ProfessorPost Doc.-JSPS Research Fellow (Mie University, Japan)
Professor Dr. A.S.M Abdul Awal
With a vast and vibrant academic background, Professor Dr. A.S.M. Abdul Awal joined the Department of Civil Engineering in January 2019. Earlier, Professor Abdul Awalcompleted his recent contract with the UniversityofTun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) after serving more than seven years in the faculty of Civil Engineering of the Universityof Technology Malaysia (UTM), which is the largest and oldest engineering university in Malaysia. Prior to joining UTM, he was a Professor in the Department of Farm Structure and Environmental Engineering of Bangladesh Agricultural University where he started his academic career as lecturer after graduation in 1977.With anM.Eng. degree from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Thailand, he moved to the University of Melbourne Australia where he conducted full time research in Structural Engineering for the degree of M.Eng.Scin 1985. Later in 1998, he obtained Ph.Ddegree in Civil Engineering from UTM. As a JSPS research fellow,Professor Abdul Awal also enjoyed his post-doctoral study program at Mie University Japan in 2004.
Over forty years of teaching and research experience in the field of structure and materials with specialization in cement and concrete technology, Prof Abdul Awalhas taught a good number of civil engineering courses, and supervised innovative research projects at home and abroad. He is the pioneer researcher on the utilizationof palm oil fuel ash (POFA) as cement substitute in concrete, and recently introduced the concept of high volume POFA in greenconcrete construction. This is to note that in appreciation of his academic contribution, the government of Malaysia granted him ‘Residence Pass’ under Talent category in the year 2013.
ProfAwal is credited with hundred over research papers in various peer reviewed indexed journals and conference proceedings. Other than active role as editorial board member of five journals, he has been engaged in the scientific and technical advisory committees of several international bodies. Prof Abdul Awal is alife fellow of the Institution of Engineers Bangladesh (IEB) and member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Concrete Institute of Australia (CIA) and Malaysian Society for Engineering and Technology (MySET).