CURRICULUM VITAE
  • Name : SARANI BT. ZAKARIA
  • Qualifications :

    PhD in Pulp and Paper Technology, UMIST, United Kingdom, 1994

    MSc in PUlp and Paper Technology, UMIST, United Kingdon, 1991

    BSc (Hons) in Chemistry, Bishop's University, Quebec, Canada, 1987

    Diploma (Grade 13-Hons)- Welland Centennial Secondary School,

                                                   Niagara Education Board, Canada, 1983

  • Specialisation :
     

    Lignocellulose Composites Material include:

    i. Pulp and Paper Technology

    Intelligent paper and Smart Ink

    ii. Wood Composites Technology

    iii. Chemical Modification Of Lignocellulosic Materials and other Renewable Resources                         i. Pulp and Paper Technology 

  • Areas of Research :

    Lignocellulose Composites Material include:

    i. Pulp and Paper Technology

    Intelligent paper- magnetic paper

    Coating

    Pulping

    Recycle –Deinking

    Wet End chemistry- Sizing and Wet Strength

    Colloids Whemistry

    Chemical Modification of Paper

     

    ii. Wood Composites Technology

    Wood Plastic Composites

     Panels Products

     

    iii. Chemical Modification Of Lignocellulosic Materials and other Renewable Resources                                                                  

    Liquefaction

    Adhesives and Coating

    Polyurethane (foam, adhesives and coating)

    Cellulose Derivatives, Chitosan Derivatives and Palm Oil

     

                                             

     

  • Current Projects and Grants :
     

     

    No

     

    Title

     

    Place             

     

    Status            

                 Funding

     

    1

     

     

     

     

     

    Utilization of Oil Palm Fiber for Manufacturing of Composites Material                                                                

     

     

     

    UKM

     

     

     

     

     

    Completed

    Project Leader

     

     

     

     

    UKM Short Term Grant

    S/9/96

    RM10, 000

     

    2

     

     

     

     

    Fabricating of Bio-Composites Material Using Chemically Modified Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunch Fiber

     

    UKM

     

     

     

     

    Completed

    1st. June 1999 till 30th.May 2001

    Project Leader

     

    UKM Short Term Grant

    S/3/98

    RM22, 000

     

    3

     

     

     

     

    Functional Material: Advanced Carbon Product from Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunch

     

     

    UKM

     

     

     

     

    Completed

    Jan ’99 till

    Dis’00

    Researcher    

     

    IRPA

    09-02-02-0070

    RM173, 000

     

    4

     

     

     

     

    Fabrication of Chemically Modified Natural Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites and Adhesives

     

    UKM

     

     

     

     

    Completed

    Jan’00 till

    Dec’02

    Project Leader

             

    IRPA

    03-02-02-0051

    RM252, 000

     

    5

     

     

     

     

    Development of environmentally-friendly polyurethane foam based on RBD Palm Kernel Oil

     

    UKM

     

     

     

     

    Completed

    Start: April’00-

    Dec 2003

    Researcher

       

     

    FELDA

    RM285, 000

     

     

     

    6

     

     

     

    Preparation of Magnetic Paper Making Fiber and Magnetic Fiber Reinforce Thermoplastic

     

    UKM

     

     

     

    Completed

    Start-Oct’00-

    Dec 2003

    Project Leader

     

    IRPA

    09-02-02-0143

    RM193500

     

    7

     

     

     

     

    Development of environmentalally friendly polyurethane foam based in RBD palm Kernel Oil and Empty Fruit Bunch

     

     

    UKM

     

     

     

     

    Completed

    Start Oct 00

    Key Researcher

     

     

     

     

    IRPA

    09-02-02-0144

     

     

     

     

    No

     

    Title

     

    Place

     

    Status

     

    Funding

     

    8

     

     

     

    UV Curing of Polymeric Coating Material on Copper Plate

     

    UKM

     

    Completed

    Start:August 2000

    Project Leader

     

    UCB

    RM15, 000

     

    8

     

     

     

     

    Thermal and mechanical characterization of liquid photoresist

     

     

    UKM

     

     

     

     

    Completed

    Start:August 2001

    Project Leader

     

     

    UCB

    RM15,000

     

     

     

    9

     

     

     

     

    Surface Characterisation of certain plastics known to be difficult to coat

     

     

    UKM

     

     

     

     

    Completed

    Start:August 2001

    Project Leader

     

     

    UCB

    RM10,000

     

     

     

    10

     

     

     

     

    Specific application of advanced carbon product from fibre of oil palm bunch

     

    UKM

     

    In progress

    Start 1/12/01- 31/12/04

    Key Researcher

     

