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Aliyah Nur Zafirah Bt. Sanusi

Academic Qualification

  • Energy and Sustainable Development - Doctor of Philosophy, De Montfort University
  • Built Environment - Masters Degree, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • Architecture (LAM Part 2) - Bachelor Degree, Cardiff University
  • Science in Architectural Studies (LAM Part 1) - Bachelor Degree, Cardiff University

Aliyah Nur Zafirah Bt. Sanusi (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus

KULLIYYAH OF ARCHITECTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN


aliyah@iium.edu.my
3743


Expert Profile


Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at the Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design (KAED), International Islamic University Malaysia. Aliyah Nur Zafirah Sanusi has an academic background in Architecture, having obtained her B.Sc. in Architectural Studies and Bachelor of Architecture from Cardiff University (UK), which are equivalent to RIBA Part 1 and Part 2. She then furthered her studies and obtained MPhil in Built Environment from the University of Nottingham (UK) and then a Ph.D degree in Energy and Sustainable Development from De Montfort University (UK).
Her research is inclined towards built environment, energy and sustainable environment and environmental analysis through computer modelling. Her research finding is the viability of implementing Earth-to-Air Heat Exchanger System in achieving indoor thermal comfort in buildings in Malaysia. The research was carried out through field measurements and computer simulations.
She is also actively involved with the society through consultancy activities. She has been appointed by Sekolah Kebangsaan Bukit Damansara as a consultant to their Rainwater Harvesting project and she has managed to help secure Shell Sustainable Development Grant 2015 for the Rainwater Harvesting project, which is scheduled to commence in 2015. Dr. Aliyah has also been appointed by SIRIM in 2015, as a member of a Working Group on Passive Design and Strategy to Develop Malaysian Standards.
On the international scene, she is an active member of Elsevier Researcher Panel since February 2014, where she is actively involved in surveys to improve their research and publication methods.


Area of Specialisation


  • Engineering Tech ~ Applied Sciences And Technologies ~ Energy Technology ~ Other Energy Technology n.e.c. - Energy and Sustainable Development


Professional Membership


  • 2020 - 2020: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (PAM Education Committee Member), Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia PAM Education Committee


Teaching Responsibilities


ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 1 (STUDIO) 2018/2019 2020/2021
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 2 (STUDIO) 2015/2016 2018/2019 2020/2021 2019/2020
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 3 (STUDIO) 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 4 (STUDIO) 2012/2013 2014/2015
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 5 (STUDIO) 2015/2016 2019/2020
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 6 (STUDIO) 2016/2017 2013/2014
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 8 (STUDIO) 2011/2012
ARCHITECTURAL GRAPHICS 2018/2019 2014/2015 2012/2013 2020/2021 2013/2014 2019/2020
BUILDING ENERGY ANALYSIS & CONSERVATION 2014/2015
DRAUGHTMANSHIP AND WORKING DRAWING 2012/2013
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSCIOUS DESIGN 2012/2013 2019/2020 2020/2021 2021/2022 2018/2019 2011/2012
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & SYSTEM 1 2013/2014 2015/2016 2016/2017
HERITAGE STUDIES 2019/2020
INTEGRATED MULTI DISCIPLINARY PROJECT 1 2018/2019 2012/2013 2011/2012
INTERGRATED MULTI DISCIPLINARY PROJECT 1 2013/2014
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: ISSUES, POLICIES AND PRACTICES 2020/2021
WORKING DRAWING AND SPECIFICATION 2020/2021 2014/2015


Research Projects


Completed
2019 - 2020 Planting and SMART Tagging Trees Project for the Malay Enclave in IIUM
2015 - 2019 Analyzing the Fundamental Eco School/Green School Program in Solving Basic Problems of Sustainability of School Environment in Malaysia
2015 - 2018 Assessing the Potential of Augmented Reality (Ar) as Attributes of Successful Learning of Heritage Architecture
2014 - 2018 Exploring Adaptive e-Learning of Architectural Education Using I- Ta'LeEM Platform
2013 - 2020 Achieving Cooler Soil as a Potential Heat Sink for Earth Pipe Cooling Technology in Malaysia by Various Treatment of Malaysia Soil Surface
2012 - 2016 The impact of landscape setting vegetation, ground surface materials and the built enviroment on the microclimate : Towards mitigating urban heat island
2011 - 2013 The Water Issue between Malaysian and Singapore: Colonial Legacy and Post-Colonial Trajectory
2011 - 2015 RU 2011: Profiling the Impact of Pavement on the Urban Thermal Performance towards Mitigating the Urban Heat Island Effect: A Case Study of Plazas in Putrajaya, Malaysia
On-Going
2021 - Present Interior Design Consultant for Jeumpa d'Ramo Boutique Hotel
2021 - Present KURSUS PEMPROSESAN PELAN MENGGUNAKAN PERISIAN REVIT SECARA ATAS TALIAN UNTUK PEGAWAI KESELAMATAN KEBAKARAN JBPM PADA 21-23 SEPT 2021
2016 - Present Enhancing the Green Building Index (GBI) Malaysia with Biomimicry Life's Principles (BLP) in Alleviating the Urban Heat Island (UHI) Effect for the Built Environment


