Zeinab Abbas Jawad

Dr Zeinab Abbas Jawad

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

Contact Details
Telephone: +60 85 443939 extn: 2486
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 Appointment

  1. Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, Curtin University Malaysia
    Duration: May 2018 – Present
  2. Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, Curtin University Malaysia
    Duration: May 2015- 2018
  3. Assistant Lecturer, School of Chemical Engineering, University of Technology
    Duration: May 2008-Ocotber 2010
  4. Assistant Lecturer and Researcher, Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials Research Center, University of Technology
    Duration: Feb 2009 – Oct 2010
  5. Assistant Lecturer and Researcher, Environmental Research Center, University of Technology
    Duration: May 2008 – Feb 2009

Research Interests

Her research area focuses on:

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

Awards and Recognitions

  1. R.J. Lee, Z.A. Jawad, A.L. Ahmad, H.B. Chua. Best paper award for Incorporation of functionalized MWCNTs into cellulose acetate butyrate polymeric matrix to enhance CO2/N2 separation in One Curtin International Postgraduate Conference (OCPC 2017), 10th-12th December, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  2. Appointed by the panel of Malaysia Membrane Society (MyMembrane) to be a Curtin Malaysia representative since 15th July 2017.
  3. American Chemical Society (ACS) Global Innovation Imperatives (Gii) Forum 2017 young scientist travel grant recipient.
  4. Editor in Chief, Book of Membrane Technology for CO2 Sequestration, Science Publishers/CRC Press Taylors & Francis Group from 1st April 2017 – until Present.
  5. Elsevier Reviewer Recognition for Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineering, 2016. (ISI Indexed, Impact factor: 4.0217).
  6. Z. A. Jawad, A. L. Ahmad, S. C. Low, T. L. Chew, S. H. S. Zein. Anugerah Sanggar Sanjung 2014 for the journal publication of Influence of solvent exchange time on mixed matrix membrane separation performance for CO2/N2 and a kinetic sorption study. Journal of Membrane Science.
  7. A. L. Ahmad, Z. A. Jawad, S. C. Low, S. H. S. Zein. Anugerah Sanggar Sanjung 2014 for the journal publication of A cellulose acetate/multi-walled carbon nanotube mixed matrix membrane for CO2/N2 separation. Journal of Membrane Science, 451, 55-66.
  8. Study leave from the University of Technology/Iraq to study abroad (Malaysia), 2010-2014.

Research Grants

As the Research Leader/Principle Investigator:

No.

Title

Financial Source/Duration

Amount

1.

A Fundamental Role of Acetyl Groups of Cellulose Acetate/Multi Walled Carbon Nanotubes Mixed Matrix Membrane for Gas Separation

Fundamental Research Grant Scheme/ 2 November 2015-1 November 2018

 RM 132,000.00

 

2.

Functionalized Polymeric Thin Films for Upgrading Gases from Biomass Conversion

Long Term Research Grant Scheme (Sub Project)/1 October 2015-31 March 2018

 RM 70,000.00

 

3.

Synthesis and Characterization of Mixed Matrix Membrane (CA-CNT) for Gas Separation

Postgraduate Research Grant Scheme/ 1 November 2012-31 October 2014

 RM 7,280.00

 

 Financial Support during Abroad Study:

No.

Title

Financial Source/Duration

Amount

1.

Development of Nanosctructure Mixed Matrix Membrane for Facilitated CO2 Separation

Science Fund/ 1 April 2012-31 March 2014

RM 181,200.00

 

2.

Interaction Mechanism, Formation and Transport Mechanism of CA/CNTs Mixed Matrix Membrane for CO2 Separation

Fundamental Research Grant Scheme/ 1 June 2012-31 May 2014

RM 93,780.00

 

Teaching Grants

No.

Title

Financial Source/Duration

Role

Amount

1.

Collaborative Classroom Learning Using Kahoot! Game based Student Response System (GSRS) in Curtin’s Engineering Education

Curtin Sarawak Teaching Innovation Project (CSTIP)/1 April 2017-31 March 2018

Co-Investigator

 RM 2,000.00

 

Supervision Duties

Ph.D Students Full Time

  1. Lee Ren Jie: A Fundamental Role of Acetyl Groups of Cellulose Acetate/Multi Walled Carbon Nanotubes Mixed Matrix Membrane for Gas Separation, Main Supervision, Curtin University Malaysia (2016-Present)
  2. Nur Atiah Binti Azmi: Removal of Heavy Metals from Industrial Wastewater Using Thin Film Composite Hollow Fiber, Co-Supervision, Universiti Sains Malaysia (2014-Present).

