July 24, 2018

Dr Helena Khatoon

Dr Helena Khatoon

Assistant Professor

Department of Aquaculture,
Faculty of Fisheries,
Mobile: +88-01716-396008
E-mail: helena@cvasu.ac.bd

Biography

Dr Helena Khatoon graduated in Bachelor of Science in Fisheries from Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU). From the same Institute, in 2002 she pursued her Master of Science in Fisheries Management. She was a PhD student at Faculty Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)from 2002 to 2006, with the prestigious Scholarship from the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World. She graduated in 2007, and by that time she has demonstrated excellent performance in research and innovation. With an additional five years (from 2007 to 2011) as a postdoctoral fellow at Laboratory of Marine Science and Aquaculture, Institute of Bioscience, UPM, Dr Helena contributed significant new knowledge to science through her publication in prestigious international journals, and innovations with commercial potentials.

With her excellent academic background, University Malaysia Terengganu (UMT), Malaysia appointed her as a Senior Lecturerfrom January 2012 to June 2018. After successful completion of his tenure at University Malaysia Terengganu, she joined as an Assistant Professor at Department of Aquaculture, Faculty of Fisheries, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Bangladesh.

Dr Helena’s research interests include the use of microalgae as bioremediator and feed for aquaculture, use of photobioreactors for mass culture of microalgae and extraction of lipid from the microalgae, and biofloc technology. She has received several research grants from ministry of science and technology, Malaysia for her project. Recently she is serving as a co-researcher in the prestigious project entitled “Isolation, identification and optimization of freshwater and marine indigenous microalgae from Peninsular Malaysia” funded by Malaysia-Japan Collaborative Research SATREPS (JICA-JST) on COSMOS 2016-2020, Japan. She has also supervised number of postgraduate students.

To date, she has published more than 30 publications in highly reputable international journals and proceedings. Products from her research have been recognized and achieved 17 gold medals and 6 silver medals from various national and international exhibition competitions. Dr Helena has patented four research products related to the aquaculture industry. To date, she has an overall of 330 citations and Scopus “h index” of 11, which is a great accomplishment as a young scientist.

Education Background

1) PhD in Aquatic Biology: Completed PhD in Aquatic Biology from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia.

2) Master of Science (M.S.) in Fisheries Management, Department of Fisheries Management, Faculty of Fisheries, Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU),Mymensingh, Bangladesh.

3) Bachelor of Science in Fisheries (Honours), Faculty of Fisheries, BAU, Mymensingh, Bangladesh.

Scientific Indices

* Scopus “h index” – 11

* Scopus citations - 324

* Google Scholar “h index” – 14

* Google Scholar citations - 588

Research Interest

1) Marine and freshwater microalgae isolation and identification

2) Mass production & utilization marine and freshwater microalgae

3) Bioremediation and utilization of microalgae as live feed

4) Nutritional profile of microalgae

5) Microalgal biotechnology

6) Biofloc technology

Patents Filed

1) Patent title: A closed system for high density production of biomass

Patent application No. UI2014700185

2) Patent title: Use of oscibeads for rapid and efficient removal of toxic compounds from wastewater

Patent application No. 2010700040

3) Patent title: Agent and system for improving water quality

Patent application No. 20097001

4) Patent title: Periphyton based apparatus for improving aquaculture production and methods of preparing thereof

Patent application No. P120063949

Journal Publications

1) Khatoon, N. Haris, N. Abdu Rahman, M. NadzirahZakaria, H. Begum, S. Mian. 2018. Growth, proximate composition and pigment production of Tetraselmischuii cultured with aquaculture wastewater. Journal of Ocean University of China (Oceanic and Coastal Sea Research) (in press) (Index: SCIE; Impact Factor = 0.601; Q3 in Oceanography).

2) Khatoon, L. Kok Leong, N. Abdu Rahman, S. Mian, H. Begum, S. Banerjee, A. Endut. 2018. Effects of different light source and media on growth and production of phycobiliprotein from freshwater cyanobacteria. Bioresource Technology 249: 652–658. (Index: SCIE; Impact Factor = 5.651; Q1 in Waste management & Disposal).

