Prasiswazah FST



Chemistry Programme

Chemistry starts with the study of matter and the changes or reactions that occur on that matter. The reactions can produce a variety of simple as well as complicated products. Atoms form molecules and eventually molecules form compounds, bodies and materials, whether living or non-living. The nature of atoms af ects the formation and properties of matter that may be in the form of compounds, minerals and rocks, cells, DNA, composites, polymers, pesticides and so on.

The development of computer and technology allow the structure of a molecule and materials to be designed and simulated by its nature or character. In other words, the material can be designed according to the requirements of the user or applications. The chemistry has been cross-border areas because almost all areas of basic sciences such as biology, geology, agriculture, physics, materials science, manufacturing, chemical engineering and require chemistry knowledge. The role of the chemist in the new millennium is more dynamic and needed in various fields and in more multidisciplinary careers

Major courses

1st year

2nd year

3rd year

4th year (Industrial Placement/Attachment)

Career Prospects


Prof. Dr. Mohammad Bin Kassim

Inorganic Chemistry

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Mukram Bin Mohamed Mackeen

Bioorganic/Biophysical/Natural product chemistry, Chemical proteomics/Glycomics, Chemical and structural biology

Prof. Dr. Rusli Bin Daik

Polymer synthesis

Prof. ChM. Dr. Ishak Bin Ahmad

Polymer blends and composites, Biodegradable polymer composites, Recycling of PET, Nanocellulose and nanocomposite materials, Processing and characterization of heterogeneous polymer systems

Prof. Dr. Azizan Bin Ahmad

Characterization and modification of polymer, Polymer blend, Polymer composite, Polymer electrolyte

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Rahimi Bin Yusop

Oleochemistry, Chemical catalysis, Chemical biology (

Prof. Dr. Mohamad Azwani Shah Bin Mat Lazim

Hydrocolloids, Natural rubber, Oleochemical modification, Starch based, Advanced material

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jalifah Binti Latip

Natural products isolation and structure elucidation

Assoc. Prof. Ts. ChM. Dr. Rizafizah Binti Othaman

Membrane filtration, Green adsorbent, Wastewater treatment, CO2 capture, Thermal treatment, Cellulose extraction and modification, STEM education and science literation (

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Siti Aishah Binti Hasbullah

Organic/iorganic synthesis, DNA bindings, Sensors and biosensors, DFT calculations, Environmental monitoring

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Siti Fairus Binti Mohd Yusoff

Inorganic synthesis, Polymer synthesis, Rubber modification, Selft-assembly

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sharina Binti Abu Hanifah

Functionalized polymer, UV curable polymer, Chemical sensor and bionsensor, Electroanalysis (

Assoc. Prof. ChM. Dr. Nurul Izzaty Binti Hassan

Organic synthesis, Biosensor

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Suzeren Bin Md. Jamil

Polymer blend, Polymer composited, Smart polymer, Self-healing polymer, Hydrogel

Assoc. Prof. Ts. ChM. Dr. Darfizzi Bin Derawi

Oleochemicals/biolubricants, Catalysis for bioenergy, Nanoparticles, Advanced biofuels (

Dr. Rozida Mohd Khalid

Natural product chemistry, Chemical biology, Biosynthesis of fats and oils

ChM. Dr. Nurfaizah Binti Abu Tahrim

Analytical Chemistry

Dr. Azizah Binti Baharum @ Abdul Aziz

Biopolymer and natural rubber blending and mixing, Wood and natural fiber composites, Polymer processing and testing

ChM. Dr. Suria Binti Ramli

Colloidal systems, Transdermal drug delivery, Cosmetic/cosmeceutical, Microneedle, Oleochemistry

Dr. Nur Hasyareeda Binti Hassan

Inorganic synthesis, Coordinatin chemistry, Ionic liquids, Deep eutectic solvents, Solid and gel polymer electrolyte, Biopolymer electrolyte

Dr. Muntaz Binti Abu Bakar

Organic synthesis (Porphyrin), Natural product chemistry (plants)

ChM. Dr. Nurul Huda Binti Abd Karim

Inorganic synthesis, Medicinal inorganic chemistry, Chemical sensor/biosensor

Dr. Farah Hannan Binti Anuar

Polymer synthesis, Poly(lactic acid) copolymers, Biodegradable polymer, Polymer electrolyte, Polymer in cosmetics

ChM. Dr. Nadhratun Naiim Mobarak

Functional biopolymer, Energy conversion & energy storage, Membrane for water treatment, Computational simulation

ChM. Dr. Teh Lee Peng

Advanced materials, Heterogeneous solid acid-base catalysis, CO2 capture and utilization

Dr. Wan Nur Aini Wan Mokhtar

Heterogeneous catalysis, Biofuel, Desulfurization diesel, Methanation

Dr. Mohd Firdaus Bin Mohd Yusoff

Oils and fats modification for food and non-food application, Plant based surfactants and cosmetic products, Plant esters, oilseeds and oleochemicals

ChM. Dr. Mohamad Azuwa Mohamed

Photocatalysis/Photoelectrocatalysis/Catalysis, Membran Technology, Bio-template/Bio-materials

Dr. Nurul Asikin Bt Mijan

Nano-Materials, Biomass Conversion Technology (Catalytic conversion of biomass), Oleochemistry (Carboxy functionality of fatty acids), Catalysis (Heterogeneous catalyst, mixed metal oxides, acid-base catalyst), Energy & Fuels (Biodiesel, Renewable Diesel, Biofuels)

Dr. Lee Tian Khoon

Secondary battery (Li & Na), Nanocomposite polymer electrolyte, DSSC, Synthesis & modification of polymer, Biomaterials

Dr. Noor Afizah Rosli

Polymer blending & Biocomposites

Entry requirements

General requirement:

  1. Complete 12 years of Primary and High School education; and
  2. Obtain High School (e.g. Higher Secondary Certificate, Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate, Tawjihiyah, Ijazah Sekolah Menengah Atas, High School Diploma); and
  3. Meet minimum English requirement set by faculty; and
  4. Pass UKM interview (if required) ; and
  5. Meet faculty specific requirement;

Specific programme requirement:

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