Dominique Dodge-Wan


Dr. Dominique Dodge-Wan

PhD, BSc
Associate Professor
Telephone: +60 85 630100 extn: 2518
Room: SK3-337

Research Interests

  • Sedimentary geology
  • Limestone rocks (deposition, facies, micropalaeontology)
  • Karst and cave systems (mapping, morphology and genesis, geomicrobiology)
  • Coastal erosion processes, soil erosion, GIS Mapping
  • Hydrogeology (groundwater resources, abstraction and protection)

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor (Jan 2015 – Present), Senior Lecturer (July 2010 – Dec 2014) Department of Applied Geology, Curtin University, Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Associate Dean of Teaching and Learning for School of Engineering and Science (March – October 2013), Curtin University, Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Senior Lecturer (February 2008-July 2008) Department of Applied Geology, Curtin University, Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Teaching Assistant (1976-84) Department of Geology and Mineralogy, Brussels University, Belgium

Professional Associations

  • Foreign Geologist (Board of Geologist Malaysia)
  • Geological Society of Malaysia
  • International Association of Hydrogeologists

Publications (Journal/Book Chapter/Conference)

  • Dodge-Wan D, Prasanna MV, Sheng Qin Seow (2023) Micro-mapping of terrestrial gamma radiation dose rate in typical urban homes in Miri City (Sarawak, Malaysia), Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, published on line 8 March 2023 DOI:
  • D Dodge-Wan, Prasanna MV (2021) – Terrestrial gamma radiation dose rate mapping and influence of building materials: Case study at Curtin University campus (Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia), Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 328, 163-180,
  • H Vijith, Dodge-Wan D (2021) – Statistical trend characteristics of rainfall in the Baram River Basin (Malaysian Borneo), Papers in Applied Geography,7(2), 131-160,
  • D Dodge-Wan, Nagarajan R (2020) – Boring of intertidal sandstones by isopod Sphaeroma triste in NW Borneo (Sarawak, Malaysia), Journal of Coastal Research, 36(2), 238-248,
  • H Vijith, Dodge-Wan D(2020) – Spatial and temporal characteristics of rainfall over a forested river basin in NW Borneo. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics, 132, 683-702, https://org/10.1007/s00703-019-00714-4
  • H Vijith, Dodge-Wan D (2020) – Spatial and temporal characteristics of soil erosion and identification of source contributors of sediments in the tropical rainforest region of Borneo, Hydrological Sciences Journal, 65 (16), 2797-2815,
  • H Vijith, Dodge-Wan D(2019) Modelling terrain erosion susceptibility of logged and regenerated forested region in northern Borneo through the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) and GIS techniques. Geoenvironmental Disasters 6:8
  • H Vijith, Dodge-Wan D(2019) Spatial and statistical trend characteristics of rainfall erosivity (R) in upper catchment of Baram River, Borneo. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 191:494.
  • D Dodge-Wan, Nagarajan R (2019) – Typology and Mechanisms of Coastal Erosion in Siliciclastic Rocks of the Northwest Borneo Coastline (Sarawak, Malaysia): A Field Approach, Chapter 3, 65-98, In Coastal Zone Management: Global Perspectives, Regional Processes, Local Issues, Ramkumar Mu., Arthur James, Menier D, Kumaraswamy K (Eds), Elsevier, Amsterdam.
  • H Vijith, Dodge-Wan D(2018) – Morphology and channel characteristics of an equatorial tropical river in Malaysian Borneo: a detailed evaluation through spatially explicit geomorphometric modelling, Modelling Earth Systems and Environment, 4, 325-337, 
  • H Vijith, Dodge-Wan D(2018) – Spatio-temporal changes in rate of soil loss and erosion vulnerability of selected region in the tropical forests of Borneo during last three decades, Earth Science Informatics, 11, 171-181,
  • D Dodge-Wan (2018)– The Traders’ Cave of Niah (NW Borneo): morphology and features as indicators of speleogenesis and karstification, Carbonates and Evaporites, 33, 315-329DOI:1007/s13146-017-0357-2
  • H Vijith, Seling LW, Dodge-Wan D (2018)– Effect of cover management factor in quantification of soil loss: case study of Sungai Akah subwatershed, Baram River basin Sarawak, Malaysia, Geocarto International, 33(5), 505-521, DOI: 10.1080/10106049.2016.1273398
  • H Vijith, Hurmain A, Dodge-Wan D(2018) – Impacts of land use changes and land cover alteration on soil erosion rates and vulnerability of tropical mountain ranges in Borneo, Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment, 12, 57-69,
  • D Dodge-Wan, Prasanna MV, Nagarajan R, Anandkumar A (2018) – Epiphreatic caves in Niah karst tower (NW Borneo): occurrence, morphology, and hydrogeochemistry, Acta Carsologica, 46(2-3), 149-163,
  • H Vijith, Seling LW,Dodge-Wan D (2018) – Estimation of soil loss and identification of erosion risk zones in a forested region in Sarawak, Malaysia, Northern Borneo, Environment, Development and Sustainability, 20, 1365-1384,
  • D Dodge-Wanand Nagarajan R. (2016) – Runnel development on granitic boulders on the foothills of Mount Kinabalu (Pinosuk Gravel Formation, Sabah, N Borneo), Journal of Mountain Science, 2016, 13 (1), 46-58, DOI 10.1007/s11629-014-3169-z
  • H Vijith, LW Seling and Dodge-Wan D (2015) – Comparison and Suitability of SRTM and ASTER Digital Elevation Data for Terrain Analysis and Geomorphometric Parameters: Case Study of Sungai Patah Subwatershed (Baram River, Sarawak, Malaysia), Environmental Research, Engineering and Management, 71(3), 23-35,
  • D Dodge-Wan(2015) – Elongated tufaceous stalagmites in the entrance of Batu Cave (Selangor, Malaysia). Carbonates and Evaporites, 30 (4), 401-416. DOI: 10.1007/s13146-014-0230-5
  • R Nagarajan, Armstrong-Altrin JS, Kessler FL, Hidalgo-Moral EL, Dodge-Wan D, Taib NI (2015) Provenance and tectonic setting of Miocene siliciclastic sediments, Sibuti formation, northwestern Borneo, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 2015, 8 (10), 8549-8565,
  • D Dodge-Wan, Deng HMA (2013) – Biologically influenced stalagmites in Niah and Mulu caves (Sarawak, Malaysia), Acta Carsologica, 42(1), 155-163,
  • D Dodge-Wan, Deng HMA, Abbas MF (2012) – Occurrence and morphology of crayback-like stalagmites in the Painted Cave of Niah (Sarawak, Malaysia), Carbonates and Evaporites, 27: 343-356,

Research Grants/Funding

  • Principal Investigator: Mapping of Soil Erosion Risk in the Catchment Area of the Baram River using Landsat and GIS (2014-2016)
  • 2014 Research Grant from Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB) for project: Mapping of Soil Erosion Risk in the Catchment Area of the Baram Hydro Project using Landsat and GIS (3 years) as Project Leader
  • 2014 Research Grant from Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB) for project: Geochemistry and distribution of trace metals in sediments in rivers proposed for dam sites (Baram, Baleh, Pelagus) as Co-Project Leader