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Solar Energy Research Institute

Dr. Masita Mohammad

Email: Phone: 03-89118517

Current Position: Research Fellow

Specialisation: Solar Biomass


B Sc, M Sc (UMT), PhD (UTP)

Areas of Research
Renewable Energy, Bioenergy, Separation Process, Polymer Composite, Biomass Solar


Publications Journals



  1. Zahira Yaakob, Siti Masrinda Tasirin, Norazrina Mat Jali, M. Masita. “Synthesis and Characterization of Nickel Oxide and Iron Oxide Doped Pvdf Carbon Nanofibers Via Electrospinning For Hydrogen Storage”. 2nd International Conference on Materials for Energy Enmat Ii, 12-16 May 2013, Karlsruhe Convention Center, Germany.
  2. Masita, Z. Yaakob, S.S. Louyeh, S.R.S Abdullah, S.M. Tasirin. “Studies on the Removal of Cadmium and Chromium from Aqueous Solution by Using Palm shell Activated Carbon”. 3rd Workshop, Cost Action CM0903 (UBIOCHEM) 1-3 November 2012. Thessaloniki, Greece.
  3. Masita, Z. Yaakob, S.R.S Abdullah, “Studies on the Adsorption Activity of Carbon Derived By Jatropha Seed Hull for Cadmium (II) Removal”. 5th-9th September 2011. Materials and Technologies for Green Chemistry. Tallinn, Estonia.
  4. Ibrahim, M. Masita, Y. Zahira, S.M. Tasirin, “Adsorption Isotherm Studies for the Removal of Chromium Using Jatropha Activated Carbon by Chemical Activation”. 5th-9th September 2011. Materials and Technologies for Green Chemistry. Tallinn, Estonia.
  5. K. Sen, V. S. Memon, M. Masita, “Removal of Cadmium Metal Ion (Cd2+) from Aqueous Solution by Aluminium Oxide (Al2O3): A Kinetic Study”. 5th –9th August. World Engineering Congress 2007, Penang, Malaysia.
  6. Masita, B. K Dutta, S. Maitra, “Adsorption Studies of Zn(II) on Castor Seed Hulls”. 25th –26th Mac, National Postgraduate Conference on Engineering, Science and Technology 2009, University Teknologi PETRONAS.
  7. Masita, B. K Dutta, S. Maitra, “Studies on the Bio-sorption Activity of Castor Seed Hull for the Removal of Cd(II) ions”. 12th– 14th August 2009, 3rd International Conference on Bioprocess and Chemical Engineering (ICCBPE-2009). Universiti Malaysia Sabah.
  8. K Dutta, M. Masita, S. Maitra, T. K. Sen, “Removal of Cd2+ and Zn2+ Using Castor Seed Hull as a Low Cost Adsorbent”. 23th-27th August 2009. 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering. Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  9. K Dutta, M. Masita, S. Maitra, “Removal of Cd(II) and Zn(II) using castor seed hull as a low cost biosorbent”. 30th Nov– 2nd Dec 2009. Water and Industry 2009 International Conference. Palmerston North, New Zealand.
  10. Masita, B. K Dutta, S. Maitra, “Comparison of Physic Seed Hulls and Activated Carbon for the Removal of Malachite Green Dye from Aqueous Solution”. 7th-8th Dec 2009. MICROTREBE 2009. PWTC, KL.


Articles in Antologi/Chapters in Book

Monograph, Working Papers and Non-Periodical Publications




Administrative Services/Committee

Coordinator for 2nd SERI Colloquium 2014.

Reports: Technical/Research/Consultation

Research Grant

  1. Metal/polymer interphases study in aqueous solution on conductive thermoset nanomaterial
  2. Metal ions adsorption on polymeric nanofibers in aqueous solution using batch experimental study
  3. Penghasilan Biodiesel Dari Minyak Jatropha Curcas dan Minyak Masak Terpakai


  1. Resource Person for BRCC (Building Resilience for Climate Change) Course.
  2. Presentation and report evaluator for KKKF3283 (Etika Kejuruteraan dan Perkembangan Teknologi)