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UPM's Staff Profile
DR. UMER RASHID
FELO PENYELIDIK
INSTITUT NANOSAINS DAN NANOTEKNOLOGI
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PROFESSIONAL

NAME :
(Dr.) Umer Rashid
POSITION :
Felo Penyelidik
ENTITY :
Institut Nanosains Dan Nanoteknologi

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
2011
Post Doctorate, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia
2009
PhD, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
2003
MSc, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
2001
BSc, University of The Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
WORKING EXPERIENCE
Assoc. Prof./ Senior Research Fellow (November 2011-till date)
Institute of Advanced Technology,
University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia
Post-Doctoral Fellow (July 2010-Oct 2011)
Mission Oriented Research (MOR) - Green Technology,
Chemical Engineering Department,
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia
Assistant Professor (October 28, 2009 – July 14, 2010)
Department of Industrial Chemistry,
Government College University, Faisalabad-38000, Pakistan
Lecturer (April 27, 2009 – October 26, 2009)
Department of Industrial Chemistry,
Government College University, Faisalabad-38000, Pakistan
Visiting Lecturer (October 20, 2008 – April 26, 2009)
Department of Environmental Sciences,
Government College University, Faisalabad-38000, Pakistan
SKILL
Analytical Chemistry, Renewable Energy, Biofuels, Biodiesel, Catalyst Development for Biodiesel
PROJECT
Development of Low-cost & Efficient Green Catalyst for Transesterification of Palm Fatty Acid Distillate (PFAD) using Fast-Solvothermal Technology (Jan 2014 - Dec 2015)
Project Leader
Funding Source: eScience Fund, MOSTI, Malaysia
Synthesis of Biodiesel from Low Cost Feedstock using Green Heterogeneous Acid Catalyst (Sep 2012- Dec 2014)
Project Leader
Funding Source: RUGS, UPM, Malaysia
Exploration of Novel Feedstock for the Production of Biodiesel
Co-researcher
Funding Source: STIRF, UTP, Malaysia
CONFERENCE / WORKSHOP / SEMINAR
2013
Workshop on “Chemisorption Analysis” October 29-31, 2013, jointly organized by Centralized Analytical Laboratory, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) and GAT Scientific Sdn Bhd., held at Centralized Analytical Laboratory, Ground Floor, Block P, Uni
2013
Workshop on “Olympus LEXT OLS4100 Laser Confocal Microscope & Phenom G3 Desktop Scanning Electron Microscope” October 10, 2013, organized by Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products, held at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia.
2013
Workshop on “Understanding the FESEM, STEM, EDS and Zone Carbon Cleaner” June 26-27, 2013, organized by Hi-Tech Instruments Sdn Bhd, held at Head Office, Jalan BP 4/8, Bandar Bukit Puchong, Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia.
2013
Training on “Hands on Operation Training HPLC System Brand Sykam Model 600 Series” June 3-4, 2013, organized by Functional and Devices Laboratory, Institute of Advanced Technology (ITMA), held at Block B, Faculty of Engineering, UPM, Malaysia.
2012
Seminar on “Chemistry of Palm Oil Mill Processing” November 28, 2012, organized by Institute of Advanced Technology, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) held at Auditorium Jurutera, Faculty of Engineering, UPM, Malaysia.
2012
Workshop on “Biodiesel Technology: Processing, Potential Feedstock, Future Prospects and Challenges” November 5-6, 2012, organized by Department of Chemistry held at University of Sargodha, Sargodha, Pakistan.
2012
Seminar on “Fischer Palm Oil Seminar 2012” October 02, 2012, organized by Fisher Scientific Sdn Bhd, held at Fisher Scientific Sdn Bhd, Shah Alam, Malaysia.
2012
Workshop on “Oil Analysis using Gas Chromatography” September 27, 2012, organized by Institute of Advanced Technology (ITMA), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) held at Seminar Room, ITMA, UPM, Malaysia.
2012
Seminar on “Merck Millipore Lab Safety Seminar” July 05, 2012, organized by Merck Sdn Bhd, held at Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia.
