Mr. Syed Awais Ali Shah Bokhari
Research Associate, Chemical Engineering
Area of Interest: Sustainable Energy, Renewable Energy and Environment
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007   (890)

Dr. Engr. Syed Awais Ali Shah Bokhari completed his MSc and PhD in Chemical Engineering from Biomass Processing Cluster, Department of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Seri Iskandar, Malaysia. He recently appointed as a International Editorial Board Member of Journal of Cleaner Production viz. IF 5.715. His research interests lie in the field of biomass conversion to biofuels, biodiesel synthesis and cleaner biofuel processes. His specific research activities based on the process intensification techniques for cleaner biofuel production, engine testing and associated modelling techniques. He is author of more than 30 peer-reviewed journal publications, 17 international conference proceedings, two Malaysian patents and one book chapter. He is currently serves as a reviewer of 10 international high impact journals in the field of engineering and sciences.

He was awarded the AOCS (American Oil Chemist’s Society) Manuchehr (Manny) Eijadi Award (Plaque and $1,000 USD Honorarium)  and Honored Student Award at 2017 AOCS Annual Meeting and Industry Showcases, April 30- May 03, 2017, Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, Florida, USA. He won 5 Gold medals and 1 silver medal in numerous international exhibitions. The special award of RM 10,000.00 has been awarded by University of Southampton, UK for the novel intensification technology development. He got involved in several research projects for public and private institutions and collaborations with industrial partners.

  • AOCS (American Oil Chemist’s Society) Manuchehr (Manny) Eijadi Award (Plaque and $1,000 USD Honorarium) winner at 2017 AOCS Annual Meeting and Industry Showcases, April 30- May 03, 2017, Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, Florida, USA.   
  • AOCS (American Oil Chemist’s Society) Honored Student Award (Travel allowance to USA, Hotel Lodging, Certificate, Complimentary Registration) winner at 2017 AOCS Annual Meeting and Industry Showcases, April 30- May 03, 2017, Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, Florida, USA.   
  • Scholarship Holder of Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS on Graduate Assistant Scheme (GA) for Master’s and Doctorate Studies in Chemical Engineering
  • Gold Medal. The International Conference and Exposition on Inventions by Institutions of Higher Learning (PECIPTA 2015). 4-6 December, 2015, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), “Integrated methyl esters blending system using hydrodynamic cavitation (IMeBS)”. 
  • Gold Medal. Malaysian Technology Expo (MTE 2015). 12-14 Feb, 2015, PWTC, Kuala Lumpur, “Integrated methyl esters blending system using hydrodynamic cavitation (IMeBS)”. 
  • Gold Medal. 25thInternational invention, innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX’14). 08-10 May, 2014 Kuala Lumpur, “Integrated methyl esters blending system using hydrodynamic cavitation”.  
  • Gold Medal. International engineering invention and innovation Exhibition (i-ENVEX’14). 11-13 April, 2014 Perlis, Malaysia “Methyl esters production in hydrodynamic cavitation reactor for pre-blended feedstocks from crude palm and rubber seed oil”
  • Institute Silver Medalist of COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) Pakistan for securing 2nd position in BS Chemical Engineering, at institute level (in all 7 Campuses)
  • Campus Silver Medalist  of COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Lahore Campus, Pakistan fo

Publications:

