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Syed Zaghum Abbas

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Syed Zaghum Abbas

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1. PERSONAL DATA



NAME                   :   Dr. SYED ZAGHUM ABBAS

NATIONALITY      :   PAKISTANI

PASSPORT  NO    :   HD1016442

TEL/HP                  :  +8615716109837


EMAIL                   :  Zabbas@ujs.edu.cn


2. ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

10/2015– 3/2019  Doctor of Philosophy (Environmental Technology)

                                          Institution: Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

      PhD Thesis title: “Toxic Metals Bioremediation and Energy Generation through Sediment Microbial Fuel Cells”

02/2013 11/2014      Master of Science (Environmental Technology) By Research Mode

Institution: Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

Thesis title:“Isolation and Characterization of Cadmium Resistant

Bacteria from Industrial Wastewater”


          07/2007–12/2011     BachelorofScience(FirstClass Hons.)

                                    CGPA: 3.51/4.00 Grade: A

Major Subject: Zoology

Allied Subjects: Microbiology, Chemistry

Institution: Government College University (GCU) Lahore, Pakistan

Thesis title:“Isolation and Characterization of Arsenic Resistant

Bacteria from Industrial Wastewater”


3. AWARDS


8/2019

Certificate of appreciation of Graduate on Time of Ph. D. Unversiti Sains Malaysia.


1/2019

Orioner All Science and Technology Publication Fee Award; Orioner

HighTech Sdn. Bhd Cyberjaya, Selangor Darul Ahsan, Malaysia (RM 500).

12/2018

Best Research Publication Award (Anugerah Sanggar Sanjung), Journal Publishing   Category, 3rd December 2018, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

10/2015-10/2018          

USM Global Fellowship Award (During Ph.D. candidature).


10/2017-10/2018          

 Award of scholarship under “Partial Support for PhD Studies Abroad’ (Higher     Higher Education Commission, Pakistan.


2018

A review on sediment microbial fuel cells as a new source of sustainable energy and heavy metal remediation: mechanisms and future prospective, published in International Journal of Energy Research, was one of the journal’s top 20 most downloaded recent papers. Wiley Publishe.

2012  

Certificate of Distinction [B.Sc. (Hons.)], Government College University Lahore, Pakistan.


4. Research/Teaching Experience


· 09/2019 Till date – Postdoctoral Research Fellow–Biofuels Institute of Jiangsu University, China.


· 10/2018 03/2019– Graduate Research Assistant (RM 2500.00)–Stimulating sediment bioremediation with benthic microbial fuel cells (BMFCs). RUI (Research Universiti Individual) Grant (1001/PTEKIND/8011044). Division of Environmental Technology, School of Industrial Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia.


· 03/2013 06/2014– Graduate Research Assistant (RM 625.00)–Desorption studies of pesticides through oil palm biomass. Short Term Grant(304/PTEKIND/6312008). Division of Environmental Technology, School of Industrial Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia.


5. Research Interest:  


i. Microbial Electrochemical System (MFCs, SMFCs)

ii. Bio-ele ctrochemical Wastewater Treatment

iii. Energy and Resource Recovery

iv. Bio-electrochemistry

v. Microbial Electro-synthesis

vi. Environmental Microbiology

vii. Environmental Ecological Engineering

viii. Renewable Energy and Environmental Sustainability

ix. Bioremediation


6. LIST OF PUBLICATIONS


a. Research Articles


1. S.Z. Abbas., M. Rafatullah., M. A. Khan and M. R. Siddiqui. (2019). Bioremediatio n and electricity generation by using open and closed sediment microbial fuel cells. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9, 3348. doi; 10.3389/fmicb.2018.03348.(IF= 4.259).



2. S.Z.Abbas., C. J. Yee., K. Hossain., A. Ahmad and Mohd Rafatullah (2019). Isolation and characterization of mercury resistant bacteria from industrial wastewater. Desalination and Water Treatment, 138,128-133. (IF=1.234).


