Research

The Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering (FKAAS) places strong emphasis on research and research-led teaching as one of the key roles of our academic staff. The faculty, through its Research, Development and Publications division, encourages and supports efforts by both staff and students in undertaking research and consultation works, disseminating the outcomes through publications, and transforming ideas into products.

To create a research-driven environment, the faculty has established a center of excellence and three centers of research. These centers play a pivotal role in cultivating a thriving research culture among staff and students by providing resources for research, such as expertise and facilities, and creating opportunities for students to further their studies in postgraduate research programmes that are offered by the faculty.


Center of Excellence

Research Center for Soft Soils (RECESS)

RECESS was established in 2004 based on United Kingdom's Soft Soil Test Site in Bothkennar, Scotland. Seeing that the UTHM campus is constructed on soft soil, and the campus expansion and future development plans had aroused concern by virtue of being on soft foundation soil, RECESS was set up in order to conduct field trials and become a national center for soft soil research in Malaysia. RECESS aspires to embark on new applied technology and full-scale testing, and be a meeting place for industrialists and researchers to share information in dealing with hazards arising from construction on soft soil.

Contact Person

Prof. Dr. Mohd Idrus Hj. Mohd Masirin

Phone: +607-4564356

E-mail: idrus@uthm.edu.my


Centers of Research

Jamilus Research Center (JRC)

JRC was officially launched in 2012 by its namesake, Tan Sri (Dr) Ir Jamilus Md Hussin, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia. The center focuses on sustainable construction, which covers material, integrated design and construction management. The concept of sustainability embraces the preservation of the environment as well as development-related issues such as the efficient usage of resources. The construction industry has the capacity to make a major contribution towards a more sustainable future for the world. Sustainable construction seeks to minimise the use of natural resources and ensure that the built environment is resilient against the impact of climate change. It also protects and enhances biodiversity and provides green infrastructure that are pleasant and healthy for users while ensuring the sustainability of resources.

Contact Person

Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Abdul Halim Abdul Ghani

Phone: +607-4564312

E-mail: abdulhalim@uthm.edu.my

Website: jrc.uthm.edu.my

Smart Driving Research Center (SDRC)

Established in 2013, SDRC is the first-of-its-kind research center in Malaysia that aims to pioneer research and development of support systems for Smart Driving, thus becoming the nation’s main referral center for the implementation of Smart Driving. Smart Driving is the art and practice of driving that encourage safe, efficient and economical travel. Potential benefits of Smart Driving include reducing fuel consumption, protecting the environment by lowering gas and noise emissions, enhancing road safety for all users, promoting cost-effective, safe and comfortable travel, and prolonging the life of the vehicle and its parts.

Contact Person

Dr.Ing. Joewono Prasetijo

Phone: +607-4564240

E-mail: joewono@uthm.edu.my

Website: sdrc.uthm.edu.my

Micropollutant Research Center (MPRC)

MPRC was established in 2013 with the aim of presenting new concepts within water resources and environment conservation. The center focuses on broad ranges of research on Integrated Water Resources Engineering, Wastewater Treatment, Waste Recovery and Geo-Environmental Engineering. MPRC aspires to promote micropollutant research in water resources and environmental engineering, provide expertise and development support for new environmental solutions especially for rural communities, and make MPRC a center of excellence in research and consultancy on micropollutants in water resources and environmental fields.

Contact Person

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Radin Maya Saphira Radin Mohamed

Phone: +607-4564371

E-mail: maya@uthm.edu.my

Website: mprc.uthm.edu.my


Publications

Books

Papers


Citations


Research Grants


Awards

Award Product & Recipient Awarding Body

MOVAL Drain System

Dr Nickholas Anting Guntor
Malaysian Technology Expo (MTE) 2017

Dr. Brick

Mohd Baharuddin Rizuan
Malaysian Technology Expo (MTE) 2017

Acoustic Emission Technique for Damage Assessment and Classification

Dr Shahiron Shahidan
Malaysian Technology Expo (MTE) 2016

Zir Bio Con EM: An Environment Friendly Bacteria for Improving Concrete Properties

Assoc. Prof. Dr Mohd Irwan Juki
Malaysian Technology Expo (MTE) 2016

Modified Foamed Concrete Roadside Safety Barrier

Dr. Josef Hadipramana
Malaysian Technology Expo (MTE) 2016

A New Hydrophobicized Media from Cow Bones for the Treatment of Heavy Metals in Palm Oil Mill

Prof. Ab Aziz Abdul Latiff
Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX) 2016

Self-Compacting Concrete Containing Asphalt Waste

Dr Shahiron Shahidan
Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX) 2016

Solid Waste Illegal Dumping Web (SWIDWEB)

