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Position
Associate Professor
Name
Assoc. Prof. Dr Muhammad Moniruzzaman
Nationality
Bangladesh
Email
m.moniruzzaman@utp.edu.my
Department
Chemical Engineering
Qualifications

2007, PhD in Biochemical Engineering by Kanazawa University

2004, Master in Biochemical Engineering by Kanazawa University

1999, Degree in Chemical Engineering by Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)

Specialization
  1. Ionic Liquids, Surfactant Technology, Biomass degradation and utilization, Drug delivery and formulation, Oil spill remediation and Separation technology
    • Synthesis and characterization of nontoxic and biodegradable Ionic liquids and their applications
Research

Synthesis, Characterization and screening of biocompatible ionic liquids for enhanced solubility of sparingly soluble drug molecules,

Development ionic liquid based biocompatible and biodegradable oil dispersant,

Role of phytochemicals in Elaeis (oil palm) leaf extract mediated synthesis of stabilized gold nanoparticles

Ionic Liquid Assisted Fabrication of “Green” Biocomposite Board from Agricultural Waste

Investigation of various enzyme compatible ionic liquids for single-step pretreatment and hydrolysis of oil palm biomass to biofuel

Ionic liquid assisted biological Pretreatment of Wood biomass: A new green approach for isolation of cellulose fibers

Effects of pressure and temperature on the solubility of cellulose in ionic liquids,

Synthesis and application of novel low cost biodegradable functionalized ionic liquids for greener biomass dissolution

Screening of biocompatible ionic liquids for food industry

: Pretreatment of Indonesian Natural Zeolite with ionic liquids for adsorption cooling and refrigeration

Publications
No.Title of Publication
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3Highlighted in the journal cover page)  2. N. Adawiyah, M. Moniruzzaman, S. Hawatulaila and M. Goto, Ionic liquids as a potential tool for drug delivery systems, MedChemComm, Vol. 7, pp.1881-1897, 2016 (Highlighted in the journal cover page)  3. A. A. Elgharbawy, M. Z. Alam, M. Moniruzzaman, M. Goto, Ionic liquid pretreatment as emerging approaches for enhanced enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass, Biochem. Eng. J. Vol. 109, pp. 252-267, 2016. 4. H. Mahmood, M. Moniruzzaman, S. Yusup, and H. M. Akil, Pretreatment of oil palm biomass with ionic liquids: a new approach for fabrication of green composite board, J. Clean. Prod. Vol. 126, pp. 677–685, 2016.
5. H. Mahmood, M. Moniruzzaman, S. Yusup, H. M. Akil, Particulate composites based on ionic liquid-treated oil palm fiber and thermoplastic starch adhesive,Clean Techn. Environ. Policy. DOI 10.1007/s10098-016-1132-0, pp. 1-10, 2016.
6.. T. Lieu, S. Yusup, M. Moniruzzaman, Kinetic study on microwave-assisted esterification of free fatty acids derived from Ceiba pentandra Seed Oil, Bioresource Technol. 211, pp.248-256, 2016.
7.  R. Financie, M. Moniruzzamana, Yoshimitsu Uemura, Enhanced enzymatic delignification of oil palm biomass with ionic liquid pretreatment, Biochem.  Eng. J. Vol. 110, pp. 1-7, 2016.
7.  H. Mahmood, M. Moniruzzaman, S. Yusup, and H. M. Akil, Ionic liquid pretreatment at high solids loading: a clean approach for fabrication of renewable resource based particulate composites, Polymer Composites, In press, 2016.
8.  M. Moniruzzaman, H. Mahmood, M. F. Ibrahim, S. Yusup, Y. Uemura , Effects of Pressure and Temperature on the Dissolution of Cellulose in Ionic Liquids, Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 1133, 588-592,  2016.
9. H. Mahmood, M. H. A. bin Ahmad Sayukhi, M. Moniruzzaman, S. Yusup, "Synthesis of Ionic Liquid Polymer Incorporating Activated Carbon for Carbon Dioxide Capture and Separation", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 1133, pp. 566-570,2016.
10.  K. V. Ozdokur,  M. Moniruzzaman,  J. Yanik  and  T. Ono, Synthesis and characterization of a polyoxometalate-based ionic liquid catalyst for delignification of wood biomass, Wood Sci. Technol., Vol. 50, pp. 1213-1226, 2016.
11. A. A Elgharbawy, M. Z Alam, N. A Kabbashi, M. Moniruzzaman, P. Jamal, Evaluation of several ionic liquids for in situ hydrolysis of empty fruit bunches by locally-produced cellulase, 3 Biotech  Vol. 6 (2), pp.1-15, 2016.
12. M. Z Alam, A. A Elgharbawy, M. Moniruzzaman, N. A Kabbashi, P. Jamal, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Journal of Chemical, Molecular, Nuclear, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Vol. 10, pp. 878-882, 2016.
13. S Araki, R Wakabayashi, M Moniruzzaman, N Kamiya, M Goto, Ionic liquid-mediated transcutaneous protein delivery with solid-in-oil nanodispersions, MedChemComm, Med. Chem. Commun., Vol. 6, 2124-2128, 2015. ( (Highlighted in the journal cover page)
14.  F Ibrahim, M Moniruzzaman, S Yusup, Y Uemura, Dissolution of cellulose with ionic liquid in pressurized cell, J.  Mol. Liquids Vol. 211, 370-372, 2015.
15. H. Mahmood, M. Moniruzzaman, S. Yusup, and H. M. Akil, Comparison of some biocomposite board properties fabricated from lignocellulosic biomass before and after Ionic liquid pretreatment, Chem. Eng. Trans. Vol. 45, pp. 709-714, 2015.
22.  T. Lieu, S. Yusup, M. Moniruzzaman, Parametric Study of Esterification of Free Fatty Acids derived from Ceiba Pentandra Seed Oil using Microwave-assisted Technique via Response Surface Methodology, Chem. Eng. Trans., 45, 931-936,2015.
16. T. Lieu, S. Yusup, M. Moniruzzaman,  Microwave-assisted Esterification Reaction of Free Fatty Acids from Ceiba Pentandra Seed Oil, Aust. J. Basic Appl. Sci., 9(30),  pp.: 41-45, 2015.
17.  M. S. Rajabi, M. Moniruzzaman, M. A. Bustam, M. Lotifi, Recent advances of using ionic liquids for extraction of biologically active compounds: A review, Am. J. Chem.  5 (3A), pp. 7-12, 2015.
18. M. Moniruzzaman, N. Kamiya, S. Yusup, M. Goto, Activity and stability of enzyme immobilized with ionic liquid based polymer materials, J. Eng. Sci. Technol., 10, 60-69, 2015.
19. M. Moniruzzaman, T. Ono, A. B. Bustam, S. Yusup, Y. Uemura, Pretreatment of Wood Biomass with Ionic Liquids: A "Green" Approach to Separate Cellulose for Use in Oilfield Application, J. Appl. Sci., 15, 531-537, 2015.
