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Dr. Majid Ali (PhD University of Auckland, New Zealand)

Professor
PROFILE SUMMARY

Overall more than 14 years of rich teaching, research and professional industry experience with a total of 50 publications including 14 ISI, SCIMAGO and Non Impact Factor journal papers having cumulative ISI impact factor of >40 (cumulative journal and conference publications are 19 and 31, respectively). HEC Approved PhD Supervisor. Part of team who launched BS Civil Engineering Program based on OUTCOME BASED EDUCATION system and MS/PhD Civil Engineering Programs. Bachelors with GOLD MEDAL, Masters with HIGHEST POSITION and PhD with FIVE IMPACT FACTOR JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS. Past: Structural Design Engineer having ten years of association with NESPAK, one of leading consultants of Pakistan.

QUALIFICATION
PhD Seismic-Resistant Housing (Natural Fibre Concrete) The University of Auckland, New Zealand 2013
M.Sc. Structures University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila, Pakistan 2006
B.Sc. Civil Engineering University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila, Pakistan 2004
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Professor Capital University of Science and Technology Islamabad Since – 2020
Associate Professor Capital University of Science and Technology Islamabad 2016 – 2019
Assistant Professor Capital University of Science and Technology Islamabad 2015 – 2016
Assistant Professor Civil Engineering Department, Mohammad Ali Jinnah University, Islamabad Campus, Pakistan 2014 – 2015
MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE (Remove)
Project Manager NESPAK Islamabad office 2007 – 2014
Industrial Experience
Senior Engineer Structure Section, NESPAK Islamabad Office 2013 – 2014
Senior Engineer Structure Section, NESPAK Islamabad Office 2007 – 2013
Engineer Structure Section, NESPAK Islamabad Office 2004 – 2007
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES
Life-time Professional Engineer Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC)
HONORS & AWARDS
1. 2016: Got Honorarium from CUST for publication in impact factor journal.
2. 2015: Got Honorarium from MAJU for publication in impact factor journal.
3. 2015: Part of faculty team (i.e. assistance to Graduate Coordinator) who successfully started Graduate Civil Engineering Programs (MS and PhD) at MAJU.
4. 2015: “Recognized Reviewer” by ELSEVIER journal CONSTRUCTION BUILDING AND MATERIALS (Impact Factor = 2.296)
5. 2015: Selected as HEC Approved PhD Supervisor
6. 2014: Got Honorarium (two times) from MAJU for publications in impact factor journals.
7. 2014: Part of faculty team (under direct supervision/guidance of Dean Faculty of Engineering) who successfully started BS Civil Engineering Program based on Outcome Based Education (OBE) system at MAJU.
8. 2014: Ten years of association with NESPAK (one of the leading consultants of Pakistan). Design Engineer in Structures Section, NESPAK Islamabad Office.
9. 2013: Promotion from Senior Engineer (Grade-9) to Senior Engineer (Grade-10) in NESPAK based on performance of 2007-13.
10. 2013: Got Honorarium (two times) from University of Auckland for publications in world class journals.
11. 2013: Selected among 40 sponsored scholars from all over the world to present part of PhD research in 10CUEE organized by Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, an institute with world ranked at 18 in Engg. & IT.
12. 2012: Selected among around 70 sponsored scholars from all over the world for attending international summer school, organized by The University of Tokushima, Japan.
13. 2010: Selected among sponsored scholars from all over the world to present part of PhD research in “14th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering”, organized by Macedonian Association for Earthquake Engineering, under the auspices of European Association of Earthquake Engineering.
14. 2008: Postgraduate Scholarship Award for Philosophy of Doctorate by Higher Education Commission, Pakistan at The University of Auckland, New Zealand.
15. 2008: Letter of Appreciation from NESPAK based on performance of 2007-08.
16. 2007: Accelerated promotion from Engineer (Grade-8a) to Senior Engineer (Grade-9) in NESPAK based on performance of 2004-07.
17. 2006: Honorarium from NESPAK based on performance of 2005-06.
18. 2006: Merit Certificate by Dean, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila Pakistan for First class First Position in MSc Civil Engineering with Structures Specialization.
19. 2005: Gold Medal and Merit Certificate by Governor Punjab in convocation for Best Performance in Final Year in BSc Civil Engineering.
