Amyrhul Abu Bakar

I am a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Water and Environmental Engineering, UTM School of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering. I have eight years of experience in the development and refinement of the computational model for hydrodynamic and solute transport processes at the intertidal environment and coastal waters.

My passion in modelling the hydraulic of surface water and environmental processes motivates me to ensuring the sustainable management of water and sanitation along with reducing the risk of climate change and its impacts. My research during PhD was focused on bacterial processes in the estuarine environment.

Research keywords: Hydrodynamics, floodplains, mass transport, particle transport, microbial kinetics

Educations

2014 – 2019

PhD Water Engineering (Computational Hydraulics and Environment)Cardiff University, UK.

Thesis: Modelling of intertidal floodplains for enhanced estuarine transport and decay of faecal indicator organisms from a diffuse source.

2012 – 2013

MSc Civil Engineering (Hydraulics and Hydrology)Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

Thesis: Hydrodynamic modelling of Malacca Strait using EFDC.

2007 – 2011

BEng (Hons) Civil EngineeringUniversiti Teknologi Malaysia.

Thesis: Cracking of buildings due to differential settlement.

Experience

2019 – 2020

Coastal and Water Quality ModellerG&P Water & Maritime Sdn Bhd, Malaysia.

2014 – 2015

Research Assistant, Cardiff University, UK.

Partners: Centre for Research into Environment and Health (CREH) at Aberystwyth University, Food Standard Agency, Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales, Swansea City and County Council.

2011 – 2011

Civil and Structural EngineerBJP Consult Sdn Bhd, Malaysia.

Publications

Thesis:

  • Bakar, A.A. (2019). Modelling of intertidal floodplains for enhanced estuarine transport and decay of faecal indicator organisms from a diffuse source. PhD thesis, Cardiff University.

Peer-reviewed Journal:

  • Bakar, A.A., Ahmadian, R. and Falconer, R.A. (2017). Modelling the transport and decay processes of microbial tracers in a macro-tidal estuary. Water Research 123:802-824.

Conference Proceedings:

  • Bakar, A.A., Ahmadian, R. and Falconer, R.A. (2017). Diffuse bacteria loading from intertidal marshland and impacts to adjacent estuarine water quality. In: Proceedings of the 37th IAHR World Congress. pp. 3563-3570.
  • King, J., Ahmadian, R.,Bakar, A.A. and Falconer, R.A. (2017). Modelling the impact of microbial sources on water quality: A study on the designated sampling point in Swansea Bay, UK. In: Proceedings of the 37th IAHR World Congress. pp. 2729-2736.
  • Bakar, A.A., Ahmadian, R. and Falconer, R.A. (2016). Modelling the transport and decay of microbial tracers in a macro-tidal estuary. In: Proceedings of the 4th IAHR Europe Congress. p. 76.

Technical Report:

  • Ahmadian, R., Bakar, A.A. and Falconer, R.A. (2016). Modelling hydrodynamic processes and microbial tracer transport in the Loughor Estuary – Final Report for the Food Standards Agency.

Academic Activities

Teaching:

2020 – present

 

Fluid Mechanics, Advanced Hydraulics, Civil Engineering Laboratory 1 & 2

MSc Supervision:

2016

 

Liao J., Modelling transport and decay of microbial tracers in Swansea Bay, UK. (co-supervision)

Peer-review:

2020

2017

 

Proceedings of the 22nd IAHR-APD Congress (Sapporo, Japan)

Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans

Memberships

  1. Board of Engineers, Malaysia (BEM), 2019 – present.
  2. International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), 2014 – present.
  3. Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM), 2011 – present.