17 December 2017

FKAAS Students Featured In Chinese Television Series

FKAAS students appeared on China Global Television Network's (CGTN) television series, The Big Picture. The students were undergoing their industrial training with Himin Solar Co. Ltd., whose founder Mr. Huang Min was featured in the informative series that focused on China's renewable energy. Click on image to watch the video.

14 December 2017

Dr. Shahiron Selected As Member Of The Young Scientists Network

Dr. Shahiron Shahidan has been selected as a member of the Young Scientists Network of Malaysia by the Academy of Sciences Malaysia. He will serve as a member from 2017 to 2020. The faculty congratulates Dr. Shahiron on his appointment.

7 December 2017

International Conference Attracts Participants From All Over The World

The 4th International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering for Sustainability (IConCEES 2017) organised by FKAAS in Langkawi, Kedah on 4 - 5 December 2017 was a resounding success. More than 170 participants from 11 countries attended the two-day event, which featured keynote addresses by Prof. Atsushi Koike from Kobe University, Japan and our very own Prof. Ahmad Tarmizi Abd Karim.

5 December 2017

Dr. Nickholas Wins Gold Medal In Seoul

Dr. Nickholas Anting Guntor won a Gold medal at the Seoul International Invention Fair (SIIF) 2017 for his product "Moval Drain System". The invention fair was held from 30 November 2017 to 3 December 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. The faculty congratulates Dr. Nickholas and his team of researchers on this proud achievement.

27 October 2017

Prof. Amir Appointed Visiting Professor At Saga University, Japan

FKAAS Professor of Water and Environmental Engineering, Prof. Ir. Dr. Amir Hashim Mohd Kassim recently traveled to Saga, Japan to embark on his visiting professorship tenure at Saga University. The faculty congratulates Prof Amir on this distinguished appointment.

15 October 2017

Assoc. Prof. Aeslina Wins Three Awards For Her Inventions

Congratulations to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aeslina Abdul Kadir and her research team for winning a Gold Award at the International Warsaw Invention Show (IWIS) held in Poland from 9 - 11 October 2017 for her invention "Recycling Toxic Mosaic Sludge Waste Into Fired Clay Brick (MSB)", which also took home the Special Award bestowed by the Taiwan International Invention Award Winners Association. Earlier, Dr. Aeslina won a Silver Award at the International Conference and Exposition on Inventions by Institutions of Higher Learning (PECIPTA 2017) in Kuala Nerus, Terengganu from 7 - 9 October 2017 for her invention "Automated Reward Recycle Bin (ARRB)".

15 August 2017

FKAAS Receives Students from Indonesia under Inbound Mobility Program

FKAAS welcomed 15 undergraduate students from Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta (UMS), Indonesia under the faculty's International Inbound Mobility Program. The primary objective of this short-term mobility program is to enable students from a visiting country to gain new experiences in education and culture. The students, under the supervision of Dr Alvin John Lim Meng Siang, will be exposed to university life in UTHM, Malaysian culture, and civil engineering practice in Malaysia through educational trips.

11 August 2017

FKAAS Researchers Awarded Grants Totalling RM 208,000

Dr. Norashidah Abd Rahman, Dr. Alvin John Lim Meng Siang and Dr. Sasitharan Nagapan have received grants amounting to RM 208,000 under the Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) offered by the Ministry of Higher Education.

25 July 2017

Our Staff Appointed as Council Member of REAM

FKAAS Senior Industrial Fellow, Ir. Dr. Raha Abd Rahman from the Department of Infrastructure and Geomatic Engineering has been appointed Council Member of the Road Engineering Association of Malaysia (REAM) for the term 2017 - 2019. The announcement was made during the 20th Annual General Meeting of REAM on 11 July 2017.

22 July 2017

Our Students Undergo Industrial Training in China

Ten FKAAS final year students were selected to undergo Industrial Training for ten weeks at Himin Solar Ltd and International Micro Emission University (IMEU) in Shandong, China. This International Internship Program is aimed at exposing students to civil engineering works and providing them with the opportunity to apply the new knowledge upon their return. These students are supervised by their Industrial Supervisors in China as well as Faculty Supervisor, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zainal Abidin Akasah.

20 July 2017

FKAAS Students Head to Indonesia for Industrial Training

Seven undergraduates from FKAAS were selected to participate in a 10-week Industrial Training program under the faculty's International Mobility Program. The students were placed at Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta (UMS), Indonesia under the supervision of Mr. Mochamad Solikin and Mr. Anto Budi. During their internship from 19th July 2017 to 25th August 2017, the students were hosted by Pesma K.H Mansyur Campus 4.

3 June 2017

Professional Engineers Invited To Evaluate Students' Projects

FKAAS was honoured to have members of our Industry Advisory Panel along with several other invited civil engineering practitioners at the faculty for a three-day program from 28 to 30 May 2017 as part of our Bachelor programme enhancement effort. The program coincided with the Final Year Project Seminar and Integrated Design Project presentations. The industry experts evaluated the students' presentations, and provided valuable feedback on the implementation of the projects and gave advice to students. The program also saw them providing input on the contents of our Bachelor programme.