20. 2004: Merit Certificate by Chairman, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila Pakistan for obtaining overall 4th position in batch 2000-2004 of BSc Civil Engineering.
RESEARCH AREAS / INTERESTS
  1. Seismic-resistant design (Brick Masonry Houses; RCC Buildings; Elevated Water Tanks; Underground Water Tanks, Retaining Walls)
  2. New construction technologies for seismic-resistant housing
  3. Use of natural fibres as construction materials
  4. Natural fibre reinforced concrete
JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
1. Farooqi, M.U., and Ali. M., ” Effect of pre-treatment and content of wheat straw on energy absorption capability of concrete”, Construction and Building Materials (Impact Factor = 4.046), Volume 224, Pages: 572-583, 2019.
2. Qamar, F., Thomas, T. and Ali. M., “Assessment of mechanical properties of fibrous mortar and interlocking soil stabilised block (ISSB) for low-cost masonry housing”, Materials de Construction (Impact factor 1.886) In printing, 2019.
3. Hussain, T., and Ali, M., “Improving the impact resistance and dynamic properties of jute fiber reinforced concrete for rebars design by considering tension zone of FRC”, Construction and Building Materials (Impact Factor = 4.046), In printing, 2019.
4. Khan, M., and Ali, M., “Improvement in concrete behavior with fly ash, silica-fume and coconut fibres”, Construction and Building Materials (Impact Factor = 4.046), Volume 203, Pages: 174-187, 2019.
5. Khan, M., Cao, M., and Ali, M., “Effect of Basalt Fibers on Mechanical Properties of Calcium Carbonate Whisker-Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete”, Construction and Building Materials (Impact Factor = 4.046), Volume 192, Pages: 742-753, 2018
6. Khan, M., and Ali, M., “Effect of super plasticizer on the properties of medium strength concrete prepared with coconut fiber”, Construction and Building Materials (Impact Factor = 3.169), Volume 182, Pages: 703-715,2018
7. Farooqi, M.U., and Ali. M., “Contribution of plant fibers in improving the behavior and capacity of reinforced concrete for structural applications”, Construction and Building Materials (Impact Factor = 3.169), Volume 182, Pages: 94-107, 2018
8. Qamar, F., Thomas, T. and Ali. M., “Use of natural fibrous plaster for improving the out of plane lateral resistance of mortarless interlocked masonry walling”, Construction and Building Materials (Impact Factor = 3.169), Volume 174, Pages: 320-329, 2018
9. Khan, M., and Ali, M., “Effectiveness of hair and wave polypropylene fibers for concrete roads”, Construction and Building Materials (Impact Factor = 3.169), Volume 166, Pages: 581-591, 2018
10. Ali, M., “Role of post-tensioned coconut-fibre ropes in mortar-free interlocking concrete construction during seismic loadings”, KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering (Impact Factor = 0.812), Volume 22(4), Pages: 1336-1343, 2018
11. Zia, A. and Ali, M., ” Behavior of fiber reinforced concrete for controlling the rate of cracking in canal-lining”, Construction and Building Materials (Impact Factor = 3.169), Volume 155, Pages: 726-739, 2017
12. Khan, M. and Ali, M., “Use of glass and nylon fibers in concrete for controlling early age micro cracking in bridge decks”, Construction and Building Materials (Impact Factor = 3.169), Volume 125, Pages: 800-808, 2016
13. Ali M., “Use of coconut fibre reinforced concrete and coconut-fibre ropes for seismic-resistant construction” Materials de Construction (Impact factor 1.343) Volume 66 (321), e073, 2016
14. Qamar F., Ali M., “Modification of traditional supporting steelwork system for non-standard structures”, Engineering Structures (Impact factor 2.258) Volume 96, Pages: 153-159, 2015
