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Dr Khairul Arifin Bin Mohd Noh (current Chair), joined the Department of Geosciences UTP in December 2010. He teaches several courses in geophysics such as Non-Seismic Method, Seismic Methods, Rock Physics & Fundamental of Geophysics. His research interest and consultancy work includes exploration geophysics, surface and borehole geophysics, and rock physics.

Dr Khairul completed his BSc in Applied Physics (Geophysics) in 2005 at the Universiti Sains Malaysia, and later obtained a Master Physics (Geophysics) in 2007 and PhD in Physics (Geophysics) in 2019 from the same university. His MSc research topic was "Gravity And Magnetic Data Analysis To Detect The Basement Rock Structure at Sungai Pahang Delta Area". He has published several papers especially on geophysical investigation for Bukit Bunuh impact crater.

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Associate Professor Dr Abdul Hadi Abd Rahman joined the Department of Geosciences, UTP in January 2010.  Dr Abdul Hadi teaches Clastic Sedimentology, Basin Analysis & Petroleum System and Regional & Petroleum Geology of Malaysia and SEA. His research interest includes clastic sedimentology, well log analysis and reservoir geology and Sarawak geology.  

Associate Professor Dr Abdul Hadi completed his BSc (App. Geology) at the University Malaya, and later obtained a Master in Petroleum Geology from the Imperial College London in 1990. In 1995 he was admitted to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the
University of Reading, UK in reservoir sedimentology.  His research topic was "Reservoir characterization of the Upper Cycle V (Late Miocene) of Baram Field, Baram Delta, Offshore Sarawak, East Malaysia".
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Associate Professor Dr Eswaran Padmanabhan joined the Department of Geosciences UTP in January 2010. He teaches Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrography and Regional & Petroleum Geology of Malaysia and SEA. His research interest and consultancy work includes surface chemistry, dissolution kinetics and sorption-desorption phenomena.

Associate Professor Dr Eswaran completed his BSc in Geology (Hons) in 1988 at the University of Malaya, and later obtained a Master in Science from Rijksuniversiteit Ghent, Belgium in 1991. He obtained his PhD from the University of Saskatchewan in 1995.  
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Associate Professor Dr José Antonio Gámez Vintaned joined the Department of Geosciences, UTP in June 2014.  He teaches the subjects "Palaeontology", and "Earth Processes". His main research interest includes the Palaeontology of trace fossils and soft-bodied fossils – as well as the Palaeogeography – of the late Precambrian-lower Palaeozoic time interval.

Dr José completed his BSc (Geology) at the University of Zaragoza (U.Z.), Spain, with a generalist syllabus which led him eventually to appreciate the value of interdisciplinary studies in solving complex geological problems. He obtained his PhD at U.Z., with research on Precambrian and lower Cambrian palaeoichnology. He is a corresponding member of the International Subcommission on Cambrian Stratigraphy (ISCS) and participates in the IGCP programme (IUGS-UNESCO).
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Associate Professor Dr ​Jalal Douraghinejad joined the Department of Geosciences in September 2017. He has academic as well as industrial experience for more than 20 years. He teaches sedimentology, Reservoir characterization and modeling. His research interest includes Reservoir Modeling, CO2 Sequestration, Unconventional reservoir studies and sequence stratigraphy.

