University of Nottingham Malaysia
Department of
Chemical and Environmental Engineering

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Ianatul Khoiroh

Assistant Professor,


  • workRoom DB02d Block D
    Malaysia Campus
    Jalan Broga
    43500 Semenyih
    Selangor Darul Ehsan
  • work+6 (03) 8924 8361
  • fax+6 (03) 8924 8017


Ianatul Khoiroh is presently an Assistant Professor at The University of Nottingham Malaysia. She completed her PhD in Chemical Engineering at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), Taiwan. Prior to her PhD, she received her Double Master Degree in Chemical Engineering from NTUST and Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology (ITS) Indonesia, and completed her Bachelor Degree at ITS. Her research interest is on the development of green process technology which include but not limited to: separation process by using bio-based ionic liquids, supercritical extraction process, and novel ionic liquids for lithium ion batteries application.

Teaching Summary

I am currently the module convenors for the following modules:

  • CHEE1012 Heat and Mass Transfer
  • CHEE1049 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
  • CHEE2015 Chemical and Phase Equilibria

Besides, I involved in the delivery of the following modules:

  • CHEE1048 Fluid Mechanics
  • CHEE1016 Engineering Thermodynamics
  • CHEE1052 Process Engineering Principles
  • CHEE4034 Advanced Rheology and Materials
  • CHEE4054 Contaminated Land

Research Summary

I am currently focusing my research on the development of green process technology. This include but not limited to:

  1. Separation process by using bio-based ionic liquids
  2. Supercritical extraction process
  3. Novel ionic liquids for lithium ion batteries application

My research expertise/skills can be further classified into the following: (i) applied thermodynamics, in particular, thermophysical properties and phase equilibrium measurements; (ii) synthesis of ionic liquids; (iii) molecular dynamics simulations; (iv) polymer physics; and (v) the behaviour of micellar systems.

My current project is funded under Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) 2019-2022. In this work, the suitability of novel bio-based ionic liquids (ILs) for the separation of azeotrope mixtures will be assessed, by employing phase equilibrium measurements namely vapor-liquids equilibrium and liquid-liquid equilibrium measurements. To explore the separation mechanism of azeotropic mixtures in the presence of ILs, structure-property behaviours and molecular interactions between pair of molecules will be investigated by molecular dynamics simulations. With the aid of ILs, a greener separation process with solvent recovery strategy will be proposed based on extractive distillation and solvent extraction techniques. The new approach might offer a potential for cost-savings in contrast to conventional industrial separation processes.


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