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Professor Ashraf Ashour

Information about Professor Ashraf Ashour at the University of Bradford.

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Ashraf (ORCID:0002-4800-6060) is a Professor of Structural Engineering at the University of Bradford, received his PhD from Cambridge University, MSc and BSc(Hons) from Mansoura University, Egypt, was the Head of Civil Engineering Department between 2007-2012 and the Director of Research at the School of Engineering between 2014-2018. He is currently the Director of the Bradford Centre for Sustainable Environments (BCSE). He is a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers (FIStructE) and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). He is also a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg.Prof. Ashour has worked in many research projects sponsored by national and international research organizations; including British Council, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Newton fund and EU Horizon 2020. He has extensive research experience in the development of new construction materials and their use in sustainable infrastructure as well as techniques to extend the life of concrete structures. He has successfully supervised 20 post-doctoral research fellows and 20 PhD students. He has authored and co-authored more than 250 journal and conference papers. His publication citations may be found at: - Scopus (Id:7005633555): Publons (Id:H-9523-2013): - Google Scholar: - AD scientific index Prof. Ashour is ranked amongst the top 2% scientists in Civil Engineering in accordance with the Global Database produced by Stanford University (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023) and was recently awarded Newton Prize -2020. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the Structures and Buildings Journal (ICE), is currently the associated editor of Structures Journal (Elsevier) and editorial board member of the International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials (SpringerOpen). He is serving many national and international research councils for their funding allocation; for example member of the EPSRC Peer Review College, UK, member of the Royal Society’s International Collaboration Awards ODA Committee; member of the Royal Society’s International Exchanges Panel & Newton Mobility Grants and Kan Tong Po Fellowships, Latvian Council of Science; Swiss Research Council; Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF); M-ERA.NET funded network and VINNOVA, Germany; National Science Center, Poland; Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems; the European Science Foundation, FCT, Portugal; Eureka, Euro-Stars and European Commission-Horizon Europe.Prof Ashour has been the external examiner for more than 40 PhD students and 6 undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses in UK and overseas Universities.


I have gained extensive research experience in the development of sustainable/innovative construction materials and their use in structural engineering as well as techniques to extend the life of concrete structures.

Research supervision

Professor Ashraf Ashour is responsible for the supervision of 1 postgraduate researchers at the University of Bradford.


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Teaching interests

Since obtaining my first degree in Civil Engineering in 1985, I have been full-time working in three different HE institutions: Mansoura University, Egypt as an Assistant Lecturer (1985-1991), Cambridge University as a Demonstrator and Lab Assistant (1991-1994) and Bradford University as a Lecture, Senior lecturer, Reader and Professor (1994-to-date). I also delivered part time teaching at Leeds University (2012-2013) and Johannesburg University (2020-2021). During my academic career, my main teaching responsibility covered all structural engineering modules, closely aligned with my technical expertise that are extensively developed during my educational degrees and research.

Professional activities

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