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Dr Sharif Zein

Reader in Biorefinery Processes and Reaction Engineering

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • School of Engineering and Computer Science

Summary

PI of the Bioref Group / School Priority Research Area (Head of Discipline Group) / Open & Applicants Days coordinator for Chemical Engineering Dr Zein has more than 15 years of experience and research expertise in harnessing waste from the food supply chain to produce biofuel and biomaterials. He hopes that his research could hasten public awareness of this major global challenge and improve market uptake of bio-based products. Dr Zein and his co-researchers have published more than 130 scientific articles, four book chapters and one patent. He has been awarded 31 research grants and is frequently invited to give talks to seminars.

Postgraduate

Dr Zein welcomes applications in the area of biofuels and chemical feedstocks from renewable resources, such as from lignocellulosic biomass. He is also interested in scaling up the basic lab works to processes and bio-based products which can be used in industry. Current PhD Supervisions - Mohammed Abdulsattar - Elis Davies - Hassan Alabdrabalameer

Journal Article

Wheat straw bio-refining. Part II: Optimization of the microwave radiation with sulphuric acid pre-treatment and its enzymatic hydrolysis for fermentable sugars

Festus, O., Skoulou, V. K., & Zein, S. H. (2017). Wheat straw bio-refining. Part II: Optimization of the microwave radiation with sulphuric acid pre-treatment and its enzymatic hydrolysis for fermentable sugars. Current Microwave Chemistry, 4(4), 306-316. doi:10.2174/2213335604666171103123459

Wheat Straw Bio-refining. Part I: Optimization of the Microwave Radiation Process with Sulphuric Acid Pre-treatment

Demirhan, H., Fauzi, A., Skoulou, V. . K., Haywood, S. . . H., & Zein, S. . . H. (2017). Wheat Straw Bio-refining. Part I: Optimization of the Microwave Radiation Process with Sulphuric Acid Pre-treatment. Current Microwave Chemistry, 4(3), doi:10.2174/2213335604666170719113659. ISSN 2213-3356

Wheat Straw Bio-refining. Part I: Optimization of the Microwave Radiation Process with Sulphuric Acid Pre-treatment

Demirhan, H., Fauzi, A., Skoulou, V., Haywood, S., & Zein, S. H. (2017). Wheat Straw Bio-refining. Part I: Optimization of the Microwave Radiation Process with Sulphuric Acid Pre-treatment. Current Microwave Chemistry, 4(3), (205-218). doi:10.2174/2213335604666170719113659. ISSN 2213-3356

Characterization of rice husk-based catalyst prepared via conventional and microwave carbonisation

Touhami, D., Zhu, Z., Balan, W. S., Janaun, J., Haywood, S., & Zein, S. (2017). Characterization of rice husk-based catalyst prepared via conventional and microwave carbonisation. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 5(3), 2388-2394. doi:10.1016/j.jece.2017.04.020

Nanocarbons from acid pretreated waste coffee grounds using microwave radiation

Zein, S. H., Gyamera, B. A., & Skoulou, V. K. (2017). Nanocarbons from acid pretreated waste coffee grounds using microwave radiation. Materials letters, 193, 46-49. doi:10.1016/j.matlet.2017.01.100