Another achievement from WILEY to NANOCAT student; Miss Phoon Bao Lee became the top downloaded paper 2018-2019 in the International Journal of Energy Research. This paper focuses on the influence of SrTiO3 synthesis parameters on the physical properties and energy applications of SrTiO3. Congratulations.


One of our paper with title of "Nanocellulose Reinforced as Green Agent in Polymer Matrix Composite Application" has been recognized by WILEY as the most downloaded and read paper in 2018-2019. The paper focused on nanocellulose as candidates for the formation of nanocomposite with superior performance due to its outstanding mechanical, renewable and biodegradability properties. Congratulations to authors: Miss Erfan Rashid, Dr. Nurhidayatullaili Muhd Julkapli and Dr. Wageeh Yehya.

Warmest congratulations to Prof. Dr. Wan Jefrey Basirun, NANOCAT Deputy Director on the Notable Award received: Among the World Top Analytical Chemist, Japan Society of Analytical Chemistry.

Congratulations to Lina Adnan Al Lani, Nanocat PhD student on winning best poster presentation at ASEAN Emerging Researchers Conference on project title of Graphene gold-curcumin for cancer treatment under supervision of Dr Wageeh & Dr Hidayatullaili.


NANOCAT PhD student, Pauline Phoon and her teammates have been reported in the media on winning the Global Challenge Award by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) for their tempeh-inspired packaging.


Congratulations to Assoc. Prof. Dr Ong Boon Hoong's group on the Cover Page Journal by Phys. Status Solidi A with original research paper entitled "Optimal Electrospun TiO2 Nanofiber Photocatalytic Performance via Synergistic Morphology and Particle Crystallinity with Anatase/Rutile Phase Tuning" written by Joshua Zheyan Soo; MPhil., Kian Mun Lee; PhD, Bee Chin Ang; PhD, and Boon Hoong Ong; PhD.

Congratulations to Ir Dr Lai Chin Wei, NANOCAT Senior Lecturer for being awarded as Excellent Oral Presentation at 3rd International Conference on Innovative Engineering Materials (ICIEM 2019) on April 25th-27th, 2019 in Bali, Indonesia.



Congratulations to Dr. Yarub Al-Douri for being selected as a recipient for Y2019 JSPS Invitational Fellowships for Research in Japan (Short-term)

Congratulations to Ir. Dr. Lai Chin Wei on the award of Excellent Oral Presentation in ICEMM 2018 - 2018 International Conference on Engineering Materials and Metallurgy in Beijing, China on September 14-16, 2018.


Great achievement by our senior lecturer Ir. Dr.Lai Chin Wei as an Invited speaker in National Chengkung University, Taiwan on 5-9 August 218. It was fully sponsored by NCKU.


Congratulations to our lecturer, Dr Lai Chin Wei on award received: Best presentation award in the International Conference on Nanomaterials, materials and manufacturing Engineering in Chengdu,China on 13-15 April 2018.


 Congratulations to Malaysia team and special congratulations to our student, Joshua Soo Zheyan for winning GOLD in Science, Technology, and Innovation category for International Nanotechnology Olympiad in Tehran, Iran from 10-17 April 2018.



Congratulations to our Academic Icon, Prof Suresh Bhargava as a recipient of an NRI of the Year 2017, Academics (Asia pacific).

Please find the inspiring story of an #NRIofTheYearAwards winner below:


Atlas Award 2015 from Elsevier on “Carbon Nanotube Membranes for Water Purification:  A Bright Future in Water Desalination” on 24 April 2015 at University of Malaya


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