3) Khatoon, N. Haris, S. Banerjee, N. Abdu Rahman, H. Begum, S. Mian, A. B. Abol-Munafi, A. Endut. 2017. Effects of different salinities on the growth and proximate composition of Dunaliella sp. isolated from South China Sea at different growth phases. Process Safety and Environmental Protection. 112: 280–287 (Index: ANTE; Impact Factor = 2. 905; Q1 in Chemical Engineering).

 4) Khatoon, N. Abdu Rahman, S. S. Suleiman, S. Banerjee, A. B. Abol-Munafi. 2017. Growth and proximate composition of Scenedesmusobliquus and Selenastrumbibraianum cultured in different media and condition. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, India Section B: Biological Sciences. doi.org/10.1007/s40011-017-0938-9 (Index: ANTE; Impact Factor = 0.396; Q3 in Environmental Sciences)

5) N. Abdu Rahman, H. Khatoon, N. Yusuf, S. Banerjee, N. A. Haris, F. Lananan, K. Tomoyo. 2017. Tetraselmischuii biomass as a potential feed additive to improve survival and oxidative stress status of Pacific white-leg shrimp Litopenaeusvannameipostlarve. International Aquatic Research 9(3): 235-247 (Index: SCOPUS)

6) F.H. MohdYunos, N.M. Nasir, H.H. Wan Jusoh, H. Khatoon, S.S. Lam, A. Jusoh. 2017. Harvesting of microalgae (Chlorella sp.) from aquaculture bioflocs using an environmental-friendly chitosan-based bio-coagulant. International Biodeterioration& Biodegradation 124: 243-249. (Index: SCIE; Impact Factor = 2.962; Q1 in Waste Management and Disposal).

7) S. H. Y. Sayid Abdullah, N. H. M. Hanapi, A. Azid, R. Umar, H. Juahir, H. Khatoon and A. Endut. 2017. A review of biomass-derived heterogeneous catalyst for a sustainable biodiesel production. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 70: 1040–1051. (Index: SCIE; Impact Factor = 8.050; Q1 in Energy & Fuels).

8) A. Endut., S. H. Y. Sayid Abdullah, N. H. M. Hanapi, S.H.A. Hamid, F. Lananan, M. K. A. Kamarudin, R. Umar, H. Juahir, H. Khatoon and 2017. Optimization of biodiesel production by solid acid catalyst derived from coconut shell via response surface methodology. International Biodeterioration& Biodegradation 124: 250-257. (Index: SCIE; Impact Factor = 2.962; Q1 in Waste Management and Disposal)

9) H. Khatoon, S. Banerjee, G. Tan Guan Yuan, N. A. Haris, M. Ikhwanuddin, M. AzmiAmbak and A. Endut 2016. Biofloc as a potential natural feed for shrimp postlarvae. International Biodeterioration& Biodegradation. 113: 304-309. (Index: SCIE; Impact Factor = 2.962; Q1 in Waste Management and Disposal)

10) H. Khatoon, S. Banerjee, M. Syahiran, M. Noordin, A. Bolong and A. Endut 2016. Re-use of aquaculture wastewater in cultivating microalgae as live feed for aquaculture organisms. Desalination and Water Treatment. 57: 29295-29302. (Index: SCIE; Impact Factor = 1.631; Q2 in Water Science & Technology)

11) H. Begum, F. M. Yusoff, S. Banerjee, H. Khatoonand M. Shariff. 2016. Availability and utilization of pigments from microalgae. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. 56 (13): 2209-2222. (Index: ISI; Impact Factor = 6.077; Q1 in Food Science)

12) A. Endut, S.H.A. Hamid, F. Lananan, H. Khatoon, and A. Jusoh. 2016. A study of coagulating protein of Moringaoleifera in microalgae bio-floculation. International Biodeterioration& Biodegradation. 113: 310-317. (Index: SCIE; Impact Factor = 2.962; Q1 in Waste Management and Disposal)

13) N. E. Sharifah, M. Z. M. Nosi, and H. Khatoon. 2016. Phytoplankton Ankistrodesmus sp. as an alternative tool in controlling fish disease. AACL Bioflux, (Index: SCOPUS) 9: 42-49.

