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Ahmed, Aziz Dr

Lecturer

  • Lecturer - School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering (School), University of Wollongong 2021 -

Overview


Dr Aziz Ahmed is a Lecturer in Structural Engineering at the School of Civil, Mining, and Environmental Engineering. Prior to this assignment, he was a research fellow within Steel Research Hub and Sustainable Buildings Research Centre at UOW, since 2016. In 2007, Aziz graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. In 2013, he completed his Doctor of Philosophy in Structural Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He was a Post-doctoral research fellow at NUS before joining the University of Wollongong. Dr Aziz Ahmed is currently a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Engineers Australia. He is also a certified project management professional.

To date, he has received nine competitive grants. The first two were in the year 2018. Future challenges award proof-of-concept fund by Steel Research Hub and UOW Global Challenges Seed Fund Award. He is involved in the recently successful Steel Innovation Hub supported by the ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hubs scheme. He is an investigator in a successful 2021 RevITAlise Research Grant Scheme (RITA) grant developing 3D printed hailstones for Hail Damage Assessment on Steel Roof and solar panels. He successfully led a Major Equipment Grant (MEG) application for Super-fast large-scale 3D printing equipment to enable multidisciplinary research on sustainable recycling of plastics into the circular economy. He is the UOW lead for a successful UOW-ANSTO Seed Fund looking at an effective and scalable recycling solution for Medical Waste Plastics sterilized by Gamma Irradiation. He is a co-investigator in a 2021 University Global Partnership Network (UPGN) funded research collaboration project with the University of Surrey and the University of North Carolina on developing Synergistic Hybrid Marine Renewable Energy Harvest Systems. In 2022, he successfully obtained another UGPN grant on Bamboo for Sustainable Construction and Quality of Life Improvement. He is a CI for a Global Research Small Grants Scheme funded project on Developing a chatbot for sharing construction safety knowledge. In 2022, he obtained a UOW AEGiS Connect fund to develop 3D printed concrete with Accelerated Buildability. He was also successful in obtaining an EMCR Enabling Grant in 2022. His main areas of interest in UN SGDs are goals 3, 7, 9, 11 and 13, focusing on occupational health and safety, sustainability, renewable energy, advanced manufacturing, and the impact of severe weather events on structures. Dr Ahmed also contributed as a reviewer for more than twelve tier-one journals in the field of Structural Engineering.

He is also very keen on applying novel technologies in teaching, blended learning and flipped classrooms. He has recently organized a speed networking event for final-year students at the School of CME (https://www.uow.edu.au/events/2021/cme-speed-networking-event.php).

https://www.uow.edu.au/steel-research-hub/hub-1/

Top Publications


Research Overview


    • Cold formed Steel Structures
    • Structural Dynamics
    • Ice-structure interaction
    • Fracture mechanics
    • Marine Structural Steel Connections
    • High-rise concrete structures
    • Earthquake Engineering
    • FRP based Structural Retrofit

Available for Collaborative Projects

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Fracture analysis of steel, Innovative connections in cold formed steel construction, progressive collapse analysis of mid-rise cold formed steel buildings

Teaching Activities


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Hybrid FRP-concrete-steel Square Columns and Connections Izadi, Amin
    Doctor of Philosophy Performance of rapid assembly connections in modular cold-formed steel constructions Jnead, ESSAM

Reviewer Of


  • ASCE  (Academic Article) 2016 - 2018

Full Name


  • Aziz Ahmed

Top Publications


Research Overview


    • Cold formed Steel Structures
    • Structural Dynamics
    • Ice-structure interaction
    • Fracture mechanics
    • Marine Structural Steel Connections
    • High-rise concrete structures
    • Earthquake Engineering
    • FRP based Structural Retrofit

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Fracture analysis of steel, Innovative connections in cold formed steel construction, progressive collapse analysis of mid-rise cold formed steel buildings

Teaching Activities


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Hybrid FRP-concrete-steel Square Columns and Connections Izadi, Amin
    Doctor of Philosophy Performance of rapid assembly connections in modular cold-formed steel constructions Jnead, ESSAM

Reviewer Of


  • ASCE  (Academic Article) 2016 - 2018

Full Name


  • Aziz Ahmed

Research Areas

Geographic Focus