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Prof Datin Dr Zuriati Zakaria
PhD (University of East Anglia, UK)

faculty-academics-zuriati Professor
Environment Engineering  and Green Technology
Tel:03 2203 1243
Research Interests
  • Natural Products Chemistry
  • Palm Oil and Oleochemicals
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Chemistry Education


  • Principal researcher: Kajian Aktiviti Kemopreventif dan antikanser ekstrak Acorus calamus (Jerangau) terhadap kanser kulit , 01-11-2006 , 31-10-2009 Fundamental , UKM-ST-03-FRGS0023-2006,  106000.00
  • Principal researcher: Phytochemical and biological studies on the Bioactive Compounds from Marine Fungi Derived from Sponges near Tinggi Island , 08-07-2010 , 07-07-2012 Fundamental , UKM-ST-06-FRGS0144-2010,  66400.00
  • Principal researcher: Contaminations of Petroleum Chemicals and Disaster Risk Evaluation of Selected Recreational Islands at the West Coast of Malaysia , 27-12-2010 , 26-12-2012 Fundamental , UKM-ST-06-FRGS0245-2010,  89000.00

Previous Positions

  • Professor , 2002-2011, UKM
  • Head, Chemistry Programme, UKM, 2004-2006
  • Head, Oleochemistry Programme, UKM, 2003
  • Associate Professor, UKM, 1990-1991
  • Lecturer,  Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 1978-1989


