Qualifications: Dip. (UTM), B.Eng. (Surrey), M.Sc. (Distinction), Ph.D. (Newcastle)
Expertise: Artificial Neural Networks(Multiple Neural Networks), Process Modeling, Model Based Process Control, Neural Network Applications In Chemical Processes


    1. Dipesh Shikchand Patle, Phung Eng Wei and Zainal Ahmad. 2015. Simulation and Economic Analysis of Biodiesel Production using Supercritical Methanol, Journal of Engineering Sciences, Vol. 11, 17–26. 
    2. Javad Sayyad Amin, Alireza Bahadori, Tomoaki Kashiwao, Zainal Ahmad, Behrooz Abbasi Souraki & Saeed Rafiee. 2016. A new empirical correlation for prediction of carbon dioxide separation from different gas mixtures, PETROLEUM SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 34(6): 562-569. 
    3. Alireza Bahadori, Alireza Baghban, Meysam Bahadori, Moonyong Lee,  Zainal Ahmad, Mehrasa Zare, Ehsan Abdollahi. 2016. Computational intelligent strategies to predict energy conservation benefits in excess air controlled gas-fired systems, Applied Thermal Engineering 102 : 432–446. 
    4. Z. Ahmad, Dipesh S. Patle, G.P.Rangaiah. 2015. Operator training simulator for biodiesel synthesis from waste cooking oil, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 99:55-68. 
    5. Zainal Ahmad, Jie Zhang, Tomoaki Kashiwao, Alireza Bahadori. 2016. Prediction of absorption and stripping factors in natural gas processing industries using feedforward artificial neural network, Petroleum Science and Technology 34(2):105-113 .
    6. Nur’atiqah Norhalim, Mashitah Mat Don, Z. Ahmad, Dipesh S Patle.2015. Modeling and Optimisation of Xylose Production by Enzymatic Hydrolysis using Neural Network and Particle Swarm Optimization, Chemical Product and Process Modeling, 10(3): 173–178.
    1. Reliable Data Based Process Modelling and Monitoring For Process Industry 
    2. Direct Biodiesel Synthesis From Microalgae Through In Situ Transesterification Using Homogeneous Catalyst.
    3. Development of soft sensor for monitoring and control.
    1. Experimental, Modeling And Control Study Of Candida Antartica Lipase Catalyzed Ε-Caprolactone To Polycaprolactone Process Using Neural Networks. ( completed - 2014) 
    2. Biodiesel From Waste Cooking Oil: Multi-Objective Optimization, Plantwide Control And Operator Training Simulator. ( completed-2013) 
    3. Extraction And Modeling Of Type I Collagen From Malaysian Hybrid Catfish (Clarias Gariepinus X Clarias Macrocephalus). (Completed- 2013)
    1. Third Generation Biodiesel Production From Algae Oil By In-Situ Transesterification: Optimisation And Techno Economic Analysis. ( On-Going)
    2. Neural Network Modeling And Optimization For Enzymatic Hydrolysis Of Xylose From Rice Straw.( Completed-2014)
    3. Development Of Environmental Quality Predictor Using Feedforward Neural Network In Matlab Graphical User Interface (GUI). ( Completed-2014)