Water Scarcity is a threatening issue that could cause political turmoil and adverse health impact. Technological development has partially solved the water scarcity problem by treating and reclaiming the water from industrial, sea, surface and ground water. In these treatment process, what is being overlooked are the precious resources in water such as metal ions and nutrients that could be recovered at minimum expense of energy and cost. Recovery of these resources make water or wastewater treatment process an ever attractive process. Membrane technology hybrided with nanotechnology, advanced polymer technology as well as biotechnology could provide an advance solution for future water reclamation and product recovery.

School of Chemical Engineering

Engineering Campus

Universiti Sains Malaysia

Seri Ampangan, 14300

Nibong Tebal

Pulau Pinang, Malaysia


Phone: 604-5996418

Fax: 604-5941013

E-mail: chobs@usm.my

Functionalised Polymer and Membrane for water Treatment

School of Chemical Engineering


2009-current Senior Lecturer

Universiti Sains Malaysia


2005-2009 Assistant Profesor

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman

1999-2001 Technical Engineer

Dainippon Ink & Chemicals Compounds


 B. S. Chemical Engineering (Bioprocess Engineering), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 1999


 Ph.D. Chemical Engineering (Membrane Technology), Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2005


 Graduated Engineer, Board of Engineer, Malaysia


 Associate Member, Institution of Chemical Engineers, UK