21 February 2024

Mohamad Suffian Mohamad Annuar

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Dr. Mohamad Suffian Mohamad Annuar is a Professor at the Institute of Biological Sciences @isb_um, Faculty of Science @unimalaya

He and his research team are actively working on the area of bioprocess technology and advanced biomaterials for the past 10 years. Using medium-chain-length poly-3-hydroxyalkanoates obtained via bacterial fermentation from local renewable resources (including household wastewater!), his laboratory demonstrated its potential applications for making hydrogels, bone scaffolds, nanoparticles and electro-conductive composites.

When asked to reflect on his most significant publication among more than 100 articles he have published in various indexed journals so far, Prof. Suffian mentioned his 2011 paper in Process Biochemistry, which highlights ‘the role of biological catalyst (in this case lipase) to advance sustainable and green synthesis of valuable chemicals through mild reactions’.

This Kuching-born can be reached at suffian_annuar@um.edu.my if you happen to have ideas on how to collect electrons better from bacteria. Mana tahu, kan? 😅

He likes seafood tomyam, by the way.

📷 Photos 1 and 2 by Mohd. Yani Alias for PPP, photo of wastewater treatment facility by Ivan Bandura on Unsplash