Naveed Alam
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    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

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Dr Naveed Alam is a Lecturer in Civil Engineering and is conducting research at Fire Safety Engineering Research Technology Centre (FireSERT), Ulster University. Dr Alam specialises in structural fire engineering, structural earthquake engineering and in green construction techniques (concrete recycling, timber construction, agriculture waste in construction).  Dr Alam is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Dr Alam has completed his PhD from Ulster University. During his PhD, Dr Alam has worked on the response of slim floors in fires. Following his PhD, Dr Alam has performed experimental work on large compartment travelling fires.  

As a Lecturer in Civil Engineering since the year 2020, Dr Alam has been teaching structural engineering related courses at Ulster University. Dr Alam has also taught courses related to safety engineering, built environment, project management and mathematics.

In terms of research, Dr Alam has conducted experimental and computational investigations on structures in fire with focus on slim floor beams, travelling fires, facades in fire. His ongoing research includes, travelling fires, vertical garden fires, slim floors in fire, collapse mechanisms, fire performance of concrete with alternative cementitious materials, fire performance of self-healing concrete, collapse mechanisms of structures in fire, modular construction, structures under earthquake loads and more.

Prior to joining Ulster University, Dr Alam has worked with academics and industry in different capacities. He has worked as a researcher in earthquake engineering with academics and has served as a site engineer, structural engineer and as a project manager in Disaster Risk Mitigation related projects with industry.  Dr Alam has also worked as a team leader on disaster response teams during his affiliation with industry. While working as a researcher previously, Dr Alam has developed damage probability matrices and fragility for the exisitng buildigns in the area of research.

Over the years, Dr Alam has expanded his research network not only within the UK but has also collaborated with researchers from different parts of Europe, Africa and Asia. Going ahead, Dr Alam is keen on working with researchers from different parts of the world in the field of structural fire engineering and structural earthquake engineering.

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
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Response of Slim Floor Systems in Fire

11 Dec 20151 Jun 2019

Award Date: 1 Sept 2019

Master, MEng in Civil (Structural) Engineering, NED University of Engineering and Technology

1 Jul 201013 Dec 2012

Award Date: 13 Dec 2012

Bachelor, BEng Bachelor of Engineering, Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology, Khuzdar

1 Oct 20041 Dec 2008

Award Date: 1 Dec 2008

External positions

Project Manager – Disaster Risk Mitigation Initiative (DRMI)

1 Mar 20156 Dec 2015

Structural Engineer, Structural Engineer

1 Aug 201328 Feb 2015

Research Assistant – Earthquake Model for Middle East Region, NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi

1 Dec 201030 Jul 2013

Field Engineer/Civil Engineer, The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat

1 May 200930 Nov 2010


  • TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
  • fire testing
  • structures in fire
  • travelling fires
  • slim floors
  • self-healing concrete
  • Recycled concrete
  • green construction
  • timber structures


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