Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL DETAILS

MADAM NORITA BINTI MOHD ZAIN

  • Lecturer

  • Department of Biomedical Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering
  •    +603-79676890
  •   nmz1969@um.edu.my

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role),(Level),(Duration)
  • Students Academic Advisors, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty, 14/09/2020 to 30/06/2021
  • FYP Committee Member, Biomedical Engineering Department , Faculty, 14/09/2020 to 30/06/2021
  • Member of EAC Taskforce, Department of Biomedical Engineering , Faculty, 19/06/2020 to 18/06/2021
  • Industrial Training Supervisor, Faculty, 10/08/2020 to 11/09/2020
  • Secretary, Faculty, 14/02/2018 to 13/02/2019
  • Industrial Training Supervisor, Faculty, 08/08/2018 to 16/09/2018
  • Visiting Lecturer for KUEP4281 Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics students (Semester 3 2018/2019), Faculty, 23/07/2018 to 27/07/2018
  • ENGENIUS 2018 COMMITTEE MEMBER, Faculty, 01/01/2018 to 31/12/2018
  • AJK Semakan Kurikulum JKB, Faculty, 13/01/2011 to 31/12/2018
  • Penasihat Akademik, Faculty, 01/11/2016 to 31/12/2017
  • Penyelaras Urusan Peperiksaan, Faculty, 05/07/2011 to 04/07/2017
  • Penyelaras Jadual Waktu Pembelajaran, Faculty, 05/07/2011 to 04/07/2017
  • Coordinator for KXEX 2166 Law And Engineers, Faculty, 01/05/2016 to present
  • Committee member for SAR Report, Faculty, 01/01/2015 to present
  • Pengerusi JK Penilaian Spesifikasi dan Teknikal, Faculty, 04/12/2013 to 04/12/2013
  • Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Penilaian Harga, Faculty, 12/09/2013 to 12/09/2013
  • Auditor Audit Kendiri, Faculty, 07/05/2013 to 08/05/2013
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification),(Field),(Institution),(Year)
  • MTech(MatSc)(UM)(1997), MATERIALS, UNIVERSITI MALAYA (UM)
  • BSc (Hons)(NuclearSc)(UKM)(1993), SAINS GUNAAN, UNIVERSITI KEBANGSAAN MALAYSIA (UKM)
SPECIALIZATION
(Area)
Area of Expertise
  • POLYMER COMPOSITES
  • POLYMER ELECTROLYTES
  • BIO-POLYMERS
  • BIO-COMPATIBLE MATERIALS
  • NANO-MATERIALS
  • CERAMICS
  • COMPOSITE MATERIALS
  • TEACHING
    (Course Title),(Level of Study),(Institution),(Academic Session)
    Teaching Activity
  • KIB3013 - BIOCHEMISTRY AND ANALYSIS, Bachelor/First Degree, University Malaya (2020)
  • KIB3004 - MATERIALS IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, Bachelor/First Degree, University Malaya (2021)
  • KIB1001 - LABORATORY PRACTICAL I, Bachelor/First Degree, University Malaya (2021)
  • KIB1002 - HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I, Bachelor/First Degree, University Malaya (2021)
  • GIG1005 - SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT, Bachelor/First Degree, University Malaya (2020)
  • PUBLICATIONS
    (Title of publication in APA style)
    WoS
    2012
    • Muhammad, K. B., Abas, W. A. W., Kim, K. H., Pingguan-Murphy, B., Zain, N. M., Akram, H. (2012). In vitro comparative study of white and dark polycaprolactone trifumarate in situ cross-linkable scaffolds seeded with rat bone marrow stromal cells, Clinics. 67(6), 629-637
    • Tan, K. H., Johan, M. R., Ahmad, R., Kadri, N. A., Zain, N. M., Arof, A. K. (2012). Mechanical Analysis of the Effects of Different Mechanical Alloying Periods on Ni3Al Intermetallic Compound Fabrication Quality, International Journal of Electrochemical Science. 7(4), 3765-3772
    Refereed Journals
    2016
    • Aminuddin, N.I., Ahmad, R., Ansari, H.M., Mohd. Zain, N., Akbar, S.A., Pingguan-Murphy, B. Human fetal osteoblast cell response to self-assembled nanostructures on YSZ-(110) single crystal substrates (2016) Materials and Design, 94, pp. 274-279. (WoS)
    2015
    • Latifah-Munirah, Himratul-Aznita, W.H. & Mohd Zain, N. 2015. Eugenol, an essential oil of clove, causes disruption to the cell wall of Candida albicans (ATCC 14053). Frontiers in Life Science 8(3). (WoS)
