Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mukhlis A Rahman graduated with B. Eng (Chemical Engineering) in 2003. He involved in research activities since 2004 when he became a Master student at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He worked on the preparation of polymer precursor for the development of carbon fiber locally, in collaboration with SIRIM and other public university. He published two ISI research articles and one patent has been granted. Assoc. Prof. Dr Mukhlis A Rahman was later received his M. Eng (Gas Engineering) in 2006. He started his academic career when he was appointed as a lecturer in 2007 in Department of Gas Engineering, Faculty of Chemical and Energy Engineering. Shortly after that, he was granted with a scholarship from Ministry of Higher Education to further his PhD study in Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London, focusing his scope on ceramic membrane for microreactor incorporated with palladium membrane for hydrogen separation. Through his works, seven ISI research articles were published in the area. He was able to complete his PhD study in 3 years and 8 months before come back to UTM on August 2011 to continue his academic career.
Due to excellent achievement during his PhD study, he was awarded an Excellent Service Award 2011 from UTM. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mukhlis A Rahman has great passion in ‘Research and Innovation’ fields. He and his research group have developed ceramic and glass membranes locally to be used for water purification. Up to now, he has supervised 4 PhD students and 6 Master students, with research interests in ceramic membranes incorporated with porous materials for water reclamation. He has published more than 40 articles in Scopus-indexed journals with h-index of 13. He have led 10 research projects, besides co-researcher of more than 50 projects, which in total worth more than RM10 million (about USD 4 million).
Through these projects, his research team has successfully developed a novel glass hollow fiber membrane, ceramic membrane for protein separation and ceramic membrane for salt removal. His recent published original book entitled ‘Teknologi Reaktor Termaju Berasaskan Seramik’, published by Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, aiming to give better understanding on the concept of ceramic membrane to readers at various level of academics. He is also the Editorial Board of Jurnal Teknologi (Scopus-indexed journal) and also the reviewer for more than 10 referred journals. He is also actively involved with various committees at the national level, including the committee of the National Congress on Membrane Technology 2016, the district liaison officer of the Institute of Strategic Innovation Johor, and also the committee of the International Workshop on Nanocomposite Materials for Photocatalytic Degradation of Pollutants: Advanced Opportunities for New Applications 2015 and the International Conference on Membrane Science and Technology 2013.
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