14) Endut, S.H.A. Hamid, F. Lananan, H. Khatoon. 2016. Moringaoleifera seed derivatives as potential bio-coagulant for microalgae Chlorella sp. harvesting. Malaysian Journal of Analytical Science (Index: SCOPUS) 20: 401-412.

15) S. Banerjee, H. Khatoon, M. Shariff and F. M. Yusoff. 2015. Immobilized periphytic cyanobacteria for removal of nitrogenous compounds and phosphorus from shrimp farm wastewater. Turkish Journal of Biology 37: 92-100 (Index: SCIE; Impact Factor = 1.037; Q2 in Agricultural & Biological Sciences)

16) H. Khatoon, N.A. Rahman, S. Banerjee, N. Harun, S. S. Suleiman, N.H. Zakaria, F. Lananan, S.H.A. Hamid and A. Endut. 2014. Effects of different salinities and pH on the growth and proximate composition of Nannochloropsis sp. and Tetraselmis sp. isolated from South China Sea cultured under control and natural condition. International Biodeterioration& Biodegradation 95: 11-18. (Index: SCIE; Impact Factor = 2.962; Q1 in Waste Management and Disposal)

17) F. Lananan, S.H.A. Hamid, W.N. Sakinah, Nora'aini Ali, H. Khatoon, and A. Jusoh. 2014. Symbiotic bioremediation of effective microorganism (EM-1) and microalgae (Chlorella sp.) in reducing ammonia and phosphorus from aquaculture wastewater. International Biodeterioration& Biodegradation 95: 127-134. (Index: SCIE; Impact Factor = 2.962; Q1 in Waste Management and Disposal)

18) S.H.A. Hamid, F. Lananan, W.N. Sakinah, S.S. Lam, H. Khatoon, and A. Endut. 2014. Harvesting microalgae, Chlorella sp. by bio flocculation of Moringaoleifera seed derivatives from aquaculture wastewater phytoremediation. International Biodeterioration& Biodegradation. 95:270-275. (Index: SCIE; Impact Factor = 2.962; Q1 in Waste Management and Disposal)

19) H. Khatoon, S. Banerjee, F. M. Yusoff, and M. Shariff. 2013. Use of microalgal enriched DiaphanosomacelebensisStingelin, 1900 for rearing Litopenaeusvannamei (Boone, 1931) postlarvae. Aquaculture Nutrition 19: 163–171. (Index: ISI; Impact Factor = 1.665; Q1 in Aquatic Science)

20) N. Maya Erna, S. Banerjee, H. Khatoon, M. Shariff and F. M. Yusoff. 2013. Immobilized nitrifying bacterial consortium for improving water quality, survival and growth of PenaeusmonodonFabricius, 1798 postlarvae in hatchery system. Asian Fisheries Science 26: 212-221

21) T. N. Devaraja, S. Banerjee, F. M. Yusoff,M. Shariff and H. Khatoon. 2013. A holistic approach for selection of Bacillus spp. as a bioremediator for shrimp postlarvae culture. Turkish Journal of Biology 37: 92-100. (Index: SCIE; Impact Factor = 1.037; Q2 in Agricultural & Biological Sciences)

22) S. Banerjee, L. M. Kim, M. Shariff, H. Khatoon and F. M. Yusoff. 2013. Antibacterial activity of neem (Azadirachtaindica) leaves on Vibrio sp. isolated from cultured shrimp. Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances. doi: 10.3923/ajava.2012 (Index: ISI; Impact Factor = 0.869; Q4 in Animal Sciences)

23) S. Banerjee, O. M. Chen, M. Shariff and H. Khatoon. 2012. Antibiotic Resistant Salmonella and Vibrio Associated with Farmed Litopenaeusvannamei. The Scientific World Journal. Article ID 130136 (Index: SCOPUS)

24) S. Banerjee, M. C. Ooi, M. Shariff and H. Khatoon. 2012. Antibiotic resistant Salmonella and Vibrio associated with farmed Litopenaeusvannamei. The Scientific World Journal. (Index: SCOPUS). 130-136.

