Prof. Dr Aminaton Marto
BEng. (Hons) (Civil) (UTM), MSc (Soil Mechanics & Foundation Eng.) (Newcastle, UK), PhD (Civil) (Bradford, UK)
ABOUT AMINATON MARTO
Prof. Dr. Aminaton Marto joined Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in 1983 after obtaining her Bachelor of Civil Eng. (Hons) from UTM. She obtained her Masters and PhD from United Kingdom and now a Geotechnical Eng. Professor in the Dept. of Environmental Eng. & Green Technology, Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT), UTM Kuala Lumpur. She is a Fellow/Member at Disaster Preparedness and Prevention Centre (DPPC), MJIIT and also an Assoc. Fellow at the Centre of Tropical Geoengineering, UTM. She was promoted to a full Professor in 2008 and her last administration post was as the Deputy Dean of Academic in MJIIT. Since joining UTM, Prof. Dr. Aminaton had established a flourishing and successful research program in the field of Geotechnical Eng. Her specializations are in Soft Soil Eng., Geotechnical Investigation, Geotechnical Earthquake Eng., and Disaster Mitigation & Forensic Eng. She pioneered the research on Bamboo-Geotextile Composite reinforced soft soils and the used of coal ash as an alternative material in soft soil improvement; as vertical column, as soil replacement, as soil filler and as lightweight backfill materials for embankments on soft soils. Other research includes the chemical and recycled blended tiles stabilized soil, tunneling through soft soils, liquefaction of sand matrix soils and the research involving geothermal energy piles as geostructures that used soil as an intermittent thermal energy storage medium, designed to supply the heating or cooling demands of a building. She is now intensifying her research in disaster related area with Japanese Universities and industry in support of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. This includes the used of Screw Driving Sounding (SDS) Tests for determining fast and accurate sub-surface soil profile which will be extended for research to determine liquefaction and landslide potential areas. Throughout her service in UTM, she had secured a total of over RM 3.5 million research grants (from more than 30 projects) to undertake the research with research teams in UTM and other universities and industries. She had published over 100 journal and international conferences papers and had supervised many Ph.D and Masters students. She had taught and mentored students, actively contributed to university life through service on committees across campus, and furthered her expertise through professional service and engagement in national and international level.