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Department of Civil Engineering

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Dr. Mubashir Aziz
Associate Professor

Introduction

Dr. Mubashir Aziz, experienced in “Engineering Education – Research – Program Assessment & Accreditation”, is an Associate Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences Lahore Pakistan. He is also an Academic Member of the Civil Engineering Unit at Athens Institute for Education & Research, Greece. He has more than 16 years of experience in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, research, and consultancy in geotechnical engineering at national and international platforms. Before joining FAST NU Lahore in July 2018 he has served Al-Imam University in Riyadh Saudi Arabia for 6 years and UET Lahore Pakistan for 10 years. To expand his professional exposure, he also worked as “Geotechnical Expert” for Riyadh Metro Project Geotechnical Investigations. He has published many research articles in well-reputed journals and conference proceedings along with supervising many undergraduate and graduate theses. He has received “Distinguished Research Awards” during three consecutive years (2015, 2016, 2017) for his publications.

Dr. Mubashir’s main responsibilities over the last few years were to implement accreditation requirements (ABET and NCAAA) to civil engineering program. During this period, he has delivered many training sessions to faculty members on course and program outcome assessment, initiated various advisory boards, and developed simple applications to assess course and program outcomes.

Journal Papers:

  • Aziz, M. (2017). Negative Aging of Granular Materials. Imam Journal of Applied Sciences. Vol. 2(2), pp. 37-44. DOI: 10.4103/ijas.ijas_5_18. http://www.e-ijas.org/
  • Aziz, M. and Akbar, A. (2017). Interrelationships of Flat Rigid Dilatometer Parameters with Unconfined Compression Test Results. ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal. Vol. 40(2), pp. 258-268, https://doi.org/10.1520/GTJ20160205 (Elsevier, SCI Indexed, IF: 1.318).
  • Aziz, M., Khan, T. A. and Ahmed, T. (2017). Spatial Interpolation of Geotechnical Data for Multan City, Pakistan. Geomechanics and Engineering. Vol. 13(3), pp. 475-488, https://doi.org/10.12989/gae.2017.13.3.475 (Techno Press, SCI Indexed, IF: 1.818).
  • Khan, M. I., Irfan, M., Aziz, M. and Khan, A. H. (2017). Geotechnical characteristics of effluent contaminated cohesive soils. Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management. Vol. 25(1), pp. 75-82, https://doi.org/10.3846/16486897.2016.1210155 (Taylor & Francis, SCI Indexed, IF: 0.732)
  • Aziz, M., Towhata, I. and Irfan, M. (2016). Strength and Deformation Characteristics of Degradable Granular Soils. ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal. Vol. 39(3), pp. 452-461, https://doi.org/10.1520/GTJ20150209 (Elsevier, SCI Indexed, IF: 1.318)
  • Saleem, M. A. Siddiqui, Z. A., Aziz, M. and Abbas, S. (2016). Ultrasonic pulse velocity and rebound hammer testing for nondestructive evaluation of existing concrete structure. Pakistan Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Vol. 18, pp. 89-97.
  • Aziz, M., Saleem, M. and Irfan, M. (2015). Engineering Behavior of Expansive Soils Treated with Rice Husk Ash. Geomechanics and Engineering. Vol. 8(2), pp. 173-186, http://dx.doi.org/10.12989/gae.2015.8.2.173 (Techno Press, SCI Indexed, IF: 1.818)
  • Irfan, M., Akbar, A., Aziz, M., and Khan, A. H. (2013). A parametric study on stability of open excavations in alluvial soils of Lahore district, Pakistan. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering. Vol. 31(2), pp. 729-738, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10706-013-9623-9 (Springer)
  • Aziz, M., Towhata, I., Khan, A. H. and Saleem, M. A. (2013). Behavior of Granular Soils under Dry and Saturated Conditions in Cyclic Torsional Shear Tests. Pakistan Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Vol. 12, pp. 1-8.
  • Khan, M. S., Gul, M. A. and Aziz, M. (2012). Geological aspects of seepage problem and its management at Khanpur Dam Project, Pakistan. Journal of Himalayan Earth Sciences. Vol. 45 (1), pp. 77-81.
  • Saleem, M. A., Siddiqui, Z. A., Javed, M. A. and Aziz, M. (2012). Nondestructive evaluation of an existing concrete structure using load test and core test. Pakistan Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Vol. 11, pp. 66-72.
  • Khan, A. H., Akbar, A. and Aziz, M. (2011). Experimental analysis of deposition of sands by dry pluviation technique. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Vol. 30(2), pp. 1-8.
  • Khan, A. H., Akbar, A., Farooq, K., Khan, N. M., Aziz, M. and Mujtaba, H. (2011). Soil classification through penetration tests. Pakistan Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Vol. 9, pp. 76-86.
  • Aziz, M., Towhata, I., Yamada, S., Qureshi, M. U. and Kawano, K. (2010). Water-induced granular decomposition and its effects on geotechnical properties of crushed soft rocks. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences. Vol. 10 (6), pp. 1229-1238, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/nhess-10-1229-2010 (European Geosciences Union, SCI Indexed, IF: 2.693)
  • Aziz, M., Qureshi, M. U., Yamada, S., Towhata, I. and Khan, M. S. (2009). Geotechnical properties of weathered slopes in Muzaffarabad area after the 2005 Kashmir-Earthquake. Journal of Harbin Institute of Technology, China. Vol. 16 (Sup. 1), pp. 6-11.