 ">PUBLICATIONS in 2016 1. M. Sivapragasam, M. Moniruzzaman and M. Goto,   Recent advances in exploiting ionic liquids for biomolecules: Solubility, stability, and applications, Biotechnol. J. Vol. 11,pp. 1000-1013, 2016 (Highlighted in the journal cover page)  2. N. Adawiyah, M. Moniruzzaman, S. Hawatulaila and M. Goto, Ionic liquids as a potential tool for drug delivery systems, MedChemComm, Vol. 7, pp.1881-1897, 2016 (Highlighted in the journal cover page)  3. A. A. Elgharbawy, M. Z. Alam, M. Moniruzzaman, M. Goto, Ionic liquid pretreatment as emerging approaches for enhanced enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass, Biochem. Eng. J. Vol. 109, pp. 252-267, 2016. 4. H. Mahmood, M. Moniruzzaman, S. Yusup, and H. M. Akil, Pretreatment of oil palm biomass with ionic liquids: a new approach for fabrication of green composite board, J. Clean. Prod. Vol. 126, pp. 677–685, 2016.
5. H. Mahmood, M. Moniruzzaman, S. Yusup, H. M. Akil, Particulate composites based on ionic liquid-treated oil palm fiber and thermoplastic starch adhesive,Clean Techn. Environ. Policy. DOI 10.1007/s10098-016-1132-0, pp. 1-10, 2016.
6.. T. Lieu, S. Yusup, M. Moniruzzaman, Kinetic study on microwave-assisted esterification of free fatty acids derived from Ceiba pentandra Seed Oil, Bioresource Technol. 211, pp.248-256, 2016.
7.  R. Financie, M. Moniruzzamana, Yoshimitsu Uemura, Enhanced enzymatic delignification of oil palm biomass with ionic liquid pretreatment, Biochem.  Eng. J. Vol. 110, pp. 1-7, 2016.
7.  H. Mahmood, M. Moniruzzaman, S. Yusup, and H. M. Akil, Ionic liquid pretreatment at high solids loading: a clean approach for fabrication of renewable resource based particulate composites, Polymer Composites, In press, 2016.
8.  M. Moniruzzaman, H. Mahmood, M. F. Ibrahim, S. Yusup, Y. Uemura , Effects of Pressure and Temperature on the Dissolution of Cellulose in Ionic Liquids, Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 1133, 588-592,  2016.
9. H. Mahmood, M. H. A. bin Ahmad Sayukhi, M. Moniruzzaman, S. Yusup, "Synthesis of Ionic Liquid Polymer Incorporating Activated Carbon for Carbon Dioxide Capture and Separation", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 1133, pp. 566-570,2016.
10.  K. V. Ozdokur,  M. Moniruzzaman,  J. Yanik  and  T. Ono, Synthesis and characterization of a polyoxometalate-based ionic liquid catalyst for delignification of wood biomass, Wood Sci. Technol., Vol. 50, pp. 1213-1226, 2016.
11. A. A Elgharbawy, M. Z Alam, N. A Kabbashi, M. Moniruzzaman, P. Jamal, Evaluation of several ionic liquids for in situ hydrolysis of empty fruit bunches by locally-produced cellulase, 3 Biotech  Vol. 6 (2), pp.1-15, 2016.
12. M. Z Alam, A. A Elgharbawy, M. Moniruzzaman, N. A Kabbashi, P. Jamal, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Journal of Chemical, Molecular, Nuclear, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Vol. 10, pp. 878-882, 2016.
13. S Araki, R Wakabayashi, M Moniruzzaman, N Kamiya, M Goto, Ionic liquid-mediated transcutaneous protein delivery with solid-in-oil nanodispersions, MedChemComm, Med. Chem. Commun., Vol. 6, 2124-2128, 2015. ( (Highlighted in the journal cover page)
14.  F Ibrahim, M Moniruzzaman, S Yusup, Y Uemura, Dissolution of cellulose with ionic liquid in pressurized cell, J.  Mol. Liquids Vol. 211, 370-372, 2015.
15. H. Mahmood, M. Moniruzzaman, S. Yusup, and H. M. Akil, Comparison of some biocomposite board properties fabricated from lignocellulosic biomass before and after Ionic liquid pretreatment, Chem. Eng. Trans. Vol. 45, pp. 709-714, 2015.
22.  T. Lieu, S. Yusup, M. Moniruzzaman, Parametric Study of Esterification of Free Fatty Acids derived from Ceiba Pentandra Seed Oil using Microwave-assisted Technique via Response Surface Methodology, Chem. Eng. Trans., 45, 931-936,2015.
16. T. Lieu, S. Yusup, M. Moniruzzaman,  Microwave-assisted Esterification Reaction of Free Fatty Acids from Ceiba Pentandra Seed Oil, Aust. J. Basic Appl. Sci., 9(30),  pp.: 41-45, 2015.
17.  M. S. Rajabi, M. Moniruzzaman, M. A. Bustam, M. Lotifi, Recent advances of using ionic liquids for extraction of biologically active compounds: A review, Am. J. Chem.  5 (3A), pp. 7-12, 2015.
18. M. Moniruzzaman, N. Kamiya, S. Yusup, M. Goto, Activity and stability of enzyme immobilized with ionic liquid based polymer materials, J. Eng. Sci. Technol., 10, 60-69, 2015.
19. M. Moniruzzaman, T. Ono, A. B. Bustam, S. Yusup, Y. Uemura, Pretreatment of Wood Biomass with Ionic Liquids: A "Green" Approach to Separate Cellulose for Use in Oilfield Application, J. Appl. Sci., 15, 531-537, 2015.
 
