Gaanty Pragas Maniam
Industrial Chemistry - Assoc. Prof. / Director of Central Laboratory
My research focus is in the areas of renewable energy, particularly biodiesel, and heterogeneous catalyst. Feedstocks are diverse from neat to waste, including waste oils and animal fats while catalysts are from waste sources from shells and ash, to name few. The ultimate goal is to produce methyl esters to be blended with petro-diesel targeted to fuel diesel engine. The research output has significant contributions to our National Biofuel Policy and globally for greener and sustainable energy.