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Updated : 21/08/2016

The team of highly qualified and professionally recognized academic members are also actively engaged in research and development activities and interact with industries, statutory bodies by providing consultancy and advisory services, conducting specialized short courses and participating in collaborative research and development programmes.  The department recognizes the importance of attaining national and international recognition for its research efforts and that participation in relevant research is extremely important for the development of staffs and the quality of the education experienced by students.

Parallel with the departmental expertise, the staff is encouraged to be involved in research.  Research & development activities are mostly funded by Intensified Research on Priority Area (IRPA) Grant from the Ministry of Science and Technology. Other sources of research fund are provided by the Research Management Centre (RMC), UTM.  From 1996 to 2002, 41 long term research projects were carried out with an allocation of RM 7.7 million.  RM 0.93 million is allocated for short term research projects handled by the staffs of the department (click here for detail project list of long term research grants and short term research grants).

RESEARCH GROUP MEMBER AND AREA OF RESEARCH

MEMBER OF RESEARCH GROUPS RESEARCH AREA
1.
PAVEMENT RESEARCH GROUP (PRG)
  1. Prof. Dr. Mohd.Rosli Hainin(Leader)
  2. Prof. Ir. Dr. Hasanan Mohd Nor
  3. Dr. Hayati Yaacob
  4. Dr. Md. Maniruzzaman
  5. Dr. Ramadhansyah Putra Jaya
  6.  Dr. Azman Mohamed
  7. Dr. Norhidayah Binti Abdul Hassan
  8. Che Ros Ismail
  9. Mohd Khairul Idham Mohd Satar
  10. Muhammad Naqiuddin Mohd Warid
  • Pavement materials
  • Construction
  • Structural Design
  • Maintenance
  • Rehabilitation
2.
SOFT SOIL ENGINEERING RESEARCH GROUP (SSRG)
  1. Prof. Dr. Aminaton Marto (Leader)
  2. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kamarudin Ahmad
  3. Dr. Nor Zurairahetty Mohd Yunus
  4. Fauziah Kasim
  5. Siti Norafida Jusoh
  • Soil investigation
  • Physical, engineering and chemical properties, mineralogy and morphology
  • Settlement and bearing capacity
  • Dynamic load & Earthquake effect
  • Construction and excavation
  • Foundation and tunneling
  • Modelling of soil behavior, earth structure on soft soil, etc – physical, centrifuge, finite element
  • Monitoring work – soil instrumentation
3.
GROUND IMPROVEMENT RESEARCH GROUP (GIRG)
  1. Prof. Dr. Khairul Anuar Kassim (Leader)
  2. Prof. Ir. Dr. Ramli Nazir
  3. Prof. Madya Mohd For Mohd Amin
  4. Dr. Rini Asnida Abdullah
  5. Ahmad Safuan Abd. Rashid
  6. Muhammad Azril Hezmi
  • Soil improvement techniques to reduce settlements, increase the shear strength, increases the factor of safety and reduce shrinkage and swelling.
  • Compaction, pre-compressions, vertical drain, soil stabilization by admixtures, electro-osmosis, soil nailing, micro-piles,
  • Rock characterization & behavior, rock mass improvement, pile driving and pile testing.
  • Techniques of testing stabilized soil
4.
GEOHAZARD RESEARCH GROUPS (GRG)
  1. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Edy Tonnizam Mohamad (Leader)
  2. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mushairry Mustaffar
  3. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nazri Ali
  4. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Zulkifli Mohd Yunus
  5. Assoc. Prof. Ir. Azman Kassim
  6. Dr. Radzuan Sa’ari
  • Slope stability
  • Ground Deformation
  • Numerical modeling and analysis
  • Unsaturated Behavior of Tropical Residual Soil
  • Factors affecting geohazards occurrence
  • Climate changes
  • Major civil construction and activities
  • Environmental Geology
  • Ground movement attenuation
5.
TRANSPORTATON RESEARCH GROUP (TRG)
  1. Prof. Dr. Othman Che Puan (Leader)
  2. Dr. Sitti Asmah Hassan
  3. Dr. Nordiana Mashros
  4. Mohd Izuddin Ithnan
  • Highway Traffic
  • Road Safety
  • Transportation Planning
  • Transport Pollution
  • Intelligent Transport System – ITS
  • Pedestrian/Cyclistion
  • Traffic Control Devices
  • Highway Capacity and Infrastructure & System