Dissertations:

  • Aziz, M. (2010). Experimental Study on Effects of Deterioration of Grains on Deformation and Strength Characteristics of Soils. PhD Thesis, The University of Tokyo, Japan.
  • Aziz, M. (2006). Calibration of Newcastle Dilatometer in Cohesive Soil. MSc Thesis, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.

Conference Proceedings:

  • Sheikh, F. N., Gill, A. A. and Aziz, M. (2017). Durability characteristics of a lime and cement treated local cohesive soil. International Conference on New Challenges in Geotechnical Engineering. 23 January 2017, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Ahmed, T., Wain, R., Hassan, Z., Hussain, M., Ghafoor, A. and Aziz, M. (2014). Effectiveness of base isolation system against mass eccentricity in dynamic excitation. 1st International Conference on Structural Dynamics and Vibrations. 18-19 November 2014, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Aziz, M., Towhata, I. and Yamada, S. (2011). Effects of water-induced deterioration of grains on stiffness and strength of granular soils. 5th International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials. Vol. 1, pp. 565-570, 1-3 September 2011, Seoul, Korea. Published by: IOS Press, Amsterdam, Netherlands. ISBN: 978-1-60750-821-2
  • Habib-ur-Rehman, Akhtar, M., Asif, N. and Aziz, M. (2011). Economic Analysis of Domestic Hydropower Plant. International Conference on Water Resources Engineering and Management. pp. 43-50, 7-8 March 2011, Lahore, Pakistan. ISBN: 978-969-546-020-7
  • Towhata, I. and Aziz, M. (2011). Earthquake-induced slope failures: Recent events and consequences. 5th International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering. pp. 47-62, 10-13 January 2011, Santiago, Chile. ISBN: 978-956-7141-18-0
  • Qureshi, M. U., Towhata, I., Yamada, S. and Aziz, M. (2010). Keynote Lecture. The effects of weathering on strength and deformation characteristics of soft rocks. International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering. pp. 1-8, 5-6 November 2010, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Aziz, M., Towhata, I., Yamada, S. and Karamat, S. (2010). Laboratory tests on time-dependent mechanical response of rockfill materials. 45th Japan National Conference on Geotechnical Engineering. Vol. 1, pp. 403-404, 18-20 August, Matsuyama, Japan. ISSN: 1342-2863
  • Qureshi, M. U., Towhata, I., Yamada, S., Aziz, M. and Kazmi, Z. (2009). In-situ direct shear tests on weathered rock materials for slope failure risk assessment. International Joint Symposium on Geodisaster Prevention and Geoenvironment in Asia. pp. 84-89, 24-25 November 2009, Fukuoka, Japan.
  • Aziz, M., Towhata, I., Yamada, S. and Qureshi, M. U. (2009). Torsional shear tests on strength and deformation response of residual soils undergoing water-induced disintegration of grains. Annual conference of JGS-Kanto. pp. 141-146, 12-13 November, 2009, Utsunomiya, Japan.
  • Qureshi, M. U., Towhata, I., Yamada, S. and Aziz, M. (2009). Using field tests for slope failure risk assessment in highly weathered areas due to seismic activity. XVIIth International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. 2-3 October, 2009, Alexandria, Egypt.
  • Aziz, M., Towhata, I. and Yamada, S. (2009). Effects of decay of grains on shear modulus and volume-change characteristics of soils. The 44th Japanese Geotechnical Society Annual Conference. pp. 375-376, 18-21 August, 2009, Yokohama, Japan.
  • Aziz, M., Qureshi, M. U., Yamada, S., Towhata, I. and Khan, M. S. (2009). Geotechnical properties of weathered slopes in Muzaffarabad area after the 2005 Kashmir-Earthquake. 3rd International Geotechnical Symposium on Geotechnical engineering for disaster prevention and reduction. pp. 670-677, 22-25 July, 2009, Harbin, China.
