ChM. Dr. Maisara Shahrom binti Raja Shahrom

Foundation in Science


  • Ph.D of Science (Chemistry), Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, 2017
  • Master of Science (Chemistry), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 2012
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Chemical Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 2007

Teaching and research experience:

  • Chemistry Lecturer, City University College of Science and Technology, (Dec 2010 – Apr 2012)
  • Chemistry Tutor (GA), Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, (2014-2016)
  • Quest International University Perak (QIUP), Lecturer, (March 2020 – Present)
  • Amino Acids Polymerized Ionic Liquids (AAPILs) for CO2 Capture
  • CO2 Capture using Solid Supported Ionic Liquids
  • Polymer composite polyurethane and poly-p-phenylene doped FeCl3

Research Interest

  • Ionic Liquids, CO2 capture, Polymer, Polymer Composite

Teaching Interests

  • Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Hydrocarbon Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry

  1. Won the 1st place in Falling Walls Lab AIMST 2019 and represented Malaysia in the Falling Walls Berlin 2019
  2. Received EUR 600 from EURAXESS ASEAN for the lab visit in Max Planck Institute in Potsdam, Germany
  3. Achieved GOLD awards during ITEX 2014, INNOVA 2014, ITEX 2016
  4. Achieved SILVER awards during ITEX 2015 and BRONZE award in PECIPTA 2015
  5. UTP Silver Award for UTP Brand Advocate 2019
  6. Received travel award from German DAAD DIES ProGRANT to participate in Proposal Writing for Research Grant (Phase I and II) 2018 held in Bangkok, Thailand

  • Co-Advisor in American Chemical Society- Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (ACS-UTP) International Student Chapter, 2019
  • Featured in 100 Scientists of Malaysia
  • ‘Researcher to represent country at Berlin event’, The Star, 11th October 2019
  • ‘UTP Scientist to represent Malaysia in the Falling Walls Lab Finale at German’, Bernama online, 25th September 2019
  • Speaker in “Let’s talk about…writing a grant proposal: Tips and Tricks…over tea” Session organized by Centre of Research in Ionic Liquids (CORIL), UTP
  • Invited speaker in “Maximizing your research potential by identifying your personality traits’ ‘ organized by Phycological and Counseling Services (PCS), UTP on 2019 and 2020
  • Top Five Honorable Mentions in YALE UNIVERSITY: Green Chemistry Video Challenge 2018. Video Title: Carbon dioxide capture by polymerized ionic liquids
  • Member of Malaysian Ionic Liquids Research Society (MILRS), 2018/008
  • Graduate Technologist of Malaysian Board of Technology (MBOT), GT18080648
  • Member of American Chemical Society (ACS), 31788956
  • Member, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), 670026

  • Malaysia Toray Science Foundation 2018 (MTSF), Principle Investigator (PI), RM 20,000 – The development performance of CO2 capture by wet-amino acid polymerized ionic liquids (wet-AAPILs)
  • 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 18 (2): 1-8, 2010
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Maisara Shahrom Raja Shahrom, Cecilia Devi Wilfred, Synthesis and thermophysical properties and CO2 sorption of AAILs-Imidazolium based
  • Book Chapter: Innovative Applications of Ionic Liquids, I HUB Publisher, E-book, ISBN 978-967-0730-50-9
  • Maisara Shahrom Raja Shahrom, Cecilia Devi Wilfred, Characterization of Amino Acid Polymerized Ionic Liquids (AAPILs) with Different of Cations for CO2 Sorption, UTP Press (Under review)



  • Title: Mechanical and conducting properties of polyurethane – poly-p-phenylene doped FeCl3 composite.
    • Conference: Third International Graduate Conference on Engineering, Science and Humanities 2010 (IGCESH 2010)
    • Venue: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, November 2010
  • Title: A study on FTIR spectroscopy and thermal analysis of palm-based polyurethane
    • Conference: The Asian International Conference on Materials, Minerals and Polymer 2012 (MAMIP 2012)
    • Venue: Vistana Hotel, Penang, March 2012
  • Title: Synthesis and thermal properties of amino acids ionic liquids (AAILs)
    • Conference: International Oil and Gas Symposium and Exhibition (IOGSE 2013)
    • Venue: Novotel hotel, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, September 2013
  • Title: Synthesis and Characterization of poly[VBTMA][Arg]
    • Conference: 3rd International Conference on Fundamental & Applied Sciences (ICFAS 2014)
    • Venue: Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, KLCC, June 2014
  • Title: Activated carbon impregnated amine functionalized ionic liquids for CO2 capture
    • Conference: 4th International Conference on Fundamental & Applied Sciences (ICFAS 2018)
    • Venue: Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, KLCC, August 2018

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