Usman Farooqi

Dr. Muhammad Usman Farooqi (PhD CUST, Islamabad)

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
PROFILE SUMMARY

Dr. Muhammad Usman Farooqi is a part of a dynamic and progressive organization, which offers challenging working environment where one can utilize energies and competences in a positive direction and contribute towards overall objectives of organization. He is enthusiastically an active member of CE departmental team and main contributor towards development of a department from scrap, by fulfilling all Outcome Based Education (OBE) based pre-requisites defined by Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) and Higher Education Commission (HEC). Dr. Farooqi has almost 10 years of overall experience including rich teaching, research and industry. He has also been recognized as HEC Approved Supervisor. Furthermore, in past, he has been served as Deputy Project Manager having two years of association with Frontier Works Organization (FWO), one of leading contractors in Pakistan.

QUALIFICATION
PhD Civil Engineering Capital University of Science and Technology, Islamabad 2020
MSc Civil Engineering University of Engineering & Technology, Taxila 2014
BSc Civil Engineering University of Engineering & Technology, Taxila 2012
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Assistant Professor Capital University of Science and Technology Islamabad Since – 2017
Lecturer Capital University of Science and Technology Islamabad 2015 – 2017
Research Associate University of Engineering & Technology, Taxila 2012 – 2014
Industrial Experience
Deputy Project Manager Frontier Works Organization (FWO) 2014 – 2015
Management Experience
In-charge Voice of Capital FM 97.6 Since — 2017
Convener Capital Media Group (CMG), Capital University Since — 2017
Deputy Project Manager Frontier Works Organization (FWO) 2014 – 2015
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES
Registered Engineer Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) Reg. no: Civil/32846
RESEARCH AREAS / INTERESTS

  • Natural Fibers
  • Natural Fiber Reinforced Cementitious Composites
  • Fiber Reinforced Concrete for Pavements
  • Sustainable Construction Materials
  • RESEARCH SUPERVISION
    1. MS Experimental Investigation on Properties of Fiber Reinforced Concrete Related to Bridge Piers (Co-Supervisor)
    2. MS Investigation of Jute Fiber Reinforced Concrete Having GFRP Rebars in Slabs Under Impact Loading (Co-Supervisor)
    3. MS Investigation of Jute Fiber Reinforced Concrete Having GFRP Rebars in Slabs Under Impact Loading (Co-Supervisor)
    4. BS Potential of Natural Fibers as Possible Construction Materials for Sustainable Infrastructure
    5. BS Feasibility of BIM for Highway Transportation Systems in Pakistan – A Case Study
    6. BS Natural Fibers for Rigid Pavements ~ Engineering Guidelines for Stakeholders
    7. BS Improvement in Conventional Practices of Construction/Rehabilitation of Rigid Pavements in Pakistan
    JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
    1. Meng, Z., Li, L., Farooqi, M.U., Feng, L., and Wang, L., “Fiber factor for fresh and hardened properties of polyethylene fiber-reinforced geopolymer mortar”, Journal of Building Engineering, Volume 53, 104556, 2022. (ISI IF = 5.1318).
    2. Li, L., Wei, Y., Li, Z., and Farooqi, M.U., “Rheological and viscoelastic characterizations of fly ash/slag/silica fume-based geopolymer”, Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 354, 131629, 2022. (ISI IF = 9.297).
    3. 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, Volume 224, Pages: 572-583, 2019. (ISI IF = 6.141).
    4. 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, Volume 182, Pages: 94-107, 2018. (ISI IF = 6.141).
    5. Farooqi, M.U., and Ali, M., “Effect of fibre content on splitting-tensile strength of wheat straw reinforced concrete for pavement applications”, Key Engineering Materials, Volume 765, Pages: 349-354, 2018. (SCIMAGO IF = 0.32, Q3).
    6. Farooqi, M.U., Ahmad, N., Kamal, M. A., Hussain, J., Hafeez, I. and Riaz, K. “Analysis of Moisture Susceptibility of Different Loose Coated Asphalt Mixtures”, Technical Journal, UET Taxila, Vol. 20 No. I, 2015.
    CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS
    1. Dodhy, M.H., Farooqi, M.U., and Ali, M. “Utilization of Natural Fibers in Construction Industry: A Review”. International Congress on Phenomenological Aspects of Civil Engineering, Ataturk University, Turkey, Pages 466-468, June 20-23, 2021.
    2. Ullah, I., Farooqi, M.U., and Ali, M. “Modern Classification of Link Road. An Overview”. International Conference on Computational Civil Engineering Empower the Digital Transition in Construction World, Romania, Paper 45, May 27-29, 2021.
    3. Shah, M., Farooqi, M.U., and Ali, M. “Use of admixtures in improving bonded asphalt overlay on concrete pavements-A critical review”. 11th International Civil Engineering Conference (ICEC2020) Integrating Innovation and Sustainability in Civil Engineering”, NED/IEP Karachi, Pakistan, Paper 74, March 13-14, 2020.
    4. Ali, SZ., Farooqi, M.U., and Ali, M. “Assessment of asphalt overlay performance over concrete bridge deck”. 11th International Civil Engineering Conference (ICEC2020) Integrating Innovation and Sustainability in Civil Engineering”, NED/IEP Karachi, Pakistan, Paper 74, March 13-14, 2020.
    5. Rahman, MU., Farooqi, MU., and Ali, M. “Use of BIM Tools in Highway Transportation System in Developed Countries – A Review”. 11th International Civil Engineering Conference (ICEC2020) Integrating Innovation and Sustainability in Civil Engineering”, NED/IEP Karachi, Pakistan, Paper 74, March 13-14, 2020.
    6. Tariq, MA., Farooqi, MU., and Ali, M. “A Review on Different Influential Factors and Techniques for Evaluating Bonding between Asphalt Overlay and Concrete Pavement”. 11th International Civil Engineering Conference (ICEC2020)”, NED/IEP Karachi, Pakistan, Paper 74, March 13-14, 2020.
    7. Ahmed, T., Farooqi, M.U., and Ali, M. “Compressive behavior of rice straw reinforced concrete for rigid pavements” 8th Global Conference on Materials Science and Engineering (CMSE), Sanya, China, Paper CMSE3781, November 12-15, 2019.
    8. Farooqi, M.U., and Ali, M. “Construction practices for first ever wheat straw reinforced concrete pavement for light traffic”. 5th International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technology, Kingston University, London, UK, Paper ID SCMT5169, July 14-17, 2019.
    9. 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, Canada, Paper TR47, June 13-16, 2018.
    10. Farooqi, M. U. and Ali, M. “Effect of fibre content on compressive strength of wheat straw reinforced concrete for pavement applications”. 2nd International Conference on Frontiers of Composite Materials, Australia, Paper 136, November 15-17, 2017.
    11. Farooqi, M. U. and Ali, M. “Short-term durability of wheat straw reinforced concrete for pavement applications”. 5th International Conference on Infrastructure Engineering in Developing Countries (IEDC-2017) Karachi, Pakistan, Paper 30, July 14-15, 2017. Paper got selected for UNIVERSITY TRAVEL GRANT.
    12. Farooqi, M. U. and Ali, M. “Flexural behaviour of wheat straw reinforced concrete for pavement applications”. 36th Cement and Concrete Science Conference, Cardiff, UK. Paper 44, September 5-6, 2016.
    13. Farooqi, M. U. and Ali, M. “Compressive behavior of wheat straw reinforced concrete for pavement applications”. 4th International Conference on Sustainable Construction Materials and Technology, Las Vegas, USA, Paper 231, August 7-11, 2016. Paper got selected for HEC TRAVEL GRANT.

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