials for Electrochemical Systems, 20:59-64. (IF 2015-0.433), Q4 ISI journal
  28. M.Y.A. Rahman, A.S. Sulaiman, A.A. Umar, M.M. Salleh, 2017, Dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) utilizing graphene films counter electrode: Effect of graphene oxide content, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 28: 1674-1678. (IF 2015-1.798), Q2 ISI Journal
  29. S.N. Sadikin, M.Y.A. Rahman, A.A. Umar, 2017, TiO2-BaTiO3 composite films as photoanode for dye sensitized solar cell: Effect of BaTiO3 content, Journal of New Materials for Electrochemical Systems, 20:109-113.
  30. Akrajas Ali Umar, Fera Anggelina, Siti Khatijah Md Saad, Mohd.Yusri Abd. Rahman, Iwantono Iwantono, 2017, Influence of Ag ion adsorption on the photoactivity of ZnO nanorods for dye-sensitized solar cell application, Materials Express, 7:312-318.
  31. Akrajas Ali Umar, Siti Khatijah Md Saad, Marjoni Imamora Ali Umar, Mohd.Yusri Abd. Rahman, Munetaka Oyama, 2018, Advances in porous and high-energy (001)-faceted anatase TiO2 nanostructures, Optical Materials, 75:390-430.
  32. Siti Khatijah Md. Saad, Akrajas Ali Umar, Marjoni Imamora Ali Umar, Masahiko Tomitori, Mohd. Yusri Abd Rahman, Muhamad Mat Salleh, Munetaka Oyama, 2018, Two-dimensional, hierarchical Ag doped TiO2 nanocatalysts: Effect of metal oxidation state on the photocatalytic properties, ACS Omega, 3:2579-2587.
  33. Altaf Yahya Ahmed Al-She’irey, Akrajas Ali Umar, Mohd Yusri Abd Rahman, Muhamad Mat Salleh, Munetaka Oyama, 2018, Perovskite-sensitized solar cells based Ga-TiO2 nanodiatom-like photoanode: the improvement of performance by perovskite crystallinity refinement, Applied Physics A, 124:366.
  34. M.Y.A. Rahman, A.S. Sulaiman, A.A. Umar, 2018, Dye-sensitized solar cell utilizing gold doped reduced graphene oxide films counter electrode, Journal of New Materials for Electrochemical Systems, 21:113-117.
  35. M.Y.A. Rahman, A.S. Sulaiman, A.A. Umar, 2018, Effect of annealing temperature of gold doped reduced graphene oxide counter electrode on the performance of dye-sensitized solar cell, International Journal of Electrochemical Science, 13:5620-5629.
  36. M.Y.A. Rahman, S.N. Sadikin, A.A. Umar, 2018, TiO2-coated ZnS films as photoanode for dye-sensitized solar cell: Effect of zinc nitrate hexahydrate concentration on the performance, Applied Physics A, 124:460.
  37. M.Y.A. Rahman, A.S. Sulaiman, A.A. Umar, 2018, Dye-sensitized solar cell utilising gold doped reduced graphene oxide counter electrode: Influence of annealing time, Micro & Nano Letters, 13:1224-1226.
  38. M.Y.A. Rahman, L. Roza, S.A.M. Samsuri, A.A. Umar, 2018, Effect of N719 dye dipping temperature on the performance of dye-sensitized solar cell, Russian Journal of Electrochemistry, 54:1-6.
  39. N. Mustaffa, M.Y.A. Rahman, A.A. Umar, 2018, Dye-sensitized solar cell utilizing silver doped reduced graphene oxide: Effect of silver nitrate content on its performance, Ionics, in press.
  40. Akrajas Ali Umar, Iwantono Iwantono, Rischi Yuda, Siti Khatijah Md Saad, Mohd.Yusri Abd.Rahman, 2018, Structural and properties transformation in ZnO hexagonal nanorod by ruthenium doping and its effect on DSSCs power conversion efficiency, Superlattices and Microstructures, in press.