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(1) Development of heterogeneous catalysts for production of biodieselfrom palm oil


(2) Development of doped-TiO2 photocatalysts for degradation of textile dyes




(3) Development of surfactant-assisted anatase mesoporous TiO2 transparent films for degradation of textile dyes





(4) Preparation of activated carbon from agricultural waste by microwave induced chemical activation 



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(5) Development of mesoporous heterogeneous catalysts for photo-Fenton degradationof water pollutants under visible irradiation




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(6) Synthesis of hybrid SBA-15 functionalizedcatalyst for glycerol esterification to fuel additives 


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Professor Dr. Bassim H. Hameed

  • Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 & 2014
  • Malaysia's Research Star Award 2018 & 2017 (Highly Cited Researcher)
  • Malaysia's Rising Star Award (MRSA) 2016 (Highly Cited Researcher)
  • Most Cited Researchers 2016 in Chemical Engineering (Shanghai Ranking)
  • Most Cited Researchers 2016 in Environmental Science & Engineering (Shanghai Ranking)


School ofChemical Engineering

Universiti Sains Malaysia

14300 Nibong Tebal

Penang, Malaysia

E-mail: chbassim[at]usm.my     (Replace [at] with @)


Research Interests:

Catalytic Reaction Engineering; Catalytic Pyrolysis of Lignocellulosic Residues; Biodiesel Production Technology; Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOP);Multi-function Catalysts for Glycerol Upgrading; Adsorption Separation Technology;Synthesis & Characterization of Nanoporous Materials; Production of Char, Biochar & Activated Carbon; Carbon Dioxide Capture



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Latest News

Professor Dr. Bassim H. Hameed appointed as Visiting Professor at the Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP)


Professor Dr. Bassim H. Hameed, School of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, has been appointed as Visiting Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) from April 2017 to April 2018.


Professor Dr. Bassim H. Hameed selected for the fourth consecutive year as Highly Cited Researcher for 2017

According to the Clarivate Analytics, For the fourth consecutive year, Professor Dr. Bassim H. Hameed, School of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, has been listed in the top 1% of Engineering field for most Highly Cited Researcher 2017. The list of the Engineering field includes 176 scientists form different institutions in the world. Professor Bassim was first included in this prestige list in 2014, and has remained there since.


Professor Dr. Bassim H. Hameed received Malaysia’ Research Star Award 2017


Professor Dr. Bassim H. Hameed received Malaysia’s Research Star Award 2017. The event held on 5th October 2017 at Putrajaya International Convention Center (PICC), Putrajaya. The award recognizes his achievement as a Highly Cited Researcher according to Elsevier and Clarivate Analytics. 

Member of the review panel of the following international scientific journals

 Chem. Eng. J. (Elsevier); J. Colloid Interface Sci. (Elsevier); Desalination (Elsevier); J. Hazard. Mater. (Elsevier); Dyes Pigments (Elsevier)J. Eng. Tech. Manage. (Elsevier); Bioresour. Technol. (Elsevier); Process Biochem. (Elsevier); Biochem. Eng. J. (Elsevier); Energy & Fuels (ACS Publications); Chemosphere (Elsevier)Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. (ACS Publications) Appl. Clay Sci. (Elsevier); Mater. Res. Bull.(Elsevier); J. Chem. Eng. Data (ACS Publications); J. Taiwan Inst. Chem. Eng. (Elsevier)Catalysis Today (Elsevier)Desalination Water Treat. (European Desalination Society); Colloids Surf., A (Elsevier); Mater. Res. Bull. (Elsevier)J. Mol. Catal. A: Chem. (Elsevier).



Top Hottest Articles!

According to a recent   Science Direct report of J. Hazard. Mater.; Desalination; Colloids Surf A: Physicochem. Eng. Aspects; Chem. Eng. J. and Fuel Process. Technol., more than 15 of our papers were among Top 25 Hottest Articles accessed in 2007-2012. More..

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Top 10 Cited articles

According to Desalination (Extracted from Scopus on Sat Jan 1 22:08:55 GMT 2011), Journal of Hazardous Materials (Extracted from Scopus (on Sun Jan 2 20:51:48 GMT2011), Chemical Engineering Journal (Extracted from Scopus (on Wed Dec 2921:53:31 GMT 2010) and Dyes and Pigments (Extracted from Scopus on Thu Jan 6 22:47:17 GMT 2011), our following three articles were cited as one of Top 10 Cited articles published in the last five years:

Tan, I.A.W., Ahmad, A.L., Hameed, B.H., Adsorption of basic dye using activated carbon preparedfrom oil palm shell: batch and fixed bed studies, Desalination 225 (2008) 13-28.

Hameed, B.H., Din, A.T.M., Ahmad, A.L., Adsorption of methylene blue onto bamboo-basedactivated carbon: Kinetics and equilibrium studies, Journal of Hazardous Materials 141 (2007) 819-825.

Tan, I.A.W. , Hameed, B.H., Ahmad, A.L., Equilibrium and kinetic studies on basic dye adsorptionby oil palm fibre activated carbon, Chemical Engineering Journal127 ( 2007) 111-119.

Hameed, B.H., Ahmad, A.L., Latiff, K.N.A.,Adsorption of basic dye (methylene blue) onto activated carbon preparedfrom rattan sawdust, Dyes and Pigments, 75 (2007) 143-149.


Latest Published Articles

K.L. Tan, B.H. Hameed, Insight into the adsorption kinetics models for the removal of contaminants from aqueous solutions, Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 74 (2017) 25-48.

N. Nasuha, S. Ismail, B.H. Hameed, Activated electric arc furnace slag as an effective and reusable Fenton-like catalyst for the photodegradation of methylene blue and acid blue 29,  Journal of Environmental Management, 196 (2017) 323-329.




News and Events

Professorial lecture

It is the delight of the READ Group to highlight the successful Professorial lecture of Prof. Bassim H. Hameed. The lecture took place on 15th June 2011 at Engineering Campus of USM, Nibong Tebal, Penang, Malaysia.

The title of the lecture was “Agro-Activated Carbons: low-cost, renewable and sustainable for clean environment”. Prof. Bassim, in his Lecture dwelt much on the conversion of waste to useful material. The slogan of the lecture is anchored on “Don’t Waste Waste”. Any waste can be transformed into a potentially useful material. In this delight, Prof. Bassim did justice to his lecture by taking his audience through the process by which various waste can be converted to activated carbon, a material which is very effective in the removal of pollutants from wastewater and air. A clip showing how our river waters are polluted was shown which a motivating factor to finding materials, such as activated carbon and other adsorbent which can be used in the treatment of water. Read more...


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Guest Professor at Yunan Minzu University, China

Prof. Dr. Bassim H. Hameed been appointed as a Guest Professor at Yunan Minzu University, China for the period of 2014—2017.


USM is the top 20

Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) is the 19th best varsity for Chemical Engineering in Asia, according to the inaugural QS World University Ranking for technical subjects.

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