Dr. Fauziah Ahmad is a Full Professor in Geotechnical engineering at the School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Engineering Campus, Nibong Tebal, Penang, Malaysia. She attained her Diploma degree from UTM, BSc (Hons), and a higher degree PhD from the University of Strathclyde (US), Glasgow, UK. She has been teaching Geotechnical Engineering courses and other civil engineering courses for more than 29 years. She has been assigned as Program Chairman, Deputy Dean at School, and Deputy Dean of Postgraduate Studies. Currently, she leads a Taskforce under Postgraduate Deans Council was the head of the program for the Roadmap of Postgraduate studies in Malaysia 2017-2025. She has been involved in the development of hillslope where she was appointed as Penang State Geotechnical Council and technical committee member in reviewing Penang development. Currently, She is the honorable President of MyIGS an International Geosynthetics Society (IGS) for Malaysian Chapter, and also an honorable Vice-President of MyGeopolymer Society of Malaysia (MGSM). She is also actively attached to consultancy duties on Geotechnical assessment and stability research especially in the state of Penang and Perak. Actively involved in Asean Geotechnical Technical Committee (ATC10-Urban Geoinformatics and ATC 1: Geodisaster in Climate Change) in collaboration with the Japanese Geotechnical Society in establishing works using GIS Geotechnical Database research and Geodisaster in Climate Change. Her research interest is in the area of slope stability, landslide, ground improvement, and Urban Geoinformatics (GIS Application).
Prof. Ahmad has published her work in more than 201 papers in journals and proceedings locally and internationally. Through her research, she has produced innovative products and has been recognized nationally and internationally through competitions and exhibitions. Her achievements gained recognition as Women Inventor, World Scientific Award at the World Innovation Achievement Award, European Women Inventor and Innovator Network International (EUWIIN) in Sweden and in Seoul since 2008 -2015. Among other awards, she has acquired is the Grand Prize, KIWIE Prize, and Special Award and cumulative of gold, silver and Bronze medalist for more than 27 awards. With granted two patents, one trademark and copyright for the Inventions.
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