Biography

 

PROF. DR. EDY TONNIZAM BIN MOHAMAD started his career as a geologist and geophysicist at OYO Corporation (Japan), Singapore after graduating from University of Malaya in 1993. Then in 1995, he joined Sunway Group as a Quarry Development Manager in Sunway Holdings (Quarry) Sdn. Bhd. In year 2000, he joined UTM as a lecturer in Department of Geotechnics and Transportation, Faculty of Civil Engineering UTM.

In the academics, his interest revolves Tropical Geoengineering, Excavation, Quarrying, Rock Blasting and Geoenvironment. He is a Registered Professional Geologist Malaysia (PG 81), Fellow of Institute of Quarrying, UK, Royal Fellow of Geologist Phillipines (10862), National Fellow of Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Institute (SEADPRI), a member of International Association of Engineering Geologist (IAEG) and Southern Region Representative of Geological Society of Malaysia. He is a registered Environmental Impact Assessment Consultant with Department of Environment, Malaysia since 2007 specializing in Quarrying, Mining, Geological and Blasting. His work has received widespread recognition, including his appointment as the Chairman of Expert Panel (Geology) for Dewan Bahasa Pustaka Malaysia. He has been appointed as a Panelist for devising a National Policy Paper on Great Flood. He is also appointed by Malaysia Public Work Department (JKR) to revise the National Road Work Specification (Excavation). He also provides an expertise support for Standards and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia (SIRIM) on establishing standardised guidelines on earthquake. In addition, at Johor State level, he has been appointed as Expert Panel on establishing Johor Sustainable Development Policy. In 2017, his Centre has been granted under Johor State Budget for establishing Johor Ground Water Pilot Project and Mineral Development Project. To date he has lead and become a researcher to 16 research projects amounting approximately to million Ringgit.

He writes, consults and speaks across the world on topics such as engineering geology, geohazard and sustainable development. His work has appeared in the reputed academic journals and has published several books and more than 100 indexed journals and conference papers. He is an active case writer and invited as keynote speaker across the globe. He has been appointed as International Advisor in several International Conferences by many countries. He is also appointed as a reviewer by several International ISI and Scopus Indexed Journals.

He is also appointed as a quarry consultant by several private companies. He is actively involved in various consultation projects involving private companies in Malaysia, Singapore, Phillipines and India. He is also a licenced shotfirer and has hands-on experience in quarrying industries.

Furthermore, he is actively involved in community engagement works. In several disaster incidents in Malaysia he becomes the referral resource by national mass media and he has been invited in several talk programmes discussing on national disasters. He is also an in-house columnist for a Daily Newspaper. He holds several posts in the Community Committees.

He received several awards and recognition for his outstanding role in the Faculty and University. Some of his achievements include UTM Excellent Award 2006, 2011 and 2014, Supervision Award, Media Award and Consultation Award. He was one of the finalist of UTM’s Teaching Award in 2013.

In 2011, he was appointed as Associate Professor in UTM. In 2013 he was appointed as Head of Geoengineering and Geohazard Research Group. Later in 2014, he was appointed the Head of Department of Geotechnics and Transportation. To date, he is the Founder cum Director of Centre of Tropical Geoengineering UTM.

Contact:
Centre of Tropical Geoengineering (GEOTROPIK)
Block D03, Level 2
Faculty of Civil Engineering
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
81310 UTM Johor Bahru
Johor, Malaysia.
 
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