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Dr. Fatimah Zaharah Ali

Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia

Dr. Fatimah Zaharah Ali

Dr. Fatimah Zaharah Ali is a senior lecturer at College of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia since 2012. She obtained her Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electrical and Electronics from Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP), Perak, Malaysia in 2009; MSc. in Telecommunication and Information Engineering from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Selangor, Malaysia in 2012; and PhD in Electrical Engineering, UiTM, Selangor, Malaysia in 2023. She also had worked as an Assistant Manager in Telekom Malaysia (TM) Berhad in 2010 for a year before she pursued her master's degree.

Her study in Communication Engineering has led her to start the research in satellite field for doctorate degree. Her thesis was on the complete process on developing the imaging mission system payload for the application of 1U-sized CubeSat; which also includes the integration and space environments tests with the other subsystems boards of the satellite.

In 2021, she was appointed as Project Manager for the international collaborative project, ASEANSAT, with associates from Philippines, Thailand, Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MOSTI), and Malaysian Space Agency (MYSA). ASEANSAT is the project of developing and launching the second satellite CubeSat of UiTM, local to Malaysia. Apart of managing the project, she was responsible for the camera mission, satellite testing and integration, satellite registration, licensing, and frequency coordination. When she was appointed as UiTM Ground Station Manager in 2019, she had actively participated in the BIRDS Ground Station Workshop and as Malaysian Editor for BIRDS Project Newsletter. Due to her commitment and enthusiasm in satellite field, Fatimah was invited by various local and international organizations where she readily shared her experience and insights in the space and satellite field. Moreover, she was invited by NASA-associated Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) to be part of the Working Group Member on International Collaboration in Space Technology Conclave that was held in Chennai, India, in 2022. In 2023, she was appointed as expert consultant and panel reviewer for Nanosatellite Development Project by MYSA.

Contact: fatimah_zaharah(at)uitm.edu.my

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