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Academic Staff : Roshafima

Dr. Roshafima Rasit Ali
Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, UTM, MALAYSIA, 2000
Master of Polymer Engineering, UTM, MALAYSIA, 2003
Doctor of Philosophy (Polymer Engineering), UTM, MALAYSIA, 2015
Senior Lecturer
Department of Environment and Green Technology (EGT)
Email: roshafima@utm.my
Tel: 016-7775724
Research
Interests
  • Biopolymer, bioplastic
  • Biocomposites
  • Starch and Fiber based Green packaging
  • Liquid natural rubber
Awards
  • 1. SILVER MEDAL – Seoul International Invention Fair 2009 (SIIF 2009), Pacific Hall-Coex, Seoul, Korea, 3-7th Disember 2009: Tapioca Starch based degradable biofilms
  • 2. GOLD MEDAL – Invention Innovation & Design Exposition (IIDEX) 2015: Cassava Starch Based Polyethylene Antimicrobial Biofilms, UiTM, Shah Alam, 27-30 April, 2015.
  • 3. GOLD MEDAL – Invention Innovation & Design Exposition (IIDEX) 2015: Natural Soil Cover from Pineapple Leaves Fiber, UiTM, Shah Alam, 27-30 April, 2015.
  • 4. SILVER MEDAL- Malaysian Technology Exhibition (MTE) 2010: Biodegradable packaging films from sago waste. Kuala Lumpur, February, 2010.
  • 5. SILVER MEDAL- Malaysian Technology Exhibition (MTE) 2010: Cassava based injection molded bioplastic, Kuala Lumpur, February, 2010.
 Research Grants
  • Title: Pineapple Peel Fiber Based Biopolymer For Green Packaging Ware
    Sponsor: UTM Research University Grant (RUG) Tier 1 (RM30,000)
    Period: Apr 2014 – March 2016.
  • Title: Pineapple Peel Fiber Biocomposite: Characterization, Mechanical and Biodegradation Studies
    Sponsor: UTM Fundamental Research Grant (FRGS) (79000) – MOHE
    Period: Dec 2013 – Dec 2015.
  • Title: Starch Based Active Packaging Degradable Biofilms
    Sponsor: UTM Research University Grant (RUG) Tier 2 (RM35,000)
    Period: Dec 2012 – Dec 2013.
  • Title: Development of Rice Straw Injection Moulded Biocomposite for Food Packaging Application
    Sponsor: UTM Research University Grant (RUG) Tier 2 (RM40,000)
    Period: Apr 2011 – July 2012.
  • Title: Compatibility Study of Tapioca Starch/LDPE Biocomposite for Injection Moulded Disposable Packaging Ware, FRGS – RM 50,000
    Sponsor: Fundamental Research Grant (FRGS) (50000) – MOHE
  • Title: Environmentally Degradable Starch Filled LDPE Active Packaging Materials Sponsor: Fundamental Research Grant (FRGS) (50000) – MOHE
  • Title: Biodegradation Studies of LDPE/Starch Plastics Packaging – Initial Research Grant Scheme (IRGS)
    Sponsor: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia – RM10,000
Previous Positions
  • Tutor, 2001-2003, FKKKSA, UTM
  • Lecturer, 2003-2014, FKK, UTM
  • Senior Lecturer, 2015-present, MJIIT, UTM Kuala Lumpur
Publication
  • 1. R. R. Ali, W. A. W. A. Rahman, H. Hasbullah, R. M. Kasmani, N. Ibrahim, A. N. Sadikin and U. A. Asli. “Effect of Plasticizers on Tapioca Starch-based Biofilms via Blown Film Extrusion Process.” Advanced Materials Research, 1113, 539-544. 2015.
  • 2. Aziatul Niza Sadikin, Mohd Ghazali Mohd Nawawi, Norasikin Othman, Umi Aisah Asli, Roshafima Rasit Ali, Hasrinah Hasbullah, Norazana Ibrahim. “Effect Of Chitosan Binder On Water Absorption Of Empty Fruit Bunches Filter Media.” Malaysian Journal Of Analytical Sciences, 19, 155-162, 2015.
  • 3. R. R. Ali, W. A. W. A. Rahman, R. M. Kasmani, N. Ibrahim, H. Hasbullah, A. N. Sadikin. “Biofilm Green Packaging: Characterization and Biodegradation Studies.” Applied Mechanics and Materials, 606, pp67-71, 2014.
  • 4. H. Hasbullah, F. Mohamed, A. F. Ismail, N. Ibrahim, R. M. Kasmani, M. K. A. Hamid, R. R. Ali, U. A. Ali and A. N. Sadikin. “Characterization and Gas Transport Properties of Poly(Lactic Acid) (PLA) Flat Sheet Asymmetric Membrane.” Journal of Intelligent Materials and Structures. 23. Pp3-13. 2014.
  • 5. H.Hasbullah, F. Mohamed, R. R. Ali, N. Ibrahim, M. K. A. Hamid, W. N. W. Salleh and N. Yusof. “Morphological Investigation of Alumina Asymmetric Membrane by Manipulating the Sintering Temperature Profile.” Applied Mechanics and Materials, 606, pp205-209, 2014.
  • 6. R. R. Ali, W. A. W. A. Rahman, R. M. Kasmani, N. Ibrahim, S. N. H. Mustapha, H. Hasbullah. “Tapioca Starch Biocomposite for Disposable Packaging Ware.” Chemical Engineering Transactions, 32, p1711-1761. 2013.