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CURRICULUM VITAE
PERSONAL DETAILS

Name
  Dr. Azizah Binti Mainal
Designation
  Senior Lecturer
Department
  Department of Chemistry
Faculty
  Faculty of Science
Tel. No. (Office)
  03 - 79674399
E-mail Address
  azizah_mainal@um.edu.my
ResearcherID Link
  http://www.researcherid.com/rid/B-2781-2010
Address(Office)
  Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification), (Institution).
Doctoral Degree (PhD), SOUTHAMPTON UNIVERSITY, UK (Kimia Spektroskopi)
MSC, UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA (UM)
BSC, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, ANN ARBOR

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION/MEMBERSHIP
(Organisation), (Role), (Year), (Level).

International Liquid Crystal Society, Member, 2012, (International)

ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY, Members (Mrsc), 2006, (International)

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role), (Level), (Start date),(End Date).


Committee Member for the preparation of the Department of Chemistry Prospectus 2014, Department Of Chemistry, Faculty Of Science, 20-Feb-14

Chairperson for M.Sc. Candidature Defence, Department Of Chemistry, Faculty Of Science, 17-Apr-12

Ahli Jawatankuasa Akreditasi RSC bagi program Sarjana Muda Sains (Kimia) dan Sarjana Muda Sains (Kimia Gunaan), Department Of Chemistry, Faculty Of Science, 11-Nov-11

Library Liaison Officer (Chemistry), Department Of Chemistry, Faculty Of Science, 01-Nov-11 - 01-Nov-12

Coordinator for Buku Panduan Fakulti Sains (Jabatan Kimia), Department Of Chemistry, Faculty Of Science, 01-Nov-11 - 01-Nov-12

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
(Area).

Material Sciences, Advanced Materials (liquid crystals, biomaterials, time-resolved deuterium NMR studies)

RECENT SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
(Publication).
 
Article In Academic Journals
 
2014

Zulkifli AZS, Kamarudin MA, Mainal A, Said SM. Conductivity Studies on the effect of a nematic liquid crystal on polyvinyl alcohol-based electrolytes. Advanced Materials Research (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
2013

Conductivity Studies on the Effect of a Nematic Liquid Crystal on Polyvinyl Alcohol-based, Proceedings of The International Conference on Solid State Science & Technology (accepted) 
 
2010

Esam A. El-Hefian,Elham S. Elgannoudi, Azizah Mainal, Abdul Hamid Yahya, 2009. Characterization of Chitosan in Acetic Acid: Rheological and Thermal Studies. Turk. J. Chem. 34: 47-56. (ISI-Cited Publication)

Shah Bakhtiar Nasir. Zanariah Abdullah, Azizah Mainal, Zainal A. Fairuz, Sek Weng Ng and Edward R.T. Tiekink, 2-(4-Methoxyphenoxy)pyrazine, Acta Cryst, 2010, E66, o 2303 (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
2004

R. Martin-Rapun, M. Marcos, A. Omenat, J. L. Serrano, G. R. Luckhurst, A. Mainal, 2004. Poly(Propyleneimine) Liquid Crystal Codendrimers Bearing Laterally And Terminally Attached Promesogenic Groups. Chem. Mater. 16:4969. (ISI-Cited Publication)

L. Pastor, J. Barbera, M. Mckenna, M. Marcos, R. Martin-Rapun, J. L. Serrano, G. R. Luckhurst, A. Mainal, 2004. End-On And Side-On Nematic Liquid Crystal Dendrimers. Macromolecules 37:9386. (ISI-Cited Publication)
 
2001

A. Mainal,R. Hashim,K.H. Mahmood. 2001. Molecular Modeling of Some Mono- and Dissacharides. Malaysian Journal of Science 20:77-90. (SCOPUS-Cited Publication)
 
Proceeding
 
1999

A. Mainal, R. Hashim, K. A. Ketuly. 1999. Computer- Aided Design and Molecular Modeling: Carbohydrate Liquid Crystals. Proceedings of the Malaysian Science and Technology Congress Symposium C, New Materials and Information Technology. 
 
Others
 
2007

A. Mainal. 2007. Ph.D. Thesis: Liquid Crystals: Order, Symmetry And Dynamics. University Of Southampton, United Kingdom. 
 
2002

A. Mainal. 2002. M.Sc. Thesis: Glycolipids Chemistry: Synthesis and Computational Studies. Department of Chemistry, University of Malaya. 

AREAS OF RESEARCH
(Project title), (Role), (From)-(Until), (Source), (Level).

Chitosan/Liquid Crystals Thin Films: Fundamental Studies and Applications, Principal Investigator(PI), 2011-2014, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), National

2H NMR Investigations of Thermotropic Biaxial Nematic Phase, Principal Investigator(PI), 2009-2012, Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG), National

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
(Name of Award), (Awarding Institution), (Year Awarded), (Level).

2nd Year Postgraduate Poster Day (Merck 2nd Prize), University of Southampton, 2004, (UNIVERSITY)

American Top Universities (ATU) Scholarship (1993-1998), Public Service Department , 1993, (NATIONAL)

PRESENTATIONS
(Title), (Event), (Date Presented), (Organiser), (Level).
 
Oral

The Curious Orientational Ordering of Triptycene, British Liquid Crystals Society Annual Conference, University of Exeter, UK, 22 Mar 2005 to 24 Mar 2005
 
Poster

Adsorption of Methylene blue onto Chitosan-Based Activated Carbon: Isotherm and Kinetic Studies, 5th UM-NUS-CU Trilateral Mini Symposium, 11 Feb 2014 to 12 Feb 2014, Department of Chemistry, University of Malaya, (International)

The Phase Biaxiality of a Crystal E Phase via NMR Spectroscopy, I-CAMP Summer SChool on Liquid Crystals, 26 Jun 2013 to 06 Jul 2013

Properties of chitosan films cast from different solvents, The 5th International Conference on X-Rays and Related Techniques in Research and Industry (ICXRI), 09 Jun 2010 to 10 Jun 2010

Study of the effect of Solvent on the Thermal and Morphological Properties of Chitosan Films, Simposium Kimia Analisis Malaysia ke-21 (SKAM-21), Universiti Malaysia Sabah, 24 Nov 2008 to 27 Nov 2008

Study of the effect of dynamic viscosity and pH on the chitosan solution in formic acid, 2nd International Conference for Young Chemists (ICYC), 18 Jun 2008 to 20 Jun 2008

Rheology of Chitosan Solutions in Acetic Acid, International Graduate Congress 2007: 3rd Mathematics and Physical Science Graduate Congress (MPSGC), University of Malaya, 12 Dec 2007 to 14 Dec 2007

Phase Biaxiality and its Characterization via Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, 21st International Liquid Crystal Conference, Keystone, Colorado, USA, 02 Jul 2006 to 07 Jul 2006

NMR Studies of the Director Alignment in the Smectic A of 8CB-d2, British Liquid Crystals Society Annual Conference, University of Cambridge, UK, 07 Apr 2003 to 09 Apr 2003

Deuterium NMR Studies of the Biaxial Crystal E Phase, British Liquid Crystals Society Annual Conference, University of Cambridge, UK, 07 Apr 2003 to 09 Apr 2003

SUPERVISION

 
Post Graduate Level
(Name of Degree), (Name of Candidates), (Title of Thesis), (Academic Session)

Completed

Masters Degree, Shah Bakhtiar Bin Nasir, Synthesis of Selected Fluorogenic Heterocycles, 2008/2009

Masters Degree, Elham S. Meftah Elgannoudi, Some Aspects of Physico-Chemical Properties of Chitosan in Solutions and Films, 2007/2008

Ongoing

Masters Degree, Shaikat Debnath, Metals and Alloy Nanospheres, 2013/2014

Doctoral Degree (PhD), Zuraini Kadir, Chitosan Thin Films, 2012/2013

Masters Degree, Ahmad Zulazlan Shah Bin Zulkifli, Synthesis and Characterization of novel polymer electrolyte liquid crystal for solar cell application, 2012/2013
 
First Degree/Diploma/Pre-Degree
(Course Title), (Academic Session), (No. of Candidates)

Completed

1. Phytochemical screening and TLC analyses of selected medicinal and aromatic plants (Lee Chit Ying, FRIM) 2. Identification of the chemical constituents in the stembark of Ployalthia Bullata (Ng Wei Seng, FRIM), 2010/2011, 2

Towards achieving nano Vitamin E (Dawn Sim Su-YinMalaysian Palm Oil Board), 2009/2010, 1

1. Analysis of solid sample in Chemvi Laboratory (Ellen Burystin Vallie A/P Chandran, Chemvi Laboratory) 2.Determination of pollutants in industrial wastewater (Suganthi A/P Muthu Kumar, Chemvi Laboratory), 2009/2010, 2