Award & Recognition


26 Nov, 2020 Researcer Taskforce for Kajian Halatuju Pendidikan Seni Bina (HPSN) 2030 - Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia National
26 Aug, 2019 Silver Medal - PERTANDINGAN REKACIPTA INOVASI NASIONAL-KEJURUTERAAN DAN ALAM BINA (PRIN-KAB) 2019 International
04 May, 2019 Silver Medal - ITEX 30TH INTERNATIONAL INVENTION, INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY EXHIBITION 2019 International
20 Feb, 2013 Bronze for IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition (IRIIE) 2013 - International Islamic University Malaysia University


Publications


Article

2021 A numerical investigation on the impacts of voids combinations on natural ventilation of high-rise residential building. Open House International, () pp.
2021 Assessing the insights on experiential learning using the augmented reality exploration. International E-Journal of Advances in Education, 6 (18) pp. 306-314
2021 Effective daylight design strategies of colonial mosques in Malaysia. Asian Journal of Environment-Behaviour Studies, 6 (18) pp. 27-45
2021 Significant design attributes for outdoor learning environment in higher learning institutions. Journal of Architecture, Planning and Construction Management (JAPCM), 11 (1) pp. 91-99
2021 Sustainability of Malay wood craftsmanship symbolism in deciphering Malaysia’s architectural identity. Proceedings of DARCH 2021 1st International Conference on Architecture & Design, () pp. 37-56
2021 The impacts of introducing voids combinations on indoor ventilation performance in high-rise residential buildings. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, () pp. 1-24
2020 A nosedive into Bertapak Buana. Design Ideals Journal, 2 (1) pp. 8-14
2018 Architectural history education: students’ perception on mobile augmented reality learning experience. Advanced Science Letters, 24 (11) pp. 8171-8175
2018 Design analysis to achieve green/eco school building design typology for Malaysia. Planning Malaysia, 16 (2) pp. 39-49
2018 Experimenting technology enhancement active learning with support of mobile device, gamification and augmented reality application. Advanced Science Letters, 24 (11) pp. 7871-7875
2018 Mobile augmented reality learning: design exploration toward student learning trends. Advanced Science Letters, 24 (11) pp. 7890-7894
2017 Architectural heritage restoration of Rumah Datuk Setia via mobile augmented reality restoration. Planning Malaysia : Journal of the Malaysian Institute of Planners, 15 (1) pp. 139-150
2017 Go virtual: exploring augmented reality application in representation of steel architectural construction for the enhancement of architecture education. Advanced Science Letters, 23 (2) pp. 804-808
2017 Go virtual: Exploring the potential of adaptive e-learning platform for dissemination of architectural knowledge. Advanced Science Letters, 23 (7) pp. 6318-6321
2017 Naturally ventilated colonial school classrooms in Malaysia are conducive to learning environment. Advanced Science Letters, 23 (2) pp. 830-833
2017 The implementation of environmental education and green programs in schools to achieve sustainability. Advanced Science Letters, 23 (7) pp. 6261-6265
2014 Achieving cooler soil as an effective heat sink for earth-to-air heat exchanger(EAHE)cooling technology in Malaysia tropical climate. Natural Resources, 5 (13) pp. 804-809
2014 Seeking underground for potential heat sink in Malaysia for earth air heat exchanger (EAHE) application. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 8 (8) pp. 54-57
2012 Passive ground cooling system for low energy buildings in Malaysia (hot and humid climates). Renewable Energy, 49 () pp. 193-196
Conference or Workshop Item

