Assistant Professor Ir. Ts. Dr. Kiew Peck Loo

Kiew Peck Loo

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Assistant Professor Ir. Ts. Dr. Kiew Peck Loo


Assistant Professor | Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering

Academic Qualifications

PhD Chemical Engineering
BEng Chemical Engineering

Areas of Interest
Wastewater Treatment
Natural Resources and Waste Utilization
Optimization and Modelling
Professional Bodies

  1. Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) – Graduate Engineer (No. 93667A)
  2. The Institutions of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) – Graduate Membership (No. 72650) 


Research Grants

  1. Name of grant: Pioneer Scientist Incentive Fund(PSIF)
    Funder: UCSI University
    Project Title: Development of Bioflocculant for Wastewater Clarification
    Duratinos: 2 years 
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Amount: RM25000
    Status: Active
  2. Name of grant: Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
    Funder: Malaysia Ministry Of Higher Education
    Project Title: Deciphering mechanisms of magnetic-induced-adsorption to enhance adsorption in anisotropic nano-ferrimagnetic composite
    Duratinos: 3 years 
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Amount: RM135000
    Status: Active
  3. Name of grant: Young Scientist Incentive Fund (YSIF)
    Funder: UCSI University
    Project Title: Simultaneous Removal of Copper and Fluoride from Wastewater by Adsorption of Chicken Eggshell
    Duratinos: 2 years 
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Amount: RM25000
    Status: Completed


Current Research Project

  1. Evaluation of green apple peel extract as a sustainable metal corrosion inhibitor
  2. The inhibitive and adsorptive characteristics of orange peel extract on metal in acidic media
  3. Statistical optimization for microwave-assisted banana peel bioflocculant extraction and the flocculation process
  4. Optimization of methylene blue removal by magnetized papaya seeds: Synthesis and adsorption studies
  5. Extraction of chitosan from fish scale for food preservation and shelf-life enhancer


  1. Simultaneous Removal of Copper and Fluoride from Wastewater by Adsorption Using Chicken Eggshell
  2. Screening of Significant Parameters Affecting Zn (II) Adsorption by Chemically Treated Watermelon Rind
  3. Semi-continuous Cultivation of Chlorella vulgaris Using Chicken Compost as Nutrients Source: Growth Optimization Study and Fatty Acid Composition Analysis
  4. Potential of Banana Peels as Bio-Flocculant for Water Clarification
  5. Chicken Eggshell as Biosorbent: Artificial Intelligence as Promising Approach in Optimizing study
  6. "A Novel Polyclonal Rabbit Immunoglobulin G Crystallisation Approach Using 3D Nanotemplate"
  7. Isolation of Nanocrystalline Cellulose (NCC) from Palm Oil Empty Fruit Bunch (EFB): Preliminary Result on FTIR and DLS Analysis
  8. Kinetics and Modeling of Pepsin Soluble Collagen (PSC) Extraction from the Skin of Malaysian Catfish (Hybrid Clarias sp.)
  9. Screening of Significant Factors in Collagen Extraction from Hybrid Clarias sp. Using a Statistical Tool
  10. A Hybrid of Back Propagation Neural Network and Genetic Algorithm for Optimization of Collagen Extraction from Malaysian Cultured Catfish (Hybrid Clarias sp.)
  11. Extraction of Acid and Pepsin Soluble Collagen from Selected Malaysian Freshwater Fish Muscles: Modified Lowry’s Measurement Method
  12. The Influence of Acetic Acid Concentration on the Extractability of Collagen from the Skin of Hybrid Clarias sp. and Its Physicochemical Properties: A Preliminary Study
  13. Isolation and characterization of collagen from the skin of Malaysian catfish (Hybrid Clarias sp.)
  14. Jewel of the Seabed: Sea Cucumbers as Nutritional and Drug Candidates
  15. Screening and Empirical Kinetic Models of Collagen Extraction from Selected Malaysian Freshwater Fish
  16. Collagen Extraction from Malaysian Cultured Catfish (Hybrid Clarias Sp.): Kinetics and Optimization of Extraction Conditions Using Response Surface Methodology


  1. International Conference on Science, Technology & Social Sciences, Pahang, Malaysia, 20 – 22 November 2012
  2. International Conference of Environment (ICENV), Penang, Malaysia, 11 – 13 December 2012
  3. International Conference on Information and Convergence Technology for Smart Society, Bangkok, Thailand, 21 – 24 January 2015
  4. 4th Asia Conference on Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 14 – 18 July 2016
  5. 5th International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering 2017 (ICAME2017), Krabi, Thailand, 16 – 18th August 2017