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Dr. Paran Gani

School of Biological Sciences


  • PhD Civil Engineering (Environmental) – 2017
  • MEng (Civil) – 2014
  • BEng (Hons) Civil – 2012
  • Dip. Civil – 2007

Teaching and Research Experience:


  • Lecturer (Environmental Tech.), QIU (August 2018-Present)
  • Lab demonstrator, UTHM (March 2017-May 2017)


  • Production of High-grade Hydrocarbon from Microalgae after Phycoremediation of Wastewaters (2014-2017).
  • The Characterisation of Indoor Fungal Contamination at Malaysian Buildings Based on High Humidity in Tropical Climate by Using Molecular Techniques (2016-2017).

Major Research Interests

  • Phycoremediation
  • Microalgae biotechnology
  • Water/wastewater treatment
  • Environmental sustainable development
  • Civil engineering

Teaching Interests

  • Water Pollution and Treatment Technologies.
  • Climate Change: Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation.
  • Renewable Energy Technology.
  • Environmental Impact Assessment.
Research Grant
  • Sustainable Eco-Friendly Plastic Sand Bricks (Internal Grant), Role: Project Leader
  • Enhanced phyto-evaluation of Vetiver grass (Vetiveria zizanioides (Linn.) Nash in highly contaminated As-Cr metals soil conditions in Malaysia (FRGS), Role: Project Member
Committee involvement

Independent reviewer for international journal as follows:

  • Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, Elsevier.
  • Journal of Water Process Engineering, Elsevier.
  • Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Springer.
  • African Journal of Biotechnology, Academic Journals.
  • 3 Biotech, Springer
  • International Journal of Phytoremediation, Taylor & Francis

Current professional membership as follows:

