Ir. Meheron Selowara Joo


Ir. Meheron Selowara Joo
BEng (Hons), M.Sc., P. Eng, MIEM, MREAAA
Civil & Construction Engineering

Contact Details
Telephone: +60 85 443939 extn: 2433
Fax: +60 85 443837
Location: Skylark 3 (SK3) Room 422


Meheron recently joined Curtin Sarawak in 2015 as Lecturer at the Department of Civil and Construction Engineering. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from University of Malaya and Master of Engineering degree from University Putra Malaysia. He is a registered Professional Engineer, member of Road Engineering Association Malaysia (REAM) and Asia & Australasia (REAAA) and a Professional Member of Malaysian Green Building Confederation. He is also a certified trainer by the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB Malaysia). Prior to joining academics, he has gained extensive industrial experience as project engineer, design engineer and project manager in various fields of civil engineering.

Academic History

  • IGC, Occupational Safety & Health, NEBOSH UK, 2011
  • M. Sc. (Eng.) Highway and Transportation, UPM, 2009
  • B. Eng. (Hons) in Civil Engineering, University Malaya, 2002

Academic Appointments

  • 2015- Present    Lecturer
    Department of Civil and Construction Engineering, Curtin University Sarawak Campus
  • 2014-2015         Lecturer 
    Department of Civil Engineering, SEGi University, Kota Damansara Campus
  • 2014-2015         Part Time Lecturer
    Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Sunway Campus, Malaysia
  • 2011- 2013        Manager – Training and Academics
    VTD Learnings Sdn. Bhd., Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • 2011- 2014        Part Time Lecturer
    Department of Civil Engineering, University Putra Malaysia.

Professional Contributions to Educational Development

  • Development and updating of syllabus for Traffic and Transportation Engineering to suit to revised design standards and current industrial needs, SEGi University 2014

Research Interests

  • Road Safety
  • Highway and Transportation Engineering
  • Pavement Management System
  • Geometric Design
  • Engineering Education
  • Sus


Conference Paper

Aja O.C., Meheron S.J., Ukwuaku P.O., (2017). “Impact of Engineering Final Year Project Research Method on Student’s Development in Knowledge Construction”. International Conference on Teaching and Learning, Language, Literature & Linguistics (ICT4L), 30&31 October 2017, Kuala Lumpur.

Aja O.C., Meheron S.J., Ukwuaku P.O., (2017). “Personality Test Effect on Team Selection and Students’ Performance”. International Conference on Teaching and Learning, Language, Literature & Linguistics (ICT4L), 30&31 October 2017, Kuala Lumpur.

Meheron S.J., Nagaratnam B.H., Rahman M.E., Ismail M.A., (2016). “The Latest Development in Project Based Learning into Civil Engineering Education”. International Conference on Teaching and Learning (ICTL), 5-6 October 2016, Faculty of Education University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Patent Submitted

Patent No: PI 2017702901 – Solar Chimney Power Plant with Underneath Air-Vents. Submitted on 8 August 2017. Ogboo Chikere Aja, Kaminieli Moqe, Wilson Phua Yuen Zheng and Meheron Selowara Joo

Member of Curtin Highway and Infrastructure Research Innovation Hub (CHIRI) – a Research and consultancy cluster of Faculty of Engineering and Science, Curtin University Malaysia.

Research Grants

Co-investigator – FRGS research grant RM 97,200. Thermal and Total Performance Enhancement of Inclined Solar Chimney Power Plant Using Underneath Air-vent and Thermal Storage Medium. 2016. (Ref: FRGS/1/2016/TK07/CURTIN/03/3).

Previous Industry Appointment

  • Project Manager
    Oct 2010 – Oct 2011           
    Alpine Engineering Sdn. Bhd., Kuala Lumpur.
  • Civil Design Engineer and Resident Engineer
    April 2007 – Oct 2010            
    Snowy Mountains Engineering Cooperation (SMEC), Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.
  • Project Engineer
    Jan 2003 – April 2007                
    Road Builder Holdings Berhad, Kuala Lumpur.

Professional Development Activities

  • Executive Committee Member of Institution of Engineers Malaysia Miri Branch, 2016-2018.
  • Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) – Technical Committee Member in Highway & Transportation Technical Division (Term 2014/15).
  • Malaysian Green Building Confederation (MGBC) – Committee Member of Education Division (Term 2013/14).
  • Session Chairman for 2 days Workshop on Geometric Design of Roads using MXRoad as Design Tool, jointly organized by IEM-SEGi University, May 2015.
  • Certified Trainer – Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Malaysia
  • Panel Speaker in IEM Workshop on Highway Geometric Design: Theory to Practice, 3&4th December 2014, UTAR Main Campus.
  • OSHAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health and Safety Management System by NIOSH, 2012.
  • Training on Basic Fundamentals & Understanding Construction Contract Laws by IEM, 2007.
  • Green Building – Material and Method of Construction by IEM.
  • Seminar on Managing a Safe and Healthy Workplace at Construction Sites – OSHA 1994 & FMA 1967.
  • Internal Auditor Training for ISO 9001:2008, SMEC, 2008.
  • Green Building Assessment using GreenRE Malaysia Tool, REHDA-UTM, March 2014.

Professional Association

  • Professional Engineer with Practicing Certificate (PEPC) Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), Reg. No.15730-CIVIL.
  • Corporate Member, Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM)
  • Professional Member, Malaysian Green Building Confederation (MGBC)
  • Member, Road Engineering Association of Asia and Australasia (MREAAA)
  • Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) Australia
  • Member of Institution of Engineers Australia (MIEAust)
  • International Professional Engineer (IntPE)
  • Member of APEC Engineer Register

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