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Mardiana Idayu

 Dr Mardiana Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad
Email : mardianaidayu@usm.my
Ext : 2214
Expertise :
Renewable and sustainable energy technologies
Environmental management
Materials and risk assessment
Building ventilation
Indoor air quality

I am currently an academic in the School of Industrial Technology USM. I obtained my Ph.D in Engineering Science: Sustainable Energy Technologies at the Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham United Kingdom in 2011;  Masters of Environmental Management from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 2006; and Bachelor of  Environmental Technology from Universiti Sains Malaysia in 2003. I joined USM in 2011 as Senior Lecturer and then was promoted to Associate Professor in 2017.

My research spans in the breadth of energy and environmental technologies. I have always been passionate about continuing my research in a way to bridge these two fields. With these research interests and expertise, I am currently positioning my research strengths and endeavours in my niche area, sustainable and renewable energy technologies, which is an important thrust area nationally as well as at the international level. 

I am an active member and appointed Regional Organiser of the World Society on Sustainable Energy Technologies (WSSET).  In addition, I am a committee member of several international conferences and regional research dialogues. I am a regular reviewer of several prestige international journals. I have been invited as visiting researcher/scientist by several international institutions and have been invited to give talks at international and national events. Currently, I am a Task Manager at the Centre for Training and Education on Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Green Technology (CETREE), Malaysia.  I have actively involved and contributed my scientific expertise in several consultancy projects with other team members in the fields of energy efficiency and renewable energy sponsored by several organisations such as Sustainable Energy Development Authority Malaysia (SEDA Malaysia), AAIBE Malaysia and Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA) Malaysia. 

Poster SDG MARDIANA Sept 2021

   IIDEX ALIFF FIRDAUS MIA  

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"Your focus shapes your reality!" 

Teaching

My passion for teaching is rooted in the belief that I am having a positive impact on my students and bring me into the world of mentoring and focusing on the needs of others. It gives sense of satisfaction and pure joy that I am educating a whole new generation of future leaders. At the undergraduate level, I have taught eight courses since 2011. In all of these courses, I practice appropriate innovative teaching through the use of technology, including the integration of technology and pedagogy which make a significant contribution to innovation in content and delivery. These include the use creative teaching methodology such as multimedia technology as an innovative teaching and learning strategy; problem-based approach to encourage students to learn how to learn via real-life problems; role playing and scenario analysis; teaching with humour; cooperative learning; interactive teaching; mini project based learning; presentation skills and rubrics as effective assessment. In addition, with working experience in industry before joining academic world provides me with many real-world examples that help students grasp the material and see where they are. In addition to teaching, I meet with students almost every day during working hours for tutoring and advising. I also incorporate the methods I learned while doing my research into my classes. 

Courses at university level that I teach are as follows:

  • Scheduled Waste Treatment and Management IEK 306
  • Sound, Noise and Vibration Control Technology IEK 307
  • Environmental, Health and Safety Legislation IEK 215 
  • Fluid Mechanics, IEK 108 
  • Environmental Management IEK 317
  • Air Pollution Control Technology IEK 205
  • Sound, Noise and Vibration Control Technology IEK 307
  • Environmental Laboratory IEA 300 
  • Environmental Auditing IEK 414 
  • Indoor Environment IEK 315
  • Environmental Law, Monitoring and Enforcement IEA 517
  • Sustainable Energy Resources IEK 516

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Research

RESEARCH INTEREST 

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My speciality research is in the area of energy and environmental technologies. I am particularly interested in renewable and sustainable energy technologies in buildings; ii) risk assessment; air quality and building ventilation; environmental management and technology as well as local knowledge in relation to environmental science/technology. With multidisciplinary academic background, I straddle in the interface between environmental technology, environmental management  and engineering science ( sustainable energy technology) and have developed skills in all of these domains. This has enabled me to carry out and lead multidisciplinary research projects, with scientific findings, involving various collaborators from various fields that potentially have major implications on energy and environmental fields. Additionally, my work involves trans-disciplinary research activities and collaborations with artists, social scientists, educators and statisticians. My involvement in the research projects has sharpened my research focus into energy and environmental areas and has heightened my awareness of practice-based evidence.

My research work also includes energy audit and management. I have worked closely with KeTTHA, SEDA, CETREE, PSDT (Public Service Delivery Transformation), Perbadanan Teknologi Hijau, UNIKL-Malaysia France Institute and Melaka State under several projects on renewable energy and energy efficiency. These has contributed to the enhancement of knowledge in energy strategy and targeted measures to promote energy efficiency and foster sustainable energy systems based on all energy sources. Besides, my research work involves trans-disciplinary collaboration under indigenous science and local knowledge projects. As part of this, I am actively involved with Local Knowledge Research Group in USM. In this group, my research work is focusing on indigenous science and local knowledge in relation to environmental science and technology towards cultural and environmental conservation.

RESEARCH MEETING

EXPERIMENT 3

 

 

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RESEARCH PROJECT | BACK TO TOP

I have been active in raising research funds from various competitive sources. I have been awarded a number of research and knowledge transfer grants  as principal investigator and co-investigator with various collaborations within and outside the country since 2011. This includes FRGS, ERGS, PRGS, TRGS and KTP from Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia as well as SCIENCEFUND from MOSTI.

As Project Head/ Principal Investigator

1. Investigating Alternative Energy Technology Based on Movement of Elevator Car in High-Rise Buildings: Towards Potential Energy Generation for Sustainable Future, MOHE TRGS, 3 years 2016-2019. List of researchers: Dr Mardiana Idayu Ahmad (PI-PPTI USM), PM Dr Yusri Yusup (PPTI USM), Prof Dr Abdul Malek Abdul Rahman (HBP USM),  Dr Mazran Ismail  ( HBP USM)

2. Fundamental Study on The Heat and Mass Transfer of Membrane-Based Energy Recovery, MOHE FRGS, 2 years, 2012-2014. List of researchers: Dr Mardiana Idayu Ahmad (PI- PPTI USM) PM Mahamad Hakimi Prof (PPTI USM). Teng Tjoon Tow (PPTI USM), Dr. Yazariah Mohd. Yatim (PPSM USM)

3. Feasibility Study of A Novel Membrane-Based Energy Recovery System for Building Air-Conditioning in Hot-Humid Climate, MOHE ERGS,  2013-2016, 3 years. List of researchers: Dr Mardiana Idayu Ahmad (PI-PPTI USM) PM Mahamad Hakimi Ibrahim (PPTI USM) Prof. Teng Tjoon Tow (PPTI USM), Dr. Yazariah Mohd. Yatim (PPSM USM), Prof  Saffa Riffat (Nottingham Uni UK)

4. Design and Development of Prototype of An Integrated Membrane-Based Energy Recovery with Turbine Ventilator for Building Air-Conditioning In Hot-Humid Climate, MOHE PRGS,  2013-2016 2 years. List of researcherDr Mardiana Idayu Ahmad (PI-PPTI USM) PM Mahamad Hakimi Ibrahim (PPTI USM) Prof. Teng Tjoon Tow (PPTI USM), Dr. Yazariah Mohd. Yatim (PPSM USM), Prof  Saffa Riffat (Nottingham Uni UK), Dr Mazran Ismail (HBP USM)

5. Pertanian Selamat dan Hijau: Program Pengurangan Risiko MOHE SKTP Grant, Aug 2011- Dec 2011 4 months. List of reseachers: Dr Mardiana Idayu Ahmad (PI –PPTI USM), Prof Madya Dr Mahamad Hakimi Ibrahim (PPTI USM), Prof Dr Norhashimah Morad (PPTI USM)

6. Penang Botanical Garden: The Role in Environmental Education and Awareness, Mohamed Haniff Research and Development Trust Fund Project,  1 year. List of researchers: Dr Mardiana Idayu Ahmad (PI PPTI USM), Dr Mohd Kipli Ab Rahman (PPS USM)