2012
Seminar on “Spectroscopic Solutions Seminar 2012” May 23, 2012, organized by Research Instruments Sdn Bhd, held at The Saujana Hotel, Shah Alam, Malaysia.
2012
Seminar and Workshop on “Invitation to Updates on Today Laboratory Testing Technology in R&D, QA&QC and Production Facilities” May 22, 2012, organized by Seles & Service Mettler Toledo, held at Mettler Toledo Sdn Bhd, Shah Alam, Malaysia.
2012
Seminar on “Innovation in Oils and Fats Seminar 2012” May 08, 2012, organized by Laboratory of Molecular Biomedicine, held at Institute of Bioscience, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia.
2012
Seminar and Workshop on “Understand Reaction Kinetics, Mechanism and Pathway in Real Time to Accelerated Process Development & Scale-up and Safety” April 17-18, 2012, organized by Seles & Service Mettler Toledo, held at Mettler Toledo Sdn Bhd, Shah Al
2012
Training on “Turnitin: Document Similarity Checker” April 5, 2012, organized by Center for Academic Development, held at iDEC, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia.
2012
Workshop on “Scientific Writing Workshop” January 11, 2012, organized by Laboratory of Marine Biotechnology, held at Institute of Bioscience, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia.
PAPER PRESENTED
2014
U. Rashid, (2014). Carbohydrate-derived Solid Acid Catalysts for Biodiesel Production from Low Cost Feedstocks, Presented as Keynote Speaker at International Conference of Biochemical and Chemical Sciences, February 24-26, 2014, University of Agriculture,
2012
U. Rashid, M. Ibrahim, S. Yasin and R. Yunus, (2012). Citrus (Citrus reticulate) Seed Oil: A Novel Source for Biodiesel Production, Presented as an Poster at 103th AOCS Annual Meeting and Expo, April 29- May 2, 2012, Long Beach, California, USA, Abstract
2012
U. Rashid, H.A. Rahman, I. Hussain and S. Yusup, (2011). Production and Characterization of Biodiesel Produced from Musk Melon (Cucumis melo) Seed Oil, Presented as an Oral at BIT’s 1st Annual World Congress of Bioenergy-2011, July 25-30, 2011, Dalian W
AWARD AND ACHIEVEMENT
2012
Silver Medal on “Activity of Heterogeneous Catalyst (Ca(OCH3)2) for Synthesis of Palm Oil Based Trimethylpropane Triesters” at Pameran Rekacipt Penyelidikan Dan Inovasi (PRPI) Malaysia 2012, 17-19 July, 2012, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Ma
2011
Gold Medal on “Bio fuel from Agricultural Waste through a Process of Catalytic Conversion” at 39th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, 06-10 April, 2011, Geneva.
2011
Gold Medal on “Bio-Gasoline from Malaysian Agricultural Waste via Catalytic Conversion Process (BIOGAX)” at Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) 2011, 17-19 February, 2011, Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
AREA OF SPECIALISATION
Biofuels, Biodiesel, Renewable Energy, Catalyst Development
RESEARCH PROJECT
Development of Low-cost & Efficient Green Catalyst for Transesterification of Palm Fatty Acid Distillate (PFAD) using Fast-Solvothermal Technology (Jan 2014-Dec 2015)
Role: Project Leader
Funding Source: eScience Fund, MOSTI, Malaysia
Synthesis of Biodiesel from Low Cost Feedstock using Green Heterogeneous Acid Catalyst (Sep 2012- Dec 2014)
Role: Project Leader
Funding Source: RUGS, UPM
Exploration of Novel Feedstock for the Production of Biodiesel (Mar 2011- Feb 2012)
Role: Co-researcher
Funding Source: STIRF, UTP
PUBLICATION
2022:
Potential heterogeneous nano-catalyst via integrating hydrothermal carbonization for biodiesel production using waste cooking oil
2022:
Pyrolysis of polypropylene plastic waste into carbonaceous char: Priority of plastic waste management amidst COVID-19 pandemic
2022:
Heating effect on quality characteristics of mixed canola cooking oils
2022:
Biodiesel Production from Waste Cooking Oil using Magnetic Bifunctional Calcium and Iron Oxide Nanocatalysts Derived from Empty Fruit Bunch
2022:
Functional novel ligand based palladium(II) separation and recovery from e-waste using solvent-ligand approach
2022:
Lewatit-immobilized lipase from Bacillus pumilus as a new catalyst for biodiesel production from tallow: Response surface optimization, fuel properties and exhaust emissions
2021:
Advances in valorization of lignocellulosic biomass towards energy generation
2021:
Production and Evaluation of Fractionated Tamarind Seed Oil Methyl Esters as a New Source for Biodiesel
2021:
