Dr. Abdullah obtained his Ph.D from Universiti Putra Malaysia in Malaysia. He is an Associate Professor/Researcher/Lecturer, at the Institute of Marine Biotechnology in Universiti Malaysia Terengganu and a member of the International Association of Advanced Materials in Sweden.
Dr. Abdullah's major research interests are understanding the dynamics between environmental factors and cell physiological responses in terms of cell growth, biochemicals/metabolites production, genes expression and specific enzymic induction or repression in microbial, algae and plant cell systems, synthesis and characterization of nanoparticles for slow release and targeted drug delivery to cancer cells, integrated bioenergy and environmental remediation based on the biorefinery concept and cell culture engineering with enhanced productivity and recovery of biocompounds in large-scale bioreactor systems, Biomaterials science and engineering for the development of value-added composite materials, and the eco-friendly biomaterials extraction, characterization and utilization, and bio-chemical sensor modified with eco-friendly and low cost materials for enhanced sensitivity of heavy metal ions and biomolecules detection using voltammetric analyses and CMOS-MEMS technology platform.
Dr. Abdullah have published more than 170 articles in international and national refereed journals, book chapters, conference proceedings and technical reports, and presented in more than 30 international and national conferences as invited or oral speakers, with 4 patents pending. He has also have reviewed more than 300 submitted manuscripts to journals and conferences and have been a regular reviewer for publishers such as Elsevier and Taylor and Francis.
With these more than 20 years academic and research journey, Dr. Abdullah have been awarded with the International Association of Advanced Materials Scientist Medal 2017, Sweden; and the Teaching Excellence Award 2015 for “Health, Safety and Environment as the basis for innovative T, R, D, C & E on Sustainability” by the Association for the Advancement of Biodiversity Science (AABS), India.