DR. SR BRIT ANAK KAYAN

Dr. Sr Brennan Brit Anak Kayan is a Senior Lecturer at Department of Building Surveying, Faculty of Built Environment, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He has graduated with Bachelor of Science (Building Surveying) (Hons) in 1999 and received Master of Science (Building) in 2003, both from University of Malaya and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (Construction Management) from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom (UK) in 2013. Brit has over 13 years of experience as academician and two years in industrial practice, latterly specialising in ‘Green Maintenance’, sustainable materials and repair and building conservation. Professionally, Brit is a full Member of the Royal Institution of Surveyors, Malaysia (MRISM) and a Registered Conservator of Department of National Heritage, Ministry of Tourism and Culture (MOTAC), Malaysia. Brit has been delivering high quality teaching in building conservation, professional practice, construction technology, university-community engagement, multi-disciplinary studio based and building surveying subjects. Brit undertakes research and consultancy activities within the Faculty of Built Environment and Sustainability Science Research Cluster of University of Malaya (SusCi); in low carbon building materials, building dilapidation, EMI, sustainable repair approach of ‘Green Maintenance’ using Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) approach in heritage buildings conservation. Brit’s previous research works give insight on how ‘Green Maintenance’ is essential for the retention of the embodied energy (CO2 emissions reduction) that relates directly to the longevity of the repair materials and techniques as construction technologies employed. His current research establishes the correlation between intervention and embodied carbon expenditure in terms of environmental sustainability. Brit has attained PI status for grant funding totalling RM 124,150.00 and Co-Researcher status for RM 153,000.00 and has publication of 10 academic reviewed journal, one chapter in a book, 11 conference or proceedings papers, 3 technical reports and 7 other publications. He was awarded RISM Excellence Award 2006 for Best Article on Surveying, Web of Science (WoS) Incentives Award for Quartile 1/Tier 1 journal publication in 2012 and Gold Medal in National Research and Innovation Expo in 2004. He was also awarded the 2016 Excellence Service Award and 2015 and 2006 Excellence Service Certificate. In July-August 2014 Brit has involved as a resource person and moderator in The Development of Asean Youth Heritage Leaders: Through Volunteerism and Community Engagement (AYVP 2014), jointly organised by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), University of Malaya (UM), Ministry of Education, Malaysia, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Malaysia, Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia, ASEAN, UNESCO, Melaka and George Town World Heritage Site and The United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Brit also has also involved as co-instructor in Liverpool John Moores (LJMU) Inbound Programme since 2014 and UM Post Disaster Reconstruction Team in 2015. Brit is a reviewer for the Journal of Cleaner Production, World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development (WJSTSD) and Journal of Design and Built Environment (JDBE), and has written articles for the Structural Survey: Journal of Building Pathology & Refurbishment, RICS Building Conservation Journal and Smart and Sustainable Build Environment (SASBE) on the subject of ‘greening maintenance’ and The Australian Journal of University-Community Engagement (AJUCE). He is supervisor to three PhD students in quantification of embodied carbon expenditure for repair, conservation framework and policy of traditional urban settlements and cultural landscape of hill stations and to three Master students in built heritage maintenance and performance in UNESCO Heritage List Area and preventive planned maintenance (PPM) for high rise residential buildings. Administrative duties in which Brit has been involved include Undergraduate Programme and Building Surveying Promotion (2014-2016) . Recently Brit has been appointed as reviewer of UM Postgraduate Research Grant for 2014-2015 and scientific committee cum reviewer for IBCC 2016.

