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NUR AZWIN BINTI ISMAIL
Geophysics Section, School of Physics, Universiti Sains Malaysia
11800 USM, Penang, Malaysia
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ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Exploration Geophysics
( 2-D Electrical Resistivity, Seismic Refraction Tomography and Geotechnical Data Application in Searching for Ancient Impact Crater of Bukit Bunuh, Perak)
UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA
(NOV 2011 - JULY 2015)

Master of Science (MSc) - Physics (Geophysics)
(Application of 2-D Resistivity Imaging and Seismic Refraction Methods for Engineering Geological Studies)
UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA
(NOV 2009 - AUGUST 2011)

Bachelor of Applied Science-Honours (BSc) - Geophysics
UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA

(JULY 2006 - AUGUST 2009)

 

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Engineering and Environmental Geophysics, Near surface geophysics



Research

RESEARCH GRANT

As a Co-Researcher
1. Project Title: Geophysical Application and Approaches In Engineering and Environmental Problems. USM Research University Grant (RUI). RM100,000.00, 1/3/2016 - 28/2/2019

Teaching

UNDER-GRADUATE TEACHING

ZGE 277/4 - STRUCTURE OF UNIVERSE
ZGT 265/3 - METEOROLOGY I
ZCA 102/4 - PHYSICS II (ELECTRICITY AND MAGNETISM)
ZCT 191/2 - PHYSICS PRACTICAL I 
ZCT 192/2 - PHYSICS PRACTICAL II 

Supervision

POST-GRADUATE SUPERVISION

Main Supervisor

1. Azim Hilmy Bin Mohamad Yusof
  
Master of Science (MSc) -Physics (Geophysics)
   
  (Research Mode)
    
Title: Groundwater Exploration Using Geophysical Methods
     Status: On-going

2. Muhamad Iqbal Mubarak Bin Faharul Azaman
   
Master of Science (MSc) -Physics (Geophysics)
   
  (Research Mode)
     
Title:Geothermal Exploration Using Transient Electromagnetic and Resistivity Methods
      Status: On-going

Co- Supervisor

1. Muhamad Afiq Bin Saharudin
 
  Master of Science (MSc) -Physics (Geophysics)
   
  (Research Mode)
    
Title: Application of Geophysical Methods Involving the Environmental Problems
     Status: On-going   

2. Nabila Binti Sulaiman
   
Master of Science (MSc) -Physics (Geophysics)
   
  (Research Mode)
     
Title:Groundwater Detection Using Resistivity and Induced Polarization Methods
      Status: On-going

UNDER-GRADUATE SUPERVISION

Final Year Project

2015-2016

1. Amelia Huda Binti Amarudin

     Title: Resolution of electromagnetic wave in evaluation of different structural elements.
     Status: Completed

2. Nur Wahidah Binti Yahya
     Title: Resolution of electromagnetic wave in evaluation of different structural elements.
     Status: Completed

3. Shima Asyurah Binti Shuhaimi
     Title: The study on electromagnetic wave propagation in different medium.    
     Status: Completed

4. Nur Farah Athirah Binti Azizan
     Title: The study on electromagnetic wave propagation in different medium.    
     Status: Completed

INTERNSHIP / INDUSTRIAL TRAINING

2016

1. Najmiah Binti Rosli
  
Title: Study of Subsurface Conditions Using Different Geophysical Methods
     From: University of Malaya
     Period: July 2016 - September 2016
 

Publication


CHAPTERS IN BOOKS
  1. Rosli Saad, Nur Azwin Ismail & Nordiana Mohd Muztaza, Identification of Rippability and Bedrock Depth Using Seismic Refraction, EXCAVATABILITY OF ROCK AND ASSESSMENT OF GROUNDWATER BY USING 2D RESISTIVITY IMAGING METHOD, 2015, Publisher: UTM Press, ISBN 978-983-52-0952-9

  2. Rosli Saad, Stephen Chia, Nordiana Mohd Muztaza, Nur Azwin Ismail & Andy Anderson Bery, Geophysical Subsurface Study at Gua Kain Hitam, Niah, Sarawak, THE SARAWAK MUSEUM JOURNAL, December 2012, Publisher: Sarawak Museum Department, Vol LXX No.91 (New Series), ISSN 0375-3050

