Mohd Fauzi Bin Zanil

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Mohd Fauzi Bin Zanil

Lecturer | Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering

Academic Qualifications

MEngSc Process System Engineering & Control
BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering

Areas of Interest
Process System Engineering
Artificial Intelligence
Professional Bodies

  1. Graduate Engineer of Board of Engineers, Malaysia (BEM), (JS99141).
  2. Graduate Member of Institute of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM), (64613).
  3. Associate Member of Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), (99966520).
  4. International Association of Engineers (Member No: 139103)


Research Grants

  1. 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
    Duration: 24months
    Role: PI
    Amount: RM15,000
    Status: Closed
    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
    Duration: 24months
    Role: Co-PI
    Amount: RM55000
    Status: Ongoing
  3. Name of grant: PSIF
    Funder: UCSI University
    Project Title:Advanced Mathematical Modelling and Control of Gas Phase Olefin Polymerization in Fluidized Bed ReactorsSystem
    Duration: 24months
    Role: Co-PI
    Amount: RM25000
    Status: Closed
  4. Name of grant: PSIF
    Funder: UCSI University
    Project Title:Microfluidic-Assisted Photocatalytic Degradation of Azo Dye with Metal Oxide Nanoparticles Loaded 
    Duration: 24months
    Role: Co-PI
    Amount: RM25000
    Status: Closed


Current Research Project

  1. Modelling, control and optimisation of Biogas production from POME
  2. Advanced process control in the polymerisation of olefin
  3. Artificial Intelligence and Smart Manufacturing in Palm Oil Mill
  4. Hybrid simulation model and model predictive control (MPC) in a refuse derived fuel co-firing in thermal power plant


  1. 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.
  2. "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."
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. "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)."
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.


  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Adaptive Fuzzy Logic Controller for pH Neutralization Process, 20th Regional Symposium on Chemical Engineering, 2013, Bohol, Philippines, De La Salle University
  7. Temperature Control by Neuro-Fuzzy Controller for Polymerization of Propylene, National Colloquium on Process Control, 2013, Penang, University Science Malaysia.
  8. 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.
  9. Hybrid Neural-Fuzzy Model for pH Neutralization System, International Conference on Process Engineering and Advanced Material (ICPEAM2012), 2012, Kuala Lumpur, University Teknologi Petronas.
  10. 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.
  11. Modelling of pH neutralization using hybrid neural fuzzy technique. UMPEDAC Postgraduate Students Renewable Energy Symposium, 2011, Melaka, University of Malaya.
  12. Software for Intelligent Control in process control system, 4th International Conference on Information Technology & Multimedia, Bangi, Selangor 2008, University Tenaga Nasional.
  13. 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

  1. Invited speaker "Title: Development of Virtual Lab for Industrial Process Control" at University Siah Kuala, Indonesia, 2018
  2. Invited speaker "Title: Artificial intelligence in process control" at University Science Malaysia, 2019
  3. Judge for Malaysia Chemecar competition from 2015 to 2019.
  4. Judge for First Lego Leauge, FLL (National Level) 2015, 2017 and 2018.
  5. Champion for 1st National Process Control Competition at University Teknology Petronas, 2017
  6. 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.
  7. 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

  1. "Prof Ir Dr Mohd Azlan Hussain University Malaya,Malaysia Smart and Sustainable Palm Oil Milling"
  2. "Assoc. Prof. Dr. Norliza Abd. Rahman University Kebangsaan Malaysia,Malaysia Software and mobile apps for teaching and learning"
  3. "Dr Norhuda Manaf UTM-MJIT,Malaysia Power generation from biomass"
  4. "Prof Mohamed Kheireddine Aroua Sunway University, Malaysia Biogas production from waste"
  5. "Dr Azwar Muhammad Yahya University of Syiah Kuala, Indonesia Virtual lab development in process control"
  6. "Assoc. Prof. Ali Abbas University of Sydney, Australia Fuel co-firing in thermal power plant"
  7. "Prof. Dr Navid Mostoufi University of Tehran, Iran Polymerisation of olefin and control system"
  8. "Prof. Dr Iqbal Mujtaba University of Bradford, UK Fuzzy Logic in dessalination process"

Contributions on Society

  1. Technical committee for Malaysia Cheme Car competition from 2015 to recent), IEM-CETD
  2. Executive Committee IEEE-RAS 2018 to recent (Malaysia Section)
  3. Committee for Malaysia Process Control Society 2015 to recent.
  4. CSR Project: Engineering for All, 29 June 2018, UCSI University, IET and Hand of hope
  5. CSR Project: My One-Day Uni Life, 16-Aug-2018, UCSI University, Hand of Hope
  6. CSR Project: Engineering for All 2.0, 16 March 2019, UCSI University, Icheme Student Chapter and Hand of hope