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School of Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS)

The School of Engineering and Physical Sciences is active in a wide range of research areas such as chemical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, renewable energy engineering.

Researchers of EPS Heriot-Watt University Malaysia (HWUM) are working in various sustainable engineering technologies to achieve net zero. Sustainable engineering is an engineering idea of designing or operating systems such that they use energy and resources sustainably, in other words, at a rate that does not compromise the natural environment, or the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Currently active projects are focused on several clusters:

  • Sustainable Systems Engineering,
  • Sustainable Advanced Materials and Manufacturing,
  • Internet of Things (IoT),
  • Digital and Smart Systems (IDSS),
  • Mechanical and Energy Systems Optimization, and
  • Solar Energy: System, Storage and Integration.

School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society (EGIS)

The School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society (EGIS) in Malaysia is actively engaged in research addressing challenges, offering solutions and innovative technology within the infrastructure, and built environment sectors. The school research activity is clustered under the Sustainable Infrastructure Research Group (SIG).

SIG main research agenda is Decarbonizing the Built Environment. We inspired to be the leading built environment research center of excellence in Malaysia tackling climate and energy-related challenges. We aim to bring together interdisciplinary expertise in solving challenges and achieving net-zero carbon emission targets for Malaysia’s built environment sectors through adopting energy-efficient materials, innovative technologies, and sustainable practices.

SIG main research focus areas include:

  • Critical Infrastructure
  • Human-centred Design and Analytics
  • Construction Project Management and Innovations
Our EGIS research experts

Teo Wee | t.wee@hw.ac.uk | Research profile,

Research expertise:

  • FRP strengthening and retrofitting of structures
  • High performance cementitious composites materials (UHPC/ECC)
  • Alkali-activated cementitious materials
  • Nonlinear finite element analysis of concrete structures
  • Seismic assessment of concrete structures

Md Shabbir Hossain | m.hossain@hw.ac.uk | Research profile

Research expertise:

  • Water resources management
  • Artificial intelligences in hydrology
  • Optimization using heuristic and swarm based algorithms
  • Dam failure analysis

Ng Soon Min | Soon_Min.Ng@hw.ac.uk | Research profile

Research expertise:

  • Rainfall induced slope failure
  • Sustainable solutions for built environment
  • Numerical Modelling in geotechnical practice

Ibrisam Akbar | i.akbar@hw.ac.uk | Research profile

Research expertise:

  • Steel/FRP retrofitting
  • FRP strucures
  • Soil-structures strengthening

Chu May Yen | C.May_Yen@hw.ac.uk

Research expertise:

  • Private vehicle growth trend and demand
  • Transport management and safety
  • Transport Policy

Goh Cheng Siew | c.goh@hw.ac.uk | Research profile

Research expertise:

  • Sustainability in the Built Environment
  • Green Buildings and Cities
  • Life Cycle Management
  • Construction Management and Risk Management  
  • Construction Innovations

Ashley W. T. Hong | wan_thing.hong@hw.ac.uk | Research profile

Research expertise:

  • Low Energy Facade/Passive Design Strategies
  • Green Retrofit of Office Building
  • Green Building Assessment
  • Indoor and Outdoor Thermal Comfort
  • 6R Waste Management
  • Cost Overrun and Management

Tan Hai Chen |  h.tan@hw.ac.uk | Research profile

Research expertise:

  • Cloud-based Project Management and Contract Administration Systems
  • BIM
  • Construction Innovations
  • Supplier performance management
  • Sustainability in the Built Environment
  • Construction Project Management

Puteri Nur Farah | P.Mohd_Fauzi@hw.ac.uk | Research profile

Research expertise:

  • Construction contract administration
  • Construction procurement
  • Protection and Insurance for construction works and project development
  • Risks and risk management in construction and project
  • Sustainability construction and project development
  • Shariah-compliant construction contract
  • i-Procure (Shariah compliant construction procurement)

Zakaria Hamdi | Z.Hamdi@hw.ac.uk | Research profile

Research expertise:

  • Reservoir Simulation and Modelling
  • Deep Eutectic Solvents
  • Enhanced Oil Recovery
  • CO2 Storage / Flooding
  • Hydrates
  • Hydrogen Storage

Nurul Izma Mohammed | nurul_izma.mohammed@hw.c.uk | Research profile

Research expertise:

  • Air Pollution Engineering
  • Climate Change
  • Indoor Air Pollution
  • Renewable energy

Diyana Syafiqah Binti Abd Razak | D.Abd_Razak@hw.ac.uk

Research expertise:

  • Project Management
  • Project-operation management
  • Quality management
  • Failure in construction / project failure
  • Innovation in project

School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences (MACS)

The School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences (MACS) actively engages in research in mathematics, statistics and computer science. The research of MACS staff and students is wide ranging and is focused on supporting interdisciplinary activities for solving real-life problems.

Research areas in computer science cover areas such as computer vision, artificial intelligence, multimedia signal processing, parallel and distributed systems, data analytics (multimedia and text), blockchain, biometrics and big data. In the fields of statistics and mathematics, the active areas of research include Bayesian statistics, data assimilation, space-time data analysis, statistical computing, data science, statistical quality control, stochastic modelling and financial mathematics.

School of Social Sciences (SoSS) and Edinburgh Business School (EBS)

Research in the School of Social Sciences cover three broad areas, namely psychology, business management, and accounting and finance. In psychology, we take pride as the nation's leader in research in positive psychology, positive education, and hypnotherapy areas. From business management perspective, our current research contributes to adding value in the areas of emerging importance to the nation, namely TVET workforce, digital marketing and social enterprise. Finally, our current research work in the accounting and finance area contributes to economic sustainability through research on personal financial planning. Finally, from accounting and finance area, we contribute to the nation's economic sustainability through research on personal financial planning.