Dr. Vivi Anggraini

Senior Lecturer
School of Engineering

+603 5515 9697
Room 5-4-52

Personal statement

Vivi Anggraini obtained her PhD from University Putra Malaysia, M.Eng from University Technology Malaysia, B.Eng. degree at Universitas Andalas,  Indonesia , in 2004.

Currently, she is a Senior Lecturer in geomechanics at Civil Engineering, Monash University Malaysia.

She has more than 10 years teaching experience. She has been conducting research in the area soil reinforcement, sustainable soil liners and ground improvement. She is the recipient of Monash University grants and Ministry of higher Education Malaysia grant scheme. She has published over 18 original research papers, 3 book chapters and 1 book on ground improvement.

Academic degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 2015
  • Master in Geotechnical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2006
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering), Universitas Andalas, 2004

Professional affiliations

Member of National Professional Bodies

  • Registered PEng - Indonesia, Member
  • Board of Engineer Malaysia (BEM), Graduate Engineer
  • International Geosynthetics Society (Malaysia Chapter), Committee Member

Member of International Professional Bodies

  • International Geosynthetics Society (IGS), Member
  • American Society Civil Engineers  (ASCE), Associate Member

Research Interests

My research interests are in the areas of ground improvement, environmental geotechnics,  geo-material, gas CO2 sequestration in liners, geofibres/geosynthetic in landfill, compacted clay liner, geotechnical properties of soft soils, nanoparticles in fibres reinforced soil and earth reinforced structures (foundation engineering).

Research Projects

Title: Olivine Treated Marine Clay: An Innovative Self-Sealing Liner Material

his research aims to develop a smart and self-sealing liner material utilizing olivine-treated marine clay. The expected self-sealing behavior of the proposed liner material targets to minimize failure due to stress-induced liner cracking, while the smart refers to its ability to sequestrate any excess CO2 emission in the landfill. To this end, the geomechanical and microstructural properties of the treated and untreated marine clay samples are investigated based on laboratory experimentation. Future work features developing laboratory-scale prototypes and numerical simulations using the proposed liner material to evaluate its suitability as an effective liner material.

Title: Investigation of Leachate Transport Through Residual Soil Liners in Municipal Solid Waste Landfills

In this study, three local residual soils were collected from Peninsular Malaysia. Three stages of studies have been defined to achieve the research aims. The first stage of study has been performed by conducting a series of laboratory investigation on the physico-chemical and geotechnical properties of the soil samples by using distilled water and leachate as saturating and permeating fluid. The second stage of the study will be focused on developing a soil column to determine the transport behaviors of key leachate pollutants that exceeded Malaysia’s groundwater and discharged leachate standard through compacted local residual soils. The transport parameters of key leachate pollutants obtained from the physical model will be further used to determine the leachate transport in real field condition for longer periods through numerical modelling.

Title: Application of Modified Natural Fiber in Lime Treated Tropical Marine Soil to Enhance Dynamic Behavior

The present study is concerned with the influence of alkali-activated fly ash and treated coir fibres for soil stabilization and reinforcement purposes in the alkaline condition under static and dynamic loading. This study could pave the way for more extensive research on natural fibres and waste by product and as an eco-friendly solution for soil reinforcement.


Units taught

CIV4249 - Foundation Engineering

ENG1001 - Engineering Design: Ligther, Faster, Stronger


Yong, Lee Li; Perera, S. V.A.D.Namal Jayasanka; Syamsir, Agusril; Emmanuel, Endene; Paul, Suvash Chandra; Anggraini, Vivi (2019) Stabilization of a residual soil using calcium and magnesium hydroxide nanoparticles: A quick precipitation method, Applied Sciences (Switzerland), Volume: 9, 10.3390/app9204325

Emmanuel, Endene; Lau, Chun Chern; Anggraini, Vivi; Pasbakhsh, Pooria (2019) Stabilization of a soft marine clay using halloysite nanotubes: A multi-scale approach, Applied Clay Science, (65-78), Volume: 173, Issue Number: 01691317, 10.1016/j.clay.2019.03.014

Kamaruddin, Fatin Amirah Binti; Huat, Bujang B.K.; Anggraini, Vivi; Nahazanan, Haslinda (2019) Modified natural fiber on soil stabilization with lime and alkaline activation treated Marine Clay, International Journal of GEOMATE, (69-75), Volume: 16, Issue Number: 21862982, 10.21660/2019.58.8156

Tan, Teingteing; B.K. Huat, Bujang; Anggraini, Vivi; Shukla, Sanjay Kumar (2019) Improving the engineering behaviour of residual soil with fly ash and treated natural fibres in alkaline condition, International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, Issue Number: 19386362, 10.1080/19386362.2018.1564854

Tan, Teingteing; Huat, Bujang B.K.; Anggraini, Vivi; Shukla, Sanjay Kumar; Nahazanan, Haslinda (2019) Strength Behavior of Fly Ash-Stabilized Soil Reinforced with Coir Fibers in Alkaline Environment, Journal of Natural Fibers, Issue Number: 15440478, 10.1080/15440478.2019.1691701

Emmanuel, Endene; Anggraini, Vivi; Raghunandan, Mavinakere Eshwaraiah; Asadi, Afshin; Bouazza, Abdelmalek (2019) Improving the engineering properties of a soft marine clay with forsteritic olivine, European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering, Issue Number: 19648189, 10.1080/19648189.2019.1665593

Teing, Tan Teing; Huat, Bujang B.K.; Shukla, Sanjay Kumar; Anggraini, Vivi; Nahazanan, Haslinda (2019) Effects of alkali-activated waste binder in soil stabilization, International Journal of GEOMATE, (82-89), Volume: 17, Issue Number: 21862982, 10.21660/2019.59.8161

