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Dr Mujib Rahman

Dr Mujib Rahman
Senior Lecturer/UG Course Director - Civil Engineering



Welcome to my personal profile !

I am a Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering responsible to manage Undergraduate programmes, and admissions at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Brunel University. Prior to this employment, I was a senior lecturer, and postgraduate programme leader at the Nottingham Trent University and was responsible to lead research in construction engineering and infrastructures. My career began in 1999, working as a research assistant in Construction Robotics Unit at City University and then research associate at NTEC at Nottingham university. Following the completion of my doctoral research in 2004, I spent five years in the industry. During the first three years (2003-2006), I worked as a senior pavement engineer at Jacobs UK Ltd  and two years at TRL limited as a senior highway engineer. During the time at industry, I coordinated pavement design team for several high-profile design and rehabilitation projects for national and international clients, contributed to revision of design standard, and research projects for DfT, Highways England, local authorities and private consortia. In 2005, I completed my professional review to become a Chartered Engineer.


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE), Nottingham Trent University, 2010
  • PhD in Civil Engineering, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, 2004
  • MSc in Civil Engineering Structures (distinction), City University, London, 1998
  • BS in Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (1st Class), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1995 

Professional Qualifications

  • Chartered Engineer-2005
  • Fellow of Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT)-2017
  • Member of Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT)- 2000-2016
  • Member of Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)-2005
  • Fellow in Higher Education Academy (HEA), UK-2010


  • Chairman of Editorial board, ICE Transport, 2017-
  • Editorial Board Member, ICE Transport, 2015-
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Pavement- 2016-
  • Editorial board member- Journal of Advances in Civil and Environmental Engineering, 2015-
  • Member of RILEM Cold mix asphalt committee
  • Member of EPSRC peer review college
  • Committee Member - Pavement Monitoring and Evaluation, AFD20, Transportation Research Board, USA, 2013-
  • Member of Advisory Council, Department of Civil Engineering, North South University, Bangladesh, 2013-
  • Committee Member, CIHT South Each Branch, 2015-
  • Invited peer reviewer for more than 20 international journals., 2009-
  • Member of scientific committee, and session chairs in several international conferences
  • External PhD Examiner, Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Nottingham, ,2014,2015, 2016,2017
  • External PhD Examiner, Department of Civil Engineering, Curtin University, Australia, 2017
  • External PhD Examiner, Department of Civil Engineering, Liverpool University, 2017
  • External PhD advisor, Università degli Studi di Palermo, Italy, 2016-
  • External PhD supervisor, University of Free State, South Africa, 2016-
  • Honorary Secretary, Midland Branch, CIHT, 2010-2013

 Teaching Experience

  • Developed five new MSc and four undergraduate modules on structural engineering, pavement engineering, asphalt material, construction and sustainability and health monitoring and rehabilitation of surface structures and infrastructure management
  • High student satisfaction with average student evaluation above 90%
  • Nominated for student lead teaching award as an Inspirational Tutor/Supervisor for three successive years.
  • Developed two state-of-the-art labs from scratch; pavement engineering laboratory and concrete protection & durability laboratory
  • Played a key role in increasing recruitment and retention of student in civil engineering programmes
  • Enhanced student learning experience by bringing industrial sponsorship to final year projects, adding field trips and residential field course within the scope of the teaching.
  • Promoting engineering education to wider community including underrepresented and ethnic minority

 Research Experience

  • PI/Co-PI/researcher for nearly 30 academic and industrial research projects
  • ~80 refereed publications, 35 peer-reviewed journal articles, 45 refereed conference papers including best paper awards
  • Over 100 design, consultancy and technical reports.
  • Supervised 3 PhD to completion, 25 MSc dissertations
  • Developed a strong, nationally and internationally recognised research programme in Pavement Engineering and Concrete Protection & Durability, which did not exist prior to my joining at Brunel
  • Partnered and collaborated with 15 universities internationally
  • 60 presentations at national and international conferences, and at invited seminars and workshops

 Programme Management Experience

  • Final Year Tutor, 2010-2013
  • Programme director for MSc Structural Engineering with Management and MSc Structural Engineering with Material, 2011-2013
  • Course Director for Civil Engineering undergraduate programmes, 2015-
  • Admissions Tutor, 2014-

 Design and Consultancy Experience (selected projects)

  • Lead Engineer and Project Manager, TRL limited, Pavement Engineering supports for Highway Agency (Highways England) Area 8, Client: Carillion-URS and Highways England, Project Value: £200k/year
  • Lead Pavement Engineer and Pavement Design Team Coordinator, Jacobs UK Ltd, A2/A282 Dartford Improvement, Principal Contractor: COSTAIN, Principal designer: Jacobs UK Ltd, Client: Highways England, Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) Scheme. Project Value: £125m
  • Lead Pavement Engineer and Pavement Design Team Coordinator, Jacobs UK ltd, M25 Junction1b-3 Widening Scheme, Principal Contractor: COSTAIN, Principal designer: Jacobs UK Ltd, Client: Highways Agency, Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) Scheme. Project Value: £63m
  • Lead Pavement Engineer, M4 Jct 29 to Jct 32 Widening, Principal contractor: Carillion, Principal designer: Jacobs UK Ltd, Client: Welsh Assembly, ECI contract, Project Value: £60m
  • Project Engineer, Dublin Port Pavement Maintenance Guidelines, (Client: Dublin Port Authority)
  • Lead Pavement Engineer, BEAR Scotland: Pavement Investigation Reports, Client: Scottish Executive, Project value: approximately £120k/year)
  • Project Manager and Lead Engineer, Edge Lane Drive Pavement Investigation, Client: Liverpool City Council, Project value: £25,000
  • Project Manager and Lead Engineer, Paradise Street Pavement Evaluation and Design, Client: Enterprise Liverpool, project value: £25,000
  • Project Engineer, Ground floor failure investigations- Disney world distribution centre, Magna Park – Lutterworth, Leicester, Client: Walt Disney, £15,000


