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BIography

Dr. Mior Ahmad Khushairi Mohd Zahari (Zahari, M.A.K.M.) is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP). He was born in Batu Gajah, Perak, Malaysia. He completed his primary education at Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Sultan Yussof, Batu Gajah, Perak and continued his secondary school at Sekolah Menengah Sains Teluk Intan, Perak. Then, he furthered his study at the Faculty of Chemical & Natural Resources Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and obtained a Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering in 1999.

His interests in knowing about microbe's manipulation for beneficial products has driven him to continue his Master of Science in Chemistry - Biotechnology at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Wan Azlina Ahmad. His work scope during Master Degree involved the recovery of gold from mine tailings. As a part of his research study, knowledge on heavy metal leaching by consortium of bacteria was successfully applied for the pretreatment of mine tailings. Upon the completion of his Master Degree in 2003, he joined the Malaysian Department of Environment (DOE) as an Environmental Control Officer. After that, he joined Universiti Malaysia Pahang as a lecturer in 2005. He started his Doctor of Philosophy study under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Mohd Ali Hassan in the late 2008 and obtained his PhD in Bioprocess Engineering from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in May 2013. His research interest is in the field of Environmental Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering which is specializing on the utilization of oil palm biomass for the production of value-added products such as biosugars, biopolymer and biofuels.

Contact info

DR. MIOR AHMAD KHUSHAIRI BIN MOHD ZAHARI

Fakulti Kejuruteraan Kimia & Sumber Asli

Universiti Malaysia Pahang,

Lebuhraya Tun Razak,

26300 Gambang, Kuantan,

Pahang Darul Makmur.

Tel : +6014 8290960 (Mobile)

Tel.: +609 5492837 (Office)

Fax : +609 5492889

Email : ahmadkhushairi@gmail.com / ahmadkhushairi@ump.edu.my


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