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Dayang Nur Sakinah Binti Musa

Visiting PhD student (2021-)

Department of Building Services Engineering,

Research Centre for Fire Engineering,

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University,

Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Office: ZN 808


Dayang Musa is currently a Visiting PhD Student at the Research Centre for Fire Engineering. She is from the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia.  Dayang completed her Bachelor Science of Forestry (minor in Forest Management), Universiti Putra Malaysia in 2013. During her Bachelor degree, she represents Malaysia at the 8th International Junior Forest Contest in Russia. Then, she continued her Master of Science (Forest Management and Conservation) and graduated in 2016 from Universiti Putra Malaysia and was awarded the Best Master Thesis Award for a Maters’s Degree from the Faculty of Forestry.  Afterwards, she continues her journey as a junior lecturer at Universiti Malaysia Sabah from 2016-2020. Her research interest includes smouldering peat fire and peat fire suppression.

Education Background 

2020-present, Ph.D., Universiti Putra Malaysia

2013-2016, MSc. in Forest Management and Conservation (Forest Fire), Universiti Putra Malaysia
2010-2013, BSc. in Forestry – Minor in Forest Management (Forest Fire), Universiti Putra Malaysia


Research Interests 

Smouldering peat fire, fire suppression, peat swamp forest


International Association of Fire Safety Science (Student)

Paper and proceedings

  1. Musa, Dayang Nur Sakinah, Affat, Rebecca Mishallyne, Jesuet, Melissa Sharmah Gilbert, Kamlun, Kamlisa Uni. 2020. “Heat Content and Burning Time of Tropical Peat”. Borneo Science Journal Vol 41 Issue 1.

  2. Muhi, Nurfatihah, Musa, Dayang Nur Sakinah*. 2020. “Pyrolysis of Dehydrated Peat at Different Post-fire cycles in Sabah, Malaysia”. eProceedings of the 13th Seminar on Science & Technology 2020 (e-ISSN 2735-2226)

  3. Yahya, Hardawati, Musa, Dayang Nur Sakinah, Sariee, Mohammad Nor Firdaus. 2020. “Does Community Forestry Management Increase Reforestation and Sustainability?”. eProceedings of the 13th Seminar on Science & Technology 2020 (e-ISSN 2735-2226)

  4. Jesuet, Melissa Sharmah Gilbert, Musa, Nurfilzati Munirah, Idris, Nurdiana Mohd, Musa, Dayang Nur Sakinah, & Bakansing, Shirley Marylinda. 2019. “Properties of Nitrocellulose from Acacia mangium”. In Journal of Physics: Conference Series (Vol. 1358, No. 1, p. 012035). IOP Publishing.

  5. Musa, Dayang Nur Sakinah, and Ahmad Ainuddin Nuruddin. 2015. “Calorific Value of Leaves of Selected Dipterocarp Trees Species in Piah Forest Reserve, Perak.” Journal of Tropical Resources and Sustainable Science 3(1): 132–34.

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