420. M. Moniruzzaman and M. Goto, “Application of ionic liquids: Future Solvents and Reagents for Pharmaceuticals”, J. Chem. Eng. Japan, Vol. 44,  No. 6, pp. 370-381, 2011.
21. M. Moniruzzaman, K. Nakashima, N. Kamiya and M. Goto, “Recent advances of enzymatic reactions in ionic liquids”, Biochem. Eng. J. Vol. 48, No. 3, pp. 295-314, 2010.
22. M. Moniruzzaman, N.  Kamiya and M. Goto, “Activation and stabilization of enzymes in ionic liquids”, Org. Biomol. Chem. Vol. 8, No. 13, pp.2887-2899, 2010. 23. M. Moniruzzaman, To Nao, S. Bhattacharjee, T. Ono, Laccase Incorporated into PEG-  PLA Polymer as Active and Stable Biocatalyst for Ionic Liquids Media, Advan. Mat. Res.  625, 333-336, 2014.
24. R. Finace, M. Moniruzzaman, Y. Uemura, N. Osman, Recent Advances of Using Ionic Liquid in Lignocellulosic Biomass Degradation, Adv. Mat. Res. 625, 834-637, 2014.
25. Chakraborty, M. Moniruzzaman, S. Bhattacharjee, Kinetic Studies on Gold Nanoparticle Formation in Aqueous Medium, Adv. Mat. Res. 625, 264-267, 2014.
26.. M. Moniruzzaman and T. Ono, “Separation and characterization of cellulose fibers from cypress wood tretaed with ionic liquid prior to laccase treatment”, Bioresorce Technol. 127, 132-137, 2013.
27. M. Moniruzzaman, T. Ono, S. Yusup, S. Chowdhury, M. A. Bustam, Y. Uemura, “Improved biological delignification of wood biomass via Ionic liquids pretreatment: A one step process”, Journal of Energy Technologies and Policy, 3, 144-152, 2013.
28. M. Moniruzzaman, K. Ino, N. Kamiya and M. Goto Enzyme incorporated ionic liquid polymers as   active, stable and reusable biocatalysts, Org. Biomol. Chem. 10, 7707-7713, 2012
29. M. Moniruzzaman and T. Ono, “Ionic liquid assisted enzymatic delignification of wood biomass: A new ‘green’ and efficient approach for     isolating of cellulose fibers”, Biochem. Eng. J. 60, 156-160, 2012.
30. M. Moniruzzaman, Y. Tahara, M. Tamura, N. Kamiya and M. Goto, “Ionic liquid-assisted transdermal delivery of sparingly soluble drugs”, Chem. Commun. 47, 1452-1454, 2010.
32. M. Moniruzzaman,  M. Mahmood, N. Kamiya, S. Yusup and M. Goto, Activity and stability of enzyme immobilized with Ionic liquid based polymer materials, J. Eng. Sci. Technol., issue 1, 60-69, 2014.
33. M. Moniruzzaman, N. Kamiya, and M. Goto, “Ionic liquid based microemulsion with pharmaceutically accepted components: Formulation and potential applications”, J. Colloid Interface Sci. 352, 136-142, 2010.
34. M. Moniruzzaman, M. Tamura, Y. Tahara, N. Kamiya and M. Goto, “Ionic liquid-in-oil microemulsions as a potential carrier for sparingly soluble drug: Characterization and cytotoxicity evaluation”, Int. J. Pharm. 400, 243-250, 2010.
35. M. Moniruzzaman, N. Kamiya, and M. Goto, “Biocatalysis in water-in-ionic liquid microemulsions: A case study with horseradish peroxidase”, Langmuir 25, 977-982, 2009.
36. M. Moniruzzaman, N. Kamiya, K. Nakashima, and M. Goto, “Water-in-ionic liquid microemulsions as a new medium for enzymatic reactions”, Green Chem. 10, 497-500, 2008.
37. M. Moniruzzaman, N. Kamiya, K. Nakashima, and M. Goto, “Formation of reverse micelles in a room temperature ionic liquid”, Chem Phys Chem.  9, 689-692, 2008.
38. M. Moniruzzaman, Y. Hayashi, M.M.R. Talukder and T. Kawanishi, “Lipase-catalyzed esterification of fatty acid in DMSO (dimethyl sulfoxide) modified AOT reverse micellar systems”, Biocatal. Biotrans. 25, 51-56, 2007.
40. M. Moniruzzaman, M.M.R. Talukder, Y. Hayashi and T. Kawanishi, “Effect of the pretreatment of lipase with organic solvents on its conformation and activity in reverse micelles”, Appl. Biochem. Biotech.  142, 253-262, 2007.
41. M.M.R.Talukder, M. Moniruzzaman, Y. Hayashi and T. Kawanishi, “Thermostability of Chromobacterium viscosum lipase in AOT/isooctane reverse micelle”, Appl. Biochem. Biotech. 141, 77-82, 2007.
42. M. Moniruzzaman, Y. Hayashi, M.M.R. Talukder, E. Saitoh and T. Kawanishi, “Effects of aprotic solvents on the enzymatic activity of lipase in AOT reverse micelles,” Biochem. Eng. J. 30, 237-244, 2006.
43. M. Moniruzzaman, Y. Hayashi, M.M.R. Talukder and T. Kawanishi, “Activity of acetone treated lipase in AOT reverse micellar systems in the presence of low molecular weight polyethylene glycol”,  Biochem. Eng. J. 29, 46-54, 2006.
44. M.  M.  R. Talukder, M. Moniruzzaman, Y. Hayashi, J. C. Wu and T. Kawanishi, “Ultrasonication enhanced hydrolytic activity of lipase in water/isooctane two-phase systems”, Biocatal. Biotrans. 24, 189-196, 2006.
45. M. Moniruzzaman, Y. Hayashi, M.M.R. Talukder and T. Kawanishi, “Enhanced activity and stability of Chromobacterium viscosum lipase in AOT reverse micellar systems by pretreatment with acetone”, J. Mol. Catal. B: Enzymatic 32, 149-155, 2005.
46. M.M.R. Talukder, M. Moniruzzaman, Y. Hayashi, J.C. Wu and T. Kawanishi, “Pretreatment of Chromobacterium viscosum lipase with acetone increases its activity in sodium bis-(2-ethylhexyl) sulfosuccinate reverse micelles”, J. Chem. Technol. Biotechnol. 80, 1166-1169, 2005.
47. M.M.R. Talukder, M. Moniruzzaman, Y. Hayashi, J.C. Wu, T. Kawanishi, and N. Shimizu, “Enzymatic kinetics for lipase-catalyzed hydrolysis of water-insoluble substrate in AOT reverses micelles, involving native and activated lipases”, J. Chem. Technol. Biotechnol. 79, 273-276, 2004.
48.  M.M.R. Talukder, Y. Hayashi, T. Takeyama, M. Moniruzzaman, J.C. Wu, T. Kawanishi and N. Shimizu, “Activity and stability of Chromobacterium viscosum lipase in modified AOT reverse micelles”, J. Mol. Catal. B: Enzymatic 22, 203-209, 2003.