    2014
    • H. Akram, P. Azari, W.A.B. Wan Abas, N. M. Zain, S. N. Gan, R. Yahya, C. S. Wong and B. Pingguan-Murphy. micro- hydroxyapatite particles (WoS)
    2012
    • Kama Bistari Muhammad, Haris Akram, Wan Abu Bakar Wan Abas, Kim Kah Hwi,Norita Mohd Zain & Belinda Pingguan-Murphy (2012).In Vitro Comparative Study of White and Dark Polycaprolactone Trifumarate In-Situ. Clinics 67(6):629-637 Crosslinkable Scaffold seeded with Rat Bone Marrow Stromal Cells. Clinics (WoS)
    • Tan KH, Johan MR, Ahmad R, Kadri NA, Mohd. Zain N, Arof AK. Mechanical analysis of the effects of different mechanical alloying periods on Ni3Al intermetallic compound fabrication quality. International Journal of Electrochemical Science. 2012;7(4):3765-3772 (Q2, JCR 2010) (WoS)
    2011
    • L.K Tham, N.A Abu Osman, K.S Lim, B. Pingguan-Murphy, W.A.B Wan Abas, and N. Mohd Zain. (2011) Investigation to predict patellar tendon reflex using motion analysis technique.Medical Engineering & Physics. Vol. 33(4). pp 407-411 (WoS)
    2005
    • N.F.Mohd Nasir, N.Mohd Zain, M.G.Raha & N.A.Kadri. Characterization of Chitosan-poly (Ethylene Oxide) Blends as Haemodialysis Membrane. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 2005, 2(12): 1578-1583. (WoS)
    2004
    • Rusnah Mustaffa, Idris Besar, Norita Mohd Zain and Utayalachmi Silvarajah. Characterization and Mechanical Evaluation of Porous Hydroxyapatite. Journal Institute of Materials Malaysia, 2004, 5(1): 123-129. (SCOPUS)
    2001
    • Norita Mohd Zain, Sabariah Abd. Latip, Idris Besar and Rusnah Mustaffa,. Effects of Polymer Addition on the Porosity of Hydroxyapatite (HA). Journal of Solid State Science and Technology Letter, SIRIM, Malaysia, 2001, Vol. 8. (WoS)
    2000
    • Zain, N.M., Mohamed, N.S. and Arof, A.K. Characteristics of polyethylene oxide-potassium chlorate electrolytes and electrochemical cells. Journal of Solid State Science and Technology Letters, 2000, 7(1&2): 21-27. (WoS)
    • N.M. Zain and A.K. Arof. Immittance Spectroscopic Studies on Chitosan-lithium Carbonate Aluminium Oxide Electrolytes. Jurnal Sains, 2000, 8(2): 1077-1086. (SCOPUS)
    Article in Proceedings
    2011
    • C.K. Tang, A.K. Arof, and N. Mohd Zain. 2011. Chitin Fiber Reinforced Silver Sulfate Doped Chitosan as Antimicrobial Coating. BIOMED 2011, IFMBE Proceedings 35, pp. 55-59. (WoS)
    2007
    • N.F. Mohd. Nasir, S.I. Sahidan, N. Mohd Zain, N.A. Kadri, M.G. Raha, M. Rampado, C.A. Azlan and S.A. Faizal. The Study of Morphological Structure and Phase Structure of Polyethylene Oxide Based Biopolymer. Conference on Applications and design in Mechanical Engineering. Conference on Applications and design in Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), Kangar, Malaysia (25-26 Oct 2007).
    2006
    • Mohd Nasir NF, Sahidan SI, Rampado M, Raha MG, Kadri NA, Mohd Zain N. 2006. Characterization of Collagen / PEO 600K for Tissue Engineering Scaffold. IFMBE Proceedings 3rd Kuala Lumpur International Conference On Biomedical Engineering 2006 (BIOMED 2006), Malaysia, 1727-1983. (ISBN 978-3-540-68016-1)
    • N.M. Zain, D.M. Grant, K.L. Choy, C.A. Scotchford, G.A.F. Roberts. Chitosan-hydroxyapatite Nanocomposites: The Effect of Chitosan Degree of Deacetylation on the Physical and Mechanical Properties. 20th European Conference on Biomaterials. Nantes, France (September 27 - October 01, 2006).
    2005
    • N.F. Mohd Nasir and N. Mohd Zain. 2005. Characterization on the Effect of Blending Chitosan with PEO 100K. IFMBE Proceedings ICBMEC 2005 "The 12th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering", Vol. 12, Singapore, CD
    • Nashrul Fazli Mohd Nasir and Norita Mohd Zain. 2005. Characterization on the Effect of Blending Chitosan with PEO 600K. TECHPOS2006, The 4th National Technical Postgraduate Symposium & Workshop, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, 1-5.
