Alrazi Earij, CEng


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PhD projects

Solid and structural mechanics Fracture mechanics Finite Element Analysis Computational and experimental investigation of reinforced concrete Retrofitting of reinforced-concrete using FRP


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Personal profile


Dr Alrazi Earij is a Civil Engineering Lecturer in the School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS). He is presently teaching a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate modules and supervising postgraduates.

Since obtaining his PhD, Dr Earij worked in academia, where he developed extensive teaching experience and some postgraduate formal and informal supervision. Before joining UWS, Dr Earij worked as a Civil Engineering Lecturer at West Herts College teaching vocational and apprenticeship qualifications, developing learning programmes and providing staff training on CAD. He also worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Brunel University London, where he taught a variety of foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate modules on the Civil and Mechanical Engineering Programmes, and conducted his research activities and disseminated his research findings through the authorship of several publications. Prior to commencing his postgraduate studies, Dr Earij served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Damascus University, where he taught 4th year undergraduates Bridge Engineering. He also worked as a Graduate Civil Engineer at an oversee consultative engineering office, where he diagnosed deficiencies in infrastructure, specified preventative measures, and conducted and supervised field works.

Target collaborative companies

Companies with an interest in developing and utilising advanced materials (e.g. composites and FRP) and/or structural design of steel/concrete and reinforced-concrete members

Desired research direction

  • Applications of fibre-reinforced polymers (FRP) to the retrofitting of deteriorated reinforced-concrete structures

  • Computational and experimental investigation of reinforced concrete
  • Developing 3D robust and reliable finite-element models that can be used to replace a significant part of experimental testing of reinforced-concrete

  • Appraising and guiding new strengthening techniques or materials, and preliminarily validating new design guidelines in codes of practice.

Target collaborative organisations

  • Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, Brunel University London
  • University of the West of London
  • Civil and Building Services Engineering, London South Bank University

Current teaching activities and interests


  • ENGG 09044: GA-Structural Engineering 1
  • ENGG 09013: Structural Engineering 1 - Module Coordinator
  • ENGG 09015: Construction and Structural Engineering 2*
  • ENGG 10012: Individual Project and Interact, including supervising Honours Degree projects
  • ENGG 10013: Structural Engineering 3*Module Coordinator


  • ENGG 11022: Applied Finite-Element Analysis
  • ENGG 11027: Advanced Structural Analysis* - Module Coordinator
  • ENGG 11028: Civil Engineering Project Design

* indicates a contribution to the module delivery through certain topics 

External positions

Civil Engineering Lecturer, West Herts College

3 Apr 20175 Jul 2019

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Brunel University

2 Nov 201231 Mar 2017

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Damascus University

2 Jul 200829 Jul 2010

Graduate Civil Engineer, Integral Consultative Engineering Office

5 Jul 200731 Mar 2009


  • TG Bridge engineering
  • Retrofitting
  • Fibre-reinforced polymers
  • Causes of deficiencies
  • TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
  • Numerical analysis
  • Construction materials


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