Analytical and Quality Development Unit
Research officers

+603-87694804 [email protected]

DR. AZMIL HAIZAM AHMAD TARMIZI
Head of Unit of Analytical and Quality Development

  • QUALIFICATION
    • Ph.D (Food and Nutritional Sciences), University of Reading, Berkshire, UK
    • MSc (Bioprocess Engineering), UTM, Malaysia


  • AREAS OF RESEARCH
    • Frying Programme
      • Fundamentals of frying process and technology
      • Quality of frying oils and fats, and interactions with food matrices
      • Food safety in heated oils and processed products
    • Oil Authenticity Programme
      • Development of palm-based standard reference materials
      • Inter-laboratory proficiency programmes associated to oils and fats

+603-87694436 [email protected]

Dr. Yeoh Chee Beng
Group Leader of ARG
Senior Research Officer

  • QUALIFICATION
    • Ph.D in Chemistry, UPM, Malaysia
    • MSc. in Organic Chemistry, USM, Malaysia
    • BSc. in Pure Chemistry, USM, Malaysia


  • AREAS OF RESEARCH
    • Method development for the determination of pesticide residue in environmental (leaf, water and soil) and oil matrices
    • Fate study of pesticides in oil palm agro-environment
    • Quality analysis of palm oil
    • Fate of pesticide residue during palm oil processing
    • Separation Science

+603-8769 4973 [email protected]

Raznim Arni Abd Razak
Group Leader of FSG
Senior Research Officer

  • QUALIFICATION
    • MSc. in Analytical Chemistry & Instrumental Analysis, UM, Malaysia
    • BSc. in Analytical Chemistry, USM, Malaysia


  • AREAS OF RESEARCH
    • Analysis of 3-MCPD esters and Glycidol esters in refined oils
    • Identification and mitigation of process developed contaminants in vegetable oils

+603-8769 4972 [email protected]

Norizah Halim
Senior Research Officer

  • QUALIFICATION
    • MSc. in Chemistry, UKM, Malaysia
    • BSc. in Chemistry, UM, Malaysia


  • AREAS OF RESEARCH
    • Pesticide Residue Analysis
    • Chemical Contaminant Analysis
    • ISO 17025- Technical Manager
    • Method Development for Analysis of Pesticide Residues in Palm Oil Products

+603-8769 4971 [email protected]

Abdul Niefaizal Abd Hammid
Senior Research Officer

  • QUALIFICATION
    • Master’s Degree in Medical Science (Anatomy), UM, Malaysia
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Science (Biochemistry), UKM, Malaysia


  • AREAS OF RESEARCH
    • Mycotoxin and Microbiology
    • Trace metal in Palm oil Product

+603-8769 4432 [email protected]

Saw Mei Huey
Research Officer

  • QUALIFICATION
    • MSc. in Chemistry, UM, Malaysia
    • BSc. in Applied Chemistry, UM, Malaysia


  • AREAS OF RESEARCH
    • Crystallization and physicochemical properties of palm oil
    • Interesterification of oils and fats
    • Palm-based organogel/oleogel

+603-87694430 [email protected]

Najwa Sulaiman
Research Officer

  • QUALIFICATION
    • MSc. in Chemistry, UTM, Malaysia
    • BSc. in Applied Chemistry, UTM, Malaysia


  • AREAS OF RESEARCH
    • Method development for determination of pesticide residue in environmental (leaf, water and soil) and oil matrices
    • Fate study of pesticides in oil palm agroenvironment
    • Life cycle assessment of sago

+603-8769 4445 [email protected]

Dr. Maznah Zainol
Research Officer

  • QUALIFICATION
    • MSc. in Environmental Science, UKM, Malaysia
    • BSc. in Environmental Science, UKM, Malaysia


  • AREAS OF RESEARCH
    • Environmental Toxicology
    • Pesticide Science
    • Method development for pesticides
    • Impact of pesticide on the agroecosystem
    • Weed Science

+603-8769 3840 [email protected]

Farah Khuwailah Ahmad Bustamam
Research Officer

  • QUALIFICATION
    • MSc. in Chemistry, UKM, Malaysia
    • BSc. in Chemistry, UKM, Malaysia


  • AREAS OF RESEARCH
    • Quality analyses of palm oil
    • Multivariate analysis

Muhamad Roddy Ramli
Senior Research Officer

  • QUALIFICATION
    • MSc Chemical Engineering, UPM, Malaysia
    • BEng (Hons.) Chemical Engineering, UTM, Malaysia


  • AREAS OF RESEARCH
    • Palm oil processing, refining, fractionation, interesterification
    • Palm-based soap
    • Process developed contaminants
    • Palm kernel oil fractionation

+603-8769 4452 [email protected]

Dr. Nuzul Amri Ibrahim
Senior Research Officer

  • QUALIFICATION
    • Ph. D, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet
    • MSc. Environmental Engineering, UPM, Malaysia
    • BSc. Applied Chemistry (Hons), UiTM, Malaysia


  • AREAS OF RESEARCH
    • Enzymatic interesterification of oil and fat
    • Mitigation procedures for MCPD esters
    • Palm oil mill effluent treatment by biofilters
    • Quality of palm and palm kernel oils

+603-8769 4431 [email protected]

Dr. Elina Hishamuddin
Senior Research Officer

  • QUALIFICATION
    • Ph. D, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet
    • MSc. Environmental Engineering, UPM, Malaysia
    • BSc. Applied Chemistry (Hons), UiTM, Malaysia


  • AREAS OF RESEARCH
    • Monitoring of crystallisation of palm-based products using focused beam reflectance measurement (FBRM)
    • Partitioning of triacylglycerols in the fractional crystallisation of palm-based products
    • Production and characterisation of palm-based reference materials
    • High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) analyses of palm-based products
    • Malaysian delegation member for FAO/WHO Codex Committee on Fats & Oils (CCFO)