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Mujib Rahman - Aston University. Birmingham, , GB

Mujib Rahman

Professor in Civil Engineering | Aston University


Professor Rahman is a Chartered Engineer with more than twenty years’ experience in academics and industry.






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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.

Areas of Expertise (5)

Bridge Engineering

Highway Engineering


Civil Engineering

Roads and Pavements

Accomplishments (1)

Highly Commended Award (professional)

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

Education (3)

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology: BSc, Civil Engineering 1995

City University London: MSc, Civil Engineering Structures 1998

University of Nottingham: PhD, Civil Engineering 2003

Affiliations (4)

  • ICE transport Journal : Chairman of the Editorial Board
  • Advances in Materials Science and Engineering : Associate Editor
  • International Journal of Pavement : Editorial Member
  • Journal of Advances in Civil and Environmental Engineering : Editorial Member

Media Appearances (2)

Stronger concrete developed for use in extreme conditions

New Civil Engineer  online


“Currently, most available protective additives in concrete reduce its compressive strength,” said Seyed Ghaffar, an assistant professor at Brunel’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, who authored the paper alongside colleagues Mujib Rahman, Omar Abo Madyan and Mazen Al-Kheetan.

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Scientists Create New Salt-Resistant Concrete

Asharq Al-Awsat  online


Speaking about the possibility of using this concrete mix in regions other than Europe, Dr. Moujib Rahman, co-author of the study, told Asharq Al-Awsat: "This concrete can be used in the making of bridges, pavements, highways, houses, ports, and infrastructures or any surface that usually sees heavy rainfalls or salt precipitations."

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Articles (5)

An improved interface temperature distribution in shallow hot mix asphalt patch repair using dynamic heating

International Journal of Pavement Engineering

This study focuses on the issue of hot mix asphalt patch repairs, the performance of which is greatly reduced by repair edge disintegration. This is caused by low interface temperatures which result in poor repair bonding between fill material and host pavement. Twenty-four pothole repairs, 45 mm in depth, comprising 12 static and 12 dynamic repairs heated for 10 min 15 s and 21 min 49 s, respectively have been investigated. Dynamic heating has been completed using an experimental infrared heater. Temperatures were measured at 11 locations on the repair interfaces during the pouring and compaction of the fill mix.

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Resistance of hydrophobic concrete with different moisture contents to advanced freeze–thaw cycles

Structural Concrete

This article is aimed at investigating the long‐term performance of three original hydrophobic materials, namely, sodium acetate, fluoropolymer, and silicone resin. Their performance was compared with traditional silane when applied to fully dry concrete, fully saturated concrete, and concrete with 2 and 4% moisture content. A recently developed freeze–thaw process, which is based on temperature and humidity variations, was employed in this study to assess the durability of applied materials. The outcomes of the adopted freeze–thaw system were compared with the results obtained from running a conventional freeze–thaw test.

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Thermal Analysis of Hot Mix Asphalt Pothole Repair by Finite-Element Method

Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part B: Pavements

Traditional repair methods tend to suffer from inadequate net interface heating because the combined effect of placing hot fill mix in a cold, old pavement leads to inadequate net temperature levels. The outcome of this is low durability and limited life. In contrast, the outcome of placing hot mix in a controlled, preheated host pavement is substantial increased working life. To understand repair heating, this study ran heat transfer finite-element models for the cases of (1) hot mix asphalt (HMA) placed in an ambient temperature pothole, (2) the heated pothole recess, and (3) HMA placed in the preheated pothole recess.

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A fuzzy inference system for predicting pavement surface damage due to combined action of traffic loading and water

International Journal of Pavement Engineering

This paper presents a fuzzy logic-based deterioration prediction models for gap and open-graded asphalt surfaces when both dynamic loading and shallow flooding coincide. The impact of aggregate size, load frequency, compaction levels, and environmental conditions was evaluated in a controlled laboratory testing to measure cracking and rutting performance of each mixture. A set of fuzzy logic was developed using the experimental data and then tested against randomly selected samples.

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A unified artificial neural network model for asphalt pavement condition prediction

Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Transport

Most performance prediction models for asphalt pavements are either based on laboratory data or numerical distress data collected from field surveys. However, these models do not fully reflect the true performance of pavements in different traffic and environmental conditions. In the study reported in this paper, a multi-input unified prediction model based on an artificial neural network was developed by using a mixture of numerical and categorical features for in-service pavement test sections in the USA.

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