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Firstly, I would like to welcome you to our Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering website. This department was established in August 1996 and after 120 years of existence, we have come to a high level of excellence in academic and research performance. This is reflected in the last 4 year’s of achievement where the department has continuously maintained the 5 Star rating and also the Overall Best Department in 2009 and 2012. The department is also among one of the highest contributors in research publications in this faculty.  In recent years,we have won more than 40 research awards from national and international exhibitions namely GENEVA, British Invention Show, IENA, Germany, INPEX,Pittsburgh, EUREKA, Belgium. We have also successfully registered 13 patents .

The department comprises of 44 staff, where 29 are academic staff and 15 are support staff. All of our experienced lecturers are PhD holders from reputable universities. Among the academic staff, 5 are professors, 10 Assoc. Prof., 12 senior lecturers. Six of our lecturers are chartered engineers and they are all members of professional bodies, such as IChemE, IEM, and MMWA.  

Currently our undergraduate students’ population is 216 while the postgraduate students are 242.  English is used as the key language in the education process. The department offers Bachelor of Chemical Engineering with Honours 
for undergraduate students. There are four specialized areas offered by the department. These include Process Engineering, Material Science and Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Biochemical Engineering.  The program is fully accredited by the Public Service Department Malaysia, Board of EngineersMalaysia, and the Institution of Engineers Malaysia. Postgraduate studies for the degree of M.S. and Ph.D. are also available in many research areas such as process, environmental, biochemical and material engineering. Specialised areas such as nanotechnology, renewable energy,green technology, advanced materials,  biofuel,  water treatment, absorption, biomass and biochar are amongst the popular topics.

Last but not least, as the Head of Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, I hope that this website will be an impetus for career development in both undergraduate and postgraduate studies. Sharing these useful information as well as interactions with others will result in a positive outcome towards knowledge improvement in this diversified and interesting field of Chemical Engineering.

Thank you.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Norhafizah Hj. Abdullah
Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering.

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Updated:: 10/05/2024 [puteriamirah]


Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 UPM Serdang
Selangor Darul Ehsan