Board of Study

Hamidi Abdul Aziz is a Professor in environmental engineering at the School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia since 2000. He received his PhD in civil engineering (environmental engineering) from University of Strathclyde, Scotland in 1992. He has published to date over 70 refereed articles in professional journals/proceedings, 5 chapters in refereed international level books and 3 chapters in refereed national level books. Hamidi Abdul Aziz continues to serve as peer reviewer for several international journals. He serves as an associate editor of the International Journal of Chemistry and Environment and is a Guest Editor of the Special Issue on Landfill Leachate Management and Control of the International Journal of Environment and Waste Management (IJEWM). He currently sits as the Editorial Board Member of IJEWM. Hamidi Abdul Aziz has become Visiting Research Fellow to Department of Environmental Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan, under Ministry of Education, Japanese Government in year 1997, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006. He has won various research awards related to waste management in various exhibitions. He is currently sitting as a technical committee member for national solid waste management in Malaysia since April 2006. Hamidi Abdul Aziz’s research has focused on alleviating the problems associated with industrial wastewater discharge and solid waste management via landfilling, especially on leachate pollution. He has been involved in more than 35 consultancy works and industrial testing for industries in the field of water and wastewater treatment, solid waste management, leachate treatment, curriculum design, EIA and EMP, etc. He has conducted over 30 funded research projects from 1992 to date with total cost over RM2 million. Hamidi Abdul Aziz and his research group have developed the treatment system consists of a combination of biological and physical-chemical treatment of leachate in which the latter plays a very significant role in removing organic matter and heavy metals.

Wan Hamidon Hj. Wan Badaruzzaman is a Professor in structural engineering at the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, University Kebangsaan Malaysia. He received his PhD in Structural Engineering from University of Wales, Cardiff in 1994. He has published to date over 50 refereed articles in professional journals. He has been the registered Corporate Member (MIEM) of the Institution of Civil Engineers Malaysia and registered Professional Engineers with the Board of Engineers Malaysia since 1997. He was appointed as the Deputy Executive Director for Advanced Engineering Centre, UKM, from 1999 to 2000 and Head of Department for Department of Civil & Structural Engineering, UKM from 2002 to 2005. Wan Hamidon is actively involves in research and consultancy works that include being the project leaders and consultants for various constructions projects including construction of Islamic Students Centre, Trengganu Polytechnic, Politeknik Trengganu, Upgrading of UiTM Tower Building, Shah Alam, UiTM, Refurbishment Work of the Hotel Hyatt Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, New Additional Teaching Block for the Faculty of Engineering, UKM, New 4 Blocks of Laboratory for the faculty of Engineering, UKM, New Hostels Kolej H UKM, New Lecture Theaters, UKM and Yayasan Canselor Phase I (Distance Learning Centre) Complex, UKM. He also received numerous recognition and awards from various bodies such as UKM Special Quality Award: Young Research Category  Science Sector, UKM, 1997, UKM Special Quality Award: Research Category  Science/Engineering Sector, UKM, Gold Medal MINDEX/INNOTEX Design & Invention Exhibition, MOSTE, SIRIM, and MINDS, 1997, Gold Medal for the Best Overall Invention, MINDEX/INNOTEX Design & Invention Exhibition, WIPO, 1997, National Inventors Award, MOSTE, 1998, Darjah Kebesaran Mahkota Pahang Yang Amat Mulia - Peringkat Ketiga Setia Mahkota Pahang (S.M.P), HRH Sultan of Pahang, 2000 and CIDB Construction Innovation and Design Award 2001, CIDB, 2001.

Professor Dr Md Ghazaly Shaaban is an environmental and public health engineer. He graduated from the University of Leeds (BSc Chemical Engineering), Imperial College of Science and Technology (MSc and DIC Public Health Engineering) and University of Newcastle upon Tyne (PhD Public Health Engineering). He has worked previously for a year with ESSO (M) Bhd in the petroleum division as a process engineer. He served in the capacity of Head of Department of Civil Engineering from September 1997 to August 1999 and from 1 April 2004 to 31 March 2006. He was also formerly Deputy Dean (Development) at the Faculty of Engineering from Sept 2006 to Sept 2007 and Dean of Faculty of Engineering from Oct 2007 to Sept 2008. He is teaching Environmental Engineering course at the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Malaya. He is active in Research in Water & Wastewater Treatment, Hazardous Waste Stabilization, Computer Applications in Environmental Engineering and Water Quality Deterioration In Distribution Pipelines. He has been consulted by the Department of Environment (DOE) Malaysia to review reports of projects on Iron Ore Pellet Plant in Kemaman, Terengganu, Thermal Treatment Plant for Solid Waste Management, Broga in Selangor, Titanium Dioxide in Terengganu and Synthetic Rutile in Ipoh, Perak for environmental impact assessment (EIA). He was formerly serving as a member of the Technical Panel for Authorisation of Design of Wastewater Treatment Systems in the State of Negeri Sembilan. He has about 115 technical papers to his credit. He is a member of the International Association on Water Quality (IAWQ) of United Kingdom, Environmental Management & Research Association of Malaysia (ENSEARCH), Malaysian Water Association (MWA), Electron Microscopy Society Malaysia (EMSM) and graduate member of Institute of Engineers Malaysia (IEM).

Mahamad Hakimi Ibrahim graduated with a BSc (1981) and MSc (1982) in Chemical Engineering from University of Manchester – Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), Manchester, UK and got his PhD degree in Chemical Engineering (1994) from the University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi. Since 1982 he is lecturing at the USM making also research and consultancy services in Chemical Engineering, Air Pollution Technology, Environmental Engineering Education, Education for Sustainable Development, Environmental Political-Economy, Society and Environmental issues and also Gold Dinar Economy. In the USM he is the Secretary to Islamic Political Economy International Network (ISNET-USM), which organises the International Islamic Political Economy Conference Series. He is a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Alternative Political Economy and also the coordinator of the Gold Dinar Research Group at USM. The Gold Dinar is an instrument for research into environmental equivalent for global fair environmental trade exchange/transactions. (GDRG-USM – www.usm.my/dinar). Currently he is Chairman for the Environmental Technology Division of the School of Industrial Technology, USM.

Lim Phaik Ling sits in the board of directors of Sepakat Setia Perunding (sdn) bhd as the Executive Director.

Hails from Seberang Perai Selatan, Pulau Pinang. He was a Senior Officer with the Department of Environment prior to his optional retirement in May 1994. He was one of the pioneers of the Department of Environment when it was established in 1974 and has served the Department for about 20 years. Upon his retirement, he joined a Penang based Environmental Consultant firm as Project Manager where he managed the firm’s regional office in Kompleks Alor Setar, Kedah Darulaman. Served the Company for 4 years and 3 months and was the Senior Project Manager before his resignation in August 1998 to establish GLISTEN Environmental Consultants Sdn Bhd, an Environmental Consultation firm where he is the General Manager/Managing Director. His experiences with the Penang based environmental firm gave him valuable experience in handling environmental matters ranging from project assessment and evaluation to environmental pollution control. He was instrumental in securing EIA studies in Kedah for the firm and approvals for projects in the state of Kedah, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Selangor and Pahang. He was involved in the feasibility study of Sungai Muda with the Japanese International Corporation Agency (JICA) in collaboration with the Jabatan Pengairan dan Saliran (JPS), Kedah and the study of Sungai Kedah with Bridgecon Bhd, Kuala Lumpur based Company.