Department of Environmental Engineering

Updated : 25/04/2018

INTRODUCTION

With the rapid changes taking place in the world today, there is an ever increasing need to understand and control the associated environmental problems. With increasing urbanization and industrialization, engineers and other professionals are continually faced with problems related to the provision of an adequate supply of safe and potable water, the prevention of water pollution, the maintenance of air quality, the satisfactory disposal of domestic and solid wastes and the control and management of hazardous wastes.

Recognizing the need for education and training of personnel that can handle such problems efficiently, the Department of Environmental Engineering was established in 1976. Although it is the smallest department in the Faculty of Civil Engineering, the task assigned to the department is huge considering the magnitude of environmental problems facing the nation. Besides providing a sound environmental engineering education to Diploma and B.Sc. students in Civil Engineering, the department also undertakes research, provides consultancy services to industry as well as offering postgraduate courses and continuing education through short courses and seminar sessions to practicing scientists and engineers in environmental related fields.

The department has rapidly expanded its staff and facilities in the last four years. From a staff of 5 in the beginning, the department now has 22 academic staff from various background necessitated by the multi-disciplinary approach of the environmental engineering field.

RESEARCH GROUP MEMBER AND AREA OF RESEARCH

1.
INTERGRATED WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
   
MEMBER OF RESEARCH GROUPS
RESEARCH AREA
  1. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Shamsuddin Shahid (LEADER)
  2. Prof. Dr. Sobri Harun
  3. Amat Sairin Demun
  4. Dr. Zulkiflee Ibrahim
  5. Abu Bakar Fadzil @ Zulkifly
  6. Muhammad Nassir Hanapi
  • Innovative solutions of hydrological problems in the context of global environmental changes using statistical and mathematics models
  • Characterization and forecasting of various hydrological processes and water related disasters, modeling climate changes and their impacts with associate uncertainties, multi-criteria decision making in adaptation and mitigation planning.
2.
WASTE RECOVERY RESEARCH GROUP
  MEMBER OF RESEARCH GROUPS RESEARCH AREA
  1. Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Mohd Fadhil Bin Md Din (LEADER)
  2. Dr. Shazwin Mat Taib
  3. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Johan Sohaili
  • Agriculture Biomass
  • Cool Island Pavement
  • Palm oil mill effluent
3.
WATER & WASTEWATER TREATMENT RESEARCH GROUP
MEMBER OF RESEARCH GROUPS RESEARCH AREA
 
  1. Prof. Dr. Azmi Aris (LEADER)
  2. Prof. Mohd Razman Salim
  3. Normala Hashim
  4. Dr. Muzaffar Zainal Abideen
  5. Dr. Mohd Hafiz Puteh
  6. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Khalida Muda
  7. Dr. Nur Syamimi Zaidi
  • Advanced oxidation processes
  • Biogranulation
  • Low-cost coagulants
  • Nutrient removal and recovery
  • Optimization method in treatment processes; Advanced methods in water and wastewater treatment
4. IMPACT & RESTORATION ON WATER BODIES RESEARCH GROUP
MEMBER OF RESEARCH GROUPS
RESEARCH AREA
  1. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Ismid Bin Md Said (LEADER)
  2. Dr. Salmiati
  3. Dr. Shamila Binti Azman
  4. Mohd Nor Bin Othman
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Aquatic Toxicology
5. COASTAL OCEAN DYNAMIC & ECOSYSTEM (CODE)
MEMBER OF RESEARCH GROUPS
RESEARCH AREA
  1. Prof. Dr. Ahmad Khairi Bin Abd Wahab (LEADER)
  2. Dr. Mohd Ridza Bin Mohd Haniffah
  3. Dr. Mohamad Hidayat Bin Jamal
  4. Dr. Zulhilmi Bin Ismail
  5. Dr. Ilya Khairanis Binti Othman
  • Coastal engineering & modelling. Estuary and ocean ecosystem. Marine hazard and mitigations