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Name Dr. Zia ur Rehman
Designation Assistant Professor
Department Civil Engineering (Taxila)
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Email [email protected]

Ph.D. Civil Engineering

Tsinghua University Beijing

M.Sc. Civil Engineering

University of Engineering & Technology Lahore (UET Lahore)

B.Sc. Civil Engineering

Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan

The research work of Dr. Zia ur Rehman is mainly focused on constitutive behavior of soils and its modeling. In his Ph.D., he investigated the three-dimensional constitutive behavior of the gravelly soil-structure interface and proposed a three-dimensional elastoplastic damage interface model. His work is useful for promoting the constitutive theory of dynamic interface response and soil-structure interaction analysis method. Based on his research work, he has earned the prestigious "Tsinghua University Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation" award in 2020. Main findings of his research work can be found in various top tier journals of Geotechnical Engineering (e.g., Canadian Geotechnical Journal, International Journal of Geomechanics, Computers and Geotechnics). 

(Last updated: 18/3/2021)

  • Constitutive behavior of soils and rocks
  • Physical, constitutive and numerical modeling in geotechnics
  • Soil-structure interaction
  • Soil-structure interface
  • Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
  • Transportation Geotechnics
  • Environmental Geotechnics
  • Clayey soils and unsaturated soils
  • Sustainable waste solutions/recycling
  • Advanced construction materials

(Last updated: 12/09/2021)

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS (INTERNATIONAL & NATIONAL)(Peer reviewed) 

Sr. No

PUBLICATION DATE

TITLE OF PAPER

COMPLETE NAME OF THE JOURNAL with ISSN (print) No./ISBN No.

HEC

CATEGORY

(W,X,Y,Z) / IMPACT FACTOR

VOL.NO.

ISSUE

NO.

PAGE/ARTICLE NO.

FROM

TO

1.

2022

Numerical study on stability of lignosulphonate-based stabilized surficial layer of unsaturated expansive soil slope considering hydro-mechanical effect

Transportation Geotechnics

W (3.293)

32

1

100697

100697

2.

2022

Lightweight concrete from a perspective of sustainable reuse of waste byproducts

Construction and Building materials

W (6.141)

Accepted

 

 

 

3.

2022

A novel approach to improve carbonation resistance of Calcium Sulfoaluminate cement by assimilating fine cement-sand mix

Construction and Building materials

W (6.141)

317

 

125598

 

4.

2021

Spatial mapping of geotechnical soil properties at multiple depths in Sialkot region, Pakistan

Environmental Earth Sciences

W (2.784)

80

24

1

16

5.

2021

Reuse of COVID-19 face mask for the amelioration of mechanical properties of fat clay: A novel solution to an emerging waste problem

Science of The Total Environment

W (7.963)

794

1

148746

148746

6.

2021

Recycling of reclaimed subbase materials in flexible pavement design

Road Materials and Pavement Design

W (3.792)

Ahead-Of-Print

 

1

20

7.

2021

Inorganic phase change materials in thermal energy storage: A review on perspectives and technological advances in building applications

Energy and Buildings

W (5.879)

252

1

111443

111443

8.

2021

Relating gradational parameters with hydraulic conductivity of sandy soils: a renewed attempt

Arabian Journal of Geosciences

X (1.827)

14

18

1

17

9.

2021

Evaluation of seismicity of Karachi city in the context of modern building codes

Arabian Journal of Geosciences

X (1.827)

14

2

1

12

10.

2021

Three-dimensional elasto-plastic damage model for gravelly soil-structure interface considering the shear coupling effect

Computers and Geotechnics

W (4.956)

129

1

103868

103868

11.

2021

Optimization of COVID-19 face mask waste fibers and silica fume as a balanced mechanical ameliorator of fat clay using response surface methodology

Environmental Science and Pollution Research

W (4.223)

Published (Online)

 

1

16

13.

2022

Intelligent modeling of unconfined compressive strength (UCS) of hybrid cement-modified unsaturated soil with nanostructured quarry fines inclusion

Innovative Infrastructure Solutions

X

7

1

1

18

14.

2020

Large-scale test study on the three-dimensional behavior of the gravel-concrete interface of a CFR dam

International Journal of Geomechanics

W (3.819)

20

6

04020046

 

15.

2020

Cyclic Behavior of the Gravel-Steel Interface under Varying Rotational Shear Paths

Canadian Geotechnical Journal

W (3.725)

58

3

305-

316

16.

2019

Shear coupling effect of the monotonic and cyclic behavior of the interface between the steel and gravel

Canadian Geotechnical Journal

W (3.725)

56

6

876

884

17.