25) F. M. Yusoff, S. Banerjee, H. Khatoon, and M. Shariff. 2011. Biological Approaches in Management of Nitrogenous Compounds in Aquaculture Systems. Dynamic Biochemistry, Process Biotechnology and Molecular Biology 5 (Special Issue 1), 21-31

26) S. Banerjee, W. E. Hew H. Khatoon, M. Shariff and F. M. Yusoff. 2011. Growth and proximate composition of tropical marine ChaetoceroscalcitransandNannochloropsisoculatacultured under natural environment and controlled condition. African Journal of Biotechnology10: 1375-1383 (Index: SCOPUS)

27) S. Banerjee, H. Khatoon, M. Shariff and F. M. Yusoff. 2010. Enhancement of Penaeusmonodon shrimp postlarvae growth and survival without water exchange using marine Bacillus pumilus and periphytic microalgae. Fisheries Science 76:481–487. (Index: ISI; Impact Factor = 0.839; Q3 in Aquatic Sciences)

28) H. Khatoon, S. Banerjee, F. M. Yusoff, and M. Shariff. 2010. Effects of salinity on the growth and proximate composition of selected tropical marine periphytic diatoms and cyanobacteria. Aquaculture Research 41:1348-1355. (Index: ISI; Impact Factor = 1.461; Q2 in Aquatic Science)

29) H. Khatoon, S. Banerjee, F. M. Yusoff, and M. Shariff 2009. Evaluation of indigenous marine periphyticAmphora, Navicula and Cymbella grown on substrate as feed supplement in Penaeusmonodonpostlarval hatchery system. Aquaculture Nutrition 15: 186-193. (Index: ISI; Impact Factor = 1.665; Q1 in Aquatic Science)

 30) H. Khatoon, F. M. Yusoff, S. Banerjee, M. Shariff and J. S. Bujang. 2007. Formation of periphyton biofilm and subsequent biofouling on different substrates in nutrient enriched brackishwater shrimp ponds. Aquaculture 273: 470-477. (Index: ISI; Impact Factor = 2.570; Q1 in Aquatic Sciences)

31) H. Khatoon, F. M. Yusoff, S. Banerjee, M. Shariff and S. Mohamed. 2007. Use of periphytic cyanobacteria and mixed diatoms coated substrates for improving water quality, survival and growth of Penaeusmonodonpostlarvae in closed water hatchery system. Aquaculture 271: 196-205. (Index: ISI; Impact Factor = 2.570; Q1 in Aquatic Sciences)

32) M. E. Azim, M. C. J. Verdegem, H. Khatoon, M. A. Wahab, A. A. Van Dam and M. C. M. Beveridge. 2002. A comparison of fertilization, feeding and three periphyton substrates for increasing fish production in freshwater pond aquaculture in Bangladesh. Aquaculture 212: 227-243. (Index: ISI; Impact Factor = 2.570; Q1 in Aquatic Sciences)

 33) C.Roy, M. A. Wahab, H. Khatoon and S. H. Thilsted. 2003. Economics of carp–sis polyculture in rural farmers’ pond. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences 6: 61-64 (Index: SCOPUS)

Publication as Abstract Books

1) H. Khatoon, S. Banerjee and A. B. Abol-Munafi. 2016. Waste biofloc as a potential feed supplement for shrimp postlarvae. ASIAN-PACIFIC AQUACULTURE 2017, 24 – 27 July 2017, PWTC, Kuala Lumpur. P166

