Department Structure & Materials

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

MEMBER OF RESEARCH GROUPS RESEARCH AREA
1.
HOUSING RESEACH NETWORK (HORN)
 
  1. AP. Dr. Aminah Md.Yusuf (Leader).
  2. AP. Ir.Dr. Rosli Mohammad Zin
  3. Bachan Singh Beshawar Singh
  4. Abdul Rahim Abd Hamid
  • Construction Technology in Housing
  • Quality issues in housing
  • The impact of poor housing on health
  • Housing maintenance
  • Accessibility and flexibility in housing design
  • Post completion review of housing design and construction
  • Investment patterns in housing conversion and improvements
2.
COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS AND NUMERICAL ANALYSIS GROUP (CMNAG)
 
  1. AP. Dr. Suhaimi Abu Bakar (Leader)
  2. AP. Dr. Abd. Latif Saleh
  3. Dr. Airil Yasreen Mohd Yassin
  4. AP. Dr. Redzuan Abdullah
  5. Dr. Hisham Mohamad
  6. Dr. Norhisham Bakhary
  7. Dr. Ahmad Kueh Beng Hong
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Numerical Analysis – Finite Element Method, Mesh Free Method Boundary Element Method.
3.
STRUCTURAL ASSESSMENT AND FORENSIC ENGINEERING (SAFE)
 
  1. Prof. Dr. Azlan Abdul Rahman (Leader)
  2. AP. Dr. Nordin Yahaya
  3. Prof. Dr. Mohammad Ismail
  4. AP. Ir. Dr. Mohd Hanim Osman
  5. Dr. Norhazilan Md. Nor
  6. Dr. Noor Hisham Bakhari
  7. Ir. Mohd Salleh Yassin
  8. Ahmadon Bakri
  9. Ahmad Zaidon Rais
  • Structural forensic engineering,
  • NDT assessment of structure, infra-structure and oil & gas facilities
  • Materials analysis
  • Structural reliability and analysis, Risk-based Inspection (RBI), vibration engineering
  • Structural health monitoring
  • NDT instrumentations
4.
CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS RESEARCH GROUP (CMRG)
 
  1. Prof. Ir. Dr. Mohd.Warid Hussin (Leader)
  2. Prof. Datin Dr. Nasly Mohamed Ali
  3. Prof. Dr. Mohammad Ismail
  4. AP. Dr. Abd. Rahman Mohd Sam
  5. Prof. Dr. Salihuddin Radin Sumardi
  6. AP. Dr. ASM Abdul Awal
  7. AP. Dr. Muhammad A.R. Bhudta
  8. AP. Dr. Redzuan Abdullah
  9. Dr. Izni Syahrizal Ibrahim
  10. Abdullah Zawawi Awang
  • Blended Cement Concrete
  • Smart Materials in Concrete
  • Fibre Reinforced Concrete
  • High Performance and Durability of Concrete
  • Corrosion of Reinforcemet
  • Forensic Structural Engineering
  • Lightereight Concrete
  • Concrete Repair and Maintenance
  • Industrial Building System (IBS)
  • Ferrocement Technology
  • Non-destructive Testing (NDT)
  • Non-baked Brick
  • Sustainability Construction
5.
PRECAST CONCRETE RESEARCH GROUP (PCRG)
 
  1. AP. Dr. Ahmad Baharuddin Abd.Rahman (Leader)
  2. Dr. Izni Syahrizal Ibrahim
  3. Prof. Ir. Dr. Abdul Karim Mirasa
  4. AP. Dr. Mohd Hanim Osman
  5. AP. Dr. A. Aziz Saim
  6. AP. Dr. Abd. Rahman Mohd Sam
  7. AP. Baderul Hisham Ahmad
  8. Ir. Azhar Ahmad
  9. AP. Dr. Muhammad Aamer Rafique Bhutta
  • Precast concrete components
  • Connections of precast concrete components.
  • Overall stability and buildability
  • Innovative precast concrete products – structural systems, connections and anchorage to concrete for IBS and accelerated construction.
6.
ADVANCED COMPOSITES AND INNOVATIVE STRUCTURES (ACIS)
 
  1. AP. Dr. Jamaludin Mohamad Yatim (Leader)
  2. Dr. Ahmad Kueh Beng Hong
  3. Mohd Yunus bin Ishak
  4. Dr. Yusof bin Ahmad
  • Advanced composites for structural elements
  • Polymer composites with high strength fibres, natural fibre, hybrid fibre
  • Material and structures properties
  • Analysis and Design of Hybrid System
  • Lightweight and Deployable Structures
7.
ENGINEERING SEISMOLOGY AND EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING RESEARCH (ESEER) 
 
