Dr. Md Ashraful Alam

Associate Professor
Department of Civil Engineering

Coordinator, Master of Civil Engineering Program

Ph.D. (Structure), University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2010
M.Eng.Sc. (Structure), University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2006
B. Sc. Engg. (Civil), BUET, 2003




Dr. Alam joined UAP in 2017 as an Assistant Professor. Before joining UAP, he was working as senior lecturer at the Department of Civil Engineering, University Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia since 2011. During post-graduation, Dr Alam worked as research assistant, part time lecturer and part time structural engineer at the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Malaya. After graduation, he worked as structural engineer at Texture Consultant, Dhaka till 2004.


In his academic profession, Dr Alam supervised / produced two PhD and five Masters students as main supervisor along with one master student as co-supervisor. He also supervised thirty six individual undergraduate thesis students during his academic life at UNITEN. He was involved with various administrative works at UNITEN which includes postgraduate coordinator at college of graduate studies (COGS); developed curriculum of Master of Structural Engineering (MSE) program, implementation of OBE in MSE program; Head of structure and materials unit, Department of Civil Engineering; OBE and SAR committee at Department of Civil Engineering and various committee member at College of Engineering.

Dr Alam is highly interested and actively involved with product / industry based research. The main research interest of Dr. Alam includes strengthening of structure under static and fatigue loads, natural fibre composite laminates for structural application, non-linear analysis of strengthened structure and light weight slab system. He innovated anchor and embedded connector systems including comprehensive design guidelines in flexure and shear strengthening of structures to eliminate debonding of plates; high strength natural fibre composite plates for strengthening of structures. He published more than 70 research articles in journals and conferences. And secured more than six research medals from national and international research exhibition including ITEX, MTE and UNIREX. Dr Alam directed several research grants of Ministry of Higher Education and Ministry of Science Technology Innovation (MOSTI), Malaysia as principle investigator and member. He also secured grants from University and collaborator.

At UNITEN, Dr Alam taught Design of Tall Building and Advanced Concrete Design courses in Master of Structural Engineering Program. He mainly involved teaching Reinforced Concrete Design I and II in undergraduate program of UNITEN; he also taught Analysis of Structure I, Numerical Methods for Civil Engineer, Surveying, Civil Engineering Materials, Repair Assessment and Rehabilitation and Materials Lab at UNITEN. At present, Dr Alam is teaching Structural Engineering II and III and conducting Strength of Materials Lab at UAP.

Dr Alam is the member of IEB, Bangladesh; Associate member of ASCE, USA and Graduate member of ICE, UK. He is actively involved as member with various research centres and technical committee of conferences. He is the reviewer of ISI indexed journals and national and international conferences. Dr Alam is closely attached with the industry. He did structural designs of projects in Bangladesh and overseas. He was the checker of structural design at University of Malaya Consultancy Unit.

Publications

Research Book/Monograph

  1. Alam M. A. and Jumaat M. Z., Strengthening of R.C. beams using externally bonded plates and anchors, 2010, VDM Verlag Dr. Mullar, ISBN: 978-3-639-29630-3.
  2. M.A. Alam, S.M. Sapuan, and M.R. Mansor, Design characteristics, codes and standards of natural fibre composites, 2016, Chapter 20, Advanced high strength natural fibre composites in construction, Woodhead publishing series in composites science and engineering: Number 74, ISBN: 978-0-08-100411-1.