Book Chapters:
1. Basit Ali, Suzana Yusup, Armando T. Quitain, Awais Bokhari, Tetsuya Kida, Lai Fatt Chuah (2019), "Heterogeneous Catalytic Conversion of Rapeseed Oil to Methyl Esters: Optimization and Kinetic Study", Advances in Feedstock Conversion Technologies for Alternative Fuels and Bioproducts , edited by: Majid Hosseini, published by: Elsevier, Woodhead Publishing, pp: 221-238, Standard: 978-0-12-817937-6    (External URL)
2. Saira Asif, Mushtaq Ahmad, Awais Bokhari, Chuah Lai Fatt, Muhammad Zafar, Shazia Sultana, Sehrosh Mir (2019), "Chemical Conversion in Biodiesel Refinery ", Prospects of Renewable Bioprocessing in Future Energy Systems, edited by: Ali Asghar Rastegari, Ajar Nath Yadav, Arti Gupta, published by: Springer, Cham, pp: 201-2017, Standard: 978-3-030-14462-3    (External URL)
Journal Papers:
1. Muhammad Shahbaz, Syed A Taqvi, Adrian Chun Minh Loy, Abrar Inayat, Fahim Uddin, Awais Bokhari, Salman Raza Naqvi (2019), "Artificial neural network approach for the steam gasification of palm oil waste using bottom ash and CaO", Renewable Energy, pp: 243-254, Vol: 132, Impact Factor: 4.900  Abstract  (External URL)
2. A Boulal, AE Atabani, MN Mohammed, M Khelafi, Gediz Uguz, Sutha Shobana, Awais Bokhari, Gopalakrishnan Kumar (2019), "Integrated valorization of Moringa oleifera and waste Phoenix dactylifera L. dates as potential feedstocks for biofuels production from Algerian Sahara: An experimental perspective", Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, pp: 101234, Vol: 20, Impact Factor: 2.26    (External URL)
3. Muhammad Kashif Shad, Fong-Woon Lai, Chuah Lai Fatt, Jirí Jaromír Klemeš, Awais Bokhari (2019), "Integrating sustainability reporting into enterprise risk management and its relationship with business performance: A conceptual framework", Journal of Cleaner Production, pp: 415-425, Vol: 208, Impact Factor: 5.715    (External URL)
4. Lai Fatt Chuah, Jirí Jaromír Klemeš, Suzana Yusup, Awais Bokhari, Majid Majeed Akbar (2017), "A review of cleaner intensification technologies in biodiesel production", JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION, pp: 181-193, Vol: 146, Impact Factor: 5.715    (External URL)
5. Lai Fatt Chuah, Jirí Jaromír Klemeš, Suzana Yusup, Awais Bokhari, Majid Majeed Akbar (2017), "Influence of fatty acids in waste cooking oil for cleaner biodiesel", Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, pp: 859-868, Vol: 19, Issue: 3, Impact Factor: 3.331    (External URL)
6. Lai Fatt Chuah, Jirí Jaromír Klemeš, Suzana Yusup, Awais Bokhari, Majid Majeed Akbar, Zhi Kai Chong (2017), "Kinetic studies on waste cooking oil into biodiesel via hydrodynamic cavitation", Journal of Cleaner Production , pp: 47-56, Vol: 146, Impact Factor: 5.715    (External URL)
7. Saira Asif, Mushtaq Ahmad, Awais Bokhari, Lai Fatt Chuah, Jirí Jaromír Klemeš, Majid Majeed Akbar, Shazia Sultana, Suzana Yusup (2017), "Methyl ester synthesis of Pistacia khinjuk seed oil by ultrasonic-assisted cavitation system", Industrial Crops & Products, pp: 336-347, Vol: 108, Impact Factor: 3.181  Abstract  (External URL)
8. Lai Fatt Chuah, Awais Bokhari, Suzana Yusup, Jirí Jaromír Klemeš, Majid Majeed Akbar, Sugesvarran Saminathan (2017), "Optimisation on pretreatment of kapok seed (Ceiba pentandra) oil via esterification reaction in an ultrasonic cavitation reactor", Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, pp: 91-99, Vol: 7, Issue: 1  Abstract  (External URL)