    2002
    • Norita Mohd Zain, Wee Pei Chai and Yusuf Abdullah. 2002. Development of Polymeric Biocement. Proceedings Kuala Lumpur International Conference on Biomedical Engineering 2002, Malaysia, 255-259.
    2001
    • Rusnah Mustaffa, Idris Besar, Mohd Reusmaazran and Norita Mohd Zain. 2001. Characterization of Porous Hydroxyapatite Fabricated by Using Hydrogen Peroxide Foaming Technique. 11th Conference of Electron Microscopy Society Malaysia, 128-132.
    2000
    • Fatimah Ibrahim, Norita Mohd Zain, Wan Abu Bakar Wan Abas, Mohd Rafie Johan, Noor Azuan Abu Osman and S. Anandan Shamugam. 2000. Electrical Engineering Components in Biomedical Engineering Curriculum. Proceedings of Regional Conference on The Electrical Engineering Conference 2000 (Electrical Engineering in the New Millenium), University of Malaya, Malaysia.
    • Wan Abu Bakar Wan Abas, Goh Sing Yau, Noor Azuan Abu Osman, S. Anandan, Fatimah Ibrahim, Norita Mohd Zain, and Ng. Kwan Hoong, The As Is and Where To of Bioengineering. Proceedings International Advanced Technology Forum 2000 (IATF 2000), Shah Alam, Selangor, 1-7.
    Others
    1999
    • Bohari M. Yamin, N. Hashim, E.B. Saniman, N.M. Zain and A.K. Arof. Electrical Properties of Ferrocenium-antimony Trichloride Salts. Jurnal Sains, 1999, 7(1): 877-881 -
    1997
    • N.M. Zain, and A.K. Arof. Structural and Electrical Properties of Poly(ethylene oxide)-cadmium Sulphate Complexes. Mater. Sci. Eng. B, 1998, 52(1): 40-46. -
    1996
    • N.S. Mohamed, R. Abdullah and N.M. Zain. Impedance Spectroscopic Studies on Chitosan Acetate Films Containing Silver Nitrate. Jurnal Sains, 1996, 4(1): 423-431. -
    1995
    • Nor Sabirin Mohamed, Norita Md. Zain and Abd. Kariem Arof (1995). Fractals in acetylated chitosan films. In Proceedings of Malaysian Science and Technology Congress (pp. 210-217). Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Aug. 22-25, 1995. - -
    RESEARCH PROJECT
    (Project title),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
    RU Operation
  • Surface Degradation Characterization of Fluoride Added Oxides Ceramics, Consultant, 2020 - 2022 (National)
  • Surface Modification and Biocompatibility Evaluation of Pure Titanium for Potential Orthopaedic Applications, Principal Investigator(PI), 2018 - 2019 (National)
  • Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
  • Exploring the Potential of Surface Modification of Zn/Zn Alloys by Nanostructure Growth and Its Degradation Mechanism, Consultant, 2020 - 2023 (National)
  • Fundamental Study On The Deep Tendon Reflex By Kinematics Analysis, Principal Investigator(PI), 2010 - 2012 (National)
  • Geran Penyelidikan Universiti Malaya (UMRG)
  • Development Of Chitin Fibre Reinforced Silver Nitrate Doped Chitosan As Antimicrobial Coating , Principal Investigator(PI), 2010 - 2011 (National)
  • SUPERVISION
    Postgraduate Student
    (Title of Thesis),(Name of Candidates),(Institution),(Academic Level)
    Completed
    • THE EFFECT OF EUGENOL ON THE INTEGRITY OF CELL WALL STRUCTURE OF CANDIDA ALBICANS, LATIFAH MUNIRAH BINTI BAKAR, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • A STUDY ON HYDROXYAPATITE CONCENTRATION IN FIBROUS SCAFFOLDS AND ITS EFFECT ON RAT BONE MARROW STEM CELL PROLIFERATION, HARIS BIN AKRAM, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • DEVELOPMENT OF ANTIMICROBIAL COMPOSITE FILMS OF CHITIN NANOFIBER REINFORCED CHITOSAN CONTAINING SILVER SALT, TANG CHEE KUANG, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • DEVELOPMENT AND CHARACTERISATION OF BIODEGRADABLE ELECTROSPUN POLYHYDROXYBUTYRATE/RICE HUSK DERIVED BIOACTIVE GLASS CERAMIC COMPOSITE SCAFFOLDS, SHYROSE WAHID, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • DEVELOPMENT OF ANTIMICROBIAL COMPOSITE FILMS OF CHITIN NANOFIBER REINFORCED CHITOSAN CONTAINING SILVER SALT, TANG CHEE KUANG, University of Malaya (MASTER)
