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Dr Amer Ali

Dr Amer Ali

alia76@lsbu.ac.uk

Civil and Building Services Engineering

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I am specialised in highway and transportation engineering and have been working in the UK academic sector for three decades including teaching and research. I worked for the universities of UCL, IC, Bristol, Brighton, Leeds-MU and LSBU. I have extensive experience in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses and in the supervision of MSc and PhD projects in addition to managing and developing courses and modules. I am the Director of Studies of an average of seven PhD students per year for railway and highway engineering research. Experienced in professional development, tutor for international students and tutor for placement and careers.

My research and publications span the areas of:

• Traffic and highway engineering

• Railway engineering

• Sustainability

• Professional development and the training and learning of graduate engineers at the workplace during their Initial Professional Development (IPD).

PhD research students:

I have around 7 PhD students per year who conduct research in the above areas particularly transportation engineering and sustainability.

Professional Affiliations:

• Chartered Engineer, CEng

• Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, FICE

• Fellow of the Institute of Highway Engineers, FIHE

• Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation, FCIHT

• Fellow of the Permanent Way Institution, FPWI

• Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, MASCE

• Member of the Structural Engineering Institute, MSEI (USA)

• Member of the Transport and Development Institute, MT&DI (USA)

• Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, SFHEA

Professional Roles and Responsibilities:

• Member of the Main JBM Board (JBM is the Joint Board of Moderators)

• Member of the JBM visiting/accreditation teams

• Member of the IHE Academic Standards Panel

• Representative of the PWI at the JBM

• Reviewer for the ICE chartership

• Reviewer for the IHE chartership

• Academic Partner for the CIHT Partnership Framework

Other Activities:

• External Examiner

• Chair of PhD Viva Panels

• Independent Reviewer of assessment panels for PhD candidates

• Member of Organising Committee of International Conferences, Keynote Speaker, and Chair of Transportation Sessions.

Courses taught

Civil Engineering - MSc

Civil Engineering - BEng (Hons)

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Current
Miss Jahanara AkhterDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Miss Zhor RadjefDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Mr Fouad GhoussayniRehabilitation of Historical Cities of the Mediterranean Using the Notions of Modular Patterns – Case Study of SidonPhD
Mr Syed Faisal AliIdentification of effective factors that aid the decision on whether to refurbish-reuse or rebuild-recycle existing and new buildings.PhD
Mr Fadhel Jaafer Aziz AlasadiInvestigation of the Effect of High Temperature on the Performance of Flexible Pavement: Case Study of Iraqi RoadsPhD
Mr Maher Ezzat DagherDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Christopher MillsPhD
Jahanara AkhterPhD

Awarded in the last 5 years
Mr Oluwagbenga Samuel TadeA Risk-based Approach for Proactive Asset Management of Sewer Structural Conditions in England and WalesPhD
Mr Mugdad AlkhateebA Finite Element Analysis of a Moving Load on Slab Track by a High-Speed TrainPhD
Mrs Inara WatsonSustainability and Related Factors of High Speed RailwaysPhD
Mr Imad Ezzat DagherInvestigation of the Effect of Rising Temperature and Traffic Loading on the Behaviour of Rigid Pavements to Minimise Maintenance Requirements – Case Study of Lebanese Roads.PhD
LSBU Panel Review TrainingPhD
MSc and PhD in Highway and Transportation Engineering
1991
Senior Lecturer in Highway Engineering
Leeds M U

2005
Education
FICE, FCIHT, FIHE, FPWI, MASCE, MSEI, MT&DI, SFHEA
1991
Leeds M U
External examiner

Highway and Transportation Engineering

September 2018
Professional Institutions (ICE, IHE, CIHT, PWI)

These include: Reviewer of CPR/MPR, Member of Academic Standard Panel, Member of JBM Main Board, Framework Academic member.

Third sector
September 2010

Sustainability of high-speed rail: a comparative study
Watson, I., Ali, A. and Bayyati, A. (2019). Sustainability of high-speed rail: a comparative study. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Transport. 173 (4), pp. 287-296. https://doi.org/10.1680/jtran.18.00131

Factors Affecting Efficiency Of Railways In Terms Of Safety At Railway Level Crossings
Watson, I., Ali, A. and Bayyati, A. (2021). Factors Affecting Efficiency Of Railways In Terms Of Safety At Railway Level Crossings. WIT International Journal of Transport Development and Integration. 5 (2), pp. 190-207. https://doi.org/10.2495/TDI-V5-N2-190-207

Critical Investigation of Cheops Pyramid Building in Relation to the Solar Equinox
Ghoussayni, F., Ali, A. and Bayyati, A. (2021). Critical Investigation of Cheops Pyramid Building in Relation to the Solar Equinox. Journal of Architectural Engineering. 27 (4), p. 05021013. https://doi.org/10.1061/(asce)ae.1943-5568.0000503

Investigation of Factors Influencing the Efficiency of railways in Terms of safety at Level Crossings
Watson, I., Ali, A and Bayyati, A (2020). Investigation of Factors Influencing the Efficiency of railways in Terms of safety at Level Crossings. Conference COMPRAIL 2020, Wessex Institute of Technology (WIT). online 01 - 03 Jul 2020 Wessex Institute.

Investigation of Factors Influencing the Efficiency of railways in Terms of safety at Level Crossings
Watson, I., Ali, A. and Bayatti, A. (2020). Investigation of Factors Influencing the Efficiency of railways in Terms of safety at Level Crossings. Computers in Railways XVII. 199 (11), pp. 139-149. https://doi.org/10.2495/cr200131

The Constructability of the Cheops Pyramid
Ali, A, Ghoussayni, F, Bayyati, A, Dagher, I and Bayyati, I (2020). The Constructability of the Cheops Pyramid. Results in Engineering. 6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rineng.2020.100134