9. Awais Bokhari, Suzana Yusup, Lai Fatt Chuah, Jirí Jaromír Klemeš, Saira Asif, Basit Ali, Majid Majeed Akbar, Ruzaimah Nik M. Kamil (2017), "Pilot scale intensification of rubber seed (Hevea brasiliensis) oil via chemical interesterification using hydrodynamic cavitation technology", Bioresource Technology, Vol: , http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2017.03.046, Impact Factor: 5.651  Abstract 
10. Lai Fatt Chuah, Suzana Yusup, Abdul Rashid Abd Aziz, Awais Bokhari, Mohd Zamri Abdullah (2016), "Cleaner production of methyl ester using waste cooking oil derived from palm olein using a hydrodynamic cavitation reactor", JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION, pp: 4505-4514, Vol: 112, Impact Factor: 5.715    (External URL)
11. Awais Bokhari, Lai Fatt Chuah, Suzana Yusup, Jirí Jaromír Klemeš, Majid Majeed Akbar, Ruzaimah Nik M. Kamil (2016), "Cleaner Production of Rubber Seed Oil Methyl Ester using a Hydrodynamic Cavitation: Optimisation and Parametric Study", JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION, pp: 31-41, Vol: 136, Impact Factor: 5.715    (External URL)
12. Lai Fatt Chuah, Suzana Yusup, Abdul Rashid Abd Aziz, Jirí Jaromír Klemeš, Awais Bokhari, Mohd Zamri Abdullah (2016), "Influence of Fatty Acids Content in Non-edible Oil for Biodiesel Properties", Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, pp: 473-482, Vol: 18, Issue: 2, Impact Factor: 3.331    (External URL)
13. Lai Fatt Chuah, Maridah Mohd Amin, Suzana Yusup, Nur’ Aini Raman, Awais Bokhari, Jirí Jaromír Klemeš, Mohamad Sahban Alnarabiji (2016), "Influence of green catalyst on transesterification process using ultrasonic-assisted", JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION, pp: 14-22, Vol: 136, Impact Factor: 5.715    (External URL)
14. Lai Fatt Chuah, Awais Bokhari, Suzana Yusup, Jirí Jaromír Klemeš, Bawadi Abdullah, Majid Majeed Akbar (2016), "Optimisation and Kinetic Studies of Acid Esterification of High Free Fatty Acid Rubber Seed Oil", Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, pp: 2515-2526, Vol: 41, Issue: 7, Impact Factor: 0.865  Abstract  (External URL)
15. Awais Bokhari, Lai Fatt Chuah, Suzana Yusup, Jirí Jaromír Klemeš, Ruzaimah Nik M. Kamil (2016), "Optimisation on Pretreatment of Rubber Seed (Hevea brasiliensis) Oil via Esterification Reaction in a Hydrodynamic Cavitation Reactor", Bioresource Technology, pp: 414-422, Vol: 199, Impact Factor: 5.651    (External URL)
16. Kin Wai Cheah, Suzana Yusup, Lai Fatt Chuah, Awais Bokhari (2016), "Physio-chemical Studies of Locally Sourced Non-Edible Oil: Prospective Feedstock for Renewable Diesel Production in Malaysia", Procedia Engineering, pp: 451-458, Vol: 148, Standard: Scopus Indexed     (External URL)
17. Awais Bokhari, Suzana Yusup, Lai Fatt Chuah, Ruzaimah Nik M. Kamil (2016), "Relative Efficiency of Esterified Rubber Seed Oil in a Hydrodynamic Cavitation Reactor and Purification via Distillation Column", CHEMICAL ENGINEERING TRANSACTIONS, pp: 775-780, Vol: 52, Standard: DOI:10.3303/CET1652130 , Impact Factor: 1.03  Abstract  (External URL)
18. Puteri Sarah Diba Kamarulzaman, Daniel Joe Dailin, Suzana Yusup , Noridah Binti Osman, Lai Fatt Chuah, Awais Bokhari (2016), "Trait Associations of Rice (Oryza sativa) Productivity upon Neem-Based Biopesticide Treatment by SPSS", American Journal of Biochemistry, pp: 137-144, Vol: 6, Issue: 6, Standard: 2163-3010   Abstract  (External URL)
