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Dani Irwan bin Masbah

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Civil & Structural Engineering) - Doctor of Philosophy, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  • Master of Engineering (Civil) - Masters Degree, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  • Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (2nd Class Lower in Civil and Structural Engineering) - Bachelor Degree, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

Dani Irwan bin Masbah

Assistant Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus


Expert Profile

Dani Irwan bin Masbah, Ph.D                                                 +6012-2294310

Detail-oriented professional with 4 years of practical experience in the civil engineering, project management & construction industry in addition to multiple years' experience as an academic researcher and writer specializing in solid waste & environmental management.  


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Civil & Structural Engineering

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

Malaysian Suburban Household Solid Waste Arising: Socioeconomic Factors & Its Potential for

Reducibility & Greenhouse Gas Mitigation

Master of Civil Engineering

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

CGPA: 3.97

Study on River Water Quality in the Sungai Kembong Landfill for the Purpose of Landfill


Bachelor's Degree (Hons) in Civil & Structural Engineering

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

CGPA: 2.85

Utilization of the ARCADY 5 Software in a Traffic Study Undertaken in the Klang Valley.


2013 - 2020

Freelance Copy Editor, Proofreader & Translator


  • Carry out proofreading, translation and/or copyediting work on manuscripts according to clients' needs and requirement.
  • The majority of documents handled are comprised of academic research papers, technical reports, white papers and websites.

16/09/2019 – 31/01/2020

Graduate Research Assistant

Smart & Sustainable Township Research Centre, Faculty of Engineering &

Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

  • Conduct comprehensive research-related activities pertaining to solid waste management, both literary and, if necessary, in the field.
  • Write, prepare and submit academic research papers for peer-review & subsequent publication in reputable & indexed scientific journals.
  • Produce & submit project proposals, technical reports & other pertinent documentations for the application & provision of research grants & other suitable sources of funding.

09/2013 – 03/2014

Graduate Research Assistant

Water & Environmental Research Group, Department of Civil & Structural

Engineering, Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment, Universiti

Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

  • Successfully published 4 academic research papers in reputable indexed journals (3 Q2 journals & 1 Q3 journal)

04/2009 - 04/2010

Research Assistant

Zero Waste Campus Action Research Group, Institute for Environment &

Development (LESTARI), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

  • Designed, coordinated & implemented a collection & recycling scheme for waste paper in all faculties, institutes, dormitories & administration buildings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia campus.
  • Assisted as a key secretariat member in the preparation & subsequent ratification of an MoU between Alam Flora Sdn. Bhd. - Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in the development of a Zero Waste Campus program.

10/2006 – 07/2007

Civil Engineer

SSM Associates Sdn. Bhd.

Civil engineering, structural design & project management consultancy firm, was involved in but not strictly limited to the following projects:

  • 3G network rollout & nationwide implementation for Celcom (M) Bhd.
  • Time2 cellular network expansion programme for Konsortium Jaringan Selangor (KJS) Sdn. Bhd.
  • Design, fabrication, supply & erection of a 45m steel monopole telecommunication structure for Asiaspace Sdn. Bhd.
  • Supply and erection of wind turbine monopole & associated ground-level solar farm at Pulau Perhentian Kecil for TNB Energy Services Sdn. Bhd.
  • Structural inspection and assessment of existing telecommunication towers nationwide for Celcom (M) Bhd.

08/2003 – 09/2006

Project Engineer

Enerzet Sdn. Bhd.

