Dr. Norhanim Zakaria is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Quantity Surveying, Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya. She has held various responsibilities in the academic administration including Head of Department and Programme Coordinator for Master of Science in Project Management of the Faculty of Built Environment, UM. Previously, he worked with the building industry since 1998 and now persuading her research interest in project management focusing on Life Cycle Cost (LCC).
Dr. Norhanim worked with the industry for almost 3 years prior to joining UM, as an Assistant Quantity Surveyor (Asst.QS). From her practical experience as an Asst. QS, she had involved in 11 quantity surveying related consultation projects in Malaysia via University of Malaya consultation unit i.e. UPUM Sdn Bhd. This includes the Construction of Infrastructure for schools in Perak (Pakej 1-13) that the contract value is more than RM 3 million.
Ever since joining UM as a Lecturer in 2002, Dr. Norhanim has published articles in academic journals, including ISI and Scopus indexed, and books. She also has contributed articles in newsletters and bulletin and presented papers in conferences locally and internationally. She has worked as a Principal Investigator and as a co-researcher for external and internal grants. Currently, she is supervising 2 PhD candidates and 3 masters (by coursework) students, and has completed supervising 2 PhD, 2 Master (by research), and 11 masters (by coursework) students. Moreover, Dr. Norhanim had also registered 3 intellectual properties (IPR) on research products, and the most significant achievement was the filing of a utility innovation-patent for a product namely a foldable mobile planar display board.