Engineering and Information Sciences


Md Neaz Sheikh

Current Positions:

Associate Professor (Structural Engineering)


A/Prof. Neaz Sheikh obtained Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET), Bangladesh. He obtained MPhil and PhD in Structural Engineering from the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Immediately after his BSc (Eng), he was appointed as a Lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering at CUET. Before joining at the University of Wollongong in 2007, he was a Research Fellow in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Sherbrooke, Canada. He has held/holds visiting appointments in several internationally reputed universities.

A/Prof Sheikh is an internationally recognized expert in Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics. He has gained national and international research reputation for his extensive research on low to moderate seismic regions. He has authored over 100 articles in highly reputed international journals and conference proceedings. His applied research has contributed to the development of several standards and codes of practice. He has supervised to completion six PhD graduates and currently supervising nine PhD students. He is a regular reviewer for research articles submitted to highly ranked journals encompassing structural engineering, earthquake engineering, and protective structures. He is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering.

Research Interests:

Advanced composite materials in civil infrastructure
Structural dynamics
Earthquake engineering
Performance-based seismic design
Seismic design and assessment methodologies for low and moderate seismic regions

Research Students

  • Faez Alhussainy : Behaviour of Self-Compacting Concrete Columns Reinforced Longitudinally with Steel Tubes
  • Ayoob Ibrahim : Behaviour of High Strength Concrete (HSC) Columns Reinforced with Steel Equal Angle (SEA) Sections Under Different Loading Conditions
  • Yuqin Qian : Experimental study on the behaviour of Square Concrete Columns Reinforced with FRP Bars and Helices under Different Loading Conditions
  • Zeya Li : Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Structures
  • Shehroze Ali : Behaviour of fiber reinforced geopolymer concrete circular columns reinforced with GFRP bars and helices under different loading conditions
  • Habil Ahmad : Behaviour of hollow core circular concrete columns reinforced with Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) bar and helices
  • Tanaz Dhondy : Use of Sea Sand and Seawater in Sustainable GFRP Reinforced Concrete Infrastructure
  • Anh Duc Mai : Influence of Wrapping Schemes and Loading Conditions on the behaviour of CFRP Wrapped Square and Graularited Square RC Columns
  • Nabeel Farhan : Optimum Mix Design and Structural Behaviour of Steel Fibre Reinforced Geopolymer Concrete Cured Under Ambient Condition
  • Ross Prandalos : Behaviour of foamed concrete incorporating recycled glass at fibre reinforcement
  • Atheer Hilal Mahdi Al - Gburi : Behaviour of reinforced concrete columns strengthened with reactive powder concrete jacket and fibre reinforced polymer wrapping
  • Zein Saleh : Numerical Modelling of Static and Impact Response of GFRP Bar Reinforced Concrete Beam