7. Fundamental Study on Characteristics, Heat and Mass Transfer of Fibre Membrane Exchanger for Potential Green Desiccant Dehumidifier in Tropical Climate, MOHE FRGS, 2 years, 2016-2018. List of researchers: Dr Mardiana Idayu Ahmad (PI- PPTI USM) PM Mahamad Hakimi Prof (PPTI USM). Dr Husnul Azan Tajarudin (PPTI USM), Dr Mohd Firdaus Yhaya (PPTI USM)

8. Design and Development of  an Enthalpy Exchanger with Hydrophillic Polymer-Processed Sheet for Energy Recovery Application in Building Ventilation System in Hot-Humid Climate: Towards Energy-Efficient Technology, MOSTI Sciencefund, 3 years, 2015-2018. List of researchers: Dr Mardiana Idayu Ahmad (PI- PPTI USM), Prof. Datuk Dr A. Khalil Shawkataly (PPTI USM), PM Mahamad Hakimi Prof (PPTI USM). Dr. Dr Mohd Firdaus Yhaya (PPTI USM), Dr Mazlan (PPTI USM), Dr Yazariah Mohd. Yatim (PPSM USM)

9. Penilaian dan Pelaksanaan Sijil Prestasi Tenaga di Bangunan Terpilih Melaka, MOHE KTP- PSDT MELAKA, 2015-2017 2 years. List of researchers: Dr Mardiana Idayu Ahmad (PI- PPTI/CETREE USM), Prof Dr Haslan Abu Hassan (CETREE), Prof Madya Dr Mohd Wira Mohd Shafiei (CETREE), Prof Madya Dr Soib Tain (PPKEE USM), Dr Faizal Baharum (HBP USM)

10.Investigating Alternative Energy Technology Based on Movement of Elevator Car in High-Rise Buildings: Towards Potential Energy Generation for Sustainable Future Cities of Malaysia,MOHE TRGS,  2016-2019 3 years. List of researchers: Dr Mardiana Idayu Ahmad (PI- PPTI USM), Prof Dr Abdul Malek Abdul Rahman (HBP USM), Prof Madya Dr Yusri Yusup (PPTI USM), Dr Mazran Ismail (HBP USM)

11. Energy, Indoor Air Quality and Thermal Comfort: A Case Study of Air-conditioned Office Buildings in Tropical Climate USM Short Term 2 years, 2012-2014 List of researchersDr Mardiana Idayu Ahmad (PI- PPTI USM) PM Mahamad Hakimi Ibrahim (PPTI USM) Dr. Mazran Ismail (HBP USM)

12. Design and Thermodynamic Performance Analysis of Energy Recovery System Integrated with HVAC Equipment for Building Applications USM RUI 3 years RM 136, 285, 2012-2015 List of researchers: Dr Mardiana Idayu Ahmad (PI – PPTI USM) PM Mahamad Hakimi Ibrahim (PPTI USM) Prof. Teng Tjoon Tow (PPTI USM), Dr. Yazariah Mohd. Yatim ( PPSM USM), Noor Farizah Mohd Bakhir (PPS USM), Mohd Hazzah (UNIKL)

13. Penang Botanical Garden- Bringing Nature to the Children, Adhoc BJIM USM Grant, Julai 2012.List of researchers: Dr Mardiana Idayu Ahmad (PI PPTI USM), Dr Mohd Kipli Ab Rahman (PPS USM)

14. Awareness and The Acceptability in The Adoption of Energy-Efficient Technologies: A Case Study in Pulau Pinang Malaysia USM Grant Insentif, Aug 2011- Aug 2012 1 year List of researchers: Dr Mardiana Idayu Ahmad (PI PPTI USM)

15. Energy Recovery Ventilator and Its Integration with AC System for Potential Energy Savings and Improved IEQ in Tropical Climate, USM RUI 3 years, 2016-2019. List of researchers: Dr Mardiana Idayu Ahmad (PI – PPTI USM) PM Mahamad Hakimi Ibrahim (PPTI USM) Prof. Dr Norli Ismail (PPTI USM), Dr. Yazariah Mohd. Yatim ( PPSM USM), Dr Mazran Ismail (HBP USM), PM Dr Yusri Yusup (PPTI USM) 

As Co-researcher/ Research Member

1. Conceptualising Local Knowledge: A Study of Sustainable Values in Local Wisdom and Indigenous Science, MOHE LRGS, 2012-2017 5 years. List of researchers: Prof Dato’ Dr Omar Osman (Programme Head- HBP USM), Prof Dr Haron Daud (Project Head - UMK), Dr Darlina Md Naim (PPSKH USM), Prof Madya Saad Othman (PPSF USM), Prof Madya Dr Zuraidah Mohd Yusoff (PPSF USM), Dr Wan Faizah Wan Yusof (PPSK USM), Dr Mardiana Idayu Ahmad (PPTI USM), Prof Madya Dr Asmiaty Amat (UMS)

2. An Investigation Into the Ecological Thinking of Students and Teachers and Its Improvement Through Ecological Education, MOHE ERGS, 2 years. List of researchers: Dr. Norizan Esa (PI- PPIP USM) Prof Madya Dr Hashimah Mohd Yunus (PPIP USM), Prof Dr Mahamad Hakimi Ibrahim (PPTI USM), Dr. Nooraida Yakob (PPIP USM), Dr Mardiana Idayu Ahmad (PPTI USM)

3. Pendidikan dan Pengurusan Sisa Pepejal Melalui Teknologi Kompos dan Teknologi Vermikompos untuk Belia Kepala Batas, Pulau Pinang, MOHE SKTP Dr Norizan, Aug 2011-Dec 2011 4 months. List of researchers: Dr Norizan Esa (PI –PPIP USM), Prof Dr Mahamad Hakimi Ibrahim (PPTI USM), Dr Mardiana Idayu Ahmad (PPTI USM)

4. Membangunkan Kursus Tenaga dan Persekitaran Di University Kuala Lumpur France Institute, MOHE KTP, 2013-2015 2 years. List of researchers: Prof Dr Haslan Abu Hassan (PI-CETREE), Prof Madya Dr Mohd Wira Mohd Shafiei (CETREE), Dr Mardiana Idayu Ahmad (PPTI USM), Muhammad Firdaus Othman ( UITM), Prof Madya Dr Soib Tain (PPKEE USM)

5. Kelestarian Tenaga Menerusi Aktiviti Amalan Terbaik Kecekapan Tenaga di Sekolah Menengah Terpilih Negeri Melaka, MOHE-PSDT Melaka RM 292,500, 2014-2016. List of researchers: Prof Madya Dr Mohd Wira Mohd Shafiei (PI-CETREE), Dr Mardiana Idayu Ahmad (PPTI USM), Muhammad Firdaus Othman, (UITM), Prof Madya Dr Soib Tain (PPKEE USM)

6. Integration of Ecosystem Services for Disaster Risk Reduction in Land-use Planning, MOHE FRGS, 9 months. List of researchers: Prof Dr Wan Roslan (PI- PPIK USM), Dr Mardiana Idayu Ahmad (PPTI USM), Dr Widad Fadhulullah  (PPTI USM), Dr Asyirah (PPIK USM)

7. Program Kecekapan Tenaga Sekolah Menengah Terpilih Negeri Kedah Bagi Pemantapan Budaya Cekap Tenaga Yang Lestari, MOHE-KTP, 2016-2017. List of researchers: Prof Madya Dr Mohd Rodzi Ismail (PI-CETREE), Prof Madya Dr Mohd Wira Mohd Shafiei (CETREE),  Dr Mardiana Idayu Ahmad (PPTI USM)