Journal Articles

  1. Alam M. A., Shahnawaz A. Onik, and Kamal N. Mustapha (2019), Crack based bond strength model of externally bonded steel plate and CFRP laminate to predict debonding failure of shear strengthened RC beams, Journal of Building Engineering, Vol 27, 2020.
  2. Alam M. A., Suliman A. Bakkar, Shahnawaz A. Onik, and Kamal N. Mustapha (2018), Embedded Connector in Severe Optimization of Steel Plate for Shear Strengthening of RC Beam: Experimental and Numerical Investigations, Advances in Civil Engineering, Vol 2018, Article ID 4721431, 12 pages
  3. Alam M. A. and Al-Riyami K. (2018), Shear strengthening of reinforced concrete beam using natural fibre reinforced polymer laminates, Construction and Building Materials, Vol 162, Pages 683–696.
  4. Alam M. A., Bakkar S., Jumaat M. Z. and Al-Nofaish R. H. Q. (2017), Design Guideline for Shear Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Beam Using CFRP Strip to Eliminate Debonding Failure, Indian Journal of Science and Technology, Vol 10, Issue 37.
  5. Alam M. A., Sami A and Mustapha K. N.(2017), Embedded Connectors to Eliminate Debonding of Steel Plate for Optimal Shear Strengthening of RC Beam, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering, Vol 42, Issue 9, pp 4053–4068 (ISI).
  6. Alam M. A., Waleed M., Sulaiman B. and Salmia B. (2016), Prevention of premature failures of plate bonded flexurally strengthened RC slab using end anchor and connector, Alexandria Engineering Journal (Elsevier), In press (ISI).
  7. Alam M. A., Alshaikhly A. S. and  Mustapha K. N. (2016), An Experimental Study On The Debonding Of Steel And CFRP Strips Externally Bonded to Concrete In The Presence Of Embedded Shear Connectors, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering (Springer), Vol.41, Issue 10, pp. 4171–4186 (ISI).
  8. Abdul Jabbar A. S., Alam M. A. and Mustapha K. N. (2016), “Investigation Of The Effects Of Connectors To Enhance Bond Strength Of Externally Bonded Steel Plates And CFRP Laminates With Concrete, Steel Composite Structures (Techno press), Vol.20, No.6, pp.1275-1303. (ISI)
  9. Alshaikhly A. S., Alam M. A. and Mustapha K. N. (2016), “An Advanced Method For Repairing Severely Damaged Beams In Shear With Externally Bonded Steel Plates Using Adhesive And Steel Connectors, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering (Springer), Online, pp. 1-21. (ISI)
  10. Alam M. A., Alriyami K., Muda Z. C. and Jumaat M. Z. (2016), “Hybrid Kenaf Fibre Composite Plates for Potential Application in Shear Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Structure”, Indian Journal of Science and Technology, vol 9, issue 6. (ISI)
  11. Alam M. A., Alriyami K., Jumaat M. Z. and Noori K. (2015), “Development of Hybrid Jute Fibre Composite Plates for Potential Application in Shear Retrofitting of RC Structure”, Indian Journal of Science and Technology, vol 8, issue 30. (ISI)
  12. Karim Nouri, Alam M. A.,  Jumaat M. Z. (2015), “Development of jute rope hybrid composite plate using carbon fibre”, Structural Engineering and Mechanics (Techno press), vol 56, no 6, pp 1095-1113. (ISI)
  13. Alam M. A. and Jumaat M. Z. (2015), “Prevention of debonding failure of intermediate anchor to eliminate premature shear failure of flexurally strengthened reinforced concrete beams”, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering (Springer), vol 40, Issue 8, pp 2219-2232. (ISI)
  14. Alam M. A., Hassan A. and Muda Z. C. (2015), “Development of kenaf fibre reinforced polymer laminate for shear strengthening of reinforced concrete beam ”, Materials and Structures (Springer), vol 49, issue 3, pp. 795-811. (ISI)
  15. Alam M. A., Alriyami K., Jumaat M. Z. and Zakaria C. M. (2015), “Development of High Strength Natural Fibre based Composite Plates for Potential Application in Retrofitting of RC Structure”, Indian Journal of Scinece and Technology, vol 8, issue 15 . (ISI)
  16. Alam M. A., Tanvir E. A., Zakaria C. M. and Jumaat M. Z. (2015), “ Hybrid Anchor system to eliminate end peeling of flexurally strengthened reinforced concrete beam”, Indian Journal of Scinece and Technology, vol 8, issue 8, pp. 748-756 . (ISI)
  17. Z Che Muda, S Beddu, M A Alam, Ghazal Malik , A H Birima, S Thiruchelvam, K N Mustapha1, O S Zaroog and F Usman The Effect of Different Boundary Support Condition and Reinforcement Orientation on Impact Resistance of Light Weight Oil Palm Shells Reinforced Geogrid Concrete Slab , International Journal of Civil & Structural Engineering, Vol 2 Pages 84-87, 2015
  18. Alam M. A., Sami A, Jumaat M. Z. and Mustapha K. N. (2014), “Effective Method of Repairing RC Beam Using Externally Bonded Steel Plate”, Applied Mechanics and Materials, 2014, vol 567,  pp 399-404. (Scopus)
  19. Sami A., Alam M. A. and Mustapha K. N. (2014), “ New approach to delay debonding of steel plates externally fixed to shear strengthened rc beams by using shear connectors, 2014, Journal of Advanced Science and Engineering Research, vol 4, No 1, pp.
  20. Zakaria C M, Kamal N M, Rohayu C O, Fathoni U,  Alam M A and Sivadass T, Optimization of Structural Design for Sustainable Construction of Transmission Tower Based on Topographical Algorithm, 2013, Earth and Environmental Science, vol 16. (Scopus)
  21. Salmia B,  Zakaria C M, Alam M A, Sidek L M and Hidayah B, Used cooking oil as a green chemical admixture in concrete, 2013, Earth and Environmental Science, vol 16. (Scopus)
  22. Zakaria C M, Fathoni U , Salmiah B, Alam M A , Sivadass T , Lariyah M S, Hidayah B and Seef  S, Impact Resistance Performance Of Green Construction Material Using Light Weight Oil Palm Shells Reinforced Bamboo Concrete Slab, Earth and Environment Sciences16 (2013). (Scopus)
