Dr Norulsamani binti Abdullah

Dr Norulsamani binti Abdullah

  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Centre for Nano-Materials and Energy Technology
SDGs Focus


Norulsamani Binti Abdullah (N. Abdullah) is a post-doctoral research fellow at Research Centre for Nanomaterials and Energy Technology (RCNMET), School of Engineering and Technology, Sunway University. She obtained her Bachelor with Honours (Chemical Engineering) and PhD (Fuel Cell Engineering) from National University of Malaysia (UKM) in 2013 and 2018. She has awarded with the change of status from Master to PhD on 2015 from Academic Management Centre of UKM due to the excellent master research achievement. She has an experience as a research assistant at Fuel Cell Institute, UKM from 2014 to 2017 and continues her career as project-based researcher at RCNMET, Sunway University in 2019 to 2020. She has published several journal articles in peer-reviewed and high impact factor (top 10%) journals especially on renewable energy, catalysis and nanomaterial.

Academic & Professional Qualifications

  • PhD in Engineering (Fuel Cell), National University of Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia (2018)
  • Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (Chemical Engineering), National University of Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia (2013)

Research Interests

  • Catalysis
  • Advanced Nanomaterials
  • Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technology
  • Electrochemical Energy Storage

Teaching Areas

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heat Transfer

Courses Taught

  • CHE2112 Chemical Engineering Laboratory 1

Notable Publications

  1. N. Abdullah*, S. Rahman, A.M. Zainoodin, K.H. Tan, A. K. Pandey (2023). Synthesis, Physical and Electrochemical Properties of Platinum-Ruthenium Embedded on MXene towards Methanol Oxidation Reaction. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids.
  2. M. H. Hossain, N. Abdullah*, T. K. Han, S. Rahman, M. A. M. Radzi, S. Shafie, M. S. Hossain (2023). Evolution of Vanadium Redox Flow Battery in Electrode: A Review. The Chemical Record.
  3. M.K. Nazamdin, A.H. Mohamed Ariff, R. Saidur, N. Abdullah, K.H. Tan, N. Abdul Aziz, (2023). Investigation of the Electrochemical Performance of Titanium-Based MXene Hybridisation with Rice Husk Ash (RHA) as an Anode Catalyst Support Material. Metals, 13(2), 318.
  4. M. H. Hossain, N. Abdullah, S. Rahman, M. A. M. Radzi (2023). MXene-Based Electrolyte for Vanadium-Bromide Redox Flow Battery for Green Energy. Materials Today: Proceeding.
  5. N. Abdullah, S. Rahman, A. M. Zainoodin, N. Aslfattahi (2022). Comparative study for electrochemical and Single-Cell performance of a novel MXene-Supported Platinum–Ruthenium catalyst for Direct methanol fuel cell application. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 925, 116884.
  6. N. Abdullah, R. Saidur, A.M. Zainoodin, N. Aslfattahi (2020). Optimization of electrocatalyst performance of platinum-ruthenium induced with mxene by response surface methodology. Journal of Cleaner Production: 123395.
  7. N. Abdullah, S. K. Kamarudin, L. K. Shyuan, N. A. Karim (2019). Synthesis and optimization of PtRu/TiO2-CNF anodic catalyst for direct methanol fuel cell. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy: 1 – 10.
  8. N. Abdullah, S. K. Kamarudin, L. K. Shyuan (2019). Production of titanium dioxide nanofiber (TNF): Influence of electrospinning parameter on crystalline size. Malaysian Journal of Analytical Sciences 23 (1): 1 – 5.
  9. N. Abdullah, S. K. Kamarudin, L. K. Shyuan (2018). Novel anodic catalyst support for direct methanol fuel cell: Characterizations and single-cell performances. Nanoscale Research Letters 13: 90.
  10. N. Abdullah, S. K. Kamarudin, L. K. Shyuan, N. A. Karim (2017). Fabrication and characterization of new composite TiO2 carbon nanofiber anodic catalyst support for direct methanol fuel cell via electrospinning method. Nanoscale Research Letters 12: 613.
  11. N. Abdullah, S. K. Kamarudin (2015). Titanium dioxide in fuel cell technology: An overview. Journal of Power Sources 278: 109 – 118. 

Achievements & Accolades

  1. Project Grant awarded by Sunway University Kick Start Grant Scheme (KSGS) 2023; Grant Code: GRTIN-KSGS-RCNMET-01-2023 (Amount: RM 20 000).

Professional Associations

  1. Graduate Engineer, Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM).