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 08013: Sustainable Construction - Module Moderator
  • 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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Research Output

  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis
  • Nonlinear three–dimensional finite–element modelling of reinforced–concrete beams: computational challenges and experimental validation

    Earij, A., Giulio Alfano, Katherine Cashell & Xiangming Zhou, 31 Dec 2017, In : Engineering Failure Analysis. 82, p. 92-115 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 16 Citations (Scopus)
    21 Downloads (Pure)

    Three-dimensional nonlinear finite-element modelling of the flexural behaviour of reinforced concrete beams

    Earij, A. & Alfano, G., 6 Aug 2015, Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Conference on Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering Computing. Kruis, J., Tsompanakis, Y. & Topping, B. H. V. (eds.). Stirlingshire, UK: Civil-Comp Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Prizes

    1st Prize for Oral Presentation at ResCon 14

    Earij, Alrazi (Recipient), 26 Jun 2014

    Prize: Other distinction

  • 3rd Prize for Poster Presentation at ResCon 12

    Earij, Alrazi (Recipient), 20 Jun 2012

    Prize: Other distinction

  • Best Performance on the 2010 Pre-sessional English Programme

    Earij, Alrazi (Recipient), 20 Sep 2010

    Prize: Other distinction

  • Activities

    • 9 Types of Public engagement and outreach - Schools engagement
    • 5 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
    • 4 Participation in conference
    • 1 Publication peer-review

    STEM Presentation: Scottish Engineer Leadership Award at Dalmarnock Primary, Glasgow, Scotland

    Alrazi Earij (Presenter)

    24 Jan 2020

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Schools engagement

    STEM After School Club, Hillington Primary School, Glasgow (Part of Developing the Young Workforce, Scotland)

    Alrazi Earij (Advisor)

    22 Oct 201912 Nov 2019

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Schools engagement

    STEM Careers Fair and STEM Challenge, Kings Langley School, Hertfordshire, STEM Ambassador Volunteering

    Alrazi Earij (Participant)

    19 Jun 2019

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Schools engagement

    Level 2 Award in 2D Computer Aided Design

    Alrazi Earij (Speaker)

    25 Jan 20193 Apr 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Developing the Young Workforce (DYW), Scotland: Hosting P7 students from St Bartholomew's Primary School at UWS

    Alrazi Earij (Speaker)

    5 Nov 2019

    Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Schools engagement