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Doctor/Ph. D member- Wesam Al Madhoun

Dr. Wesam Al Madhoun

Wesam Al Madhoun / Institute for public diplomacy
  • Fellowship (Malaysia Sustainable Cities Program) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2016)

  • Post Doctorate at Air Resources Research Lab-Malaysian-Japan International Institute of Technology (2015)

  • PhD of Environmental Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia (2011) Thesis Title: "Monitoring and Modeling of Non Methane Hydrocarbons (NMHC) in Various Areas in Pulau Penang, Malaysia"

  • M.Sc. of Environmental Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia (2004)

  • Thesis Title " A study of Air Quality Issues and Applications in the Environmental Impact Assessment of Development Projects in Malaysia"

  • B.Sc of Civil Engineering from IUG Gaza, Palestine (2003)

Expertise Areas

  • Environmental Impact Assessment

  • Air and Noise Pollution Assessment

  • Sustainable and Resilient Cities

  • Climate Change

  • Environmental

  • Planning and Management


3/2020-Present, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Lecturer

7/2019-2/2020, Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT), UTM, Malaysia,

Visiting Scholar

5/2019-02/2020, USAID- funded Building Healthy Cities Project, JSI Research Training Institute, Inc. , Consultant of Air Quality Impact Assessment

9/2017-4/2019, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia ,Senior Lecturer

01/2018-4/2019, Center for Urban Resource Sustainability, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia, Researcher and Secretary

07/2017-9/2017, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Windsor, Canada, Visiting Scholar

01/2017-06/2017, School of Environmental Engineering, University of Seoul, Korea, Research Professor

9/2015-5/2016, MIT - UTM Malaysia Sustainable Cities Program, USA and Malaysia, Visiting Scholar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

9/2012-8/2014, Global Development and Sustainability Group (GDSG), Founder and Principal Researcher

9/2014-5/2015, Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology (MJIIT), UTM, Malaysia, Post-Doctoral Fellow

9/2011-8/2014, Environment and Earth Sciences Department, IUG Gaza, Assistant Professor

6/2012-8/2012, School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Visiting Lecturer

2/2008-2/2011, School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Research Fellow (Clean Air Research Group) and Teaching Assistant

11/2006-10/2007 , World Vision Jerusalem, West Bank-Gaza, Program Development Coordinator, (Assessment of Proposed ADP in Gaza), funded by AusAID. Livelihood projects.

8/2006-10/2006, Palestinian Center for Human Resources Development "Pchrd", Gaza

Project Manager, (Community Mobilization and livelihood Improvement Project)/ Hanan Project, funded by USAID.

3/2006-5/2006, Environment and Infrastructure Consultants "Enfra", Gaza, Project Manager Assistant, a project in the field of Environmental conditions Improvement " in Gaza, funded by AusAID, World Vision- Australia.

10/2005-12/2005, Palestinian Environment Quality Authority, Gaza, Project Supervisor, a project (Construction of Small Scale Plants for Grey Water Treatment) for the local communities in the rural areas in Gaza.

10/2004-3/2005 , United Nations for Refugees Relief and Work Agency Trainee in the field of Environmental Impact Assessment

3/2004-9/2004, School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Research Assistant, Projects (Water Treatment by using low cost materials & Air Quality Monitoring).

Talks Delivered

  • 24/09/2019: Keynote Speaker at The 3th EPI International Conference on Science and Engineering (EICSE) 2019. Organized by Engineering Faculty of Universitas Hasanuddin, Makassar- Indonesia.

  • 19/09/2019: Keynote Speaker, General Lecture at Institut Teknologi Sumatera (ITERA), Lampung- Indonesia.

  • 24/06/2018: Guest Speaker at the 18th Melaka International Youth Dialogue “Youth Engineering A Sustainable Urbanization”-Malaysia.

  • 24/3/2016: ”Environmental Challenges and Socio-Economic Conditions in Gaza: A Livable Place?” at Center for Middle Eastern Studies - Harvard University, USA.

  • 29/2/2016: ” Investigation of The Traffic Emission Trends and Assessment of Traffic Related Low Carbon Strategy in Penang. ” at Urban Planning Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA.

  • 10/03/2015: ” Air Pollution and Sustainability in Palestine” at Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, INDIA.

Fellowships and Awards

  • The Best Paper Award (2015), 2nd International Conference on Purity, Utility Reaction and Environmental Research- PURE2015, At Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

  • The Best Research Award (2014), Scientific Research Competition, Ministry of education, Gaza, Palestine.

  • Selected as Graduate Success story by Universiti Sains Malaysia (2014 and 201

  • A Bronze Medal (2012), Environmental Innovation Competition, Ministry of Youth and Sport, Gaza-Palestine.

  • Universiti Sains Malaysia Fellowship (2008-2011).

  • A Bronze Medal (2008), Postgraduate Competition, International Conference on Construction and Building Technology 2008, Kuala Lumpur.


Arabic, English, Malay, Hebrew and know French.



Field supervisor for Mr. Maher Al Bayumi- Collaboration with Universiti Sains Malaysia (Completed). 6/2014 Research Title: “Assessment Of Indoor Air Quality, Thermal Comfort And Health Symptoms In Naturally Ventilated Classrooms".

Co-Supervisor for Ms. Annisa Utami Rauf- Collaboration with University of Hasanuddin- Indonesia (Ongoing). 9/2019. Research Title: “Prediction Model of heavy metal distribution and environmental health risk analysis around the cement industry in Maros Regency”.

Co-Supervisor for Ms. Rtna Dwi Puji Astuti- Collaboration with University of Hasanuddin- Indonesia (Ongoing). 9/2019. Research Title: “Risk impact model for heavy metal exposure in the coastal area of Pangkajene, South Sulawesi”.


Wesam Al Madhoun


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