Patterns of population divergence and autecology of mangrove jack Lutjanus argentimaculatus (Lutjanidae) in Peninsular Malaysia: Towards sustainable fisheries resources, USM RUI, 2012-2015, 3 years. List of researchers: Dr Darlina Md Naim (PI –PPSKH USM), Dr Mardiana Idayu Ahmad (PPTI USM), Prof Dr Siti Azizah Mohd Nor (PPSKH USM)

8. Field Study of Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) in Portable Steel Office Cabins in Hot-Humid Malaysia, USM Short Term, 2012-2014 2 years. List of researchers: Dr Mazran Ismail (PI- HBP USM), Prof Dr Abdul Malek Abdul Rahman (HBP USM), Dr Mardiana Idayu Ahmad (PPTI USM)

9. Power Density and Efficiency Improvement of Counter-Rotating Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Array in Indoor and Outdoor Conditions Short Term, USM Short Term, Oct 2012- Oct 2014, 2 years List of researchers: PM Dr Yusri Yusup (PI-PPTI USM), Prof Dr Mahamad Hakimi Ibrahim (PPTI USM), Dr Mardiana Idayu Ahmad (PPTI USM)

10. Formulating Phase change Material (PCM) as Thermal Energy Storage in Tropical Building Façade, USM RUI, 2016-2019 List of researchers: Dr Hafizal Mohd Isa (PI –HBP USM), Dr Mardiana Idayu Ahmad (PPTI USM), Dr Mazran Ismail (HBP USM)

Supervision

SUPERVISION  | BACK TO TOP

As Main Supervisor

MSc.

1. Nur Aqidah A.Aziz. Risk Assessment of MultiElement Concentrations in Selected Herbal Plants of Malaysia (2013-2015). 

2. Fatin Zafirah Mansur. Feasibility Study of an Air-to-Air Energy Recovery System for Building Applications in Hot-Humid Environment (2014-2016) .

3. Nur Anis Ahmad. Risk Assessment and Occupational Exposure of Pesticides Among Paddy Farmers in Permatang Keriang, Pulau Pinang Malaysia (2013-2016) .

4. Ooi Seong Chuan. Indoor Air Conditions and Energy Consumption in Air-Conditioned Office Rooms in Hot-Humid Climate (2013-2016).

5. Tan Yih Chia. Performance of Energy Recovery System with Turbine Ventilator (2015- 2017).

6. Siti Masitah Abul Rahman. Fundamental Study on Heat and Mass Transfer of  Two Different Sizes of Heat Exchanger for Energy Recovery System (2014- 2017).

7. Nurul Aqilah Alias . Indoor and Thermal Environmental Conditions of Selected Primary Schools in Penang, Malaysia (2014- 2018).

8. Siti Aisyah Mohd Sabri.Evaluation of APTI and Heavy Metals of Selected Medicinal Plants and Ornamental Shrubs in Penang Island (2014-present).

9. Maznah Saipon. Energy Consumption in Selected Secondary Schools in Melaka State: Towards Achieving Energy Efficiency Performance (2015- present).

10. Tang Chiau Yong - Performance Investigation of Integrated Energy Recovery- Air Conditioning System  Hot-Humid Environment (2015-2018).

11. Wong Chiang Ann- Indoor Air Quality and Potential Risks in a Food Refinery (2015- 2018).

Ph.D

1. Nor Amalin Keling. Integrated Energy Recovery Ventilator for Building Applications in Hot-Humid Environment (2015- present)

2. Ang Jia Hui. Passive Energy Systems for Green High Rise Buildings of Future Malaysia Cities ( 2018- present)

3.  Mohammad Aliff Shakir. Development of A Low Carbon Thermal Insulation Panel Made of Combined Mycelium and Fibre Crop Waste for Building Application (2018- present)

4.  Marwan Abdulhakim Abdaslam Shaah, Doctor of Philosophy, Bioenergy Production from Candlenut using Supercirtical Extraction (2018-present)

5. Faisal Aboelkasim Salem Allafi, Sterilisation of Wool Using Surpercritical Carbon Dioxide As Non-Thermal Alternative Technology Towards Risk Minimisation (2018-present)

Undergraduate

1. Nur Aqidah A. Aziz. Field Studies of Thermal Comfort and Indoor Air Quality in Air-Conditioned Rooms in Tropical Climate ( 2012)

2. Lee Ka Shing. Energy Consumption in Buildings of Hot-Humid Climate: Case Studies in USM ( 2012)

3. Nasuha Abidin. Dust concentration and potential health risks in food laboratories (2012)

4. Beh Kean Nan. Investigation of Environmental Parameters and Copper Concentrations in Matang Mangrove Perak  (2013)

5. Nur Azian Ench’ Sani. Determination of Indoor Climatic Conditions and Carbon Dioxide Concentration of Air-Conditioned Rooms in Hot-Humid Climate (2013)

6. Tan Yih Chia.Thermal Comfort and Indoor Conditions of Selected Rooms in Tropical Climate of Malaysia

7. Izzati Maisarah Mustafa. Assessment of Heavy Metals in Paddy Soils from Permatang Keriang Field, Pulau Pinang (2014).

8. Ivan Yong. Indoor Air Quality In Naturally And Mechanically Ventilated Laboratories In Tropical Climate Of Malaysia (2014).

9. Wang Jun Lim. Particulate Matter In The Indoor Air Of Laboratories In The Hot-Humid Climate Of Malaysia: Carcinogenic Elements And Health Risks (2015).

10. Tang Chiau Yong. An Integrated Evaluation Study Of Indoor Air Quality And Ventilation Rate In Naturally And Mechanically Ventilated Laboratories In Tropical Climate Of Malaysia (2015).

11. Gooi Chen Ean Field Study Of Thermal Comfort In University Classrooms Through Objective And Thermal Sensation Assessments In The Equatorial Climate Of Malaysia (2015).

12. Toon Chi Hong. A Study of Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation Rates and Sick Building Syndrome in Selected Rooms in a Tertiary Educational Institution in Malaysia (2015).

13. Thong Qing Quan. Assessment of Noise Generation in a Tertiary Educational Institution in Malaysia. (2015).

14. Nur Auni Wahab. Integrated Evaluation of Themal Environmental Conditions, Ventilation Indicator and Flow Rate of Fresh Air in A Penang Hospital (2016).

15. Wan Zakira Imana Wan Mohd Zain. Particulate Matter In The Indoor Air Of A Hospital In Tropical Climate Of Malaysia: Elemental Compositions And Potential Health Risks (2016).

16. Wan Nursuryani Wan Salleh. Indoor Air Quality At Selected Locations In A Hospital In Northen Peninsular Malaysia (2016).

17. Christabel Pei Lim.  Characterisation and Performance of Desiccants for the Dehumidification of Indoor Air  (2017).

As Co-Supervisor

MSc.

1.  Mohammad Aliff Shakir.  Development of Hydrophilic Polymeric Membrane for Heat Recovery Application  (2016- 2018). Main SV: Dr. Mohd Firdaus Yhaya

2. Siti Nor fazira Ramli .  Fundamental Study on Characterisation, Heat and Mass Transfer of Fibre Membrane Exchanger for Potential Green Desiccant Dehumidifier in Tropical Climate (2017- present) Main SV: Dr Mohd Firdaus Yhaya

3. Nabilah Mohd Daud. Risk Assessment of Heavymetal Impacts Toward Environment and Human Health (2016-present). Main SV: Dr Widad Fadhullah

Ph.D

1. Waqas Khalid. Thermal Comfort Study in Selected Hospitals in Malaysia ( 2015-present). Main SV: Dr Sheikh Ahmad Zaki (UTM) (2015-2018)

 EXPERIMENT 2

 

Publication

My research work leads to the production of over than 100 publications nationally and internationally, including journal papers, research books, popular academic books, book chapters, conference proceedings and other publications. With high passion in writing, I have also written short story books for children as primary target readers and this has led to the enhancement and development of knowledge to the community.