Associate Professor Dr Jalal Douraghinejad completed his B. Sc. Honors in Geology in 1985 from Poona University in India. He then joined Indian Institute Of Petroleum Industry in Dhanbad (Previously called Indian School Of Mines) and completed  M. Sc. Applied Geology in 1988. He Joined Poona University in 1989 and completed his Ph. D. on Quaternary Geology 1n 1994. His topic of research was study of sediments in Southern part of Kankaulie, Sindhdurg District, Maharashtra, India. He has 20 years experience working in Iran, Norway and Canada.
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Associate Professor Dr Mohamed M Abdo Aly Elsaadany joined the Department of Geosciences in September 2018. He obtained his PhD, Geology in Structural Geology, MSc, Geology in Biostratigraphy, and BSc, Geology, all from Ain Shams University. His area of expertise involves Seismic Interpretation “structure, mapping, attribute,…etc”, structural descriptive analysis and reservoir characterization.
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​Noor Azahar Ibrahim is seconded from PETRONAS Carigali to UTP Geoscience Dept as the Principal Lecturer / Industry Expert in May 2019 . He is formerly the  Head of Exploration Malaysia responsible for executing  exploration activities in Malaysia . An Exploration Petroleum Geologist by profession , Noor Azahar  has  29 years of experience heading  Integrated E&P business covering Exploration , PSC Regulatory , Business Development and Operations in Malaysia and International Venture for PETRONAS .  Noor Azahar has work in several International  exploration project worldwide notably in Syria ,Sudan, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan . He is passionate above exploration subject especially in world wide Regional Geology ,  Petroleum System Basin Analysis  and Oil and Gas Prospect Maturation.He is also passionate in advocating “value driven” exploration projects subjects covering  Exploration  Entrepreneurship, Strategic Thinking covering all aspect of exploration project worldwide from exploration block evaluation  / asset acquisition, crafting exploration programs , data acquisition, evaluation flow, exploration/appraisal drillings proposals all the way to monetization of HC discovery.  He is instrumental in the realizing & executing the 1st Malaysia Ultra Deep Water Multiclient Seismic Data Survey in Offshore Sabah which is consider one of the world largest 3D survey over 60’000 sq Km area which lead to the 1st Malaysia Ultra Deep Water Oil&Gas discovery in Tepat-1 well in offshore Sabah in 2018. Noor Azahar Ibrahim graduated from University Malaya in  1987 with 2nd Class Hons in Applied Geology .
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​Dr. Mirza Arshad Beg joined the Department of Geosciences, UTP in 2017.  He has more than 27 years' experience in the upstream oil & gas field development across four continents for Petronas, Shell, Qatar Petroleum, Halliburton and Dialog in various Technical and Managerial Positions.  Led multi-disciplinary team in Field Development Planning, Reviews and Execution.  Lead Development Geoscientist for Peninsula Malaysia Assets with Malaysia Petroleum Management (MPM).  Established and headed the PETRONAS Carbonate Evaluation and Development Centre. 

Mirza holds a BSc. (Hons) and MSc in Geology from Aligarh Muslim University and a Ph.D in Applied Sedimentology from University of Strathclyde, Glasgow in 1990. His research was on 'distribution and dispersals of heavy minerals on Shetland Island continental shelf', a joint project with the British Geological Survey. He is a life member of Geological Society of Malaysia.
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​Jasmi Ab Talib joined the Department in November 2008. He teaches Physical Geology, Geological Mapping Techniques, Structural Geology, Fieldwork Management & Geo Field Camp and Regional & Petroleum Geology of Malaysia and SEA. His research interest includes remote sensing, Geo-spatial Information System (GIS), sedimentology and structural geology. 

Jasmi completed his BSc (Geology) from UKM in 1984. He joined the Geological Survey Malaysia as a geologist. Later he joined Malaysian Remote Sensing Agency in 1992 and involved in remote sensing & GIS of geological application especially in Landslide Hazard Zonation. His MSc in Applied Geomorphology and Engineering Geology from the International Institute for Aerospace Survey and Earth Sciences, The Netherlands in 1997 on "Slope instability and hazard zonation mapping using remote sensing and GIS techniques in the area of Cameron Highlands, Malaysia".

Dr Mohd Suhaili Ismail joined the Department of Geosciences, UTP in September 2013. He teaches Palaeontology, Stratigraphy, Earth Processes, Mineralogy and Petrography, and Regional Geology. His research interest includes Paleontology, Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Petroleum system.

Mohd Suhaili completed his BSc (App. Geology) at the University Malaya in 1984.  He joined the Geological Survey Malaysia (now Mineral and Geoscience Department Malaysia) as a geologist. He was involved in paleontological work and later proceed to mineral exploration projects. In 2000, he obtained a Master in Natural Resources Economics from Universiti Putra Malaysia.  In 2005 he was admitted to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Dundee, Scotland in Mineral Resources Management.  His research topic was "Input-output analysis of the Malaysian non-fuel minerals sector and its potential for sustainable development."
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Dr Ahmed Mohamed Ahmed Salim joined the Department of Geosciences, UTP in December 2013. Dr Ahmed teaches Well logging and formation evaluation, fundamental courses in geology and geophysics, & Petroleum System. His research interest includes well log analysis and formation evaluation (petrophysics) and exploration geophysics. 

Ahmed Salim completed his BSc (Hons.) in Geology at the University of Khartoum, and later obtained a Master in Geophysics from Central South University of Technology, China in 1999. In 2010 he obtained the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the China University of Geosciences, China in well logging geophysics.  His research topic was "Geophysical Well Logging Study on the Mesozoic Sedimentary Facies and Environments of Mahuangshan Area, Ordos Basin, North-Central China".
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Dr Maman Hermana joined the Department of Geosciences, UTP in June 2017. He has teaching and research experience in university more than 17 years. He teaches, Rockphysics and Reservoir Characterization and Modeling. His research interest includes hydrocarbon prediction, Seismic inversion, and Reservoir characterization and geothermal.

