Saturday, March 31, 2012

Geology Field Trip : Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan

A geology field-trip to Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan with the main objective to locate new outcrops for 1st year student fieldwork.-- Dr Wan Zuhairi Yaacob
New outcrop next to Temerloh Exit
Professor Dr. Abdul Ghani Rafek and Dr Wan Zuhairi Yaacob

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

2nd phase of Centrifuge Development at Geology Programme UKM

A meeting was held to discuss about the upgrading work on the Mini Geotechnical Centrifuge facility at Geology Program, Faculty of Science and Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. The upgrading work will involve the installation of new slip ring, resistivity/temperature/pore pressure transducer probes, data logger with multi-plex circuit. The new machine will also be equipped with a new camera and computer. This project is funded by MOSTI -- Wan Zuhairi Yaacob
Discussion on board !

Working Group Meeting on Site Remediation at SIRIM Bhd

Attending Working Group Meeting on Site Remediation at SIRIM Bhd in Shah Alam. The meeting started at 9:30am and ended around 1pm. The main agenda of the meeting was to revised the "Guidelines for Landfill Closure".-- Dr Wan Zuhairi Yaacob

Friday, March 16, 2012

Groundwater Project at Sand Mining Site in Dengkil Selangor

Half day visit to an active sand mining site with other members of my group. The visit was part of the groundwater modeling project that will be carried out on this site. The study will also involve drilling and conducting a resistivity survey. The main objective of the study is to investigate the potential impact of sand mining on the groundwater regime (and quality) at the study area.
Picture shows the overview of an open pit mine at the study area. The top soil is considered as an overburden (about 5 m thick) and it was removed to expose the clean sand underneath. The thickness of the sand is approximately 15 m. Discussion on site with the other consultants.
This was the best part of the field trip when the front tyres of our 4WD Hilux (white) were trapped in a wet and slippery muddy road.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Congratulation to Mr Muchlis Idham (my PhD Student)

Well done and congratulations to Mr Muchlis Idham who successfully defended his PhD thesis in a viva this afternoon. He has conducted a research entitled "the effect of soil heterogeneity on the migration of DNAPL using Geotechnical Centrifuge Physical Modeling". The external examiner during the viva was Prof Dr Nurly Gofar from UTM and Assoc. Prof Dr Zulfahmi acted as an internal. So, job well done and good luck!.
A photo of Muchlis and myself (with a new hair style of course) captured after the viva in front of the Faculty's new building. (The new building is in front of us actually!!).