ASSOCIATE PROF. DR. NAZIATY BINTI MOHD YAACOB

Naziaty Mohd Yaacob was born in Bentong, Pahang, 55 years ago. Naziaty Mohd Yaacob was trained in Malaysia and England as an architect. She is an Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture, Universiti Malaya, where she worked since 1997. Previously she taught for 3 years at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in Skudai, Johor and had 7 years experience in architecture practice. Naziaty obtained her doctorate in 2009 from the University of Salford. Her PhD thesis is titled: Accessibility to Historic and Listed Public Buildings: Development Control Processes in England and Wales. She teaches architectural design, theory and philosophy, architectural research and universal design. She has taught history of western architecture and design theory. She was the head of two research programs: Learning from the Architectural Design Studio and Grand Challenge collaboration with Kuala Lumpur City Hall entitled: Universal Design and Inclusive Society for Kuala Lumpur Built Environment. She is now conducting a Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) awarded by the Ministry of Higher Education entitled: Inclusive Landscape and Building Design using Gender Mainstreaming and Technopreneur Fund for incubating Universal Design Services and Products. Apart from her academic role, she is a disability advocate in Malaysia since 1998. Her contributions to disability & accessibility advocacy in Malaysia are tremendous speaking in seminars for Public Works Department, Penang City Council and National Planning Congress in 2017. She was one of the National Council Member for the Persons With Disability Act 2008 for the first two terms, 2008-2012 and expert reference in Accessibility and Universal Design for UNESCAP. She also devotes her time and energy in providing advice, consultations, fieldwork and research on access audits of public and private buildings and sites. Naziaty shares her wealth of knowledge and experience via social media, blogs and articles. She was awarded a special award for her academic work at the National Day for Disabled Persons celebration in 2014. In 2015, she founded ZaSve currently a pre-startup business entity under UM Innovations Sdn. Bhd.. Her pre-occupation now is writing and completing a book on Architecture Education.

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DR. SARIPAH BINTI OSMAN

My name is Saripah binti Osman. I was born in Kluang, Johor. My early schooling years were done in Johor and I did my Undergraduate Education at the University of Malaya, majoring in Geography and minor in Demography (2003-2006). During the period of 2006-2008, I worked as Tutor at The Department of Geography and I pursued my Postgraduate Studies at the University of Malay under a Government Scholarship (SLAI-Skim Latihan Akademik IPTA). Due to my First Class Degree with Distinction I was given an opportunity to register under the PhD Programme. My PhD research was on Metropolitanization and Land Use Change in Johor Bahru Metropolitan Region. I attained my PhD in 2014 and was appointed a senior lecturer’s post in the same year. My research interests are in Metropolitanization, Urban and Regional Planning, Land Use Change, Urban Sprawl, Application of GIS in Regional Study and Patch Analysis for Land Use Change.

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DR. ROMANO NGUI

In brief, my main research interest is the epidemiology of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) particularly soil-transmitted helminths (STHs) among the underprivileged indigenous community in Malaysia. These include the application and development molecular epidemiological and diagnostic tools to unravel public health risks posed by a range of NTDs particularly parasitic zoonoses. In addition, my research agenda also in the spatial and temporal analysis with a primary focus to develop and apply statistical models to spatially referenced epidemiological data using Geographic Information System (GIS) to support operational research activities relating to NTDs control program including STH, malaria, dengue and chikungunya in Malaysia. I hope to involve the multidisciplinary and translational research in nature, drawing on expertise within the locally and internationally, as well engaging with scientists and policy makers in local government and industry to form a group with core interests relating to NTDs that thrive among the poorest populations. To date, I have published more than 40 original scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals with 11 h-index (based on Thomson Reuters) on the epidemiology of infectious diseases of public health importance. I also co-author of 2 books chapters. Currently, I supervised 2 Ph.D. and 3 Master candidates with 1 student have recently graduated.

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RECENT PUBLICATION

  • Siddick, SZ; Lai, CW; Juan, JC (2018). An Investigation of The Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell Performance Using Graphene-Titania (Trgo) Photoanode With Conventional Dye and Natural Green Chlorophyll Dye. Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing


  • Jeddi, MZ; Sulong, NHR (2018). Pull-Out Performance of a Novel Anchor Blind Bolt (Tubebolt) for Beam to Concrete-Filled Tubular (Cft) Column Bolted Connections. Thin-Walled Structures


  • Shariful, MI; Sepehr, T; Mehrali, M; Ang, BC; Amalina, MA (2018). Adsorption Capability of Heavy Metals by Chitosan/Poly(Ethylene Oxide)/Activated Carbon Electrospun Nanofibrous Membrane. Journal of Applied Polymer Science


  • Sapari, NM; Mokhlis, H; Laghari, JA; Bakar, AHA; Dahalan, MRM (2018). Application of Load Shedding Schemes for Distribution Network Connected With Distributed Generation: a Review. Renewable Sustainable Energy Reviews


  • Teo, CH; Ling, CJ; Ng, CJ (2018). Improving Health Screening Uptake in Men: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. American Journal of Preventive Medicine


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