  • Graduate Engineer (85850A), Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), 2013.
  • Graduate Engineer (56198), Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM), 2013.
  • Membership (214759), International Association of Engineers (IAENG), 2018.
  • Membership (1904002), International Association of Educators and Researchers (IAER), 2019
  1. Ajayan, K. V., Harilal, C. C., & Gani, P. (2019). Performance of reflector coated LED Bio-box on the augmentation of growth and lipid production in aerophytic trebouxiophyceaen algae Coccomyxa sp. Algal research38, 101401.
  2. Sunar, N. M., Abdullah, N. F. N., Gani, P. A., Peralta, H. M. M., & Khalid, A. (2019). Potential of Biofuel from Extraction of Microalgae Biomass via Domestic Wastewater Phycoremediation. Fuel, Mixture Formation and Combustion Process1(1).
  3. Hubadillah, S. K., Othman, M. H. D., Gani, P., Ismail, A. F., Rahman, M. A., & Jaafar, J. (2018, May). A green membrane distillation system for seawater desalination: Response surface modelling and optimization. In IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering (Vol. 361, No. 1, p. 012011). IOP Publishing.
  4. Apandi, N., Mohamed, R. M. S. R., Al-Gheethi, A., Latiffi, A., Arifin, S. N. H., & Gani, P. (2018, April). Phycoremediation of heavy metals in wet market wastewater. In IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (Vol. 140, No. 1, p. 012017). IOP Publishing.
  5. P Gani, NM Sunar, H Matias-Peralta, RMSR Mohamed, AAA Latiff, UK Parjo: Extraction of hydrocarbons from freshwater green microalgae (Botryococcus sp.) biomass after phycoremediation of domestic wastewater. International Journal of Phytoremediation. 2017 19(7) 679-685.
  6. P Gani, NM Sunar, H Matias-Peralta, AAA Latiff: Effect of pH and Alum Dosage on the Efficiency of Microalgae Harvesting via Flocculation Technique. International Journal of Green Energy. 2017 14(4) 395-399.
  7. P Gani, NM Sunar, H Matias-Peralta, SS Jamaian, AAA Latiff: Effects of different culture conditions on the phycoremediation efficiency of domestic wastewater. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering. 2016 4(4A) 4744-4753.
  8. P Gani, NM Sunar, H Matias-Peralta, Ab AAA Latiff, SFZ Fuzi: Growth of Microalgae Botryococcus sp. in Domestic Wastewater and Application of Statistical Analysis for the Optimisation of Flocculation Using Alum and Chitosan. Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology. 2017 47(4) 333-341.
  9. P Gani, NM Sunar, H Matias-Peralta, AAA Latiff, ARA Razak: Influence of Initial Cell Concentrations on the Growth Rate and Biomass Productivity of Microalgae in Domestic Wastewater. Applied Ecology and Environmental Research. 2016 14(2) 399-409.
  10. N Apandi, RMSR Mohamed, A Al-Gheethi, P Gani, A Ibrahim, AHM Kassim: Scenedesmus Biomass Productivity and Nutrient Removal from Wet Market Wastewater, A Bio-kinetic Study. Waste and Biomass Valorization. 2018 (May 2018) 1-18.
  11. SK Hubadillah, Z Harun, MHD Othman, AF Ismail, WNW Salleh, H Basri, MZ Yunos, P Gani. Preparation and characterization of low cost porous ceramic membrane support from kaolin using phase inversion/sintering technique for gas separation: Effect of kaolin content and non-solvent coagulant bath. Chemical Engineering Research and Design. 2016 112(Aug) 24-35.
  12. SK Hubadillah, Z Harun, MHD Othman, AF Ismail, P Gani. Effect of kaolin particle size and loading on the characteristics of kaolin ceramic support prepared via phase inversion technique. Journal of Asian Ceramic Societies. 2016 4(2) 164-177.
  13. SK Hubadillah, Z Harun, MHD Othman, AF Ismail, Y Iwamoto, Ma Rahman, J Jaafar, P Gani, MN Mohd Sokri. Effect of fabrication parameters on physical properties of metakaolin-based ceramic hollow fibre membrane (CHFM). Ceramics International. 2016 42(14) 15547-15558.
  14. P Gani, NM Sunar, H Matias-Peralta, AAA Latiff, UK Parjo, Z Embong, A Khalid, SAA Tajudin: The potential of biodiesel production from Botryococcus sp. biomass after phycoremediation of domestic and industrial wastewater. IOP Conference Series Materials Science and Engineering. 2016 160:012048.
  15. P Gani, NM Sunar, H Matias-Peralta, AAA Latiff: Application of Phycoremediation Technology in the Treatment of Food Processing Wastewater by Freshwater Microalgae Botryococcus sp. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences. 2016 11(11) 7288-7292.
  16. P Gani, NM Sunar, H Matias-Peralta, AAA Latiff, UK Parjo and AA Oyekanmi: Green approach in the Bio-removal of heavy metals from wastewaters. MATEC Web of Conferences. 2017 103:06007.
  17. P Gani, NM Sunar, HM Matias-Peralta, AAA Latiff, NS Kamaludin, UK Parjo, Q Emparan, CM Er: Experimental Study for Phycoremediation of Botryococcus sp. on Greywater. Applied Mechanics and Materials. 2015773-774:1312-1317.
  18. P Gani, NM Sunar, HM Matias-Peralta, AAA Latiff, ITK Joo, UK Parjo, Q Emparan, CM Er: Phycoremediation of Dairy Wastewater by Using Green Microlgae: Botryococcus Sp.. Applied Mechanics and Materials. 2015773-774:1318-1323.
  19. P Gani, NM Sunar, H Matias-Peralta, AAA Latiff: Screening of Sustainable Hydrocarbon Extracted from Microalgae via Phycoremediation. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences. 201611(12) 7431-7436.
  20. P Gani, NM Sunar, H Matias-Peralta, AAA Latiff, UK Parjo, ARA Razak: Phycoremediation of Wastewaters and Potential Hydrocarbon from Microalgae: A Review. Advances in Environmental Biology. 20159(20) 1-8.
  21. ARA Razak, NM Sunar, NA Alias, P Gani, M Subramaniam: Physiochemicals and Heavy Metal Removal from Domestic Wastewater via Phycoremediation. MATEC Web of Conferences. 2016 47.
  22. SS Jamaian, NM Bakeri, NM Sunar, P GaniA Verhulst model for microalgae Botryococcus sp. growth and nutrient removal in wastewater. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 24TH NATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES: Mathematical Sciences Exploration for the Universal Preservation; 08/2017, DOI:10.1063/1.4995886.
  23. N Apandi, RMSR Mohamed, A Al-Gheethi, H Ariffin, P GaniPhycoremediation of Heavy Metals in Wet Market Wastewater. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science 140(11) 010217.
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