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Dr Sheida Afshan

Dr Sheida Afshan


Sheida Afshan is a lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Structural Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Brunel University London, and a member of the Institute of Materials and Manufacturing. Her principal research interests, in respect of which she has authored more than 25 papers in peer-reviewed academic journals and conferences, lie in the areas of structural testing, numerical modelling and the development of design guidance for steel structures. She is a member of the European and BSI Committee responsible for Eurocode 3 – Part 1.4 (CEN/TC250/SC3 WG4 Evolution of EN 1993-1-4 - Stainless steel). She is a reviewer for several leading journals including: Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Structures, Thin-Walled Structures and Engineering Structures.

Dr Afshan is the professional institutions liaison officer for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Brunel University. She is the current secretary of the IStructE Thames Valley Young Members Group. Dr Afshan is actively involved in teaching and supervising undergraduate, postgraduate MSc and PhD projects at Brunel University.

Academic/professional career:

  • Lecturer in Structural Engineering, Brunel University London, Sept 2015-current.
  • Research Associate, Imperial College London, Apr 2014-Aug 2015.
  • PhD in Structural Engineering, Imperial College London, Oct 2010-Oct 2013

Academic and professional qualifications:

  • PhD and DIC, Imperial College London, 2013.
  • MEng in Civil Engineering (1st Class Hons), Imperial College London, 2010.
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Newest selected publications

Afshan, S., Zhao, O. and Gardner, L. (2017) 'Standardised material properties for numerical parametric studies of structural stainless steel elements'.Stainless Steel in Structures – Fifth International Experts Seminar. London, UK. 18 - 19 September[unpublished]

Conference paper

Afshan, S., Zhao, O. and Gardner, L. (2017) 'Buckling curves for stainless steel tubular columns'.EUROSTEEL 2017. Copenhagen, Denmark. 13 - 15 September ISSN: 2509-7075 Open Access Link

Conference paper

Winful, DA., Cashell, KA., Afshan, S., Barnes, AM. and Pargeter, RJ. (Accepted) 'Material properties of high strength steel under fire conditions'.EUROSTEEL 2017. Copenhagen, Denmark.[unpublished]

Conference paper

Winful, D., Cashell, K., Afshan, S., Barnes, AM. and Pargeter, RJ. (Accepted) 'Elevated temperature material behaviour of high strength steel'. Proceedings of the ICE - Structures and Buildings. ISSN: 1751-7702 Open Access Link

Journal article

Zhao, O., Afshan, S. and Gardner, L. (2017) 'Structural response and continuous strength method design of slender stainless steel cross-sections'. Engineering Structures, 140. pp. 14 - 25. ISSN: 0141-0296 Open Access Link

Journal article
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