Dr Maman Hermana completed his BSc. in Geophysics under Physics Department in 1998 at the University of Indonesia. He later obtained a Master Engineering in Applied Geophysics from Institut Teknologi Bandung in 2002. He got his Ph.D. in 2015 from the Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS in Geosciences Department. His PhD research topic was "Discriminating Lithology and Porefill in Hydrocarbon Prediction From Seismic using Rockphysics and absorption".
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Dr Haylay Tsegab had  worked as an exploration and mining geologist in the mineral  industry from 2004 -2008. He joined  Mekelle University , Ethiopia, as a lecturer from 2009 -2010 before he pursued his PhD degree at UTP from 2010 -2016. Haylay Tsegab joined UTP as a lecturer in February 2016 and he teaches carbonate sedimentology and petrography. His research interest includes sedimentology, paleontology, geochemistry, paleothermal evolution of basins and their applications in the exploration of hydrocarbons.

Dr Haylay received his BSc in Geology and Geophysics from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia in 2004, and his MSc  in Petroleum Geosciences from UTP/IFP in  2009.  Currently, he is finalizing his PhD thesis on “ The stratigraphy, paleontology, geochemistry, paleogeography and hydrocarbon potential of the  upper Paleozoic Kinta Limestone, Peninsular Malaysia”, in Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS.

Dr Numair A. Siddiqui joined the Department of Geosciences, UTP in February 2016. Mr. Numair brought over 5 years of teaching, research and industrial experience in Siliciclastic rocks, Sequence Stratigraphy, SE Asia field sedimentology,  Reservoir characteristics, Outcrop modeling, Well logging and sedimentology to UTP with his appointment. He is currently teaching reservoir characterization and field sedimentology.

Dr. Numair currently going his PhD (Geoscience) from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia. He has completed his M.Sc. In Petroleum Geoscience from Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei in 2010 with a scholarship from the Brunei Govt. (MoEB) and his B.S. in Petroleum and Gas Engineering form BUITEMS, Quetta, Pakistan. Her MSc research topic was on reservoir characteristics and depositional environment of shallow-marine deposits in Borneo. His main area of interest is siliciclastic shallow-marine deposits in Borneo region and reservoir characterization and outcrop modeling with its analogue study.

Dr Abdul Halim Abdul Latiff joined the Department of Geosciences, UTP in November 2014. He teaches Seismic Methods, Seismic Data Processing and Seismic Wave and Imaging. His research interest includes exploration geophysics (acquisition, processing, imaging), signal & image processing and earthquake seismology.

Dr Abdul Halim completed his M.Eng. in Electrical & Electronic Engineering in 2008 at the Imperial College London. After 3 years in the oil & gas industry, he later obtained a MSc in Petroleum Geoscience from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS in 2014. His MSc research topic was "Development of Hybrid Illumination and Optimised Survey Design Techniques for Shallow Gas Cloud Fields". He obtained his PhD research degree on the "Structural Imaging of Peninsular Malaysia Using Earthquake and  Ambient Noise Data" from USM in 2019.

​Dr Benjamin Sautter joined the Department of Geosciences, UTP in November 2017. He teaches structural geology and geodynamics & basin development. His research interests include structural geology and tectonics of Western Sundaland, with special expertise on the Malay Peninsula, fieldwork, mapping, and geochronology.

Dr Benjamin completed his BSc in Geosciences in 2010 at the Paris Diderot University, and obtained a Master degree in Geophysics from the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP) in 2012. He did a PhD study on the Influence of the structural inheritance on the rifting initiation in the western margin of Sundaland. He is collaborating with Universiti Teknologi Petronas since 2013. He graduated from his PhD in Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) in March 2017.

​Mohamad Shaufi Bin Sokiman joined the Department of Geosciences, UTP in June 2013. He teaches Clastic Sedimentology, Reservoir Geosciences, Introduction to Petroleum Geology, Health, Safety and Environment, Petroleum Geology and Reservoir Characterization and Geological Modeling. His research interest includes clastic sedimentology and marine oceanography.

Mohamad Shaufi completed his BSc. in Marine Science in 2008 at Universiti Malaysia Terengganu. He later obtained a MSc. in Petroleum Geology from Universiti Malaya in 2010. In 2013, He was appointed as a Lecturer in Geosciences Department.

Luluan Almanna Lubis joined the Department of Geosciences UTP in August 2013. He teaches Seismic Interpretation, Seismic Attributes and, Rock Physics & AVO Analysis. His research interest is on implementing theoretical, empirical, experimental and computational Rock Physics for reservoir quantitative interpretation. 