JOURNAL & BOOKS | BACK TO TOP

Research Books

Authored/ Edited books

  1. Mohd Firdaus Yhaya, Husnul Azan Tajarudin, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Renewable and Sustainable Materials from Green Technology Perspective, SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology Springer International Publishing 2018 ISBN 978-3-319-75121-4
  2. Husnul Azan Tajarudin, Mohd Nazri Ismail, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*. Unit Operation in Downstream Processing, Universiti Sains Malaysia Press, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia 2018 ISBN 978-967-461-223-8
  3. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Haslan Abu Hassan, Mohd Wira Mohd Shafiei, Soib Taib, Faizal Baharom et al. Manual Sijil Prestasi Tenaga (Bangunan Bukan Kediaman). Centre for Education and Training in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency and Green Technology, Penang. 2016. ISBN 9789673942640.
  4. Mohd Kipli Abd Rahman, Tarmiji Masron, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Eds. Citra Seni Dalam Teknologi, published by Penerbit USM, Pulau Pinang, 2014. ISBN: 9789838616331.
  5. Norizan Esa, Mahamad Hakimi Ibrahim, Hasnah Md Jais, Nooraida Yakub, Hashimah Mohd Yunus. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Eds. Pengurusan Sisa Sumber, published by Unit Penyelidikan Pendidikan Asas, Pusat Pengajian Ilmu Pendidikan, USM, 2012. ISBN: 9789673990870.
  6. Darlina Md Naim, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Norizan Esa. Penyunting Buku Abstrak Persidangan Serantau Kearifan Tempatan Setiu Terengganu 2013. ISBN 9789671216309.
  7. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Mazran Ismail, Saffa Riffat. Eds. Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technologies for Building and Environmental Applications, Springer International Publishing US  2016 ISBN 978-3-319-31838-7
  8. Darlina Md Naim, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Eds. Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainable Practices, Penerbit USM, Pulau Pinang, 2017 ISBN 9789674611811
  9.  Darlina Md Naim, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Eds. Documenting Indigenous Knowledge in Science, Technology and Innovation, Penerbit USM, Pulau Pinang, 2017 ISBN 9789674611975
  10.  Darlina Md Naim, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Eds. Integrating Local Knowledge With Science and Technology, Penerbit USM, Pulau Pinang, 2017 9789674612238 
  11.  Darlina Md Naim, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Norizan Esa, Salasiah Che Lah. Penyunting Buku Abstrak Persidangan Serantau Kearifan Tempatan,Kuching Sarawak  2014.
  12.  Darlina Md Naim, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Norizan Esa, Nurul Farhana Low Abdullah, Salasiah Che Lah. Penyunting Buku Abstrak Persidangan Antarabangsa Kearifan Tempatan, Bandung Indonesia 2015.
  13.  Darlina Md Naim, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, AS Hardy Shafii, Norizan Esa, Salasiah Che Lah, Nurul Farhana Low Abdullah. Eds. Proceedings 6th Internal Conference on Local Knowledge, Penang 2016. ISBN 9789671216316.
  14. Darlina Md Naim, Leela Rajamani, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Eds. Natural Resources and Aquatic, Penerbit USM, Pulau Pinang. 2015 ISBN 9789838619172.
  15.  Darlina Md Naim, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Eds. Nature and Technology Penerbit USM, Pulau Pinang 2015 ISBN 9789838619172.
  16. Darlina Md Naim, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Eds. Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainable Practices, Universiti Sains Malaysia Press, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia ISBN 9789674611811.
  17. Darlina Md Naim, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Eds. Documenting Indigenous Knowledge in 
  18. Science, Technology and Innovation, Universiti Sains Malaysia Press, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia ISBN 9789674611975.
  19. Darlina Md Naim, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Eds. Integrating Local Knowledge With Science and Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia Press, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia,ISBN 9789674612238.

