My Biography for PIPOC 2019

Biography (As submitted for PIPOC 2019)

Ir. Ts. Dr. Zaki Yamani Zakaria

 Ir. Ts. Dr. Zaki Yamani Zakaria has been with the School of Chemical & Energy Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) since 2008. His main research interests are in catalytic reaction engineering, engineering education, green related technology, and safety and health. He is presently a fellow researcher in the Center of Engineering Education (CEE), UTM. He obtained his Ph.D (Chemical Engineering) UTM (2013). Before joining the faculty, he has been practicing as a Project Engineer (2003-2005) and Process Engineer (2005-2008). Ir. Dr. Zaki Yamani Zakaria became a Professional Engineer (BEM) and Chartered Engineer (IChemE) in 2010. He was appointed as a Professional Technologist in 2018 by Malaysia Board of Technologist (MBOT).

Ir. Ts. Dr. Zaki Yamani Zakaria presently supervises 7 postgraduate students. He has published his research works in various reputable journals, international conferences, book chapters (including Wiley Publisher) and others. In 2018 he published his own book, “Ramblings of a Chemical Engineer”, which has been read and well received by fellow chemical engineers from Malaysia and around the globe. Ir. Ts. Dr. Zaki Yamani Zakaria actively writes in his official FCEE staff website ( as well as shares chemical engineering related information in his Chemical Engineering Facebook Page ( which up till now has 37k followers. His first ever blog, Chemical Engineering World (, was recently selected as the Top 10 Chemical Engineering Blogs in the internet. He and his team recently won Gold Medal in 2019 International Conference and Exposition on Invention by Institution of Higher Learning (Pecipta 2019) in UTHM, Gold Medal in New Academia Learning Innovation (NALI 2019) and Best NALI 2019 Award in UTM for various innovations in student-centred-learning approach.