19. Awais Bokhari, Suzana Yusup, Lai Fatt Chuah, Ruzaimah Nik Mohammad Kamil (2016), "Vacuum Distilled Post Blend Crude Palm and Rubber Seed Oil Methyl Esters: Optimisation and Parametric Studies", Procedia Engineering, pp: 479-486, Vol: 148, Standard: Scopus Indexed     (External URL)
20. Lai Fatt Chuah, Abdul Rashid Abd Aziz, Suzana Yusup, Jirí Jaromír Klemeš ,Awais Bokhari (2016), "Waste Cooking Oil Biodiesel via Hydrodynamic Cavitation on a Diesel Engine Performance and Greenhouse Gas Footprint Reduction", Chemical Engineering Transactions, pp: 301-306, Vol: 50, Impact Factor: 1.03  Abstract  (External URL)
21. Awais Bokhari, Lai Fatt Chuah, Suzana Yusup, Junaid Ahmad (2015), "Improvement of Low Temperature Properties of Rubber Seed Oil Methyl Ester by Blending with Fossil Diesel", Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, pp: 440-444, Vol: 37, Issue: 9, Standard: 1991-8178  Abstract 
22. Lai Fatt Chuah, Suzana Yusup, Abdul Rashid Abd Aziz, Awais Bokhari, Jirí Jaromír Klemeš, Mohd Zamri Abdullah (2015), "Intensification of biodiesel synthesis from waste cooking oil (Palm Olein) in a Hydrodynamic Cavitation Reactor: Effect of operating parameters on methyl ester conversion", Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification, pp: 235-240, Vol: 95, Impact Factor: 2.234    (External URL)
23. Awais Bokhari, Lai Fatt Chuah, Suzana Yusup, Junaid Ahmad, Hilmi Aziz (2015), "Kapok Seed Oil Extraction using Soxhlet Extraction Method: Optimization and Parametric study", Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, pp: 429-431, Vol: 37, Issue: 9, Standard: 1991-8178  Abstract 
24. Awais Bokhari, Lai Fatt Chuah, Suzana Yusup, Junaid Ahmad, Muhammad Rashid Shamsuddin, Meng Kiat Teng (2015), "Microwave-assisted methyl esters synthesis of Kapok (Ceiba pentandra) seed oil: parametric and optimization study", Biofuel Research Journal, pp: 281-287, Vol: 7, Standard: DOI: 10.18331/BRJ2015.2.3.6, Impact Factor: ISI Indexed    (External URL)
25. Lai Fatt Chuah, Abdul Rashid Abd Aziz, Suzana Yusup, Awais Bokhari, Jirí Jaromír Klemeš, Mohd Zamri Abdullah (2015), "Performance and emission of diesel engine fuelled by waste cooking oil methyl ester derived from palm olein using hydrodynamic cavitation", Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, pp: 2229-2241, Vol: 17, Issue: 8, Impact Factor: 3.331    (External URL)
26. Lai Fatt Chuah, Suzana Yusup, Abdul Rashid Abd Aziz, Awais Bokhari (2015), "Performance of Refined and Waste Cooking Oils derived from Palm Olein on Synthesis Methyl Ester via Mechanical Stirring", Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, pp: 445-448, Vol: 37, Issue: 9, Standard: 1991-8178  Abstract 
27. Suzana Yusup, Awais Bokhari, Lai Fatt Chuah, Junaid Ahmad (2015), "Pre-Blended Methyl Esters Production from Crude Palm and Rubber Seed Oil Via Hydrodynamic Cavitation Reactor", CHEMICAL ENGINEERING TRANSACTIONS, pp: 517-522, Vol: 43, Standard: 978-88-95608-34-1, Impact Factor: 1.03    (External URL)
28. Junaid Ahmad, Suzana Yusup, Awais Bokhari, Ruzaimah Nik Mohammad Kamil (2014), "Biodiesel Production from the High Free Fatty Acid “Hevea brasiliensis” and Fuel Properties Characterization", Applied Mechanics and Materials , pp: 897-900, Vol: 625, Standard: 978-3-03835-181-8    (External URL)
