Associate Professor Ahmad Safuan A Rashid obtained his PhD degree in Geotechnical Engineering from The University of Sheffield in 2011, with a Malaysia Higher Education Scholarship. Currently, he is an Associate Professor and Associate Chair for the School of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He is also the Head of Geotechnical Research Group and Fellow of Centre of Tropical Geoengineering, providing research and consultation work on geological and geotechnical engineering for the tropical area. The major research area of Associate Professor Ahmad Safuan is on the ground improvement technique and slope engineering. He has published more than 141 referred journal papers. Associate Professor Ahmad Safuan has secured several competitive research grants over RM 4 million and has been involved in several consultation work worth RM 2 million from 2005. He has been involved with several soil exploration and monitoring projects such as under Plus Sdn Bhd, Malakoff - Independent Power Plant, Tanjung Bin and Gunung Pulai under Jabatan Perhutanan Negeri Johor. He has successfully supervised 4 PhD to their completion and currently is supervising 15 PhD students.