  3. Edy Tonnizam Mohamad, Rosli Saad, Nur Azwin Ismail & Noer El Hidayah Ismail, The Use of Seismic Refraction Survey in Shallow Subsurface Investigation, GEOPHYSICAL METHOD APPLICATION ON SUBSURFACE MAPPING FOR ENGINEERING WORKS (for review- January 2011, reviewed June 2011, submitted after correction Sept 2011
REFEREED JOURNAL
  1. Ismail, N.A., N.M. Muztaza and Saad, R. (2016) Reflectivity of Electromagnetic (EM) wave in shallow ground penetrating radar (GPR) survey.Jurnal Teknologi, Volume 78, Issue 7-3, pp 117-121. ISSN: 2180-3722.

  2. Samuel, Y.M., Saad, R., Muztaza, N.M., Ismail, N.A. and Saidin, M.M (2016) Magnetics, 2-D Resistivity And Geotechnical Studies For Shallow Subsurface Soil Characterization In Lembah Bujang, Kedah. Jurnal Teknologi, Volume 78, Issue 7-3, pp 123-127. ISSN: 2180-3722.

  3. Zakaria, M.T., Muztaza N.M., Saad, R., Ismail, N.A., and Yunos, N.K.A. (2016) The Identification of Seulimeum fault system in Iejue, Aceh Besar (Indonesia) by using magnetic method. Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Volume 21 2016, Bund 02.

  4. Muztaza, N.M., Saidin, M.M., Masnan, S.K.K., Saad, R., Ismail, N.A. and Ismail,N.E.H (2015) Magnetic Response in the Discovery of Archaeological Artifacts and Monuments in Gandhara, Pakistan, Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Volume 20, Bund 16.

  5. Fadhli, F., Saad, R., Muztaza, N.M., Ismail, N.A. and A.A. Bery (2015) Mapping Subsurface Karst Formation Using 2-D Electrical Resistivity Imaging (2-DERI). Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Volume 20, Bund 1.

  6. Fadhli, F., Saad, R., Muztaza, N.M., Syukri, M., Ismail, N.A, and Bery A.A. (2015) Determination of Limestone and Overburden Resistivity Values for Tropical Region Using 2-D Electrical Resistivity Imaging (2-DERI) Method. Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Volume 20, Bund 4.

  7. Ismail, N.A, Saad, R., Saidin, M. and Muztaza, N.M. (2014) Attribute of impacted soils towards moisture content and p-wave velocity inside Bukit Bunuh Complex crater. Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Volume 19 2014, Bund. Z3.

  8. Ismail, N.A, Saad, R., Saidin, M. and Muztaza, N.M. (2014) Integrating 2-D electrical resistivity and moisture content for soil characterization inside Bukit Bunuh impact crater. Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Volume 19 2014, Bund. Z3.

  9. Ismail, N.A., Saad, R., Saidin, M. and Muztaza, N.M. (2014) The conclusion of searching Bukit Bunuh crater using 2-D resistivity method. Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Volume 19 2014, Bund. I.

  10.  Ismail, N.A., Saad, R., Muztaza, N.M. and Saidin, M. (2014) The conclusion of searching Bukit Bunuh crater using seismic refraction method. Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Volume 19 2014, Bund.J.

  11.  Ismail, N.A., Saad, R., and Muztaza, N.M. (2013) Applying the seismic refraction tomography for site characterization. APCBEE Procedia, Elsevier, Volume 5, pp 227-231. ISSN: 2212-6708.

  12.  Ismail, N.A, Saad, R, Muztaza, N.M., and Teh Saufia A.H.A. (2012) A study of water table and subsurface using 3-dimensional ground penetrating radar," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development (IJESD), Volume 3, no. 6, pp. 579-583.ISSN: 2010-0264

  13.  Ismail, N.A., Saad, R., Muztaza, N.M., and Nisa’ Ali (2012) Predictive mapping of underground utilities using ground penetrating radar (GPR). Caspian Journal of Applied Science Research, pp. 104-108. ISSN: 2251-9114.

  14.  Ismail, N.A., Saad, R., Saidin, M., Muztaza, N.M. and Norhidayahti M.M. (2012) The use of ground penetrating radar for archaeological studies: determining subsurface structures at Jeniang, Kedah, Malaysia. Academic Journal of Science, Volume 1 (2): pp 297-304. ISSN: 2165-6282.

