Curriculum vitae

1.  Personal Details

1.1          Name Ahmad Khairi bin Abd Wahab
1.2          Address Institut Kejuruteraan Pantai dan Lepas Pantai (COEI)

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

Jalan Semarak

54100 Kuala Lumpur

1.3      Telephone Number 03-26154370
1.4     Telefax Number 03-26918109
   1.5  E-mail Address akhairi@utm.my / drakaw@gmail.com

2.  Academic Qualification & Professional Affiliation

2.1   Degree (highest) PhD
2.2  Professional Affiliation Civil Engineering
2.3  Expertise Coastal Engineering and Numerical Modelling

3.  Employment

3.2      Position Professor / Director of COEI

4. List of Thesis/Dissertation/Academic Exercises Supervised

4.1 Post graduate  

  1. Mir Hammadul Azam (PhD) – Wave Breaking Over Mud Flats (graduated 1998)
  2. Ahmad Perwira Mulia Tarigan )PhD) – Modeling of Shoreline Evolution at an Open Mud Coast (graduated 2002)
  3. Ayob bin Katimon (PhD) – Hydrologic Characteristics and Time Series Modelling of a Drained Peat Catchment in Johor, Malaysia (graduated 2002)
  4. Eldina Fatimah (PhD) – A Hybrid Approach of Modelling Soil-Structure-Sea Interaction of a Mangrove Root System (graduated 2008)
  5. Abdul Chalid Hussein (PhD) – Model for Mixed Sea and Inland Port Design (graduated 2009)
  6. Walid Ayad Negrat (PhD) – Littoral Transport of Sea Grasses Along Libya Coastline (2009 – 2012)
  7. Bahman Esfandiar Jahromi (PhD) – Seasonal Variation of Wave-Current-Sediment Interactions Along Malaysia Coastlines (2009 – 2012)
  8. Eunos Khademi (PhD) – Adaptation of Coastal Structures to Climate Change (2010 – 2013)
  9. Norasman Othman (PhD) – Development of Swash Zone Sediment Transport Model Along Sandy and Muddy Coasts  (2010 – 2013)
  10. Ponselvi a/p Jeevaragagam (M Eng) – Computational Applications in the Hydraulic Design of Bridge Piers (graduated 2001)
  11. Zulhilmi bin Ismail (M Eng) – Scour Investigation Around Multiple Bridge Piers (graduated 2001)
  12. Ng Meng Wai (M Eng) – Variation of Malaysian Climate due to Global Warming (graduated 2004)
  13. Mohammad Hidayat bin Jamal (M Eng) – Prediction of Sedimentation Rates in a Navigation Channel (graduated 2004)
  14. Arsad bin Sardi (M Eng) – The Effect of the Geo Tube Breakwater as a Coastal Protection Work at Tanjung Piai (graduated 2006)
  15. Nor Hisham Ghazali (M Eng) – Closure Depth along East Coast of Malaysia (graduated 2008)
  16. Suraya binti Ab Razak (M Eng) – Propagation of Ship Induced Waves on to the Tanjung Piai Coastline (graduated 2008)
  17. Adil Mohd (M Eng) – Enhancement of Coral Growth Using Direct Current (graduated 2012)
  18. Alireza Yasi (M Eng) – Effectiveness of Modular Porous Submerged Breakwater (graduated  2012)
  19. Sourosh Abolfathi (M Eng) – Sediment Transport Formulation in the Swash Zone (graduated 2011)

4.  Research / Consultancy

5.1      Completed research

  1. Rivermouth Siltation at Sungai Pengkalan Datu, 1987-1989, Vot Jangka Pendek UTM RM15,000-00
  2. Coastal Resources Management along West and East Coast of South Johore, 1989-1990, ASEAN-US Aid Program RM200,000-00
  3. Development and Enhancement of a Two-Dimensional Hydrodynamic Computer Model For Coastal Engineering Applications, 1994, VOT IKPLP UTM RM30,000
  4. Hydraulic Evaluation of Bridge Pier Stability via the Application of a Predictive Computer Model and Physical Model Studies, 1996-1999, IRPA RM199,500-00
  5. Development of an Integrated Coastal Management System, 1997-1999, IRPA RM292,000-00, (Ketua)
  6. Use of Artificial Sea Grass for Coastal Protection and Scour Control, 1997-1999, IRPA RM142,500-00
  7. Hydraulic Model Investigation of Beris Dam Spillway, 1999, JPS RM195,000-00. (Ahli Penyelidik)
  8. River Solid Waste Trap Study, 2002, JPS RM198,000-00. (Ketua Penyelidik).
  9. Variation of Malaysian Climate due to Global Warming and ENSO Events, 2002 – 2005, IRPA RM187,200-00, (Ketua)
  10. The Development of an Alternative Mangrove Protection System, 2004 – 2006, IKPLP RM50,000-00
  11. The Design, Development and System Performance Investigations on Shoaling Hollows (Low-Crested Porous Breakwater~Reef System), 2005 – 2008, IKPLP RM50,000-00
  12. Depth of Closure Analysis for East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, 2006 – 2008, IKPLP,  RM10,000-00, (Ketua)
  13. Hybrid (Physical-Numerical) Modelling of Mangrove Root Hydrodynamics, 2008 – 2010, FRGS,  RM30,000-00
  14. Enhancing Coral Growth through Photoecology by using Fibre Optics to Enhance Underwater Sunlight Penetration, 2008 – 2010, e-Science, RM193,400-00, (Ketua)
  15. Enhancing Coral Growth On Artificial Reef By Direct Current, 2008 – 2010, e-Science, (Ketua)
  16. Simulation Models for Propagule Dispersal to Maximise Impact of Mangrove Restoration, 2008 – 2010
  17. An Investigation on Tsunami Wave Energy Dissipation Over Vegetated Coasts, 2008 – 2011 (Ketua)
5.1      Current Research 

