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Solar Energy Research Institute

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nilofar Asim

Email: nilofarasim@ukm.edu.my Phone: 03-89118576

Current Position: Senior Research Fellow

Specialisation: Synthesis of nano materials, composites and investigation of their application; Photocatalysts ; Materials related in renewable energy application; Solar electrification; Passive cooling materials and design; Using agricultural waste as resource

Biography:
Dr. Nilofar Asim obtained her BSc in in Applied Chemistry, MSc in Inorganic Chemistry from Tehran University (Iran) and PhD in Materials Science from National University of Malaysia (Malaysia). She is presently as an Associated professor at solar energy Research Institute, a center of excellence for the research and development in solar energy technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. She has been involved in the field of materials science for more than 17 years. Her main contributions are in synthesis of nanomaterials (metal oxide and composite), photocatalysts, inorganic polymers and agriculture waste materials modification for new applications, etc. She has published 60 research papers in journals and conferences.

Qualifications
B.Sc. Applied Chemistry, M.Sc. Inorganic Chemistry (Tehran Uni. Iran), Ph.D Materials Science (UKM'sia)

Areas of Research

  • Synthesis of nano materials, composites and investigation of their application
  • Photocatalysts
  • Materials related in renewable energy application
  • Solar electrification
  • Passive cooling materials and design
  • Using agricultural waste as resource

Research/Consultation/Expansion

Publications Journals

 

Proceedings

  1. Zeynab Emdadi, Nilofar Asim, M. A. Yarmo, Roslinda Shamsudin, Zatil Amali Che Ramli, K. Sopian; Investigation of Possibility using of rice husk as desiccant materials; Computer Applications in Environmental Sciences and Renewable Energy; p:217-220; ISBN: 978-960-474-370-4
  2. Zatil Amali Che Ramli, Nilofar Asim, Zeynab Emdadi,Wan N. R. W. Isahak, M. Ambar Yarmo; Preparation, Synthesis and Characterization of WO3 /AC from WO3 /Polyaniline (PANi) for Photocatalytic application under UV and Visible irradiation; International Journal of Materials Science and Engineering 2(1), 23-26. (2nd International conference on Nano and Materials Engineering  ( ICNME  2014))
  3. Zeynab Emdadi, Nilofar Asim, M. A. Yarmo, Roslinda Shamsudin; Investigation of More Environmental Friendly Materials for Passive Cooling Application Based on Geopolymer; APCBEE Procedia; 5th  International Conference on  Environmental Science and Development-ICESD 2014
  4.  Nilofar Asim, M F Syuhami, Marzieh Badiei , M Ambar; WO3 Modification by Synthesis of Nanocomposites; APCBEE Procedia ,The 2013 5th International Conference on Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering (ICBEE 2013)
  5. Marzieh Badiei , Nilofar Asim, Jamilah M Jahim, Kamaruzzaman Sopian; Comparison of Chemical Pretreatment Methods for Cellulosic Biomass; APCBEE Procedia ,The 2013 5th International Conference on Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering (ICBEE 2013)
  6. Zatil Amali Che Ramli, Wan Nor Roslam Wan Ishak, Mohd Ambar Yarmo and Nilofar Asim; Investigation of Photocatalytic Activity of TiO2-PANi Nanocomposites; Applied Mechanics and Materials (ISSN:1660-9336), by Trans Tech Publications Inc.; The 3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Sustainable Energy and Advanced Materials (ICE-SEAM 2013)
  7. Nurul Aida Mohamed, M.A. Alghoul, Assim,Fadhil, P. Poovanaesvaran, Mays Abdulrazzaq, Nilofar Asim, K. Sopian, Simulation of Optimal Input/Output Expectations under 3kW Load of Single Stage BWRO Unit at Different Feed TDS, 7th International Conference on Renewable Energy Sources (RES '13) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia April 2-4, 2013, Computational Methods in Science and Engineering, WSEAS Press, ISBN: 978-1-61804-174-6
  8. Fadhil Yousif, M. A. Alghoul, E. Alfegi, Nilofar Asim, K. Sopian, Design of PV-“Single Phase Grid” Electric Vehicle Charging System, 7th International Conference on Renewable Energy Sources (RES '13) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia April 2-4, 2013, Computational Methods in Science and Engineering, WSEAS Press, ISBN: 978-1-61804-174-6
  9. Fadhil Yousif, M. A. Alghoul, E. Alfegi, Nilofar Asim, K. Sopian, Simulation of Hybrid PV-“3 Phase Grid” Electric Vehicle Charging System, 7th International Conference on Renewable Energy Sources (RES '13) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia April 2-4, 2013, Computational Methods in Science and Engineering, WSEAS Press, ISBN: 978-1-61804-174-6
  10. Ahmad-Ludin, N. Abdul-Karim, M. A. Mat-Teridi, M. A. Ibrahim, S. Sepeai, K.Sopian, M. Y. Sulaiman, Nilofar Asim, Absorption Spectrum of N719 and SQ1 Dye on TiO2 Surface of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell, 7th International Conference on Renewable Energy Sources (RES '13) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia April 2-4, 2013, Latest Trends in Renewable Energy and Environmental Informatics, page: 255-258WSEAS Press,  ISBN: 978-1-61804-175-3

