• School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

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    Mujib is a Chartered Engineer with more than twenty years’ experience in academics and industry. Mujib’s research career began in early 1999, as a research assistant in the construction robotics centre at the City University London, working on a multi-disciplinary project funded by the EC 4th Framework programme that focused on hydro-erosion for the repair of in-situ concrete (HEROIC). From September 2000 to August 2003, he worked in the Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre (NTEC) at the University of Nottingham, initially as a research assistant, then being promoted to research associate, where he also completed his doctoral research on the fundamental characterisation of dry process modified asphalt mixtures in 2003 (awarded in 2004).

    Following the completion of his doctoral research, Mujib spent five years in the industry. During the first three years (2003-2006), he worked as a senior pavement and material engineer at Jacobs UK Ltd served as a project manager and lead engineer and co-ordinated a pavement design team for several high-profile design and rehabilitation projects for national and international clients. In 2005, Mujib completed his professional review and become a Chartered Engineer.  In 2006, Mujib joined TRL Limited as a senior researcher and engineer. Here he was responsible for various consultancy and R&D projects, notably for the Highways England and Department for Transport.

    Mujib has gained extensive research experience on the fundamental characterisation of asphalt and concrete materials, non-destructive based evaluation of civil engineering infrastructures, protection of porous construction materials, and condition data analysis. Mujib is presently serving as a chairman of Editorial board for ICE transport Journal, an associate editor for Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, and Editorial member of International Journal of Pavement and Journal of Advances in Civil and Environmental Engineering and also a member of several national and international technical committees.  He is also serving as an external examiner for Architectural Technology Programme at Ulster University and advisor for North South University Bangladesh. Several of his former students are currently faculty members at universities in the UK and around the world

    He is author/co-author of over 100 peer reviewed international journals and conference articles and has also written over 100 design and consultancy reports for government departments and private organisations. His research is sponsored by EPSRC, EC, Dft, Highways England, Institution of Civil Engineers, and private organisations.

    Professional Qualifications

    • Chartered Engineer
    • Fellow of Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)
    • Fellow of Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT)
    • Senior Fellow, AdvanceHE (formerly the Higher Education Academy), UK
    • Fellow of Institute of Asphalt Technology (FIAT)


    • 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 East 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, 2016,2017,2019,2020
    • External Examiner, Department of Civil Engineering, Curtin University, 2017
    • External Examiner, Department of Civil Engineering, Liverpool University, 2017
    • External PhD advisor, University of  Sicily., 2016-
    • External PhD Supervisor, University of Free State, South Africa, 2016-2020
    • 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
    • ~100 refereed publications, 55 peer-reviewed journal articles, 45 refereed conference papers including best paper awards
    • Over 100 design, consultancy and technical reports.
    • Supervised 7 PhD to completion, 60 MSc dissertations
    • Developed a strong, nationally and internationally recognised research programme in Pavement Engineering and Concrete Protection & Durability.
    • Partnered and collaborated with 15 universities internationally
    • ~60 presentations at national and international conferences, and at invited seminars and workshops

    Programme Management Experience

    • Director of Teaching and Learning, 2018-2020
    • Level 6 Year Tutor, 2010-2013
    • Level 7 Year Tutor, 2019-2020
    • Programme director for MSc Structural Engineering with Management and MSc Structural Engineering with Material, 2011-2013
    • Course Director for Civil Engineering undergraduate programmes, 2015-2018
    • Admissions Tutor, 2014-2018

    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


    • Highly Commended Award 2018, Remediation and protection of masonry structures with crystallising moisture blocking treatment, International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation, Emerald
    • 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

    • Road Ahead-How Technology is Shaping Pavement Engineering, International Symposium on Innovations in Civil Engineering and Technology, Turkey, 2019
    • The High Hidden Costs of Potholes, Festival of Maintenance, Liverpool, UK, 2019
    • Rethinking Pothole, Surrey County Council, UK, 2019
    • Enhancing road repair, National Asphalt Research Consortium (NARC), Nottingham University, February 2019
    • Smart highway and asset management- the role of investigation, maintenance and rehabilitation, De La Salle University, Manila, January 2019
    • Enhancing road repair, National Asphalt Research Consortium, Nottingham University, February 2019
    • Pothole formation: tyre-water- pavement interaction, Pothole: Bridging Science and Engineering, 26th September, Brunel University London, 2018
    • The Influence of Near Surface Moisture and Specimen Thickness on Concrete Protection Treatment', 98th TRB annual meeting, Washington D.C, January 2018
    • 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

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    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
    • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • SDG 13 - Climate Action
    • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

    Education/Academic qualification

    BSc, An automatic scheduling of items and analysis of rates for building construction, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Bangladesh

    MSc, Finite element modelling of Impact Echo method for concrete defect detection, City, University of London, UK

    PhD, Fundamental Characterisation of Dry Process Asphalt Mixtures, The University of Nottingham, UK


    • TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
    • TE Highway engineering. Roads and pavements
    • TG Bridge engineering


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