  1. Design, Fabrication, Installation and Monitoring of the Hydro-Cheese as a Porous Breakwater and an Engineered Reef System, 2008 – ongoing, IKPLP-Dorken Reef Resources RM100,000-00, (PI)
  2. Modelling of Longshore Sediment transport in the Swash Zone 2011 – 2013, GUP Tier 1 RM149,000-00, (PI)
  3. Enhancing Coral Growth on Artificial Reefs by Direct Current 2011-2012, Innovation Enhancement Grant RM20,000, (PI)
5.2      Consultancy Experience (2007-2011) 

  1. National Coastal Vulnerability Study (NCVI) (2006-07) Jabatan Pengairan dan Saliran Malaysia
  2. Hydraulic Study of Proposed Islands Reclamation Development Project at Palm Springs Resort, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan (2007-08) Palm Springs Development Sdn Bhd
  3. Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas Coastal Erosion Assessment (2007-08) Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas Sdn Bhd
  4. Tsunami Modelling Study for the North Western Coast of Peninsular Malaysia (2007-10) Jabatan Pengairan dan Saliran Malaysia
  5. Hydraulic Assessment of Suspended Sediment Dispersion from the Disposal Site to the North of Penang Island (2007-08) Penang Port Sdn Bhd
  6. Kajian Hidraulik dan Pemendapan bagi Menentukan Pengerukan di Pelabuhan-Pelabuhan dan Kuala-Kuala Sungai di Malaysia (2008-11) Jabatan Laut Semenanjung Malaysia
  7. Masterplan Study and Detail Designs of Five Selected Projects for the Development of Small Fishing Hub in Malaysia (2009-10) Kementerian Pertanian dan Industri Asas Tani Malaysia
  8. EIA of Offshore Tin Mining off Kuala Sungai Baru Melaka (2010-12) UPEN Melaka