Journals/Chapters in Book

  1. Tang Chiau Yong, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Yusri Yusup, Development of energy recovery with air-conditioning system, Journal of Physical Science Vol. 29, No. 1  
  2. Wong Chiang Ann, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Indoor air quality investigation in manufacturing and storing areas inside a food industry.International Journal of Science and Research Volume 6 Issue 9, September 2017. 88-93.
  3. Mohammad Aliff Shakir, Mohd Firdaus Yhaya*, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Physical Effects of Pre-Hydrolysis and Alkali Treatment of Empty Fruit Bunch (EFB) Fibers. International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications. Vol 8. No 6, 2017. 387-391 
  4. Tan Yih Chia, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Mazran Ismail, Nor Amalin Keling, Saffa Riffat . Experimental investigation of air temperature reduction of turbine ventilator with ventilation duct in attic. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences (in press)
  5. Fatin Zafirah Mansur, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Experimental investigation on the performance of an air-to-air energy recovery for building applications in hot-humid climate. Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Sciences. Volume 10, Issue 1, pp. 1857-1864, June 2016.
  6. Nurul Aqilah Alias, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Yusri Yusup, Norli Ismail. Thermal Environmental Conditions and Indoor Air Quality in a Primary School Located Close to an Industrial Zone in Northern Peninsular Malaysia. International Journal of Science and Research. Volume 5 Issue 11 November 2016 1347- 1351.
  7. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Saffa Riffat. Building energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions: Threat to climate change. Journal of Earth Science and Climatic Change. 2015, 1-3 http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2157-7617.S3-001.
  8. Siti Noor Aisyah Mohd Sabri, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Yusri Yusup. Assessment of air pollution tolerance index of selected plant species commonly found along roadsides in Pulau Pinang, Malaysia. International Journal of Science and Research 2015, Volume 4(11).
  9. Ooi Seong Chuan, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Yusri Yusup, Analysing Meteorological Variables, Energy Consumption and Occupant Behaviour in an Office Building in Hot-Humid Climate Zone. International Journal of Science and Research Volume 4 Issue 5, May 2015. 88-93.
  10. Siti Masitah Abul Rahman, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Yazariah Mohd Yatim. Heat Transfer and Effectiveness Analysis of a Cross-Flow Heat Exchanger for Energy Recovery Applications in Hot-Humid Climate. Energy Research Journal 2015 Volume 6, Issue 1, 2015. 7-14.
  11. Nur Aqidah A.Aziz, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Darlina Md Naim*. Molecular DNA identification of selected medicinal plants used by traditional healers in Malaysia. Genetics and Molecular Research 14 (4): 15937-15947 (2015).
  12. Fatin  Zafirah Mansur, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*. Design, Efficiency and Recovered Energy of An Air-to- Air Energy Recovery System for Building Applications in Hot-Humid Climate. International Journal of Science and Research, Volume 3 Issue 9, September 2014, 1803-1807.
  13. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Nur Anis Ahmad, Syahidah Akmal Muhammad, Norizan Esa,  A survey on use, hazards and potential risks of rice farming pesticides in Permatang Keriang Pulau Pinang (Malaysia). International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, Volume 4, Issue 10, October 2014, 1- 11.
  14. Nur Aqidah A.Aziz, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Darlina Md Naim, Mahamad Hakimi Ibrahim. Investigation on Physical Air Pollution Variables in Tropical Spice Garden Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences, 2014: 5(4), 256-261. 
  15. Yusri Yusup*, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Norli Ismail. Indoor air quality of typical Malaysian open-air restaurants. Environment and Pollution Vol 3, No 4 2014.
  16. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Saffa Riffat, Review on Physical and Performance Parameters of Heat Recovery System for Building Applications, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 28 (2013) 174-190.
  17. Nur Aqidah A. Aziz, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad* Haron Daud, Darlina Md Naim, Main Pateri dan persekitaran fizikal: satu kajian kes di Kg Jedok, Kelantan. Jurnal Antarabangsa Dunia Melayu, Jilid 6 Bil 2 2013. Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka. 
  18. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Saffa Riffat, Review on heat recovery technologies for building applications, J. of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 16, Issue 2, February 2012, Pages 1241-1255. 
  19. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Saffa Riffat, An experimental study on the performance of enthalpy recovery system for building applications, J. of Energy and Buildings, Volume 43, Issue 9, September 2011, Pages 2533-2538. 
  20. Nor Amalin Keling, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Abdul Malek Abdul Rahman.Thermal Comfort Design Consideration In A Malaysian Typical Traditional Village House And A Typical Traditional Shop House. In: Darlina Md Naim, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad. Eds: Integrating Local Knowledge with Science and Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia Press, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia,ISBN 9789674612238 
  21.  Nur Aqidah A.Aziz, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Darlina Md. Naim, Mahamad Hakimi Ibrahim. A Review on Toxic Heavy Metals Contents (As, Pb, Hg, Cd) In Edible and Herbal Plants. In: Darlina Md Naim, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad. Eds: Integrating Local Knowledge with Science and Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia Press, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, ISBN 9789674612238 
  22.  Nur Aqidah A.Aziz, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Darlina Md. Naim, Mahamad Hakimi Ibrahim. Review on Multi-Elements in Herbal Plants. In: Darlina Md Naim, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad. Eds: Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainable Practice. Universiti Sains Malaysia Press, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia ISBN 9789674611811
  23.  Nur Anis Ahmad, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Syahidah Akmal Muhammad, Norizan Esa, Widad Fadhullah..Modern and Traditional Methods on Risk Minimization Strategies towards Good Agricultural Paddy Pesticide Practices. In: Darlina Md Naim, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad. Eds: Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainable Practice. Universiti Sains Malaysia Press, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia ISBN 9789674611811
  24.  Darlina Md. Naim*, Nur Aqidah A.Aziz, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad. Medicinal Plant Identification: A Short Review. In: Darlina Md Naim, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad. Eds: Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainable Practice. Universiti Sains Malaysia Press, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia ISBN 9789674611811
  25.  Mardiana Idayu Ahmad* Nur Aqidah A.Aziz, Darlina Md Naim, A review on medicinal plants studies in Malaysia: scientific approach and local knowledge. In: Darlina Md Naim, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad. Eds: Documenting Indigenous Knowledge in Science, Technology and Innovation, Universiti Sains Malaysia Press, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia ISBN 9789674611975
  26.  Nur-Aqidah AAziz, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Siti Noor Aisyah Mohd Sabri, Darlina Md Naim, Zuraidah Mohd Yusoff, Saad Othman. Ethno-botanical Study of Medicinal Plants Commonly Used in Traditional Treatment in Northern Peninsular Malaysia. In: Darlina Md Naim, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad. Eds: Documenting Indigenous Knowledge in Science, Technology and Innovation, Universiti Sains Malaysia Press, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia ISBN 9789674611975
  27.  Mohammad Aliff Shakir Mohd Khir Jamil, Baharin Azahari*, Mohd Firdaus Yhaya, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Husnul Azan Tajarudin. Banana Waste: From Traditional to Modern Applications. In: Darlina Md Naim, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad. Eds: Documenting Indigenous Knowledge in Science, Technology and Innovation, Universiti Sains Malaysia Press, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia ISBN 9789674611975
  28.  Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Fatin Zafirah Mansur, Saffa Riffat. Applications of Air-to-Air Energy Recovery in Various Climatic Conditions. In: Mardiana I Ahmad, Mazran Ismail, Saffa Riffat. Eds. Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technologies for Building and Environmental Applications. Springer US  2016. ISBN 978-3-319-31838-7.
  29.  Tan Yih Chia, Mazran Ismail, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*. Turbine Ventilator as Low Carbon Technology.  In: Mardiana I Ahmad, Mazran Ismail, Saffa Riffat. Eds. Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technologies for Building and Environmental Applications. Springer US Springer US  2016. ISBN 978-3-319-31838-7.
  30.  Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Chapter 1: Overview of energy.In: Haslan Abu Hassan, Maznah Mohamad Saipon. Eds. Energy and the Environment, Centre for Education and Training in Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency and Green Technology, Penang. 2015. ISBN 9789833474370.
  31.  Fatin Zafirah Mansur, Siti Masitah Abul Rahman, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Malay house ventilation: past and present. In: Darlina Md Naim, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad. Ed: Natural Resources and Technology. Universiti Sains Malaysia Press, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia. 2015ISBN 9789838619172.
  32.  Siti Noor Aisyah Mohd Sabri, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Darlina Md Naim. Plants as bioindicators based on APTI approach. In: Darlina Md Naim, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad. Ed: Natural Resources and Technology. Universiti Sains Malaysia Press, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.2015 ISBN 9789838619172.
  33.  Ezah Azimah Fauzi, Norzaini Zainal*, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad. Preparation of local bamboo using traditional method as humidity absorber. In: Darlina Md Naim, Leela Rajamani, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad. Ed. Natural Resources and Technology. Universiti Sains Malaysia Press, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia. 2015 ISBN 9789838619172.
  34.  Nur Anis Ahmad, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Zuraidah Mohd Yusoff, Norizan Esa. Adverse effects and traditional treatment of pesticide poisoning. In: Darlina Md Naim, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Zuraidah Mohd Yusoff. Ed. Nature and Traditional Healing . Universiti Sains Malaysia Press, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia 2015 ISBN 9789838619202.
  35.  Nur Aqidah A.Aziz, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Darlina Md Naim, Haron Daud. Biodiversity concept and the roles of animals and plants in traditional medicine. In: Darlina Md Naim, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Zuraidah Mohd Yusoff. Ed. Nature and Traditional Healing . Universiti Sains Malaysia Press, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia 2015 ISBN 9789838619202.
  36.  Darlina Md Naim*, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Nur Aqidah A.Aziz. DNA barcoding of selected herbal plants used by the traditional healers in Malaysia. In: Darlina Md Naim, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Zuraidah Mohd Yusoff. Ed. Nature and Traditional Healing . Universiti Sains Malaysia Press, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia 2015 ISBN 9789838619202.
  37.  Darlina Md Naim, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad. Review on the Ethnomedicinal Importance of Mangrove Species in Malaysia. In: In: Darlina Md Naim, Leela Rajamani, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad. Ed. Natural Resources and Aquatic Environment. Universiti Sains Malaysia Press, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia. 2015 ISBN 9789838619172.
  38.  Mardiana A*. Riffat SB. Zafirah MF, Masitah ARS. Building energy consumption and low carbon technology. In Multi Vols of Compendium of Energy Science & Technology, Studium Press LLC, USA. 2014, 369-380.
  39.  Norizan Esa*, Hashimah Yunus, Nooraida Yakub, Mahamad Hakimi Ibrahim, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad. Enhancing students' ecological thinking to improve understanding of environmental risk. In: Nobuhiro Kaneko, Shinji Yoshiura and Masanori Kobayashi. Eds. Sustainable Living with Environmental Risks. Springer Japan 2014 (265-272). ISBN 978-4-431-54803-4
  40.  Syahirah Kunji Mohammed, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Menggalur kearifan tradisional dalam pengurangan risiko racun perosak dalam pertanian sebagai kaedah alternatif selamat dan hijau. In: Mohd Kipli Abd Rahman, Tarmiji Masron, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad. Ed. Merekayasa Kearifan Tempatan: Citra Seni dan Sains Dalam Teknologi, Universiti Sains Malaysia Press, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia. 2014. ISBN: 9789838616331.
  41.  Fatin Zafirah Mansur, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Mohd Kipli Abd Rahman, Mengangkat Elemen Kearifan Tempatan dalam Pendidikam dan Kesedaran Alam Sekitar. In: Mohd Kipli Abd Rahman, Tarmiji Masron, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad. Ed. Merekayasa Kearifan Tempatan: Citra Seni dan Sains Dalam Teknologi, Universiti Sains Malaysia Press, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia. 2014. ISBN: 9789838616331.
  42.  Nur Aqidah A. Aziz, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Mohd Kipli Abd Rahman .Warisan Tradisional Masyarakat Baba dan Nyonya. In: Mohd Kipli Abd Rahman, Tarmiji Masron, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad. Ed. Merekayasa Kearifan Tempatan: Citra Seni dan Sains Dalam Teknologi, Universiti Sains Malaysia Press, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia. 2014. ISBN: 9789838616331.
  43.  Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Saffa Riffat, Integrated heat recovery system with wind-catcher for building applications: towards energy-efficient technologies. In: A. Mendez Villas. Ed. Materials and Processes for Energy: Communicating Current Research and Technological Developments. Formatex Research Center 2013 (720-727). ISBN (13): 978-84-939843-7-3. 

