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Mohd Rodzi Ismail (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)

E49 Room 211
School of HBP
USM 11800 Penang, Malaysia
Tel : 604-6532841
Email :  rodzi@usm.my

PROFILE

Academic Qualifications  
  • Ph. D. (Building Engineering), University of Liverpool
  • M. Sc. (Building Technology), Universiti Sains Malaysia.
  • B. Sc. HBP (Hons), (Building Engineering), Universiti Sains Malaysia.
     
Professional Membership    
     
Personal Details
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Dr. Rodzi received his BSc and MSc in 1994 and 1995 respectively. He worked as an assistant engineer before pursuing his PhD study in 1996. 

He joined USM as a lecturer in Building Technology Programme at the School of Housing, Building and Planning in July 2000. Dr. Rodzi specialises in indoor climate, focuses on thermal comfort and air quality. His research interests include energy efficiency in building, and fire safety and security.

In addition, he held several administrative posts from March 2003 until Dec 2015 as follows:

  • Programme Chairman
  • Acting Deputy Dean (Postgraduate and Research)
  • Deputy Dean (Academic and Student Development)
  • Task Manager of Centre for Education, Training and Research in Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Green Technology (CETREE & GT)
  • Deputy Director of Centre for Education, Training and Research in Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Green Technology (CETREE & GT)
  • Deputy Director of Transformation Office
  • Director of Transformation Office
  • Deputy Director of Centre for Innovation and Productivity in Public Administration (PIPPA)
  • Deputy Director of Knowledge Transfer Centre (KTC)

(My CV)

     

RESEARCH

  Title & Duration  Funding Agency Role
1. Effect of Light Energy Saving Opportunities in University Dormitories on Students’ Likeness and Comfort (Nov 2001 – Oct 2002)  USM Short Term Grant  Co-Researcher
2. Fire Safety Guidelines for Heritage Buildings (Shops) in Georgetown, Pulau Pinang and Bandar Hilir, Melaka (Feb 2002 – Jan 2003) Co-Researcher USM Short Term Grant  Co-Researcher
3. Evaluation Study of Climatic Design Performance (Thermal, Natural Airflow and Lighting of Tadika Building) (Jan 2003 – Dec 2004)   USM Short Term Grant   Co-Researcher
4. Development of Lightweight Ferro-cement Sandwich Panel for Modular Housing and Industrialised Building Systems (Apr 2004 – Mac 2007)  CIDB  Co-Researcher
5. Formation of Operations Office USMEMS, Energy Management Project Through ‘Good Housekeeping’ Approach in USM Campus and Data Collection for ‘Green House Gases Emission’ USM-CETDEM Project (Mar 2004 – Feb 2005).  Healthy Campus, USM  Co-Researcher
6. Reducing Electricity Energy Consumption From Artificial Lighting and Air Conditioners in Administration Office (Sept 2004 – Mar 2005)  Healthy Campus, USM  Co-Researcher
7. Energy Audit of the Universiti Sains Malaysia Lecture Halls Complex (Nov 2005 – Nov 2007)  USM Short Term Grant  Principal Researcher
8. Inducing the Stack Effect Using Turbine Ventilator, Extractor Fan and Appropriate Solar Panel (Apr 2006 – Mar 2008)  USM Short Term Grant  Co-Researcher
9. Use of Oil Palm Ash as Cement Replacement in Concrete (Apr 2006 – Mar 2008)  USM Short Term Grant  Co-Researcher
10. The Impact of Varied Design Modifications to the Environment Performance and Energy Consumption at the Glass Showcase Building in the Malaysian Climate (Oct 2007 – Oct 2009)  FRGS  Co-Researcher
11. A Study on the Industrial Waste Materials Used as Possible Components into Blended Cements (Oct 2007 – Sept 2009)  RU Grant, USM  Co-Researcher
12. The Use of Lightweight Infill Material for Profiled Steel Sheet Dry Board Floor System (PSSDB) (Apr 2010 – Mar 2012)  RU Grant, USM  Co-Researcher
13. Indoor Environment Quality at Laboratories in University Sains Malaysia (Feb 2011 – Jan 2013)  USM Short Term Grant  Co-Researcher
14.  Wind-Induced Ventilation in High-Rise Residential Buildings: Case Study of Seafront Apartment Buildings in Penang Island (Aug 2011 – Aug 2013)  USM Short Term Grant  Co-Researcher
15. The Optimization of Building Energy Efficiency on Office Buildings in Malaysia: Case Study of Government Buildings in Malaysia  Research Accultration Collaborative Effort (RACE) Project Phase 2/2013  Mentor
16. Study on the Contribution of KTP Towards Human Capital Development Through Marketability of Graduate Intern (Sept 2015 – Sept 2017)  Knowledge Tranfer Programme (KTP), Ministry of Higher Education  Principal Researcher
17.  Sources and Potential Effects of Indoor Air Quality and Thermal Comfort in Mosque Buildings (Oct 2015 – Mar 2018)  ScienceFund  Co-Researcher