6.   Selected Publications

  1. Modelling of a Coastal Reclamation Scheme off the Kedah Coastline – Ahmad Khairi Abd. Wahab, Telemac User Club International Meeting, HR Wallingford UK, LNH-EDF France & COEI, Kuala Lumpur, 11 Okt 1999
  2. Kedah Coastal Reclamation Scheme: Computer Simulations in the Macro-EIA Study – Ahmad Khairi Abd. Wahab, Faridah Jaffar Sidek & Hadibah Ismail, International Symposium and Exposition on Coastal Environment and Management (ISCEM 99), COEI/HWR,UK/LNH-EDF France, Kuala Lumpur, 13-15 Okt 1999
  3. Seasonal Shoreline Characteristics of the Open Muddy Beach of the Pantai Punggur, Malaysia – Ahmad Khairi Abd. Wahab & Ahmad Perwira Mulia Tarigan, Proc. of the Int. Conference on the International Oceanographic Data & Information Exchange in the Western Pacific (IODE-WESTPAC), Japan Oceanographic Data Center(JODC), 2000
  4. Removal of the Barotropic Mode in a N-layer Ocean Model – Noraieni Mokhtar, Ahmad Khairi Abd Wahab and Alejandro Camerlengo, Science International, Vol 14(1), pp27-28, 2002
  5. Comments on the Behaviour of Certain Meteorological Parameter – Alejandro Camerlengo, Lim You Rang, Noraieni Mokhtar and Ahmad Khairi Abd. Wahab, Science International, Vol 14(1), pp59-62, 2002
  6. Computer Simulation in the Conceptualisation of the Kedah Coastal Reclamation Scheme in Malaysia – Faridah Jaffar Sidek, Ahmad Khairi Abd. Wahab & Hadibah Ismail, Procs 13th Congress of the Asia Pacific Division of the International Association for Hydraulic Engineering and Research (APD-IAHR), Singapore, Ogos. 2002
  7. Sedimentation Investigations Due to Cargo Jetty Construction Near a River Mouth via Computer Simulation – Faridah Jaffar Sidek, Ahmad Khairi Abd. Wahab, Hadibah Ismail, Procs International Conference on Coasts, Ports and Marine Structures (ICOPMAS 2002), Ramsar, Iran, 14 – 17 Okt. 2002
  8. On the Poleward and the Equatorward Migration of the Northeast Monsoon in Peninsular Malaysia – A.L Camerlengo, A. K. A. Wahab, L. Y. Rang & N. Mokhtar, Journal of Physical Science, Vol 13, pp79-88, 2002
  9. Rainfall Distribution in the Coastal Areas of Sarawak – Alejandro Camerlengo, Ahmad Khairi Abd. Wahab and Noraieni Mokhtar, Science International, Vol 14(1), pp79-81, 2002
  10. On the Variability of Precipitation in Sabah – Alejandro Camerlengo, Ahmad Khairi Abd. Wahab, Noraieni Mokhtar and Lim You Rang, Science International, Vol 14(2), pp173-177, 2002
  11. Interannual Variability of Certain Meteorological Parameters in East Malaysia, Part I – Alejandro Camerlengo, Noraieni Mokhtar, Ahmad Khairi Abd. Wahab and Lim You Rang, Science International, Vol 14(4), pp293-296, 2002
  12. Diurnal Distribution of Precipitation at the Western Side of the Mountain Range of Peninsular Malaysia – Alejandro Camerlengo, Noraieni Mokhtar, Ahmad Khairi Abd. Wahab and Lim You Rang, Science International, Vol 14(4), pp347-351, 2002
  13. Climatological Distribution of Certain Meteorological Parameters in the Highland Areas and the Lowland Areas of Peninsular Malaysia – Alejandro Camerlengo, Ahmad Khairi Abd. Wahab, Noor Baharim Hashim, Kamarul Azlan Mohd Nasir and Lim You Rang, Jurnal Fizik Malaysia, Vol 24, n1, pp39-49, 2003
  14. Interannual Variability of Certain Meteorological Parameters in East Malaysia, Part II – Alejandro Camerlengo, Ahmad Khairi Abd. Wahab, Noraieni Mokhtar & Lim You Rang,  Science International, Vol 15(2), pp147-150, 2003
  15. Hydrologic Characteristics of a Drained Tropical Peat catchment: Runoff Coefficient, Water Table and Flow Duration Curves – Ayob Katimon and Ahmad Khairi Abd. Wahab, Jurnal Teknologi UTM (Siri B), v38, pp 39-54, 2003
  16. Hydrologic Mechanism Responsible for Storm Flow Generation Processes of a Drained Tropical Peat Catchment – Ayob Katimon, Ahmad Khairi Abd. Wahab, Kawi Bidin(UMS), Journal – Institution of Engineers Malaysia, Vol 64(4), pp47-55, 2003
  17. Simulations Using Atmospheric Forcing to Drive an Ocean Mixed Layer Model – Alejandro Camerlengo, Noraieni Mokhtar & Ahmad Khairi Abd. Wahab,  Science International, Vol 15(3), pp249-255, 2003
  18. Estimation of Evaporation and Evapotranspiration in Malaysia Using Penman and Christiansen Methods – Ng Meng Wai, Alejandro Camerlengo, Ahmad Khairi Abd. Wahab and Sobri Harun, Borneo Science, Vol. 15, pp23-36, 2004
  19. Vertical Distribution of the Water Properties off the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia During the Inter-Monsoon Seasons – Alejandro Camerlengo, Ahmad Khairi Abd. Wahab, Lim You Rang, Mohd Nasir Saadon, H. Kamarul Azlan M. Nasir and Noor Baharim H, Journal of Physical Science, Vol. 15, pp39-50, 2004
