Institut Sel Fuel

 Masa Depan Tenaga

Dr. Azim Fitri Zainul Abidin

Research Fellow

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  • Telephone: +603 8911 8537
  • Address: Fuel Cell Institute
  • Level 4, Research Complex
    National University of Malaysia
    43600 UKM Bangi



Ph.D. in Quantum Engineering, Osaka University, Japan (2023)

M.Sc. in Fuel Cell Engineering, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (2018)

B.Sc. (Hons) in Materials Science, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (2014)


Research Experience

Research Fellow (2024 – present) Fuel Cell Institute, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

PhD Research Student (2019 – 2024) School of Engineering, Osaka University Japan. Advisors Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ikutaro Hamada & Prof. Dr. Yoshitada Morikawa. “A Study of the Oxygen Reduction Reaction on Single-Atom Catalyst Using Combined DFT and Solvation Theory”.

Special Auditor on JASSO Research Program (2018 – 2019) Osaka University, Japan

MSc Research Student (2015 – 2018) Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Advisors Assoc. Prof. Dr. Loh Kee Shyuan & Prof. Dato’ Ir. Dr. Wan Ramli Wan Daud.  “Preparation and Performance of Cobalt/Nitrogen-doped Carbon Xerogel Catalyst for PEMFC”.

BSc. Undergraduate Research (2011 – 2014) Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Advisor. Dr. Roslinda Shamsudin & Prof. Dr. Azman Jalar. “Reliability of Solder Material SnAg-based as Compared to Pb-based Material”.



2019    MEXT Scholarship, Quantum Engineering Design Program, Osaka University Japan.

2018    JASSO Research Program, Osaka University Japan.


Professional Certification

2022    Professional Computational Materials Scientist – Professional Development Consortium on Computational Materials Scientist Japan.

2021    Advance Computational – 38th Computational Material Design (CMD) Course, Japan.

2020    Supercomputer – 37th Computational Material Design (CMD) Course, Japan.

2012    ISO 9000 Quality Requirement & Plastic Injection Molding Process – The Center for Instructor and Advanced Skill Training (CIAST) Malaysia.


Volunteering and Community Services

Initiative for Malaysia Humanitarian (INSAN) – Fundraiser (2015 – Present)

Malaysia Association for the Blind – Volunteer (2016)



English (Good), Malay (Proficient)