  23. Zakaria C M, Ghazal M, Fathoni U, Salmiah B, Alam M A, Kamal N M, Ahmed H B,  Omar S Z , Lariyah M S and Mohd A R, Impact Resistance of Sustainable Construction Material Using Light Weight Oil Palm Shells Reinforced Geogrid Concrete Slab, Earth and Environment Sciences 16 (2013). (Scopus)
  24. Mohammed J. Abed, K. Nasharuddin, Alam M A, Zakaria CM, and Moatasem M Fayyadh, “Damaged rc beams with circular web opening repaired using different configurations of bonding steel plate”, 2012,  International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology, vol 3, No 2, pp. 70-83.
  25. Alam M. A. and Jumaat M. Z. (2012) “Experimental investigations on U and L-shaped end anchored CFRP laminate strengthened reinforced concrete beams, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering (Springer),  vol. 37, No. 4, pp. 905-919. (ISI)
  26. A B M Saiful Islam, Mohd Zamin Jumaat, Raja Rizwan Hussain, Alam M A (2012), “Incorporation of Rubber-steel Bearing Isolation in Multi-storey Building”, Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, vol 19, pp. S33-S49. (ISI)
  27. Jumaat M. Z. and Alam, M. A., “Optimization of intermediate anchors to eliminate premature shear failure of CFRP laminate flexurally strengthened r.c. beams”, 2011, International journal of physical sciences, vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 182-192. (ISI)
  28. Jumaat M. Z., Rahman M. A., Alam M. A. and Rahman M. M. (2011), “Premature failures in plate bonded strengthened RC beams with an emphasis on premature shear: A review”, 2010, International journal of physical sciences, vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 156-168. (ISI)
  29. Jumaat M. Z. and Alam, MD.A.,“Experimental and numerical analysis of end anchored steel plate and CFRP laminate flexurally strengthened r.c. beams”, 2010, International journal of physical sciences, vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 132-144. (ISI)
  30. Jumaat M. Z., Rahman M. M. and Alam, M. A., “Flexural strengthening of RC continuous T beam using CFRP laminate: A review”, 2010, International journal of physical sciences, vol. 5, No. 10, pp. 619-625. (ISI)
  31. Alam, M. A. and Jumaat M. Z. “Eliminating premature end peeling of flexurally strengthened reinforced concrete beams”, 2009, Journal of Applied Sciences, vol 9, No. 6, pp. 1106-1113. (ISI)
  32. Jumaat M. Z. and Alam, M. A. “Behaviour of U and L Shaped End Anchored Steel Plate Strengthened Reinforced Concrete Beams”, 2008, European Journal of Scientific Research, vol. 22, No. 2, pp. 184-196. (Scopus)
  33. Jumaat M. Z. and Alam, M. A., “Experimental and analytical investigations on the structural behaviour of steel plate and CFRP laminate flexurally strengthened reinforced concrete beams”, 2008, Journal of Applied Sciences, vol. 8, No. 23, pp. 4383-4389. (ISI, Scopus)
  34. Jumaat M. Z. and Alam M. A.“Strengthening of r.c. beams using externally bonded plates and anchorages”, 2008, Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 2207-2211. (ISI, Scopus)
  35. Jumaat M. Z. and Alam M. A., “Plate bonded strengthened R.C. beams with end and intermediate anchors”, 2007, International Journal of Engineering and Technology, vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 185-193.
  36. Jumaat M. Z. and Alam M. A., Flexural Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Beams using Ferrocement laminate with Skeletal Bars, 2006, Journal of Applied Sciences Research, vol 2, No. 9, pp. 559-566, © INSI Net Publication.
  37. Jumaat M. Z. and Alam M. A. “Problems Associated with Plate Bonding Methods of Strengthening Reinforced Concrete Beams”, 2006,  Journal of Applied Sciences Research, vol. 2, No. 10, pp. 703-708, ©INSI Net Publication.
  38. Z C Muda, Z Itam, A Syamsir, C S Yang, S Beddu, K N Mustapha, S Thiruchelvam, F Usman, N L M Kamal, M A Alam, A H Birima, O S Zaroog, Effect of Steel Fibres Distribution on Impact Resistance Performance of Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete (SFRC), Earth and Environmental Science, 32 (2016) 012028. (Scopus)
  39. Z C Muda, M A Alam, A Syamsir, S Sulleman, S Beddu , K N Mustapha, S Thiruchelvam, F B. Ismail,  F Usman,  N L M Kamal, A H Birima, Z Itam, O S Zaroog, The Effect of Thickness and Mesh Spacing on the Impact Resistance of Ferrocement Slab, Earth and Environmental Science, 32 (2016) 012027. (Scopus)
  40. Z C Muda, F Usman, A Syamsir, C S Yang, K N Mustapha, S Beddu , S Thiruchelvam , N L M Kamal, M A Alam, A H Birima, Z Itam, O S Zaroog, Effect of Thickness and Fibre Volume Fraction on Impact Resistance of Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete (SFRC), Earth and Environmental Science, 32 (2016) 012026. (Scopus)
  41. Zakaria C M, Sivadass T, Agusril S, Chiam Y S, Salmia B, Kamal N M, Fathoni U ,  Nur Liyana M K, Alam M A, Ahmed H B, O S Zaroog, Effect of Mesh Distribution on Impact Resistance Performance of Kenaf Fibre Reinforced Concrete, Earth and Environmental Science, 32 (2016) 012025. (Scopus)
  42. Z C Muda, S Thiruchelvam, A Syamsir, C Y Sheng, S Beddu, K N Mustapha, F Usman ,  N L M Kamal, M A Alam, A H Birima, O Zaroog, Effect of Mesh Distribution on Impact Resistance Performance of Kenaf Fibre Reinforced Concrete, Earth and Environmental Science, 32 (2016) 012019. (Scopus)
  43. Z C Muda, S Beddu , A Syamsir, J S Ating,  N L M Kamal, K N Mustapha, S Thiruchelvam, F Usman , M A Alam, A H Birima, O S Zaroog, Impact Resistance Behaviour of Light Weight Rice Husk Concrete with Bamboo Reinforcement, Earth and Environmental Science, 32 (2016) 012020. (Scopus)
  44. Z C Muda, A Syamsir , K N Mustapha, M R Samsudin, S Thiruchelvam , F Usman, S Beddu , N L M Kamal, M A Alam, A H Birima, O S Zaroog  Impact Resistance Behaviour of Banana Fiber Reinforced Slabs, Earth and Environmental Science, 32 (2016) 012017. (Scopus)

 

Conference

Conference Proceedings

  1. Alam M. A., Hossain N., Debnath H.C., Ghosh P.K., Rahman M.M., Shear strengthening of damaged RC beam using externally bonded steel plate with embedded connector and steel bar, 2nd International Conference on Structural Engineering Research 2019, 19-22 January 2019, Dhaka, Bangladesh, ISBN: 978-0-6482681-2-3.

  2. Alam M. A., Nouri K. Muda Z. C. and Jumaat M. Z. (2015), “Hybrid Green Fibre Composite Plates For Strengthening Of Rc Structure, 4Th Feiic-International Conference On Engineering Education And Research 2015 (Ficeer 2015), 20 Dec 2015, Mdinah, Saudi Arabia.

  3.  Alam M. A., Nouri K., Jumaat M. Z. and Muda Z. C. (2015), “Flexural strengthening of reinforced concrete beam using jute rope composite plate, The 3rd National graduate conference (NatGrad 2015), UNITEN

  4. Onik S A, Alam M. A. and Mustapha K N (2015), “Bond strength of externally bonded plates considering effects of cracks, The 3rd National graduate conference (NatGrad 2015), UNITEN

  5. Alam M. A., Alriyami K. and Jumaat M. Z. (2014), “Development Of Kenaf Fibre Hybrid Composite Plate For Strengthening Of Reinforced Concrete Beam”, International Engineering Conference, Energy And Environment (Encon 2014), 08 Dec 2014, Kuching, Sarawak.

  6. Alam M. A., Zakaria C.M. (2014), “Strengthening Of Reinforced Concrete Slab Using Externally Bonded Plate And Anchor”, International Engineering Conference, Energy And Environment (Encon 2014), 08 Dec 2014, Kuching, Sarawak.

  7. Amin T. E. and  Alam M. A. (2014), “Methods of anchoring to prevent end peeling of flexurally strengthened reinforced concrete beam- A review”, 2nd National Graduate Conference, February 2014, UNITEN

  8. Sami A., Alam M. A. and Mustapha K. N. (2014), “Critical investigations on using shear connectors to delay debonding of steel plate strips externally fixed for shear strengthening of RC beams”, 2nd National Graduate Conference, February 2014, UNITEN.

  9. Alam M.A., Sami A., Jumaat M. Z. and Mustapha K. N. (2014), Effective method of repairing RC beam using externally bonded steel plate”, The 2nd international conference on civil, offshore and environmental engineering conference, 3-5 june,2014, KLCC, (Scopus).

  10. Alam M.A., Leong S. K., Mustapha K. N., Zakaria Che Muda Z. C. and Ahmed A. S. (2013), ” Green fibre composite laminate for shear strengthening of reinforced concrete structure”, 6th International Engineering Conference, Energy and Environment (ENCON 2013). pp 593-599.

  11. Alam M.A., Jumaat, M. Z., Kamal N. M. And Zakaria C. M. (2011), ” Effective method of end anchoring to eliminate premature end peeling of CFRP laminate strengthened reinforced concrete beams”, International Engineering Education Conference 2011(Madinah).

  12. Jumaat, M. Z. And Alam, M. A. (2009), ” Performance of end anchored steel plate and CFRP laminate flexurally strengthened r.c. beams, International Engineering Convention (IntEC), Damascus, Syria, 11-13th May, 2009.

  13. Jumaat, M. Z. And Alam, M. A. (2008), ” Experimental and nonlinear finite element studies of un-anchored steel plate and CFRP laminate flexurally strengthened r.c. beams”, International seminar on civil and infrastructure engineering, 11-12th June, 2008; UiTM, Shah Alam, Malaysia.

  14. Jumaat, M. Z. And Alam, M. A. (2008), ” Experimental and nonlinear finite element analysis of end anchored flexurally strengthened r.c. beams”, International Conference on Construction and Building technology, Hotel Grand Season, Kuala Lumpur, 16-20th June, 2008.

  15. Jumaat, M. Z. And Alam, M. A. (2008), ” Effects of end anchors on strengthened reinforced concrete beams”, United Kingdom Malaysia Engineering Conference, The University College, London, 14-15th  July, 2008.

  16. Jumaat M. Z, and Alam M. A. (2007),” Experimental investigations on end and end with intermediate anchored CFRP laminate flexurally strengthened beams”, Proceedings of International Conference on Advances in Cement Based Materials and Applications in Civil Infrastructure (ACBM-ACI) , Lahore, Pakistan, 12-14 December, 2007.

  17. Jumaat M. Z., Obaydullah M., Kabir M. H. and Alam M.A. (2007),” Repaired R.C. Slabs Using Free Flowing Self Compacting Mortar and Wire Mesh”, World Engineering Congress 2007, Penang, Malaysia, 5 – 9 August 2007, pp 549-561. 

  18. Jumaat M.Z, Obaydullah M., Kabir M. H. and Alam M.A. (2007), “Structural Behaviour of Repaired R.C. Slabs Using Free Flowing Self Compacting Mortar and 6 mm Polypropylene-fiber”, Proceedings of International Conference on Advances in Cement Based Materials and Applications in Civil Infrastructure (ACBM-ACI) , Lahore, Pakistan, 12-14 December, 2007.

  19. Jumaat M.Z , Alam M.A.¬ and Obaydullah M. (2007), “Comparative Analysis of U-shaped End Anchored Steel Plate and CFRP Laminate Flexurally Strengthened r.c. Beams”, World Engineering Congress 2007, Penang, Malaysia, 5 – 9 August 2007, pp 562-571. 

  20. Jumaat M. Z. and Alam, M. A.(2007) “Strengthening of reinforced concrete structures”, IEM Bulletin.

  21. Jumaat, M. Z. and Alam, M. A. (2006), “Comparative analysis of steel plate and CFRP laminate flexural strengthened reinforced concrete beams”, Proceeding of the International seminar of Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, 06, UiTM, Malaysia, Ref. No. STRUC 11.

  22. Jumaat, M. Z. and Alam, M. A. (2006), “Behaviour of end with intermediate anchored steel plate and CFRP laminate flexurally strengthened r.c. beams”, Proceeding of the 6th Asia Pacific Structural Engineering and Construction Conference 2006 (APSEC 2006), pp. A27-A38, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

  23. Alam, M. A. and Jumaat, M. Z. (2004), Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Beams, 3rd National Technical Postgraduate Symposium TP04-CS-013, pp. 50-55.

  24. Z Che Muda, M A Alam, T.S Loong, A H Birima, S Thiruchelvam, K N Mustapha, F Usman, S Beddu, Optimization of the Structural Design of Transmission Tower Based on Simultaneous Topographical Algorithm and Structural Analysis Strategies  Proc. Of the Third Intl. Conf. on Advances in Civil and Structural Engineering – CSE 2015, IRED,USA ISBN: 978-1-63248-057-6  doi: 10.15224/ 978-1-63248-057-6-100

  25. Z C Muda, S Beddu, M A Alam, G Malik , A H Birima, S Thiruchelvam, K N Mustapha1, O S Zaroog and F Usman, The Effect of Different Boundary Support Condition and Reinforcement Orientation on Impact Resistance of Light Weight Oil Palm Shells Reinforced Geogrid Concrete Slab, Proc. Of the Third Intl. Conf. on Advances in Civil and Structural Engineering – CSE 2015, IRED,USA ISBN 978-1-63248-057-6 doi:10.15224/978-1-63248-057-6-99

  26. Z C Muda, A Syamsir, K N Mustapha, S Sulleman, S Beddu , S Thiruchelvam, F B. Ismail,  F Usman, N L M Kamal, M A Alam, A H Birima, Z Itam, O S Zaroog, The Effect of Mortar Grade and Thickness on the Impact Resistance of Ferrocement Slab, “2nd International Conference on Advances in Renewable Energy Technologies" (ICARET 2016) on 23rd to 25th February 2016 in Putrajaya,  Malaysia. (Scopus)

  27. Z C Muda, Z Itam, A Syamsir, C S Yang, S Beddu, K N Mustapha, S Thiruchelvam, F Usman, N L M Kamal, M A Alam, A H Birima, O S Zaroog, Effect of Steel Fibres Distribution on Impact Resistance Performance of Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete (SFRC), 2nd International Conference on Advances in Renewable Energy Technologies" (ICARET 2016) on 23rd to 25th February 2016 in Putrajaya, Malaysia. (Scopus)

