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Prof. Mohd Sobri Takriff Professor Academic RankProfessor


  • Chemical Engineering, Fluid Mechanics, Heat and Mass Transfer

Research Interests:

  • Wastewater Treatment, Water Recovery, Renewable Energy, Process Modeling & Simulation, Process Safety, Circular Solution


PhD - Chemical Engineering, University of Arkansas, USA, 1996 MSc – Chemical Engineering, University of Arkansas, USA, 1993 BSc (cum laude) – Chemical Engineering, University of Arkansas, USA, 1990
2021- Current: Full Professor, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, University of Sharjah. 2017-2021: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia-Sime Darby Foundation Co-Chair Professor for Sustainable Development 2018-2021: Director IDEA Center, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia 2013-2021 Full Professor (VK6), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia 2013-2014: Adjunct Professor, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak 2010-2021 Board of Director, UKM Pakarunding Sdn. Bhd. 2008-2013 Full Professor (VK7), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia 2002-2008 Associate Professor, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia 1996-2002 Lecturer, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Invited Speaker - Smart Circular Bioeconomy, Green Energy Solutions in APEC region 2020, APEC-ACABT, Taiwan 18-20 December 2020. Invited Speaker - Bio-Circular-Green Economy - The Malaysian Scenario, International conference on circular economy and Technology transferring for small and medium size enterprise, Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Thailand, 23 September 2020 Invited Speaker - Indigenous Resources for Renewable Energy, CIMB Young ASEAN Leaders, sept 20, 2019, Bangi, Selangor Keynote Speaker - Microalgae for agriculture, The 2nd International Conference on Natural Products and Bioresource Sciences – 2018, Jakarta, Indonesia 1-2 November 2018 Keynote Speaker - Destination Bioeconomy, The 5th International Conference on Biotechnology Engineering 2018 – Kuala Lumpur (19-20 Sept 2018), Kuala Lumpur Invited Speaker - Regional Consultation on Achieving SDGs through Sector-focused STI Policies, Bangkok, Thailand 27-29 Ogos 2018 Keynote Speaker - Research Funding Best Practices, Research Funding & Powering the Innovation Engine, Malaysian Industrial Development Agency & Nottingham University, Kuala Lumpur, 23-24 August 2017 Keynote Speaker - Hydrogen from oil palm biomass, International hydrogen and fuel cell technology, Putrajaya 12-15 April 2017 Keynote Speaker - Renewable energy Opportunities from Palm Oil Milling, Overcoming Critical Bottlenecks to Accelerate Renewable Energy Deployment in ASEAN+6 Countries, Bangkok Thailand, 13-15 June 2016, Plenary Speaker - Assessment of POME as a resource for biohytane energy, 2015, ABHL-ABBS, 21-23 Sept 2015, Kentin, Taiwan Invited Speaker - Integrated Delivery of Engineering Curriculum, National Engineering Education Workshop, 20-21 August 2015, Tokyo Japan. Keynote Speaker - Malaysian Biomass Strategy – An alternative direction, 2015, Biomass Open Research Forum, Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technology Research, 9-10 July 2015, Bangkok Tahiland
Fellow, The institution of Chemical Engineers, UK (2008-present) Chartered Engineer, The UK Engineering Council (2008 – present Professional Engineer, Board of Engineers Malaysia (2006- Present)
Sime Darby Foundation Research Endowment for Sustainability- Smart Circular Solution (MYR 15 Millions, 2021-2030) Sime Darby Foundation Research Endowmentfor Sustainable development- Development of Zero Waste Processing, (MYR 15 Millions, 2010-2020) Ministry of Higher Education (Process Criteria Establishment and Safety Aspect Evaluation of Biogas Fuelled Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) Power Generation Plant (MYR255,000, 2019-2023) CRAUN Research - Integrated Sago Waste Recovery and Treatment Demonstration Plant (MYR 1.2 Millions, 2016-2019) Sime Darby Plantation - CO2 sequestration and effluent treatment (MYR527,000, 2014-2017)