  15.  Ismail, N.A., Saad, R., Chia, S., Muztaza, N.M., Bery, A.A., and Ismail, N.E.H. (2012) The use of ground penetrating radar method in shallow subsurface study. International Journal of Arts & Sciences, Volume 5, Issue 4, p 45-51. ISSN: 1944-6934.

 

JOURNAL PROCEEDING
  1. Ismail, N.A., Saad, R., Saidin, M.M., Muztaza, N.M., Ragu, R.R., and Jinmin, M. (2015). Delineating Bukit Bunuh Impact Crater Boundary by Geophysical and Geotechnical Investigation. AIP Conference Proceedings, Volume 1653, 020018 (2015). 

  2.  Ismail, N.A., Saad, R., Saidin, M., Muztaza, N.M., Bery, A.A., and Ismail, N.E.H. (2015) Combine analysis of 2-D electrical resistivity, seismic refraction and geotechnical investigations for Bukit Bunuh complex crater. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, Volume 23, Issue 1.

  3. Bery, A.A., Saad, R., Saidin, M.M, Ismail, N.E.H and Ismail, N.A. (2015) Enhancement in resistivity resolution based on the data sets amalgamation technique at Bukit Bunuh, Perak, Malaysia. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, Volume 23, Issue 1.

  4. I.N.E. Hidayah, Saad, R., Saidin, M.M., Muztaza, M.M., Ismail, N.A., Bery, A.A. (2015) Implementing gravity method on geological contacts in Bukit Bunuh, Lenggong, Perak (Malaysia). IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, Volume 23, Issue  1

  5. Ismail, N.A., Saad, R., Chia, S., Muztaza, N.M. (2012) Three dimensional subsurface mapping using non-destructive ground penetrating radar. Proceedings of International Journal of Arts and Sciences (IJAS) Conference. 8 – 12 April 2012, Gottenheim, Germany.

  6. Ismail, N.A. and Saad, R. (2012) A case study on ground subsidence using ground penetrating radar. 2012 International Proceedings of Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering (IPCBEE), Volume 41, pp 157-161.

  7. Ismail, N.A., Saad, R., Saidin, M.M., Chia, S., Muztaza, N.M., Ismail, N.E.H., and Bery A.A. (2012) Ground penetrating radar in detection of cultural layer at Niah, Sarawak. Proceedings of 5th EAGE St. Petersburg International Conference and Exhibition on Geosciences – Making the Most of the Earth Resources. 2 – April 2012, Saint Petersburg, Russia.

  8. Ismail, N.A., Saad, R., Nawawi, M.N.M., Muztaza, N.M., Ismail, N.E.H., and Bery A.A. (2011) Utilizing 2-D resistivity imaging method for geophysical site characterization in support of access road expansion project. Proceedings of the 10th Society of Exploration Geophysics Japan (SEGJ) International Symposium, 20 – 22 November 2011, Kyoto, Japan: pp. 1-4. ISBN: 978-4-938493-07-3.

  9. Ismail, N.A., Saad, R., Nawawi, M.N.M., Muztaza, N.M., Ismail, N.E.H., and Mohamad, E.T. (2010) Identification of rippability and bedrock depth using seismic refraction. AIP Conference Proceedings, Volume 1325, Issue 1, pp137. ISBN: 978-0-7354-0880-7
REFEREED PROCEEDING
  1. Ismail, N.A., Muztaza, N.M., and Saad, R. (2016) Reflectivity of electromagnetic (EM) wave in shallow ground penetrating radar (GPR) survey. Proceeding of the 10th International Conference on Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering (GEOTROPIKA2016). 17th-18th February 2016, Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

  2. Andika, A., Saad, R., Muztaza, N.M., Ismail, N.A., and Saidin, M.M. (2016) Geophysical applications for Bukit Bunuh crater evidences. Proceeding of the 10th International Conference on Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering (GEOTROPIKA2016). 17th-18th February 2016, Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

  3. Muztaza, N.M., Zakaria, M.T., Saad, R., Ismail, N.A., and Syukri, M. (2016) Exploring Seulimeum fault, Aceh (Indonesia) using magnetic method. Proceeding of the 10th International Conference on Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering (GEOTROPIKA2016). 17th-18th February 2016, Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