 

SUPERVISION

PhD level:

Main Supervisor

  1. Sulaiman Al-Wafi (2013), Thermal Comfort of Students' Accommodations in Universiti Sains Malaysia. Universiti Sains Malaysia.
  2. Egbal Mohammed Ahmed Yousif Elmsaad (2013), Effect of Types and Thickness of Evaporative Cooling Pads on Ventilation Rates in Greenhouses in Sudan. Universiti Sains Malaysia.
  3. Muhammad Arkam Che Munaaim (2014), The Assessment of Fibre Optics Daylighting Application for Interior Illumination in Malaysia Skies. Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Co-Supervisor

  1. Mansoor Mohammed Bin Thabet (2006), Thermal Behaviour in the Traditional Courtyard Houses in Yemen. Universiti Sains Malaysia.
  2. Yaser Khaled Abdulrahman Al-Sakkaf (2009), Stabilising Compressed Earth Blocks for the Clay Buildings. Universiti Sains Malaysia.

 

Masters level:

Main Supervisor
Mohamed Fazly Eusoff (2015), Evaluation of Air-Conditioning and Mechanical Ventilation (ACMV) Performance in Ambulatory Care Centre (ACC) Hospital Pulau Pinang. Universiti Sains Malaysia.

 

Masters by Coursework:

Main Supervisor – 30 students
Co-Supervisor/Reader – 30 students

Final Year Project (FYP):
5 students

PUBLICATION

PhD Thesis:
M R Ismail (2000), An Investigation Into the Choice of Air-conditioning Design Conditions for Malaysian Offices and Their Effect on Energy Consumption in Malaysia, PhD Thesis, Universiti of Liverpool, United Kingdom

MSc Dissertation:
Mohd Rodzi Ismail (1995), Indoor Air Quality and Comfort in Buildings, MSc Dissertation, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Journal/E-Journal:

