Rozie Sarip hails from Shah Alam, Selangor but studied for both his BSc (2004) and MSc (2007) at the Universiti Technologi Malaysia (UTM), Skudai, Johor of Malaysia. She obtained her PhD (2012) in Inorganic Chemistry at the University College London, London, United Kingdom in the group of Dr Graeme Hogarth FRSC (now at King's College London) and work closely as a joint student with Prof Gopinathan Sankar FRSC. She joined SIRIM Bhd. (August 2006) for two months as an Associate Researcher before being promoted to Research Officer at the Institute for Medical Research (IMR), Kuala Lumpur from October 2006. After succesfully graduated for her PhD, she came back to serve IMR for another year before she was appointed to a lectureship at University of Malaya (UM) beginnning on the 10th of March 2014. She is a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK as well as Malaysian Institute of Chemistry and when not in the lab she can be found binging K-drama or hibernating :) !
Research areas of interest include :
- Binuclear and Cluster Chemistry
- Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Catalysis
- Phosphines and Diphosphines Stabilized Clusters Synthesis
- Thiazoline Derivatives Synthesis
Work in the Rozie's group will be centres on the chemistry of the transition metals. We are interested in a range of different aspects of these and tackle problems of both a fundamental and applied nature. In general we approach things from a molecular aspect and the first port of call is the synthesis of new transition metal complexes. We make extensive use of NMR spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography and encourage a hand on approach by students. We are also interested in the design of new ligand types and using molecules as precursors to nanomaterials. Many of our projects have an end-goal in the area of catalysis, especially homogeneous catalysis and catalysis by nanoparticles but we are also expanding the applications in bio-inorganic field such as drug delivery system and anti cancer and anti malaria properties. We collaborate extensively and have active research partnerships with various local and international groups.
Clusters are compounds that contain three or more metal ions and by judicious choice of synthetic pathway(s) is it possible to prepare such materials containing a diverse range of metal types. Our interest in cluster chemistry centers on low valent compounds especially those containing different metal ions such that cooperative effects between these can lead to the development of otherwise unattainable chemical and physical properties. Most of our work in the area is of a fundamental nature but we also seek use these compounds as precursors to metal nanoparticles for applications in catalysis. A recent highlight in this regard is the controlled synthesis of small gold nanoparticles from pre-formed gold-phosphine clusters. We also have an interest in the (artificial) interface between large low valent clusters and small metallic nanoparticles as a detailed understanding of the properties of the monodisperse clusters can lead to insight into those of nanoparticles.