NORAINI AHMAD obtained her BSc (Hons) in Applied Chemistry from the Universiti Malaya in 2003. In 2008, she received her MSc in Colloid and Surface Chemistry, while in 2012 she obtained her PhD in Physical Chemistry, both from the Universiti Malaya. She went for research attachment at the Instituto de Química Avanzada de Cataluña, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (IQAC-CSIC), Barcelona, Spain in 2010, 2011 and 2012 funded by the InForm Project, EU-FP7 and the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia. Formerly, she was a lecturer at the Centre for Foundation Studies, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) for more than 3 years before joining Universiti Malaya in 2008. After obtaining her PhD, she was appointed as a Lecturer at the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Universiti Malaya and was later promoted to a Senior Lecturer in 2013. Currently, she is an Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science. Besides, she is also the Deputy Director of Universiti Malaya Community Engagement Centre (UMCares) and Coordinator of Formulation and Product Development Unit, Centre for Natural Products Research and Drug Discovery (CENAR), Universiti Malaya. Additionally, she has been selected as one of ASEAN Nanobiotechnology experts to represent Malaysia at the Workshop of Scientists from Russia and the ASEAN Countries (Nanobiotechnology: Achievement and Scope), Vladivostok, Russia in 2015. Her areas of expertise are in soft matter (colloid chemistry, liquid crystal, surfactant, self-assembly structure), nanomaterials formulation and drug delivery system. Her research interests focus on the formulation of glycolipids and other nonionic surfactants as nanocarrier systems for pharmaceutical, cosmeceutical, nutraceutical and agrochemical applications. She has been awarded with several internal and external research grants as Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator. Besides, she has won numerous awards nationally and internationally. To date, she has published 30 articles in the reputable scientific journals. She has successfully supervised 3 PhD and 6 MSc students to completion and currently she supervises 4 PhD and 1 MSc students. Apart from teaching and research, Noraini is also an active member in her university, holding a number of administrative posts and technical committee members.