  1. Ismail, M.R. & Barber, J.M. (2001). A Field Study to Determine Inside Design Conditions for Malaysian Air-Conditioning Systems. International Journal of Architectural Science Review. Vol 44.1. pp88-99
  2. Mazran Ismail, Abdul Malek Abdul Rahman & Mohd Rodzi Ismail (2009). Field Study on the Ventilation Performance of the Hybrid Turbine Ventilator (HTV) in the Tropics. International Journal on Design and Manufacturing Technologies, Vol. 3, No. 2, July 2009. Satyabama University, India.
  3. Mehrdad Mazloomi, Ahmad Sanusi Hassan Parmis Naraghi Bagherpour & Mohd Rodzi Ismail (2010). Influence of Geometry and Orientation on Flank Insolation of Streets in an Arid Climate City. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 3 (3), pp540-544
  4. Sulaiman R S Wafi and Mohd Rodzi Ismail (2010). Occupant’s Thermal Satisfaction, A Case Study in Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Hostels, Penang, Malaysia. European Journal of Scientific Research, Vol.46, No.3, pp309-319
  5. Sulaiman R S Wafi, Mohd Rodzi Ismail & Egbal Mohammed Ahmed (2011). A Case Study of the Climate Factor on Thermal Comfort for Hostel Occupants in Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia. Journal of Sustainable Development, 2011, 4, No. 5
  6. Egbal Mohammed Ahmed, Osama Abaas, Mohammed Ahmed & Mohd Rodzi Ismail (2011). Performance Evaluation of Three Different Types of Local Evaporative Cooling Pads In Greenhouses In Sudan. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences, 18 (1), pp45-51
  7. Nasibeh Faghih, Md Azree Othuman Mydin & Mohd Rodzi Ismail (2013). Ancient Climatic Architectural Design Approach. European Researcher, Academic Publishing House Researcher, Vol.47, No.4-3, pp978-985
  8. Hussin, M., M.R. Ismail & M. S. Ahmad (2013). Subjective Perception of Thermal Comfort Study in Air- Conditioned University Laboratories, Proceedia – Social and Behavioral Science, 91, pp192-200
  9. M. Arkam C. Munaaim, Karam M. Al-Obaidi, Mohd Rodzi Ismail & Abdul Malek Abdul Rahman (2014), Potential of Fibre Optic Daylighting Systems in Tropical Malaysia. Indoor and Built Environment, pp1-15
  10. M. Hussin, M.R. Ismail & M.S. Ahmad (2014), Thermal Comfort Study of Air-conditioned University Laboratories. International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management, pp430-449
  11. Muhammad Arkam C. Munaaim, Karam M. Al-Obaidi, Mohd Rodzi Ismail & Abdul Malek Abdul Rahman (2014), A Review Study on the Application of the Fibre Optic Daylighting System in Malaysian Buildings. International Journal of Sustainable Building Technology and Urban Development, pp1-13
  12. M. Hussin, M.R. Ismail & M.S. Ahmad (2014), Air-conditioned University Laboratories: Comparing CO2 Measurement for Centralized and Split-unit Systems. Journal of King Saud University - Engineering Sciences, pp1-11
  13. Muhammad Arkam C. Munaaim, Karam M. Al-Obaidi, Mohd Rodzi Ismail & Abdul Malek Abdul Rahman (2014), Empirical Evaluation of the Effect of Heat Gain from Fiber Optic Daylighting System on Tropical Building Interiors. Sustainability, MDPI AG, pp9231-9243
  14. Mohamed Fazly Eusoff & Mohd Rodzi Ismail (2015), Potential of Building Automation System Towards Efficient Energy Management of Healthcare Buildings. International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp142-164
  15. MA Che Munaaim, Karam M. AL-Obaidi, M. R. Ismail & A. M. Abd Rahman (2015), The Behavior Of Internal Humidity From Fibre Optic Daylighting System Application. Jurnal Teknologi (Sciences & Engineering) 75:9, pp1–7

 

Proceedings:

  1. Ismail, M.R. (2001). Possible Increase of Air-Conditioning Temperature After Applications of Passive Solar Design Elements as Retrofitting in a Building. In Development of Passive Solar Design and Technology in Tropical Climates: Proceedings of the JSPS-VCC Seminar on Development of Passive Design & Technology in Tropical Climates (Rahman, A.M.A., ed.). Universiti Sains Malaysia. pp91-95 ( (ISBN 983-861-246-4)
  2. Ismail, M.R. & Rahman, A.M.A. (2002). Comfort Air-conditioning and Energy Conservation: Potential of Energy Savings by Setting a Higher Inside Temperature in the Malaysian Situation. Proceedings of International Symposium: Building Research and the Sustainability of the Built Environment in the Tropics. Tarumanagara University, Indonesia. pp79-83 (ISBN 979-95755-2-4)
  3. Awang, H., Ahmad, A.G. & Ismail, M.R. (2003). Do We Need Construction History? Experiences of the School of Housing, Building and Planning, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang. Proceedings of the First International Congress on Construction History, Vol 1 (Huerta, S., ed.). Instituto Juan de Herrera, Madrid. pp291-298 (ISBN 84-9728-070-9)
  4. Ismail, M.R., Ahmad, A.G. & Awang, H. (2003). Structural Defects and Solutions: A Case Study of Fort Cornwallis, Penang, Malaysia. Proceedings of the Eigth International Conference of: Structural Studies, Repairs and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture VIII (Brebbia, C.A., ed.). Southampton: WIT Press. pp349-357 (ISBN 1-85312-968-2; ISSN 1368-1435)
  5. Mohd Norawi Ali, Mohd Rodzi Ismail & Mohd Nain Awang (2006). Logical Framework Approach in Enhancing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RE&EE) Projects in Secondary School Science Subject. Konvensyen Teknologi Pendidikan Ke-19: Rekabentuk Pembangunan, Penggunaan dan Penilaian Teknologi Instruksional, Jilid 2 (Hanafi Atan et al, ed.). Persatuan Teknologi Pendidikan Malaysia. pp1295-1297 (ISBN 983-42733-1-2)
  6. Bin Thabet, M., Ismail, A.M. & Ismail, M.R. (2006). Analysis of the Thermal Behaviour in the Traditional Courtyard Houses of Yemen. Proceedings of the Internantional Conference on Sustainable Housing 2006 (ICSH2006). Universiti Sains Malaysia. pp231-238 (ISBN 983-41749-1-8)
  7. Mazran Ismail, Abdul Malek Abdul Rahman & Mohd Rodzi Ismail (2007). Assessment of the Potential of Solar Powered Turbine Ventilator (SPTV) for Enhancing Stack Ventilation in Malaysian Climate. Proceedings of International Conference on Built Environment in Developing Countries 2007 (ICBEDC 2007), Volume II, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 3 - 4 Dec 2007. pp859 – 865. (ISBN 978-983-3986-20-0)
  8. Mohammed Bakhlah, Mohd Rodzi Ismail & Abdul Malek Abdul Rahman (2008). The Effect of Exterior Shading Devices on Indoor Climate. Proceedings of The International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities 2008 (ICoSSH’08), Universiti Sains Malaysia, 18 - 20 June 2008 (ISBN 978-983-2700-65-4)
  9. Sulaiman R S Wafi & Mohd Rodzi Ismail (2009). Thermal Comfort and Occupants: A Study of Thermal Indoor Environtment in Selected Students Accomodation in Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Built Environment in Developing Countries (ICBEDC 2009), Volume 1, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2 - 3 Dec 2009. pp455 – 470. (ISBN 978-983-3986-60-8)
  10. Bisam Ehesssan A. Alhafiz, Ahmad Sanusi Hassan & Mohd Rodzi Ismail (2010). Passive Cooling Design in Traditional Arabian Houses. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Sustainable Architecture and Urban Design (ICSAUD 2010). pg640 - 650. (ISBN: 978-967-5417-67-2)
  11. Hanizam Awang, Norizal Md Noordin, Mohd Rodzi Ismail and Monir Hazim Mohammaed (2010). Properties of Hardened Foam Concrete. Proceeding of the 4th International Conference on Built Environment in Developing Countries (ICBEDC2010), Volume 2, Universiti Sains Malaysia; 1 – 2 Dis 2010. Pp1013 – 1020. (ISBN 978-983-3986-60-6)
  12. Rawnee Ho & M R Ismail (2011). Data Center Operation Optimization Using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Proceedings Of International Building & Infrastructure Technology Conference 2011, Universiti Sains Malaysia,  7 – 8 June 2011.
  13. Rawnee Ho & M R Ismail (2011). Room Air Distribution Optimization, Proceedings of International Building & Infrastructure Technology Conference 2011, Universiti Sains Malaysia,  7 – 8 June 2011.
  14. 1Rawnee Ho & M R Ismail (2011). Office Lighting Energy Saving with T5 Fluorescent, Proceedings of 5th International Conference & Workshop on Built Environment in Developing Countries (ICBEDC 2011), Volume 1, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 6 – 7 Dec 2011.
  15. Rawnee Ho & M R Ismail (2011). Office Lighting Energy Saving with Brite 27 Unit, Proceedings of 5th International Conference & Workshop on Built Environment in Developing Countries (ICBEDC 2011), Volume 1, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 6 – 7 Dec 2011.
  16. Wahab, A.N.S., Khamidi, M. F., Ismail, M. R. (2013). An Investigation of Mould Growth in Tropical Climate Buildings, IEEE Business Engineering and Industrial Applications Colloquium 2013.

Book:

  1. Mohd Rodzi Ismail & Mohd Zin Kandar (2003). Pemikiran Logikal. In Menyelesaikan Masalah Secara Sistematik & Efektif (Munir Shuib, Azwan Azmawati Azman & Azlena Zainal, A., ed.). Kuala Lumpur: Prentice Hall. pp89-97 (9 pages)(ISBN: 983-2639-22-0)
  2. Mohd Rodzi Ismail & Mohd Zin Kandar (2008). Pemikiran Logikal. In Menyelesaikan Masalah Secara Sistematik & Efektif, Edisi Kedua (Munir Shuib, Azwan Azmawati Azman & Azlena Zainal, A., ed.). Kuala Lumpur: Prentice Hall. pp108-119 (12 pages)(ISBN: 978-983-3927-22-7)
  3. Abdul Malek Abdul Rahman, Muna Hanim Abdul Samad, Mohd Rodzi Ismail & Azizi Bahauddin (2009). Towards a Low-Energy Building Design for Tropical Malaysia. Universiti Sains Malaysia. (ISBN 978-983-861-411-5)
  4. Main Rindam, Musa Ali, Mohd Rodzi Ismail & Saiful Yazan Alwi (Ed.)(2014). Kreativiti dan Inovasi Menjana Insan Produktif, Institut Tadbiran Awam Negara (INTAN) & Pusat Inovasi dan Produktiviti Pentadbiran Awam (PIPPA) (ISBN 978-983-3109-75-6)

 

Others:

  1. Mohd Rodzi Ismail, Abd Rashid Mohamed, Azami Ibrahim, Siti Rozita Yahya, Daunah Sitam & Kamalavalli Selvadurai (2005). Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Activity Module for Primary School – English. (Kamarulazizi Ibrahim, Munirah Ghazali, Hashimah Mohd Yunus, Faridah Ibrahim & Mohd Hafiz Mohd Salleh, ed.). CETREE, Universiti Sains Malaysia. (ISBN: 983-41601-9-4)
  2. Mohd Rodzi Ismail, Abd Rashid Mohamed, Azami Ibrahim, Siti Rozita Yahya, Daunah Sitam & Kamalavalli Selvadurai (2005). Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Teacher’s Guide Module for Primary School – English. (Kamarulazizi Ibrahim, Munirah Ghazali, Hashimah Mohd Yunus, Faridah Ibrahim & Mohd Hafiz Mohd Salleh, ed.). CETREE, Universiti Sains Malaysia. (ISBN: 983-3474-00-4)
  3. Ilias Said, Mohd Rodzi Ismail & Mohd Wira Mohd Shafie (2008). A Study on the Importance of Education and Training Among Pilgrims. Jurnal Pengurusan JAWHAR, Vol. 2, No.1. (ISSN 1985-2010)
  4. Mohd Rodzi Ismail (2010). Climate Change and Energy Efficiency. In Integrating Climate Change Issues in Southeast Asian Schools - A Teachers’ Guidebook, Azian T.S. Abdullah (Ed). SEAMO RECSAM. Pp125-139. (ISBN 978-967-930-019-2)

OTHERS

Other skill:
Application of Logical Framework Approach (LFA) method in planning and management.

Knowledge Transfer Programme (KTP) Project:
Energy Efficiency Program at Selected Secondary School in Kedah for Enhancement of Sustainable Energy Efficient Culture; Jan 2016 – Jun 2017

 

Award:

  1. The Institute of Engineers Malaysia (Northern Branch) Gold Medal Award for Best Student of HBP, 1994
  2. USM Staff Excellent Award (Anugerah Perkhidmatan Cemerlang), 2003
  3. USM Staff Excellent Award (Anugerah Perkhidmatan Cemerlang), 2006
  4. USM Staff Excellent Award (Anugerah Perkhidmatan Cemerlang), 2010