Dr Nasir Mohammed Amro Al Lagtah


Assistant Professor
School of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Nasir Mohammed Amro Al Lagtah

Dr Nasir's recent research interests are in the field of further valorisation of lignin residue (biorefinery byproduct). One of these interests is the production of functionalised materials (e.g. catalysts; nanotubes) from lignin for energy, environmental and pharmaceutical applications.

He has worked with Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES) on the production of catalysts from lignin through conventional and novel (ultrasound, microwave) methods. ICES is part of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), which is the lead agency for fostering world-class scientific research in Singapore. 


Nasir M.A. Al Lagtah, Sagheer A. Onaizi, Ahmad B. Albadarin, Fadi A. Ghaith, Mutasim I. Nour (2019). Techno-economic analysis of the effects of heat integration and different carbon capture technologies on the performance of coal-based IGCC power plants. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, Vol. 7, Issue 6, 103471. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jece.2019.103471.

Fadi A. Ghaith, Fadi S. Al Shakhshir, Mutasim Nour, Nasir Al Lagtah (2017). Thermal Performance of an Integrated Earth-Air Tunnel System with Building’s External Wall in UAE. International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology (IJERT), Vol. 6, Issue 07, 206218.

Nasir M. A. Al Lagtah, Mohammad N. M. Ahmad, Ahmad B. Albadarin (2017). The extent of change in the physicochemical characteristics and pollutants sequestration of date palm stones after microemulsion modification. Desalination and Water Treatment, 71, 244-260. DOI: 10.5004/dwt.2017.20516.

Sagheer A. Onaizi, M.S. Nasser, Nasir M.A. Al-Lagtah (2016). Benchmarking the Selfassembly of Surfactin Biosurfactant at the Liquid-Air Interface to those of Synthetic Surfactants. Journal of Surfactants and Detergents, 19, 645-652. DOI: 10.1007/s11743-0161796-9.

Nasir M.A. Al-Lagtah, Ala’a H. Al-Muhtaseb, Mohammad N.M. Ahmad, Yousef Salameh (2016). Chemical and physical characteristics of optimal synthesised activated carbons from grass-derived sulfonated lignin versus commercial activated carbons. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 225, 504-514. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.micromeso.2016.01.043.

Sagheer A. Onaizi, M.S. Nasser, Nasir M.A. Al-Lagtah (2015). Self-assembly of a surfactin nanolayer at solid-liquid and air-liquid interfaces. European Biophysics Journal. Available online 11 July 2015. DOI: 10.1007/s00249-015-1099-5.

Sagheer A. Onaizi, M.S. Nasser, Nasir M.A. Al-Lagtah (2015). Adsorption of an anionic surfactant at air-liquid and different solid-liquid interfaces from solutions containing high counter-ion concentration. Colloid and Polymer Science, 293(10), 2891-2899. DOI 10.1007/s00396-015-3694-5.

Nasir M.A. Al-Lagtah, Ala’a H. Al-Muhtaseb, Mohammad N.M. Ahmad, Yousef Salameh (2015). Elaboration and characterisation of novel low-cost adsorbents from grass-derived sulphonated lignin. Arabian Journal of Chemistry. Available online 2 July 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.arabjc.2015.06.033.

Nasir M.A. Al-Lagtah, Sultan Al-Habsi and Sagheer A. Onaizi (2015). Optimization and performance improvement of Lekhwair natural gas sweetening plant using Aspen HYSYS. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 26, 367-381. doi:10.1016/j.jngse.2015.06.030.

A.B. Albadarin, A.H. Al-Muhtaseb A.H., N.A. Al-laqtah, G.M. Walker, S.J. Allen and M.N.M. Ahmad (2011). Biosorption of toxic chromium from aqueous phase by lignin: mechanism, effect of other metal ions and salts. Chemical Engineering Journal, 169(1-3), 20-30.

Y. Salameh, N. Al-Lagtah, M.N.M. Ahmad, S.J. Allen and G.M. Walker (2010). Kinetic and thermodynamic investigations on arsenic adsorption onto dolomitic sorbents. Chemical Engineering Journal, 160 (2), 440-446.

Mohammad A. Al-Ghouti, Juiki Li, Yousef Salamh, Nasir Al-Laqtah, Gavin Walker and Mohammad N.M. Ahmad (2010). Adsorption mechanisms of removing heavy metals and dyes from aqueous solution using date pits solid adsorbent. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 176(13), 510-520.

F.S. Mjalli, S. Al-Asheh, F. Banat, N. Al-Lagtah (2005). Representation of Adsorption Data for the Isopropanol-Water System using Neural Network Techniques. Chemical Engineering and Technology, 28(12), 1529-1539.

S. Al-Asheh, F. Banat, N. Al-Lagtah (2004). Separation of ethanol water mixtures using molecular sieves and biobased adsorbents. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 82(A7), 855-864.

F. Banat, S. Al-Asheh, N. Al-Lagtah (2003). Adsorptive distillation using molecular sieves and low-cost biobased adsorbents for the break of isopropanol-water mixture azeotrope. Adsorption Science and Technology, 21(9), 821-830.