Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jolius Gimbun
Director (acting)
Centre of Excellence for Adv. Research in Fluid Flow (CARIFF)
Universiti Malaysia Pahang (
CFDPopulation balanceFluid mixingBiofuelMicroencapsulation, Herbal and Food Processing

PhD, Loughborough University, 2009 (Mixing award, PhD Thesis)
MSc (Research), Universiti Putra Malaysia, 2004 (MSc Thesis)
BEng Chemical minor Biochemical, 2002 (BEng project)

Professional Certificate
Programmable Logic Controller FPWIN-GR programmer, Intellogic, 2001
Professional Technologist, MBOT, 2018 

Resume of Dr. Jolius Gimbun is available at his official webpage at Faculty of Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering.

Jolius is currently an acting director of the Centre of Excellence for Advanced Research in Fluid Flow (CARiFF), Universiti Malaysia Pahang. He was a deputy director of the CARiFF and Head of the BioNexus Pilot Plant (BNPPP) a role he has held since its inception in 2011~2017 and 2009~2017, respectively. Previously, he was a Head of Technical of FKKSA from 2009 to 2011. Jolius is currently an associate professor at FKKSA UMP since 2014, having first joined the faculty as tutor in 2004. Previously, he was a teaching assistant and a research assistant in the department of chemical engineering UPM since 2002. Dr. Gimbun specialised in computer simulation, mainly on CFD and population balance modeling. He has over 14 years of experience in CFD, where he has been involved in a wide range of activities varying from algorithm development to complex flow simulation arising from his work at UPM, UMP and Loughborough. He had performed major CFD simulations on aerocyclone, mixing tank, bubble column, spray drying, spray freeze drying, gas-liquid stirred tank, ceramic filter and monolithic reactor for academic research as well as for industrial consultancy project. Recently, he has shifted focus to apply his chemical engineering skills on food engineering (herbal processing) and biofuel (syngas, biodiesel and bioethanol). He delivers lectures in Bioreactor Engineering, Mixing of Fluids and Particles, Thermodynamics, Unit Operation and Chemical Reaction Engineering. Dr. Gimbun also serves as a regular referee for many international journals such as AIChE J., Trends Food Sci. Technol., Chem. Eng. Sci., Appl. Cat. A, Chem. Eng. J., Powder Technol., Separation Purif. Technol., Int. J. Mineral Process., Comput. Chem. Eng., Comput. Fluids, and J. Therm. Anal. Calorimetry, among others. He published and presented over 200 technical papers in books, journals and conferences. His individual article was cited 208 times with citations totalling 1319 according to Google Scholar as of Feb 2018. Jolius has supervised to completion 7 PhD students (4 as main supervisor) and 16 master students (7 as main supervisor). Jolius is currently supervising 4 PhD and 5 MSc students as a main supervisor. List of student working with Jolius is available here.

International and National Level Appointment
I examined 16 postgraduate thesis from the following institutions.
PhD Thesis Examiner, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (since 2017)
PhD Thesis Examiner, Anna University (since 2017)
PhD Thesis Examiner, University of Technology Petronas (since 2017)
PhD Thesis Examiner, Annamalai University (since 2018)
MEng Thesis Examiner, University of Technology Petronas  (since 2013)
MEng Thesis Examiner, Curtin University (since 2015)
MSc Thesis Examiner, Universiti Putra Malaysia (since 2016)
MSc Thesis Examiner, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (since 2018)

I am a panel of the following grant and evaluation exercise.
YUTP Grant Panel 2017
FRGS KPT Grant Panel 2016, 2017 & 2018
MyRA KPT Panel 2017

Jolius's publication and peer-review record can be found from the following link.
 Scholar Home
Scopus ID: Link + link


Technical strength

I am regularly appointed (approx. 15~25 papers/yr in the last 3 years) to review a manuscript from the following journals. I reviewed 160 manuscript and book proposal since 2004. Check my Elsevier reviewer badges here.

  1. Powder Technology (2004~present) Elsevier
  2. Chemical Engineering Science (2005~present) Elsevier
  3. Separation & Purification Technology (2005~present) Elsevier
  4. Computer & Chemical Engineering (2008~present) Elsevier
  5. Chemical Engineering Journal (2006~present) Elsevier
  6. Particle & Particle Systems Characterization (2007~present) Wiley
  7. AIChE Journal (2008~present) Wiley
  8. Water, Air & Soil Pollution (2008~present) Springer
  9. Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering (2008~present) Wiley
  10. Journal of Food Process Engineering (2008~present) Wiley
  11. International Journal of Food Research (2009~present) UPM
  12. Particulate Science & Technology (2009~present) Taylor & Francis
  13. International Journal of Mineral Processing (2009~present) Elsevier
  14. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (2009~present) Springer
  15. International Journal of Dairy Technology (2010~present) Wiley
  16. Computer and Fluids (2010~present) Elsevier
  17. Trends in Food Science & Technology (2011~present) Elsevier
  18. Materials Chemistry and Physics (2011~present), IF 2.015, Elsevier
  19. Chemical Product and Process Modeling (2011~present) Berkeley Electronic Press
  20. Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly (2011~present), Croat. Soc. Chem. Engineers
  21. Pertanika (2012~present) UPM
  22. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer (2012~present) Elsevier
  23. Biochemical Engineering Journal (2012~present) Elsevier
  24. Industrial Crop and Product (2013~present) Elsevier
  25. Advanced Powder Technology (2013~present) Elsevier
  26. Particuology (2013~present) Elsevier
  27. Process Safety and Environmental Protection (2013~present) Elsevier
  28. International Journal of Food Properties (2013~present) Taylor & Francis
  29. International Journal of Food Engineering (2014~present) De Gruyter
  30. Heat Transfer Research (2014~present) Begell House
  31. Wiley-Blackwell (2014~present)
  32. Recent Patents on Engineering (2014~present) Hindawi
  33. Applied Catalysis A (2014~present) Elsevier
  34. Journal of Aerosol Science (2014~present) Elsevier
  35. Food and Bioproducts Processing (2014~present) Elsevier
  36. International Journal of Chemical Engineering (2015~present) Hindawi
  37. Journal of Palm Oil Research (2015~present) MPOB
  38. Journal of Hydrodynamics Ser. B (2015~present) Elsevier
  39. CRC Press (2015~present)
  40. Chemical Speciation & Bioavailability (2015~present), Science Reviews
  41. Chemical Engineering & Technology (2015~present), Wiley
  42. International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology (2015~present), Inderscience
  43. Periodica Polytechnica Chemical Engineering
  44. Advances in Polymer Technology
  45. Energy Conversion and Management
  46. The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering
  47. Chiang Mai Journal of Science
  48. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry
  49. Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology
  50. Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics
  51. Energy & Fuels
  52. Phytochemical Analysis
  53. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture
  54. Natural Product Research
  55. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
  56. Chemical Engineering Processing
  57. Flow, Turbulence, and Combustion
  58. Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering
  59. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
  60. Applied Thermal Engineering
  61. International Journal of Sustainable Energy
  62. Chemical Engineering & Technology