Graduated Master Student Full Time

  1. Salaudeen Yusuf Olatunji: Gas to Liquid Technology, Co-Supervision, Universiti Sains Malaysia (2015-2017).

Graduated Full Time Undergraduate Students:

  1. Eric Tung Seng Wong: A Kinetic Study of CO2 Sorption Improvement in the CA-CNTs Mixed Matrix Membrane, Main Supervision, Curtin University Malaysia (2016).
  2. Check Fong Bryan Soh: Development of Nanostructure Mixed Matrix Membrane (PEGDA-CNTs) for Facilitated CO2/N2 Separation: Optimize PEGDA polymer matrix Optimize PEGDA-CNTs mixed matrix membrane, Main Supervision, Curtin University Malaysia (2017).
  3. Jia Qiang Ngo: The influence of Cellulose Acetate Butyrate membrane structure on the improvement of CO2/N2 separation, Main Supervision, Curtin University Malaysia (2017).
  4. Fabliha Bushra Khan Rupanti: Development of Poly Ethylene Glycol Diacrylate (PEGDA) Membrane for Facilitated Co2/N2 Separation: Optimization of PEGDA Membrane, Main Supervision, Curtin University Malaysia (2017).
  5. Lavania Sugu Interaction, Formation and transport mechanism of CA/CNTs Mixed Matrix Membrane for CO2/N2 Separation: Optimize CA polymer matrix, Main Supervision, Curtin University Malaysia (2017).
  6. Lee Shin Tien: Improvement of CO2/N2 separation performance by cellulose acetate butyrate polymer matrix and MWCNTs, Main Supervision, Curtin University Malaysia (2017).
  7. Pang Jia Ni: Development of CAB/MWCNTs Mixed Matrix Membrane for CO2/N2 Separation, Main Supervision, Curtin University Malaysia (2017).

Journals Reviewer

  1. Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineering/ Elsevier. (ISI Indexed, Impact factor: 4.217).
  2. Journal of Water Process Engineering/ Elsevier. (ISI Indexed, Impact factor: 3.61).
  3. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules/ Elsevier. (ISI Indexed, Impact factor: 3.671).
  4. Current Nanoscience/ Bentham Science. (ISI Indexed, Impact factor: 1.062).
  5. Journal of Procedia Engineering/ Elsevier. (ISI Indexed, Impact factor: 0.74).
  6. Energy, ecology and Environment/ Springer. (Scopus Indexed).
  7. Journal of Physical Science/Universiti Sains Malaysia. (Scopus Indexed).
  8. Journal of Physical Science/Universiti Putra Malaysia. (Scopus Indexed).

Academic and Research Publications

International Journals

  1. R.J. Lee, Z. A. Jawad, A.L. Ahmad, J.Q. Ngo, H.B. Chua (2017) Improvement of CO2/N2 separation performance by polymer matrix of cellulose acetate butyrate. IOP Conference Science:Materials Science and Engineering. In Press. (Scopus Indexed).
  2. A. L. Ahmad, Y.O. Salaudeen, Z. A. Jawad (2017) Synthesis of Asymmetric Polyetherimide (PEI) Membrane For CO2/N2 Separation. IOP Conference Science:Materials Science and Engineering. In Press. (Scopus Indexed).
  3. Z. A. Jawad, A. L. Ahmad, S. C. Low, C. F. B. Soh, E. W. T. Seng, L. Sugu, T. L. Chew (2017) Enhancing the Physical Stability of MWCNTS via β-CD Coating: Role of Washing Cycle on the β-CD Binding. Journal of Physics Science. 28, 145-153. (Scopus Indexed).
  4. A. L. Ahmad, Y.O. Salaudeen, Z. A. Jawad, (2017) Thickness Effect on the Morphology and Permeability of CO2/N2 Gases in Asymmetric Polyetherimide Membrane. Journal of Physics Science. 28, 201-213. (Scopus Indexed).
  5. Z.A. Jawad, A.L.Ahmad, S.C.Low, R. J. Lee, P. C. Tan (2016) The Role of Solvent Mixture, Acetic Acid and Water in the Formation of CA Membrane for CO2/N2 Separation. Journal of Procedia Engineering. 148, 327-332. (ISI Indexed, Impact factor: 0.74).
  6. 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. 11, 7, 935-946. (Scopus Indexed).
  7. A. C. R. Lim, B. L. F. Chin, Z.A. Jawad, K. L. Hii (2016) Kinetic analysis of rice husk pyrolysis using Kissinger-Akahira-Sunose (KAS) method. Journal of Procedia Engineering. 148, 1247-1251. (ISI Indexed, Impact factor: 0.74).
  8. R. Shaimi, N.M.K. Mokhtar, P.C. Tan, Z. A. Jawad and S.C. Low (2016) Chemical oxidative polymerization of conductive polyaniline-iron oxide composite as an electro-transducer for electrochemical sensing applications. e-Polymers, 16, 3, 225-233. (ISI Indexed, Impact factor: 0.812).
  9. 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. Current Nanoscience, 11, 1, 69-79. (ISI Indexed, Impact factor: 1.062).
  10. 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. (ISI Indexed, Impact factor: 6.035).
  11. 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. (ISI Indexed, 2015, Impact factor: 6.035).
  12. 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. Current Nanoscience, 9, 1, 93-102. (ISI Indexed, Impact factor: 1.062).
  13. 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. (Scopus Indexed, Impact factor: 1.83).
  14. 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. (Scopus Indexed).
  15. 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. (Scopus Indexed).
  16. N. K. Ibrahim, Z. A. Jawad (2008) Sulfur Dioxide Removal in Coal Slurry Reactor. Journal of Engineering & Technology, 26, 4. (Scopus Indexed).

