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PROFILE

PERSONAL PARTICULARS
SALUTATION : Prof. Madya Dr.
NAME : Zurina Binti Zainal Abidin
POST :
DEPARTMENT : Fakulti Kejuruteraan

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
  • • A Level, PPP/ITM, Shah Alam, Selangor, 1994.
    • BEng (Hons), Chemical Engineering, Loughborough University, UK, 1997.
  • • MSC, Biotechnology, UMIST, Manchester, UK, 2001
    • PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, 2006



  • COMMITTEE
  • • Institution of Chemical Engineers UK, Associate Member, 1997 – Present
  • • Board of Engineers Malaysia, Member, 2006 –Present
  • • Persatuan Pegawai Akademik, UPM, 2006 – Present
  • • Loughborough University Alumni Member, 1997-Present
  • • University of Manchester Alumni Member, 2002 - Present


  • AWARD AND ACHIEVEMENT
  • • Silver Medal in PRPI, UPM, Serdang 2007. Bioremediation and treatment of oilfield produced water with combined biological and nano-filtration processes.


  • NON-JOB RELATED ACTIVITY
  • • Representative for Elektrisola (M) Sdn Bhd for Environmental Committee in Malaysian Chamber and Commerce Institute (MICCI), 1999
    • Internal Auditor for Elektrisola (M) Sdn Bhd for ISO9002 and QS9000
  • • Referee for PERTANIKA Journal Science and Technology, 2007.
    • Guest Editor of Pertanika Special Isssue of 21st Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers. 2008
  • • Chairperson for Material Biochemical Engineering Session. 21st Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers, Faculty of Engineering, UPM. 2007.
  • • Editor for Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers, UPM. 2007.
    • Organizing Committee of 21st Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers
  • • Departmental Development Coordinator, 2007
    • Committee for Faculty Occupational Safety and Health Body, Faculty of Engineering, UPM, 2007
    • Head of Process Lab II, Department of Chemical and Env. Eng, UPM. 2007.
  • • Referee for Malaysian International Research Conference : Chemical and Biotechnological Science Section, 2006
    • Referee for Journal of Engineering Science and Technology (JESTEC), 2006.
  • • Chairperson for Science and Engineering Session, Malaysian International Conference, Manchester, UK, 2006
    • Referee for Science and Engineering Technology (SET) Conference, Sarawak, 2006.
  • • Committee for organizing 3rd Annual Malaysian Research Group Conference in Manchester, UK. 2005
    • Committee for organizing 10th Departmental Anniversary, Dept of Chem. Eng., UPM. 2006
  • • Committee for organizing 1st Malaysian Research Conference (MRG), Manchester, UK, 2002
    • Committee for organizing 2nd Malaysian Research Conference (MRG), Manchester, UK, 2004
  • • Editorial Committee Member for Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering group, in 1st World Engineering Congress, 1999.
    • Committee member for organizing Metabolic Engineering Workshop, Selangor, 2002.
  • • Vice Chairman of Safety Committee in Elektrisola (M) Sdn Bhd, 1998
    • Head Project for ISO 14001 – Environmental and Pollution certification, 1999
    • Research and Development officer for Elektrisola (M) Sdn Bhd, 1999
  • • Guest Editor for Journal of Science and Technology (JESTEC) Special Issue of 21st Symposium of Malaysia Chemical Engineers , April and August 2008


  • AREA OF SPECIALISATION
  • • BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING, Bioseparation, Membrane Filtration, Wastewater treatment, Extraction


  • RESEARCH PROJECT
  • • Bioremediation and treatment of oilfield produced water with combined biological and nano-filtration processes, Co-Researcher, 2007-2009, RUGS
  • • Theoretical Modelling of Pretreatment Methods for Potential Lignocellulosic Biomass Resources for Bioethanol Production in Malaysia, Co-Researcher, 2007-2009, FRGS.
  • • Selective Deposition and Mechanism of Growth Study of CNP on a substrate via FC-CVD Technique, Co-Researcher, 2007-2009, RUGS
  • • Large Scale dielectrophoretic separation of microorganism using wire electrode by dielectrophoresis, Project Leader, 2007-2009, Escience Fund, MOSTI.
  • • Dielectrophoretic Separation of Cells using Mciroelectrodes, Project Leader, 2007-2008, Young Lecturer Scheme UPM
  • • Construction of artificial consortia of microorganism using dielectrophoresis for wastewater treatment, Project Leader, 2007-2009, Escience Fund MOSTI.


