Dr Noraini Hamzah National University of Malaysia (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - UKM) Noraini is a rising academic. Her experience in industry is essential to link academic research with industrial practicality. Her current research interest is in building pathology and earthquake resistance systems – both linked to heritage buildings. Dr Noraini has lead and completed 2 research grants in the areas of project delays, building pathology and BIM. Dr Noraini has led over 5 international conference and workshops with partners in Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Korea. She also frequently the Chair events in the School and Faculty in UKM with events nationwide. Noraini's profile
Dr Eric Lou University of Manchester, UK Eric’s success of the Newton Fund projects propelled his research and reputation standing internationally – widening and bridging cultural and local knowledge for countries. He brings expertise in building refurbishment assessment for non-domestic buildings. Dr Lou spent over a decade in construction, environmental and technology industries; and completed over £60 million in building refurbishment before joining academia. His industry work has also earned admiration among peers in the industry by winning numerous national (UK) and regional awards. Eric's profile
Associate Professor Dr Sr Syahrul Nizam Kamaruzzaman University of Malaya (Universiti Malaya) Syahrul has been actively conducting research in the field of built environment in the national and international level. He was awarded the Newton Fund Institutional Links grant researching into the development of refurbishment assessment scheme for non-domestic buildings in Malaysia. Dr Kamaruzzaman will be guiding the methodology in developing the assessment scheme for heritage buildings for Malaysia. Syahrul's profile
Dr Paul Chan University of Manchester, UK Paul studies human relations with particular interest and expertise on understanding how people cope with social, organisational and technological change. He has a track record of managing collaborative research projects with industry, including two current projects with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority on open innovation and societal value of nuclear decommissioning and site remediation. Paul's profile
Sr Dr Robiah bt Abdul Rashid National Heritage Department, Malaysia Robiah is the Director of Conservation, her leadership with heritage buildings conservation projects is much admired. Her expertise in heritage and building pathalogy, linked with local knowledge is key for the workshop. Refurbishment is a timely research area, and the workshop outcomes can be opted for any heritage building in Malaysia which would then bring a new paradigm in heritage conservation effort in Malaysia.
Professor Angela Lee University of Huddersfield, UK Angela will lead in performance management and corporate responsibility of the workshop. She expertise in process protocol, appreciation in architecture and modelling will help shape the workshop outcomes. Her research with industrial partners won several national and regional awards in the areas of Business Innovation and Sustainability. Angala's profile