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PROF. DR. LOH SAU CHEONG

Dr. Loh Sau Cheong received her Bachelor degree in Special Education (learning disabilities); and both Masters and Ph.D in Educational Psychology. Currently, she is a Full Professor and Head of Department for the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, Faculty of Education, University of Malaya. Dr. Loh’s research interests include teacher self-efficacy, student self-concept, attribution retraining, attention development, motivation in learning, individualized education plan, assistive technology, and transitional plan for individuals with special needs. She had engaged in 25 researches and had filed 3 patents, 14 copyrights, and 1 trademark. Much of Dr. Loh's researches draw on, and is inspired by, the principle of Education For All and quality inclusive education for individuals with special needs from pre-school education to post-secondary education. Dr. Loh had received the Darjah Kebesaran Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang Yang Amat Di Mulia Peringkat Ketiga - Setia Ahmad Shah Pahang (SAP) award from His Royal Highness the Sultan of Pahang in 2017. In addition, she had received 7 international awards, 11 national awards and 18 university awards. Among them are: UM Excellence Award (Excellent Lecturer) 2016, UM Excellence Award (Teaching Category) 2013, SEAMEO-Jasper Research Award 2010, Fulbright Scholar Award 2010, Fulbright Occasional Lecture Fund Award 2010, Excellent Service Award (2005, 2008), Excellent Certificate Award (2004, 2007, 2012, 2014), Malaysia Top 20 Authors for 2009, 2011 & 2012 under the Malaysian Abstracting and Indexing System and she is also listed in the worldwide AcademicKeys Who's Who in Education Higher Education. Dr. Loh participated actively in research expos where she has received 6 Gold, 7 Silver and 9 Bronze medals. She had published 43 articles (8 ISI, 5 Scopus, 31 refereed journal), 18 articles in conference proceeding, 8 articles on book/chapter in book and had conducted 77 presentations either as keynote speaker, invited speaker, workshop presenter, poster presenter, and conference paper presenter at international and national conferences. Dr. Loh is the Honorary Secretary and active Life Member for the National Association of Special Education, Malaysia, member of Fulbright Alumni Association of Malaysia, International Association of Special Education (IASE) and International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP). Currently, she is Panel Assessor for Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) (2010 - present), Editorial Board for Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health (ISI Journal), Editorial Consultant of Australiasian Journal of Special Education, Editorial Board of Journal of Special Needs Education, Article Reviewer for Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities (Scopus Journal), and Honorary Consultant and Special Education Expert for Combined Cleft Lip and/or Palate Clinic, Dentistry Faculty, University of Malaya (2006-2014). She had supervised till completion 9 Ph.D students (Thesis), 18 Master’s students (Dissertation), 57 Master’s students (Project) and 5 Bachelor Degree students. Currently, she supervises 11 Ph.D (Thesis) students and 21 Master’s students with Dissertation. She teaches average 3 courses per semester and assumes various administrative roles at the faculty.

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ASSOCIATE PROF. DR. MUHAMMAD SAIFUL HAQ BIN HUSSIN

Dr. Muhammad Saiful Haq Bin Hussin dilahirkan di Kota Bharu, Kelantan. Beliau memiliki Ijazah Sarjana Muda (Hons.) Pengajaran Bahasa Melayu Sebagai Bahasa Pertama (PBMP - 1999) dari Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), diikuti oleh Ijazah Sarjana Sastera (M.A - 2001) Bahasa Melayu dan Ijazah Kedoktoran (PhD. - 2006). Kedua-dua tahap Pengajian Tinggi beliau adalah dalam bidang psikolinguistik juga daripada UPM. Beliau mula bertugas sebagai Pensyarah Kanan di Jabatan Bahasa Melayu, Akademi Pengajian Melayu, Universiti Malaya pada bulan Ogos 2007 sehingga kini.

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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


  • Zerdoumi, S; Sabri, AQM; Kamsin, A; Hashem, IAT; Gani, A; Hakak, S; Al-Garadi, MA; Chang, V (2018). Image Pattern Recognition in Big Data: Taxonomy and Open Challenges: Survey. Multimedia Tools and Applications


  • Khaligh, NG; Mihankhah, T; Johan, MR; Ching, JJ (2018). Saccharin: An Efficient Organocatalyst for The One-Pot Synthesis of 4-Amidocinnolines Under Metal and Halogen-Free Conditions. Monatshefte Fur Chemie


  • Chia, SR; Ong, HC; Chew, KW; Show, PL; Phang, SM; Ling, TC; Nagarajan, D; Lee, DJ; Chang, JS (2018). Sustainable Approaches for Algae Utilisation in Bioenergy Production. Renewable Energy


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