29. Awais Bokhari, Suzana Yusup, Junaid Ahmad Faridi, Ruzaimah Nik M. Kamil (2014), "BLENDING STUDY OF PALM OIL METHYL ESTERS WITH RUBBER SEED OIL METHYL ESTERS TO IMPROVE BIODIESEL PROPERTIES", Chemical Engineering Transactions, Vol: 37, Standard: ISBN; 978-88-95608-28-0, ISBN;2283-9216, Impact Factor: 1.03    (External URL)
30. Junaid Ahmad, Awais Bokhari and Suzana Yusup (2014), "Optimization and Parametric Study of Free Fatty Acid (FFA) Reduction from Rubber Seed Oil (RSO) by Using Response Surface Methodology (RSM)", Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, pp: 299-303, Vol: 8, Issue: 5    (External URL)
31. Awais Bokhari, Suzana Yusup, Junaid Ahmad, Ruzaimah Nik Mohammad Kamil (2014), "Parametric Study and Improvement in Fuel Properties of Pre-Blended Methyl Esters from Crude Palm and Rubber Seed Oil", Applied Mechanics and Materials , pp: 494-497, Vol: 625, Standard: 978-3-03835-181-8    (External URL)
32. Junaid Ahmad, Suzana Yusup, Awais Bokhari, Ruzaimah Nik Mohammad Kamil (2014), "Study of fuel properties of rubber seed oil based biodiesel ", Energy Conversion and Management, pp: 266-275, Vol: 78, Impact Factor: 5.589    (External URL)
33. Moinuddin Ghauri,Awais Bokhari,Suhaib Umer Ilyas,Abrar Faisal (2011), "A Comparative Study on Meeting the Energy Demand from Biogas in Pakistan", International Journal of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, pp: 410-413, Vol: 2, Issue: 6, Standard: 2078-0737    (External URL)
34. Moinuddin Ghauri,Awais Bokhari,M. Aslam ,Modusser Tufail (2011), "Biogas Reactor Design for Dry Process and Generation of Electricity on Sustainable Basis", International Journal of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, pp: 414-417, Vol: 2, Issue: 6, Standard: 2078-0737     (External URL)
Conference Papers:
1. Basit Ali, Suzana Yusup, Armando T Quitain, Ruzaimah Nik M Kamil, Tetsuya Kida, Awais Bokhari (2018) "Effects of bentonite based catalyst on conversion of rapeseed oil to methyl esters via reactive separation", ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, Vol: 255   
2. Nur' Atiqah Shamsuddin, Suzana Yusup, Wan Asma Ibrahim, Awais Bokhari, Lai Fatt Chuah (2015) "Oil Extraction From Calophyllum inophyllum L.via Soxhlet Extraction Optimization Using Response Surface Methodology (RSM) ", 10th Asian Control Conference (10th ASCC), 31 May -3 June, 2015, pp: 1-6, Standard: 10.1109/ASCC.2015.7244791    (External URL)
3. Lai Fatt Chuah, Suzana Yusup, Awais Bokhari (2015) "Waste Cooking Oil Methyl Ester Production in a Hydrodynamic Cavitation Reactor", 7th International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry (GSC-7), July 5-8, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan    (External URL)
4. Farrukh Jamil, Bawadi Abdullah, Suzana Yusup, Abrar Inayat, Awais Bokhari, Lai Fatt Chuah (2014) "Improvement in quality of bio-oil obtained from palm kernel shell (PKS)", the 27th International Symposium on Chemical Engineering (27th ISChE). 5-7, December   
5. Awais Bokhari, Suzana Yusup, Hilmi Aziz, Lai Fatt Chuah, Farrukh Jamil (2014) "Kapok seed oil extraction using soxhlet extraction and microwave assisted extraction method: a comparative study", the 27th International Symposium on Chemical Engineering (27th ISChE). 5-7, December, 2014   
6. Lai Fatt Chuah, Suzana Yusup, Abd Rashid Abd Aziz, Zamri Abdullah, Awais Bokhari, Farrukh Jamil (2014) "Performance of refined and waste cooking oil derived from palm olein on synthesis methyl ester via mechanical stirring", the 27th International Symposium on Chemical Engineering (27th ISChE). 5-7, December, 201   
