Eman Omairey

Eman Omairey


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Dr Eman Omairey joined the School of Computing, Engineering and Digital Technologies at Teesside University in June 2022 as a lecturer in Civil Engineering and became the MSc in Civil and Structural Engineering Course Leader in January 2023. Before that, she worked for nine months at Leeds Beckett University as a degree apprenticeship assessor in Civil and Building Services Engineering. She obtained her PhD in Highway Engineering from Aston University in 2021 under the supervision of Prof Yuqing Zhang. Her research contributions include: developing a Finite Element modelling framework to predict oxidative field ageing of asphalt pavements under Multiphysical environmental conditions using a time-dependent weak-form partial differential equations approach; experimental characterisation of anti-ageing modified bitumen using ageing-related kinetics; and feasibility of waste plastics for bitumen replacement using chemical and mechanical experimentation. Eman was awarded a full PhD grant from Schlumberger Foundation (2018-2021) and Newton fund (2018). She also has MSc and BSc in Civil Engineering and held several academic roles in this field. 

Dr Omairey’s research interests lie in finding innovative solutions to incorporate modern technology into the pavement industry to create resilient, sustainable future roads. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), a graduate member of the Institute of Civil Engineers (GMICE) and a peer reviewer for several scientific journals.

Summary of Research Interests

  • Multiphysics modelling of construction and highway materials
  • Ageing behaviour and mechanical response of asphalt pavement
  • Bitumen modified with anti-ageing compounds
  • Bitumen modified with recycled waste plastics
  • Finite Element modelling of construction materials
  • Use of sustainable building materials.

Research Projects & External Funding

  • Newton Fund (UK-China Joint Research and Innovation Partnership Fund) (2018).
  • Schlumberger Foundation, Faculty for the Future Fellowship Grant for PhD study (2018-2021).

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Multiphysics Modelling and Mitigation of Ageing in Asphalt Pavements, Aston University

1 Apr 201727 May 2021

Award Date: 20 Jul 2021

Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGCert), Aston University

1 Feb 202030 Oct 2020

Award Date: 31 Dec 2020

Master, MSc in Soil Mechanics and Engineering Foundations

Award Date: 1 Apr 2014

Bachelor, Civil Engineering

Award Date: 15 Jul 2011

External positions

Degree Apprenticeship Assessor, Leeds Beckett University

13 Sept 202110 Jun 2022

Sessional Lecturer, Aston University

2 Jan 202020 Sept 2020

Visiting PhD Scholar, Southeast University, Nanjing

22 Jun 20183 Dec 2018

PhD Tutor, The Brilliant Club

10 Oct 201715 Jul 2019

Teaching Assistant & Laboratory Demonstrator, Aston University

1 Oct 20171 May 2019

Lecturer in Civil Engineering, Tishk International University

1 Oct 201415 Mar 2017

Infrastructure Site Engineer, Trojan General Contracting Ltd.

1 Apr 20141 Oct 2014


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