Dr Aziz Ahmed, University of Wollongong

August 16th, 2023

Dr Aziz Ahmed is a Lecturer in Structural Engineering at the University of Wollongong School of Civil, Mining, Environmental and Architectural Engineering. Prior to this assignment, he was a research fellow within Steel Research Hub and Sustainable Buildings Research Centre at UOW, since 2016. In 2007, Aziz graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. In 2013, he completed his Doctor of Philosophy in Structural Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He was a post-doctoral research fellow at NUS before joining the University of Wollongong. Dr Aziz Ahmed is currently a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Engineers Australia. He is also a certified project management professional. To date, he has received Eleven competitive grants. He is part of an International Team that was successful in obtaining NSF-CSIRO Convergence Accelerator Track I: Sustainable Materials Phase 1 grant for a project tiled, ‘Creating Impact from Local Plastic Waste Using Off-Grid Containerized 3D Printers & Practice Based Learning’. He also successfully led a Major Equipment Grant (MEG) application for Super-fast large-scale 3D printing equipment to enable multidisciplinary research on sustainable recycling of plastics into the circular economy. He is the UOW lead for a successful UOW-ANSTO Seed Fund looking at an effective and scalable recycling solution for Medical Waste Plastics sterilized by Gamma Irradiation. In 2022, he obtained a UOW AEGiS Connect fund to develop 3D printed concrete with Accelerated Buildability. His main areas of interest in UN SGDs are goals 3, 7, 9, 11 and 13, focusing on occupational health and safety, sustainability, renewable energy, advanced manufacturing, and the impact of severe weather events on structures. Dr Ahmed also contributed as a reviewer for more than twelve tier-one journals in the field of Structural Engineering. He is also very keen on applying novel technologies in teaching, blended learning and flipped classrooms. He has recently organized a speed networking event for final-year students at the School of CMEA.