Assistant Professor Dr. Ayu Haslija Binti Abu Bakar

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Assistant Professor Dr. Ayu Haslija binti Abu Bakar

Assistant Professor | Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering

Academic Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy Chemical Engineering
MSc Environmental Engineering
BEng Chemical Engineering

Areas of Interest
Waste Management (Solid & Liquid waste)
Wastewater Treatment (Adsorption of pollutant in water & wastewater)
Pulp & Paper (Development of antibacterial packaging, nanocomposite)
Professional Bodies

  1. Associate Member, IChemE
  2. Graduate Member, BEM
  3. Graduate Member, IEM 


Research Grants

  1. Name of grant: UCSI University Research Grant Scheme, Pioneer Scientist Incentive Fund (PSIF), 2019 
    Funder: UCSI University
    Project Title: Recycle of used paper for paper packaging
    Duration: 2 years
    Role: Principle Investigator
    Amount: RM25,000
    Status: On-going
  2. Name of grant: UCSI University Research Grant Scheme under Environmental & Sustainable Engineering Cluster, 2013. 
    Funder: UCSI University
    Project Title: Biofuel from Biomass Waste
    Duration: 3 years
    Role: Team member
    Amount: RM500,000
    Status: Completed
  3. Name of grant: UCSI University Research Grant Scheme, 2012.
    Funder: UCSI University
    Project Title: Pulp Production from Biomass Waste
    Duration: 1 years
    Role: Principle Investigator
    Amount: RM5000
    Status: Completed


Current Research Project

  1. "Conversion of neglected bioresources, Kapok, to valuable product. (Advisor: Tan Sri Omar Rahman) "
  2. Recycle of used paper for paper packaging
  3. Design of waste water recycling system for food industry
  4. Extraction of silica from rice straw
  5. Adsorption treatment of ink wastewater to reduce COD


  1. Trilokesh, R.M., Ayu Haslija, A. B., Rajesh, N., 2017. Batch Removal of Manganese Using Modified Palm Kernel Shell. EURECA2017
  2. Abu Bakar, A. H, Koay, Y., Ching, Y., Abdullah, L., Choong, T., Alkhatib, M., Mobarekeh, M., & Mohd Zahri, N., 2016. Removal of Fluoride using Quaternized Palm Kernel Shell as Adsorbents: Equilibrium Isotherms and Kinetics Studies. BioResources, 11(2), 4485-4511. doi:10.15376/biores.11.2.4485-4511
  3. N.M. Mubarak, R.F Alicia, E.C. Abdullah, J.N. Sahu, N.S.Jayakumar, A.B Ayu Haslija, J.Tan., 2014. Statistical Optimization of Zinc Removal Using Activated Carbon and Magnetic Biochar. Adv. Environ. Biol., 8(3), 686-691
  4. N.M Mubarak,,R.F Alicia, E.C.Abdullah,J.N.Sahu, A.B Ayu Haslija , J.Tan., 2013. Statistical optimization and kinetic studies on removal of Zn2+ using functionalized carbon nanotubes and magnetic biochar, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 1(3):486-495.
  5. A.B Ayu Haslija, N. Chioma, L.Lisa, Production of Pulp From Rice Straw Using Soda Anthraquinone, International Conference on Environment 2012 (ICENV 2012), Penang, Malaysia 11-13 December 2012
  6. Y. Mubarak Sani, A.B. Ayu Haslija, S. Noor Rosyidah, Incorporation of Rice Straw Into Clay Bricks, 8th Asian-Australasian Conference on Composite Materials (ACCM-8), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 6-8 November 2012


  1. International Conference of Chemical Engineering and Industrial Biotechnology 2018 (ICCEIB 2018), 1-2 August 2018, Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. UMP
  2. Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Conference, 23rd July 2018, UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur. UCSI University
  3. SIAP 2018 Conference. 10th July 2018. UCSI University, Kuala Lumpur
  4. 8th EURECA Conference – International Engineering Research Conference 2017, 12th July 2018, Taylor’s University, Subang Jaya, Selangor.
  5. The 8th Asian-Australasian Conference On Composite Materials (ACCM8), 6th-8th November 2012, KLCC.
  6. International Conference On Environment 2012 (ICENV 2012), 11th-13th December, Penang. USM

Awards and Recognitions

  1. Gold Medal, International Engineering Invention & Innovation Exhibition
    (i-ENVEX), 17th – 19th April, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, 2015

Network and Collaborations on Research

  1. Research Collaboration with Monash University on pulp & paper production.
  2. Research Collaboration with Taylor University on wastewater treatment.

Contributions to Society

  1. CSR Project at Pra-Sekolah, Sek. Keb. Putra Heights 2, 7th April 2019. Subang Jaya, Selangor.