  1. Prof. Dr. Azlan Bin Adnan (Leader)
  2. Mohd Zamri Ramli
  3. Dr. Norhisham Bakhary
  4. Mariyana Aida Ab Kadir
  5. Mohd Nur Asmawisham Alel
  6. Sophia C. Alih
  • Seismic Hazard Assessment
  • Seismic Structural Vulnembility
  • Structural Seismic Health Monitoring System
  • Earthquake Engineering
  • Seismology
  • Earthquake Resistant Design
  • Earthquake Fault Mechanism
8.
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT CENTRE (CTMC)
 
  1. Prof. Dr. Salihudin Radin  Sumadi (Leader, Director of CTMC)
  2. Prof. Dr. Azlan Adnan
  3. AP. Dr. Mushairry Mustaffa
  4. AP. Dr. Mohd Rosli Hainin
  5. AP. Dr. Aminah Mohamad Yusof
  6. AP. Ir. Aziruddin Ressang
  7. AP. Mohd For Mohd Amin
  8. AP. Wan Zulkifli Wan Yusof
  9. AP. Dr. Redzuan Abdullah
  10. Dr. Arham Abdullah
  11. AP. Ir. Dr. Rosli Mohamad Zin
  12. Dr. Khairulzan Yahya
  13. Dr. Rozana Zakaria
  14. Dr. Zaiton Haron
  15. Dr. Shaiful Amri Mansur
  16. Dr. Haryati Yaacob
  17. Ahmadon Bakri
  18. Bachan Singh
  19. Abd Rahim Abd. Hamid
  • Construction Technology
  • Construction Management
  • Road and Transportation
  • Hydraulics and Hydrology
  • Engineering Survey
  • Geotechnology
  • Project Management
  • Open building system
  • Sustainable and green construction
9.
STEEL TECHNOLOGY CENTRE (STC)
 
  1. Prof. Ir. Dr. Mahmood Md. Tahir (Leader, Director of STC)
  2. AP. Dr. Arizu Sulaiman
  3. Dr. Airil Yasreen Mohd. Yassin
  4. Dr. Ahmad Kueh Beng Hong
  5. Dr. Hisham Mohamad
  6. Dr. Norhazilan Md Nor
  7. Ahmadon Bakri
  8. Prof. Dr. Mohammad Ismail
  9. AP. Ir. Dr. Hanim bin Osman
  10. AP. Dr. Nodin Yahya
  11. Dr. Norhisham Bakhary
  12. Dr. Roslida Abd Samat
  13. AP. Dr. Sarifuddin Saad
  14. AP. Dr. A Aziz Saim
  15. Prof. Dr. Shahrin Mohammad
  16. Dr. Tan Cher Siang
  17. Dr. Shek Poi Ngan
  • Cold-formed steel section
  • Light-weight steel framing
  • Composite structures
  • Corrugated steel section
  • Space frame structures
  • Steel truss tower
  • Innovative structural steel joint
  • Mechanics of membrane materials
  • Experimental technique for steel structure
10.
INDUSTRIAL SYSTEM (IS)
 
  1. AP. Dr. Abdul Kadir Marsono (Leader)
  2. AP. Dr. Ahmad Mahir Makhtar
  3. Mohd Zamri Ramli
  4. Bahrin Mesir
  5. Rosli Anang
  6. AP. Dr. Abdul Rahman Mohd Sam
  7. Dr. Ahmad Kueh Beng Hong
  8. AP. Dr. Jamaludin Mohd Yatim
  9. Dr. Yusof Ahmad
  • Construction industry automation in  construction and management
  • Smart component of industrial system
11.
RELIABILITY ENGINEERING AND SAFETY ASSESSMENT RESEARCH GROUP (RESA)
 
  1. AP. Dr. Nordin Yahya (Leader)
  2. AP. Dr. Aziruddin Ressang
  3. Dr. Norhazilan Md Noor
  • Algorithm and software for pipeline integrity assessment
  • Corrosion dynamic  for steel LPG tankers, vessel ballast tank and pipeline.
  • Microbiology induced corrosion
  • Corrosion behavior in seabed sediment area
  • Risk and integrity assessment