Process flow on producing parts and safety measures (Izzati Abdul Aziz, HICOM-Teck See Manufacturing Sdn Bhd.), 2008/2009, 1

Analysis of sweeteners from Stevia (Nik Khairatul Azma Nik Ab Kadir, Malaysian Agricultural Reserach and Development Institute (MARDI)), 2008/2009, 1

Medical Microbiology Diagnostic (Nurdianah Mustafa, University of Malaya Medical Center), 2007/2008, 1

Chemical Management and Product Management at Epson Toyocom (Saidatun Nafisah Sharifpuddin, Epson Toyocom Malaysia Sdn Bhd), 2007/2008, 1

Ongoing

Blood and Urine Tests at Pathology Lab (Nur Atika Zabidin, Hospital Banting), 2011/2012, 1

TEACHING
(Course Title), (Academic Session), (No of Student), (No of Contact Hours).


First Degree

Data Treatment (Physical Chemistry), 2011/2012(1), 69, 0

CHEMISTRY PHYSICS I, 2011/2012(2), 48, 6

LIQUID CRYSTAL, 2011/2012(2), 18, 14

Liquid Crystals, 2011/2012(1), 5, 0

LIQUID CRYSTAL, 2010/2011(1), 19, 0

MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY & INTERPRETATION, 2010/2011(1), 61, 0

MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY & INTERPRETATION, 2009/2010(2), 71, 0

MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY & INTERPRETATION, 2008/2009(1), 70, 0

ADVANCED MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY, 2008/2009(2), 30, 0

MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY & INTERPRETATION, 2008/2009(2), 70, 0

LIQUID CRYSTAL, 2008/2009(1), 30, 0

MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY & INTERPRETATION, 2007/2008(2), 70, 0

ADVANCED MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY, 2007/2008(2), 15, 0

EVALUATION ACTIVITIES
(Description), (Evaluation Activity),(Year).

Reviewer for an article entitled "Electro-Optic Potential of Room and High Temperature Polymer Stabilised Blue Phase Liquid Crystal" in Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 895 (2014),186-189., Article In Journal , 

Ph.D. Thesis: Md. Rabiul Karim. Azo-Benzothiazole chromophore based liquid crystalline macromers and their polymerization for new side chain liquid crystalline polymers., Thesis ,  (2014-2014)

Ph.D. Thesis. Wong Siew Pui. Synthesis, Characterization and Biological Properties of Palm Catanionic Surfactants., Thesis ,  (2014-2014)

International Conference on Solid State Science & Technology 2012, Article In Proceeding ,  (2013-2013)

Industrial training for B.Sc. Applied Chemistry Candidate: Noor Amirah Ahmad Tajuaripin Training Center: MAPA Gloves, Ipoh, Perak, Project ,  (2012-2012)

M.Sc. Research Project SCGS6189 Candidate: Norliza Binti Baharom Title of Project: Analysis of metals in commercially available black tea by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry, Project ,  (2012-2012)

M.Sc. Research Project SCGS 6189 Candidate: Ali Mansoor Ali Amir Title of Project: Removal of 4-Nitrophenol from Wastewater using Adsorption Techniques on Rattan Based Activated Carbon, Project ,  (2012-2012)

Industrial Training for B.Sc. Applied Chemistry Candidate: Azrahani Abd Halim Training Center: Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI), Project ,  (2010-2010)

Industrial Training for B.Sc. Applied Chemistry Candidate: Norashikin Md Ismail Training Center: Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (MARDI), Project ,  (2010-2010)

Industrial Training for B.Sc. Applied Chemistry Candidate: Adibah Ramli Training Center: MOX Linde Gases Sdn Bhd, Project ,  (2010-2010)

Industrial Training for B.Sc. Applied Chemistry Candidate: NurulJannah Ayop Training Center: Hospital Tuanku Ja'afar Seremban, Project ,  (2009-2009)

Industrial Training for B.Sc. Applied Chemistry Candidate: Lim Mei Wan Training Center: Hospital Tuanku Ja'afar Seremban, Project ,  (2009-2009)

CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY
(Contribution To Society), (Level), (Start Date), (End Date).

AJK Rukun Tetangga Antara Gapi: Teaching English , (Community), 10-Mar-10 until 10-Mar-11

Conducted English class for the support staff at the Department of Chemistry, University of Malaya , (Department), 28-May-07 until 25-Jun-07

Bridging courses for support staff (Session 2007-2008), (University), 01-Feb-07 until 01-Feb-08