2021 Passive daylighting design strategies of colonial mosques in Malaysia. In: 9thAsian Conference on Environment-Behaviour Studies,
2021 Sustainability of Malay Wood Craftsmanship Symbolism in Deciphering Malaysia’s Architectural Identity. In: DARCH2021 1st International Conference on Architecture and Design,
2021 Sustainability of Malay wood craftsmanship symbolism in deciphering Malaysia’s architectural identity.. In: DARCH 2021- 1st International Conference on Architecture & Design,
2020 Assessing the insights on experiential learning using the augmented reality exploration. In: ADVED 2020: 6th International Conference on Advances in Education,
2019 Go green in architecture. In: 2nd International Conference in Chemistry, Industry and Environment 2019,
2019 Innovative teaching of anthropometric through morphosis dualfunction chair design and build. In: National Innovation Invention in Engineering and Built Environment (PRIN-KAB 2019),
2019 Interfaced environment for the teaching of subjects on building construction and materials: showcases of two experimentations. In: 2nd. International Conference on Chemistry, Industry and Environment,
2019 Passive design strategies of colonial mosques in Malaysia. In: Mediterranean Green Forum 5 2019,
2017 Architectural history education: students’ perception on mobile augmented reality learning experience. In: 2017 3rd International Conference on Education,
2017 Enhancing the environment of paediatric oncology unit the Malaysian way: Review, revive, recommend. In: European Healthcare Design 2017,
2017 Evolution of infectious disease ward design in Malaysia : Case study. In: International Union of Architects’ Public Health Group (UIA-PHG) Annual Meeting,
2017 Experimenting technology enhancement active learning with support of mobile device, gamification and augmented reality application. In: 2017 3rd International Conference on Education (ICOED 2017,
2017 Integrating augmented reality visualisation in the implementation of blended learning: showcases of two experimentations. In: International Conference for Blended Learning 2017,
2017 Mobile augmented reality learning: design exploration toward student learning trends. In: 2017 3rd International Conference on Education (ICOED 2017),
2016 Architectural heritage restoration of Rumah Datuk Setia via mobile augmented reality restoration. In: International Conference on Architecture & Built Environment (ICABE 2016),
2016 Go virtual: exploring augmented reality application in representation of steel architectural construction for the enhancement of architecture education. In: 2016 International Conference on Education (ICOED),
2016 Go virtual: exploring the potential of adaptive e-learning platform for dissemination of achitectural knowledge. In: International Conference on Architecture & Built Environment (ICABE 2016),
2016 Housing space quality towards quality of life: a case study of double storey terrace houses. In: The 4th International Building Control Conference 2016 (IBCC 2016),
2016 Naturally ventilated colonial school classrooms in Malaysia are conducive to learning environment. In: 2016 International Conference on Education (ICOED),
2015 Passive cooling system for a sustainable future in hot-humid climate . In: International Conference on Sustainable Future for Human Security (SustaiN2015),
2014 A review on contribution of landscape settings in hot-humid region towards modification of outdoor microclimate. In: UMRAN 2014 ,
2014 Extracting the principles of sustainability from the architecture of colonial hospitals in Malaysia: appreciating the past wisdoms as best practices. In: XXVth International Union of Architects World Congress,
2014 Materials for the earth air pipe heat exchanger (eaphe) system as a passive ground cooling technology for hot-humid climate. In: 2nd International Conference on Emerging Trends In Scientific Research (ICETSR-2014),
2014 Provision of spaces and space quality in housing area towards quality of life: case study of Taman Melati Mastika, Gombak . In: UMRAN 2014 ,
2014 Seeking underground for potential heat sink in Malaysia for Earth air heat exchanger (EAHE) application. In: The International Conference on Emerging Trends in Scientific Research (ICETSR 2014),
2014 The impact of landscape setting and architectural element on the outdoor and indoor microclimate: a case study of Masjid Al-Mukarramah, Bandar Sri Damansara . In: UMRAN 2014 Seminar: Fostering Ecosphere in the Built Environment,
2014 The impact of the outdoor design and architectural dimension of Masjid Shas towards microclimate. In: UMRAN 2014 ,
2014 The quality of housing environment and green open space towards quality of life. In: UMRAN2014: Fostering Eco-Sphere in The Built Environment,
2013 Assessing the impact of landscape setting on the microclimate of outdoor spaces in hot-humid regions towards mitigating urban heat island - a preliminary investigation . In: International Conference on Architecture and Built Environment 2013 (ICABE2013) ,
2013 ECOTECT analysis: integration of architectural studio project with theory classroom assignment through computer simulation. In: The European Conference on Education ECE 2013 ,
2013 Enlighten architecture students on environmental design through computer simulation. In: Developing Sustainability Knowledge for the Education of Future Architects in the 21st Century,
2013 Parametric study of earth-to-air heat exchanger in Malaysian climate. In: The Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment 2013,
2012 Ecotect: as part of the learning experience for young architecture students to raise awareness in environmental responsive building design. In: Malaysian Architectural Education Conference (MAEC) 2012,
2012 Seeking underground for potential heat sink in Malaysia . In: KAED Presentation Day Series 1/2012,
2012 The potential of low energy earth pipe cooling in hot and humid Malaysia. In: International Conference on Green in the Built Environment (ICGBE) 2012,
Book Section

2021 Bamboo: the forgotten versatile materials. In: Springer, Cham, ISBN: 978-3-030-71699-8, pp. 1-17
2019 Climatic Adaptations of Colonial School Buildings in Malaysia. In: Springer, ISBN: , pp. 275-292
2019 Climatic Adaptations of Colonial School Buildings in Malaysia. In: Springer, ISBN: , pp. 275-292
2019 Innovative teaching of anthropometric through morphosis-dual function chair design and build. In: Centre of Engineering and Built Environment Education Research (PeKA) Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, ISBN: 9789832982609, pp. 33-38
2019 Passive design strategies of colonial mosques in Malaysia. In: Springer, ISBN: , pp.
2015 Low-energy earth–air heat exchanger cooling system for buildings in hot and humid malaysia. In: Springer, ISBN: 331917777X, 9783319177779, pp. 515-528