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Special Issue 2023 “High-Reliability Structures and Materials in Civil Engineering”

(Applied Sciences IF 2.838)

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Self-professed “Movie’s limited edition DVD/Blu-ray aficionado and a super die-hard fan of Celtic, Manchester City & Kedah”, Norhazilan Md Noor accepted his PhD in the field of reliability engineering from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh Scotland in 2007 (end up with a completely bald scalp!). He is currently serving as a Professor at the School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (this place is huge! I even forgot where I parked my car). He served as the Principal of student residential college and Academic manager of postgraduate (research) from 2011 to 2015. He currently serves as Assistant Dean (Continuing & Transnational Education) of Faculty Engineering and Deputy Director of Construction Research Centre. His primary interest includes the development of soil-corrosion model for tropical region, probabilistic-based reliability assessment software for pipeline integrity management, risk assessment approach for deteriorating infrastructure, non-physical inhibitor for mitigating microbial-influenced corrosion and new material for pipeline repair (have some weird affection for astronomy and astrophysics). He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Malaysian Journal of Civil Engineering, the longest serving civil engineering journal in Malaysia and also the editor of several other international journals. Dr Norhazilan Md Noor has already published more than 200 articles, journals and conference proceedings with several best publications awards. He has considerable experience in global networking and world university ranking exercise. He has also been privileged to participate in the ASEAN University Network (AUN/ networking as a member of working group and field management meeting since 2012 and several Erasmus+ project funded by European Union. He pro-actively involves in MOU initiatives between UTM and global research partner in ASEAN, Japan and Korea (I’m a big fan of Song Ji Hyo). He is the recipient of Special Award for Innovation in 2013 by the Malaysian Construction Industry Excellence Award Committee (no prize money though!). He has gathered more than 30 major awards locally and internationally for his contribution in research, teaching and administration (I’m a highly motivated and law-abiding Pokemon Go player)


Correspondence Address : Department of Structure and Material
C09-329 Faculty of Civil Engineering
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Skudai 81310
Johor, Malaysia

E-mail :
Telephone : +6075538704
Fax : +6075566157

Current Academic Position : Professor

Current Administration position : Assistant Dean (Continuing & Transnational Education)
Deputy Director of Construction Research Centre


1998 Diploma of Engineering (Civil)
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

2000 Bachelor of Engineering, B.Eng. Hons. (Civil)
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

2002 Master of Engineering, M.Eng (Structure)
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

2006 PhD (Reliability Assessment)
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland


1. Trainee Engineer
Isyoda Sdn. Bhd.
Gelang Patah Link Project
April 1999-June 1999

2. Tutor
Department of Structure and Material
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
April 2001 – Jun 2002

3. Lecturer
Department of Structure and Material
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
June 2002 – January 2009

4. Senior Lecturer
Department of Structure and Material
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
January 2009 – January 2013

5. Associate Professor
Department of Structure and Material
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
January 2013 – July 2020

6. Professor
Faculty of Engineering
School of Civil Engineering
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
July 2020 – Present