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Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

Assoc Prof Dr Muhammad Roil Bilad
Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering


Staff Room 1, C1.5, First Floor, Block C, Integrated Sciences Building


Education/Professional Qualifications

  • Doctorate in Bioscience Engineering, KU Leuven University, Belgium
  • Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia
  • BEng in Chemical engineering, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia

Teaching Areas


  • Physical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Engineering Electromagnetics
  • Air Pollution Control
  • Effluent Engineering
  • Principles of chemical engineering
  • Chemical Engineering Fluids Mechanics
  • Introduction to Thermodynamics
  • Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • Process Separation; Reaction Engineering
  • Energy Efficiency and Policy
  • Energy Audit
  • Ethics health & safety


  • Co-generation and Utilities
  • Research methodology
  • Advanced water and wastewater treatment
  • Membrane science and technology
  • Advance bioprocess engineering

Current Research Activities

  • Membrane technology for water and wastewater treatment, CO2 separation, point-of-use treatment, and bioresource management.
  • Development of membrane based on sustainable materials and processes.
  • Novel membrane reactors costumed to address specific challenges.

Recent Publications

Future Projects

Research Profile (UBD expert):
  • Development of membrane material tailored for the ultra-low pressure driven system
  • Dynamic spacer for enhanced membrane process performance via control of concentration polarization, membrane fouling, and scaling

Research Interests

  • Membrane bioreactor
  • Membrane Processes: pressure-driven, forward osmosis, reverse osmosis, gas separation
  • Integrated membrane-based fixed-film activated sludge system
  • Membrane-based micro-bubbles generator
  • Tailor-made membrane material for oily wastewater treatment (Surface modification, natural/waste-based material, and membrane surface patterning)