2) H. Khatoon, S. Banerjee and S. Mian. 2016. Tetrabeads for improving water quality, survival and growth of Penaeusmonodonpostlarvae in hatchery system. 13th International Annual Symposium UMTAS2016, 13 – 15 December 2016, Primula Beach Hotel, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia. P53

3)  Khatoon, K. PenzPenz and S. Banerjee. 2016. Efficiency of immobilized Tetraselmis sp. for removing nitrogenous and phosphorous compounds from aquaculture wastewater. International Fisheries Symposium 2016 (IFS), 29 October 2016 - 2 November 2016, PhuQuoc Island, Vietnam. P86

4)  Khatoon, S. Banerjee, L. K. Leong, H. Begum, S. Suhada, N. Abdu Rahman, N. Haris, S. Mian and A. Endut. 2016.Effects of different light source on phycobiliproteins production in wastewater cultivated cyanobacteria. International Conference in Challenges in Environmental Science & Engineering (CESE2016), 6 – 10 November 2016, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. P24

5)  Khatoon, N. Haris, S. Banerjee, N. Abdu Rahman, H. Begum, S. Mian and A. Endut. 2016.Effects of different salinity on the growth and proximate composition of Dunaliella sp. at different growth phases. International Conference in Challenges in Environmental Science & Engineering (CESE2016), 6 – 10 November 2016, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. P38

6) H. Khatoon, M. Syakir, N. Noordin, S. Banerjee, A. Munafi, and M. Ghaffara. 2015. Growth, productivity and proximate composition of tropical marine microalgae grown in aquaculture wastewater. International Fisheries Symposium-IFS2015, Gurney Hotel, Penang, Malaysia. P192

7) H. Khatoon, S. Banerjee, G. Tan Guan Yuan, N. Zakariaa, Mhd. Ikhwanuddin, A. Munafi, M. Ghaffara and A. Endut. 2015. Biofloc as a potential natural feed for Litopenaeusvannamei post larvae. International Conference on the "Challenges in Environmental Science and Engineering" (CESE-2015), University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. P42

8) H. Khatoon, S. Banerjee, M. Syakir, N. Noordin, A. Munafi, M. Ghaffara and A. Endut. 2015. Re-use of aquaculture wastewater in cultivating microalgae as live feed for aquaculture organisms. International Conference on the "Challenges in Environmental Science and Engineering" (CESE-2015), University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. P38

9) H. Khatoon, M. Syakir, S. Banerjee and A. Munafi, 2015. Re-use of aquaculture wastewater in cultivating microalgae as live feed for aquaculture organisms. International Conference on Conservation of Water Bodies for Sustainable Utilization, Goa Science Centre, Miramar, Panaji, Goa, India. P14

10) H. Khatoon, M. M. Y. Sukri, S. K. Z. Haslinda, and S. Banerjee, 2013. Effects of different media on the growth and proximate composition of tropical indigenous marine Tetraselmis sp. and Nannochloropsis sp. International Fisheries Symposium-IFS2013, Eastern Convention Center, Ambassador City Jomtien, Pattaya, Thailand. P30

11) S.Banerjee, H. Khatoon, M. Shariff and F. M. Yusoff. 2013. Comparison of tropical marine diatom Chaetoceroscalcitrans productivity and composition when upscaled from laboratory scale to annular photobioreactor. International Fisheries Symposium-IFS2013, Eastern Convention Center, Ambassador City Jomtien, Pattaya, Thailand. P8

12) H. Khatoon, S. Banerjee, F.M. Yusoff, M. Shariff, M. Najiah and A. Munafi. 2012. Efficiency of isolated marine periphytic microalgae for reducing toxic compounds. 11th International Annual Symposium, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Terengganu. P166

13) H. Khatoon, S., Banerjee, F. M., Yusoff and M., Shariff. 2012. Selected periphyton species to improve water quality and shrimp postlarval production. International Fisheries Symposium-IFS2012, Can Tho University, Vietnam. P150