5Publications in 2017 1. H. Mahmood, M. Moniruzzaman, S. Yusup, and T. Welton, Ionic liquids assisted processing of renewable resources for the fabrication of biodegradable composite materials, Green Chemistry, Vol. 19, pp. 2051-2075, 2017. (IF =9.125)2.H. Mahmood, M. Moniruzzaman, S. Yusup, and H. M. Akil, Ionic liquids pretreatment for fabrication of agro-residue/thermoplastic starch based composites: A comparative study with other pretreatment technologies, J. Clean. Prod. Vol. 161, pp. 257-–266, 2017. (IF= 5.715).3.13. A. Pal, M. S. R. Shahrom, M. Moniruzzaman, C. D. Wilfred, S. M., K. Thu, B.t B. Saha, Ionic liquid as a new binder for activated carbon based consolidated composite adsorbents, Chem. Eng. J.  Vo. 326, pp. 980-988, 2017. (IF= 6.216)4..    M. Irfan, M. Moniruzzaman, S. Bhattacharjee, B Abdullah, Ionic liquid based extraction of flavonoids from Elaeis guineensis leaves and their applications for gold nanoparticles synthesis, J. Mol. Liq. Vol. 241, pp. 270-278, 2017. (IF = 3.648)5. M. Irfan, T. Ahmad, M. Moniruzzaman, S. Bhattacharjee, B Abdullah, Size and stability modulation of ionic liquid functionalized gold nanoparticles synthesized using Elaeis guineensis (oil palm) kernel extract, Arabian J. Chem., doi.org/10.1016/j.arabjc.2017.02.001, 2017. (IF = 4.553)6. M. Lotfi, M. Moniruzzaman, M. Sivapragasam, S. Kandasamy, M. A. Mutalib, N. B. Alitheen, M. Goto Solubility of acyclovir in nontoxic and biodegradable ionic liquids: COSMO-RS prediction and experimental verification, J. Mol. Liq. 243, 124-131 (2017) (IF=3.648)7.  M. Irfan, M. Moniruzzaman, S. Bhattacharjee, B Abdullah, Growth study of Ionic Liquid Mediated Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles using Elaeis Guineensis (Oil Palm) Kernels Extract under Microwave Irradiation, Arabian J. Chem., https://doi.org/10.1016/j.arabjc.2017.07.005, 2017 (IF = 4.553)8. M.S. Rajabi, M. Moniruzzaman, H. Mahmood, M. Sivapragasam, M.A. Bustam, Extraction  of    β-carotene from organic phase using ammonium based ionic liquids aqueous solution, J. Mol. Liq. Vol. 227, pp. 15-20, 2017 (IF- 3.684).9.  M. U. H. Shah, M. Sivapragasam, M. Moniruzzaman, M. M. R. Talukder, S. Yusup, M. Goto, Production of sophorolipids by Starmerella bombicola yeast using new hydrophobic substrates, Biochem. Eng. J., Vol. 127, pp.60-67, 2017 (IF= 2.89)10. A. A. Elgharbawy, M. Z. Alam, M. Moniruzzaman, Ionic liquids as a potential solvent for lipase-catalysed reactions: A review,  J. Mol. Liq.  Vol. 251, 150-156, 2017 (IF =3.64)11. M. Moniruzzaman, H. Mahmood, S Yusup, H. M. Akil, Exploring Ionic Liquid Assisted Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Biomass for Fabrication of Green Composite, J. Jpn, Inst. Energy, Vol. 96, 176-179, 2017.12. M. Moniruzzaman, H. Mahmood and M. Goto, Ionic Liquid Based Nanocarriers for Topical and Transdermal Drug Delivery, Ionic Liquid Devices (Editor: Ali Eftekhari) Chapter 15, 390-403, 2017.">Publications in 2017 1. H. Mahmood, M. Moniruzzaman, S. Yusup, and T. Welton, Ionic liquids assisted processing of renewable resources for the fabrication of biodegradable composite materials, Green Chemistry, Vol. 19, pp. 2051-2075, 2017. (IF =9.125)2.H. Mahmood, M. Moniruzzaman, S. Yusup, and H. M. Akil, Ionic liquids pretreatment for fabrication of agro-residue/thermoplastic starch based composites: A comparative study with other pretreatment technologies, J. Clean. Prod. Vol. 161, pp. 257-–266, 2017. (IF= 5.715).3.13. A. Pal, M. S. R. Shahrom, M. Moniruzzaman, C. D. Wilfred, S. M., K. Thu, B.t B. Saha, Ionic liquid as a new binder for activated carbon based consolidated composite adsorbents, Chem. Eng. J.  Vo. 326, pp. 980-988, 2017. (IF= 6.216)4..    M. Irfan, M. Moniruzzaman, S. Bhattacharjee, B Abdullah, Ionic liquid based extraction of flavonoids from Elaeis guineensis leaves and their applications for gold nanoparticles synthesis, J. Mol. Liq. Vol. 241, pp. 270-278, 2017. (IF = 3.648)5. M. Irfan, T. Ahmad, M. Moniruzzaman, S. Bhattacharjee, B Abdullah, Size and stability modulation of ionic liquid functionalized gold nanoparticles synthesized using Elaeis guineensis (oil palm) kernel extract, Arabian J. Chem., doi.org/10.1016/j.arabjc.2017.02.001, 2017. (IF = 4.553)6. M. Lotfi, M. Moniruzzaman, M. Sivapragasam, S. Kandasamy, M. A. Mutalib, N. B. Alitheen, M. Goto Solubility of acyclovir in nontoxic and biodegradable ionic liquids: COSMO-RS prediction and experimental verification, J. Mol. Liq. 243, 124-131 (2017) (IF=3.648)7.  