Dr Ash Ahmed
Leading several undergraduate and postgraduate modules in the field of civil engineering materials science to primarily civil engineering students and also to construction, surveyors and architects.
Materials is an essential part of the built environment encompassing civil engineering, architecture, construction and surveying. I deliver modules across different undergraduate and postgraduate levels elaborating on the main construction materials, the properties and application in civil engineering / construction.
- Engineering Materials Science (undergraduate)
- Materials Science & Structures (undergraduate)
- Engineering Materials Technology (undergraduate)
- Materials Technology (Masters)
- Construction / Civil Eng Materials Science (concrete, masonry, metals, polymers)
- Sustainability in Masonry using Recycled & Waste Products
- Background in Metallurgy, Polymer Science, Concrete, Blocks & Mortar (Masonry)
Currently supervising post graduate research projects in the following areas:
- Sustainable concrete, using waste and recycled waste materials
- Sustainable mortar
- Highway concrete using blended cement
Cement and concrete are highly environmentally unfriendly; thus Ash's area of research focuses on utilising waste and recycled materials to reduce the net embodied carbon associated with cementitious materials.
Ahmed A; Sturges J (2014) Materials Science in Construction An Introduction. Routledge.
Ahmed A; Kamau J; Hirst P; Kangwa J (2017) Performance of Class F Pulverised Fuel Ash and Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag in Ternary Concrete Mixes. European Journal of Engineering Research and Science, 2 (6),
Ahmed A; Kamau J (2017) Properties of Different Mortars and their Effect on the Flexural Strength of Low Density Block Walls. European Journal of Engineering Research and Science, 2 (5),
Ahmed A; Kamau J (2017) Advantages and Implications of Low Density Aircrete Products for the Construction Industry. International Journal of Science, Environment and Technology, 6 (3), pp. 1758-1767.
Ahmed A (2016) Properties of conventional cement and thin layer mortars. International Journal of Science, Environment and Technology, 5 (5), pp. 2837-2844.
Ahmed A; Fried A (2012) Flexural strength of low density blockwork. Construction and Building Materials, 35 pp. 516-520.