- Graduate Engineer of Board of Engineers, Malaysia (BEM), (JS99141).
- Graduate Member of Institute of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM), (64613).
- Associate Member of Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), (99966520).
- International Association of Engineers (Member No: 139103)
- Name of grant: PSIF
Funder: UCSI University
Project Title:Stochastic Modelling of Biogas Production from Palm Oil Mill Effluent Supported by Natural Optimization Algorithm for the Advanced Process Control System
- Name of grant: FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH GRANT SCHEME (FRGS)
Funder:Ministry of Higher Education
Project Title:Hybrid simulation model and model predictive control (MPC) in a refuse derived fuel co-firing in thermal power plant
- Name of grant: PSIF
Funder: UCSI University
Project Title:Advanced Mathematical Modelling and Control of Gas Phase Olefin Polymerization in Fluidized Bed ReactorsSystem
- Name of grant: PSIF
Funder: UCSI University
Project Title:Microfluidic-Assisted Photocatalytic Degradation of Azo Dye with Metal Oxide Nanoparticles Loaded
Current Research Project
- Modelling, control and optimisation of Biogas production from POME
- Advanced process control in the polymerisation of olefin
- Artificial Intelligence and Smart Manufacturing in Palm Oil Mill
- Hybrid simulation model and model predictive control (MPC) in a refuse derived fuel co-firing in thermal power plant
- Zanil, M.F., Chan, K.O. and Hussain, M.A. (2019) Algorithm in the fluidized-bed reactor for the polymerization of propylene, International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering, 8(4S), 143-149.
- "Al-Shorgani Najeeb Kaid Nasser, Al-Tabib, Abdualati Ibrahim, Kadier Abudukeremu, Mohd Fauzi Zanil, Lee Kiat Moon and Kalil Mohd Sahaid (2019) Continuous Butanol Fermentation of Dilute Acid-Pretreated De-oiled Rice Bran by Clostridium acetobutylicum YM1 , Scientific Reports 9(1), 4622."
- Azwar, Hussain M.A., Abdul-Wahab A.K., Zanil, M.F. and Mukhlishien, M. (2018) Design of neural network model-based controller in a fed-batch microbial electrolysis cell reactor for bio-hydrogen gas production, Materials Science and Engineering, 334.
- Lee, K.M. and Zanil, M.F. (2018) Interval type-2 fuzzy logic with Karmen-Mendel algorithm for sequential ionic liquid dissolution?solid acid saccharification, Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 94(4), 1073-1081.
- Zanil, M.F. and Hussain, M.A. (2017) Interval type-2 fuzzy gmc for nonlinear stochastic process of methane production in the anaerobic digester system, Chemical Engineering Transactions, 56, 1399-1404.
- Alsadaie S., Zanil M.F., Hussain M.A. and Mujtaba, I.M., (2016) Development of Hybrid Fuzzy-GMC Control System for MSF Desalination Process, Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, 38, 907-912.
- "Solihin M.I. and Zanil M.F. (2016) Performance Comparison of Cuckoo Search and Differential Evolution Algorithm for Constrained Optimization Materials Science and Engineering,160(1)."
- Azwar, M.Y. and Hussain, M.A. and Abdul Wahab, A.K. and Zanil, M.F. (2015) A Comparative study between Neural Networks (NN)-based and Adaptive-PID Controllers for the Optimal Bio-Hydrogen Gas Production in Microbial Electrolysis Cell Reactor, Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, 37, 1529-1534.
- Shamiri, A. and Wong, S.W. and Zanil, M.F. and Hussain, M.A. and Mostoufi, N. (2015) Modified two-phase model with hybrid control for gas phase propylene copolymerization in fluidized bed reactors, Chemical Engineering Journal, 264, 706-719.
- Zanil, M.F. and Hussain, M.A. (2015) Multivariable Adaptive Lyapunov Fuzzy Controller for pH Neutralisation Process, Computer Aided Chemical Engineering Volume: 37, 1643-1648.
- Zanil, M.F. and Norhuda, A.M. and Hussain, M.A. and Omar, R. (2014) Hybrid model of pH neutralization for a pilot plant, Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems 26(2), 551-561.
- Modified Meta-Heuristic Bee Colony Optimisation in the Polymerization of Propylene, 4th-ieee-roma-2018, 10-12 December 2018, DSEC, Perambalur, Tamil Nadu, India, IEEE-RAS (Malaysia).
- Interval type-2 fuzzy logic on Karmen-Mendel algorithm for sequential ionic liquid dissolution-solid acid saccharification, 4th International Conference of Chemical Engineering and Industrial Biotechnology, 1st – 2nd August 2018 Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, University Malaysia Pahang.
