Dr M Kashif Shehzad

Dr M Kashif Shehzad


Dr Kashif Shehzad is a Research Fellow in the School of Civil Engineering. He obtained his PhD from the University of Leeds in 2018 and Masters in Structural Engineering from the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan in 2014. Prior to that he graduated as a Civil Engineer from NUST, Pakistan in 2002. During his career, he has worked as a civil engineering professional at various national and international projects. Having gained a vast experience of working in the construction industry at different levels, he is presently focussing on his research and teaching practice for the past seven years. He has specialised in the analysis and design of reinforced concrete structures. He is currently working on an EPSRC, UK funded project titled ‘Understanding the cracking behaviour of reinforced concrete elements subjected to the restraint of imposed strains’.

Research interests

  • Restraint of imposed strain in reinforced concrete elements
  • Use of fibres to improve material properties of concrete
  • Application of innovative materials for sustainable design of structures
  • Time dependent behaviour of reinforced concrete structures
  • Structural and Non-structural cracking in reinforced concrete members
  • Finite element analysis
  • Application of digital image correlation (DIC) for structural testing
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  • PhD Structural Engineering (Reinforced Concrete), University of Leeds UK
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP)
  • MSc Structural Engineering, NUST, Pakistan
  • BEng Civil Engineering, NUST, Pakistan

Professional memberships

  • Institute of Civil Engineers, UK
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy, UK
  • Pakistan Engineering Council
  • Institute of Engineers, Pakistan

Student education

  • Teaching part of the Structural Design 1 Module (CIVE2150)

Research groups and institutes

  • Materials and Structures