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Sheikh, M Neaz. Associate Professor

Head of School (Acting)

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

Overview


Dr. Neaz Sheikh is an Associate Professor and Head of School (Acting) 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 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

Summary of Key Achievements

Highest Education: PhD in Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering)

Teaching experience: >15 years

Academic Governance: 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: >100 International Journal Papers (over 80% in Q1 Journals) I >70 International Conference Papers

 Research Grants: AU$ 3,937,625 (Australian Research Council, ARC-ITTC) I AU$ 21,000,000 (CRC: SmartCrete) I AU$ 759,000 (CRC Rail) I AU$  359,778 (UOW)

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

 Research Supervision: Supervised to completion of 14 PhD graduates. Currently under supervision 12 HDR students                                 

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

 Editorial Board Member: International Journal of Geotechnical Earthquake 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 Investigation of Sea Sand and Seawater in GFRP Reinforced Concrete Structures Dhondy, Tanaz
    Doctor of Philosophy Behavior of Hollow-Core Circular Concrete Columns Reinforced with Glass Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) Bars and Helices Ahmad, Habil
    Doctor of Philosophy Behaviour of foamed concrete incorporating recycled glass at fibre reinforcement Prandalos, Ross
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Flexural Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Beams with FRP Bars Using Near Surface Mounted Technique and Different Anchoring Systems Ali, Hamza Mahmoud Yousef
    Doctor of Philosophy Behaviour of Magnesium Phosphate Cement-based Composites Made with Seawater and Sea Sand Qian, Yuqin
    Doctor of Philosophy Instability behaviour of scarp tyre-soil mixtures Ahmed, Shabir
    Doctor of Philosophy Load-Moment Interaction Surfaces of Square GFRP Bar-RC and GFRP-CFFT Columns Alelaimat, Radwan
    Doctor of Philosophy Behavior of engineered geopolymer composites with graphene nanoplatelet Li, Zeya
    Doctor of Philosophy Analysis of reinforced concrete structures Ayoub, Muhammad
    Doctor of Philosophy Behaviour of reinforced concrete structures Khan, Sardar Atta
    Doctor of Philosophy Behavior of Slag and Fly Ash-Based Geopolymer Concrete with Graphene Oxide Sajjad, Umer
    Doctor of Philosophy Alternative Concrete Sleepers with High Fatigue Strength Shakeri, Ashkan
    Doctor of Philosophy Behaviour of GFRP reinforced concrete (GFRP-RC) exterior beam-column connections under cyclic loading Safdar, Muhammad

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 Investigation of Sea Sand and Seawater in GFRP Reinforced Concrete Structures Dhondy, Tanaz
    Doctor of Philosophy Behavior of Hollow-Core Circular Concrete Columns Reinforced with Glass Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) Bars and Helices Ahmad, Habil
    Doctor of Philosophy Behaviour of foamed concrete incorporating recycled glass at fibre reinforcement Prandalos, Ross
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Flexural Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Beams with FRP Bars Using Near Surface Mounted Technique and Different Anchoring Systems Ali, Hamza Mahmoud Yousef
    Doctor of Philosophy Behaviour of Magnesium Phosphate Cement-based Composites Made with Seawater and Sea Sand Qian, Yuqin
    Doctor of Philosophy Instability behaviour of scarp tyre-soil mixtures Ahmed, Shabir
    Doctor of Philosophy Load-Moment Interaction Surfaces of Square GFRP Bar-RC and GFRP-CFFT Columns Alelaimat, Radwan
    Doctor of Philosophy Behavior of engineered geopolymer composites with graphene nanoplatelet Li, Zeya
    Doctor of Philosophy Analysis of reinforced concrete structures Ayoub, Muhammad
    Doctor of Philosophy Behaviour of reinforced concrete structures Khan, Sardar Atta
    Doctor of Philosophy Behavior of Slag and Fly Ash-Based Geopolymer Concrete with Graphene Oxide Sajjad, Umer
    Doctor of Philosophy Alternative Concrete Sleepers with High Fatigue Strength Shakeri, Ashkan
    Doctor of Philosophy Behaviour of GFRP reinforced concrete (GFRP-RC) exterior beam-column connections under cyclic loading Safdar, Muhammad

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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