1. Mahmod, S.S., Jahim, J.M., Abdul, P.M., Luthfi, A.A.I., Takriff, M.S., Techno-Economic analysis of two-stage anaerobic system for biohydrogen and biomethane production from paLm oil mill effluent, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 2021; 9(4):105679. 2. Rohani, R., Yusoff, I.I., Amran, N.F.A., Naim, R., Takriff, M.S., Comparison of separation performance of absorption column and membrane contactor system for biohydrogen upgraded from palm oil mill effluent fermentation, Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy, 2021, 40(3) e13573 3. Mohd Udaiyappan A.F., Hasan H.A., Takriff M.S., Sheikh Abdullah S.R., Mohd Yasin N.H., Ji B., Cultivation and application of Scenedesmus sp. strain UKM9 in palm oil mill effluent treatment for enhanced nutrient removal, Journal of Cleaner Production, 2021, 294: 126295 4. Shomran A.T., Hussein E.K., Shomran H.T., Gaaz T.S., Takriff M.S., Kadhum A.A.H., Al-Amiery A.A., Investigation of Adding Silicon on Fatigue Properties of Aluminum Based Alloys, 2021, Silicon, 13(4)1215 – 1222 5. Japar, A.S., Takriff, M.S., Mohd Yasin, N.H., Microalgae acclimatization in industrial wastewater and its effect on growth and primary metabolite composition, Algal Research, 2021, 53: 102163 6. Resen A.M., Hanoon M.M., Alani W.K., Kadhim A., Mohammed A.A., Gaaz T.S., Kadhum A.A.H., Al-Amiery A.A., Takriff M.S., Exploration of 8-piperazine-1-ylmethylumbelliferone for application as a corrosion inhibitor for mild steel in hydrochloric acid solution, International Journal of Corrosion and Scale Inhibition, 2021, 10(1):368 – 387 7. Mahmod S.S., Azahar A.M., Luthfi A.A.I., Abdul P.M., Mastar M.S., Anuar N., Takriff M.S., Jahim J.M., Potential Utilisation of Dark-Fermented Palm Oil Mill Effluent in Continuous Production of Biomethane by Self-Granulated Mixed Culture, Scientific Reports, 2020, 10(11): 9167 8. Arisht S.N., Abdul P.M., Jasni J., Mohd Yasin N.H., Lin S.-K., Wu S.-Y., Takriff M.S., Jahim J.M., Dose-response analysis of toxic effect from palm oil mill effluent (POME) by-products on biohydrogen producing bacteria – A preliminary study on microbial density and determination of EC50, Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 2020, 20315: 110991 9. Shaker, L.M., Al-Amiery, A.A., Kadhum, A.A.H., Takriff, M.S., Manufacture of contact lens of nanoparticle-doped polymer complemented with zemax, 2020, Nanomaterials 10(10),2028 10. Rosli, M.I., Abdul Nasir, A.M., Takriff, M.S., Ravichandar, V., Drying sago pith waste in a fluidized bed dryer, Food and Bioproducts Processing, 2020, 123: 335-344 11. Babaqi, B.S., Takriff, M.S., Othman, N.T.A., Kamarudin, S.K., Yield and energy optimization of the continuous catalytic regeneration reforming process based particle swarm optimization, Energy, 2020, 206:118098 12. Hanipa M.A.F., Abdul P.M., Jahim J.M., Takriff M.S., Reungsang A., Wu S.-Y., Biotechnological approach to generate green biohydrogen through the utilization of succinate-rich fermentation wastewater, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2020, 45(42):22246-22259 13. Othman, T.N.A., Din, Z.A.M., Takriff, S.M.M., Simulation on drying of sago bagasse in a fluidized bed dryer, Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, 2020, 15(4): 2507-2521 14. Ding G.T., Mohd Yasin N.H., Takriff M.S., Kamarudin K.F., Salihon J., Yaakob Z., Mohd Hakimi N.I.N., Phycoremediation of palm oil mill effluent (POME) and CO2 fixation by locally isolated microalgae: Chlorella sorokiniana UKM2, Coelastrella sp. UKM4 and Chlorella pyrenoidosa UKM7, Journal of Water Process Engineering, 2020, 35: 101202 15. Mohd Udaiyappan A.F., Hasan H.A., Takriff M.S., Abdullah S.R.S., Maeda T., Mustapha N.A., Mohd Yasin N.H., Nazashida Mohd Hakimi N.I., Microalgae-bacteria interaction in palm oil mill effluent treatment, Journal of Water Process, Engineering, 2020, 35:101203 16. Tiang M.F., Fitri Hanipa M.A., Abdul P.M., Jahim J.M.D., Mahmod S.S.a, Takriff M.S.a, b, Lay C.-H.,, Reungsang A., Wu S.-Y., Recent advanced biotechnological strategies to enhance photo-fermentative biohydrogen production by purple non-sulphur bacteria: An overview, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2020, 45(24): 13211-13230 17. Jasni J., Arisht S.N., Mohd Yasin N.H., Abdul P.M., Lin S.-K., Liu C.-M., Wu S.