Lecturer of School Chemical Engineering,USM Receive Springer Thesis Award

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Dr. Fadzil has received the Springer Thesis Award in recognition of his PhD research work on Immobilized β-galactosidase catalyzed conversion of lactose. The research was conducted at the School of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia and funded by the Malaysian Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC) through the ScienceFund Scheme.

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The research emphasized on the mass transfer of the substrate and its implication to the lactose conversion process to galacto-oligosaccharides in a membrane system. Dr. Fadzil'research work is on the application of enzyme for the synthesis of a value-added product. The enzyme is a biological catalyst extracted from natural sources which able to facilitate the rate of chemical reaction at low temperature. Their application in catalysis will lead to a reduction in energy consumption and a more sustainable process.

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The prize was awarded by Springer, a renowned global publisher of scientific journals and book. The award comprises of a monetary prize and a publication in a book series: "Springer Theses: Recognising Outstanding PhD Research". The book is now available for the world community to access in an electronic and printed version at Springer.com.