Proceedings

  1. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad* , Fatin Zafirah Mansur, Saffa Riffat. Energy Recovery System in Various Climatic Conditions: Towards Reducing Energy Consumption in Buildings. Proceedings ICRST London United Kingdom 2017
  2. Mohammad Aliff Shakir, Mohd Firdaus Yhaya*, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad. Physical Effects of Pre-Hydrolysis and Alkali Treatment of Empty Fruit Bunch (EFB) Fibers. International Conference on Materials Technology and Applications, Tokyo Japan 2017
  3. Sofizain Adam*, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad , Mohd Wira Mohd Shafiei , Haslan Abu Hassan , Faizal Baharum, Soib Taib , Nur Faiza Hussin , Nurliana Zainul Adnan , Muhammad Amir Baihaqi Metaha. Implementation of energy performance certification (EPCert) scheme for government buildings in Melaka. Proceedings National Conference on Knowledge Transfer, Penang Malaysia 2016.
  4. Nur-Aqidah AA, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*,  Darlina Md. Naim. Human Health Risk Assessment of Multi-Elements in Edible and Herbal Plants. Proceedings ICLK 2016, Penang Malaysia.
  5. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Fatin Zafirah Mansur, Saffa Riffat. Feasibility and performance study of an air-to-air energy recovery system for buildings application in hot-humid climate. Proceedings 5th International Symposium on Energy Challenges & Mechanics (ISECM) –Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom 2016.
  6. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Fatin Zafirah Mansur, Siti Masitah Abul Rahman, Tan Yih Chia, Saffa Riffat. Performance investigation of an energy recovery system for building application in hot-humid climate. Proceedings SET14th, Nottingham UK 2015.
  7. Tan Yih Chia, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Mazran Ismail. Turbine ventilator as low carbon technology for energy conservation in buildings. Proceedings ICERT 2015, Penang Malaysia.
  8. Chen Ean Gooi, Chiau Yong Tang, Wang Jun Lim, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*.
  9. Indoor thermal conditions in selected air-conditioned rooms in a tertiary educational institution in Malaysia. Proceedings ICERT 2015, Penang Malaysia.
  10. Nur Aqidah A. Aziz, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Darlina Md Naim, Siti Noor Aisyah Mohd Sabri, Haron Daud. Ethnobotanical Study of Medicinal Plants Commonly Used in Malay Traditional Treatment in Northern Peninsular Malaysia. Proceedings ICLK 2015, Bandung, Indonesia.
  11. Nurul Aqilah Alias, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*,  Yusri Yusup, Norli Ismail, Haslan Abu Hassan, Badrol Hisham Mohd Nowani. Assessment of indoor air quality and thermal comfort environmental factors in a secondary school located close to an industrial zone in Northern Peninsular Malaysia. Proceedings ICERT 2015, Penang Malaysia.
  12. Mazran Ismail*, Karam M. Al-Obaidi, Abdul Malek Abdul Rahman, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad. Container Architecture in the Hot-Humid Tropics: Potential and Constraints. . Proceedings ICERT 2015, Penang Malaysia.
  13. Darlina Md Naim*, Nur Aqidah A. Aziz, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad. Molecular Method of Selected Herbal Plants: Towards Reliable Identification System for Potential Risks. Proceedings ICLK 2015, Bandung, Indonesia
  14. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Nur Aqidah A. Aziz, Darlina Md Naim. Risk Assessment of Multi-Element Concentrations in Selected Herbal Plants of Malaysia 
  15. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Saffa Riffat. Performance investigation of a novel solar photovoltaic powered hybrid energy recovery system. Proceedings ACSEE 2014, Osaka Japan 2014.
  16. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Saffa Riffat. Design and Performance Analysis of a Novel Hybrid Energy Recovery System for Building Applications. Proceedings SET13th, Geneva Swirtzerland 2014.
  17. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad1,*, Fatin Zafirah Mansur1, Siti Masitah Abul Rahman1, Yazariah Mohd Yatim2, Saffa Riffat3. Performance Analysis of an Energy Recovery System for Building Applications in Hot and Humid Climates. Proceedings BICET, Brunei 2014.
  18. Siti Masitah Abul Rahman, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Yazariah Mohd Yatim. Heat Transfer Analysis of an Energy Recovery Ventilator for Building Ventilation. Proceedings IECH, Kelantan, Malaysia 2014.
  19. Nur Aqidah A.Aziz1, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*1, Darlina Md Naim2. Field Study on Physical Air Pollution Variables in Tropical Region of Northern Peninsular Malaysia. Proceedings IECH, Kelantan, Malaysia 2014.
  20. Fatin Zafirah Mansur, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad. Performance Investigation of an Air-to-Air Energy Recovery System for Building Ventilation in Hot-Humid Climate.  Proceedings IECH, Kelantan, Malaysia 2014.
  21. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad1,*, Nur Aqidah A.Aziz1,  Darlina Md Naim2 . Investigation on Physical Air Pollution Variables in Tropical Spice Garden Pulau Pinang, Malaysia. Proceedings IBCELC, Okinawa, Japan 2014.
  22. Nur Anis Ahmad, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Syahidah Akmal Muhammad. Survey and Potential Risks of Paddy Pesticides in Permatang Keriang. Proceedings IECH, Kelantan, Malaysia 2014.
  23. Darlina Md. Naim1,  Nur-Aqidah A.Aziz2, Mardiana-Idayu Ahmad2. Molecular identification: choosing the right primers for identification of selected medicinal plants of Malaysia. Proceedings IBCELC,  Okinawa, Japan 2014.
  24. Nur Anis Ahmad, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Syahidah Akmal Muhammad, Norizan Esa. A Survey on Agricultural Practices of Pesticide among Local Paddy Farmers in Permatang Keriang Village, Pulau Pinang. Proceedings Regional Conference on Local Knowledge 2014. Kuching Sarawak 
  25. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Darlina Md Naim, Haron Daud Environmental Ethics in Kaul Ritual of Melanau Communities in Sarawak: Human and Biodiversity Relationship. Proceedings Regional Conference on Local Knowledge 2014. Kuching Sarawak
  26. Siti Noor Aisyah Mohd Sabri, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad. Medicinal Plants and Ornamental Shrubs as Bio-indicators based on Air Pollution Tolerance Index (APTI) Approach. Proceedings Regional Conference on Local Knowledge 2014. Kuching Sarawak.
  27. Nur Aqidah A.Aziz, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Darlina Md Naim, Mahamad Hakimi Ibrahim. A Survey on Common Medicinal Plants Used in Malay Traditional Healing. Proceedings Regional Conference on Local Knowledge 2014. Kuching Sarawak.
  28. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Saffa Riffat, Rick Richard. Development and performance investigation of building integrated heat recovery (BIHR) system, Proceedings SET12th, Hong Kong, 2013.
  29. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Saffa Riffat, Rick Richard. Experimental investigation of building integrated energy recovery system with photovoltaic powered fans. Proceedings ECSEE 2013, Brighton,UK, 2013.
  30. Nur Anis Ahmad, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Darlina Md Naim. Agricultural pesticides: The risks, adverse effects and traditional antidotes. Proceedings of Regional Conference of Local Knowledge, Kuala Terengganu 2013. ISBN 978-967-12163-0-9
  31. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Fatin Zafirah Mansur, Darlina Md Naim. Integrating science and local knowledge: the role of agricultural traditional knowledge in risk management and environmental protection. Proceedings of Regional Conference of Local Knowledge, Kuala Terengganu 2013. ISBN 978-967-12163-0-9.
  32. Nur Aqidah A. Aziz, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Darlina Md Naim. Biodiversity concept and the use of plants in traditional healing. Proceedings of Regional Conference of Local Knowledge, Kuala Terengganu 2013. ISBN 978-967-12163-0-9
  33. Adibah Abu Bakar, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Darlina Md Naim*. Malaysian Mangroves: Fish Nurseries for Local Food Source. Proceedings of Regional Conference of Local Knowledge, Kuala Terengganu 2013. ISBN 978-967-12163-0-9
  34. Norzaini Zainal, Fara Dayana Md. Jufri, Noraina Adam, Nurul Farhana Low Abdullah, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad. Transdisciplinary Project: Humanizing the Concept of Nanotechnology through Wayang. Proceedings of Regional Conference of Local Knowledge, Kuala Terengganu 2013. ISBN 978-967-12163-0-9
  35. Nur Aqidah A. Aziz, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Field study on occupants’ thermal comfort and indoor air quality of air-conditioned rooms in hot and humid climate. Proceedings of International Environment and Health Conference, Penang, Malaysia, 2012.
  36. Nasuha Abidin, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Mohd Rafatullah, Determination of concentration of particulate matters in laboratories and their potential health effects to laboratory users. Proceedings of International Environment and Health Conference, Penang, Malaysia, 2012.
  37. Syahirah Kunji Mohammed, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Menggalur kearifan tradisional dalam pengurangan risiko racun perosak dalam pertanian sebagai kaedah alternatif selamat dan hijau.Proceedings of Regional Conference of Local Knowledge, Penang 2012.
  38. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Claire Su Xin-Hui, Mahamad Hakimi Ibrahim, Risk Assessment of pesticide usage by paddy farmers in Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, Proceedings of International Environment and Health Conference, Penang, Malaysia, 2012.
  39. Fatin Zafirah Mansur, Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Mohd Kipli, Adopting local wisdom in environmental education and awareness- a case study of Penang Botanical Garden as natural heritage. Proceedings of Regional Conference of Local Knowledge, Penang 2012.
  40. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Saffa Riffat, Performance investigation of novel building integrated heat/energy recovery system with fibre wick structure for cooling/dehumidification, Proceedings SET10th, Istanbul, Turkey, September, 2011.
  41. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Mahamad Hakimi Ibrahim, Silent damage of pesticide: the need for the adoption of indigenous and traditional pest management practices in agriculture, Proceedings of Regional Conference of Local Knowledge, 2011.
  42. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Saffa Riffat, A novel integrated heat/energy recovery system for building ventilation, Proccedings SET9th, Shanghai, China, 2010.
  43. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad*, Saffa Riffat, Mark Worall and Mark Gillott, Experimental investigation of air-to-air plate heat/energy recovery performance with wind-catcher ventilation system, Proceedings SET8th, Aachen, Germany, 2009