  • PUBLICATION
  • • Z. Zainal Abidin, D.R. Awang Biak, N. Hafifudin, G.H. Markx. (2008). Journal of Science and Technology (JESTEC). April: 1, 30-39
  • • Zurina Z. Abidin and Markx, G.H. (2002). Modelling of the movement of cells in dielectrophoretic separation system, Malaysian Research Group Conference, Manchester, UK.
  • • Zurina Z. Abidin and Alec James. (2002). Electrically enhanced crossflow microfiltration of oily wastewater, 2nd World Engineering Congress (WEC), Sarawak, Malaysia
  • • Yunus, Z., Abidin, Z. Z. & Markx, G. H. (2002). Development of a pulsed field DEP-FFF chromatography system for separation of micro-organisms. IChem Postgraduate Research Event, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge, Cambridge,
  • • Yunus, Z., Abidin, Z. & Markx, G.H. (2004) Separation of micro-organisms in a miniaturised dielectrophoretic Field-Flow Fractionation device. The Eight World Congress on Biosensors, Granada, Spain.
  • • Zurina Z. Abidin and Gerard H. Markx. (June 2005) High-gradient electric field system for the dielectrophoretic separation of cells, presented in Electrostatics Conference in Helsinki, Finland, 2005.
  • • Zurina Z. Abidin and Gerard H. Markx. (June 2005) High-gradient electric field system for the dielectrophoretic separation of cells, Journal of Electrostatics, Volume 63, Issues 6-10, Pages 823-830
  • • Zurina Z. Abidin and Markx, G.H. (2006). Simulation on the electric field pattern for wire cloth electrodes used for dielectrophoretic separation of cells, 20th Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers, UiTM, Shah Alam, Selangor
  • • Abidin, Z.Z., Downes, L and Markx, G.H. (2007). Attractive Cloth for Fashioning Tissues. Spotlight Section in Biotechnology and Bioengineering Monthly edition, 96, 1222-1225.
  • • Abidin, Z.Z., Downes, L. & Markx, G.H. (2007). Large scale dielectrophoretic construction of biofilms using textile technology. Biotechnol. Bioeng. 96:1222-1225.
  • • Abidin, Z.Z., Downes, L. & Markx, G.H. (2007). Novel electrode structures for large scale dielectrophoretic separations based on textile technology. Journal of Biotechnology, 130(2): Pages 183-187.
  • • Z. Zainal Abidin, A.G Liew Abdullah, Z. Yunus and G.H Markx (2007). Wire cloth electrodes: A study of electric field for Dielectrophoretic Separation of Cells, 2nd International Engineering Convention, March 2007, “Globalization in Growing Economies
  • • Zurina Z. Abidin, D. R. Awang Biak, Markx, G.H. (Dec 2007). Factors affecting dielectrophoretic separation of cells using high gradient electric field strength, 21st Symposium of Malaysia Chemical Engineers, UPM, Serdang, Selangor
  • • Zurina Z. Abidin, Zalini Yunus and Markx, G.H. (Dec 2007). Dielectrophoretic Separation of Cells using 3-D microelectrodes, 21st Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers, UPM, Serdang, Selangor.
  • • Z. Z. Abidin, Yunus, R, Awang Biak, D.R., I.S. Ahamad, S.R.Shamsuddin, S.N. Mohd Sari. (eds),. (2007). 21st Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers, UPM, Serdang.
  • • Y. Robiah, F.R. Ahmadun, A.T.Jameel and Z.Z.Abidin (eds). (1999). Proc world engineering congress. Kuala Lumpur UPM