National Journals

  1. 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. (Scopus Indexed).

Conference Publications

  1. R.J. Lee, Z. A. Jawad, A.L. Ahmad, H.B. Chua (2017) A novel mixed matrix membrane of Cellulose Acetate Butyrate /functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes for CO2/N2 separation. The 30th Symposium of Malaysia Chemical Engineers (SOMCHE 2017), 6th-7th December, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  2. R.J. Lee, Z. A. Jawad, A.L. Ahmad, H.B. Chua (2017) Incorporation of functionalized MWCNTs into cellulose acetate butyrate polymeric matrix to enhance CO2/N2 separation. One Curtin International Postgraduate Conference (OCPC 2017), 10th-12th December, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  3. R.J. Lee, Z. A. Jawad, A.L. Ahmad, J.Q. Ngo, H.B. Chua (2016) Improvement of CO2/N2 separation performance by cellulose acetate butyrate polymer matrix. The 29th Symposium of Malaysia Chemical Engineers (SOMCHE 2016), 1st-3rd December, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  4. A. L. Ahmad, Y.O. Salaudeen, Z. A. Jawad (2016) Synthesis of Asymmetric Polyetherimide (PEI) Membrane For CO2/N2 Separation. The 29th Symposium of Malaysia Chemical Engineers (SOMCHE 2016), 1st-3rd December, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  5. Z. A. Jawad, A.L. Ahmad, S.C. Low, R. J. Lee, P. C. Tan (2016) The Role of Solvent Mixture, Acetic Acid and Water in the Formation of CA Membrane for CO2/N2 Separation. 4th International Conference on Process Engineering and Advanced Materials. 15th -17th August, Kulua Lumpur, Malaysia.
  6. A. C. R. Lim, B. L. F. Chin, Z. A. Jawad, K. L. Hii (2016) Kinetic analysis of rice husk pyrolysis using Kissinger-Akahira-Sunose (KAS) method. 4th International Conference on Process Engineering and Advanced Materials. 15th -17th August, Kulua Lumpur, Malaysia.
  7. Z. A. Jawad, R. J. Lee, E. W. T. Seng, L. Sugu (2016) Interaction, Formation and Transport Mechanism of CA/CNTs Mixed Matrix Membrane for CO2/N2. 4th Conference on Future Biorefineries, 13th-15th March, Pulau Langkawi, Malaysia.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.

Book Chapters

  1. R. J. Lee, Z. A. Jawad, A. L. Ahmad, H. B. Chua, H. P. Ngang, S. H. S. Zein (2017) Rheological evaluation of the fabrication parameters of cellulose acetate butyrate membrane on the CO2/N2 separation performance. Science Publishers/CRC Press [Under Review].

Professional Affiliations

Name of Organization

Position Held

Year

i)  Iraqi Engineers Union

Assistant Member (130115)

2008-present

ii) Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), U.K.

Associate Member (100089317)

2015‐present

iii) Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), U.K

MIET (1100566236 )

Professional Engineer, CEng 

2017‐present

2018 

iv) Malaysia Membrane Society (MyMembrane)

Member

2017-present

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