    • A STUDY ON HYDROXYAPATITE CONCENTRATION IN FIBROUS SCAFFOLDS AND ITS EFFECT ON RAT BONE MARROW STEM CELL PROLIFERATION, HARIS BIN AKRAM, University of Malaya (MASTER)
    • THE EFFECT OF EUGENOL ON THE INTEGRITY OF CELL WALL STRUCTURE OF CANDIDA ALBICANS, LATIFAH MUNIRAH BINTI BAKAR, University of Malaya (MASTER)
    Ongoing
    • Characterisation aluminium toughened zirconia (ATZ) doped with sintering additives for medical implantation applications., Kalashiney Jayakumaran, University of Malaya (MASTER)
    Undergraduate Student
    (Title of Thesis),(Academic Session)
    Completed
    • Ahmad Aizat Bin Abdul Aziz: Synthesis of nanofibers via thermal oxidation, 2014/2015
    • Amirah Khalid: To Evaluate In-vitro Biocompatibility Of Pure TIO2 Nanofibres Produced Via Thermal Oxidation In Wet Argon, 2015/2016
    • Nurhusna Bt Zulkifli: Fabrication of in situ titania (TiO2) nanofiber (NFs) on titanium disk substare via thermal oxidation process, 2015/2016
    • Fatin Shamimi Binti Sahimi: Characterization And Bioactivity Studies of In-situ Titania Nanofibers on Titanium, 2016/2017
    • Liyana Bt Abu: In-vitro Biocomapatibility Evaluations Of In-situ Titania nanostructures, 2016/2017
    • Wong Aoi Ting: Influence of different acid type on the suitability of Chitosan/Starch polymer films for biomedical applications, 2018/2019
    • Anisha Binti Safwan K. Raja: Effect of Thermal Oxidation on Zinc Surface Properties for Biomedical Applications, 2019/2020
    • Hanisah Bt Bakeri: Influence of different starch sources on the characteristics of Chitosan/Starch polymer films for biomedical applications, 2018/2019
    • Nur Aina Syafiqah Bt Suhaimi: Influence of Heat Treatment on the Microstructure and Properties of Zinc Oxide for Biomedical Applications, 2019/2020
    • Mohammad Syazwi Rahman Bin Mohd Rozi: Surface Modification of Zinc Disc via Thermal Oxidation for Biomedical Applications, 2019/2020
    • Fabrication and Characterization of Hybrid Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering Applications, 2021
    • Study of the Optimum Additive Level in a Newly Designed Paediatrics Blood Collection Tube, 2021
    • Norishah Bt Hassan: Sintering Technique to Control the Density and Grain Morphology of Ferric Oxide, 2013/2014
    • Nor Aina Bt Mohd Jai: Graphene Loaded Electrospun Composites for Biomedical Applications, 2017/2018
    • Fatin Hazira Bt Mustapha: Sintering Technique to control the density and grain morphology of titania-hydroxyapatite nanocomposite, 2013/2014
    • CHARACTERISATION OF IN SITU ZINC-OXIDE NANOSTRUCTURES ON DIFFERENT FORMS OF ZINC, 2021
    • Salhazreeni Azua Bt Muhamad Salam: Sintering Technique to Control the Density and Grain Morphology of Bovine Hydroxyapatite, 2013/2014
    SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACTIVITIES
    (Contribution to Society),(Duration),(Level)
    • Ahli PIBG SK Sri Petaling, Petaling Jaya, 01/07/2008 to 31/12/2011
    • Ahli PIBG SMK Sultan Abdul Samad, Petaling Jaya, 01/07/2008 to 31/12/2012
    ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
    Evaluation Activity
    (Activity),(Duration),(Category)
  • Panel for Candidature Defense for Asdani Saifullah Bin Dolbashid. Master of Engineering Science. Development of Artificial Skin Using UV-Crosslinked Acrylates and Konjac Glucomannan (KGM) , 2020 to 2020 (Thesis)
  • Internal Examiner for Isra Zulfiqar. Master Engineering (Coursework). InVitro Studies On Electrospun Polyurethane Scaffolds. , 2018 to 2018 (Thesis)
  • Internal Examiner for Shaan Jallu, Master Engineering (Coursework).Potential Application of Electrospun Silk Composites for Bone Tissue Engineering. Dissertation , 2017 (Thesis)
  • Panel for Candidature Defense for Sakunie Sawai. Master Engineering (Coursework). Muscle Fatigue Mechanomyography and Oxygenation During Electrical Stimulation-Evoked Wrist Extension Exercise in Spinal Cord Injured Individuals , 2017 (Thesis)
