Dr. Mariyana Aida Ab Kadir is a Senior Lecturer at the Structure and Materials Department, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). She is the Research Fellow at the Institute of Noise and Vibration (INV) and Engineering Seismology and Earthquake Engineering Research (eSEER). After completing her secondary education at Mara Junior Science Collage, she pursue her B.Eng in Civil Engineering at UTM with First Class Honours and Chancellor’s Award in 2005. She was awarded with Erasmus Mundus Scholarship for M.Sc in Earthquake Engineering and Seismology Engineering at two universities; University of Pavia, Italy and Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble France before completing a PhD at University of Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom in Structural Seismic and Fire Engineering.

Dr. Mariyana research interest focuses on the vulnerability of structures expose to risk of hazards for earthquake and fire, soil-structure interaction, input ground motion for structural design, new structural system for earthquake and fire, and durability of concrete materials. She particularly focuses on the earthquake and fire performance of concrete structure.

Since she come back from PhD study in 2013, she have been given an opportunity to leads research grants awarded with the total amount of RM320,000 from Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia under Fundamental Research Grants Scheme for Project Performance of Treated Rubberized Fiber Concrete Under Earthquake and Fire Loadings, University Research Grant Tier 1, Public Work Department Collaboration Research Grant and Potential Academic Scheme Grant for Fire Resistance of Earthquake Damaged Reinforced Concrete Columns. Participating in the CARE-RISK: UK- Malaysia awarded by Newton Fund. Recently, Dr. Mariyana has won a Silver dan Bronze medal for her invention,  in ITEX 2016 dan INATEX, 2015.

Dr. Mariyana being actively involved in committee members for IEM on Earthquake, MOSTI Inter-Agency Committee on Earthquake and Tsunami, and Research on The Sabah Earthquake 2015. She is optimistic that the Sabah Earthquake 2015 as an enlightenment that seismic effects have to consider into the structural design of structure depending on the intensity of earthquake locations in Malaysia. A part of that, Dr Mariyana actively involved in Structural Fire Engineering research. She involved in material testing in fire, and structure behaviour in fire following earthquake.


“So indeed hardship is ease. Indeed with hardship is ease”. Alam Nashrah-Chapter 94:Verse 5-6