14) H.Khatoon, S., Banerjee, F. M., Yusoff and M., Shariff. 2011. Isolation and growth of periphyton species on substrate and its potential to reduce toxic compounds.10th International Annual Symposium, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Terengganu. p129

15) H.Khatoon, S. Banerjee, F. M., Yusoff, M., Shariff. 2009. Effects of different microalgae on the growth and proximate composition of native Diaphanosomacelebensis.  Paper presented in the “Asian Pacific Aquaculture 2009” at the Putra World Trade Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. P274

16) F. M.Yusoff, M. Shariff, H. Khatoon and S. Banerjee. 2009. Production of shrimp postlarvae using microalgae-bacterial complex. Paper presented in the Asian Pacific Aquaculture 2009 at the Putra World Trade Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. P584

17) F. M. Yusoff, M. Shariff, H. Khatoon, and S. Banerjee. 2007. Reduction of ammonia in shrimp larval rearing tanks using beneficial marine microorganisms.8th Asian Fisheries Forum, Kochi, IndiaP127

18) H. Khatoon, S. Banerjee, F. M. Yusoff, and M. Shariff. 2007. Eco-friendly marine periphyton bacterial complex to maintain low levels of ammonia in shrimp larviculture.8th Asian Fisheries Forum, Kochi, IndiaP185

19) F. M. Yusoff, M. Shariff, H. Khatoon, S. Banerjee. 2006. Bioremediation for improvement of water quality in shrimp postlarval production system. Trends in Biotechnology 3 Symposium, Marriot Hotel, Putrajaya, Malaysia.P58

20) F.M. Yusoff, H. Khatoon, M. Shariff and H. Matias-Peralta. Use of marine periphyton culture in improving water quality in aquaculture systems. World Aquaculture 2005.  International Peace and Development through Aquaculture, Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia. P723

21) H. Khatoon, F.M. Yusoff, M. Shariff and H. Matias-Peralta. 2004. Effectiveness of different periphyton species in improving water quality. 7thAsian Fisheries Forum, Equatorial, Penang, Malaysia. P116

Publication in Proceeding, Articles & Magazine

1) In brief: Academic Research Highlight: Product Inventor: Helena Khatoon. School of Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences Official Magazine, UMT. 2015. Vol. 1. P.22.

 2) In brief: Academic Research Highlight: Product Inventor: Helena Khatoon. School of Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences Official Magazine, UMT. 2016. Vol. 2. P.22.

 3) H. Khatoon and F.M. Yusoff. 2012. Seaweed industry in Malaysia. Fishmail 20:14-15

4) F. M. Yusoff, M. Shariff, H. Khatoon, S. Banerjee. 2008. Periphyton-bacterial complex: a novel system for improving water quality and shrimp postlarvae survival without water exchange. Synthesis Bulletin, Universiti Putra Malaysia. Issue 20, March 2008. P 5

5) F.M. Yusoff and H. Khatoon. 2006. Use of periphyton in aquaculture. Science Putra 14: 1-4

6) H., Khatoon, F.M. Yusoff, M. Shariff, B. JaparSidik. 2003. Periphyton population in tropical marine water with potential use to improve water quality. Aquatic Resource and Environmental Studies of the Straits of Malacca. B. JaparSidik, A. Arshad, Z. Mutaharah and A. Kawamura (eds.). Malacca Straits Research and Development Center (MASDEC), Universiti Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia. pp 133-143

Awards

  Title
 
Award Authority Award Type Year
 
1.
International
Aquaculture wastewater as a low cost  medium  for microalgae cultivation
 
28th International Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition ITEX2017  
Gold medal
 
2017
2. Novel blue pigment from cyanobacteria 28th International Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition ITEX2017 Gold medal 2017
3. Aquaculture wastewater as a low cost  medium  for microalgae cultivation International Invention, Innovation and Design Johor  
Silver medal
 