Babafemi, Adewumi John; Šavija, Branko; Paul, Suvash Chandra; Anggraini, Vivi (2018) Engineering properties of concrete with waste recycled plastic: A review, Sustainability (Switzerland), Volume: 10, 10.3390/su10113875

Paul, Suvash Chandra; Babafemi, Adewumi John; Anggraini, Vivi; Rahman, Md Minhaz (2018) Retraction: Properties of normal and recycled brick aggregates for production of medium range (25-30 MPa) structural strength concrete [Buildings, 8, (2018) (72)] DOI: 10.3390/buildings8050072, Buildings, Volume: 8, 10.3390/buildings8060079

Mirzababaei, M.; Mohamed, M.; Arulrajah, A.; Horpibulsuk, S.; Anggraini, V. (2018) Practical approach to predict the shear strength of fibre-reinforced clay, Geosynthetics International, (50-66), Volume: 25, Issue Number: 10726349, 10.1680/jgein.17.00033

Paul, Suvash Chandra; Babafemi, Adewumi John; Anggraini, Vivi; Rahman, Md Minhaz; , 2018, Properties of normal and recycled brick aggregates for production of medium range (25-30 MPa) structural strength concrete, Buildings, Volume: 8, 10.3390/BUILDINGS8050072,

Anggraini, Vivi; Asadi, Afshin; Syamsir, Agusril; Huat, Bujang B.K. (2017) Three point bending flexural strength of cement treated tropical marine soil reinforced by lime treated natural fiber, Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation, (158-166), Volume: 111, Issue Number: 02632241, 10.1016/j.measurement.2017.07.045

Anggraini, V.; Asadi, A.; Farzadnia, N.; Jahangirian, H.; Huat, B. B.K. (2016) Effects of coir fibres modified with Ca(OH)<inf>2</inf> and Mg(OH)<inf>2</inf> nanoparticles on mechanical properties of lime-treated marine clay, Geosynthetics International, (206-218), Volume: 23, Issue Number: 10726349, 10.1680/jgein.15.00046

Anggraini, Vivi; Asadi, Afshin; Farzadnia, Nima; Jahangirian, Hossein; Huat, Bujang B.K.; , (2016) Reinforcement benefits of nanomodified coir fiber in lime-treated marine clay, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Volume: 28, Issue Number: 08991561, 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0001516,

Anggraini, Vivi; Huat, Bujang B.K.; Asadi, Afshin; Nahazanan, Haslinda (2015) Relationship between the compressive and tensile strengths of lime-treated clay containing coconut fibres, Acta Geotechnica Slovenica, (49-57), Volume: 12, Issue Number: 18540171, https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84932094458&origin=resultslist

Anggraini, Vivi; Huat, Bujang B.K.; Asadi, Afshin; Nahazanan, Haslinda (2015) Effect of Coir Fibers on the Tensile and Flexural Strength of Soft Marine Clay, Journal of Natural Fibers, (185-200), Volume: 12, Issue Number: 15440478, 10.1080/15440478.2014.912973

Anggraini, Vivi; Asadi, Afshin; Huat, Bujang B.K.; Nahazanan, Haslinda (2015) Effects of coir fibers on tensile and compressive strength of lime treated soft soil, Measurement: Journal of the International Measurement Confederation, (372-381), Volume: 59, Issue Number: 02632241, 10.1016/j.measurement.2014.09.059


Anggraini, Vivi; Asadi, Afshin; Huat, Bujang B.K.; Syamsir, Agusril (2015) Numerical simulation of cement-treated soil reinforced with coir fiber subjected to flexural loading, Forensic Engineering 2015: Performance of the Built Environment - Proceedings of the 7th Congress on Forensic Engineering, (924-940), 10.1061/9780784479711.089

Local grants

  • An integrated intelligent/smart approach for monitoring and modelling water retention in urban vegetated soils, Vivi Anggraini, Tan Ming Kwang, Amin Talei, Ahmad Abdelwahab Muhammad Baiomy Mousa, Fauziah Ahmad, Ankit Garg, 2021-2024, FRGS, RM 203,836.00
  • Movement of leachate through compacted clay liners using local clay deposits: Fundamental mechanism and suitability, Vivi Anggraini, Mavinakare Eshwaraiah Raghunandan, Wu Ta Yeong, Bujang Kim Huat, Afshin Asadi, Kim Har, 2017-2020, FRGS, RM100, 000
  • Application of modified natural fiber in lime treated tropical marine soil to enhance dynamic behavior, Bujang Kim Huat, Vivi Anggraini,Haslinda Nahazanan, 2016-2019, E-Science Fund, RM83, 900

International grants

  • Investigation of the microstructure and the behaviour of interface and strength characteristics of expansive soil reinforced with nanoparticles modified natural fibres.,Vivi Anggraini and Asadul Haque, 2017, Monash University, AUD 5000

Current supervision

Subhashini Anandan

Suitability of rubberised oil palm shell eco-composites as an effective vibration control layers in soil

2017 - Present

Monash University Malaysia

Endene  Che Emmanuel

Carbonation of Olivine treated clay for smart liner development

2017 - Present

Monash University Malaysia

Lee Li Yong

Leachate transport through compacted clay liners using local clay deposits- Monash University

2017 - Present

Monash University Malaysia

Nur Fatin Amirah

Study on dynamic behavior of fibre reinforced soil

2017 - Present

Universiti Putra Malaysia

Tan Teing Teing

Improvement of residual soil with fly ash and treated coir fibres in alkaline condition

2017 - Present

Universiti Putra Malaysia

International Award/Recognition/Exhibition/Stewardship

  • Best paper award (8th International Conference of GEOMATE) - Geomate Society Japan, 2018
  • Best contribution award (8th International Conference of GEOMATE) - Geomate Society Japan, 2018