Mohamad Hidayat Jamal is a senior lecturer at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). He obtained his PhD in the field of coastal engineering in 2011 from University of Plymouth, United Kingdom (UK). Before that he already obtained Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) and Master of Engineering (Hydraulics and Hydrology) from UTM. He has been working at UTM since 2002 and serving the Department of Water and Environmental Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, UTM. He is also a member of Center for Coastal and Ocean Engineering (COEI), Research Institute for Sustainable Environment (RISE), UTM. He is a Professional Engineer, Board of Engineer Malaysia (BEM), Chartered Marine Engineer, the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology, UK (CMarEng, MIMarEST), a Chartered Engineer of Engineering Council, UK (CEng), a Professional Technologist, Malaysia Board of Technologist, (MBOT) and a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC).