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Sharifah Fairuz Syed Fadzil (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)

E08 B / 010 , School of HBP
USM 11800 Penang, Malaysia
Tel : 604-6533184
Email : sfsf@usm.mypmdrsfsf@yahoo.com
         

PROFILE

Academic Qualifications  

1983 – 1987 : B.Sc. Architectural Studies. University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA.

1987 – 1989 : Master of Architecture. University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA.

 

1991 – 1995 : PhD University of Wales, College of Cardiff, UK.

 

     
Personal Details
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Assoc. Prof. Ar. Dr. Sharifah has been with USM since 1995. Her research interests include environmental building performance, daylighting, thermal comfort, building modelling and simulations. She is a professional architect with Board of Architects Malaysia and is an active member of several international and professional bodies like RIBA (chartered member), AIA (Assoc. Member) and CABE (Fellow Chartered Engineer). Keen on green and sustainable buildings she is a certified Green Building Index Facilitator in Malaysia. She has published and reviewed papers in several ISI journals. 

    CV Dr. Sharifah

RESEARCH

1.     Temperature, natural light and air movement in the prototype classroom. IRPA short term. RM 18,000.00. (inc. buying equipment) Sole researcher. 1996 – 1997

2.     The PSALI method of lighting in office spaces around Georgetown Penang. IRPA short term. RM 9,000.00. Sole researcher . 2000 – 2002

3.     The building performance of atriums : cosand energy effectiveness in local context. IRPA short term. RM 16,000. Sole researcher. 2003 – 2004

4.     The impact of Varied Design Modificationto the Environmental Performance and Energy Consumption at the Glass  Building in the Malaysian Climate. Fundamental Research Grant FRGS Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi, RM 60,000. Main researcher. Oct 2007 – Sept 2010

5.     Reformulating the UBBL 40 (1) and (2) on the ventilation and day lightirequirements of air well design in residential buildings, Fundamental Research Grant  FRGS, Kementerian Pengajian Tinggi, RM 60,000. Main Researcher: April 2013- March 2015.

6.     Affordable quality housing – indoor environment. IRPA long term RM 100,000 Research headed by Dr. Noor Hanita Abd Majid from KAED UIA (Team member)

7.     Residents satisfaction and sun shading model of apartment façade in KL. RUI 2013 headed by PM Dr AhmadSanusi Hassan (penyelidik bersama)

8.     Research allocation under the healthy campus program in the food and accommodation grouping “Development of Design Guidelines for hostel Design at USM”  RM 2,000 (sole researcher)

9.     May 2011 – 2014 : Short term grant : Retrofitting and redesigning selected USM buildings for GBI certifications. Head researcher

10.   Alternative Building materials for low cost housing : improving thermal comfort. USM short term. RM 11,000.00. Research headed by Dr. Ku Azhar Ku Hassan 1997 – 1998 (Co researcher)

11.   Rekabentuk Tandas Sejahtera di Kampus Induk USM Geran penyelidikan jangka pendek USM RM 19,732 Headed by Wan Mariah Wan Harun. (Co-researcher)

12.   Research allocation under the healthy campus program “Project of upgrading at the hostels” USM RM 5,000 headed by Dr. Mohd. Mokhtar Saidin  (Co-researcher)

 

 

SUPERVISION

PhDs Completed

1.     Nedhal Ahmed Mahmoud Tamimi. Impact of Building Envelope modifications on the thermal performance of glazed high rise residential buildings in the tropics. PhD 2011  – Main supervisor

2.     Nooriati Taib. The Effects of Ornamental Plants and Users Perceptions on Thermal Comfort in Landscape Gardens of a High Rise Office Buildings. PhD Nov 2014 – Co supervisor





On Going PhD & MSc (Main supervisor)

3.     Adel Abdullah Mualm. Environmental Daylight Assessment in residential rooms in Malaysia using the Daylight Factor Method. Submitted January 2015. – Main supervisor

4.     Nur Alia Omar. The effects of thermal Mass and Floor to ceiling height to the thermal performance of selected heritage buildings in Penang. PhD . Writing up stage.

