Dr. Fairuzeta binti Haji Md. Ja'afar is currently a lecturer in Physical Chemistry at the Department of Chemical Sciences in the Faculty of Science (FOS) at Universiti Brunei Darussalam, currently teaching Fundamentals in Physical Chemistry, Chemical Thermodynamics, Surface Chemical Phenomena, Molecular Spectroscopy and Quantum Chemistry. She is also involved in teaching a Centre for Lifelong Learning (C3L) course: Sciences for University Study.
Her current research interests cover a wide range from environmental remediation by utilisation of landfill and agricultural waste materials, to chemical analysis and identification of functional groups in natural products and targeted drug delivery in the treatment of diseases using ultrasound and microbubbles. She is always open to discussions pertaining to research, collaborative works and ideas on the above research themes. She is actively looking for masters in research candidates, research assistants and temporary placement research interns.
Dr. Fairuzeta completed her PhD in Chemistry in 2015 from Imperial College London under the supervision of Prof. John Seddon (Department of Chemistry), Dr. Mengxing Tang (Department of Bioengineering) and Prof. Edward Leen (Department of Translational Medicine). The paper "Surface Charge Measurement of SonoVue, Definity and Optison: A Comparison of Laser Doppler Electrophoresis and Micro-Electrophoresis" was published in "Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology" based from the PhD work.
Prior to her PhD, she obtained an MRes in Bioimaging Sciences in 2010 and a BSc in Chemistry in 2009, both from Imperial College London.
In 2004, she received the Ministry of Education A' Level Special Scheme Scholarship, which funded her study in the United Kingdom, from A'Levels in Bedford High School all the way through to her PhD.
2011-2015 PhD in Chemistry at Imperial College London, United Kingdom
2009-2010 MRes in Bioimaging Sciences at Imperial College London, United Kingdom
2006-2009 BSc in Chemistry at Imperial College London, United Kingdom
2004-2006 GCE A' Levels at Bedford High School Sixth Form, United Kingdom
1999-2003 GCE O' Levels PJN Pg. Hj. Abu Bakar Secondary School, Kuala Belait, Brunei Darussalam
1991-1998 St. James' School, Kuala Belait, Brunei Darussalam
Utilising waste materials for environmental remediation
Chemical analyses of food products from selected local plants (natural products)
Combining ultrasound and microbubbles for medical imaging and targeted drug delivery
Particle characterization techniques and instrumentation
Microbubble/Nanoparticle cellular interaction: imaging by optical microscopy