  28. Z C Muda, M A Alam, A Syamsir, S Sulleman, S Beddu , K N Mustapha, S Thiruchelvam, F B. Ismail,  F Usman,  N L M Kamal, A H Birima, Z Itam, O S Zaroog, The Effect of Thickness and Mesh Spacing on the Impact Resistance of Ferrocement Slab, 2nd International Conference on Advances in Renewable Energy Technologies" (ICARET 2016) on 23rd to 25th February 2016 in Putrajaya, Malaysia. (Scopus)

  29. Zakaria Che Muda, Fathoni Usman, Agusril Syamsir, Chen Shao Yang, Kamal Nasharuddin Mustapha, Salmia Beddu , Sivadass Thiruchelvam , Nur Liyana Mohd Kamal, Alam M A, Ahmed H Birima, Zarina Itam, O S Zaroog, Effect of Thickness and Fibre Volume Fraction on Impact Resistance of Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete (SFRC), 2nd International Conference on Advances in Renewable Energy Technologies" (ICARET 2016) on 23rd to 25th February 2016 in Putrajaya, Malaysia. (Scopus)

  30. Zakaria Che Muda, Sivadass Thiruchelvam, Agusril Syamsir, Chiam Yung Sheng, Salmia Beddu, Kamal Nasharuddin Mustapha, Fathoni Usman ,  Nur Liyana Mohd Kamal, Alam M A, Ahmed H Birima, O S Zaroog, Effect of Mesh Distribution on Impact Resistance Performance of Kenaf Fibre Reinforced Concrete, 2nd International Conference on Advances in Renewable Energy Technologies" (ICARET 2016) on 23rd to 25th February 2016 in Putrajaya, Malaysia. (Scopus)

  31. Zakaria Che Muda, Salmia Beddu , Agusril Syamsir, Joshua Sigar Ating,  Nur Liyana Mohd Kamal, Kamal Nasharuddin Mustapha, Sivadass Thiruchelvam, Fathoni Usman , Alam M A, Ahmed H Birima, O S Zaroog, Impact Resistance Behaviour of Light Weight Rice Husk Concrete with Bamboo Reinforcement, 2nd International Conference on Advances in Renewable Energy Technologies" (ICARET 2016) on 23rd to 25th February 2016 in Putrajaya, Malaysia. (Scopus)

  32. Zakaria Che Muda, Nur Liyana Mohd Kamal, Agusril Syamsir, Chiam Yung Sheng, Salmia Beddu  , Kamal Nasharuddin Mustapha , Sivadass Thiruchelvam, Fathoni Usman , Alam M A, Ahmed H Birima, O S Zaroog, Impact Resistance Performance of Kenaf Fibre Reinforced Concrete

  33. 2nd International Conference on Advances in Renewable Energy Technologies" (ICARET 2016) on 23rd to 25th February 2016 in Putrajaya, Malaysia. (Scopus)

  34. Zakaria Che Muda, Agusril Syamsir , Kamal Nasharuddin Mustapha, Muhamad Rifdy Samsudin, Sivadass Thiruchelvam , Fathoni Usman, Salmia Beddu , Nur Liyana Mohd Kamal, Alam M A, Ahmed H Birima, O S Zaroog  Impact Resistance Behaviour of Banana Fiber Reinforced Slabs, “2nd International Conference on Advances in Renewable Energy Technologies" (ICARET 2016) on 23rd to 25th February 2016 in Putrajaya, Malaysia. (Scopus)

Patent

Kenaf fibre composite plate for shear strengthening of reinforced concrete structure, PI 2013701950, 2013, Malaysia, Md Ashraful Alam (Project leader)

Academic Awards

1.   Special award on publishing highest number of ISI journals in 2016, Department of Civil Engineering, UNITEN
2.   Best paper award in NatGrad 2017, College of Graduate Studies, UNITEN
3.   iRMC Author of the month 2016 award for the category of HIGHEST ISI JOURNAL RANKING in April 2016, iRMC, UNITEN
4.   Award on non-medical leave on 5 years’ service, March 2017, University Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), Malaysia
5.   Bronze medal, 2017, Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE), Exhibition held at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Role as project leader
6.   Bronze medal, 2016, International, International Invention, Innovation & Technology Expo (ITEX), Exhibition held at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), Malaysia, Role as project leader.
7.   Bronze medal, 2016, International, Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE), Exhibition held at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Role as project leader.
8.   Top 10 innovative ideas award, 2014, Local, UNITEN research Expo (UNIREX), Exhibition held at COIT, Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia, Rope as project leader.
9.   Silver medal, 2014, International, International Invention, Innovation & Technology Expo (ITEX), Exhibition held at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), Malaysia, Role as project leader.
10.  Bronze medal, 2013, International, Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE), Exhibition held at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Role as project leader
11.  University of Malaya excellence award for PhD, 2010, University of Malaya, Malaysia

 

 

Research

Research Grants

1.   Performance of fibre glass cross arms in transmission line tower in terms of robustness and durability, U-TS-RD-17-05, TNB seed fund, RM 1215270.92, Daud Bin Mohamad (Project leader), Md Ashraful Alam (Project member), 2017-2019 (1.5 years).