5.     Amelia Liew Yenchi. Insights to Green building assessments and their implications. MsC. Writing up stage

6.     Nasibeh Faghih. The effects of roadside trees to road surface temperatures and surrounding microclimate in Penang Malaysia. PhD. Writing up stage

 

MSc by Research – Completed

1.     Sia Sheau Jiunn. Tatacahaya siang di telaga udara Desasiswa Harapan. 2001 Penyelia utama Sarjana Sains melalui penyelidikan

2.     Tang Wei Tee. Keselesaan terma di perumahan kos rendah. 2005 Penyelia utama Sarjana Sains melalui penyelidikan

 

 

PUBLICATION

1. Sharifah Fairuz Syed Fadzil & Sia Sheau Jiunn ; Dec. 2003 ; Recommendations for horizontal shading depths for vertical building facades in the Tropic region with particular reference to Penang Malaysia;  Architectural Science Review ; Vol 46 No.4 pp 375 – 381 Taylor & Francis

2. Sharifah Fairuz Syed Fadzil & Sia Sheau Jiunn ; June 2004 ; Sunlight Control and daylight distribution analysis : the KOMTAR case studyBuilding and Environment ; Vol 39 No.6 pp 713 – 717 Elsevier

3.  Sharifah Fairuz Syed Fadzil, Chai Si Yong and Kok Kean Yoong.  Daylight Distribution in Air Well in High Rise Housing : The Taman Kristal Case Study. International Journal for Housing Science Vol 30 No.3 pp 173 – 181, 2006 IAHS

4. Nedhal Ahmed Al Tamimi & Sharifah Fairuz Syed Fadzil. Apr 2011. Thermal Performance Analysis for Ventilated and Unventilated Glazed Rooms in Malaysia (Comparing Simulated and Field Data) Indoor and Built Environment 2011; 20; 5: 534-542 Sage

5. Nedhal Ahmed Al Tamimi, Sharifah Fairuz Syed Fadzil & Wan Mariah Wan Harun. Apr 2011. The Effects of Orientation, Ventilation, and Varied WWR on the thermal Performance of Residential Rooms in the Tropics. Journal of Sustainable Development. Vol 4 No 2 142 – 149

6. Nedhal Al-Tamimi and Sharifah Fairuz Syed Fadzil. May 2012. Energy Efficient envelope design for High Rise Residential Buildings in Malaysia. Architectural Science Review Vol 55 No2 May 2012 pp110-127 Taylor and Francis

7. Nooriati Taib, Aldrin Abdullah, Zalila Ali, Sharifah Fairuz Syed Fadzil and Foong Swee Yeok. 2014. Trends in the Air Temperature of Transitional Spaces of High Rise Office Buildings- The Effects of Seasons and Locations. Indoor and Built Environment. 2014 Vol 23(8) 1117 – 1128 Sage

8.  Nooriati Taib, Aldrin Abdullah,  Sharifah Fairuz Syed Fadzil and Foong Swee Yeok.  An Assessment of Thermal Comfort and Users’ Perceptions of Landscape Gardens in a High-Rise Office Building. Journal of Sustainable Development  (Vol. 3, No. 4, in December 2010) pg 153-164

9. Nedhal Al-Tamimi and Sharifah Fairuz Syed Fadzil Experimental and Simulation Study for Thermal Performance Analysis in Residential Buildings in Hot-Humid Climate (Comparative Study). Journal of Science and Technology, July 2010 Vol 15 No1 ISSN: 1607-2073

10. Wan Mariah Wan Harun, Ahmad Sanusi Hassan and Sharifah Fairuz Syed Fadzil. Toilet Design for Hajj – Considerations for Health, Religious Factors and Modern Technologies. International Journal on Sustainable Tropical Design Research and Practice. Vol 4 (issue 1) Dec 2009 ISSN 1823 – 7231 pp 29-40

NATIONAL JOURNAL

1. Sharifah Fairuz Syed Fadzil & Sia Sheau Jiunn The impact of Exterior Shading to Daylight Distribution at KOMTAR using Adeline 2.0 NT The Journal of Physical Sciences, USM Publishers Vol 16 N0 2 2005

2. Sharifah Fairuz Syed Fadzil. Natural light Distribution in the Prototype Classroom. Journal of HBP Vol 5 1998 1-6

3. Sharifah Fairuz Syed Fadzil and Ong Khian Huat. Exterior shading dimension guidelines for Penang. Architecture Malaysia . Feb 2006 pp 64-65

4. Sharifah Fairuz Syed Fadzil The Calculations for Exterior Shading : The CEO building Penang. Architecture Malaysia June 2006 pp 66-67

5. Sharifah Fairuz Syed Fadzil & Chew Thong Giap. Strategies for Energy Efficiency : The CEO Building Penang. Architecture Malaysia October 2006 pp 66-69

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

1. Sharifah Fairuz Syed Fadzil & Sia Sheau Jiunn ; Nov. 2001 Daylighting analysis and sun control for the Built Environment in the Malaysian Skies ; pp 96 – 112; Development of Passive Solar Design and Technology in the tropical Climates ; Proceedings of the seminar JSPS – VCC

2. Sharifah Fairuz Syed Fadzil, Chai Si Yong and Kok Kean Yong “Daylight Distribution in Air wells in high rise housing with reference to Malaysia” Proceeding 1st APHR (Asia Pacific Housing Research) Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development July 2003 pp 178 - 184

3. Sharifah Fairuz Syed Fadzil & Ku Azhar Ku Hassan “Sustainable Design Approach, Students Work” pp 349-359 Proceeding of the International Conference on Tourism Development 9 – 11 Jan 2005 Penang

4.Sharifah Fairuz Syed Fadzil & Sia Sheau Jiunn “The impact of exterior shading to daylight distribution at KOMTAR using Adeline Superlite 2.0 NT” Regional conference on Ecological and Environmental Modelling (ECOMOD 2004) Sept 15 – 16 2004 The Gurney Penang

5. Sharifah Fairuz Syed Fadzil & Ku Azhar Ku Hassan “Ecological Design Approach” Proceeding on the Regional Conference on Ecological and Environmental Modelling ECOMOD 2004 pp 81-90

6. Sharifah Fairuz Syed Fadzil & Ku Azhar Ku Hassan “Thermal Comfort assessment in low cost housing using HTB2 : A model for the thermal environment of buildings in action.” Harcopy and refereed proceeding ECOMOD 2004

7. Sharifah Fairuz Syed Fadzil and Tang Wei Tee. Thermal Comfort Assessment in Low Cost Housing : the Taman Ria Sungai Petani Case Study. Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Housing 2006 (ICSH 2006) pp 80-88.

8. Sharifah Fairuz Syed Fadzil “Direct sunlight entry charts and energy savings strategies for buildings in Penang Malaysia” Proceedings on The International Conf on Construction and real estate Mgt (ICCREM 2005) 12 – 13 Dec 2005 Penang, Malaysia pp1437 - 1342

9. Nedhal Al-Tamimi and Sharifah Fairuz Syed Fadzil The Potential of Shading Devices for temperature reduction in high rise residential buildings in the tropics . 2011 International Conf on Green Buildings and Sustainable Cities (GBSC 2011) Bologna Italy

10. Nooriati Taib, Aldrin Abdullah and Sharifah Fairuz Syed Fadzil. Users’ Perceptions of Thermal Comfort and Landscape Gardens in a High Rise Office Building. International Conferenceon Southeast Asian Natural Resources and Environmental (SANREM), Sabah (3 – 5 August 2010)

11. Nooriati Taib, Aldrin Abdullah and Sharifah Fairuz Syed Fadzil Thermal Comfort Performance of Landscape Gardens in a High Rise Office Building. European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS) Conference 2010 Cultural Landscape, Istanbul (29 Sep-02 Oct 2010) pg 735-745

12. Nedhal Al-Tamimi and Sharifah Fairuz Syed Fadzil Improved Illumination Levels and Energy savings by Uplamping Technology for Office Buildings. International Conference IACSIT – SC 2009 Singapore Apr 2009