  4. Tarmizi, Saad, R., Muztaza, N.M., Ismail, N.A., and Saidin, M.M. (2016) The synthesis of SPT (N-value) Mackintosh probe (M-value) and resistivity values for soft soil assessment. Proceeding of the 10th International Conference on Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering (GEOTROPIKA2016). 17th-18th February 2016, Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

  5. Rose, N., Saad, R., Muztaza, N.M., Ismail, N.A., and Saidin, M.M. (2016) Soil geotechnical parameter study using seismic refraction tomography. Proceeding of the 10th International Conference on Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering (GEOTROPIKA2016). 17th-18th February 2016, Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

  6. Samuel, Y.M., Saad, R., Muztaza, N.M., Ismail, N.A., and Saidin, M.M. (2016) Magnetics, 2-D resistivity and geotechnical methods for shallow subsurface soil characterization at Lembah Bujang, Kedah. Proceeding of the 10th International Conference on Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering (GEOTROPIKA2016). 17th-18th February 2016, Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

  7. M.M. Nordiana, Rosli Saad, Muhammad Syukri, Ismail, N.A and Andy Anderson Bery (2015) Preliminary study in Seulimeum fault, Aceh Besar (Indonesia) using Gravity and Magnetic Methods, IAAST Int'l Conference Proceedings of International Conference on Biotechnology, Nanotechnology and Environmental Engineering (ICBNE'15), Bangkok, Thailand

  8. Ismail, N.A., Saad, R., Saidin, M., Muztaza, N.M., Bery, A.A., and Ismail, N.E.H. (2014) Combine analysis of 2-D electrical resistivity, seismic refraction and geotechnical investigations for Bukit Bunuh complex crater. 2nd International Conferences on Geological, Geographical, Aerospaces and Earth Sciences 2014 (AeroEarth2014), 11 – 12 October 2014, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia.

  9. Ismail, N.A., Saad, R., Saidin, M.M., Muztaza, N.M., Ragu, R.R., and Jinmin, M. (2014). Delineating Bukit Bunuh Impact Crater Boundary by Geophysical and Geotechnical Investigation. Proceedings of the 4th International Advances in Applied Physics and Material Science Congress & Exhibition (APMAS 2014). 24 – 27 April 2014, Fethiye-Mugla, Turkey.

  10. Ismail, N.A., Saad, R., and Muztaza, N.M. (2013) Applying the seismic refraction tomography for site characterization. Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Environmental Science and Development (ICESD 2013). 19 – 20 January 2013, Dubai, UAE.

  11. Ismail, N.A., Saad, R., and Muztaza, N.M. (2012) Classification of saturated zones from signal amplitude of ground penetrating radar. Proceedings of National Geosciences Conference 2012 (NGC 2012). 23 – 24 June 2012, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.  ISBN 978-983-99102-9-2.

  12. Ismail, N.A., Saad, R., Muztaza, N.M., and Teh Saufia A.H.A. (2012) Utilizing radar imaging in identification of water table and sand stratigraphy. Proceedings of 2012 International Conference on Geological and Environmental Sciences (ICGES 2012). 29 – 30 June 2012, Jeju Island, South Korea.

  13. Ismail, N.A. and Saad, R. (2012) A case study on ground subsidence using ground penetrating radar. Proceedings of 2012 International Conference on Environmental Engineering and Applications (ICEEA 2012). 4 – 5 August 2012, Dubai, UAE.

  14. Ismail, N.A., Saad, R., Muztaza, N.M., and Nisa’ Ali (2012) Predictive mapping of underground utilities using ground penetrating radar (GPR). Proceedings of the Awam International Conference on Civil Engineering (AICCE’12). 28 – 30 August 2012, Penang, Malaysia: pp. 557-561.

  15. Ismail, N.A., Saad, R., Chia, S., Muztaza, N.M., Bery, A.A., and Ismail, N.E.H. (2011). The use of ground penetrating radar method in shallow subsurface study. Proceedings of International Journal of Arts and Sciences (IJAS) Conference. 26 Nov – 2 December 2011, Gottenheim, Germany.

