Hadi Nur was born on the 6th of May 1969. He is specialized in advanced materials and heterogeneous catalysis. His main field in undergraduate and graduate studies was in chemistry and materials engineering at the Institut Teknologi Bandung. He obtained his B.S. and M.Eng. (cum laude) degrees in 1992 and 1995, respectively. Shortly after that, he continued his postgraduate studies in zeolite chemistry at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) as he received his Ph.D. degree in 1998. His postdoctoral studies started with a year as a UTM Postdoctoral Fellow, and with two years as a Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellow at Catalysis Research Center (CRC), Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan. He continued there as a Center of Excellence (COE) Visiting Researcher at CRC for half a year. In May 2002, he joined the Ibnu Sina Institute for Fundamental Science Studies, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He was a visiting scientist at the Institute for Heterogeneous Materials Systems, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin for Materials and Energy, Germany from July to September 2015. Currently, he is a full professor at UTM. He has supervised many postgraduate students studying for Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in heterogeneous catalysis and advanced materials, for example, zeolite chemistry and catalysis, photocatalysis, semiconductor nanoparticle-polymer composite, bifunctional oxidative, and acidic catalysts and phase-boundary catalysis. Currently, he and his family enjoy living in Johor Bahru area and are glad that they made the move.

Although I work as a professor, academic achievement is not my final target; the most important thing of my life is to be a good person and give a positive impact on the lives of others.


  • Professor and Director
    Centre for Sustainable Nanomaterials, Ibnu Sina Institute for Scientific and Industrial Research, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia [website][inaugural lecture]
  • Adjunct Professor
    Universitas Negeri Malang, Indonesia [website][inaugural lecture]
  • Editorial Board
    Editor-in-Chief, Malaysian Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences [website]
    Associate Editor for Catalysis and Photocatalysis, Frontiers in Chemistry [website]