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Professor Dr. Baba Musta


Professor Dr. Baba Musta is the Dean of Faculty of Science & Natural Resources, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS). He was appointed to his present position in 2012. Apart from administrative duties, he also teaches Geochemistry, Soil Science, Historical Geology & Stratigraphy, Environmental Geology, Engineering Geology and Geology Interpretation to undergraduates. His research interest lies in Geochemistry, Geotechnic, Engineering Geology and Environmental Geology. Professor Baba graduated with a BSc. (Hons) in Geology from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in 1991. He graduated with a MSc (Geochemistry) from the same university in 1995, and later with a PhD. (Geotechnics - Environmental Geotechnics) from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, UTM in 2003. Between 1992 and 1996, while carrying out his MSc and PhD. researches, he also served as tutor and lecturer. Professor Baba was officially appointed as an academic staff at Universiti Malaysia Sabah in 1996. He was appointed to Associate Professor in 2005 and Professor in 2015. He was also involved as a consultant in studies of environmental impact assessment, hazard assessment and soil investigation. Professor Baba has more than 100 research papers in the field of geology, geochemistry and environmental geotechnics. His Google Scholar profile is: 733 citations, H-index 14 and i10-index 27 (accessed 7/5/2022). Professor Baba is a certified Professional Geologist (P.Geol.) with the Board of Geologists Malaysia, and is also a  member of Institute Geology of Malaysia (IGM) and Geological Society of Malaysia (GSM).