Development and Characterization of Polypropylene Waste from Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)-Derived Char-Filled Sugar Palm Starch Biocomposite Briquettes
2021:
Nanobiocatalysts for catalyzing the transesterification reaction for biodiesel synthesis - A review
2021:
Adsorptive removal of COD from produced water using tea waste biochar
2021:
Seasonal Variation, Fractional Isolation and Nanoencapsulation of Antioxidant Compounds of Indian Blackberry (Syzygium cumini)
2021:
Exploring untapped effect of process conditions on biochar characteristics and applications
2021:
N-Arylation of Protected and Unprotected 5-bromo 2-amino Benzoimidazole as Organic Material: Non-linear Optical (NLO) Properties and Structural Feature Determination through Computational Approach
2021:
Low-Temperature Thermal Degradation of Disinfected COVID-19 Non-Woven Polypropylene-Based Isolation Gown Wastes into Carbonaceous Char
2021:
A Novel Combined Treatment Process of Hybrid Biosorbent-nanofiltration for Effective Pb(II) Removal from Wastewater
2021:
Optimization of Micro-Pollutants’ Removal from Wastewater Using Agricultural Waste-Derived Sustainable Adsorbent
2021:
Effect of Pretreatment Conditions on the Chemical-Structural Characteristics of Coconut and Palm Kernel Shell: A Potentially Valuable Precursor for Eco-Efficient Activated Carbon Production
2021:
Advances in physiochemical and biotechnological approaches for sustainable metal recovery from e-waste: A critical review
2021:
Synthesis of magnetic basic palm kernel shell catalyst for biodiesel production and characterisation and optimisation by Taguchi method
2021:
Production of Biodiesel from Spirogyra elongata, A Common Freshwater Green Algae with High Oil Content
2021:
Bifunctional nano-catalyst produced from palm kernel shell via hydrothermal-assisted carbonization for biodiesel production from waste cooking oil
2021:
Bifunctional biomass-based catalyst for biodiesel production via hydrothermal carbonization (HTC) pretreatment – Synthesis, characterization and optimization
2021:
Synthesis and characterization of bifunctional magnetic nano-catalyst from rice husk for production of biodiesel
2021:
Conversion of Waste Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Polymer into Activated Carbon and its Feasibility to Produce Green Fuel
2021:
Synthesis of Indoles Via Intermolecular and Intramolecular Cyclization by Using Palladium-Based Catalysts
2021:
A Novel Heterogeneous Superoxide Support-coated Catalyst for Production of Biodiesel from Roasted and Unroasted Sinapis arvensis Seed Oil
2021:
Trends in Widely Used Catalysts for Fatty Acids Methyl Esters (FAME) Production: A Review
2021:
Green photosensitisers for the degradation of selected pesticides of high risk in most susceptible food: A safer approach
2021:
Comprehensive Comparison of Hetero-homogeneous Catalysts for Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Production from Non-edible Jatropha curcas Oil
2021:
A magnetically separable acid-functionalized nanocatalyst for biodiesel production
2021:
The in vitro α-glucosidase Inhibition Activity of Various Solvent Fractions of Tamarix dioica and 1H-NMR based Metabolite Identification and Molecular Docking Analysis
2021:
A novel route of mixed catalysis for production fatty acid methyl esters from potential seed oils sources
2020:
Kinetics and thermodynamics of synthesis of palm oil-based trimethylolpropane triester using microwave irradiation
2020:
Characterization of a newly isolated cyanobacterium Plectonema terebrans for biotransformation of the wastewater-derived nutrients to biofuel and high-value bioproducts
2020:
Photocatalysis for Organic Wastewater Treatment: From the Basis to Current Challenges for Society
2020:
Mesoporous acidic catalysts synthesis from dual stage and rising co-current gasification char: Application for FAME production from waste cooking oil
2020:
Valorization of solid waste biomass by inoculation for the enhanced yield of biogas
2020:
Optimization of Activated Carbon Monolith Co3O4-Based Catalyst for Simultaneous SO2/NOx Removal from Flue Gas Using Response Surface Methodology
2020:
Optimization the Process of Chemically Modified Carbon Nanofiber Coated Monolith via Response Surface Methodology for CO2 Capture
2020:
Fe3O4-PDA-Lipase as Surface Functionalized Nano Biocatalyst for the Production of Biodiesel Using Waste Cooking Oil as Feedstock: Characterization and Process Optimization.
