“Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.”

Wernher von Braun


Dr. Lai Jau Choy

I’m a senior lecturer from the Department of Bioprocess & Polymer Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. I’m also a researcher who explores the mysterious world of biopolymer and nanocellulose.

My Recent Work

Synthesis of LiFePO4 Nanowires


TEM images and XRD diffractogram of the resulted LiFePO4 nanowires


Highly crystalline lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) nanowires were produced via coating on the surface of a sago pith cellulose nanofibril (SPCNF) aerogel template. The SPCNF was extracted from sago pith waste (SPW), a waste generated from sago starch extraction process. The resulted LiFePO4 nanowires have diameters between 15-30 nm.


This project is funded by Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) through Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS). Vacancy for post-graduate study at master or doctorate level (with monthly allowance) is available for qualified candidates. Collaboration is also welcome.