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Datin Prof. Dr. Ir. Hjh Lariyah Mohd Sidek

B.Sc. (Civil), USA
Msc. Eng. Hydrology, UK
Phd In Civil Eng. (Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems), Kyoto University, Japan

DATIN PROF. DR. IR. LARIYAH MOHD SIDEK is a Professor of Civil Engineering Department at Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN). Her current position is as an Assistant Vice Chancellor (Research), UNITEN. She is also the Technical Director for ZHL Engineers Sdn Bhd. She has actively involved in research related to stormwater & urban drainage. She is one of the inventor of an innovative sustainable urban drainage system namely Bio-Ecological Drainage Systems (BIOECODS) and Principal Investigator for GPTs Expert System called DeGPT. She has received several national awards related to research in stormwater and urban drainage including Gold Medal Award for BRUSSEL INNOVA 09, Gold Medal Award for MTE09, PECIPTA Award and Gold & Silver Medal Award for I-TEX, Perak Foundation Excellence in Engineering Research Award and CIDB Construction Innovation & Invention Meritorious Award.

As an engineer, she has involved in numerous consultancy works (more than 40 civil engineering projects) in the area of Stormwater Facilities Detail Design based on MSMA, Stormwater & Drainage MasterPlan, Flood Mitigation Project and Drainage Improvement,Environmental Management Plan, Dam Safety, Dam Break Analysis and Modeling, Hydrology Study for Dam and Mini Hydro power project. She is a Professional Engineer since 2003 (P. Eng. No.: 11742) and a corporate member of IEM (M25289) and a panel expert of detailed environmental impact assessment (DEIA) with DOE. She is also very active as Engineering Accreditation Council (EAC) Panels for Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM).

As an academician, she has published more than 180 papers in local and international journal, conference proceedings and technical publications. She is also active in professional organisations and has been appointed as an Exco member for the Malaysian Hydrological Society (MHS) and Chairman of Engineering Education Technical Division of Institutions of Engineers Malaysia (IEM). She is also the Member of International Water Association (IWA), Specialist Group in Urban Drainage – IWA, IAHS, APHWA and International Association of Hydrological Sciences (IAHS). Her research interest is focused on sustainable urban water management, sustainable urban drainage, MSMA Facilities Design, Stormwater Gross Pollutant Traps, urban hydrological modeling, stormwater quality management, Reservoir sedimentation, Hydropower & dam break analysis, and constructed wetlands.

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