2.   Explore optimal method of strengthening reinforced concrete structure to eliminate premature debonding failures, 08012012ERGS, Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Malaysia, RM 50000, Md Ashraful Alam (Project leader), Kamal Nasaruddin Mustapha and Mohd Zamin Jumaat, 2012-2015 (3 years).

3.   Green fibre composite plate for strengthening of reinforced concrete structure, PRPUM-UNITEN, UM and UNITEN collaboration project, Malaysia, RM 90000, Md Ashraful Alam (Project leader at UNITEN) and Mohd Zamin Jumaat (Project leader at UM) 2013-2014 (1.5 years).

4.   Techniques of repairing and strengthening reinforced concrete beams for repeated loads and fatigue, 03-02-03-0216 EA216, IRPA, Ministry of Science and Technology (MOSTI), Malaysia, Md Ashraful Alam (Research assistant), 2003-2006 (3 years).

5.   Behavior of high performance reinforced concrete beams for  repeated loads and fatigue, 13-02-03-3022, E-Science (MOSTI) , Ministry of Science and Technology Innovation (MOSTI), Malaysia,  Md Ashraful Alam (Research assistant), 2006-2008 (2 years).

6.   Enhancement of dowel-type joints for structural timber applications in Malaysia, FP037-2007C, FRGS, Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Malaysia, Md Ashraful Alam (Research assistant), 2007-2009 (2 years).

7.   Universiti Tenaga Nasional internal grant, Bond strength model of externally bonded plate for optimal shear strengthening of reinforced concrete energy infrastructure, J510050677, RM 32000, Md Ashraful Alam (Project leader) and Salmia Beddu, 2016-2017 (1 year).

8.   Universiti Tenaga Nasional internal grant, Development of design methods for strengthening of reinforced concrete continuous beam using externally bonded CFRP laminate, J510050373, RM 17000, Md Ashraful Alam (Project leader), Kamal Nasaruddin Mustapha and Zakaria Che Muda, 2011-2013 (2 years).

9.   Universiti Tenaga Nasional internal grant, RM 24000, Md Ashraful Alam (Project leader), Salmia Beddu, 2014-2015 (1 year) on Development of Hybrid Green Fibre Composite Plate for Shear Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Structure.
 
10.   University of Malaya Postgraduate research fund PPP, Modelling and analysis of steel plate and CFRP laminate flexurally strengthened RC and HPC beams, PS008-2007C, Md Ashraful Alam (Project leader), 2007-2008 (1 year).

11.   University of Malaya Postgraduate research fund PPP, Enhancing the structural performance of flexurally strengthened r.c. beams using externally bonded intermediate and end anchors, PS126-2008C, Md Ashraful Alam (Project leader), 2008-2009 (1 year).

12.   University of Malaya Research Grant (UMRG), Enhancing the Performance of CFRP Laminate Strengthened R.C. Beams, RG051 / 09AET, Md Ashraful Alam (Research Assistant), 2009-2010 (1 year).

Thesis Supervision

Postgraduate Supervision (PhD)

1.   Ali Sami Abdul Jabbar Al Shaikhaly (Iraq), Completed in October 2016, Bond strength enhancement of externally bonded plates using embedded connectors for optimal shear strengthening of RC beams, Main supervisor.
2.   Khalid Al Riyami (Oman), Completed in July 2017, Shear strengthening of reinforced concrete beam using developed high strength kenaf and jute fibre based composite plates, Main supervisor.

Postgraduate Supervision (M.Sc.)

1.   Mohammed Jassim Abed (Iraq), Completed in 2013, Repair effectiveness of damaged RC beam with circular web opening using CFRP and steel plate, co-supervisor.
2.   Karim Nouri (Iran), Completed in 2015, Development of jute rope composite plate for flexural strengthening of reinforced concrete beam, Main supervisor.
3.   Tanvir Ehsan Amin (Bangladesh), Completed in 2016, Hybrid end anchor system to eliminate premature end peeling of flexurally strengthened reinforced concrete beam, Main supervisor
4.   Shahnawaz Ahmed Onik (Bangladesh), Completed in 2017, Crack based bond strength model to predict debonding failure of shear strengthened RC beam. Main Supervisor.
5.   Osamah Abdulhakim Ahmed Aljaberi, Ongoing, Experimental and numerical investigations on flexural strengthened RC beam using externally bonded hybrid jute rope composite plate, Main supervisor.
6.   Suliman Abdulhakim Bakkar, Ongoing, Optimal method of shear strengthening RC beam using CFRP laminate, Main supervisor.

