Muhammad Abbas obtained a PhD in Applied Chemistry from Chiba University, Japan in 2010. He currently serves as a senior lecturer at the School of Chemical & Energy Engineering, UTM Johor Bahru. His research interests include preparation and characterization of adsorbent/activated carbon  for wastewater treatment, dielectric properties of agro-wastes/carbonaceous materials in microwave-assisted char/adsorbent preparation, and supercritical CO2 extraction of the interest compound. He involved in consultation/contract projects with Malakoff Corporation Berhad (2011),  Malaysia Pineapple Industry Board (2013), and IFFCO (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd. (2015 and 2017). In 2011, he involved in developing new diploma curriculum for Pagoh Polytechnic (Ministry of Education). He was part of the organizing committee and chief editor for the International Conference on Separation Technology (ICoST 2013, 2017 & 2020). He was awarded the Hitachi post-doctoral fellowship for research attachment at Hokkaido University in 2015. Muhammad Abbas is a director/principle researcher at the Centre of Lipids Engineering & Applied Research (CLEAR) in Ibnu-Sina Institute for Industrial & Scientific Research (ISI-SIR). He is a professional engineer (PEng) registered with the Board of Engineers Malaysia, a professional technologist (PTech) with the Malaysia Board of Technologists, a chartered engineer (CEng) with the UK Engineering Council, and a member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE, UK).