Prof. Ir Dr Suzana Yusup

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Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Department of Chemical Engineering

Office Address
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS
Bandar Seri Iskandar
Perak, Malaysia.
Phone: +60 5-368 7642


1998, PhD in Chemical Engineering by University of Bradford, UK.
1995, Master in M.Sc. (Chemical Engineering) by University of Wales, Swansea, UK.
1992, Degree in B. Eng Hons (Chemical Engineering) by University of Leeds, UK.

Suzana Yusup is a Professor in Chemical Engineering Department Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP). She is the Founder of Biomass Processing Laboratory and research under Green Technology Research. She graduated in 1992 for her first degree from University of Leeds, UK in the field of Chemical Engineering with (Hons.), MSc in Chemical Engineering (Adsorption) from University of Wales Swansea in 1995 and PhD in Chemical Engineering (Powder Technology) in 1998 from University of Bradford. She has published in numerous journals, articles and conferences both national and international and lead several research grants at national and international levels. Her research interest is in the area of biomass utilisation and conversion to fuel and biochemicals, material development (adsorbents) for gas storage and adsorption processes.

Area of Expertise:

1) Biomass Conversion to Fuel and Materials Development
2) Adsorption and Reaction Engineering
3) Green Processes



Ameen, M. and Azizan, M.T. and Ramli, A. and Yusup, S. and Alnarabiji, M.S. (2019) Catalytic hydrodeoxygenation of rubber seed oil over sonochemically synthesized Ni-Mo/γ-Al2O3 catalyst for green diesel production. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 51 . pp. 90-102

Azarpour, A. and Zendehboudi, S. and Yusup, S. and Khalid, A. and Zhang, Y. (2019) Effects of ultrasonic cavitation on neutralization process of low molecular weight polyethylene glycol. Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 97 (1). pp. 395-405.

Kueh, B.W.B. and Yusup, S. and Osman, N. and Ramli, N.H. (2019) Analysis of Melaleuca cajuputi extract as the potential herbicides for paddy weeds. Sustainable Chemistry and Pharmacy, 11 . pp. 36-40.

Loy, A.C.M. and Quitain, A.T. and Lam, M.K. and Yusup, S. and Sasaki, M. and Kida, T. (2019) Development of high microwave-absorptive bifunctional graphene oxide-based catalyst for biodiesel production. Energy Conversion and Management . pp. 1013-1025.

Ramli, N.H. and Yusup, S. and Quitain, A.T. and Johari, K. and Kueh, B.W.B. (2019) Optimization of saponin extracts using microwave-assisted extraction as a sustainable biopesticide to reduce Pomacea canaliculata population in paddy cultivation. Sustainable Chemistry and Pharmacy, 11 . pp. 23-35.

Shah, M.U.H. and Moniruzzaman, M. and Sivapragasam, M. and Talukder, M.M.R. and Yusup, S.B. and Goto, M. (2019) A binary mixture of a biosurfactant and an ionic liquid surfactant as a green dispersant for oil spill remediation. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 280 . pp. 111-119.


Kueh, B.W.B. and Yusup, S. and Osman, N. (2018) Supercritical carbon dioxide extraction of Melaleuca cajuputi leaves for herbicides allelopathy: Optimization and kinetics modelling. Journal of CO2 Utilization, 24 . pp. 220-227.

Loy, A.C.M. and Gan, D.K.W. and Yusup, S. and Chin, B.L.F. and Lam, M.K. and Shahbaz, M. and Unrean, P. and Acda, M.N. and Rianawati, E. (2018) Thermogravimetric kinetic modelling of in-situ catalytic pyrolytic conversion of rice husk to bioenergy using rice hull ash catalyst. Bioresource Technology, 261 . pp. 213-222.

Loy, A.C.M. and Yusup, S. and Lam, M.K. and Chin, B.L.F. and Shahbaz, M. and Yamamoto, A. and Acda, M.N. (2018) The effect of industrial waste coal bottom ash as catalyst in catalytic pyrolysis of rice husk for syngas production. Energy Conversion and Management, 165 . pp. 541-554.

Mahmood, H. and Moniruzzaman, M. and Yusup, S. and Akil, H.M. (2018) Ionic liquid pretreatment at high solids loading: A clean approach for fabrication of renewable resource based particulate composites. Polymer Composites, 39 (6). pp. 1994-2003.

Ramli, N.H. and Yusup, S. and Kueh, B.W.B. and Kamarulzaman, P.S.D. and Osman, N. and Abd. Rahim, M. and Aziz, R. and Mokhtar, S. and Ahmad, A.B. (2018) Effectiveness of biopesticides against brown planthopper (Nilaparvata lugens) in paddy cultivation. Sustainable Chemistry and Pharmacy, 8 . pp. 16-20.

Rashidi, N.A. and Yusup, S. (2018) Production of palm kernel shell-based activated carbon by direct physical activation for carbon dioxide adsorption. Environmental Science and Pollution Research . pp. 1-15.

Mohamed, M. and Yusup, S. and Quitain, A.T. and Kida, T. (2018) Utilization of rice husk to enhance calcium oxide-based sorbent prepared from waste cockle shells for cyclic CO2 capture in high-temperature condition. Environmental Science and Pollution Research . pp. 1-15.

Ng, Q.H. and Chin, B.L.F. and Yusup, S. and Loy, A.C.M. and Chong, K.Y.Y. (2018) Modeling of the co-pyrolysis of rubber residual and HDPE waste using the distributed activation energy model (DAEM). Applied Thermal Engineering, 138 . pp. 336-345.

Shah, M.U.H. and Sivapragasam, M. and Moniruzzaman, M. and Talukder, M.M.R. and Yusup, S.B. and Goto, M. (2018) Aggregation behavior and antimicrobial activity of a micellar system of binary ionic liquids. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 266 . pp. 568-576.

Trinh, H. and Yusup, S. and Uemura, Y. (2018) Optimization and kinetic study of ultrasonic assisted esterification process from rubber seed oil. Bioresource Technology, 247 . pp. 51-57.

Yiin, C.L. and Quitain, A.T. and Yusup, S. and Uemura, Y. and Sasaki, M. and Kida, T. (2018) Sustainable green pretreatment approach to biomass-to-energy conversion using natural hydro-low-transition-temperature mixtures. Bioresource Technology, 261 . pp. 361-369

Yiin, C.L. and Yusup, S. and Quitain, A.T. and Uemura, Y. and Sasaki, M. and Kida, T. (2018) Thermogravimetric analysis and kinetic modeling of low-transition-temperature mixtures pretreated oil palm empty fruit bunch for possible maximum yield of pyrolysis oil. Bioresource Technology, 255 . pp. 189-197.