Assoc. Prof. Dr Noor Yasmin Zainun
Malaysian Technology Expo (MTE) 2015

Impregnation Method of Producing Activated Carbon from Sugarcane Bagasse for Colour Removal)

Assoc. Prof. Dr Mohd Adib Mohammad Razi
Malaysian Technology Expo (MTE) 2015

Sistem Pengurusan Tanah Perkuburan Islam (SPTPI) Berkonsepkan Taman Teknologi Menggunakan Aplikasi Sistem Maklumat Geografi

Assoc. Prof. Sr Dr Mustaffa Anjang Ahmad
Malaysian Technology Expo (MTE) 2015

Self-Lifted Stand for Motorcycle Safety (SMARTS)

Dr Kamarudin Ambak
Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX) 2015

Portable Vehicle CAN Bus Reader Fleet And Safety Management

Assoc. Prof. Dr Mohd Ezree Abdullah
Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX) 2015

Biodegradation of Malaysian Contaminated Soil Using Local Bacteria by Hybrid Electro-Bioremediation Technique (BIO-EK)

Assoc. Prof. Dr Saiful Azhar Ahmad Tajudin
Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX) 2015

Solid Waste Illegal Dumping Web (SWIDWEB)

Assoc. Prof. Dr Noor Yasmin Zainun
Seoul International Invention Fair (SIIF) 2015

Self-Lifted Stand for Motorcycle Safety (SMARTS)

Dr Kamarudin Ambak
Seoul International Invention Fair (SIIF) 2015

Biodegradation of Malaysian Contaminated Soil Using Local Bacteria by Hybrid Electro-Bioremediation Technique (BIO-EK)

Assoc. Prof. Dr Saiful Azhar Ahmad Tajudin
Seoul International Invention Fair (SIIF) 2015

Impregnation Method of Producing Activated Carbon from Sugarcane Bagasse for Colour Removal)

Assoc. Prof. Dr Mohd Adib Mohammad Razi
Seoul International Invention Fair (SIIF) 2015

Portable Vehicle CAN Bus Reader Fleet And Safety Management

Assoc. Prof. Dr Mohd Ezree Abdullah
Seoul International Invention Fair (SIIF) 2015

Solid Waste Illegal Dumping Web (SWIDWEB)

Assoc. Prof. Dr Noor Yasmin Zainun
International Conference and Exposition on Inventions by Institutions of Higher Learning (PECIPTA) 2015

Mosaic Sludge Brick (MSB)

Assoc. Prof. Dr Aeslina Abdul Kadir
International Conference and Exposition on Inventions by Institutions of Higher Learning (PECIPTA) 2015

Fish Scales As Potential Adsorbent For Metal Removal

Assoc. Prof. Dr Norzila Othman
International Conference and Exposition on Inventions by Institutions of Higher Learning (PECIPTA) 2015

A Sustainable Chitosan / Banana Trunk Fibre Biosorbent For Greywater Treatment

Assoc. Prof. Dr Zawawi Daud
International Conference and Exposition on Inventions by Institutions of Higher Learning (PECIPTA) 2015

Compressed Earth Brick Containing Ceramic Waste

Dr Shahiron Shahidan
International Invention, Innovation and Design Johor (IID) 2015

Biosorbent For Heavy Metal Removal

Assoc. Prof. Dr Norzila Othman
British Invention Show (BIS) 2014

Metal Removal and Antimicrobial Properties of Modified Watermelon Rind

Assc. Prof. Dr Norzila Othman
Biotechnology Asia 2014

Biodegradation of Malaysian Contaminated Soil Using Local Bacteria by Hybrid Electro-Bioremediation Technique (BIO-EK)

Assc. Prof. Dr Saiful Azhar Ahmad Tajudin
Biotechnology Asia 2014

Software Application for Controlling Waste (SAC-Waste)

Prof. Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman
Malaysian Technology Expo (MTE) 2014

Honeydew Rind: Fruit Waste For Biosorption Of Fe, Mn And Pb In Groundwater

Assoc. Prof. Dr Norzila Othman
Malaysian Technology Expo (MTE) 2014

BioNap: Paper from Agro-Base Resource

Assoc. Prof. Dr Zawawi Daud
Malaysian Technology Expo (MTE) 2014

Ring-Shaped Polyethlene Terephthalate (RPET) Fibre Concrete

Assoc. Prof. Dr Mohd Irwan Juki
Malaysian Technology Expo (MTE) 2014

Smart Recycle Bin

Assoc. Prof. Dr Aeslina Abdul Kadir
Malaysian Technology Expo (MTE) 2014

Innovative Technique to Remediate Barren Acidic Slope using In-Situ Electrokinetic Remediation (i-EKR)

Assoc. Prof. Dr Saiful Azhar Ahmad Tajudin
Seoul International Invention Fair (SIIF) 2014

Building and Infrastructure Health Monitoring Inspection Kit (BISMIK)