Undergraduate Supervision

1.   AHMAD FAZLI BIN OTHMAN, 2011, Numerical modelling of cfrp laminate flexurally strengthened reinforced concrete continuous beam for flexure
2.   HOSSEIN MOSTAMERY, 2011, Optimal method of strengthening reinforced concrete continuous beam for flexure
3.   LEE WEI YING, 2012, Development of plam fibre composite plate for strengthening of reinforced concrete beam        
4.   NOFUL M A ABDULMUTALEB, 2012, Development of jute fibre composite plate for strengthening of reinforced concrete beam             
5.   SHARAF ADEL SHARAF, 2012, Advanced method to enhance the bond strength of externally bonded strengthened reinforced concrete beam
6.   AHMED HASSAN ABDELMAJEED, 2012, Investigate the effects of kenaf fibre composite plate for strengthening of reinforced concrete beam
7.   KEVIN ONG, 2012, Numerical investigations on shear strengthened reinforced concrete beams
8.   MOHAMMED ADNAN SHAIEA AL-OWIRI, 2012, Effect of shear connectors in end anchor to eliminate premature plate end debonding failure of steel plate flexurally strengthened reinforced concrete beam
9.   SI KOK LEONG, 2012, Investigate the effect of jute fibre composite plate for shear strengthening of reinforced concrete beam
10.  RADHWAN HASSAN QANNAF AL-NOFAISH, 2012, Optimal method of strengthening reinforced concrete beam for shear using externally bonded CFRP laminate
11.  WALEED MOHAMMED FREIJ OBAID ABUMANDEEL, 2013, Investigation of structural behavior of flexural strengthened reinforced concrete flat slab using numerical analysis.
12.  ABEDL-MOHSUN AHMAD ABEDL-MOHSUN KHAZA'LEH, 2013, Strengthening of reinforced concrete flat slab
13.  HAMOON EIGDER, 2013, Advanced method to eliminate premature end peeling of flexurally strengthened RC beams
14.  SOHEIL NIKPOUR KHOSHKROUDI, 2013, Optimization of end anchors to eliminate premature debonding failure of flexurally strengthened RC beams
15.  TANG WENG KEAT, 2013, Effects of End Anchors to Enhance Bond Strength of Externally Bonded Steel Plate Strengthened RC Prisms
16.  DANCEN MILLER, 2013, Bond strength enhancement of externally bonded strengthened reinforced concrete prism using shear connector
17.  SOHAIB.A.ABDELKARIM GAD, 2013, Development of kenaf fibre hybrid composite plate for strengthening of reinforced concrete beam
18.  ZATUL AKMAL BINTI ZAMIL, 2014, Development of durable jute fibre composite plate for strengthening of reinforced concrete beam.
19.  IFKAR AZMI BIN IBRAHIM, 2014, Development of durable kenaf fibre composite plate for strengthening of reinforced concrete beam.
20.  MOHAMAD NAJIB BIN AKHBAR, 2014, Investigate the structural behaviour of flexurally strengthened reinforced concrete continuous beam using finite element method
21.  MOHAMED AHMED ABDULAHI, 2014, Optimization of connectors to eliminate debonding failure of cfrp laminate shear strengthened reinforced concrete beam
22.  TARIQ HOMOUD A. ALTRAIFI, 2014, Optimization of connectors to eliminate debonding failure of steel plate shear strengthened reinforced concrete beam
23.  HAITHAM ADNAN ABDULATEF TARESH, 2015, Investigating structural behavior of hybrid slab system using various shapes of light weight block
24.  AHMED ABDELRAHMAN KHOGALI MOHAMED, 2015, Shear strengthening of repaired flexurally strengthened reinforced concrete slab
25.  MOHAMMED ABDULFATTAH SALLAM MOQBEL, 2015, Structural performance of hybrid slab system using light weight concrete block
26.  SUFIYANI BINTI SULAIMAN, 2016, Durability investigation on kenaf fibre composite plate for structural application
27.  SULIMAN BAKKAR ABDULHAKIM, 2016, Optimization of steel plate for shear strengthening of RC beam using embedded connector
28.  ZAHER ALMKAHAL, 2016, Shear strengthening of RC beam using externally bonded steel plate with optimal embedded connector
29.  MUHAMMAD IZZAT BIN JURAIMI, 2016, Elimination of debonding failure using multiple connectors for optimal shear strengthening of RC beam
30.  NUR FATIN BINTI ABDUL RAHAMAN, 2016, Optimization of adhesive connector to enhance bond strength of externally bonded steel plate strengthened RC prism
31.  NOR AISAH BINTI KHALID, 2016, Optimization of steel connector to enhance bond strength of externally bonded steel plate strengthened RC prism
32.  SHAFIQA SUPINAH BINTI IJONARTONI, 2016, Strengthening of Retaining Wall By using Steel Plates

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