2017
 
 
4.
Best Young Scientist Oral Presentation Award for the project entitled “Effects of different light source and media on growth and production of phycobiliprotein from freshwater cyanobacteria”. International Conference on the "Challenges in Environmental Science and Engineering" (CESE), Taiwan Best Young Scientist Oral Presentation Award 2016
5. Biofloc as  potential natural feed supplement for shrimp post larvae 26th International Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition ITEX2015 Gold medal 2015
6. Tetraselmischuii beads for home aquarium 26th International Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition ITEX2015
 
Gold medal 2015
 
7.
Periphyton-bacterial complex: a novel system for improving water quality & shrimp postlarvae survival without water exchange
 
Invention & New Product Exposition (INPEX), USA Gold Medal (Agricultural category) 2008
8. Periphyton-bacterial complex: a novel system for improving water quality & shrimp postlarvae survival without water exchange Invention & New Product Exposition (INPEX), USA Silver Medal (Science category)  
2008
 
 
9.
 
 
Mass production of pure and halal tropical microalgae using photobioreactors
 
International Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition(ITEX 08)
 
 
Silver Medal
 
2008
 
 
10.
National
 
Aquaculture wastewater as a low cost  medium  for microalgae cultivation
 
Research and Invention International Institute for Higher Education (PECIPTA)
 
Bronze Medal 2017
 
 
11.
 
Novel blue pigment from cyanobacteria
Research and Invention International Institute for Higher Education (PECIPTA)
 
Bronze Medal 2017
 
 
12.
 
Mass production of pure and halal microalgae using aquaculture wastewater as a low cost medium
 
 
MingguPenyelidikan Dan Inovasi (MPI) 2017
 
Gold medal
 
2017
 
13.
Tetrabeads for improving water quality, survival and growth of shrimp postlarvae in hatchery system  
MingguPenyelidikan Dan Inovasi (MPI) 2017
 
Silver Medal
 
2017
 
14.
 
Aquaculture wastewater as a low cost  medium  for microalgae cultivation
 
INOVASI@UMT 2016, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
 
 
Gold medal
 
 
2016
 
15.
 
Novel blue pigment from cyanobacteria
 
INOVASI@UMT 2016, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
 
Gold medal
 
2016
 
16.
 
Aquaculture wastewater as a low cost  medium  for microalgae cultivation
 
INOVASI@UMT 2016, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
 
Best Technology Innovation
 
2016
 
17.
Biofloc as  potential natural feed supplement for shrimp post larvae INOVASI@UMT 2015, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu Gold medal 2015
 
18.
Biofloc as  potential natural feed supplement for shrimp post larvae INOVASI@UMT 2015, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu Best social innovation 2015
 
19.
Tetraselmischuii beads for home aquarium Novel Research and Innovation Competition (NRIC)
 
Gold Medal
 
2014
 
20.
Tetraselmischuii beads for home aquarium Novel Research and Innovation Competition (NRIC) NRIC special award in Sustainable / Green Technology category
 
2014
21. Tetraselmischuii beads for home aquarium INOVASI@UMT 2014, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
 
Gold medal 2014
22. Immobilized periphytic microalgae for rapid and efficient removal of toxic compounds from water Research and Invention International Institute for Higher Education (PECIPTA)
 
Gold Medal 2011
23. Immobilized periphytic microalgae for rapid and efficient removal of toxic compounds from water
 
Malaysian Technology Expo(MTE) Silver Medal 2011
24. Immobilized periphytic microalgae for rapid and efficient removal of toxic compounds from water
 
Invention and Innovation Research Gold Medal 2010
25. Mass production of pure and halal tropical microalgae using photobioreactors
 
Invention and Innovation Research, Universiti Putra Malaysia Gold Medal 2007
26. Periphyton-bacterial complex: a novel system for improving water quality & shrimp postlarvae survival without water exchange
 
Malaysian Technology Expo(MTE) Gold Medal 2007
27. Periphyton-bacterial complex: a novel system for improving water quality & shrimp postlarvae survival without water exchange
 
Invention and Innovation Research, Universiti Putra Malaysia Gold Medal 2006
28. Periphyton rings: for superior quality shrimp larvae production
 