A vendor to Tenaga Nasional Bhd. specializing in steel lattice electrical transmission towers, was key personnel in the following project & was responsible for the following tasks & scope of work:

  • Design & supply of 330 132kV steel lattice electrical transmission towers from Kg. Awah, Maran to Kuantan for Tenaga Nasional Bhd.
  • Structural assessment & strengthening of lattice steel electrical transmission towers in East Coast region for Tenaga Nasional Bhd.
  • Designing tower modifications & add-ons using computerized design software (e.g. MSTower),
  • Attending progress meetings, liaising with clients & the main contractor, handling material logistics at fabrication plant, troubleshooting problems at site & also handling various administrative tasks, i.e. invoice preparation, formal correspondence & report writing.
  • Also involved in the tower fabrication process & am partly responsible to ensure the quality of works at the fabricating plant & the timely delivery of deliverables from the plant to the main project site.


Journal #1

Comparison of Recycling Activities at Landfills in Indonesia and Malaysia

Watanabe, K., Sasaki, S., Tiew, K. G. & Irwan, D.


Worldwide Waste: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 1(1): 5.


Journal #2 (Q2)

Door-to-door measurement of household waste arisings in selected towns in Malaysia

Watanabe, K., Irwan, D. & Basri, N. E. A


Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management, 18(4): 781-789.


Journal #3 (Q2)

Modeling of methane oxidation in landfill cover soil using an artificial neural network

Abushammala, M. F. M., Basri, N. E. A., Elfithri, R., Younes, M. K. & Irwan, D.


Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, 64(2): 150-159.


Journal #4 (Q3)

Methane oxidation in landfill cover soils: A review

Abushammala, M. F. M., Basri, N. E. A., Irwan, D. & Younes, M. K.


Asian Journal of Atmospheric Environment, 8(1): 1-14.


Journal #5 (Q2)

Influence of income level and age on per capita household solid waste generation in Putrajaya, Malaysia

Irwan, D., Basri, N. E. A., Watanabe, K. & Abushammala, M. F. M.


Jurnal Teknologi (Sciences & Engineering), 65(2): 21-28.


Journal #6

Interrelationship between affluence and household size on municipal solid waste arising: evidence from selected residential areas of Putrajaya

Irwan, D., Basri, N. E. A. & Watanabe, K.


Journal of Asian Scientific Research, 2(11): 747–758.


A) Influence of income level and age on per capita household solid waste generation in

Putrajaya, Malaysia.

Irwan, D., Basri, N. E. A., Watanabe, K. & Abushammala, M. F. M.


Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering and Built Environment (ICEBE) 2012

B) Assessing The Potential Of Reduction And Recycling Of Household Waste In Malaysia

Watanabe, K., Fukuoka, M., Mohamed, A.F., Basri, N.E.A.

Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Waste–The Social Context 2011, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

C) Interrelationship between affluence and household size on municipal solid waste arising: evidence from selected residential areas of Putrajaya

D Irwan, NEA Basri, K Watanabe

Proceedings of the 3rd International Technical Conference Green Technology and Entrepreneurship towards Sustainable Development 2012

D) Kajian Kualiti Air Sungai Di Tapak Pelupusan Sungai Kembong Untuk Merehabilitasi Tapak Perlupusan

Irwan, D.

Proceedings of the Civil & Structural Engineering Seminar 2009, FKAB Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia 


A) Prof. Ir. Dr. Rosdiadee Nordin
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 UKM Bangi, Selangor
Contact: Tel: +60177701312

B) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kohei Watanabe, Teikyo University, Hachioji Campus, Tokyo, Japan
Contact: Tel: +81 426 783324

C) En. Ahmad Taufiq, Associate Director, SSM Associates Sdn. Bhd
Contact: Tel: +60341434979

Area of Specialisation

  • Engineering Tech ~ Engineering And Technology ~ Civil Engineering ~ Structures

Teaching Responsibilities

FINAL YEAR PROJECT I 2020/2021 2021/2022
SOLID WASTE ENGINEERING 2021/2022 2020/2021

Research Projects

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2021 - Present The Climate Emergency and Its Predicted Impacts on Malaysian Urban Drainage Systems
2021 - Present Rekabentuk terperinci bagi rancangan tebatan banjir Sungai Batu Enam Sementa, Daerah Kelang, Selangor