3. G. Pant., A. Singh., M. Panchpuri., R. G. Prasuna., K. Hossain., S. Z. Abbas., A. Ahmad., N. Ismail and M. Rafatullah (2019). Enhancement of biosorption capacity of cyanobacterial strain to remediate heavy metals. Desalination and Water Treatment, doi: 10.5004/dwt.2019.24509. (IF= 1.234).


4. S.Z. Abbas., M. Rafatullah., N. Ismail and Farah.R. Shakoori (2018). Electrochemistry and microbiology of microbial fuel cells treating marine sediments polluted with heavy metals. RSC Advances, 8 (34), 18800-18813 (IF=3.049).


5. S.Z. Abbas., T.C. Whui., K. Hossain., A. Ahmad and M. Rafatullah (2018). Isolation and characterization of oil-degrading bacteria from marine sediment environment. Desalination and Water Treatment, 136, 282-289. (IF=1.234).


6. S.Z. Abbas., M. Rafatullah., N. Ismail and M. I. Syakir (2018). The behavior of membrane less sediment microbial fuel cell in the terms of bioremediation and power generation. Malaysian Journal of Microbiology, 14 (2), 108-112. (Scopus indexed).

7. R. Mohamad., J. Lalung., M. Rafatullah., N. Ismail., S.Z. Abbas and Zarina Zainuddin (2018). First report of anatoxin-A encoding gene in isolated cyanobacterial strains from Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Microbiology,14(2), 202-207. (Scopus indexed).

8. S.Z. Abbas., M. Rafatullah., N. Ismail and R. A. Nastro (2017). Enhanced bioremediation of toxic metals and harvesting electricity through sediment microbial fuel cell. International Journal of Energy Research, 41 (14), 2345-2355. (IF=3.343).


9. S.Z. Abbas., M. Rafatullah., N. Ismail and M. I. Syakir (2017). Outlook of sediment microbial fuel cell for power generation and bioremediation of contaminants. International Journal of Advances in Science Engineering and Technology, 5 (3), 45-47. (Non-indexed).


10. S.Z. Abbas., M. Rafatullah., N. Ismail and M. I. Syakir (2016). Removal of metals (chromium and copper) and power generation through sediment microbial fuel cell.International Journal of Environmental Technology Science, 2, 56-60. (Non-indexed).


11. S.Z. Abbas., M. Rafatullah., N. Ismail and J. Lalung (2015). Isolation and characterization of Cd-resistant bacteria from industrial wastewater. Desalination and Water Treatment, 56 (4), 1037-1046. (IF=1.234).


12. S.Z. Abbas.,M. Rafatullah., N. Ismail and J. Lalung (2014). Isolation, identification, characterization, and evaluation of cadmium removal capacity of Enterobacterspecies. Journal of Basic Microbiology, 54 (12), 1279-1287. (IF=1.760).


13. S.Z. Abbas.,M. Rafatullah., N. Ismail and J. Lalung (2014). Isolation, identification, and characterization of cadmium resistant Pseudomonas sp. M3 from Industrial Wastewater. Journal of Waste Management, 2014 (2014), doi;10.1155/2014/160398. (Non-indexed).

14. S.Z. Abbas., M. Riaz., N. Ramzan., M. T. Zahid., F. R. Shakoori and M. Rafatullah(2014).Isolation and characterization of arsenic resistant bacteria from wastewater. Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, 45 (4), 1309-1315. (IF= 2.857).


b. Review Articles


1. S.Z. Abbas., M. Rafatullah., K. Hossain., N. Ismail., H. A. Tajarudin and H. P. S. Abdul Khalil (2018). A review on mechanism and future perspectives of cadmium-resistant bacteria. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 15(1), 243-262. (IF=2.031).


2. S.Z. Abbas., M. Rafatullah., N. Ismail and M.I. Syakir (2017). A review on sediment microbial fuel cells as a new source of sustainable energy and heavy metals remediation: mechanisms and future perspective. International Journal of Energy Research, 41(9), 1242-1264. (IF=3.343).


c. Book Chapters


1. S.Z. Abbas andM. Rafatullah. Sediment Microbial Fuel Cells in Relation to Anaerobic Digestion Technology, in: Anaerobic Digestion Processes, Springer, (2018), pp. 33-53. (Scopus indexed).