  16. Ismail, N.A., Saad, R., Nawawi, M.N.M., Muztaza, N.M., Ismail, N.E.H., Bery A.A. and Mohamad, E.T. (2011). Evaluation of subsurface karst features: a case study of geophysical investigation in piling problems at Gopeng, Perak. Proceedings of National Geoscience Conference 2011 (NGC 2011). 11 – 12 June 2011, Johor Bahru, Malaysia. ISBN 978-983-99102-8-5

  17. Ismail, N.A., Saad, R., Nawawi, M.N.M., Muztaza, N.M., Ismail, N.E.H., and Mohamad, E.T. (2010) Engineering geophysics: A case study of highway construction project at Limbang, Sarawak. Proceedings of Seminar Kebangsaan Aplikasi Sains dan Matematik 2010 (SKASM 2010). 8 – 10 December 2010, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

  18. Ismail, N.A., Saad, R., Nawawi, M.N.M., Muztaza, N.M., Ismail, N.E.H., and Mohamad, E.T. (2010) Geophysical investigation in mapping subsurface features for engineering purpose. Proceedings of International Conference on Environment 2010 (ICENV 2010). 13 – 15 December 2010, Penang, Malaysia.

  19. Ismail, N.A., Saad, R., Nawawi, M.N.M., Muztaza, N.M., Ismail, N.E.H., and Mohamad, E.T. (2010) Identification of rippability and bedrock depth using seismic refraction. Proceeding of the 4th Asian Physics Symposium. 12 – 13 October 2010, Bandung, Indonesia.



Seminar


  1. Reflectivity of electromagnetic (EM) wave in shallow ground penetrating radar (GPR) survey. The 10th International Conference on Geotechnical and Transportation Engineering (GEOTROPIKA2016). 17th-18th February 2016, Seri Pacific Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

  2. Combine analysis of 2-D electrical resistivity, seismic refraction and geotechnical investigations for Bukit Bunuh complex crater. 2nd International Conferences on Geological, Geographical, Aerospaces and Earth Sciences 2014 (AeroEarth2014), 11 – 12 October 2014, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia.

  3. Ground penetrating radar in detection of cultural layer at Niah, Sarawak. 5th EAGE St. Petersburg International Conference and Exhibition on Geosciences – Making the Most of the Earth Resources. 2 – April 2012, Saint Petersburg, Russia.

  4. Three dimensional subsurface mapping using non-destructive ground penetrating radar. International Journal of Arts and Sciences (IJAS) Conference. 8 – 12 April 2012, Gottenheim, Germany.

  5. Classification of saturated zones from signal amplitude of ground penetrating radar. National Geosciences Conference 2012 (NGC 2012). 23 – 24 June 2012, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.

  6. Predictive mapping of underground utilities using ground penetrating radar (GPR). Awam International Conference on Civil Engineering (AICCE’12). 28 – 30 August 2012, Penang, Malaysia.

  7. Evaluation of subsurface karst features: a case study of geophysical investigation in piling problems at Gopeng, Perak. National Geoscience Conference 2011 (NGC 2011). 11 – 12 June 2011, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

  8. Engineering geophysics: A case study of highway construction project at Limbang, Sarawak. Seminar Kebangsaan Aplikasi Sains dan Matematik 2010 (SKASM 2010). 8 – 10 December 2010, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

  9. Geophysical investigation in mapping subsurface features for engineering purpose. International Conference on Environment 2010 (ICENV 2010). 13 – 15 December 2010, Penang, Malaysia.

  10. Identification of rippability and bedrock depth using seismic refraction. The 4th Asian Physics Symposium. 12 – 13 October 2010, Bandung, Indonesia.


Examiner

EXAMINER

Internal Examiner

2016

1.  Candidate: Nur'Amirah Abd Razak
     Title: Detection of Hydrothermal Alteration Zones in Ulu Sokor, Kelantan Using Satellite Data LANDSAT 8 and
               PALSAR

     Category: Master thesis - Mixed Mode
     Institution: Universiti Sains Malaysia

2. Candidate: Muhammad Hasiib Mansor
     Title: Groundwater Exploration Using 2D Resistivity and Induced Polarization Methods and GIS in Kg. Ulu Inas,
               Johol

     Category: Final Year Project
     Institution: Universiti Sains Malaysia

3. Candidate: Anis Balqis Zulkefli
     Title: Groundwater Exploration Using 2D Resistivity and Induced Polarization Methods and GIS in Kg. Ulu Inas,
               Johol

     Category: Final Year Project
     Institution: Universiti Sains Malaysia



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