Dr Salim Barbhuiya


Dr Salim Barbhuiya is a Lecturer in Advanced Concrete Technology. He joined the University of Leeds in Sep 2018 after working as a Lecturer in Civil Engineering for 5 years at Curtin University Australia. Recognising his outstanding contribution in advancing Curtin’s international reputation, public visibility and diversified resources he was awarded the PVC Award for Internationalisation in 2015. Prior to that Dr Barbhuiya worked as a Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Queen's University Belfast (2009-10), University of the West of Scotland (2010-11) and Loughborough University (2011-12). He completed his B Eng in Civil Engineering from NIT Silchar, India (1999), M Tech in Structural Engineering from AIT, Thailand (2005) and obtained his PhD on Material Technology for Sustainable Concretes from Queen’s University Belfast (2009).

Research interests

Dr Barbhuiya's main area of research currently is on cement and concrete science with a key emphasis on the use of nanotechnology to characterise and improve their physical and durability properties. In particular, his research work includes studying the mechanisms of concrete deterioration at nanoscale level and relate this to the micro and macro level for engineering applications. His research interests also include improving the engineering and durability properties of Geopolymer concrete leading to the development of Standard Specifications.

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  • B Eng: Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology Silchar, India (1999)
  • M Eng: Structural Engineering, Asian Institute of Technology Bangkok, Thailand (2005)
  • PhD: Material Technology for Sustainable Concretes, Queen’s University Belfast (2009)

Professional memberships

  • Member, RILEM
  • Member, American Concrete Institute (ACI)
  • Member, Concrete Institute of Australia (CIA)
  • Member, Asian Concrete Federation (ACF)

Student education

Dr Barbhuiya is invloved in teaching the MSc in Adavanced Concrete Technology, which is a part-time distance learning programme. He also contributes in the supervision of undergraduate and Masters research projects.

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