PhD Supervision – Sharing, Interaction and Guidance

It’s no secret that getting a PhD is a stressful process. One of the factors that can help or hinder this period of study is the relationship between supervisor and student. Research shows that effective supervision can significantly influence the quality of the PhD and its success or failure. I strongly believe that supervisor should always sharing new thinking of research, innovative and creative. Supervisor also should be able to create more research interaction between scholars, locally and internationally and guidance in achieving high impact research as well as publish journal publication, conferences research paper and seminar. Make our PhD Candidate always feel happy and enjoy doing their PhD Research.             Be – “Good to Great” – James Collins

My current PhD Candidates : Aisyat (Nigerian), Rohana, Syuhada and Haslinda (Malaysian)

Graduated in 2016: Dr Agboola Oluwagbemiga Paul from Nigeria (He received Best Student Award PhD for Faculty of Built Environment, 2016) and in year 2013: Dr Kayode Oluruntoba from Nigeria


Transformation Sustainable Neighbourhood Environment at Flat Taman Plentong Utama Johor Bahru

Eco Heritage Landscape Research and Development at Pulau Tanjung Surat, Pengerang Johor

11 April 2018, 12 numbers of 2nd year students from Landscape Architecture Community Design Studio were involved in Eco Heritage Landscape Studies at Pulau Tanjung Surat, Pengerang Johor. Two lecturers were involved, Dr Mohd Hisyam Rasidi and Dr Hamidah Ahmad (Studio Master) from Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment UTM. The tasks were given to the students to study and research about potential of the place, landscape features, cultural study and community needs and  activities. Furthermore, the students also cover other significant landscape aspects such as accessibility, vegetation, natural resources, topography, habitat and microclimate. In future, they will produce landscape planning and design proposal / master plan in relation to the concept of Eco Heritage Landscape Development for Pulau Tanjung Surat.

Child Friendly City: International Student’s Design Workshop 2017, Dept. of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment UTM and Dept.of Architecture, Universitas Muhamadiyah Surakarta, Solo Indonesia

UTM – High Impact Community Development Project in Cambodia

UTM Game Changer


The word “innovation” is used widely and inconsistently in media and business literature. Looking to the Latin roots of the word, “in-nova-tion” literally means “in a new way.” Innovation can be defined as the successful conversion of new concepts and knowledge into new products, services, or processes that deliver new customer value in the marketplace.

Innovation by definition adds value, and it is probable that a successful innovative solution will be the one that improves the process and/or its output. But innovation and improvement are often referred to in tandem, as in “our innovation and improvement program” or “the continuous improvement and innovation team.” Not all improvements are innovations, most innovations are improvements, and there are some innovations that are not improvements.

Discussion with TYT Dato Seri Hassan bin Malik, Malaysia Ambassador in Cambodia and Datuk Hjh Normala Abdul Samad, MP Pasir Gudang, Johor regarding UTM contribution and development program for Cambodian Community

Research and Innovation

Research Activities and Grants                                                      

July 2014- June 2015 :

  • Developing River as a Sustainable Social and Habitat Corridor in a City – UTM GUP Grant  with amount RM20,000.

July 2015 – June 2017:

  • Keberkesanan Pelaksanaan service Learning dalam Pengajian  Pendidikan Tinggi, Grant CTL, UTM, amout RM20,000.

July 2015 – Mei 2016 :

  •  Projek Pembangunan Transformasi Persekitaran Lestari, Flat  Taman Plentong Utama, Johor Bahru. Grant from NBOS, UCTC,              amount RM35,000. Project Leader

2010 – Feb.2013:

  • Developing Maps Of Affordances For Schoolyard For Children’s Environmental Learning: Comparing National And Ethnic Primary Schools In Malaysia

2011 – 2013 :

  •   Modeling Urban Green Space Network for Nature Conservation  areas in a New Township in Malaysia – Principle Investigator              (UTM Research University Grant, year 2011-2013) with amount  RM112,000.

2010 – 2012 :

  • Developing a sustainable model of Ecological Corridor in a new township in Malaysia based on biodiversity, climatic effect and                    human relation. – Principal Investigator (Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia) with amount RM86,000.


  • April 2013 – March 2014: Palm Oil: A Palm Oil Driven and Sustainability Integrated Local   Community (April 2013 – March 2014) with amount RM35,000.






Student’s Learning Program

International Urban Design Workshop at Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT) Tokyo, 2016. An Exchange Academic Collaboration between Department of Landscape Architecture Faculty of Built Environment UTM and School of Architecture and Urban Design, Shibaura Institute of Technology Tokyo.

Community Engagement Project

  1. Project Coordinator for Community Service Learning Program at Kemasik, Kemaman Terengganu. Project on Eco Tourism Development for Kemasik area, Kemaman, Teengganu, January till May 2017.


  1. Improvement School Environment, Sek. Agama Kerajaan Johor UTM, Mac 2016. Program was organized by Deputy Vice Canselor (Development) office and Centre of Community and Industry Network.


  1. Project Coordinator for Community Service Learning Program at Flat Taman Plentong Utama, developed a Children Garden at  Flat Taman Plentong Utama, May 2016


  1. Project Coordinator for International Community Program, Developing Sustainable Cultural Village Khleang Sbek, Kandal and Community Engagement Program at Kampung Nelayan, Cambodia, October 2015


  1. Project “Greening Back the School”- Bantuan Pasca Banjir, Sek. Menengah Dabong, Kuala Krai, Kelantan, 2015. A collaboration program with Institute Landscape Architect Malaysia. Jun 2015


  1. Project Coordinator for Community Service Learning Program at Flat Taman Plentong Utama, Developing a Sustainable Living Environment for Flat Community, October  2014


  1. Project Coordinator for Community Service Learning Program, Building a Community Garden at FELDA Taib Andak, Kulai, Developing Sustainable Pedestrian Corridor at Pekan Felda Taib Andak with a Concept Low Carbon Society Johor, June 2014


  1. Project Coordinator for Community Service Learning Program, Building a Community Garden at FELDA Tenang, Labis, Johor, February 2013


  1. Project Coordinator for Community Service Learning Program, Building a Community Garden at FELDA Moakil, Pagoh, Developing Sustainable Public Park Johor, May 2013


  1. Project Coordinator for Community Service Learning Program, Building a Garden of Science and Technology at Sek. Men. Keb. Tengku Mahmod Iskandar, Sungai Mati, Ledang, Johor, December 2012


  1. Project Coordinator for Community Service Learning Program, Developing Gateway and Landscape for Entrance Road for Kampung Sejagong, Sri Medan, Batu Pahat, Johor, June 2012


  1. Project Coordinator for Community Service Learning Program, Developing Sustainable Community in Yogjakarta, Indonesia. A collaboration community service program with      Gajah Mada University, Indonesia, June 2011


  1. River Development Campaign at Skudai River (EM installation), Taman Damai Jaya, Johor Bahru, April 2011


  1. Develop Landscape Master Plan and Cooling Effect for Sultan Iskandar Science High  School (Sekolah Menengah Sains Sultan Iskandar) Mersing, Johor, Malaysia, April, 2010


  1. Developed Landscape Master Plan and Detail Landscape Development for Johor’s Islamic Centre, Johor Bahru, May 2000.