Dr. Azlan bin Adnan is an Associate Professor at the Structural and Material Department, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. Besides holding a position as the Research Head for a research group, “Structural Earthquake Engineering Research” or SEER, he is now attached to the Bureau of Innovation and Consultancy as the Deputy Dean in the Department of Consultancy. He was born in Kuala Lumpur and had a high school education from Victoria Institution, Kuala Lumpur. He pursued his B.Sc in Civil Engineering at California State University, Long Beach and his M.Sc in Structural Engineering at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). His Ph. D. degree was obtained through a joint program between UTM and Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago.
Before joining UTM in 1989, Dr. Azlan Adnan had been working with several organizations in the government and private sectors for more than three years. He is a member of several international associations such as the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) of United States and the Seismological Society of America (SSA).
Since the setting up of SEER in 1998, the group has successfully obtained research funds for more than RM 4 million through the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MOSTI) and Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) with 8 research projects. All projects funded are related to earthquake studies; namely, “Development of Seismic Design Code for Malaysia”, “Development of Earthquake Hazard Reduction Material Using Steel and Natural Rubber”, “Bridge Conditional Rating Using Artificial Neural Network Considering Earthquake Effects”, and “Seismic Hazard and Risk Analysis for Malaysia”.
Recently, Dr. Azlan has received two international awards for his invention, “Digital Triaxial Seismo Accelerograph using Single Mass and Hall Sensors”; a gold medal in the 2005, 33rd International Exhibition on New Techniques, Innovation and Product at Geneva, Switzerland, and a bronze medal in the IENA 2004, International Trade Fair “Ideas-Inventions-New Products” at Nuremberg, Germany. Recently, he has received the Malaysian Construction Industry Excellence Awards 2005 under the category “R&D Project of the Year Award”. His hope is to see more local engineers to incorporate the use of the instruments as well as the seismic design and analysis concepts into their structural design procedures in Malaysia.
For more information, please send your enquiries to:
Prof. Dr. Azlan Adnan
Faculty of Civil Engineering
Johor Darul Ta'zim
Tel: +06 07 5531606
Fax: +06 07 5566157