Book

Articles in Antologi/Chapters in Book

Chapter 10 in “Nanocomposites: Preparation, Properties and Performance”, Nova Publishers, ISBN: 978-1-60456-798-4, 2008

Monograph, Working Papers and Non-Periodical Publications

Seminar

  1. 2nd International conference on Nano and Materials Engineering (ICNME 2014)
  2. 5th International Conference on Environmental Science and Development-ICESD 2014
  3. The 2013 5th International Conference on Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering (ICBEE 2013)
  4. The 3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Sustainable Energy and Advanced Materials (ICE-SEAM 2013)
  5. 7th International Conference on Renewable Energy Sources (RES '13) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia April 2-4, 2013
  6. International Conference Power and Energy Systems and Applications (PESA 2012)
  7. 2nd/2012 International Conference on Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials (ICCEAM 2012), July 2012
  8. The first Iranian Students Scientific Conference in Malaysia, April 2011
  9. The 2nd ISESCO International Workshop and conference on Nanotechnology (IWCN 2010), Jan 2010
  10. The International Conference on Advancement of Materials and Nanotechnology, Jun 2007

Award

  1. Silver Medal for Innovation of High Efficiency Solar Cooling System, Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE 2013)
  2. Bronze Medal for Innovation of Multipurpose Compact Solar Heat Pump for Water Heating, Space Cooling and Drying Applications, Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE 2013)
  3. 11thEdition of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Prize for Science & Technology (1434H/2013G), Islamic Development Bank (IDB)
  4. Research Innovation Award ( Solar cells and PV application research group), 7th Innovation Festival by Vice Chancellor of UKM, 13 April 2012
  5. The best paper Award, First Conf. of Iranian Student in Malaysia
  6. Biographical record in Who's Who in the World”, Marquis Who's Who Publication Board (2010)
  7. Bronze Medal for Innovation of Green and Sustainable Technology in the Production of Thermally Stable Bio-polyol, Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE 2008)
  8. An award of Zamalah Scheme, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia(UKM) 2006
  9. An award of commendation for having ranked first among the student of chemistry admitted in the year 1990 (Bachelor of Science), Tehran University, Iran
  10. First rank for SGS-ICS internal auditor training course (ISO 9000), SGS

Supervision

  1. Zatil binti Che Ramli - M. Sc. - Completed viva (Main Supervisor)
  2. Zeynab Emdadi Barkadehi - PhD - Ongoing (Main Supervisor)

Administrative Services/Committee

Reports: Technical/Research/Consultation

Research Grant

  1. Study and Evaluating of Different Porous Geopolymers For Green Passive Cooling Application, DLP, Principal Researcher, 2013 - 2015 (On-going).
  2. Studies on Solar Detoxification Performance of TiO2, WO3 and Their Composites as Photocatalysts, FRGS, Principal Researcher, 2012 - 2015 (On-going).
  3. Study and Evaluation of Different porous Geopolymers For Green Passive Cooling Application, GGPM, Principal Researcher, 2012 - 2015 (On-going).
  4. Study of using Agriculture waste (rice and palm residues) U.S. desiccant for water system in humid climate condition, GUP, Principal Researcher, 2012-2013 (Completed).

Teaching

  1. Lecturer & Organizer in the First Iranian workshop on Nanotechnology in Malaysia, March 2009
  2. Postgraduate Courses on Building Resilience to Climate and Ecosystems Change I; Developed by University Network for Climate and Ecosystems Change Adaptation Research (UN-CECAR); United Nations University,14 -31 October