My name is Hadi Nur, a professor at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) and an adjunct professor at Universitas Negeri Malang (UM). Currently, my family and I enjoy living in Johor Bahru.

I spend almost all my time on campus in my laboratory to discuss scientific research with my students besides doing administrative work in the official office as a Director of Ibnu Sina Institute for Scientific and Industrial Research at UTM. I am also one of the initiators of Indonesia-Malaysia Research Consortium (I'MRC).

Currently, I am serving as the Editor-in-Chief for Malaysian Journal of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, Associate Editor for Catalysis and Photocatalysis, Frontiers in Chemistry, Associate Editor for Catalytic Engineering, Frontiers in Chemical Engineering, Regional Managing Editor for Asia-Pacific for Bulletin of Chemical Reaction Engineering & Catalysis, and Editor for Jurnal Teknologi.

I am interested in higher education philosophy and eager to know the meaning of it all. I almost wrote all my activities and thoughts, and all can be searched on this website. I can be reached easily online.
Hadi Nur - Curriculum Vitae [PDF] (Last updated on November 5, 2019)

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“The best of people are those that bring the most benefit to the rest of mankind.”
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Umur yang kedua kali

Nasehat Buya Hamka yang sangat dalam:

“Sebelum engkau mati, peliharalah sebutan dirimu yang akan dikenang orang dari pada dirimu karena kenangan atas ketika hidup kamu itu adalah umur yang kedua kali bagi manusia. Banyak orang yang setelah dimasukkan ke dalam kubur, namun sebutan orang tadi keluar dari kuburnya, tiap hari dia keluar, setahun, dua tahun, seratus tahun, malah ada yang beribu tahun. Nabi kita, Muhammad Shallallahu Alaihi Wasallam umurnya cuma 64 tahun, tapi sampai sekarang sudah 1400 tahun masih seperti kemarin saja, hidup beliau menjadi sebutan siang malam. Inilah maksud yang dikatakan orang sesudah mati dia hidup kembali …”

Selamat datang mahasiswa baru

Sebagai penasehat Persatuan Pelajar Indonesia di UTM saya perlu memberikan nasehat kepada mereka yang memulai kuliah di UTM pada bulan Februari ini. Lebih dari 700 mahasiswa dari Indonesia yang sekarang kuliah di UTM.

You to Me Are Everything

The real things

I would take the stars
Out of the sky for you
Stop the rain from falling
If you asked me to
I’d do anything for you
Your wish is my command
I could move a mountain when
Your hand is in my hand
Words cannot express
How much you mean to me
There must be some other way
To make you see
If it takes my heart and soul
You know I’d pay the price
Everything that I possess
I’d gladly sacrifice
Oh you to me are everything
The sweetest song
That I could sing
Oh baby, oh baby
To you I guess
I’m just a clown
Who picks you up
Each time you’re down
Oh baby, oh baby
You give me just
A taste of love to
Build my hopes upon
You know you got
The power boy
To keep me holding on
So now you got
The best of me
Come on and
Take the rest of me
Oh baby
Though you’re close to me
We seem so far apart

Seminar Series 78: Prof. Dr. Hadi Nur

Event date and time: 13 February 2020 (Thursday) – 10.00 – 11.00 a.m.

Event location: Al-Dinawari Seminar Hall, Block T02, Faculty of Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Some experiences to correlate structure and properties in heterogeneous catalysts design 

Hadi Nur 

Ibnu Sina Institute for Scientific and Industrial Research, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 UTM Skudai, Johor, Malaysia


In this fast-changing time, the development of high performance and conceptually innovative catalytic processes is crucial for chemical industries. It is generally accepted that heterogeneous catalysis is an important process to synthesize useful organic products. Here, an attempt will be made to introduce several catalytic reactions in order to design a better catalyst through chemical design. The catalytic reactions that will be discussed are oxidation and acid catalysis and photocatalysis by solid catalysts. These works are classified into six classes, namely phase-boundary catalysis, acid catalysis, oxidation catalyst, bifunctional catalyst, photocatalyst, and shape controllable synthesis of solid catalyst-assisted by the magnetic field. Hopefully, the structure-catalytic properties of these several designs of the heterogeneous catalytic system may assist in the further search for novel approaches to heterogeneous catalysis for an environmentally-benign transformation of biomass and organic compounds. However, the demonstration of the structure–photocatalytic and –catalytic activities relationship remains a challenge today.