M. Irfan, M. Moniruzzaman, S. Bhattacharjee, B Abdullah, Growth study of Ionic Liquid Mediated Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles using Elaeis Guineensis (Oil Palm) Kernels Extract under Microwave Irradiation, Arabian J. Chem., https://doi.org/10.1016/j.arabjc.2017.07.005, 2017 (IF = 4.553)8. M.S. Rajabi, M. Moniruzzaman, H. Mahmood, M. Sivapragasam, M.A. Bustam, Extraction  of    β-carotene from organic phase using ammonium based ionic liquids aqueous solution, J. Mol. Liq. Vol. 227, pp. 15-20, 2017 (IF- 3.684).9.  M. U. H. Shah, M. Sivapragasam, M. Moniruzzaman, M. M. R. Talukder, S. Yusup, M. Goto, Production of sophorolipids by Starmerella bombicola yeast using new hydrophobic substrates, Biochem. Eng. J., Vol. 127, pp.60-67, 2017 (IF= 2.89)10. A. A. Elgharbawy, M. Z. Alam, M. Moniruzzaman, Ionic liquids as a potential solvent for lipase-catalysed reactions: A review,  J. Mol. Liq.  Vol. 251, 150-156, 2017 (IF =3.64)11. M. Moniruzzaman, H. Mahmood, S Yusup, H. M. Akil, Exploring Ionic Liquid Assisted Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Biomass for Fabrication of Green Composite, J. Jpn, Inst. Energy, Vol. 96, 176-179, 2017.12. M. Moniruzzaman, H. Mahmood and M. Goto, Ionic Liquid Based Nanocarriers for Topical and Transdermal Drug Delivery, Ionic Liquid Devices (Editor: Ali Eftekhari) Chapter 15, 390-403, 2017.
6Publications in 2019 1. V. B. Reddy, M. Moniruzzaman, T. M. Aminabhavi, Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the environment: Recent updates on sampling, pretreatment, cleanup technologies and their analysis, Chemical Engineering Journal, Vol. 358. pp. 1186- 1207, 2019 (IF 8.35). 2. A. Elgharbawy, M. Moniruzzaman, and M. Goto, Recent Advances of Enzymatic Reactions in Ionic Liquids: Part II. Biochem. Eng J, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bej.2019.107426, 2019 (IF 3.32). 3. H. Mahmood and M. Moniruzzaman, Recent Advances of Using Ionic Liquids for Biopolymer Extraction and Processing, Biotechnol. J, https://doi.org/10.1002/biot.201900072, 2019 (IF 3.54). 4. H. Mahmood, M. Moniruzzaman, T. Iqbal and M. Khan, Recent advances in the pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass for biofuels and value-added products. Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Vol. 20, pp. 18-24, 2019. 5. A. Shakeel, H. Mahmood, U. Farooq, Z. Ullah, S. Yasin, T. Iqbal, C. Chassagne and M. Moniruzzaman, Rheology of pure ionic liquids and their complex fluids: A review, Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, Vol. 7(16), pp.13586-13626, 2019 (IF 6.97). 6. K. A. Rocky, A. Pal, M. Moniruzzaman and B. B. Saha, Adsorption characteristics and thermodynamic property fields of polymerized ionic liquid and polyvinyl alcohol based composite/CO2 pairs. Journal of Molecular Liquids, Vol. 294, pp. 1-12, 2019. (IF= 4.51) 7. T. Ahmad, M.A. Bustam, M. Irfan, M. Moniruzzaman, M. F. R Samsudin, H. M. A. Asghar, N. Muhammad J. Iqbql, and S. Bhattacharjee, Effect of gold and iron nanoparticles on photocatalytic behaviour of titanium dioxide towards 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride ionic liquid. Journal of Molecular Liquids, Vol. 291, pp. 111277. 2019 (IF=4.51) 8. K. M. Ali, R. M, Moshikur, R. Wakabayashi, Y. Tahara, M. Moniruzzaman, N. Kamiya, and M. Goto, Synthesis and characterization of choline–fatty-acid-based ionic liquids: A new biocompatible surfactant. Journal of colloid and interface science, Vol. 551, pp. 72-80. 2019.(IF=6.13) 9. N. A. Mustahil, S. H. Baharuddin, A. A. Abdullah, A. V. B. Reddy, M. I. A Mutalib, and M. Moniruzzaman, Synthesis, characterization, ecotoxicity and biodegradability evaluations of novel biocompatible surface active lauroyl sarcosinate ionic liquids. Chemosphere, 229, 349-357. 2019.(IF=5.1) 10. H. Mahmood, N. Ramzan, A. Shakeel, M. Moniruzzaman, T. Iqbal, M.A. Kazmi, and M. Sulaiman, Kinetic modeling and optimization of parameters for biomass pyrolysis: A comparison of different lignocellulosic biomass. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects, Vol. 41(14), pp.1690-1700. 2019. (IF= 0.52) 11. M. R Chowdhury, R. M Moshikur, R. Wakabayashi, Y. Tahara, N. Kamiya, M. Moniruzzaman, M. Goto, Development of a novel ionic liquid-curcumin complex to enhance its solubility, stability, and activity. Chemical communications, Vol. 55(54), pp. 7737-7740. 