Department of Geotechnic and Transportation

Updated : 25/04/2018

INTRODUCTION

Department of Geotechnic and Transportation comprises the areas of geotechnical engineering, transportation and highway engineering. Getechnical engineering uses principles of soil mechanics and rock mechanics to investigate subsurface conditions and materials. It is a useful knowledge to evaluate stability of slope, design of earthwork and foundation of structure as well as monitoring site condition and assess risk of failure.

Transportation is a broad based profession that encompasses infrastructure, transport mode, traffic and control system. It is concerned not only with planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance and control of transportation facilities, but also with safety of users. It drives the economy through the provision of safe, economic, efficient, effective and environmentally sustainable delivery of transport services. Transportation draws strength from other allied professions and usually not treated in isolation. Its compatibility with geotechnical engineering is seamless.

The combination of geotechnical engineering and the transportation sections enable the department to provide a wide range of multi-disciplinary training and services in soil-related and transportation-related problems. Graduates specialize in geotechnics and/or transportation find careers in the broad range of disciplines that draw heavily on the elements of rock and soil mechanics, highway materials and traffic design, and environmental geotechnics.

Besides 30 academic staff, there are 13 dedicated technical staff involve in assisting academic staff in laboratory sessions or research works for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

RESEARCH GROUP MEMBER AND AREA OF RESEARCH

1.
GEOTECHNIC RESEARCH GROUP (GRG)
 
MEMBER OF RESEARCH GROUPS
RESEARCH AREA
  1. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ahmad Safuan A Rashid (LEADER)
  2. Prof. Dr. Ramli Nazir
  3. Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Azman Kassim Rashid
  4. Prof. Dr. Khairul Anuar Kassim
  5. Datin Fauziah Kasim
  6. Dr. Siti Norafida Jusoh
  7. Dr. Rini Asnida Abdullah
  8. Dr. Nor Zurairahetty Mohd Yunus
  9. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mushairry Mustaffar
  10. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kamarudin Hj Ahmad
  11. Dr. Radzuan Sa’ari
  12. Muhammad Azril Hezmi
  • Smart soil monitoring
  • Slope investigation
  • Application of GIS in landslide monitoring
  • Tunnel
  • Hydro-mechanical
2.
PAVEMENT TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH GROUP (PTRG)
 
MEMBER OF RESEARCH GROUPS
RESEARCH AREA
  1. Prof. Dr. Mohd Rosli Hainin (LEADER)
  2. Dr. Azman Mohamed
  3. Dr. Sitti Asmah Hassan
  4. Dr. Norhidayah Abdul Hassan
  5. Dr. Haryati Yaacob
  6. Che Ros Ismail
  7. Dr. Ramadhansyah Putra Jaya
  8. Dr. Muhammad Naqiuddin Mohd Warid
  9. Dr. Mohd Khairul Idham Mohd Satar
  10. Prof. Ir. Dr. Hasanan Md Nor
  11. Prof. Dr. Othman Che Puan
  12. Dr. Nordiana Mashros
  13. Dr. Md. Maniruzzaman A.Aziz
  • Innovative Asphalt
  • Green Technology in Highways
  • Interlocking Block Pavement
  • Recycled Asphalt Pavement
  • Transport Safety
  • Transportation Facilities
  • Traffic Noise
  • Driver Behaviour