- Interval Type-2 Neuro Fuzzy Controller For Uncertain Nonlinear Methanogenesis Of Anaerobic Digester, International Conference of Chemical Engineering & Industrial Biotechnology (ICCEIB 2016), 28 Nov - 30 Nov, 2016, Melaka, Malaysia, University Malaysia Pahang.
- Application of Hybrid PID-ANFIS Controller for Post Combustion CO2 Capture Process, Asia Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineering Congress (APCChE), 27 September–01 October 2015, Melbourne, Australia, The Australian Society of Rheology.
- Comparison of PID and Neural Network Model-based Controller in a Fed-batch Microbial Electrolysis Cell Reactor for Optimal Bio-hydrogen Gas Production, Proceeding of Chemeca, 2014, Perth, Western Australia, The Royal Australian Chemical Institute Incorporated.
- Adaptive Fuzzy Logic Controller for pH Neutralization Process, 20th Regional Symposium on Chemical Engineering, 2013, Bohol, Philippines, De La Salle University
- Temperature Control by Neuro-Fuzzy Controller for Polymerization of Propylene, National Colloquium on Process Control, 2013, Penang, University Science Malaysia.
- Adaptive Fuzzy Logic Controller Based On Anfis Model For Ph Neutralization, ASEAN University Network/Southeast Asia Engineering Education Development Network (AUN/SEED-Net). Chemical Engineering Conference, 2012, Kuala Lumpur, University of Malaya.
- Hybrid Neural-Fuzzy Model for pH Neutralization System, International Conference on Process Engineering and Advanced Material (ICPEAM2012), 2012, Kuala Lumpur, University Teknologi Petronas.
- Hybrid Intelligent Controller for online pH neutralization plant, International Conference of Chemical Engineering and Industrial Biotechnology in Conjunction with 25th Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineering, 2011, Pahang, University Malaysia Pahang.
- Modelling of pH neutralization using hybrid neural fuzzy technique. UMPEDAC Postgraduate Students Renewable Energy Symposium, 2011, Melaka, University of Malaya.
- Software for Intelligent Control in process control system, 4th International Conference on Information Technology & Multimedia, Bangi, Selangor 2008, University Tenaga Nasional.
- Hardware interface for process control system using Optomux module, 15th Regional Symposium on Chemical Engineering (RSCE2008), in conjunction with the 22th Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers (SOMChE2008), 2nd - 3rd December 2008, Impiana KLCC Hotel & Spa, Kuala Lumpur, University Kebangsaan Malaysia.
Awards and Recognitions
- Invited speaker "Title: Development of Virtual Lab for Industrial Process Control" at University Siah Kuala, Indonesia, 2018
- Invited speaker "Title: Artificial intelligence in process control" at University Science Malaysia, 2019
- Judge for Malaysia Chemecar competition from 2015 to 2019.
- Judge for First Lego Leauge, FLL (National Level) 2015, 2017 and 2018.
- Champion for 1st National Process Control Competition at University Teknology Petronas, 2017
- Best Paper awards "Title: Modified Meta-Heuristic Bee Colony Optimisation in the Polymerisation of Propylene" at 2018 IEEE 4th International Symposium on Robotics and Manufacturing Automation.
- Bronse medal winner for “Title: Software development for online process control systems” at Innovation & Creativity Expo University of Malaya, 2009
Network and Collaborations on Research
- "Prof Ir Dr Mohd Azlan Hussain University Malaya,Malaysia Smart and Sustainable Palm Oil Milling"
- "Assoc. Prof. Dr. Norliza Abd. Rahman University Kebangsaan Malaysia,Malaysia Software and mobile apps for teaching and learning"
- "Dr Norhuda Manaf UTM-MJIT,Malaysia Power generation from biomass"
- "Prof Mohamed Kheireddine Aroua Sunway University, Malaysia Biogas production from waste"
- "Dr Azwar Muhammad Yahya University of Syiah Kuala, Indonesia Virtual lab development in process control"
- "Assoc. Prof. Ali Abbas University of Sydney, Australia Fuel co-firing in thermal power plant"
- "Prof. Dr Navid Mostoufi University of Tehran, Iran Polymerisation of olefin and control system"
- "Prof. Dr Iqbal Mujtaba University of Bradford, UK Fuzzy Logic in dessalination process"
Contributions on Society
- Technical committee for Malaysia Cheme Car competition from 2015 to recent), IEM-CETD
- Executive Committee IEEE-RAS 2018 to recent (Malaysia Section)
- Committee for Malaysia Process Control Society 2015 to recent.
- CSR Project: Engineering for All, 29 June 2018, UCSI University, IET and Hand of hope
- CSR Project: My One-Day Uni Life, 16-Aug-2018, UCSI University, Hand of Hope
- CSR Project: Engineering for All 2.0, 16 March 2019, UCSI University, Icheme Student Chapter and Hand of hope