I am a Lecturer in Structural Engineering at the University of Aberdeen, Chartered Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers (MIStructE) and Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
My research activities are mainly linked with the topics of offsite manufacturing, resilient and sustainable lightweight steel structures and circular construction integrating physical tests, advanced computational analysis and novel design solutions. My expertise and research record in steel structures builds on 6 years of industry experience as a structural engineer.
For my PhD at the University of Sheffield (2011), I developed new concepts for cold-formed steel (CFS) connections suitable for seismic areas based on full-scale tests and FE analysis.
As a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Warwick, I worked on EPSRC-funded research (EP/I020489/1) on improved performance of I-beam-to-tubular steel column joints.
Chartered Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers (CEng MIStructE).
Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
Research OverviewAreas of expertise:
My research activities are mainly linked with the topics of offsite manufacturing, resilient and sustainable lightweight steel structures and circular construction integrating physical tests, advanced computational analysis and novel design solutions.
- Hybrid lightweight structural systems for low-cost housing (HYLIGHTS). Funded by: EPSRC (EP/W026376/1).
- Low-carbon seismic-resistant buildings for a densely populated city: Istanbul. Funded by: Royal Academy of Engineering (FoD2021426).
- Enhanced structural design for floating offshore wind turbines.
Funding and Grants
2022-2025. EPSRC (EP/W026376/1). Hybrid lightweight structural systems for low-cost housing (HYLIGHTS). Collaborators: Imperial College London & University of Sheffield. Project partners: SCI, Metsec plc and Etex. Total value: £1.1M.
2020-2022. Royal Academy of Engineering (FoD2021\4\26). Low-carbon seismic-resistant buildings for a densely populated city; Istanbul. Collaborators: Robert Gordon University, Ozyegin University, Turkey. Value: £19,800.
2022-2025. High-performance lightweight steel framing structures. Research – Studentship funded by Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Value: £65,500.
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Rubberised concrete confined with thin-walled steel profiles: a ductile composite for building structuresStructures, vol. 49, pp. 983-994Contributions to Journals: Articles
Experiments on cyclic behaviour of cold-formed steel-rubberised concrete semi-rigid moment-resisting connectionsEngineering Structures, vol. 271, 114956Contributions to Journals: Articles
Experiments on cold-formed steel moment-resisting connections with bolting friction-slip mechanismJournal of Constructional Steel Research, vol. 196, 107368Contributions to Journals: Articles
Development of composite cold-formed steel-rubberised concrete semi-rigid moment-resisting connectionsStructures, vol. 40, pp. 866-879Contributions to Journals: Articles
Semi-rigid floor-to-wall connections using side-framed lightweight steel structures: Concept developmentThin-walled Structures, vol. 160, 107345Contributions to Journals: Articles
Constrained optimization of anti-symmetric cold-formed steel beam-column sectionsEngineering Structures, vol. 228, 111452Contributions to Journals: Articles
Development of cold-formed steel moment-resisting connections with bolting friction-slip mechanism for seismic applicationsThin-walled Structures, vol. 141, pp. 217-231Contributions to Journals: Articles
Shape optimization of cold-formed steel beam-columns with practical and manufacturing constraintsJournal of Constructional Steel Research, vol. 155, pp. 249-259Contributions to Journals: Articles
Cold-formed steel bolted moment-resisting connections with friction-slip mechanism for seismic areasChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings
Experiments on seismic behaviour of steel sheathed cold-formed steel shear walls cladded by gypsum and fiber cement boardsThin-walled Structures, vol. 104, pp. 238-247Contributions to Journals: Articles