15. Tang, Z., Ali, M. and Chouw, N., “Residual compressive and shear strengths of novel coconut-fibre-reinforced-concrete interlocking blocks”, Construction and Building Materials (Impact Factor = 3.169), Volume 66 , Pages: 533-540, 2014
16. Ali M., “Seismic performance of coconut-fibre-reinforced-concrete columns with different reinforcement configurations of coconut-fibre ropes”, Construction and Building Materials (Impact Factor = 3.169), Volume 70, Pages: 226-230, 2014
17. Ali, M., Briet, R. and Chouw, N. , “Dynamic response of mortar-free interlocking structures”, Construction and Building Materials (Impact Factor = 3.169), Volume 42 , Pages: 168-189, 2013
18. Ali, M. and Chouw, N. , “Experimental investigations on coconut-fibre rope tensile strength and pullout from coconut fibre reinforced concrete”, Construction and Building Materials (Impact Factor = 3.169), Volume 41, Pages: 681-690, 2013
19. Ali, M., Li, X. and Chouw, N. , “Experimental investigations on bond strength between coconut fibre and concrete”, Materials & Design (Impact Factor = 4.364), Volume 44, Pages: 596-605, 2013
20. Ali, M., Gultom, R. J. And Chouw, N. , “Capacity of innovative interlocking blocks under monotonic loading”, Construction and Building Materials (Impact Factor = 3.169), Volume 37, Pages: 812-821, 2012
21. Ali, M., Liu, A., Sou, H. and Chouw, N., “Mechanical and dynamic properties of coconut fibre reinforced concrete”, Construction and Building Materials (Impact Factor = 3.169), Volume 30, Pages: 814-825, 2012
22. Farooqi, M., and Ali, M., “Effect of fibre content on splitting-tensile strength of wheat straw reinforced concrete for pavement applications”, Key Engineering Materials (SCIMAGO IF = 0.32, Q3), Volume 765, Pages: 349-354, 2018
23. Khan, U., A., Jahanzaib, M., H., Khan, M., and Ali, M., “Improving the tensile energy absorption of high strength natural fiber reinforced concrete with fly-ash for bridge girders”, Key Engineering Materials (SCIMAGO IF = 0.32, Q3), Volume 765, Pages: 335-342, 2018
24. Qamar, F., Thomas, T., and Ali. M., “Contribution of sisal reinforced plaster in out of plane resistance of masonry column”, Key Engineering Materials (SCIMAGO IF = 0.32, Q3), Volume 765, Pages: 343-348, 2018
25. Zia, A. and Ali, M., (2018). “Effectiveness of Polypropylene Fiber Reinforced Concrete in enhancement of long-term durability of hydraulic structures”. Materials Science Forum (SCIMAGO IF = 0.29, Q3), Volume 923, Pages: 125-129, 2018
26. Ali, M., “Natural Fibres as construction materials”, International Journal of Civil Engineering and Construction Technology (Impact Factor = NIL), Volume 3(3), Pages: 80-89, 2012
27. Ali, M., “Coconut fibre – A Versatile Material and its Applications in Engineering”, International Journal of Civil Engineering and Construction Technology (Impact Factor = NIL), Volume 2(9), Pages: 189-197, 2011
CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS
1. Khan, M., Cao, M., and Ali, M. “Influence of CaCO3 whiskers, steel fibers and basalt fibers hybridization on flexural toughness of concrete”. 5th International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technology, Kingston University, London, UK. July 14-17. Paper IDSCMT5118. 2019.
2. Qamar, F., Thomson, T., and Ali, M. “Effect of natural fibrous plaster on lateral resistance of mortarless interlocking wall”. 5th International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technology, Kingston University, London, UK. July 14-17. Paper IDSCMT5149. 2019.
3. Affan M., and Ali, M. “Compressive Behavior of Jute Fiber Reinforced Concrete under Freeze-Thaw Cycles”, International Civil Engineering and Architecture Conference, Trabzon, Turkey. April 17-20. Paper CE-SE-088, 2019.
4. Zahid M., and Ali, M. ” Behavior of jute fiber reinforced stabilized earth-brick to improve load carrying capacity”, International Civil Engineering and Architecture Conference, Trabzon, Turkey. April 17-20. Paper CE-G-060, 2019.