Malaysian Technology Expo
(MTE)
Silver Medal 2006
29. Periphyton rings: effective water quality enhancer in aquaculture systems Invention and Innovation Research, Universiti Putra Malaysia Gold Medal 2005
30. Biofouling of different substrates in nutrient-enriched environment Discovery/Innovation Exhibition, Institute of Bioscience, Universiti Putra Malaysia Bronze Medal 2004

Working Experience

Employer
 
Designation Start Date End Date
Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Bangladesh
 
Assistant Professor June 2018 Till date
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu Senior Lecturer January 2012 June 2018
Universiti Putra Malaysia Postdoctoral Fellow October 2007 December 2011
Universiti Putra Malaysia Research Assistant June 2006 October 2007

Supervision of Students

Level Supervisor/Co-supervisor No. of students Status
PhD Co-supervisor 02 Completed
Master of Science Supervisor 03 Completed
Master of Science Co-Supervisor 02 Completed
Bachelor of Science Supervisor 06 Completed
PhD Co-supervisor 01 Completed
Master of Science Supervisor 02 Completed
Master of Science Co-supervisor 02 Completed
Bachelor of Science Supervisor 30 Completed
Bachelor of Science Co-Supervisor 12 Completed

Research Projects

  Project Title Role Year Source of fund
 
1. Tetraselmis sp. with high antioxidant as feed additive to improve the growth, survival and oxidative stress status of Litopenaeusvannameipostlarvae
 
Project
leader
2015-2017 Fundamental Research Grant (FRGS), Malaysia
2. Assessment of water quality, phytoplankton abundance and diversity in Setiu Wetland
 
Project
leader
2015-2016 Niche Research Grant Scheme (NRGS)
3. Isolation, identification and optimization of freshwater and marine indigenous microalgae from Peninsular Malaysia Co-researcher 2016-2021 Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS), Japan
4. Effects of light spectral quality on the productivity, proximate biochemical composition and molecular organization in tropical microalgae cultivated in flat panel photobioreactor
 
 
Co-researcher
 
2015-2017
 
Putra Grant, Universiti Putra Malaysia
5. Potentiality of Moringaoleifera in coagulating Chlorella sp. biomass production using adsorption isotherm for environmental-friendly microalgae harvesting
 
Co-researcher 2014-2017 Fundamental Research Grant (FRGS), Malaysia
6. Production of high quality microalgal (Chlorella sp.) biomass using a closed cultivation system Co-researcher 2015-2017 GeranPenyelidikan Pembangunan Prototaip (PRGS)
 
7. Nutritional composition of biofloc and their efficacy as a feed for shrimp larvae
 
Project
leader
2013-
2015
Fundamental Research Grant (FRGS), Malaysia
8. Isolation, identification and growth curve of indigenous tropical microalgae from different water bodies
 
Project leader 2013-
2015
Grant for Research Promotion, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
9. Identification of phytoplankton cell size using spectral absorption signatures and pigment fingerprints to discriminate the major phytoplankton groups
 
Co-researcher 2013-
2015
Fundamental Research Grant (FRGS),  Malaysia
10. Quality of proximate and biochemical composition of tropical microalgal biomass using different growth media in photobioreactor
 
Co-researcher 2013-2015 Putra Grant, Universiti Putra Malaysia
11. Phycobiliproteins from tropical cyanobacteria for antibacterial and antifungal applications
 
Co-researcher 2012-2015 Exploratory Research Grant Scheme (ERGS)
Malaysia
12. Screening of bioactive compounds from tropical microalgae for their antibacterial, antifungal and anticancer activities
 
Co-researcher 2010-2013 Research University Grant (RUGS)
Universiti Putra Malaysia

Teaching 

Undergraduates

1) Fish Feed Technology

2) Live Feed

Postgraduates

1) Aquaculture Feed Technology

2) Integrated Aqua-farming

3) Sustainable Aquaculture and climate change

 

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