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Sheikh, M Neaz. Associate Professor

Associate Professor

  • School of Civil, Mining & Environmental Engineering
  • Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences

Overview


Dr. Neaz Sheikh is an Associate Professor of the School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wollongong. A/Prof. Sheikh obtained Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET), Bangladesh. Immediately after his graduation, he was appointed as a Lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering at CUET. He obtained MPhil and PhD in Structural Engineering from the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR. He was a Research Fellow in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. A/Prof.  Sheikh joined in the School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wollongong in 2007. 

Prof. Sheikh is an internationally recognized expert in composite structures and and Structural Dynamics. He has gained national and international research reputations for his extensive research on low to moderate seismic regions. He has authored over 180 articles in highly reputed international journals and conference proceedings. His applied research has contributed to the development of several standards and codes of practice. He is a regular reviewer for research articles submitted for the highly ranked journals encompassing structural engineering, earthquake engineering, and protective structures. He is an Associate Editor of the Australian Journal of Structural Engineering. He is on the Editorial Board of Structural Concrete (Journal of the fib) and the Journal of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering

Summary of Key Achievements

Highest Education: PhD in Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering)

Teaching experience: >15 years

Academic Governance: Head of School (Acting) (2021-2022) I Deputy Head of School (2018- ) I Academic Program Director of Civil Engineering (2011- 2018) I Adviser for First Year Civil Engineering Students (2010-2011) I Academic Senate (2017-2019) I     Thesis Exam Committee Member (2017-) I UOW WHS committee (2019-)

 Research Experience: > 15 years

 Key Research Areas: Reinforced concrete; composite structures; earthquake engineering; structural dynamics

 Publications: >120 Journal Papers (over 90% in Q1 Journals) I >70 International Conference Papers

 Research Grants: 

AU$315,000 (Australian Research Council, ARC DP)
AU$ 3,937,625 (Australian Research Council, ARC-ITTC)
AU$260,00 (CCTEG Mining Innovation Fund
AU$ 21,000,000 (CRC: SmartCrete)
AU$ 759,000 (CRC Rail)
AU$ 359,778 (UOW)

Commercial Research: 4 research projects with net income $180,000

Research Supervision: Supervised to completion of 20 PhD graduates. Currently under supervision 10 HDR students                                 

 HDR Thesis Examination: PhD: 11; MPhil/ME (research): 6

 Editorial Roles: 
Associate Editor of the Australian Journal of Structural Engineering (AJSE); Editorial board member of Structural Concrete; Editorial board member of International Journal of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering

Recent Prizes:
CE publication award (2021) for the best paper in Magazine of Concrete Research
Nomination for Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research  Supervision, University of Wollongong (2019)
Nomination for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning, University of Wollongong (2018)
Nomination for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning, University of Wollongong (2016)

 

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Dr. Neaz Sheikh is an Associate Professor in the School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wollongong. A/Prof. Sheikh obtained Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET), Bangladesh. Immediately after his graduation, he was appointed as a Lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering at CUET. He obtained MPhil and PhD in Structural Engineering from the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR. He was a Research Fellow in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. A/Prof.  Sheikh joined in the School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wollongong in 2007. 

    Prof. Sheikh is an internationally recognized expert in Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics. He has gained national and international research reputations for his extensive research on low to moderate seismic regions. He has authored over 100 articles in highly reputed international journals and conference proceedings. His applied research has contributed to the development of several standards and codes of practice. He is a regular reviewer for research articles submitted for the highly ranked journals encompassing structural engineering, earthquake engineering, and protective structures. He is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Behaviour of foamed concrete incorporating recycled glass at fibre reinforcement Prandalos, Ross
    Doctor of Philosophy Behaviour of Magnesium Phosphate Cement-based Composites Made with Seawater and Sea Sand Qian, Yuqin
    Doctor of Philosophy Behaviour of Sand-scrap Tyre Mixtures Under the Constant Shear Drained and Conventional Undrained Stress Paths Ahmed, Shabir
    Doctor of Philosophy Behavior of engineered geopolymer composites with graphene nanoplatelet Li, Zeya
    Doctor of Philosophy Axial and Flexural Behavior of HSC Square Columns Reinforced Longitudinally with GFRP bars and Laterally with a New System of CFRP Tube-Ties (CFRP-TTs) Khan, Sardar Atta
    Doctor of Philosophy Development of Non-Prestressed Fibre-Reinforced Concrete Sleepers Shakeri, Ashkan
    Doctor of Philosophy Behavior of GFRP Angle Reinforced Square Concrete Columns under Various Loading Conditions He, Haoyu
    Doctor of Philosophy High-performance Ambient Cured Fiber-reinforced Self-compacting Geopolymer Concrete Heshmati, Mahdi
    Doctor of Philosophy Integrated Management of a Novel Green Permeable Pavement to Reduce Stormwater Pollution: Manufacture, Longevity Evaluation, Longevity Recharging, and Performance Modeling Azad Aliabadi, Armin
    Doctor of Philosophy Development of Eco-friendly Reactive Powder Concrete Shakib, Shakib
    Doctor of Philosophy Studies of coal and rock burst dynamics in deep underground mines Abedin, Itmam
    Doctor of Philosophy Self-Consolidating Reactive Powder Geopolymer Concrete for Thin-walled Structures Eltantawi, Islam
    Doctor of Philosophy Use of Innovative Materials in Infrastructure Hossain, Md Mamun
    Doctor of Philosophy Behaviour of different types of concrete under different loading conditions. Wahab, Fazli
    Doctor of Philosophy Smart Directional Drilling Technologies For Gas Drainage In Underground Coal Mines. Li, Kun
    Doctor of Philosophy Behaviour of Different Concrete Members Under Different Loads Naveed, Naveed
    Doctor of Philosophy Development of green concrete for the future infrastructure development. Rafiean, Amir Hossein

