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Recent Civil Engineering PhD Research Projects

Drying Shrinkage Strains Behaviour of Self-compacting Concrete

  • PhD Student: Jamila Abdulhamid 
  • Supervisors: Dr Ashraf Ashour, Professor Dennis Lam and Dr Therese Sheehan

Modelling the Viability of Heat Recovery from Underground Pipes

  • PhD Student: Mohamad Abdel-Aal
  • Supervisors: Dr Mostafa Mohamed, Dr Alma Schellart (University of Sheffield) and Professor Simon Tait (University of Sheffield

Behaviour of Reinforced Embankments Supported by Piles Improved Soft Soils Under Repeated Loading Conditions

  • PhD Student: Khaled Aqoub
  • Supervisors: Dr Mostafa Mohamed and Dr Therese Sheehan

Flexural Behaviour of Hybrid Reinforced Concrete Beams

  • PhD Student: Almahdi Araba
  • Supervisors: Dr Ashraf Ashour and Professor Dennis Lam

Behaviour of Continuously Supported Self-Compacting Concrete Deep Beams

  • PhD Student: Mahmoud Khatab
  • Supervisors: Dr Ashraf Ashour, Professor Dennis Lam and Dr Therese Sheehan

Behaviour of Elliptical Tube Columns filled with Self-Compacting Concrete

  • PhD Student: Munir Mahgub
  • Supervisors: Dr Ashraf Ashour, Professor Dennis Lam and Dr Xianghe Dai

Behaviour of Demountable Shear Connectors in Composite Beams

  • PhD Student: Naveed Rehman
  • Supervisors: Professor Dennis Lam, Dr Xianghe Dai and Dr Ashraf Ashour

Mechanical Behaviour of Unsaturated Soil Reinforced with Carpet Fibres

  • PhD Student: Suleiman Saad
  • Supervisors: Dr Mostafa Mohamed and Dr Ashraf Ashour

Bond behaviour of Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Re-bars in Concrete

  • PhD Student: Najia Saleh
  • Supervisors: Dr Ashraf Ashour, Professor Dennis Lam and Dr Therese Sheehan

A Critical Appraisal of International Rating Systems for Sustainable Housing: The Development of an Encompassing Property Assessment Tool

  • PhD Student: Daniel Watson
  • Supervisors: Dr Crina Oltean-Dumbrava, Faculty of Engineering and Informatics and Dr Liz Breen, Faculty of Management and Law

Structural Behaviour of Beam to Concrete-filled Elliptical Steel Column Connections

  • PhD Student: Jie Yang
  • Supervisors: Professor Dennis Lam, Dr Xianghe Dai & Dr Therese Sheehan

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