Rozalina Zakaria is currently a Senior Lecturer in Photonics Research Centre, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She received her Ph.D. (Laser Physics) from the University of Hull, the United Kingdom in 2009, MSc (Applied Physics) from the University of Malaya in 2002 and BSc (Physics) from the University of Putra Malaysia in 2000. She was an assistant lecturer from 2002-2004 at the University of Malaya before pursue her Ph.D. degree in the UK.

She was appointed as a Visiting Researcher at the National University of Singapore (NUS) from 2011-2012 in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore. She involved in the Plasmonics, Nanophotonics and Laser-Matter Interaction research there.

Her research was focused on plasmonics and nanophotonics fabrication and application in devices. Her research involved the fabrication and integration of plasmonics materials in a device such as Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED), Organic Solar Cell and fiber as a sensor application. Her interest is also contemplating the use of laser in liquid, nonlinear optics, plasmonics waveguide, and graphene plasmonics in the telecommunication region. To date, she has supervised 3 Ph.D. and 5 MSc students with 2 Ph.D. students is still on-going. She has also authored/co-authored for more than 30 journals.

She had received the Excellent Academic Award (APC) recently from the University of Malaya and a member of the IEEE Photonics Society since 2010.

Research Interests

Rozalina's research interests included Material Modelling, Nanomaterial, Photonics, Meta-materials.

Selected Publications

  • ​M H Mezher, W Y Chong and R. Zakaria, Third-order optical nonlinearity studies of bilayer Au/Ag metallic films. Laser Phys.26 (2016)055401
  • R. Zakaria, Mezher H. Mezher, W. Y. Chong. Investigation of Nonlinear Optical Properties on the structure of micro-flowers. Applied Physics A. (2016) 122: 664. DOI:10.1007/s00339-016-0188-3
  • R. Zakaria, Mezher H. Mehzer, W. Y. Chong. Nonlinear optical response of platinum nanostructures and application as water detection in transformer oil. RSC Advance. (Accepted)
  • M. Sookhakian, Y. M. Amin, R. Zakaria, W. J. Bsirun, M. R. Mahmoudian, B. Nasiri-Tabrizi, S. Baradaran, Majid Azarang. Significantly improved photocurrent response of ZnS-reduced graphene oxide composites. Journal of Alloys and Compounds 632 (2015) 201 207
  • R. Zakaria "Low-cost. Transducer Based on Surface Scattering Using Side-Polished D-shaped Optical Fibers". IEEE Photonics Journal. (ISI-Indexed)
  • Mohd Asri Mat Teridi, Mehran Sookhakian, Wan Jefrey Basirun, R. Zakaria, Fabio Kurt Shneider, Wilson Jose da Silva, Jaeyeon Kim, Seung Joo Lee, Hyeong Pil Kim, Abd. Rashid Bin Mohd Yusoff, and Jin Jang. Plasmon-enhanced organic devices utilizing highly ordered nanoimprint gold nanodisks and nitrogen-doped graphene. Nanoscale, 2015,7,7091-7100
  • Y. S. Ong, W. Kam, S. W. Harun and R. Zakaria, "Fabrication of polymer microfiber through direct drawing and splicing of silica microfiber via vapour spray and flame treatment." Appleid Optics. Vol.54, Issue 13,pp.3863-3867(2015)
  • A. Moradi Golsheikh, H. N. Lim, Rozalina Zakaria, and N.M. Huang. Sonochemical synthesis of reduced graphene oxide uniformly decorated with hierarchical ZnS nanospheres and its enhanced photocatalytic activities. RSC Adv., (2015),5, 12726
  • R. Zakaria, K. S. Hamdan, S. M. Che Noh, A. Supangat and M. Sookhakian. Surface plasmon resonance and photoluminescence studies of Au and Ag micro-flowers. Optical Material Express. Vol. 5, Issue 5, pp. 943-950 (2015)
  • M. T. Tajabadi, W. J. Basirun, F. Lorestani, R. Zakaria, S. Baradaran, Y.M. Amin, M.R. Mahmoudian, M. Rezayi, M. Sookhakian. Nitrogen-doped graphene-silver nanodendrites for the non-enzymatic detection of hydrogen peroxide. Electrochimica Acta 151 (2015) 126 133
  • M. H. Mezher, A. Nady, R. Penny, W. Y. Chong, R. Zakaria. 2015.Z-scan studies of the nonlinear optical properties of gold nanoparticles prepared by electron beam deposition. Applied Optics. Vol. 54, Issue 33, pp.9703-9708 (2015)