Zeinab Abbas Jawad

Dr Zeinab Abbas Jawad

Dr. Zeinab Abbas Jawad
Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Eng.
Lecturer

Contact Details
Telephone: +60 85 443939 extn: 2421
Location: Skylark 3 Room 351
Email: zeinab.aj@curtin.edu.my  

Background

Zeinab is currently a lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Curtin University, Sarawak Campus. She got her Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Technology, Baghdad-Iraq in 2003. After that, she accomplished her Master degree (Chemical Engineering), also from the same university in 2007. Then, she worked as a Lecturer for two years at the same University before studying her PhD in the school of Chemical Engineering at University Sains Malaysia from 2010 to 2014.

Academic History

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Chemical Engineering (2010-2014), Universiti Sains Malaysia
  • Master of Science (Chemical Engineering) (2004-2007), University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (1999-2003), University of Technology

Professional History

Research Assistant, October 2010 – December 2011, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Research Interests

Her research area focuses on:

  1. Membrane Technology
  2. Nanotechnology
  3. Gas Separation
  4. Advanced Materials
  5. Petroleum Refinery
  6. Petrochemical Industries

Journal publications

  1. P.C.Tan, Z.A.Jawad, B.S.Ooi, A.L.Ahmad, S.C.Low (2016) Correlation between Polymer Packing and Gas Transport Properties for CO2/N2 Separation in Glassy Fluorinated Polyimide Membrane. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology. In Press.
  2. Z. A. Jawad, A. L. Ahmad, S. C. Low, S. H. S. Zein (2015) Incorporation of inorganic carbon nanotubes fillers into the CA polymeric matrix for improvement in CO2/N2 separation. Journal of Current Nanoscience, 11, 1, 69-79.
  3. Z. A. Jawad, A. L. Ahmad, S. C. Low, T. L. Chew, S. H. S. Zein (2015) Influence of solvent exchange time on mixed matrix membrane separation performance for CO2/N2 and a kinetic sorption study. Journal of Membrane Science, 476, 590-601.
  4. A. L. Ahmad, Z. A. Jawad, S. C. Low, S. H. S. Zein (2014) A cellulose acetate/multi-walled carbon nanotube mixed matrix membrane for CO2/N2 separation. Journal of Membrane Science, 451, 55-66.
  5. A. L. Ahmad, Z. A. Jawad, S. C. Low, S. H. S. Zein (2013) The functionalization of beta-cyclodextrins on multi walled carbon nanotubes: Effects of the dispersant and non aqueous media. Journal of Current Nanoscience, 9, 1, 93-102.
  6. A. L. Ahmad, Z. A. Jawad, S. C. Low, S. H. S. Zein (2012) Influence of Solvent Exchange drying method on Mixed Matrix Membrane for Gas Separation. Journal of Applied Membrane Science & Technology, 16, 1-7.
  7. A. L. Ahmad, Z. A. Jawad, S. C. Low, S. H. S. Zein (2012) Prospect of Mixed Matrix Membrane towards CO2 Separation. Journal of Membrane Science & Technology, 2:3, doi:10.4172/2155-9589.10001110.
  8. A. QD. Faisal, A. A. Moosa, Z. A. Jawad (2012) Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes Growth Using FeCl3 / Ethanol Catalyst by CVD Method. Journal of Engineering & Technology, 30, 8.
  9. A. QD. Faisal, A. A. Moosa, Z. A. Jawad (2010) A Sandwich Porous Alumina Nanostructures Based on Anodic Alumina. Journal of Engineering & Technology, 28, 11.
  10. N. K. Ibrahim, Z. A. Jawad (2008) Sulfur Dioxide Removal in Coal Slurry Reactor. Journal of Engineering & Technology, 26, 4.

Conference Publications

  1. 1. A. QD. Faisal, A. A. Moosa, Z. A. Jawad (2010) Preparation Studies of ZnO Nanomaterials Using Chemical Method. The 2rd International Conference on Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials and Their applications (SCNAMA 2010), 3rd-4th November, University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq.
  2. A. L. Ahmad, Z. A. Jawad, S. C. Low, S. H. S. Zein (2011) Synthesis and Characterization of Mixed Matrix Membrane from CA/MWCNT-F for Gas Separation. Postgraduate Colloquium for Environmental Research (POCER2011), 15th-16th July 2011, University of Nottingham, Malaysia.
  3. A. L. Ahmad, Z. A. Jawad, S. C. Low, S. H. S. Zein (2011) Development of Nanostructure Mixed Matrix Membrane for Facilitated CO2 Separation. Symposium and Workshop on Membrane Science & Technology 2011 (MST2011), 23rd-26th August, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
  4. A. L. Ahmad, Z. A. Jawad, S. C. Low, S. H. S. Zein (2011) Noncovalent Functionalization of Multi Walled Carbon Nanotubes. The 3rd International Conference on Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials and Their applications (SCNAMA 2011), 14th-15th December, University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq.
  5. A. L. Ahmad, Z. A. Jawad, S. C. Low, S. H. S. Zein (2012) Influence of Solvent Exchange drying method on Mixed Matrix Membrane for Gas Separation. Proceeding of the 10th International Conference on Membrane Science & Technology 2012 (MST2012), 22nd-24th August, Bangkok, Thailand.

Research Funding

As the Research Leader

  1. Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
    Project Title: A Fundamental Role of Acetyl Groups of Cellulose Acetate/Multi Walled Carbon Nanotubes Mixed Matrix Membrane for Gas Separation
    Duration: 2 December 2015-1 December 2018
  2. USM-LRGS (Sub-Project)
    Project Title: Functionalized Polymeric Thin Films for Upgrading Gases from Biomass Conversion
    Duration: 1 October 2015-31 March 2018
  3. Postgraduate Research Grant Scheme (PRGS)
    Project Title: Synthesis and Characterization of Mixed Matrix Membrane (CA-CNT) for Gas Separation
    Duration: 1 November 2012-31 October 2014

As Co-Researcher/Financial Support during Abroad Study:

  1. Science Fund
    Project Title: Development of Nanostructure Mixed Matrix Membrane for Facilitated CO2 Separation
    Duration: 1 April 2012-31 March 2014
  1. Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
    Project Title: Interaction Mechanism, Formation and Transport Mechanism of CA/CNTs Mixed Matrix Membrane for CO2 Separation
    Duration: 1 June 2012-31 May 2014

 

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)
  • Member of Iraqi Engineers Union

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