26 May 2017

Head of SDRC to Lead Tactical Committee on Road Safety

Dr.-Ing. Joewono Prasetijo, Head of Smart Driving Research Center (SDRC) has been appointed Chairman of the MySafe Road Project Tactical Committee for Batu Pahat by the Director General of the Malaysian Road Safety Department (JKJR). As chairman, Dr.-Ing. Joewono will have to report to the National Steering Committee that is headed by the Deputy Minister of Transportation, Datuk Ab Aziz Kaprawi. In addition to this, SDRC has been commissioned as the Key Research Center for conducting a Baseline Road Safety Study and a Study on the Effectiveness of Road Safety Interventions for Batu Pahat.

24 May 2017

Seminar on Concrete Repair and Rehabilitation of Concrete Structures

Jamilus Research Center (JRC) in association with UTHM Holdings and the Malaysia Public Works Department's Center of Excellence for Engineering and Technology (CREaTE) successfully organised the first "Seminar on Concrete Repair and Rehabilitation of Concrete Structures 2017" on 16 May 2017 at Dewan CREaTE in Melaka. About 80 participants attended this seminar, which included talks by our Faculty experts, Prof. Ir. Dr. Abdul Aziz Abdul Samad and Assoc. Prof. Dr. A.S.M. Abdul Awal.

19 April 2017

International Seminar on Sustainable Transportation and Safety Measures

Smart Driving Research Center (SDRC) with the support of Worldwide Ultimate Solutions (WUS) held the 1st International Seminar on Sustainable Transportation and Safety Measures on 16 April 2017 at Tunku Tun Aminah Library. The seminar featured guest lectures by Prof. Panos Prevedouros from University of Hawaii at Manoa, Prof. Atsushi Koike (Kobe University), Prof. Leksmono Suryo Putranto (Universitas Tarumanagara), Prof. Ludfi Djakfar (Universitas Brawijaya), Ir. Mohd Rasid Othman (MIROS), Maisara Ashran Mustafa (JKJR), Hita Mahardhika (PTV Asia Pacific) and our very own Dr.-Ing. Joewono Prasetijo.

10 April 2017

Our Students Join Top-Ranked City University of Hong Kong for One Semester

FKAAS is proud to announce that two of its students were eligible to participate in a one-semester Credited Mobility Program at City University of Hong Kong (CityU HK). This is seen as a great achievement, given that CityU HK is currently ranked 49th in the QS World University Rankings and 46th by Subject (Civil & Structural Engineering). Globally recognised as a top center for higher learning and research, CityU HK will seamlessly provide the students, Nurul Amira Zainudin and Nurusyahira Hanani Muhamad, with the opportunity to gain new experiences in a diverse learning environment.

23 February 2017

Our Researcher Bags Top Prize at Malaysian Technology Expo

Dr. Nickholas Anting Guntor made FKAAS proud by emerging as the cream of the crop at the Malaysian Technology Expo (MTE 2017) that was held from 16 to 18 February 2017. Dr. Nickholas' innovative product called 'MOVAL Drain System' was presented with a Gold Medal and a Special Award enroute to winning the Best Of The Best Award, beating out 300 products from all around the world. The product is a new technology that prevents leakage and fungus by removing moisture from the mortar layer. Meanwhile, another FKAAS researcher Mr. Mohd Baharuddin Rizuan took home a Silver Medal for his product called 'Dr. Brick'.

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Upcoming Events


Date Conference Link
5-6 December 2017 4th International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering (IConCEES 2017) DETAILS
28-29 August 2017 1st Global Congress on Construction, Material and Structural Engineering (GCoMSE 2017) DETAILS


Date Seminar Link
1 November 2017 IPA Seminar on Press-in Technology in Malaysia DETAILS
21 October 2017 Young Researchers for Water and Environmental Engineering Symposium (YRWEES 2017) DETAILS
3 October 2017 Seminar on Non-Destructive Testing on Concrete and Structural Health Monitoring (NDTCS 2017) DETAILS
16 May 2017 Seminar on Concrete Repair and Rehabilitation of Concrete Structures (CRRS 2017) DETAILS
16 April 2017 International Seminar on Sustainable Transportation and Safety Measures (ISSTSM 2017) DETAILS


Date Course Link
21 August 2017 Make Your Research Presentable: Basics of OriginPro DETAILS
15 August 2017 Writing An Impact Journal & Answering Reviewers' Comments DETAILS


Date Competition Link
23 October 2017 2nd FKAAS Innovation Festival (InnoFest 2017) DETAILS
17-18 September 2017 International Concrete Pontoon Competition (ICPC 2017) DETAILS



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