5. Safdar M.M.B., and Ali, M. “Robot structural analysis for practising designers in developing countries – challenges and their solution”, International Civil Engineering and Architecture Conference, Trabzon, Turkey. April 17-20. Paper CE-SE-160, 2019
6. Waqas M., and Ali, M. “An Efficient Approach to Incorporate Soil-Structure Interaction Effects for Practicing Engineers”, ASCE IACGE Conference on “Geotechnical and Seismic Research and Practices for Sustainability”, Chongqing, China. October 20-21. Vol. 304, pp 639-651, 2018
7. Khan, M., Cao, M., and Ali, M. “Hybrid Fiber Reinforced Concrete for the Application of Bridge Deck”, 3rd FRC International Workshop “Fibre Reinforced Concrete: from Design to Structural Applications” – ACI-fib-RILEM Joint Workshop, Desenzano, Lake Garda, Italy. June 28-30. Paper 053, 2018
8. Khan, M., Cao, M., and Ali, M. “Experimental and empirical study of basalt fiber reinforced concrete”, Annual Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Technical Conference, Fredericton, Canada. June 13-16. Paper MA39, 2018
9. Qamar, F., Thomson, T., and Ali, M. “Effect of sisal fibrous mortar in improving out of-plane resistance and damping ratio of masonry column”, Annual Canadian Society for Civil Engg Technical Conference, Fredericton, Canada. June 13-16. Paper ST119, 2018
10. Sudheer, M., Farooqi, M.U., and Ali, M. “Case study: Flaws of concrete roads in Pakistan – possible reasons and remedial measures”, Annual Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Technical Conference, Fredericton, Canada. June 13-16. Paper TR47, 2018
11. Batool, K., and Ali, M,, “Construction practices of masonry houses in private societies of developing countries from seismic resistance aspects”, Annual New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engg Technical Conf., Auckland, New Zealand. April 13-15., Paper P2.01, 2018
12. Ismail, S., Tariq, S., Gul, S., and Ali, M,, “Seismic Construction Practices of Commercial RCC Buildings via Visual Inspection in Developing Countries”, Annual New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engg Technical Conf., Auckland, New Zealand. April 13-15., Paper P1.35, 2018
13. Qamar, F., Thomas, T. and Ali. M,, “Effect of rice straw reinforced plaster in improving out-of-plane resistance of mortar-free interlocking column”, Annual New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engg Technical Conf., Auckland, New Zealand. April 13-15., Paper P1.12, 2018
14. Khan, M., Cao, M., and Ali, M., “Effect of CaCO3 Whisker, Steel Fiber and Basalt Fiber Content on Compressive Energy Absorption of Concrete”, Annual New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engg Technical Conf., Auckland, New Zealand. April 13-15., Paper P1.10, 2018
15. Khan, M., Khan, U., A., and Ali, M., “Flexural properties of high strength coconut fiber reinforced concrete for earthquake resistant structures”, Annual New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engg Technical Conf., Auckland, New Zealand. April 13-15., Paper P1.11, 2018
16. Tariq, S., Ismail, S., and Ali, M., (2017). Seismic Risk Assessment of Residential RCC Buildings with Street Survey in Urban Areas of Developing Countries. Annual Australian Earthquake Engineering Society Conference, Canberra, November 24-26. Paper 423
17. Batool, K., Ayaz, G., and Ali, M., (2017). Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of Brick Masonry Houses with Street Survey in Developing Countries. Annual Australian Earthquake Engineering Society Conference, Canberra, November 24-26. Paper 425
18. Hayat, A. Khan, H., Haq, R. U. and Ali, M., (2017). Use of Pine-Needle Reinforced Composites in Kashmir, Pakistan – A Critical Review. Annual Australian Earthquake Engineering Society Conference, Canberra, November 24-26. Paper 450
19. Anwar, G., Khan, S. A., and Ali, M., (2017). Earthquake Risk Assessment using PSHA in ArcGIS for developing countries – An easy and quick approach. Annual Australian Earthquake Engineering Society Conference, Canberra, November 24-26. Paper 451.
20. Farooqi, M. U. and Ali, M., (2017). Effect of fibre content on compressive strength of wheat straw reinforced concrete for pavement applications. 2nd International Conference on Frontiers of Composite Materials, Melbourne Australia, November 15-17. Paper 136
21. 37. Liaqat, Z., Khan, M. and Ali, M., (2017). Increasing flexural toughness with natural fibers and silica fume in concrete for structural applications. 5th International Conf. on Infrastructure Engineering in Developing Countries (IEDC-2017) Karachi Pakistan, July 14-15. Paper 32
22. Rehman, A., Khan, M., and Ali, M., (2017). Utilization of high strength coconut fiber reinforced concrete in bridge pier. 5th International Conference on Infrastructure Engineering in Developing Countries (IEDC-2017) Karachi Pakistan, July 14-15. Paper 31.
