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Lecturer of Chemical and Process Engineering

Office: Room CG-11, Block C, Integrated Science Building

Phone: + 673 8763 999

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·       PhD in Chemical Engineering, Aston University, United Kingdom (2014)

·       MSc in Chemical Process Technology (with Polymer Processing), Aston University (2009)

·       B.Eng in Chemical Engineering, Aston University (2008)


Teaching Areas

Thermodynamics and Energy Conversion, Chemical Process Design and Analysis, Energy Generation and the Environment, Project Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship etc.

Current Research Activities

·     Thermochemical characterisation of various biomass (lignocellulosic and algae species) and wastes

·     Biochar and bio-oil production from pyrolysis

·     Catalytic pyrolysis of biomass for bio-oil and syngas production

Recent Publications

[1]   Ashfaq Ahmed, Muhammad S. Abu Bakar, Abul K. Azad, Rahayu S. Sukri, Neeranuch Phusunti. Intermediate pyrolysis of Acacia cincinnata and Acacia holosericea species for bio-oil and biochar production, Energy Conversion and Management, 176 (2018) pp. 393-408, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2018.09.041

[2]   Syarif Hidayat, Muhammad S. Abu Bakar, Yang Yang, Neeranuch Phusunti, A.V. Bridgwater, Characterisation and Py-GC/MS analysis of Imperata Cylindrica as potential biomass for bio-oil production in Brunei Darussalam, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 134 (2018) pp. 510-519, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaap.2018.07.018

[3]   Ashfaq Ahmed, Syarif Hidayat, Muhammad S. Abu Bakar, Abul K. Azad, Rahayu S. Sukri & Neeranuch Phusunti Thermochemical characterisation of Acacia auriculiformis tree parts via proximate, ultimate, TGA, DTG, calorific value and FTIR spectroscopy analyses to evaluate their potential as a biofuel resource, Biofuels, (2018)  https://doi.org/10.1080/17597269.2018.1442663

[4]   Ashfaq Ahmed, Muhammad S. Abu Bakar, Abul K. Azad, Rahayu S. Sukri, Teuku Meurah Indra Mahlia, Potential thermochemical conversion of bioenergy from Acacia species in Brunei Darussalam: A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (2017) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2017.10.032

[5]   Odetoye, T.E., Afolabi, T.J., Abu Bakar, M.S., Titiloye J.O., Thermochemical characterization of Nigerian Jatropha curcas fruit and seed residues for biofuel production Energ. Ecol. Environ., (2018) https://doi.org/10.1007/s40974-018-0104-0

Research Interests

·       Biorefinery concept for value-added products

·       Biomass, Biofuel and Bioenergy Technologies

·       Catalytic Thermochemical conversion of biomass (Pyrolysis and Gasification)

·       Biochar and activated carbon manufacture

·       Solar thermal technologies

·       IoT applications in Energy and Agriculture






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