13. Nedhal Al-Tamimi and Sharifah Fairuz Syed Fadzil The Effect of Glazed Fenestrations Area and Ventilation on Thermal performance in Residential Buildings.  Proceedings International Symposium on Construction in Developing Countries Oct 2009

14. Kang Kim Huat, Sharifah Fairuz Syed Fadzil and Nor Azam Shuib. Measured Impacts of Cooling by Vegetation. Proceedings International Symposium on Construction in Developing Countries Oct 2009

15. Sharifah Fairuz Syed Fadzil , Adel Abdullah Mualm and  Wan Mariah Wan Harun The impact of Varied Orientation and wall window ratio (WWR) to daylight distribution in residential rooms. Proceedings International Symposium on Construction in Developing Countries Oct 2009

16 C.K.Tan and Sharifah Fairuz Syed Fadzil Comservation Guidelines for Sustainable Georgetown.  International Conf on Built Environment in Developing Countries 3rd and 4th Dec 2007

17. N.A.M. Omar and S.F.Syed Fadzil Assessment of Passive Thermal Performance for a Penang Heritage Shophouse. The 2nd International Building Control Conference 2011 Elsevier Procedia Engineering

18. Nur Alia Mohamad Omar and Sharifah Fairuz Syed Fadzil. Analysis of Building Envelope Thermal Behaviour using Time Sequential Thermography. The 2nd Annual International Conf on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE 2014) 24-25 March 2014

19. Nedhal Al-Tamimi and Sharifah Fairuz Syed Fadzil The effect of orientation and glazed area to indoor air temperature in unventilated buildings in hot humid climate  Third International Conf on Built Environment in Developing Countries 2009

20. Adel Abdullah Mualm and  Sharifah Fairuz Syed Fadzil Daylight illumination levels in varied room configurations at the View condominium Penang Malaysia. Third International Conf on Built Environment in Developing Countries 2009

21. Sharifah Fairuz Syed Fadzil, Nedhal Al Tamimi and Adel Abdullah Mualm Wall window ratio WWR and its influence on internal air temperatures and natural light level in glazed room in the tropics. International conf on Sustainable architecture and Urban Design 2010

22. Nedhal Al-Tamimi and Sharifah Fairuz Syed Fadzil Evaluation on energy cooling load with varied envelope design for high rise residential building in Malaysia. 10th International Conf on Enhanced Building Operations ICEBO 2010 Kuwait

23. C.K.Tan and Sharifah Fairuz Syed Fadzil. Conservation Guidelines for Sustainable Georgetown. Int. Conf on Built Environment in Developing Countries 3rd – 4th Dec 2007 USM Penang

ix. Maklumat tambahan (Award, Felo etc.)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

LAM (Board of Architect Malaysia)  (Reg. No. A/S 145) Professional Architect.

PAM (Malaysian Institute of Architects)  M 2430 Corporate member

RIBA Chartered member No 20009797

FCABE Fellow of the Chartered Assoc of Building Engineer No 11108607

AIA (American Institute of Architects) Assoc. Member No.30504558

Certified GBI facilitator (Green Building Index : Malaysia) No. GBIF / 0180

Academic member MGBC Malaysian Green Building Council Registration No : AD 0170

EXTERNAL EXAMINER OF THESIS

1.     External examiner. Zuraini Denan. Master by research. ‘Assessment of daylight prediction methods – the daylight factor’ Faculty of the built Envi. UTM. May 1999

2.     External examiner. Noor Hanita Abd. Majid. PhD. ‘Thermal comfort at plazas adjacent to tall buildings’ Faculty of the built Envi. UTM. 2000

3.     External examiner. Sri Silawati. Master by research. “The use ofcomputer simulation for glare studies caused by daylight” Faculty of the built Envi UTM 2003

4.     External examiner. Srirama Bejadi Govardhan, The Impact of Façade on Energy Performance of Office Building : Composite Climate. Master of Architecture. National Inst. Of Creative arts and Industries Univ Of Auckland NZ May 2011