23. Farooqi, M. U. and Ali, M., (2017). Short-term durability of wheat straw reinforced concrete for pavement applications. 5th International Conference on Infrastructure Engineering in Developing Countries (IEDC-2017) Karachi Pakistan, July 14-15. Paper 30. Paper got selected for UNIVERSITY TRAVEL GRANT
24. 40. Ali, M. (2017). Evacuation of institutional buildings during a disaster in developing countries: from planning to implementation. NZSEE Conf., Wellington, New Zealand. April 27-29. Paper 0220.
25. 41. Khan, M. and Ali, M. (2017). Earthquake-resistant brick masonry housing for developing countries: An easy approach. NZSEE Conf., Wellington, New Zealand. April 27-29. Paper 0054
26. 42. Farooqi, M. U. and Ali, M. (2016). Flexural behaviour of wheat straw reinforced concrete for pavement applications. 36th Cement and Concrete Science Conference, Cardiff, UK. September 5-6. Paper 44
27. 43. Farooqi, M. U. and Ali, M. (2016). Compressive behavior of wheat straw reinforced concrete for pavement applications. 4th International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technology, Las Vegas, USA. August 7-11. Paper 231. Paper got selected for HEC TRAVEL GRANT
28. Ali, M. and Chouw, N. (2013). Influence of post-tensioned ropes on the dynamic response of mortar-free interlocking structures in earthquakes. 10th Int. conf. on Urban EQ Engg, Tokyo Institute of Technology. Japan. Mar 1-2. Paper 04-048. Selected for Tokyo Institute of Technology TRAVEL GRANT
29. Ali, M., R. Briet, S. Bai & N. Chouw (2013). Seismic performance of mortar-free interlocking column. NZSEE Conf., Wellington, New Zealand. April 26-28. Paper 40
30. Ali, M., B. Nolot & N. Chouw (2011). Behaviour of coir fibre and rope reinforced concrete members with debonding length. 9th PCEE, University of Auckland, New Zealand. April 14-16. Paper 131
31. Ali, M., H. Sou, A. Liu and N. Chouw (2010). Effect of fibre content on dynamic properties of coir fibre reinforced concrete beam. NZSEE Conf., Wellington, New Zealand. March 26-28. Paper 43
32. 48. K. Twigden, X. Li, Ali, M., C. Oyarzo-Vera & N. Chouw (2010). Effect of harmonic sequence on structures. NZSEE Conf. 2010. Paper 37
33. Ali, M., & N. Chouw (2010). Consequence of crack development for dynamic behavior of coir fibre reinforced concrete beams. 9th US National and 10th Canadian Conf. on EQ Engg., Toronto, Canada. July 25-29. Paper 341
34. Ali, M., 2010. Coconut fibre – A Versatile Material and its Applications in Engineering. 2nd International conference on “Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies(SCMT)”, June 28-30, Ancona, Italy. Pp.1441-1454
35. Ali, M., & N. Chouw (2009). Dynamic testing of coir fibre reinforced concrete beam. 8thInt. conf. on SILOS , Uni. of Adelaide, Australia. Dec. 2-4. 137-144
36. Ali, M., & N. Chouw (2009). Coir fibre& rope reinforced concrete beam under dynamic loading. AEES Conf., New Castle, Australia. Dec. 11-13. Paper 4
37. Ali, M., 2009. Natural fibres as construction materials. 11th Int. Conf. on Non-conventional Materials & Technologies (NOCMAT), September 6-9, Bath, UK. Paper 34 on CD.
38. Ahmad, S. and Ali, M. 2006. Comparative study of analysis and design of high-rise building in non-seismic and different seismic zones. 2nd Asian Concrete Federation (ACF) International Conference, November 20-21, Bali, Indonesia. Pp 204-215
39. Ali, M., 2009. Properties of natural fibre reinforced concrete. International conference on “Natural fibres – Materials low Carbon Future”, organized by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM 3), Dec. 14-16, London, UK. Paper Ref. 04 (Presentation only)
40. Ali, M., Li, X. and Chouw, N. 2010. Coir fibre and rope reinforced concrete columns under harmonic loading. Annual New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering Technical Conference, , March 26-28, Wellington, New Zealand. Paper reference 43 (Abstract only).

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