Luluan completed his M.Sc. in Petroleum Geosciences (By Research) from UTP, Malaysia and B.Sc. in Earth Physics from ITB, Indonesia. Prior joining UTP, from 2007 – 2009, He was working and acquired geophysical data measurements at several places in Indonesia, Bandung, Jakarta, East Java, Bali, Sulawesi and Kalimantan. In 2013, He was appointed as a Lecturer in Geosciences Department. Luluan is a full time researcher in the Centre of Seismic Imaging (CSI) at UTP, where the centre work with PETRONAS and PETRONAS Research.

​Nur Huda Mohd Jamin joined the Department of Geosciences, UTP in May 2014.  Nur Huda teaches Seismic Methods, Seismic Interpretation, Volume Interpretation and Visualizations. She is also a coordinator for E&P Integrated Opportunity Evaluation course.  Her research interest includes Seismic interpretation, Deepwater clastic sedimentology, Regional geology and Foreland basin system.   

Nur Huda completed her BSc (Geology) at the University Kebangsaan Malaysia. After three year with Gue & Partners, a geotechnical company she later obtained a MSc (Geology) from University Malaya in 2008. She has experienced working with seismic data of Gabon Basin, West Africa, Malaysian fields of Bundi & Ketam seismic data, and Taranaki Basin, New Zealand seismic data. Her current research is Sedimentology and stratigraphy of deepwater deposits of Semanggol and Semantan formations.

​Muhammad Noor Amin Zakariah, joined the Department of Geosciences, UTP in May 2014, Amin teaches several courses in geophysics such as Seismic Data Processing, Non-Seismic Method and Rock Physics. His research interest includes environmental & engineering geophysics and passionate in correlating between Geology & Geophysics. 

Amin completed his B.Sc. (Sciences in Geology) at the University Malaysia Sabah in 2012, and later obtained a Master in Geophysics from the National University of Malaysia (UKM) in 2014. His M.Sc. research topic was "Seismic Interpretation and modelling at Ketam Field, Sabah Basin, Offshore Sabah". Amin is planning to pursue his Ph.D. study in the near future focusing on correlation between integrated geophysical methods and geology.

Choong Chee Meng joined the Department of Geosciences UTP in June 2014. He teaches structural geology and geodynamics & basin development. His research interest includes structural geology and tectonics of Peninsular Malaysia and geology of the Kinta Valley.

Chee Meng completed his BSc in Geology in 2010 at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, and obtained a Master degree in Geoscience from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS in 2014. His MSc research topic was "Structural History of the Kinta Valley, Perak". 

​Nor Syazwani Bt Zainal Abidin joined the Department of Geosciences UTP in December 2014. She teaches several courses in geosciences such as Carbonate Sedimentology & Petrography, Paleontology, Petroleum Geochemistry & Basin Modelling. Her research interest includes organic geochemistry, source rock evaluation and characteristic, diagenesis of carbonates and clastic sedimentology & stratigraphy.

Syazwani completed her BSc in Geology (Petroleum) in 2009 at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, and later obtained a Master in Petroleum Geosciences from the Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS in 2013. Her MSc research topic was "The impact of relative sea-level fluctuation on diagenesis of Pleistocene-Holocene carbonates, in the Celebes Sea, East of Sabah, Malaysia".  She will pursuing her PhD in Universiti Malaya with a research related to the basin studies particularly, involving the integration of the source rock evaluation and characterization, and basin modelling.

Siti Nur Fathiyah joined the Department of Geosciences, UTP in October 2014.  She teaches Seismic Interpretation and  Volume Visualization and Interpretation and co-ordinates the Final Year Project. Her research interest are related with carbonate response with tectonic and sea level, hydrocarbon leakages (offshore and onshore) and section balancing and restoration.

Siti Nur Fathiyah completed her BSc (App. Geology) at the Curtin University of Technology in Perth. She later worked as Processing Geophysicist for three years with CGG before obtained a Master Degree in Petroleum Geoscience from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS in 2014. She conducted research on " The Role of Faulting on the Growth of Miocene Carbonate Platforms in Central Luconia Province, Sarawak" during her master degree. 

​Mohd Hafiz Bin Musa joined the Department of Geosciences, UTP in October 2016. He brought over 5 years oil & gas corporate and consultancy experience in Seismic Data Processing and Seismic Imaging. His research interest includes Seismic Data Processing, Seismic Imaging, Rock Physic and Petrophysical attributes analysis.  

Mohd Hafiz Bin Musa completed his BSc (Hons) in Applied Physics (Medical Physics) and MSc degrees in Geophysics (Rock Physics) at the Universiti Sains Malaysia in 2011. Before joining UTP, he has worked as a Seismic Processing Geophysicist for 5 years at CGG. While serving at CGG, he has gained a lot of valuable experiences working with  seismic processing project across the APAC region (Vietnam/Malaysia/Myanmar/Australia and etc). His master theses involved the Rock Physical Studies in Northern Part of Peninsular Malaysia.