7. Junaid Ahmad, Suzana Yusup, Awais Bokhari, Ruzaimah Nik Mohammad Kamil (2013) "Biodiesel Production from the High Free Fatty Acid "Hevea Brasiliensis" and Fuel Properties Charcterization", Annual Post Graduate Conference,UTP   
8. Noor Syahidah Ramli,Suzana Yusup, Dang Khanh Vi, Awais Bokhari (2013) "Effect Of Catalyst On Biodiesel Production In Reactive Distillation System", International symposium on Chemical Engineering (ISCE2013),1-2 Nov. , Issue: Special issue of journal of science and technology   
9. NurAtiqah Mohd Shamsuddin, Suzana Yusup, Wan Asma Ibrahim, Awais Bokhari (2013) "Preliminary investigation on basic properties of biodiesel and diesel blend from different feedstock", Annual Postgraduate Conference, UTP,Malaysia, 3-6 July   
10. Awais Bokhari, Suzana Yusup, Murni Melati Ahmad (2012) "Optimization of the Parameters that Affects the Solvent Extraction of Crude Rubber Seed Oil Using Response Surface Methodology (RSM) ", 3rd European Conference of Chemical Engineering (ECCE '12), 2-4 December, Paris, France     (External URL)
11. N. Syahidah Ramli, Junaid Ahmad, Suzana Yusup, Awais Bokhari, (2012) "Reduction of Free Fatty Acid (FFA) from Rubber Seed Oil (RSO)", The 2nd SOJO-UTP Joint Seminar on Nano and Bio Research,29 August 2012, UTP, Malaysia   Abstract 
12. Moinuddin Ghauri, Awais Bokhari, Suhaib Umer Ilyas, Abrar Faisal (2011) "A comparative Study on Meeting the Energy Demand from Biogas in Pakistan", International Renewable Energy and Environment Conference,2011(IREEC 2011) 24-26 June 2011,Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Vol: 1, Issue: 1  Abstract  (External URL)
13. Moinuddin Ghauri,Awais Bokhari,M.Aslam,Modusser Tufail (2011) "Biogas Reactor Design for Dry Process and Generation of Electricity on Sustainable Basis", International Renewable Energy and Environment Conference,2011(IREEC 2011) 24-26 June 2011,Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Vol: 1, Issue: 1  Abstract  (External URL)
14. Awais Bokhari, Farrukh Jamil, M.Aslam (2011) "PRODUCTION OF BIOFUEL AND ACTIVATED CARBON FROM PYROLYSIS OF SEEDS OF WHEAT CROP WEEDS", 3rd International Conference on Textile and Clothing 2011(ICTC-2011) UMT Idea Exchange, Vol: 3rd, Issue: 3rd  Abstract  (External URL)
15. M.Aslam, Farrukh Jamil, Awais Bokhari (2011) "THERMAL REGENERATION OF SPENT ACTIVATED CARBON SATURATED DURING TREATMENT OF ALOE VERA GEL", 3rd International Conference on Textile and Clothing 2011(ICTC-2011) UMT Idea Exchange, Vol: 3rd, Issue: 3rd  Abstract  (External URL)

Qualification

PhD in Chemical Engineering
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia
Sep 2014 to Oct 2018
   
Master of Science in Chemical Engineering
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia
Sep 2011 to May 2014
   
BSc. Chemical Engineering
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore, Pakistan
Sep 2006 to Sep 2010
   

Experience

Graduate Research Assistant/ Research Officer
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS
Dec 2013 to Date
   
Research Associate
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore
Sep 2010 to Date
   
Graduate Assistant
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia
Sep 2011 to Sep 2013
   

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