  • Aziz, M., Towhata, I., Yamada, S. and Qureshi, M. U. (2009). Water-submergence effects on geotechnical properties of crushed mudstone. International Symposium on Prediction and Simulation Methods for Geohazard Mitigation. pp. 291-297, 25-27 May, 2009, Kyoto, Japan. Published By: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, London. ISBN: 978-1-138-11807-2
  • Qureshi, M. U., Towhata, I., Yamada, S., Aziz, M. and Kubo, Y. (2009). Field investigations of highly weathered slopes for geotechnical risk assessment. The 2nd International Conference on New Developments in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. pp. 222-229, 28-30 May, 2009, Nicosia, North Cyprus. ISBN: 975-8359-28-2
  • Qureshi, M. U., Towhata, I., Yamada, S., Aziz, M. and Aoyama, S. (2009). Geotechnical risk assessment of highly weathered slopes using seismic refraction technique. International Symposium on Prediction and Simulation Methods for Geohazard Mitigation. pp. 513-518, 25-27 May, 2009, Kyoto, Japan. Published by: CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, London. ISBN: 978-1-138-11807-2
  • Aziz, M., Towhata, I., Yamada, S., Qureshi, M. and Kawano, K. (2009). Effects of negative ageing on deformation and strength response of geomaterials. European Geosciences Union General Assembly. EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts 11, 7566, 19-24 April, 2009, Vienna, Austria.
  • Qureshi, M. U., Towhata, I., Yamada, S. and Aziz, M. (2009). Field and laboratory tests on risk of slope failure due to weathering of rock materials. European Geosciences Union General Assembly. EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts 11, 7133, 19-24 April, 2009, Vienna, Austria.
  • Akbar, A., Aziz, M., Clarke, B. G. and Farooq, K. (2007). Characterization of a cohesive soil test bed using the Akbar Newcastle dilatometer. The 13th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. Vol. 1, pp.124-128, 10-14 December, 2007, Kolkata, India. ISBN: 978-8-184-24411-3
  • Qureshi, M. U. and Aziz, M. (2007). In-situ permeability evaluation of weathered sedimentary deposits and counter-measures to minimize the leakage. Annual conference of Japanese Geotechnical Society-Kanto. pp. 219-222, 31 Oct – 01 Nov, 2007, Maebashi, Japan.
  • Qureshi, M. U., Towhata, I., Peckly, D. Jr. and Aziz, M. (2007). Change in mechanical properties of soft/jointed rocks due to freezing, thawing and heating cycles. Annual conference of Japanese Geotechnical Society-Kanto. pp. 184-187, 31 Oct – 01 Nov, 2007, Maebashi, Japan.

Funded Projects:

  • GIS Mapping of Geotechnical Characteristics of Soils in Saudi Arabia (2014-2016) Mubashir Aziz (Principle Investigator) and Tauqir Ahmed, Department of Civil Engineering, Al Imam University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 
  • Non-Destructive Evaluation of Al-Fatah Departmental Store Building, Lahore (2006), Muhammad Ilyas and Mubashir Aziz (Co-Investigator), Department of Civil Engineering, UET Lahore, Pakistan. 
  • Testing and Evaluation of Shaheen Complex, Lahore (2005), Zahid Ahmed Siddiqi, Afzal Javaid, M. Azhar Saleem and Mubashir Aziz (Co-Investigator), Department of Civil Engineering, UET Lahore, Pakistan.

Field of Interest

  • Aging effects on soils
  • Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
  • Ground Investigations and Zonation Maps
  • Soil Improvement Techniques
  • Experimental Studies, Model Tests, and Parametric Analysis.

Education

  • PhD(Geotechnical Engineering), University of Tokyo, Japan (2010)
  • Masters(Geotechnical Engineering), UET Lahore, Pakistan (2006)
  • BSc(Civil Engineering), UET Lahore, Pakistan (2002)