2019 (IF=6.45) 12. M. R. Chowdhury, R. M. Moshikur, R. Wakabayashi, Y. Tahara, N. Kamiya, M. Moniruzzaman, and M. Goto, In vivo biocompatibility, pharmacokinetics, antitumor efficacy, and hypersensitivity evaluation of ionic liquid-mediated paclitaxel formulations. International journal of pharmaceutics, Vol. 565, pp. 219-226. 2019. (IF= 4.32) 13. T. Ahmad, M. A Bustam, M. Irfan, M. Moniruzzaman, H. M. A. Asghar, and S. Bhattacharjee, Mechanistic investigation of phytochemicals involved in green synthesis of gold nanoparticles using aqueous Elaeis guineensis leaves extract: Role of phenolic compounds and flavonoids. Biotechnology and applied biochemistry, Vol 66, pp. 698-708, 2019. 14. M. M. Yousufi, M. E. M. Elhaj, M. Moniruzzaman, M. A. Ayoub, A. B. M. Nazri, H. binti Husin, and I. bin Mohd Saaid, Synthesis and evaluation of Jatropha oil-based emulsified acids for matrix acidizing of carbonate rocks. Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology, Vol. 9(2), pp. 1119-1133. 2019 15. H. Mahmood, M. Moniruzzaman, T. Iqbal, S. Yusup, M. Rashid, and A. Raza, Comparative effect of ionic liquids pretreatment on thermogravimetric kinetics of crude oil palm biomass for possible sustainable exploitation. J. Mol. Liq, Vol 282, pp. 88-96, 2019. (IF=4.51) 16. M. H. Shah, M. Moniruzzaman, M. Sivapragasam, M. M. R. Talukder, S. B Yusup, M. Goto, A binary mixture of a biosurfactant and an ionic liquid surfactant as a green dispersant for oil spill remediation. J. Mol. Liq, Vol 280, pp. 111-119, 2019. (If=$.51) 17. R. M. Moshikur, M. R Chowdhury, R. Wakabayashi, Y. Tahara, M. Moniruzzaman, M. Goto, Ionic liquids with methotrexate moieties as a potential anticancer prodrug: Synthesis, characterization and solubility evaluation. J. Mol. Liq, Vol. 278, pp. 226-233, 2019. (IF-4.51) 18. A. A Elgharbawy, M. Z Alam, M. Moniruzzaman, N. Ahmad Kabbashi, and P. Jamal, High yield of second-generation ethanol in an ionic Liquid-Cellulase integrated system for single-step processing of empty fruit bunch. Biofuels, pp. 1-12, 2019 19. D. Saritha, V.K Gupta, V. K., A. V. B Reddy, S. Agarwal, M. Moniruzzaman, K. Anitha, and G. Madhavi, Development of a Simple, Selective, Stable and Ultrasensitive Poly (safranine/nano NiO) Modified Carbon Paste Electrode for Selective Detection of Rutin in Buckwheat and Green Tea Samples. Int. J. Electrochem. Sci, Vol. 14, pp. 10093-10110, 2019. (IF=2.5) 20. A. A. Elgharbawy, M. Z Alam, M. Moniruzzaman, and H.M. Salleh, Hydrolysis Kinetics of Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunch in Ionic Liquids and Cellulase Integrated System. International Journal of Chemistry, Vol. 11(2), pp. 95-105, 2019. 21. A. V. B. Reddy, M. Moniruzzaman, and M. Goto, Ionic Liquids for Pretreatment of Biomass. Book title: “Graphene-based Nanotechnologies for Energy and Environmental Applications”. Elsevier, Micro and Nano technologies series, Chapter 18. pp. 329-358, 2019. 22. H. Mahmood, M. Sulaiman, M. Moniruzzaman, “Ionic Liquids as Green Solvents for Lignocellulosic Biomass Utilization”. Book title: Industrial Applications of Green Solvents: Volume II. Published by Materials Research Forum, LCC, Millersville, USA, Chapter 4, pp. 60-83. 2019.
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Working Experience
No.PositionFrom - To (Year)Company Name
1JSPS (Japan Society for the promotion of Science) Postdoctoral FellowMay 2007 - December 2009Kyushu University
2Assistant ProfessorJanuary 2010 - November 2012Okayama University
3Visiting Associate ProfessorJuly 2015 - August 2015Kyushu University, Japan
4Senior LecturerDecember 2012 - March 2017Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS
5Associate ProfessorApril 2017 - NowUniversiti Teknology PETRONAS
Membership
No.PositionFrom - To (Year)Professional Bodies / Association
1Member2011 - 2014AIChE
2Member2007 - 2014The Society of Chemical Engineers Japan (SCEJ)
3Fellow2007 - 2020The institute of Engineers Bangladesh
4Founding Member2009 - 2018Bangladesh Environmental Network Japan Chapter (BEN Japan)
5Associate member2016 - nowIChemE
6Member2014 - nowInternational Society for Development & Sustainability
7Member - Board of Engineers Malaysia
8Editorial board member2017 - nowBiochemical Engineering Journal (Q1 journal)
Research
No.Level of involvementResearch Title
1Leader

