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Academic Biography

Dr. Zubair Imam Syed is working as a Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering with the School of Science Engineering and Design. Previously, he held academic positions in UAE, Malaysia, Australia and Bangladesh. He was a recipient of prestigious Melbourne International Research Scholarship (MIRS) from the University of Melbourne, Australia to pursue his PhD degree in Structural Engineering.

He is a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) and member (MIEAust.) of Engineers Australia. He is also an active member of different professional bodies including American and Australian concrete institutes.  

Dr. Syed has over 10-year experience of teaching Civil and Structural engineering subjects for undergraduate and post-graduate students. He has successfully supervised many post-graduate research projects in UAE and Malaysia. He is an active researcher in areas of Structural Failure Analysis and Dynamics, Offshore Structures, Innovative Construction Materials and Advanced Numerical Modelling. He has published extensively in international journals and peer-reviewed conference proceedings. He regularly received research grants from external and internal sources as a Principal investigator. To mention, he received competitive research grants from the Ministry of Education Malaysia and Abu Dhabi Education and Knowledge department (ADEK Research Excellence’ grant).

Dr. Syed acted as the secretary of 2nd International Conference on Civil, Offshore & Environmental Engineering held at Kuala Lumpur in 2014. He is often involved in various forums and conferences at different capacities including keynote speaker. He is also a regular reviewer for top tier international journals in his area of expertise.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Melbourne

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Research Output 2011 2018

  • 9 Conference contribution
  • 9 Article
  • 6 Conference article

Application of nanomaterials to enhance microstructure and mechanical properties of concrete

Kewalramani, M. A. & Syed, Z. I., 7 May 2018, In : International Journal of Integrated Engineering. 10, 2, p. 98-104 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nanostructured materials
Mechanical properties

Evaluation of Failure Capacity of Offshore Riser Protectors Under Vessel Impact

Syed, Z. I., Liew, M. S., Rahman, S. A. & Palaniandy, D. K., 30 Apr 2018, In : Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention. 18, 2, p. 280-290 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fenders (boat)
Dynamic analysis
Carbon steel
Dynamic response
1 Citation (Scopus)

The Failure Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Panels Under Far-field and Near-field Blast Effects

Syed, Z. I., Raman, S. N., Ngo, T., Mendis, P. & Pham, T., 1 Jun 2018, In : Structures. 14, p. 220-229 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Reinforced concrete
Failure modes
Pressure distribution
2 Citations (Scopus)

Engineered Cementitious Composites for Modern Civil Engineering Structures in Hot Arid Coastal Climatic Conditions

Kewalramani, M. A., Mohamed, O. A. & Syed, Z. I., 23 May 2017, In : Procedia Engineering. 180, p. 767-774 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

Open Access
Civil engineering
Composite materials
5 Citations (Scopus)

Evaluation of nano-silica modified ECC based on ultrasonic pulse velocity and rebound hammer

Mohammed, B. S., Syed, Z. I., Khed, V. & Qasim, M. S., 9 Aug 2017, In : Open Civil Engineering Journal. 11, p. 638-649 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Compressive strength
Composite materials

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