Charf is a Lectuere in Engineering (Civil & Construction) and member of Centre for Construction, Innovation and Research (CCIR) at Teesside University. His career covers both Civil Engineering as well as Environmental Engineering. He earned his first degree in Civil Engineering (BEng (Hons)) which was enhanced by two Master’s degrees, MSc in Geotechnics and MSc in Civil Engineering. These qualifications informed his PhD in the field of Environmental Risk Assessment, which impart his career with more holistic, comprehensive, multi and inter-disciplinary combination of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He was employed as a researcher for Brownfield Research and Innovation Centre (BRIC) based at the University of Wolverhampton. His main role was Geo-Environmental and Civil Engineering consultancy in which he delivered case-specific advice to SMEs in terms of how to regenerate brownfield sites via carrying out environmental risk assessments. Also, He was leading the development of an innovative GIS database of brownfield sites. This work also involves the application of various technologies including BIM, LiDAR, XRF&D, thermography, GIS, Aerial & Terrestrial Surveying, and GPR. Prior to that he was worked at the Ministry of Housing, Urban Planning and the City (Algeria), as a Geotechnical Engineer. In parallel, he has founded construction company offered commercial project management, engineering, procurement, and construction services.
Charf welcomes PhD enquiries in topics related (but not limited) to environment assessment, environmental management, built environment studies, immersive technology application in environment, emerging digital technologies.