My PhD Candidates and Their Research Topics (21)

1. Art Manikam
2. Noraini Bahari
3. Amatalraof Abdullah
Biometrics for Passive Air-conditioned Architectural Design for Buildings in the Hot Arid Region (Viva on 27 July 2018; pass with corrections)
4. Tun Irfan
Impact of Artworks on Development of Child Friendly Environment (Chapters Writing; submitting thesis in Oct.)
5. Joharudin Samion
Resilience capacity of Malaysia district to combat the economic impact from Iskandar Development (Chapter writing)
6. Amalina Fauzi
Ecosystem services of urban greenery on people’s wellbeing (Interpretation of results)
7. Mega Suria Hashim
Outdoor Learning for Middle Childhood for Malaysian Children (Interpretation of results and Chapters writing)
8. Janatun Naim Yusof
Sensibility Index of Young Children Towards Rural Landscape in Malaysia (Data Analysis and Interpretation)
9. Khazainun Zaini
Shared Residential Outdoor Spaces in Gated Community as Safe Environment (Not responding)
10. Nur Amira Samad
Accessibility of Handicaps in Urban Environment (Data Analysis and Interpretation)
11. Jasmin Ghazzali at Australia National University
Alterations of air quality, temperature, and use of space by the presence of a vertical greenery system in a building corridor (Data Analysis and Thesis Writing)
12. Akinyoyenu Festus
Morphology of Greenery and Open Spaces For Urban Planning of Akurea in Nigeria (Chapter writing)
13. Amr Mohamad Alabbasi (Data Interpretation)
Restorative Effects of Open Spaces at Well-Planned Cities on the Physiological Health of Obese Adults in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia (Data Interpretation)
14. Sarah Alia Norazlan
Ecological Literacy of Young Children on Rural Environment (Preparing for Data Collection)
15. Azmiah Gaffar
Thermal Performances of Vertical Green Systems at Building Corridor in Industrial Area of Pasir Gudang(Preparing for Data Collection)
16. Daodu Oluwatomisin (Data Collection)
Children’s Environment
17. Salim Bashir Umar (Preparing for Data Collection)
Adaptive reuse of precolonial and postcolonial buildings in Kano, Nigeria
18. Abdulkarim Kabiru Haruna (Preparing for Data Collection)
Effects of Greenery on Thermal Comfort of Users in Experiencing Campus Landscape in North-Eastern Region of Nigeria
19. Nurzuliza Jamirsah (Preparing for Data Collection)
Paradox of the Role Green Space on Carbon Neutrality in Urban Environment
20. Aishat Abu Bakar (Literature Review)
Interaction of Children with Open Spaces in Nigeria
21. Rohana Firdaus (Preparing for Data Collection)
Riverside Park

New Research Topics

New Research Topics (1) Ecosystem services practice in rural settlement towards sustainability of local community (2) Ecosystem resilience of peri-landscape in small towns (3) Policy of landscape planning in conserving ecosystem of green spaces in … [Continue reading]

Publications in Journal

UTM Experts Directory … [Continue reading]

PhD Colloquium

Greenovation Research Group from Faculty of Built Environment will hold a joint PhD colloquium with Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Universitas Gadjah Mada on 22 Jan 2018. This colloquium are open to PhD candidates from all public … [Continue reading]

Examining PhD and Master Theses for 2016 and 2017

1. An Exploratory Study of Children's Experiences in Nature and Their Connectedness to Nature, USM (Ph.D.)(Oct 2017) 2. Ecological Resilience of Small Urban Parks: System Functionality and Adaptation to Disturbances (Ph.D.) University of Copenhagen … [Continue reading]

Role of a University

Universities don’t exist just to prepare people for the world of work. They exist to prepare people for the world. With the ability to think beyond the confines of a narrow field of study. With the ability to see connections and correlations and … [Continue reading]

Diagram on a Study of Bird Habitat and Behavior

The figure shows a review of literature of Linda's PhD study on major park as urban habitat for bird species in a case study of Putrajaya. Linda Aziz reviewed more than 300 materials on bird habitat and behavior from seven disciplines: Biological … [Continue reading]

University Education

The foundation of a university is its faculty, but its future and a large part of its influence in the world lie in its students, who become alumni. (Elizabeth Garrett during her inauguration speech as 13th president of Cornell, 2015) … [Continue reading]

Outdoor Environments as Children’s Play Spaces: Playground Affordances

Outdoor Environments as Children’s Play Spaces … [Continue reading]

Qualities of a Great Teacher

Teaching UG and PG is a challenging task, yet interesting because we disseminate knowledge to a crowd of eager minds. In turn, we get good feedback including new knowledge. From my 30 years of teaching which include eight years of PG supervision, I … [Continue reading]