Research group head Profile

Dr. Munir Ahmed, Associate Professor, CUST, did his Doctor of Structural Engineering from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand in Year, 2011. His research area is performance based seismic evaluation, vibration control, and seismic risk assessment. He has so far 8 ISI Impact Factor Journal Publications and 8 International Conference Paper. He has been teaching various key Structural Engineering Courses such as Structural Analysis, Earthquake Engineering, Disaster Risk Assessment, Structural Dynamics, and Performance Based Seismic Design at Graduate and Undergraduate Level. In addition to teaching and research Experience of about 8 years in CUST, he has more than 12 years of experience in structural design of low, mid- and high-rise buildings both individually and in team lead capacity in NESPAK (Pakistan No. 1 consultancy) and in AIT consulting/Solutions (International Consultancy). The experience includes, Code based design of 29-Storied PTET, Tower (Pakistan), Code and performance-based design of 40 storied Central Embassy Building in Thailand (1st performance based designed building in Thailand), Code and performance-based design 40 storied precast pruksa building in Thailand, Code and performance-based design Code and performance-based design 50 Storied Green Residences building in Philippine, code and performance based design60 Storied BDO Tower in Philippine, Code and performance based design40 storied Langshan Tower in Thailand.

Introduction of the group

The safety and economy of the built-up infra structures and its revival during and after an earthquake event is of utmost importance. The importance economy increases further in case of developing countries. These parameters can be efficiently addressed to the stakeholder’s satisfaction using performance based seismic design and evaluation. However, there is significant research gap in performance based seismic design and evaluation, vibration control, seismic risk assessment. This group has been formed to bridge some of the research gaps to achieve safe and sustainable infrastructure.

Members

S. No Name Email Designation
1 Dr. Munir Ahmed Head/Supervisor
2 Engr. Iqbal Ahmad iqbalahmed@cust.edu.pk Member
3 Engr. Farheen Kanwal kanwalfarheen@gmail.com Member
4 Engr. Waqar Saleem Waqar.updl@gmail.com Member
5 Engr. Umair Majeed umairmce@yahoo.com Member
6 Engr. Sadia Afzal Sadia.afzal38@gmail.com Member
7 Muhammad Ishtiaq mishtiaq@cust.edu.pk Member
8 Engr. Tariq Mehmood Engr.tariq.ftp@gmail.com Member
9 Engr. Sarfraz Ahmed Almohandis.sarfraz@gmail.com Member
10 Engr. Kamran Muhammad ikamranm@yahoo.com Member

 

Research Areas

  1. Seismic Risk Assessment, Code Based and Performance based seismic analysis and design of low, mid, and high-rise RC buildings, Structural Dynamics and Vibration Control, Design of Steel and brick masonry Structures, Prefabricated building structures etc.