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Other publications (Popular books/novel and short stories for children)

The books received considerable publicity, which gave rise to good opportunities including listed in a few public libraries in Malaysia (Perpustakaan Negara, Perpustakaan Negeri Terengganu etc) and National Library Board of Singapore as well as can be accessed online via Google Books. 

  1. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Siri Penyakit- Penyakit Antraks : Meningitis, Feringhi Distributors, Air Itam, Pulau Pinang, 2006. ISBN: 9831103114.
  2. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Siri Penyakit- Penyakit Apendisitis : Penyakit gastrik, Feringhi Distributors, Air Itam, Pulau Pinang, 2006. ISBN: 9831103106.
  3. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Siri Penyakit- Penyakit Asma : Penyakit Kronik Saluran Pernafasan, Feringhi Distributors, Air Itam, Pulau Pinang, 2006. ISBN: 9831103157.
  4. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Siri Penyakit- AIDS (Sindrom Kurang Upaya Tahan Melawan Penyakit) : Hepatitits B, Feringhi Distributors, Air Itam, Pulau Pinang, 2006. ISBN: 9831103092.
  5. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Siri Penyakit- SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) : Selesema Burung, Feringhi Distributors, Air Itam, Pulau Pinang, 2006. ISBN: 9831103122.
  6. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Siri Penyakit- Strok (Angin Ahmar) : Penyakit Koronari Jantung, Feringhi Distributors, Air Itam, Pulau Pinang, 2006. ISBN: 9831103130
  7. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Siri Penyakit- Penyakit Taun : Keracunan Makanan, Feringhi Distributors, Air Itam, Pulau Pinang, 2006. ISBN: 9831103149.
  8. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Evaluation of Risk Exposure in Chlorpyrifos Handling and Usage in Pomelo Orchard, Bagan Serai, Perak, Malaysia. Master Thesis, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 2006.
  9. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Siri Penyakit- Penyakit Barah Paru-paru : Penyakit Tibi, Feringhi Distributors, Air Itam, Pulau Pinang, 2006. ISBN: 9831103165.
  10. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Khasiat Buah-Buahan Dan Sayur-Sayuran-Siri Alam Sains dan Kehidupan, Feringhi Distributors, Pulau Pinang, 2005. ISBN: 9789831101834.
  11. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Mikroorganisma, Siri Alam Sains dan Kehidupan Feringhi Distributors, Pulau Pinang, 2005. ISBN: 9789831101865.
  12. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Kelas-kelas Haiwan, Feringhi Distributors, Pulau Pinang, 2005. ISBN: 9831101820.
  13. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Kelas-kelas Makanan, Feringhi Distributors, Pulau Pinang, 2005. ISBN: 9831101847.
  14. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Organ-Organ Manusia. Ferringhi Distributors. Pulau Pinang 2005 ISBN 983110187
  15. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Pembiakan Tumbuhan. Ferringhi Distributors.Pulau Pinang 2005 ISBN 983110185
  16. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Bentuk-Bentuk Tenaga. Ferringhi Distributors. Pulau Pinang 2005 ISBN 983110188
  17. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, Bumi dan Alam Semesta. Ferringhi Distributors. Pulau Pinang 2005 ISBN 983110181
  18. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, 2005. Ayam Dan Musang. Siri Cerita Kanak-Kanak. Ferringhi Distributors. ISBN 983110176
  19. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, 2005. Pemuda Ditipu Pelanduk. Ferringhi Distributors. ISBN 983110176
  20. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, 2005. Tikus Dengan Perangkapnya. Siri Cerita Kanak-Kanak. Ferringhi Distributors. ISBN 983110176
  21. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, 2005. Si Kucing Putih Dengan Si Gagak Hitam. Siri Cerita Kanak-Kanak. Ferringhi Distributors. ISBN 983110176
  22. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, 2005. Pemberian Ratu Burung. Siri Cerita Kanak-Kanak. Ferringhi Distributors. ISBN 983110176
  23. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, 2005. Katak Dengan Rusa Siri Cerita Kanak-Kanak. Ferringhi Distributors. ISBN 983110176
  24. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, 2005. Anak Tupai Diculik Beruang. Siri Cerita Kanak-Kanak. Ferringhi Distributors. ISBN 983110176
  25. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, 2005. Monyet Muda Yang Angkuh. Siri Cerita Kanak-Kanak. Ferringhi Distributors. ISBN 983110176
  26. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, 2005. Kisah Pokok Kelapa. Siri Cerita Kanak-Kanak. Ferringhi Distributors. ISBN 983110176
  27. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, 2006. Kisah Burung Merpati. Siri Cerita Kanak-Kanak. Ferringhi Distributors. ISBN 983110176
  28. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, 2006. Sang Badak Yang Jahat. Ferringhi Distributors. ISBN 983110215
  29. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, 2006. Monyet Yang Tamak. Ferringhi Distributors. ISBN 983110215
  30. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, 2006. Kuda Yang Angkuh. Ferringhi Distributors. ISBN 983110215
  31. Mardiana Idayu Ahmad, 2006. Burung Merak Yang Sombong. Ferringhi Distributors. ISBN 983110215