2020:
Study the effect of various sulfonation methods on catalytic activity of carbohydrate-derived catalysts for ester production
2020:
Response Surface Methodology Approach for Optimized Biodiesel Production from Waste Chicken Fat Oil
2020:
Synthesis of nanomagnetic sulphonated impregnated Ni/Mn/Na2SiO3 as catalyst for esterification of palm fatty acid distillate
2020:
Palladium (0) Catalyzed Synthesis of Thiophene Based 1,3,4-oxadiazoles Their Reactivities and Potential Nonlinear Optical Properties
2020:
Palladium and Copper Catalyzed Sonogashira Cross Coupling an Excellent Methodology for CC bond formation over 17 years: A Review
2020:
Thermo-catalytic Decomposition of Polystyrene Waste: Comparative Analysis using Different Kinetic Models
2020:
The Implementation of artificial neural network for multivariable optimization of mesoporous NiO nanocrystalline: biodiesel application
2020:
High oleic pentaerythritol tetraester formation via transesterification: Effect of reaction conditions
2020:
Synthesis of bifunctional nanocatalyst from waste palm kernel shell and its application for biodiesel production
2020:
Kinetics of the Pyrolysis of Cobalt Impregnated Sesame Stalk Biomass
2020:
PEG-assisted microwave hydrothermal growth of spherical mesoporous Znbased mixed metal oxide nanocrystalline: Ester production application
2020:
Optimization and Blends Study of Heterogeneous Acid Catalyst Assisted Esterification of Palm Oil Industry By-product for Biodiesel Production
2020:
High Vacuum Fractional Distillation (HVFD) Approach for Quality and Performance Improvement of Azadirachta indica Biodiesel
2020:
Supermagnetic Nanobifunctional Catalyst from Rice Husk: Synthesis, Characterization and Application for Conversion of Used Cooking Oil to Biodiesel
2020:
Synthesis of reusable biobased nano-catalyst from waste sugarcane bagasse for biodiesel production
2020:
Spirogyra oil-based Biodiesel: Response Surface Optimization of Chemical and Enzymatic Transesterification and Exhaust Emission Behavior
2020:
Preparation of Na2O supported CNTs nanocatalyst for efficient biodiesel production from waste-oil
2020:
Fundamentals and recent progresses on fabrication, functionalization and characterization of mesostructured materials over diverse synthetic methodologies
2020:
Production of biodiesel over waste seashell-derived active and stable extrudate catalysts in a fixed-bed reactor
2020:
Utilization of nano and micro particles to enhance drilling mud rheology
2020:
Chemical composition, oxidative stability, and antioxidant activity of allium ampeloprasum l. (wild leek) seed oil
2020:
Synthesis of Lipase-Immobilized CeO2 Nanorods as Heterogeneous Nano-Biocatalyst for Optimized Biodiesel Production from Eruca sativa Seed Oil
2020:
Monolith Metal-Oxide-Supported Catalysts: Sorbent for Environmental Application