-Y., Jahim J.M., Takriff M.S., Comparative toxicity effect of organic and inorganic substances in palm oil mill effluent (POME) using native microalgae species, Journal of Water Process Engineering, 2020, 34:101165 18. Gong Tao Ding, Nazlina Haiza Mohd Yasin, Mohd Sobri Takriff, Kamrul Fakir Kamarudin, Jailani Salihon, ZahiraYaakob, Noor Irma Nazashida MohdHakimi, Phycoremediation of palm oil mill effluent (POME) and CO2 fixation by locally isolated microalgae: Chlorella sorokiniana UKM2, Coelastrella sp. UKM4 and Chlorella pyrenoidosa UKM7, Journal of Water Process Engineering, 2020, 35:101202 19. Khan A., Takriff M.S., Sanaullah K., Zwawi Md, Algarni M., Felemban B.F., Bahadar A., Shah A., Rigit A.R.H., Periodic compression and cavitation induced shear between steam-water two-phase flows for bio-materials degradation, International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 2020, 17(3): 1591 - 16261 20. Khan, A., Takriff, M.S., Rosli, M.I., Othman, N.T.A., Sanaullah, K., Rigit, A.R.H., Shah, A., Ullah, A., Flow characteristics within the wall boundary layers of swirling steam flow in a pipe comprising horizontal and inclined sections, Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2020, 37(1) 19-36
Postdoc Research Fellow Supervision Postdoc Research Fellow – Dr Safa Senan Mahmod, Biohydrogen production from industrial wastewater in a novel integrated fermantation and CO2 sequestration system (2019-2021) Postdoc Research Fellow – Dr Afrasyab Khan, Flow instabilities and their impact on accompanying structures (2019-2020) Postdoc Research Fellow – Dr. Nazlina Haiza Md Yassin, production of Biohydrogen from industrial Effluent, (2016) Postdoc Research Fellow – Dr. Rajkumar Renganathan, Biodiesel production from local microalage species (2014-2015) Recently Completed PhD Students Azima Syafaini (2021, Phd Thesis – Acclimatization and harversting of local microalgae species for biodiesel prodction) Kamrul Fakir (2020, Phd Thesis - Integrated Effluent Treatment and CO2 sequestration) Ainil Farhan Mohd Udaiyappan (2020 – Phd Thesis – Industrial Effluent Treatment Using Local Microalgae Species) Badiea Saeed Omer Babaqi (2018, PhD Thesis - Process Integration for Energy Saving and Emissions Reduction of Crude Oil Distillation Unit) PhD Students Supervision (In Progress) Tengku Nor Azira Tengku Mohamed Salim - Intelligent asset safety management for process industry Dayang Siti Nurzailyn Abang Samsudin - CFD modelling of gas explosion in process industry Ahmad Faris Mohd Fakeri- Process Safety Evaluation Criteria for Biogas Fuelled solid oxide fuel cell Abdul Mu’im Abdul Nasir - Fluid Dynamics of Sago Hampas Drying in a Fluidised Bed Drier Nadia Binti Kamarrudin - CFD modelling and Experimental investigation of jet -stream cooling system
Mohd Sobri Takriff, Abdul Wahab Mohammad & Mohd Tusirin Nor, 2015, MY2015000765-A system for clarifying industrial effluents, Malaysian patent Mohd Sobri Takriff, 2014, WO2014175723 – A Bioreactor, WIPO Patent Wan Ramli Wan Daud, Edy Heriato Majlan, Abdul Wahab Mohammad, Abu Bakar Mohamad & Mohd Sobri Takriff, 2009, WO2009064169 - Compact Pressure Swing Adsorbtion System for Hydrogen Purification – WIPO Patent Mohd Sobri Takriff & Taslim Hasballah, 2004, MYPI20041771- Compact Mixer, Malaysian Patent
ASEAN Energy Award (Renewable), 2020 National Energy Award (Renewable Energy) 2020 Top Research Scientist Malaysia, 2015
Professional Formation Forum, The Institution of Chemical Engineers – UK, Malaysian Branch Chairperson, Academic Research on Palm Oil Sustainability Accerditation Panel, Board of Engineers Malaysia Board of Study, Universiti Technology Malaysia Board of Study, Universiti Putra Malaysia Board of Study, International Islamic University Malaysia Academic Program External Examiner, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Academic Program External Examiner, International Islamic University Malaysia Academic Program External Examiner, Universiti Malaysia Pahang Academic Program External Examiner, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak Academic Program External Examiner, Universiti Malaysia Perlis Research Grants Evaluation Panel, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia Board of Examination, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. Expert Panel, Department of Environment Malaysia Working Group – Revision of Ms 761, Code of Practice For The Storage And Handling of Flammable And Combustible Liquids, Department of Standard Malaysia
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