    IRPA 09-02-02-0022-EA077

    RM183,000

     

    11

     

     

    Environmental Friendly Polyol from lignocellulose materials

     

    UKM

     

    In Progress

    Start: June 2004

    (2 years)

    Project Leader

     

     

    UKM Short term grant

    ST-008-2004

    RM10,000 (first year)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Selected Publications :
     

    1.      Sarani Zakaria, Hazira Hamzah, Julie Andrianny Murshidi and Mohamad Deraman, 2001 : Chemical Modification on Lignocellulosic Polymeric Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunch For Advanced Material, Advances in Polymer Technology 20(4), 289-295 WIN 2001

    2.      Sarani Zakaria, Lee Kok Poh, 2002, Polystyrene-Benzoylated EFB Reinforced Composites, Polymer Plastic s Technology and Engineering , vol 41(5), pg 951-962,

    3.      M. Deraman, R. Omar, S. Zakaria, I.R Mustapa, M. Talib, N. Alias, R. Jaafar, 2002: Electrical and Mechanical Properties of Carbon Pellets from Acid (HNO3) Treated Self-Adhesives Carbon Grain from Oil Palm Empty Fruit Bunch, Journal of Material Science, 37, pg 3329-3335

    4.      J.K. Sameni, S.H. Ahmad and S. Zakaria, 2002: Effect of Processing parameters and Graft-copoly(propylene/maleic anhydride) on mechanical properties of thermoplastic natural rubber composites reinforced with rubber wood fibres. Plastics , Rubber and Composites , Vol 31, No 4, pg 162-166 

    5.      J.K Sameni, S.H. Ahmad and S. Zakaria, 2003 : Performance of Rubberwood Fiber-Thermoplastic Natural Rubber Composites, Polymers-Plastics Technology and Engineering, Vol 42(1), pg 139-152

    6.      J.K Sameni, S.H. Ahmad and S. Zakaria, 2003 : Mechanical Properties of Kenaf Thermoplastic Natural Rubber Composites. Polymers-Plastics Technology and Engineering, Vol 42(3), pg 345-355

    7.      J.K Sameni, S.H Ahmad, S.Zakaria, 2003, Performance of Rubberwood Fibre-Thermoplastic Natural Rubber Composites, Polymer Plastic Technology and Engineering, 42(1), pg 139-152 

    8.      J.K Sameni, S.H Ahmad, S. Zakaria, 2003, Mechanical Properties of Kenaf-Thermoplastic Natural Rubber Composites, Polymer-Plastic Technology and Engineering, 42(3), 345-355

    9.      K.C Liew, Jalaludin Harun, Sarani Zakaria, Mohd. Nor Mohd. Yusuf, K.N. Law, 2003, Confocal Images of Unbeaten and Beaten Fibres of Acacia Auriculiformis and Mixed Tropical Hardwood Commercial Pulp, Journal of Tropical Forest Products, 9(1&2) : 145-152.

    10.  Mohamad Deraman, Marina Talib, Izan Roshawaty Mustapa, Ramli Omar, Sarani Zakaria and Azhar Azmi, 2004: Hardness and microstructure of Carbon Pallets From Self- adhesives Pyropolymer Prepared From Acid and Alkaline Treated Oil Palm Bunch, Advances in Polymer Technology , 23(1), 51-58

    11.  J.K Sameni, S.H. Ahmad and S. Zakaria, 2004: Influence of MAPE on the Performance of Wood Fiber-Thermoplastic Natural Rubber Composites. Advanced in Polymer Technology, 23(1), 18-23

    12.  S. Zakaria, 2004, Development of Wet Strength Paper with Dianhydride and Diacid, Material Chemistry and Physics, 88 , 239-243

    13.  S. Zakaria, Ong Boon Hoong, TGM van de Ven, 2004, Lumen Loading Magnetic Paper 1: Flocculation . Colloids and Surfaces, A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects , 251, 1-4 

    14.  S. Zakaria, O.B. Hoong, TGM van de Ven, Lumen Loading Magnetic Paper: Mechanism and Kinetic . Colloids and Surfaces, A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects , 251, 31-36

    15.  S. Zakaria, Ong B.H, S.H Ahmad, M. Abdullah and T. Yamauchi, 2005, Preparation of Lumen loaded Kenaf Pulp with Magnetite (Fe3O4), Material Chemistry and Physics , 89,216-220

     

  • Contact Information :
    - Address
      SCHOOL OF APPLIED PHYSICS
      FACULTY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
      Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
      43600 UKM Bangi
      Selangor
      Malaysia
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      60-3-89213261
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      60-3-89292415/89256086
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