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Dr Juliana Haji Zaini

juliana.zaini@ubd.edu.bn

Lecturer, Faculty of Integrated Technologies

     

     

Dr Juliana Haji Zaini has a doctoral degree in Civil (Geotechnical) Engineering who has recently graduated from Queen’s University Belfast, UK (2012). Her broad knowledge of the main disciplines within civil engineering, environmental research studies, and sustainable development affords her a unique position and flexibility to work in a multidisciplinary setting. Areas of research interests include soil modeling, systems design, renewable energies and environmental engineering. She has been conferred with numerous awards such as best presentation paper award at IACT Joint Conferences 2015, top five research work during YGES 2012, obtained the ‘ICE N.I Geotechnics Award’ and ‘The Hugh Turtle Prize in Civil Engineering’ in 2009.

EDUCATION

PhD Civil (Geotechnical ) Engineering, Queen's University Belfast UK
BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering, Queen's University Belfast UK

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Geotechnical and Structural Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Unsaturated Soils - Clays
Renewable Energies

FUTURE PROJECTS

Experimental Investigation of Bioenergy Properties of Local Microalgae Consortium in Brunei Darussalam

Microalgae has been considered as 3rd generation biofuel sources from last decade owing to its excellent capability of CO2 capture and sequestration, water treatment, prolific growth rate and enormous energy content. Although energy research on microalgae has spread throughout the world, there is very limited to no initiative experimental studies has been performed particularly in Brunei, given into consideration that the weather in Brunei is quite suitable for growing microalgae. The conditions include adequate rainfall, average temperature of 28 ͦC and presence of direct sunlight throughout whole year. The research work will examine the bio-energy potential of native blue-green microalgae consortium. The local species of microalgae will be collected and energy properties will be characterized. Proximate analysis comprises of moisture content, calorific value, volatile matter, ash content and ultimate analysis (C, H, O, N, S) will be demostrated through standard ASTM method. Based on the outcome of microalgae biomass characterization, the study will endeavour to blend the biomass with other type of popular bio-energy producing biomass and generate heat by combustion. The Microalgae is aimed to be as a new source of potential bioenergy feedstock for heat and electricity generation, minimizing atmospheric GHG and supplementary options to excessive fossil fuel applications in Brunei.


Applications Invited
For: PhD/Master
12

Scopus Publications

44

Google Scholar Citations

3

Google Scholar h-index

2

Google Scholar i10-index

Scopus Publications

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

1. A review on proton conducting electrolytes for clean energy and intermediate temperature-solid oxide fuel cells. Hossain, AM Abdalla, SNB Jamain, JH Zaini, AK Azad. (2017) Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 79, 750-764
2. Calorific value analysis of Azadirachta excelsa and endospermum malaccense as potential solid fuels feedstock. Hossain, N., Jalil, R., Mahlia, T.M.I., Zaini, J. (2017) International Journal of Technology, 8(4), pp. 634-643
3. Effects of Wetting on the Soil Fabric of Compacted Clay. Juliana Zaini, Abul Kalam Azad, Saifullah Abu Bakar and Quentin Hoon Nam Cheok. (2015) Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 789-790, pp1166-1170.
4. YSr2Fe3-xCoxO8 as a Potential Cathode Materials for SOFCs. Auji Afiqah binti Mohd. Kamis, Juliana Zaini, Saifullah Abu Bakar, Lim Chee Ming and Abul Kalam Azad. (2015) Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 789-790, pp53-55.
5. Wetting of compacted clays under laterally restrained conditions: initial state, overburden pressure and mineralogy. Sivakumar, V., Zaini, J., Gallipoli, D. and Solan, B. (2015) Géotechnique, Vol. 65 (2), pp. 111-125
6. Effectiveness of filters in reducing consolidation time in routine laboratory testing. Sivakumar, V., Mackinnon, P., Zaini, J, & Cairns, P. (2010) Géotechnique, Vol. 60 (12), pp. 949-956

TOP PUBLICATIONS

1. A review on proton conducting electrolytes for clean energy and intermediate temperature-solid oxide fuel cells. Hossain, AM Abdalla, SNB Jamain, JH Zaini, AK Azad. (2017) Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 79, 750-764
2. Calorific value analysis of Azadirachta excelsa and endospermum malaccense as potential solid fuels feedstock. Hossain, N., Jalil, R., Mahlia, T.M.I., Zaini, J. (2017) International Journal of Technology, 8(4), pp. 634-643
3. Effects of Wetting on the Soil Fabric of Compacted Clay. Juliana Zaini, Abul Kalam Azad, Saifullah Abu Bakar and Quentin Hoon Nam Cheok. (2015) Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 789-790, pp1166-1170.
4. YSr2Fe3-xCoxO8 as a Potential Cathode Materials for SOFCs. Auji Afiqah binti Mohd. Kamis, Juliana Zaini, Saifullah Abu Bakar, Lim Chee Ming and Abul Kalam Azad. (2015) Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 789-790, pp53-55.
5. Wetting of compacted clays under laterally restrained conditions: initial state, overburden pressure and mineralogy. Sivakumar, V., Zaini, J., Gallipoli, D. and Solan, B. (2015) Géotechnique, Vol. 65 (2), pp. 111-125
6. Effectiveness of filters in reducing consolidation time in routine laboratory testing. Sivakumar, V., Mackinnon, P., Zaini, J, & Cairns, P. (2010) Géotechnique, Vol. 60 (12), pp. 949-956

GRANT DETAILS

1. Grant type: CRG, Grant Number: UBD/OVACRI/CRGWG(006)/161201, Project Title: Integrated Solid Oxide Fuel Cell - Biomass System for Electricity and Water Purification, Role: Member, Start Date: 01/12/2016, End Date: 30/11/2019

2. Grant type: FIC RG, Project Title: Experimental Investigation of Bioenergy Properties of Local Microalgae Consortium in Brunei Darussalam, Role: PI, Start Year: 2018/2019

Industry, Institute, or Organisation Collaboration

1. Damit WorleyParsons Engineering Sdn. Bhd.
2. MC BioTech Sdn. Bhd.