Department Structure & Materials

Updated : 25/04/2018

INTRODUCTION

In recent years, construction industry has seen enormous changes presenting the civil engineering profession with a host of new challenges. To meet these challenges, practicing engineers and students alike are required to keep abreast with the state-of-the-art knowledge on various aspects of civil engineering. As part of the Faculty of Civil engineering, the Department of Structures and Materials has been just doing that: acting as a facilitator in acquiring and adapting to the new technologies, and attempting to advance them forward. It has been offering specially tailored foundation courses and providing advanced training on planning, structural analysis and design, civil engineering materials and construction management to undergraduate and postgraduate students since 1972.

Currently, the Department has a total number of 65 academic staff including 13 Professors and 19 Associate Professors. Besides academic staff the department has 13 experienced and dedicated supporting staff including senior technicians and laboratory assistants.

RESEARCH GROUP MEMBER AND AREA OF RESEARCH

1.
STRUCTURAL ASSESSMENT AND FORENSIC ENGINEERING (SAFE)
  MEMBER OF RESEARCH GROUPS
RESEARCH AREA
  1. Prof. Dr. Mohammad Bin Ismail (LEADER)
  2. Prof. Ir. Dr. Mohd Hanim Osman
  3. Prof. Dr. Abd. Latif Saleh
  4. Dr. Mohd Azreen Bin Mohd Ariffin
  5. Ahmadon Bin Bakri
  6. Dr. Mohammadreza Vafaei
  7. Ir. Azhar Bin Ahmad
  8. Dr. Noor Nabilah Binti Sarbini
  9. Ir. Mohamad Salleh Hj Yassin
  10. Dr. Ma Chau Khun
  • Corrosion
  • Structural health monitoring system
  • High Steel concrete
2.
CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS RESEARCH GROUP (CMRG)
  
 MEMBER OF RESEARCH GROUPS
RESEARCH AREA
  1. Dr. Abdullah Zawawi Awang (LEADER)
  2. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Suhaimi Abu Bakar
  3. Dr. Nor Hasanah Abdul Shukor Lim
  4. Dr. Nur Hafizah Abd Khalid
  • Self-healing/Self-curing concrete.
  • Green and sustainable concrete materials
  • Bacteria/EM in concrete
  • Wastes materials in concrete
  • High strength and high performance concrete
  • Fibre reinforced concrete
  • Geopolymer/Polymer concrete
  • Fire resistance concrete
  • Element (Block) for dynamic loading
  • Numerical/Finite Element analysis
3.
PRECAST CONCRETE RESEARCH GROUP (PCRG)
  
MEMBER OF RESEARCH GROUPS
RESEARCH AREA
  1. Assoc. prof. Dr. Izni Syahrizal Ibrahim (LEADER)
  2. Dr. Roslli Noor Mohamed
  3. Prof. Dr. Ahmad Baharuddin Abd Rahman

 

  • The research area for PCRG is mainly focused on precast concrete technology and construction. This includes composite action on precast concrete structure, connection design between precast components, pre-stressed concrete technology and the failure mechanism of precast structures

4.
ENGINEERING SEISMOLOGY AND EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING RESEARCH (eSEER) 
MEMBER OF RESEARCH GROUPS
RESEARCH AREA
  1. Prof. Dr. Azlan Bin Adnan (LEADER)
  2. Mohd Nur Asmawisham Bin Alel
  3. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Norhisham Bin Bakhary
  4. Mohd Zamri Bin Ramli
  5. Dr. Sophia C. Alih
  6. Dr. Mariyana Aida Binti Ab. Kadir
  • Seismic hazard assessment
  • Seismic structural vulnerability and structural seismic health monitoring system.
  • Earthquake engineering, seismology, earthquake resistant design and earthquake fault mechanism
5.
GREEN PROMT RESEARCH GROUP
 
MEMBER OF RESEARCH GROUPS
RESEARCH AREA
  1. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rozana Zakaria (LEADER)
  2. Dr. Eeydzah Aminudin
  3. Dr. Shaiful Amri Mansur
  4. Abdul Rahim Abdul Hamid
  5. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zaiton Haron
  6. Dr. Khairulzan Yahya
  • Construction Noise management
  • Traffic noise management
  • Occupational noise exposure
  • Environmental acoustics
  • Building acoustics
6.
STEEL AND COMPOSITE CONSTRUCTION RESEARCH GROUP (SCC)
  
MEMBER OF RESEARCH GROUPS
RESEARCH AREA
  1. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Arizu Sulaiman (LEADER)
  2. Dr. Shek Poi Ngian
  3. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tan Cher Siang
  4. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Redzuan Abdullah
  5. Dr. Roslida Abd Samat
  6. Dr. Sariffuddin Sa’ad
  • Structural integrity
  • Lightweight Panelling system
  • Cold-Form steel section
  • Interlocking block
7.
INDUSTRIAL CONSTRUCTION SYSTEM (IS)
  MEMBER OF RESEARCH GROUPS
RESEARCH AREA
  1. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdul Kadir Marsono (LEADER)
  2. Prof. Ir. Dr. Rosli Mohamad Zin
  3. Dr. Ahmad Razin Zainal Abidin @ Md. Taib
  4. Baharin Mesir
  5. Dr. Ponselvi A/P Jeevaragagam
  6. Dr. Balqis Omar
  7. Dr. Halinawati Hirol
  • Industrialised Building System (IBS)
  • Smart structure
8.
RELIABILITY ENGINEERING AND SAFETY ASSESSMENT RESEARCH GROUP (RESA)
  
MEMBER OF RESEARCH GROUPS
RESEARCH AREA
  1. Prof. Dr. Nordin Yahaya (LEADER)
  2. Dr. Libriati Zardasti
  3. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Norhazilan Md Noor
  • Soil & Marine Corrosion
  • Microbial Corrosion, Risk Assessment & Management,
  • Structure Reliability
  • Pipeline Composite Repair
  • Fatigue Assessment
  • Fracture Mechanic
  • Statistic & Probabilistic
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Offshore Structure Modelling Hydrodynamic Wave