Biography

I have started my career as a university academician for 11 years and 6 months since March, 2005. Over the years, I have taught 77 credit-hour courses in this university (56 and 21 credit-hour courses for the Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels respectively), supervised 5 PhD students as a main supervisor (one graduated on November 2016), lead 12 out of 30 research projects that I am involved in (total MYR2153036.00), lead and assisted in 5 consultation works (MYR596354.41), received 1 intellectual properties (IP) and 4 national awards during the National Geotechnical Engineering Festival in 2014.

 

I am a Bachelor holder in Civil Engineering discipline from UTM. I have obtained Master of Civil Engineering (Geotechnics) from UTM in 2005. Then, I pursued my PhD study in Geotechnical Engineering at Faculty of Engineering, University of Sheffield, England and graduated with my doctorate in November 2011. My research was related to the failure behavior of soft soil treated with a group of soil cement columns formed by the Deep Mixing (DM) method. I have participated in the 10th Young Geotechnical Engineerings’ Symposium in London in 2008 and have prepared and published 5 publications from my PhD work.

 

To date, I have published 57 journal papers, 20 papers for technical proceeding and 1 book chapter. Out of 57 journals, 25 are indexed in ISI database, 30 are indexed by Scopus and the rest (3 journal papers) are classified as non-indexed refereed journal. The total cumulative impact factors that I have contributed to UTM for sustaining research university status were 23.77. Apart from writing, I actively involve as a manuscript reviewers and have reviewed more than 30 journal including Journal of Geological and Geotechnical Engineering, International Journal of GEOMATE and Geotechnical Testing Journal (ASTM).

 

I have implemented an active learning process during my lecture. Apart from conveying basic knowledge via formal teaching and learning session, I have also implemented a teamwork project basis by using a real case study assignment for the students to practice their learned knowledge in solving the problem. My teaching approach is appreciated by my students and it was reflected in my annual course evaluation in UTM e-PPP system, with average rate of 4.3/5.0.

 

In research work, I have successfully obtained 30 research grants with total amount of nearly RM 2.4 million. Out of 30 research grants, I have been appointed as the project leader to 2 Escience-MOSTI, 2 FRGS-MOHE, 1 PRGS-MOHE, 1 ERGS-MOHE, 3 GUP-UTM, 1 NAS-UTM and 2 Post Doc.-UTM with the total amount of nearly RM 1.1 million. Besides that, I am also a team member for the Networking Grant with Prof Takashi Tsutsumi from Kagoshima College, National Institute of Technology, Japan. Nine research grants were successfully completed on time with excellent financial management. I have also taken part in INATEX (UTM) in 2013 and received a certificate of participation during the event. In addition, I actively involved in consultation work which I have received almost RM 0.6 million from the work. The most recent consultation work is the development and installation of early warning system at Gunung Pulai, Johor under Jabatan Perhutanan Negeri Johor. Currently, I have been appointed as Fellow of Centre of Excellent under Tropical Geoengineering Centre (Geotropik).

 

I have served the faculty and university in a broad range of activities and events such as organizing a monthly religion talk (Kuliah Dhuha) and assisting in the international conference. In conjunction with the inspiration of university in increasing the publication number, I have been invited as a speaker and facilitator for the publication workshop organised by the faculty. Moreover, I have been appointed as an editorial board of faculty journal known as Malaysia Journal of Civil Engineering (MJCE).

 

In term of community service, I have served as committee member for the Parent and Teacher Organisation (PIBG) of Sekolah Kebangsaan Taman Sri Pulai, Johor. I also have been invited as a speaker for a motivation program organised by Sekolah Kebangsaan Taman Sri Pulai and Sekolah Kebangsaan Taman Pulai Perdana. Furthermore, I have involved in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program at Kampung Orang Asli Simpang Arang, Gelang Patah, Johor and helped the flood victim at Gua Musang, Kelantan.