5.     External examiner . Neha Wate.Retrofitting : A Necessity for Exiting Office Buildings in India. Master of Architecture. National Inst. Of Creative arts and Industries Univ Of Auckland NZ May 2011

6.     External examiner.  Sushant Mhatre. Impact of Housing Density on water supply in Mumbai  .  Master of Architecture. National Inst. Of Creative arts and Industries Univ Of Auckland NZ May 2011

7.     External examiner.  Vikram Narla. Optimizing specific energy performance for a residence in composite climate. Master of Architecture. National Inst. Of Creative arts and Industries Univ Of Auckland NZ May 2011

8.     External examiner. Maciej Cichy.  Energy Efficiency of Tall Buildings : Practical Methodology for Integrated Design. (PhD) The Graduate Centre School of Graduate Studies . Univ Of Auckland NZ. Sept 2011

9.     External examiner. Lim Yaik Wah. Internal Shading for Efficient Tropical Daylighting in High Rise Open Plan Office. (PhD) Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. Oct 2011

10.   External examiner. Lam Jiih Kui. Shade and Cooling Effects of Colonnade in Low Rise Street Canyon in Tropical Urban Master by research. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. Jan  2012

11.   External examiner . Ruzaimah bte Razman. Thermal Performance of Residential House using Interlocking Compressed Earth brick (ICEB) as an alternative wall material. Masters in Civil Engineering. Univ Tun Hussein Onn June 2012

12.   External examiner. Saaeed A. Neama. Effects of Radiant Cooling System on Thermal Comfo rt in Office Building in Malaysia MSc by research  Universiti Putra Malaysia Feb 2013

13.   External examiner nomination. PhD. The Human Perception of thermal Comfort in Plaza attached to Building with Built Waterscape. IIUM July 2013

14.   External examiner. Elina bte Mohd Husini. Acceptable illuminance level by Occupants and Fluctuation illuminance level in Indoor Office Buildings in Malaysia. PhD. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Dis 2013





INTERNAL EXAMINER OF THESIS

1.     Internal Examiner. Safial Aqbar b Zakaria. Permanent exhibition lighting in Malaysian museums : A study of acceptance and effects on visitors (MSc by research) HBP, USM Nov 2001

2.     Internal Examiner. Mohd Faisal Abd Rahman. The use of CAD amongst interior designers in Malaysia (MSc by research) HBP, USM. Apr 2004

3.     Internal Examiner.  Mansour Mohammed Abdulla BinThabet. Thermal Behaviour in the Traditional Courtyard Houses in Yemen. PhD. HBP USM June 2007

4.     Internal Examiner  Nor Hasandi b Mat. Ruang Dalaman Melayu Perak : Kajian Kes Rumah Bumbung Melayu Perak. PhD HBP USM February 2009

5.     Internal Examiner. Anwar Ahmed Abdullah Baeissa. An Evaluation of Space Planning towards Habitable House Design for Low Income Groups in Mukalla and Shibam Yemen. PhD HBP USM July 2009

6.     Internal Examiner. Sulaiman R S Wafi.  Thermal Comfort assessment for students in dormitories at USM. PhD HBP USM June 2011

7.     Re-Viva and re-examination of student #6 above

8.     Internal Examiner Raed M A Elottol. Effect of circulation design to the needs of elderly in museums in Malaysia. PhD HBP USM June 2011

9.     Internal Examiner. Muhammad Arkam Che Munaaim. The Potential of Fibre Optic Daylighting fot Interior Illumination in Tropical Climate. PhD HBP USM Feb 2014

10.   Internal Examiner. Husameddin Faraj Dawoud: The Role of Flow Experience and CAD tools in facilitating Creative Behaviour for Architectural and Interior Design students PhD HBP USM April 2014

11.   Internal Examiner Karam Mustafa Rashid Al Obaidi. : Innovative Roofing System for Tropical Malaysia : Separating solar heat from useful natural light. PhD HBP USM. May 2014

 

Architectural Science Review December 2003
Building and Environment June 2004