Consultancy


CONSULTANCY | BACK TO TOP

I have been appointed as a Task Manager at Centre for Training and Education on Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Green Technology (CETREE) since 2011  to assist consultancy activities at the Centre. With regard to this, I have actively involved in several consultancy projects with other team members in the fields of energy efficiency and renewable energy at national level sponsored by several organisations such as Sustainable Energy Development Authority Malaysia (SEDA Malaysia), AAIBE Malaysia and Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA) Malaysia.  In 2012 to 2015, I involved in consultancy activities with other members as a leading team in a project entitled “ A Continuation of Developing Knowledge and Awareness on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency among the Malaysian Primary School Teachers and Pupils”  sponsored by KETTA-AAIBE Malaysia and the project was successfully executed. I also involved in the development of Energy and Environmental Course in UNIKL-MFI sponsored by Ministry of Higher Education. 
In 2013-2014, I involved in a consultancy project sponsored by SEDA Malaysia, “Projek Sekolah Cekap Tenaga 1 Malaysia. Recently, after the establishment of Yayasan Hijau Malaysia (YaHijau) by the Prime Minister during the tabling Budget 2014 and with a good track record of our previous consultancy activities, again CETREE has been given a  funding  from AAIBE, KeTTHA Malaysia for Yayasan Hijau consultancy project entitled, “Development of Green Technology Knowledge, Implementation and Awareness Activities Through Cross Curriculum Approaches in Secondary Schools Towards Sustainability Education. I am actively involved with the consultancy activities as co-consultant in relation to this project. This consultancy projects contribute to the generation of income to the University.
All of these consultancy activities give me the opportunities to engage in a wide range of activities outside the university; to apply scholarly expertise to socially useful ends and provide myself with practical experience in professional development. Such activities build reputations of USM and contribute directly and indirectly to the longstanding mission and quality of USM as higher education community to share knowledge and learning with society at large. And, this is relevant with USM vision “Transforming Higher Education for a Sustainable Tomorrow”.

No. Title of project Client Duration Start Date End Date
1. Development of Green Technology Knowledge, Implementation and Awareness Activities Through Cross Curriculum Approaches in Secondary Schools Towards Sustainability Education

KeTTHA-AAIBE- Yayasan Hijau-CETREE&GT

4 years

2015 2019
2.

Projek Sekolah Cekap Tenaga 1 Malaysia

1 Malaysia Energy Efficient School Project

KeTTHA-CETREE-SEDA-KPM

1 year

 Oct 2012 Oct 2013
3. A Continuation of Developing Knowledge and Awareness on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency among the Malaysian Primary School Teachers and Pupils KeTTHA-CETREE-SEDA-KPM

3 years

2012 2015
4. Green Energy Audit in Secondary and Primary Schools in Malaysia KeTTHA-CETREE-YAYASAN HIJAU

1 year

2016 2016

SPT MELAKA

Recognition

Academic Recognition and Leadership

2017 Gold Medal for research innovation named Hydrophillic Polymeric Sheet for Heat Exchanger  Application (IIDEX 2017)
Excellent Service Award 2014 Universiti Sains Malaysia
Intellectual Property Registration:
1. Industrial Design/Patent: Energy recovery– Registration under Industrial Design in Malaysia –Perbadanan Harta Intelek Registration No: 14-01182-0101. (18 Sept 2014- 18 Sept 2019)
2. Copyright: Hybrid ERV – Registration under Copyright in Malaysia –Ref No. 10930303 3000001728
3. Copyright: Novel hydrophilic polymeric membrane for heat exchanger applications (Co-inventor)- Registration under Copyright in Malaysia
2014 Gold Medal for research innovation named IERVenti System in International Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (ITEX 2014) 
2014 Silver Medal for research innovation named: Hybrid ERV in Malaysian Technology Expo (MTE 2014)
2013 Universiti Sains Malaysia Academic Hall of Fame (Anugerah Sanggar Sanjung) (Journal Publication Category) – awarded by Universiti Sains Malaysia
2011 Universiti Sains Malaysia Academic Hall of Fame (Anugerah Sanggar Sanjung) (Journal Publication Category) – awarded by Universiti Sains Malaysia
Sept 2007-March 2011 
Academic Staff Training Scheme- Scholarship: SLAB (MOHE)-ASTS (USM) for Doctoral thesis research at University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
June 2005–May 2006 
Academic Staff Training Scheme- Scholarship: JPA-ASTS (USM) for Masters degree study at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
Regional Organiser (Southeast Asian/Malaysia), World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies (WSSET) 
Editorial Board The Apex Universiti State of the Art ISBN 9789673941261
Editorial Board Projek-Projek Strategik Universiti APEX 2008- 2025
Editorial Board The Apex University Second Phase 2014-2015
Editorial Board of Local Knowledge Group Publication Universiti SainsMalaysia from 2015 to present
Editorial Board of Journal of Tourism, Hospitality and Environmental Management from 2017- present
Invited Speaker(Low Carbon Earth Summit): Mardiana Idayu Ahmad. 2012. Energy Saving Green Building. Information Research Centre of International Talent, SAFEA, Guangzhou, China
Invited Speaker 5th International Symposium on Energy Challenges & Mechanics (ISECM). ISECM and North Sea Conference & Journal LTD, United Kingdom.
Invited Speaker 4 th Universiti Sains Malaysia-Université de Lorraine (USM-UL) Colloquium USM-UL, Penang.
Invited Speaker 8th International Conference on Environmental Engineering and Applications (ICEEA 2017). SAPIENZA University of Rome - Faculty of Architecture, Roma, Italy.
Invited Speaker 7th International Symposium on Energy. Manchester England. 
Invited Speaker (Seminar). Transdiciplinary field in semiconductor laboratory work. 2012. Universiti Sains Malaysia.
Invited Speaker (Seminar). Research and Career Guidance: Nurturing Research Skills, Enhancing Career Prospects. 2013. Universiti Sains Malaysia
Invited Speaker (Seminar) E-waste: Sustainability Programme. 2012. Kolej Matrikulasi Pulau Pinang.
Speaker (Seminar) Program Audit Hijau Sekolah Malaysia 29 Sept 2016. Timah Tasoh Perlis
Speaker (Seminar) : Sustainable Materials ffrom Fundamental to Application on 25th May 2016, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Speaker: Bengkel Pemindahan Ilmu Projek SPT Melaka. 30 May 2016, Perbadanan Teknologi Hijau Melaka
Speaker: Bengkel Pemindahan Ilmu Projek SPT Bangunan Melaka. 13-15 Jan 2015, Eastin Hotel Penang
Speaker (Seminar) Program Audit Hijau Sekolah Malaysia 11-13 Okt 2016. Hotel Nilai, Negeri Sembilan
Speaker: Teknologi Hijau dalam Sektor Kecekapan Tenaga bagi Projek Pembangunan Ilmu, Implementasi dan Aktiviti Kesedaran Teknologi Hijau Sekolah Menengah Malaysia 4-6 Ogos 2015. Hotel Neo George Town Penang
Speaker (Seminar) Program Audit Hijau Sekolah Malaysia 19 Sept 2016. BDB Darulaman Golf Resort, Kedah 
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