Synthesis, Characterization and screening of biocompatible ionic liquids for enhanced solubility of sparingly soluble drug molecules,

2Leader

Development ionic liquid based biocompatible and biodegradable oil dispersant,

3Member

Role of phytochemicals in Elaeis (oil palm) leaf extract mediated synthesis of stabilized gold nanoparticles

4Leader

Ionic Liquid Assisted Fabrication of “Green” Biocomposite Board from Agricultural Waste

5Member

Investigation of various enzyme compatible ionic liquids for single-step pretreatment and hydrolysis of oil palm biomass to biofuel

6Leader

Ionic liquid assisted biological Pretreatment of Wood biomass: A new green approach for isolation of cellulose fibers

7Leader

Effects of pressure and temperature on the solubility of cellulose in ionic liquids,

8Leader

Synthesis and application of novel low cost biodegradable functionalized ionic liquids for greener biomass dissolution

9Member
Screening of biocompatible ionic liquids for food industry
10Member
: Pretreatment of Indonesian Natural Zeolite with ionic liquids for adsorption cooling and refrigeration
Recognition
No.Recognition TitleFrom - To (Year)Organizer / Bodies
1

Visiting Associate Professor                                                                         

July 2015 - August 2015Kyushu University, Japan
2

JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) Postdoctoral Fellow for Foreign Researchers                   

May 2007 - April 2009Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
3

Monbusho (Japanese Ministry of Education) Scholarship,

April 2001 - March 2007Japanese Ministry of Education
4

​Best Researchers in MA1 and MA2 catagory, Q day, UTP 2016

2016 - 2016UTP
5
Editorial Board Member, Biochemical Engineering Journal ( Tier Q1)
2017 - Elsevier Publications
6
Associated Editor, International journal of Environment
2014 - International Journal of Environment
7
Best publications in MA3 and MA4 catagory, Q day, UTP 2018
2017 - 2018UTP
8
Gold in ITEX 2016
2016 - 2016ITEX c