Assoc. Prof. Dr Aziman Madun
Seoul International Invention Fair (SIIF) 2014

HVMAT: A Solution for D.I.Y. Vertical Garden

Dr Nor Azizi Yusof
Seoul International Invention Fair (SIIF) 2014

Innovative Technique to Remediate Barren Acidic Slope Using In-Situ Electrokinetic Remediation (i-EKR)

Assoc. Prof. Dr Saiful Azhar Ahmad Tajudin
Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX) 2014

HVMAT: A Solution for D.I.Y. Vertical Garden

Dr Nor Azizi Yusof
Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX) 2014

Building and Infrastructure Health Monitoring Inspection Kit (BISMIK)

Assoc. Prof. Dr Aziman Madun
Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX) 2014

Compact Soil Extruder

Dr Nor Azizi Yusof
Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX) 2014

A System and Method for Providing Waste Management Recommendations

Prof. Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman
Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX) 2014

Recharge Well System (REWES) Replication for Integrated Urban Drainage Management

Dr Sabariah Musa
Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX) 2014

HVMAT: A Solution for D.I.Y. Vertical Garden

Dr Nor Azizi Yusof
Malaysian Road Conference Invention and Innovation Exhibition (MRC-IIE) 2014

Bus Black Box with On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) Board for Bus Fleet and Safety Management

Assoc. Prof. Dr Mohd Ezree Abdullah
Malaysian Road Conference Invention and Innovation Exhibition (MRC-IIE) 2014

Innovative Technique to Remediate Barren Acidic Slope using In-Situ Electrokinetic Remediation (i-EKR)

Assoc. Prof. Dr Saiful Azhar Ahmad Tajudin
Malaysian Road Conference Invention and Innovation Exhibition (MRC-IIE) 2014

Building and Infrastructure Health Monitoring Inspection Kit (BISMIK)

Assoc. Prof. Dr Aziman Madun
Malaysian Road Conference Invention and Innovation Exhibition (MRC-IIE) 2014

Green Road Barrier

Dr Kamarudin Ambak
Malaysian Road Conference Invention and Innovation Exhibition (MRC-IIE) 2014

GPS Pontoon

Prof. Dr Lee Yee Loon
Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX) 2013

Green Pavement Technology Incorporating Nanoclay Modified Asphalt Binder

Assoc. Prof. Dr Mohd Ezree Abdullah
Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX) 2013

Fish Scales: A Potential Biosorbent for Heavy Metals

Assoc. Prof. Dr Norzila Othman
Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX) 2013

GPS Pontoon

Prof. Dr Lee Yee Loon
Seoul International Invention Fair (SIIF) 2013

Green Pavement Technology Incorporating Nanoclay Modified Asphalt Binder

Assoc. Prof. Dr Mohd Ezree Abdullah
Seoul International Invention Fair (SIIF) 2013

Ring-Shaped Polyethylene Terephthalate (RPET) Fibre Concrete

Assoc. Prof. Dr Mohd Irwan Juki
International Conference and Exposition on Inventions by Institutions of Higher Learning (PECIPTA) 2013

Recyling Cigarette Butts (CBs) Into Fired Clay Bricks (CB Bricks)

Assoc. Prof. Dr Aeslina Abdul Kadir
International Conference and Exposition on Inventions by Institutions of Higher Learning (PECIPTA) 2013

Green Pavement Technology Incorporating Nanoclay Modified Asphalt Binder

Assoc. Prof. Dr Mohd Ezree Abdullah
International Conference and Exposition on Inventions by Institutions of Higher Learning (PECIPTA) 2013

Enviro Sorbent For Heavy Metal Removal

Assoc. Prof. Dr Norzila Othman
International Conference and Exposition on Inventions by Institutions of Higher Learning (PECIPTA) 2013

Lightweight Compressed Earth Brick (LCEB)

Mohd Khairy Burhanuddin
Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX) 2012

Spinoff Company

Swidweb Solutions (JR0065155X) is a university spin-off company that was established by Assoc. Prof. Dr Noor Yasmin Zainun, the creative mind behind the award-winning Solid Waste Illegal Dumping Web (SWID Web). SWID Web is a web-based waste management system that incorporates mobile application (SWID Apps) for reporting cases, triggering alerts and responding to incidents of illegal solid waste dumping using smartphones.

The company currently designs and markets SWID Web and SWID Apps. These two products provide dynamic features of managing illegal dumping compared to the conventional approach practiced by the majority of local authorities in the country, which is excessively resource-driven. Benefits of these products include easy and quick reporting and response, and customisable auto-generation of reports.

The company also offers other services such as civil and environmental engineering consultation, self-development courses, software training, and event management.

Contact Person

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Noor Yasmin Zainun

Phone: +607-4564465

E-mail: nryasmin@uthm.edu.my