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Maisara Shahrom Raja Shahrom

Country of origin: Malaysia Currently in: Malaysia, Ipoh General field of specialization: Chemical Sciences
Academic Background


2017 Doctorate Chemical Sciences
2012 Master Chemical Sciences
2007 Undergraduate Chemical Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Chemical Sciences

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the main of greenhouse gases which gives impact to the increase of global temperature. In this research, we used ionic liquids (ILs) as a greener solvent to capture this CO2. These ILs were further polymerized to form a polymerized ionic liquids (PILs) which is a form of solid. The CO2 sorption showed higher results as compared to monomer ILs and other solvents

Publications resulting from Research: 

1. Khairiah Binti Haji Badri, Wong Chee Sien, Maisara Shahrom Raja Shahrom, Liow Chi Hao, Norhafiza Yuhana Baderuliksan and Nor Rabbi’atul ‘Adawiyah Norzali. FTIR Spectroscopy analysis of the prepolymerization of palm-based polyurethane. Solid State Science and Technology, Vol 18, No. 2, (2010), page 1-8. ISSN 0128 – 7389
2. Maisara Shahrom Raja Shahrom and Cecilia Devi Wilfred. Synthesis and Thermal Properties of Amino Acids Ionic Liquids (AAILs). Journal of Applied Sciences 14 (10): 1067-1072, 2014
3. Maisara Shahrom Raja Shahrom, Cecilia Devi Wilfred and Chong Fai Kait. Synthesis and Characterization of poly[VBTMA][Ala]. AIP Conference Proceeding. 1621: 237-243, 2014
4. Maisara Shahrom Raja Shahrom, Cecilia Devi Wilfred, AboBakr Khidir Ziyada Taha. CO2 Capture by Task Specific Ionic Liquids (TSILs) and Polymerized Ionic Liquids (PILs and AAPILs). Journal of Molecular Liquids 219 (2016): 306-312
5. Animesh Pal, Maisara Shahrom Raja Shahrom, Muhammad Moniruzzaman, Cecilia Devi Wilfred, Bidyut Baran Saha. Ionic Liquid as a new binder for activated carbon based consolidated composite adsorbents. Chemical Engineering Journal 326 (2017):980-986
6. Maisara Shahrom Raja Shahrom, Cecilia Devi Wilfred and Chong Fai Kait. Adsorption isotherm and kinetic studies on CO2 Capture by poly[VBTMA][Arg]. Thermodynamic and Kinetic Studies on CO2 Capture with poly[vbtma][Arg], Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solid 116(2018): 22-29
7. Maisara Shahrom Raja Shahrom, Abdul Rahman Nordin, Cecilia Devi Wilfred, Activated carbon supported amine functionalised ionic liquids for CO2 sorption, IOP Conference Series: Journal of Physics 1123 (2018) 012069
8. Maisara Shahrom Raja Shahrom, Cecilia Devi Wilfred, Douglas R. MacFarlane, R. Vijayraghavan, Chong Fai Kait, Amino Acid Poly(Ionic Liquid) Materials for CO2 Capture: Effect of anion, Journal of Molecular Liquids 276 (2019): 644-652
9. Maisara Shahrom Raja Shahrom, Abdul Rahman Nordin, Cecilia Devi Wilfred, The improvement of activated carbon as CO2 adsorbent with supported amine functionalized ionic liquids, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 7 (5) 2019: 103319

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Postdoctoral researcher

Workshop and Conference Attended

2015 Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS A short course on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy
2015 Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS Synthesis of Ionic Liquids workshop
2018 Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok ProROGRANT DIES Proposal writing courses for research grant phase I
2018 Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Workshop on kinetic study by thermal analysis (TGA & DSC)
2018 Mahidol University, Bangkok ProGRANT DIES Proposal writing courses for research grant phase II
2018 Centralized Analytical Laboratory (CAL), UTP Short course on Surface Analysis: Physisorption


Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
American Chemical Society (ACS)
American Chemical Society-Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS International Student Chapter

Presentation given

Mechanical and conducting properties of polyurethane – poly-p-phenylene doped FeCl3 composite.
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Event: Third International Graduate Conference on Engineering, Science and Humanities 2010 (IGCESH 2010)
Synthesis and thermal properties of amino acids ionic liquids (AAILs)
Novotel hotel, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Event: International Oil and Gas Symposium and Exhibition (IOGSE 2013)
Synthesis and Characterization of poly[VBTMA][Arg]
Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, KLCC
Event: 3rd International Conference on Fundamental & Applied Sciences (ICFAS 2014)
Activated carbon impregnated amine functionalized ionic liquids for CO2 capture
4th International Conference on Fundamental & Applied Sciences (ICFAS 2018)
Event: Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, KLCC, August 2018
Let’s talk about...writing a grant proposal: Tips and Tricks…over tea
Centre of Research in Ionic Liquids
Event: Lets talk about..........over tea
Maximizing your research potential by identifying your personality traits
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS
Event: Phycological and Counseling Services (PCS)
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Aug 2019
1st Winner in Falling Walls Lab AIMST 2019
The 1st winner in Falling Walls Lab AIMST 2019 will be representing Malaysia in the Grand Finale in Falling Walls Lab Berlin
Sep 2019
EURAXESS ASEAN awarded EUR 600 to the 1st winner in Falling Walls Lab AIMST 2019 to enable the winner to visit any research institute within the EU region.
Feb 2018
Travel award from DAAD DIES
German DAAD DIES awarded 30 participants from Malaysia and Thailand to participate in the ProGRANT 2018 held in Bangkok, Thailand.
Aug 2019
UTP Brand Advocate
Silver award for UTP brand advocate
May 2014
Gold award in ITEX 2014
Gold award in aPILs for CO2 Capture
Nov 2014
Gold award in INNOVA 2014
aPILs for CO2 Capture
May 2015
Silver award in ITEX 2015
Silver in Aqua-aPILs for CO2 Capture
Dec 2015
Bronze award in PECIPTA 2015
Bronze in Aqua-aPILs for CO2 Capture
May 2016
Gold in ITEX 2016
Gold in PAAILs for CO2 Capture
Nov 2018
Malaysia Toray Science Foundation 2018
Science and Technology Research Grant 2018 with RM20,000