Ali Nadjai


  • Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

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Professor Nadjai is currently the Director of Fire Safety Engineering Research Technology Centre. This involved developing strategic leadership in research, higher learning and operational management of the state of the art and unique laboratories in fire Science in UK and all the Ireland. Professor Nadjai has built a distinguished career in the field of fire safety, becoming a respected researcher and author in this field. Professor Nadjai was educated at Annaba University (BEng (H, 1985), Heriot-Watt University (MSc, 1988) and the University of Sheffield (PhD, 1992). After three year working as a research Fellow in Nottingham Trent University, Professor Nadjai joined the University of Ulster in 1995 as a Lecturer, was promoted to Reader in 2000 and became full professor in fire structural engineering in 2005.ResearchProfessor Nadjai conducts his research at the university's internationally acclaimed FireSERT facility. He has been awarded several sources of grant from EPSRC, FW6, FW7, USA, South Korean government and industrial research development bringing a total contribution over £ 10 Million pounds. He has published over 120 papers in books, journals and conferences. He is also author of several design guides for the fire design of structures, which are extensively used by practitioners throughout the world.PhD supervisionProfessor Nadjai has supervised twenty recent successful PhD projects in fire and currently supervises eight research students working on experimental and analytical structural/materials and protection fire engineering projects.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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    Alam, Naveed (Recipient), Nadjai, Ali (Recipient), Charlier, Marion (Recipient), Welch, Stephen (Recipient), Glorieux, Antoine (Recipient), Dai, Xu (Recipient), Anderson, Johan (Recipient) & Vassrt, Olivier (Recipient), 31 Aug 2022