  • Internal Examiner for Zuraini Binti Ahmad Said, Master Engineering (Coursework). The Potential Application Of Composite Biopolymer For Bone Tissue Engineering. Dissertation., 2016 to 2016 (Thesis)
  • Internal Examiner for Nur Afiqah Binti Hamzah, Master Engineering (Coursework). Antimicrobial Activity of Composite Polymer Scaffolds. Dissertation, 2016 to 2016 (Thesis)
  • Internal Examiner for Ahmad Safwan Bin Ahmad Lutfi, Master Engineering (Coursework). Evaluation of Biocompatibility of A Lipase-Mediated Synthesized Biomaterial. Dissertation., 2016 to 2016 (Thesis)
  • Internal Examiner for Kalananthini A/P Pushpanathan, Master Engineering (Coursework). Characterisation For Novel Composite Biopolymer For Biomedical Application. Dissertation, 2016 to 2016 (Thesis)
  • Internal Examiner for Nor Adzliana Binti Shajahan, Master of Engineering Science. Synthesis And Characterization Of Nano-Hydroxyapatite From Waste Materials. Dissertation, 2016 to 2016 (Thesis)
  • Internal Examiner for Nurul Afiqah Binti Mohd Zaki, Master Engineering (Coursework). Extraction And Deproteination Of Extracted Silk Fibers From Silk Cacoon And Development Of Hydrophilic Electrospun Silk Fibers. Dissertation, 2016 to 2016 (Thesis)
  • Internal Examiner for Nazira Binti Zubir, Master Engineering (Coursework). Fabrication And Characterization of PCL-Silk-HA Based Scaffold. Dissertatation, 2016 to 2016 (Thesis)
  • Internal Examiner for Iklil Hakimah Binti Hussin, Master Engineering Science. A 3D Hydrogel For Cartilage Tissue Engineering From Human Amniotic Membrane. Dissertation, 2016 to 2016 (Thesis)
  • Internal Examiner for Ponnurajah A/L Panjavarnam, Master Engineering (Coursework), Effect of the Mechanical Loading on the Cellular Matrices of the Expanded Osteoarthritic Chondrocytes, Dissertation., 2015 to 2015 (Thesis)
  • Internal Examiner for Kinarroy A/P Vaithianathan, Master Engineering (Coursework), The Effects of Bird's Nest as a Cryoprotective Agent on Human Adipose Derived Stem Cells, Dissertation. , 2015 to 2015 (Thesis)
  • Internal Examiner for Sharzad Soltani, Master Engineering (Coursework), Investigation of Different Cell Type's Behaviour on TiO2 Nano-structures, Dissertation., 2015 to 2015 (Thesis)
  • Academic/Technical Contribution
    (Activity),(Organisation),(Duration),(Role)
  • Research Expert for PhD Fast Track Candidate Interview , Department Of Biomedical Engineering, 2020 - 2020 (Research Expert)
  • Final Year's Project Improvement Workshop, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, UM, 2018 - 2018 (Secretary)
  • Reviewer Paper for Farzaneh Sabbagh et.al., Synthesis and Characterization of Clay Based Cross-linking Hydrogels for International Conference of Innovation in Biomedical Engineering and Life Sciences, 7-8 Dec 2015,Putrajaya,Malaysia, Article In Proceeding. 2015- 2015 , International Conference of Innovation in Biomedical Engineering and Life Sciences (ICIBEL) 2015, 2015 - 2015 (Resource Person)
  • Reviewer Paper for Ainul Bashirah Marzuke et.al., The effects of KGM, Mannose and Co-supplementation of KGM and Mannose on Mammalian Cells Cultured at Inside and Outside Incubator Conditions for International Conference of Innovation in Biomedical Engineering and Life Sciences, 7-8 Dec 2015,Putrajaya,Malaysia, Article In Proceeding. , International Conference of Innovation in Biomedical Engineering and Life Sciences (ICIBEL) 2015, 2015 - 2015 (Resource Person)
  • Master Thesis Examiner, University of Malaya , 2014 - 2014 (Resource Person)
  • Technical Paper Reviewer, Journal Of Porous Materials, 2014 - 2014 (Resource Person)
  • Technical Paper Reviewer, International Conference on the Science and Engineering of Materials 2013, 2013 - 2013 (Resource Person)
  • Master Thesis Examiner, University Malaya, 2013 - 2013 (Examiner)