  • Evaluation Panel. Young Scientist Award 2012, MOSTI
  • Evaluation Panel. Mahathir Award 2012 , Academy Science Malaysia
  • Evaluation Panel, Science Fund, MOSTI, 2011-2012
  • Honorary Secretary , Institut Kimia Malaysia, 2007-2012
  • Treasurer, Malaysian Scientific Association, 2010-2012
  • Treasurer General, Federation of Asian Chemical Societies, 2012-2013
  • Secretary , Malaysian Professional Centre (Balai Iktisas Malaysia) 2012
  • Secretary, National Council of Senior Citizen of Malaysia, 2009-2012
  • Council Member, Malaysian Oil Scientists  and Technologists’ Association of Malaysia
  • Malaysian Delegate to the IUPAC Council meeting at 46th IUPAC General Assembly 2011, Puerto Rico
  • Council Member,  Consortium of  Science and Technology Associations of Malaysia COSTAM ,  2007-present
  • Member, Analytical Chemistry Society, 1997-present
  • Member , Natural Products Society, 1998- present.
  • International Advisory Board Member for Asian Chemical Congress, Singapore, 2011-2013.
  • Member, Industrial Standards for Environmental Standards TC207 Committee(ISC Z) 2001-present
  • Technical Committee for Chemicals for Water Treatment, SIRIM 1999- present
  • Technical Committee for Environmental Management and Environmental Auditing, SIRIM, 2004- present
  • Paduka Mahkota Perak (PMP) presented by HRH Sultan Perak Darul Ridzuan on 1-7-2006.
  • Fellow, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, 2012
  • Anugerah Peningkatan Citra Terbaik 2011, Pusat Sains Kimia dan Teknologi Makanan, UKM.
  • Anugerah Khidmat Masyarakat Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 2010
  • Anugerah Khidmat Masyarakat Fakulti Sains dan Teknologi UKM, 2010
  • Fellow, Academy Science Malaysia, 2008.
  • IKM Gold Medal award for distinct contribution to the profession of Chemistry, 2005
  • Visiting Research Fellow, BIOTEC Thailand, December 2005.
  • 30 years UKM Service Award, 2003.
  • Staff Exchange Programme, Danish University Consortium for Environment and Development, September 2001.
  • Fellow, Institut Kimia Malaysia, 2000.
  • Commendable Service Award, UKM, 1999.
  • Asian Development Bank Awardee, Deakin University, Geelong, Australia, 1994.
  • Research Fellowship, University College, University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia, 1988.
  • UNESCO Exchange Scientist Programme, Seoul National University, 1984
  • Academic Staff Training Scheme , University of East Anglia. 1974-1978
Selected Publications
  • Samsiah Jusoh,  Laily B. Din,  Zuriati Zakaria, and Hamid Khaledi. 2012. 5-Hydroxy-6-[(E)-2-phenylethenyl]-5,6-dihydro-2H-pyran-2-one isolated from Goniothalamus ridleyi. Acta Crystallographica Section E. E68, 02274.
  • Mosadeghzad, Z., Zuriati Zakaria, Asmat, A., Gires, U., Wickneswari, R. Pittayakhanjonwut, P. & Farahani, G.H.N. 2012. Chemical Components of Marine Sponge derived fungus Fusarium proliferatum collected from Tinggi Island Malaysia. Sains Malaysiana. 41(3): 333-337.
  • Norhayati Muhammad,  Nazlina Ibrahim,  Nor-Azah Mohd. Ali, Laily B. Din, Zuriati Zakaria, Wan-Ahmad Yaacob, Noramly Muslim. 2011. Chemical Composition, Antioxidant and Antibacterial Properties of the Essential Oils of Shorea acuminata (Dipterocarpaceae). Jeobp 14 (6) 2011 pp 708 – 716.
  • S.M. Jajaei, W.R.W. Daud and M. Markhom, Z. Zakaria, M. Lo Presti, Rosario Costa and L. Mondello, 2010. Extraction of Melalueuca cajuputi using supercritical fluid extraction and solvent extraction. J. Essent. Oil. Res., 22(3): 205-210.
  • Laily B. Din, Zuriati Zakaria, Mohd Wahid Samsudin and John A. Elix. 2010.. Chemical Profile Of Compounds From Lichens Of Bukit Larut, Peninsula Malaysia. Sains Malaysiana.  39 (6): 901-908
  • Khong Heng Yen, Zuriati Zakaria, Nor Hadiani Ismail, Zainon Md Nor, Rohaya Ahmad and Laily b Din. 2009. Bioactivity Investigation of Litsea globularia in Bornea. Malaysian Journal of Science 28: (Special Edition) 223-228
  • Aryanti Abdullah, Zuriati Zakaria, Fasihuddin b Ahmad, K. Mat Salleh & Laily Bin Din. 2009. Chemical Constitutents from the Fruit Peel of Goniothalamus scortechinii.38(3): 365-369.
  • Cheah Han Sern,   Choo Yuen May, Zuriati Zakaria  and Rusli Daik2008. Synthesis of Palmitic Acid-based esters and their effect on the pour point of palm oil methyl esters, Journal of Oil Palm Research. Vol 20, p 517-522.
  • Farahani GHN, Zuriati Zakaria, Aini Kuntom, Dzolkifli Omar and BS Ismail, 2008. Persistence of carbofuran in two Malaysian soils. Plant Protection Quarterly Vol. 23(4) 179-183.
  • Farahani GHN, Ismail bin Sahid, Zuriati Zakaria, Aini Kuntom, Dzolkifli Omar .2008. Study on the downward Movement of Carbofuran in two Malaysian Soils. 2008. Bull. Environ.Contam Toxicol 81:294-298.
  • Khong H.Y., Laily B.D, Yana M.S., Zakaria, Z., Ismail,N.H. & Hakim,E.H. 2008.  Coumarins and flavonoids from Cryptocarya nigra (Lauraceae) leave and their cytotoxic activity against murine leukemia P-388 cells. ACGC Chem. Res. Comm. 22: 57-60.
  • Farahani G.H.N., Zuriati Zakaria, Aini Kuntom, Dzolkifli Omar & Ismail B.S.. 2007. Adsorption and Desorption of Carbofuran in Malaysian Soils. Advances in Environmental Biology, 1(1): 20-26.
  • Cheah Han Sern, Choo Yuen May, Zuriati Zakaria , Rusli Daik  & Cheng Sit Foon. 2007. The effect of polymers and surfactants on the pour point of palm oil methyl esters, European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology. Volume 109, Issue 4, Pages:440-444.