Roslinda Nazar obtained her B.S. degree in mathematics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA, in January 1995. Then, in April 1995, she started her career as a Tutor at the Department of Mathematics, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Selangor, Malaysia. Later in October, in the same year, she went to complete her M.S. degree in mathematics of nonlinear models at the Heriot-Watt University and University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, and earned the degree a year later in October 1996. The title of her M.S. dissertation was “Heat transfer problems in a canned motor.” She returned to Malaysia in early October 1996 and she was directly appointed as a Lecturer at the same department. Her formal research activities started in the year 2000 when she registered for her Ph.D. degree program in applied mathematics at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, in August 2000. She finished her study in 2003 and has been awarded her Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics in January 2004. The title of her Ph.D. thesis was “Mathematical models for free and mixed convection boundary layer flows of micropolar fluids.” In February 2005, she has been promoted to the post of Senior Lecturer at the School of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, UKM, and then to the post of Associate Professor in August 2006. In January 2012, she has been promoted to the post of Full Professor in applied mathematics in the following areas of interest: mathematical modeling, fluid dynamics, and heat transfer. She is currently the Head of Mathematics Program.
Biography Updated on 27 June 2014