• Centre for Foundation Studies in Science
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In line with the objective of Universiti Malaya to produce scientists in various fields, the Chemistry Division of PASUM also has an active research staff.

The Chemistry Research Facilities available at PASUM are:

1. Polymeric Materials Research Laboratory located at MK5 (Polymer Materials Research Group)

Research in this laboratory is focused on the modification and application of polymers. Among our most important work here is keeping in line with the ‘Waste to Wealth Mission’. Much of it involves the study of the structure and properties of polymer materials that have been modified from natural sources and commercial raw materials to obtain better diversified economic benefits with prospectively useful products. We also have research that focuses on the synthesis and modification of hydrogels from natural sources for biomedical purposes. There is also research being done to produce biopolymer-based polymer electrolytes and the manufacture of electrochromic devices and dye-sensitized solar cells. Additionally, this laboratory is involved in the elucidation of the structural properties of microcapsules produced for "self-healing" applications. Our researchers have expertise in various instrumentations and characterizations including but not limited to: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Fourier-Transform Infrared, X-ray Diffractometry, Thermogravimetric Analysis, Differential Scanning Calorimetry, Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy, Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy, Cyclic Voltammetry, Electrospinning/spraying, Rheology & Chemometrics.

List of Researchers:

    Associate Professor Dr. Faridah Sonsudin

    Dr. Nurshafiza Shahabudin

    Dr. Ahmad Danial Azzahari

    Dr. Siti Nor Farhana Yusuf

    Mr. Mohd Hilmi Jaafar

    Dr. Zainal Abidin Ali

    Dr. Izlina Supa’at

2. Natural Products Research Group Laboratory located at MK4 (Natural Products Research Group)

Researchers in this laboratory conduct research on the extraction, isolation and purification of natural compounds from plants (forest trees and herbs) using various chromatographic methods. The structures of these natural compounds are elucidated using various spectroscopic techniques such as 1D and 2D-NMR, UV, IR and LCMS. The biological activities of natural extracts and compounds are also studied. Enzyme kinetic studies and molecular sequencing are also performed on compounds that are active inhibitors towards certain enzymes.

List of Researchers:

    Dr. Liew Sook Yee

    Mr. Muhammad Hafiz Husna Hasnan

    Mdm. Mahfuzah Yusoff

3. Chemical Research Laboratory located on Level 2, PASUM Complex

Researchers in this laboratory are in various fields.

List of Researchers:

    Associate Professor Dr. Faridah Sonsudin

    Dr. Mazdida Sulaiman

    Dr. Fauzani Md Salleh


  1. Profesor Madya Dr. Faridah Sonsudin

  2. Dr. Nurshafiza Shahabudin

  3. Dr. Ahmad Danial Azzahari

  4. Dr. Siti Nor Farhana Yusuf

  5. En. Mohd Hilmi Jaafar

  6. Dr. Liew Sook Yee

  7. En. Muhammad Hafiz Husna Hasnan

  8. Pn. Mahfuzah Yusoff

  9. Dr. Mazdida Sulaiman

  10. Dr. Fauzani Md Salleh

  11. Pn. Wan Nurul Hidayah 

  12. En. Che Farhan

  13. En. Nasrul zamani

  14. Pn. Zuraini Abdul Kadir

  15. Cik Azlina Puang

Last Update: 04/04/2022