  • Best Paper, 'THERMAL SEGRAGATION OF ASPHALT MATERIAL IN ROAD REPAIR'. 8th International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Pavements (MAIREPAV8), Singapore, 27 -29 July 2016.
  • Performance of asphalt patch repair, ICE East-midland merit award on research and innovation, 2012
  • Conference "Paper of Excellence" 'The Influence of Crude Source and Penetration Grade on the Interaction of Crumb Rubber and Bitumen', Asphalt Rubber 2003 Conference, Brasilia, Brazil 2003.
  • MSc scholarship, City University, London, 1998
  • Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology Merit Scholarship, Dhaka, 1989-1994
  • Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC) Merit Gold Medal, 1986
  • Primary and Junior Level Merit Scholarship, Bangladesh, 1984

Invited Speaker

  • Resilient Infrastructure, MASDAR Institute, Abu Dhabi, April 2017
  • Moisture blocking in masonry arch structures, 96th TRB annual meeting, January 2016
  • The role of maintenance and rehabilitation in resilience in infrastructure, Researcher link programme, British Council, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan, March 2016
  • Thermal segregation in hot mix asphalt patch repair" and " 'Distress Based Pavement Performance Prediction Models', 8th International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Pavements (MAIREPAV8), Singapore, 27 to 29 July 2016
  • Resilient Infrastructures-the role of protection, maintenance and rehabilitation "- 1st International Workshop on Seismic Risk Assessment and Mitigation Strategies for Existing Buildings and Structures-17-21 October 2016, Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico.
  • Concrete Protection by Dual Crystalline Technology, Industry Research Seminar, International Chem-crete and Logan construction, Iowa, USA, October 2015
  • Moisture blocking in masonry arch structures, 95th TRB Annual meeting, January 2015
  • Technology based pavement distress measurement, The first Brunel symposium in highway maintenance, March 2015
  • Invited presentation at 6th International Conference 'Bituminous Mixtures & Pavements', Thessaloniki, Greece, 10-12 June 2015
  • Seminar presentation on Research into Pavement investigation and maintenance, Institute of Energy future, Brunel University London
  • Pavement Evaluation and Maintenance at Tongi University, July 15-19, 2015
  • The new approach to managing potholes & vital new research, The 15th Annual surveyor Highway Maintenance Conference and Exhibition, 2013
  • New approach to managing potholes, Institute of Highway Engineers, 2013
  • How many men does it take to fill a hole? An academic study of potholes, APSE, 2013
  • The Influence of Thermal Segregation on Asphalt Pavement Compaction, Nottingham Asphalt Research Consortium, 2012
  • Application of Texture Analysis and the Kohonen Map on pavement images for Region Segmentation in Crack Detection, 91st Annual Meeting, Transportation Research Board, Washington DC, 2012
  • Energy efficient Highway Junction design, The seventh international conference on road and airfield pavement technology, Bangkok, 2011
  • Structural assessment of in-service doweled concrete pavement joints, 5th international conference bituminous mixtures and pavements, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2011
  • Self-organising map (SOM) based concrete pavement joint evaluation, Data Analysis Working Group (DAWG), 90th Transportation Research Board Meeting, Washington DC, 2011
  • EC3 for dummies, The Institution of Structural Engineers, 2010
  • 11th International Conference on Asphalt Pavement, Nagoya, Japan, 2010
  • Redefining research, The Nottingham Trent University, 2010
  • 89th Annual Meeting, Transportation Research Board, Washington DC, 2010
  • The sixth International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Pavements and Technological Control, Turin, Italy, 2009
  • Highway Engineering Workshop, Nottingham Trent University, 2005
  • International Conference on Sustainable Waste Management, Kingston University, 2004
  • Seminar presentations on various pavement related topic, at Nottingham Centre for Pavement Engineering, 2000 to 2003
  • WMR3 Seminar, London, 2001

 Media Coverage of Research


Newest selected publications

Mahmood, M., Mathavanb, M. and Rahman, M. (2018) 'A parameter-free discrete particle swarm algorithm and its application to multi-objective pavement maintenance schemes'. Swarm and Evolutionary Computation. ISSN: 2210-6502

Journal article

Al-Kheetan, M., Rahman, M. and Chamberlain, D. (2018) 'Remediation and Protection of Masonry Structures with Crystallising Moisture Blocking Treatment'. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation. ISSN: 2398-4708 Open Access Link

Journal article

Saeed, F., Rahman, M. and Chamberlain, D. (Accepted) 'Impact of tire and traffic parameters on water pressure in pavement'. Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part B: Pavements (ASCE)..Open Access Link

Journal article

Rahman, M., Al-kheetan, M. and Chamberlain, D. (Accepted) 'Development of Hydrophobic Concrete by Adding Dual-Crystalline Admixture at Mixing Stage'. Structural Concrete. ISSN: 1464-4177 Open Access Link

Journal article

Saeed, F., Rahman, M. and Chamberlain, D. (2018) 'A Novel Laboratory Test Method to Measure Dynamic Water Pressure Underneath a Cracked Concrete Pavement'.17th Annual International Conference on Asphalt, Pavement Engineering and Infrastructure. Liverpool, UK. 22 - 22 FebruaryOpen Access Link

Conference paper
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