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Dr. Muhammad Rafiq Mirza bin Julaihi

BEng (Hons) (IIUM) MEng PhD (Hokkaido University, Japan) Grad. BEM, Grad. EAust, MJSAP

Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Science

Office No:+60 82 260 907
Fax No:+60 82 260 813
Room No: E615, Building E, FECS
Email: mjulaihi@swinburne.edu.my
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Dr. Muhammad Rafiq Mirza bin Julaihi obtained his Bachelor of Science in Materials Engineering in 2008 at International Islamic University Malaysia, Master of Engineering in 2012, and Doctor of Philosophy in Quantum Science and Engineering in 2015 at Hokkaido University, Japan. His Ph.D. dissertation topic was on the photocatalytic effect of stainless steel nanoparticles on water-borne textile dye. During his graduate studies he also worked as a research assistant for the Hitachi Research Laboratory in Tsukuba, Japan. He joined Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak as a Lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering, Computing, and Science in August 2016.

His research interests include optimization of metallic nanomaterials production using solution plasma, fabrication of functional devices from nanomaterials, and development of self-cleaning coatings.

Research Interests

  • Production of metallic nanomaterials;
  • Fabrication of nanoparticles-based solar cells;
  • Self-cleaning coating;
  • Optimization of nanomaterials production using solution plasma;

Professional Memberships

  • Graduate Member, Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), Malaysia
  • Chartered Engineer and Member, Engineers Australia
  • Member, Japanese Society of Applied Physics

PhD/Master by Research Opportunities

Potential research higher degree candidates are welcome to enquire about postgraduate opportunities in the areas listed above. Please e-mail mjulaihi@swinburne.edu.my for more information.


  • Best Paper Award, “Submerged Glow-Discharge Plasma: An Economical Approach to Convert Construction Scrap Metal into Nanomaterials”, CENVIRON 2017, Penang, Malaysia
  • Best Presentation Award, “Effect of Electrolyte Concentration During Solution Plasma on Copper Nanoparticle Size”, ICIET 2018, Kuching, Malaysia
  • First Prize (Shell Design Challenge Award), “Crashworthiness and aerodynamic optimization of prototype FSAE through biomimetic approach”, Innovate Malaysia 2019, Penang, Malaysia.


  • Yeo Lip Siang and Muhammad Rafiq Mirza bin Julaihi (2020) Magnetic ferrous fluid in application of microplastic extraction, ENCON 2020 057-063, accepted manuscript
  • Velisia Chandra Gunawan, Muhammad Rashid bin Shamsuddin, Noor Hanani bin Mat Isa and Muhammad Rafiq Mirza bin Julaihi (2020) Performance analysis of effective microorganisms on chicken manure composting, Science, Engineering and Health Studies 2020, 14(2), 132-140
  • Bill Yii Wei Ming, Bernard Liew Yang Yang and Muhammad Rafiq Mirza bin Julaihi, Study on size control of TiO2 nanoparticles synthesized using solution plasma process, IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering 943 (2020) 012009, doi:10.1088/1757-899X/943/1/012009
  • Mahavir S Ranjit, Bernard Yang Yang Liew and Muhammad Rafiq Mirza Julaihi (2019) Manipulation of Electrolyte Concentration and Cathode Morphology to Control the size of the Carbon Nanoparticles, IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering 943 (2020) 012007, doi:10.1088/1757-899X/943/1/012007
  • Bernard Yang Yang Liew, Mahavir S Ranjit and Muhammad Rafiq Mirza Julaihi (2019) Synthesis and Size Control of Aluminum Nanoparticles using Solution Plasma Process, IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering 943 (2020) 012006, doi:10.1088/1757-899X/943/1/012006
  • C. Tiong, M.K. Ahmad, P.N.Y. Yek, M.R.M. Julaihi, T.S.Y. Moh (2019) Effect of Molarity on Acid-assisted Hydrothermal Routed TiO2 Thin Films, International Journal of Innovative Research in Electrical, Electronics, In