2. M. Rafatullah., S.Z. Abbas, A. Ahmad and D. Lokhat. Air, Gas, and Water Pollution Control Using Industrial and Agricultural Solid Wastes Adsorbents: A Review of Agricultural Solid Waste Materials as Potential Adsorbents for Copper Ions from Water and Wastewater, CRC Press, (2018), pp 197-221. (Scopus indexed).


3. S.Z. Abbas.,andM. Rafatullah., K. Hossain and A. Ahmad. An overview of porous graphene nanomaterials for wastewater treatment, in: Graphene based nano technologies for energy and environmental applications Elsevier, (2019), pp 389-411. (In Press). (Scopus indexed).


4. K. Hossain., M. Rafatullah., S.Z. Abbas., A. Ahmad., N. Ismail and M. AVASN.Y. Antimicrobial activity of graphene-based nanomaterials: Current development and challenges, in: Graphene based nano technologies for energy and environmental applications, Elsevier, (2019), pp 293-314. (Scopus indexed).



d. CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS

1. Abstract entitled- Outlook of sediment microbial fuel cell for power generation and bioremediation of contaminants by S.Z. Abbasas oral in International Conference on Natural Science and Environment.Deevana Patong Resort, Phuket, Thailand, 9th-10thMay, 2017.


2. Abstract entitled-Power generation and metals (cadmium and copper) removal by sediment microbial fuel cell by S.Z. Abbas, as oral in International Conference on Environmental Research and Technology.Jen Hotel, Penang, Malaysia, 23th-25thAugust, 2017.  


3. Abstract entitled- Stimulating sediment bioremediation and sediment microbial fuel cellsby S.Z. Abbasas oral in International E-Conference on Current Trends in Environmental Conservation & Management as Adaptive Measures for Climate Change. Kalyani, India, 25thApril 2016.


4. Abstract entitled- Isolation, Identification and Characterization of Cadmium-Resistant Pantoea sp. RL32.2from Industrial Wastewaterby S.Z. Abbasas oral in International conference on Beneficial Microbes. Parkroyal Peneng resort hotel batu ferringgi, Penang, Malaysia” May 27th-29th, 2014.  


7. REVIEWING ARTICLES IN ACADEMIC JOURNALS / ASSESSOR OF WORKING PAPERS / REVIEWING BOOKS

1. Reviewer in the International Journal of Energy Research.


2. Reviewer member in International Conference of Environmental Science and Technology, Division of Environmental Technology, School of Industrial Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia  2017.


8. SCIENTIFIC SKILLS

· Isolation, identification and characterization of metal resistant bacteria from wastewater.

· Qualitative and quantitative analysis of growth phases of microorganisms.

· Bioinformatics

· Chemical analysis of metals uptake by microorganisms.

· Adsorption spectroscopy analysis of microorganisms.

· Molecular Characterization of microorganisms includes DNA assembly, next generation sequencing, genome engineering, phylogenetic analysis and protein profiling.

· Cyclic voltammetry analysis, Polarization curves optimization, Impedance optimization.


9. EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES


· Associate Editor (Zoology), The Scientific Ravi 2011and publication of GC University Lahore, Pakistan.

· Presenter in Biological society, GCU, Pakistan.

· Member of Hiking & Mountaineering club, GCU, Pakistan.

· Member of new hostel basketball team, GCU, Pakistan.

· Member of Universiti Sains Malaysia cricket team.

· Representation of country on International Gala Week of Universiti Sains Malaysia.

· Member of organizing committeeInternational Conference of Environmental Science and Technology, Division of Environmental Technology, School of Industrial Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia  2017.

· Occupational Safety and Health Course organized by Occupational Safety and Health Committee of USM, 14thJune 2014.