Keywords


  • earthquake-engineering, structural-engineering, engineering, structural-dynamics, performance-based-seismic-design, seismic-design, seismic-assessment-methodologies, low-and-moderate-seismic-regions, advanced-composite-materials-in-civil-infrastructure, civil-engineering

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Dr. Neaz Sheikh is an Associate Professor in the School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wollongong. A/Prof. Sheikh obtained Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET), Bangladesh. Immediately after his graduation, he was appointed as a Lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering at CUET. He obtained MPhil and PhD in Structural Engineering from the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR. He was a Research Fellow in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. A/Prof.  Sheikh joined in the School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wollongong in 2007. 

    Prof. Sheikh is an internationally recognized expert in Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics. He has gained national and international research reputations for his extensive research on low to moderate seismic regions. He has authored over 100 articles in highly reputed international journals and conference proceedings. His applied research has contributed to the development of several standards and codes of practice. He is a regular reviewer for research articles submitted for the highly ranked journals encompassing structural engineering, earthquake engineering, and protective structures. He is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering

Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Behaviour of foamed concrete incorporating recycled glass at fibre reinforcement Prandalos, Ross
    Doctor of Philosophy Behaviour of Magnesium Phosphate Cement-based Composites Made with Seawater and Sea Sand Qian, Yuqin
    Doctor of Philosophy Behaviour of Sand-scrap Tyre Mixtures Under the Constant Shear Drained and Conventional Undrained Stress Paths Ahmed, Shabir
    Doctor of Philosophy Behavior of engineered geopolymer composites with graphene nanoplatelet Li, Zeya
    Doctor of Philosophy Axial and Flexural Behavior of HSC Square Columns Reinforced Longitudinally with GFRP bars and Laterally with a New System of CFRP Tube-Ties (CFRP-TTs) Khan, Sardar Atta
    Doctor of Philosophy Development of Non-Prestressed Fibre-Reinforced Concrete Sleepers Shakeri, Ashkan
    Doctor of Philosophy Behavior of GFRP Angle Reinforced Square Concrete Columns under Various Loading Conditions He, Haoyu
    Doctor of Philosophy High-performance Ambient Cured Fiber-reinforced Self-compacting Geopolymer Concrete Heshmati, Mahdi
    Doctor of Philosophy Integrated Management of a Novel Green Permeable Pavement to Reduce Stormwater Pollution: Manufacture, Longevity Evaluation, Longevity Recharging, and Performance Modeling Azad Aliabadi, Armin
    Doctor of Philosophy Development of Eco-friendly Reactive Powder Concrete Shakib, Shakib
    Doctor of Philosophy Studies of coal and rock burst dynamics in deep underground mines Abedin, Itmam
    Doctor of Philosophy Self-Consolidating Reactive Powder Geopolymer Concrete for Thin-walled Structures Eltantawi, Islam
    Doctor of Philosophy Use of Innovative Materials in Infrastructure Hossain, Md Mamun
    Doctor of Philosophy Behaviour of different types of concrete under different loading conditions. Wahab, Fazli
    Doctor of Philosophy Smart Directional Drilling Technologies For Gas Drainage In Underground Coal Mines. Li, Kun
    Doctor of Philosophy Behaviour of Different Concrete Members Under Different Loads Naveed, Naveed
    Doctor of Philosophy Development of green concrete for the future infrastructure development. Rafiean, Amir Hossein

Keywords


  • earthquake-engineering, structural-engineering, engineering, structural-dynamics, performance-based-seismic-design, seismic-design, seismic-assessment-methodologies, low-and-moderate-seismic-regions, advanced-composite-materials-in-civil-infrastructure, civil-engineering
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