2020

Paper and wood industry waste as a sustainable solution for environmental vulnerabilities of expansive soil: a novel approach

Journal of Environmental Management

W (7.963)

262

 

110285

 

18.

2020

Integrating lignosulphonate and hydrated lime for the amelioration of expansive soil

Journal of Cleaner Production

W (9.297)

254

 

119985

 

19.

2019

Compressibility of Compacted Clays Mixed with a Wide Range of Bentonite for Engineered Barriers

Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering

W (2.334)

44

5

5027

5042

20.

2016

One dimensional equivalent linear ground response analysis—a case study of collapsed Margalla Tower in Islamabad during 2005 Muzaffarabad Earthquake

Journal of Applied Geophysics

W (2.121)

130

 

110

117

21.

2016

The effect of soil type on matric suction and stability of unsaturated slope under uniform rainfall

KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering

W (1.805)

20

4

1294

1299

22.

2020

Sustainable utilization of powdered glass to improve mechanical behavior of fat clay

KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering

W (1.805)

24

12

3628-

3639

23.

2018

On yield stress of compacted clays

International Journal of Geo-Engineering,

X

9

1

1

21

24.

2018

Unified Evaluation of Consolidation Parameters for Low to High Plastic Range of Cohesive Soils

International Journal of Geo-Engineering,

X

9

1

1

15

25.

2018

Evaluation of compaction parameters of fine-grained soils using standard and modified efforts

Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering & Technology

Y

40

1

93

103

26.

2019

Experimental evaluation of Mohr Coulomb Strength Parameter with Grain Size of Granular Soil

Technical Journal, UET Taxila

Y

24

3

8

14

27.

2017

Prediction of CBR value from index properties of different soils

Technical Journal, UET Taxila

Y

22

2

17

26

28.

2015

Geotechnical Site Evaluation of Collapsed Margalla Tower in Islamabad due to October 2005 Muzzafarabad Earthquake

Technical Journal, UET Taxila

Y

20

3

117

 

29.

2015

Characteristics of low plastic clay contaminated by industrial effluents

International Journal of Advanced Structure and Geotechnical Engineering

 

4

1

138

147

30.

2015

Experimental Investigation of CFRP wrapped low and normal strength concrete cylinders

International Journal of Advanced Structure and Geotechnical Engineering

 

4

3

128

130

31.

2015

Pozzoplast and its effect on geotechnical properties of low to high plastic fine grained soils

Sci.Int.

Z

27

5

6009

6015

32.

2015

Prediction of unconfined compressive strength from index properties of soils

Sci.Int.

Z

27

5

4071

4075

33.

2015

A statistical review of offsite construction techniques in pakistan

Sci.Int.

Z

27

6

5069

5074

34.

2022

Principles and prospects of using lignosulphonate as a sustainable expansive soil ameliorator: from basics to innovations

Book: Advances in Sustainable Materials and Resilient Infrastructure (Springer)

Book Chapter

Accepted

Chapter: 7

 

 

 

Academic Experience

Assistant Professor: University of Engineering & Techology Taxila (UET Taxila) (current)

Assistant Professor: National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Islamabad (2020-2021) 

Teaching Assistant: Tsinghua University Beijing, China (2016-2020)

Lecturer: University of Sargodha (2015-2016)

Lecturer: COMSATS University Islamabad, Abbotabad campus (2014-2015)

Review Services

  • International Journal of Geomechanics

  • Canadian Geotechnical Journal

  • Geotechnique (ICE)

  • Ground Improvement (ICE)

  • Jurnal Kejuruteraan (Journal of Engineering) (ISSN:0128-0198)

  • Technical Journal, University of Engineering & Technology Taxila

Professional Engineer: Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC)

Member: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

  • Tsinghua University outstanding doctoral dissertation award-2020
  • Chinese Govt. Scholarship for Four years 2016-2020
  • Govt. Internal Merit Scholarship based on academic performance by Provincial Government of Punjab Pakistan (won four times 2007-2011)

CONFERENCES

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PERIOD

TITLE

Place & Organizer

FROM

TO

01

09-11 jan 2020

Laboratory evaluation of curing period for stabilized expansive soil by a new paper/timber industry waste based cementing material

Malaysia (Earh and Environmental Science (EI Indexed))

02

12 to 15/10/2021

Research challenges and opportunities in lightweight concrete for thermal energy storage systems of buildings

1st International Conference on Construction, Energy, Environment & SustainabilityAt: Coimbra, Portugal