  • PUBLICATION (KMPORTAL)
    Portable Biosensor for Chronic Malaria Detection 2016
    Characterization of Microelectrode Array of Dielectrophoretic Microfluidic Device 2016
    Pathogen detection by fiber optic microfluidic biosensor 2016
    OPTIMIZATION OF CHLOROPHYLL EXTRACTION FROM Gynura procumbens 2016
    The In Vitro Therapeutic Activity of Ellagic Acid-Alginate-Silver Nanoparticles on Breast Cancer Cells (MCF-7) and Normal Fibroblast Cells (3T3) 2016
    Alternative for rapid detection and screening of pork, chicken and beef using dielectric properties in the Frequency of 0.5 to 50 GHz 2016
    Effect of high pressurized sterilization on oil palm fruit digestion operation 2016
    Optimization of Chlorophyll extraction from synura procumbens 2015
    Statistical Optimization of alginate immobilization process of candida stauntonica strain MY1 for bioethanol production 2015
    Modeling and Simulation of Heat and Mass Transfer in Oil Palm Fruit Digestion Process 2015
    Optimization on the preparation of microfluidic channel using dry film resist 2015
    Effects of ultrasound on the quality of crude palm-oil-in water 2015
    Rapid and Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles via Sodium Alginate Media 2015
    Synthesis of 1,3-dichloropropanol from gilycerol using muriatic acid as chlorinating agent 2014
    Preliminary Study of Rambutan (Nephelium Lappaceum) Seed as potential biocoagulant for turbidity removal 2014
    Effect of Applied Voltage on A New Designed Lab on A Chip Electrowetting Actuation System 2014
    Transesterifcation reaction for synthesis of palm-based ethylhexyl ester and formulation as base oil for synthetic Drilling Fluid 2014
    Modeling of Crude Oil Biodegradation Using Two Phase Partitioning Bioreactor 2014
    Biosorption of Zn(II) from aquoues solution by jatropha curcas press cake 2014
    Dielectric characterization of liquid containing low alcoholic content for potential halal authentication in the 0.5-50 GHz range 2014
    Stirring time effect of silver nanoparticles prepared in glutathione mediated by green methods 2014
    Comparison of citronella oil extraction methods from Cymbopogon nardus grass by ohmic-heated hydro-distillation, hydro-distillation, and steam distillation 2014
    Dielectric Charcterization of Ethanol and Sugar Aqueous Solution for Potential Halal Authentication 2014
    Removal Methyl Orange from Aqueous Solutions Using Dragon Fruit (Hylocereusundatus) Foliage 2013
    A Preliminary Study on Dragon Fruit Foliage as Natural Coagulant for Water Treatment 2013
    Dielectric Characterization of Ethanol and Sugar Aqueous Solutions for Potential Halal 2013
    Optimisation of solid liquid extraction of jatropha oil using petroleum ether 2013
    Construction of ASMC by Dielectrophoresis using wire cloth electrode for treatment of wastewater 2013
    Solid Liquid Extraction in Biorefinery 2013
    Polymer Partitioning Approach for Petroleum Hydrocarbon Reduction in a Clay Soil 2013
    Optimization of a method to extract the active coagulant agent from jatropha curcas seeds for use in turbidity removal 2013
    Construction of ASMC by dielectrophoresis using wirecloth electrode for treatment of wastewater 2012
    Characterisation of biomass in upflow anearobic filters in treatment of palm oil mill effluent 2012
    Evaluation of Hospital Wastewater Treatment Plant and Determination of Bacterial Antibiotic Resistance 2012
    Optimization and Kinetics of Essential Oil Extraction from Citronella Grass by Ohmic Heated Hydro Distillation 2012
    Preliminary Study: Kinetics of Oil Extraction from Citronella Grass by Ohmic Heated Hydro Distillation 2012
    Removal of Fe(III), Mn(II) & Zn(II) from Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) by Natural Zeolite 2012
    Evaluation of membrane bioreactor for hypersaline oily wastewater treatment 2012
    Removal of Residual Oils from Palm Oil Mill Effluent by Adsorption on Natural Zeolite 2012
    Extraction of Dragon Fruit Foliage as Natural Coagulant for Water Treatment 2012
    Alternative Use of Rambutan (Nephelium Lap-paceum) Seed as Biocoagulant for Water Treatment 2012
    Kinetics of ultrasound assisted solid liquid extraction of jatropha seeds 2011
    Modeling of membrane bioreactor treating hypersaline oily wastewater by artificial neural network 2011
    Effect of physical pretreatment on dilute acid hydrolysis of water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) 2011
    Membrane foulants characterization in a membrane bioreactor (MBR) treating hypersaline oily wastewater 2011
    Low-Temperature Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes via Floating Catalyst Chemical Vapor Deposition Method 2011
    Construction of Artificial Structure Biofilm Using Wire Cloth Electrode from Textile Technology 2011
    Solid Liquid extraction of jatropha seed by microwave pretreatment and ultrasound asissted methods 2011
    A preliminary study on Jatropha curcas as coagulant in wastewater treatment 2011
    Preliminary Study of Ohmic Heated Hydro Distillation for essential oil plant extraction 2011
    Production of semi- refined carrageenan from Eucheuma cotonii 2011
    OPTIMUM CONCENTRATION OF POLYETHYLENIMINE FOR IMMOBILIZATION OF BACTERIA ON WIRE CLOTH ELECTRODE 2010
    COMPARISON OF ELECTRODE CONFIGURATION OF A WIRE CLOTH FOR DIELECTROPHORESIS APPLICATION 2010
    Application of membrane-coupled sequencing batch reactor for oilfield produced water recycle and beneficial re-use 2010
    Review of Affinity Precipitation Methods 2010
    Biological treatment of produced water in a sequencing batch reactor by a consortium of isolated halophilic microorganisms 2010
    Extraction of Oil from Jatropha Seeds-Optimization and Kinetics 2009
    Solid Liquid Extraction of Jatropha Seeds by Microwave Pretreatment and Ultrasound AssistedMethods 2009
    Dielectrophoretic Separation of Cells Using 3-D Microelectro 2009
    Review of technologies for oil and gas produced water treatment 2009
    Optimization of Solid Liquid Extraction of jatropha seed 2008
    OILFIELD PRODUCED WATER TREATMENT IN SEQUENCING BATCH REACTOR WITH ISOLATED TROPICAL HALOPHILE MICROORGANISM CONSORTIUM 2008
    Factors affecting dielectrophoretic separation of cells using high gradient electric field strength system 2008
    Treatment of synthetic produced water in SBR coupled membrane with isolated tropical halophile microorganism consortium 2008
    Low temperature synthesis of carbon nanotubes via floating catalyst chemical vapor deposition method 2008
    PRELIMINARY DESIGN OF SEMI-BATCH REACTOR 2008
    Large Scale dielectrophoretic construction of Biofilm using textile technology 2007
    FACTORS AFFECTING DIELECTROPHORETIC SEPARATION OF CELLS USING HIGH-GRADIENT ELECTRIC FIELD STRENGTH SYSTEM 2007
    3-D MICROELECTRODE STRUCTURE FOR DIELECTROPHORETIC SEPARATION OF CELLS 2007
    Proceedings of the 21ST SYMPOSIUM OF Malaysian Chemical Engineers (SOMChE 2007) 2007



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