  20. Transfer Function Model of the Streamflow Dynamics of Agricultural Peatland – Ayob Katimon, Ahmad Perwira Tarigan, Ahmad Khairi Abd. Wahab, Journal Physical Science (USM), v16, pp16-25, 2005
  21. A Study of Global Warming in Malaysia – Ng Meng Wai, Alejandro Camerlengo & Ahmad Khairi Abd. Wahab, Jurnal Teknologi UTM (Siri F), No. 42(F), pp1-10, Jun 2005
  22. Wave Energy Dissipation over Pseudo Mangrove Roots – Hadibah Ismail, Eldina Fatimah & Ahmad Khairi Abd. Wahab, (invited paper), Proc. International Conference on Innovations and Technologies in Oceanography for Sustainable Development (ITOS’05), Kuala Lumpur, 26 – 29 September 2005
  23. 26 Aralik 2004 Hint Okyanusu Depresim Dalgasi, Malezya Kiyilarindaki Etkileri, Ahmet C. Yalciner, Nor Hisham Ghazali & Ahmad Khairi Abd. Wahab, TMH – TÜRKÝYE MÜHENDÝSLÝK HABERLERÝ SAYI 438 – pp80-87, 4/2005. (dalam bahasa Turki)
  24. The Need for Hydraulic Data Archival and Computer Simulation to Safeguard Bridge Stability – Faridah Jaffar Sidek, Ahmad Khairi Abd. Wahab & Hadibah Ismail, Proc. of the 1st International Conf. on Advances in Bridge Engineering, Brunel, UK, 26-28 Jun 2006
  25. Effects of Coastal Development on Ship Manoeuvring and Navigation – Hamzah Mohd. Nor, Adi Maimun, Ahmad Khairi Abd. Wahab, Hadibah Ismail, Agoes Priyanti and Andi Haris Muhammad, 1st Regional Conference on Vehicle Engineering & Technology (RIVET 06), PWTC Kuala Lumpur, 3-5 July 2006
  26. December 26, 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Field Survey at North West Peninsular Malaysia Coast, Penang and Langkawi Islands –  Ahmet Yalciner, Nor Hisham Ghazali, Ahmad Khairi Abd. Wahab & Kiezrul Abdullah, Geophysical Research Letters, Manuscript # 2006GL026323, 2006
  27. Revisiting the Study to Assess Scour Around a Prototype Bridge in Malaysia, Faridah Jaffar Sidek & Ahmad Khairi Abd Wahab, Proceedings of the 3rd Conference on Scour and Erosion, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1-3 Nov 2006
  28. Numerical Modeling Approach of an Artificial Mangrove Root System (ArMS) Submerged Breakwater as Wetland Habitat Protector, Eldina Fatimah, Ahmad Khairi Abd Wahab and Hadibah Ismail, Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Coastal and Port Engineering in Developing Countries, Dubai, 24-28 February 2008
  29. Vessel Characteristics for Inland Waterways Transport, Abdul Chalid Hussein, Ab Kader A.S. & Abd Wahab A.K., Jurnal Mekanikal, v32, pp26-37, 2011.
  30. Euler-Lagrange Two-Phase Model for Simulating Live-bed Scour Beneath Marine Pipelines, Yeganeh-Bakhtiary A., Zanganeh M., Cheng L. & Abd Wahab A.K., Jour of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering (accepted for publication, January 2012)
  31. Lagrangian Coupling Two-Phase Flow Model to Simulate Current-Induced Scour Beneath Marine Pipelines, Zanganeh M., Yeganeh-Bakhtiary A. and Abd Wahab A.K., Applied Ocean Research, Vol. 38, pp64-73, 2012
  32. A 3-tier Tsunami Vulnerability Assessment Technique for the North-West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Ismail H., Abd Wahab A.K., Mohd Amin M.F., Mohd Yunos M.Z., Jaffar Sidek F. & Esfandiar B.J., Natural Hazards, Vol. 63, pp549-573, 2012
  33. Determination of Mangrove Forest Performance in Reducing Tsunami Run-up Using Physical Models, Ismail H., Abd Wahab A.K. & Alias N., Natural Hazards, Vol. 63, pp939-963, 2012
  34. Performance of Epoxy Putty-FRP for Underwater Structural Concrete, Abdul Chalid, Muhammad Yatim J. & Abd Wahab A.K., Materials and Structures (ISSN 1359-5997), MAAS5118 (submitted and under review, Mar 2012)
  35. Emissions and Other Pollutant on Inland Port Activities , Abdul Chalid, Ab Kader A.S., Abd Wahab A.K. & Muhamad Hanis, J Int Environmental Application and Science, JIEAS-7-02-14 (submitted and under review, Apr 2012)
  36. Hydrologic Behaviour of a Drained Agricultural Peat Catchment in the Tropics. Part 1: Rainfall, Runoff and Water Table Relationships, Katimon A., Shahid S., Abd Wahab A.K. & Ali M.H., Hydrological Sciences Journal (ISSN 0262-6667), HSJ-2012-0096 (accepted for publication, 20 December 2012)
  37. Hydrologic Behaviour of a Drained Agricultural Peat Catchment in the Tropics. Part 2: Time series Transfer Function Modelling Approach, Katimon A., Shahid S. & Abd Wahab A.K., Hydrological Sciences Journal (ISSN 0262-6667), HSJ-2012-0095 (accepted for publication, 20 December 2012)