Tafsirojjaman Tafsirojjaman

Dr Tafsirojjaman Tafsirojjaman

Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow

School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Tafsirojjaman (Tafsir) is a Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow at the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering of the University of Adelaide. He is working closely with industry and government projects to carry out research work in the area of Sustainable Construction Materials including FRP Composites, Concrete, Metallic and Plastic materials, Structural Rehabilitation and Strengthening and Structural Engineering. Dr Tafsir secured several grants, a total of 178k, by collaborating with Industries and Government authorities. Dr Tafsir worked as a Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow at the School of Civil Engineering and Surveying and Centre for Future Materials (CFM) of the University of Southern Queensland (USQ). He received his Ph.D. degree in Civil and Structural Engineering from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), and BSc in Civil Engineering from the Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology (CUET). He was awarded the “QUT HDR High Achiever Award” and “QUT Outstanding Publication Award” because of his outstanding achievement in his Ph.D. He was also awarded the University Merit Scholarship and Engr. Khurshid Anwar Memorial Award for outstanding results in BSc in Civil Engineering.

I specialise in fundamental and applied research in Sustainable Construction Materials and Structural Rehabilitation and Strengthening. My research interests include Sustainable Construction Materials including FRP composites, concrete and metallic materials, Structural Rehabilitation and Strengthening under static and dynamic loadings (cyclic, seismic and impact loadings).

The self-motivated students are welcome to express their interest in pursuing PhD degree in my research areas. Successful applicants will be awarded a full scholarship to cover the full tuition fee and living allowance. I am happy to provide my full support to any self-motivated students who want to pursue their postgraduate degree (MSc or PhD) with their own governmental funding. Prospective candidates with strong academic backgrounds please contact me through email directly.

Academics and Industries are welcome to visit and collaborate with my research group.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2022 - ongoing Internal Grant-Funded Academic University of Adelaide
    2020 - 2022 Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow University of Southern Queensland
    2015 - 2017 Lecturer Sonargaon University
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2020 Research Award Editor in Chief’s Featured Article: Structures Structures, Elsevier and The Institution of Structural Engineers United Kingdom
    2020 Research Award Outstanding Publication Award Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Australia
    2020 Nomination Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Australia
    2020 Scholarship Faculty Write-up Scholarship Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Australia
    2020 Research Award High Achiever HDR Student Award Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Australia
    2017 Scholarship QUT HDR tuition Fee Sponsorship and OSHC Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Australia
    2017 Scholarship RTP scholarship for living costs Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Australia
    2015 Award Engr. Khurshid Anwar Memorial Award Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology (CUET), Bangladesh Bangladesh
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Bengali Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2017 - 2020 Queensland University of Technology Australia PhD
    2010 - 2014 Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology Bangladesh BSc in Civil Engineering
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2022 Tafsirojjaman, T., Thambiratnam, D. P., Sulong, N. H. R., & Fawzia, S. (2022). Performance of CFRP strengthened full-scale SHS connections subjected to cyclic loading. Thin-Walled Structures, 175, 14 pages.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2022 Tafsirojjaman, T., Manalo, A., Tien, C. M. T., Wham, B. P., Salah, A., Kiriella, S., . . . Dixon, P. (2022). Analysis of failure modes in pipe-in-pipe repair systems for water and gas pipelines. Engineering Failure Analysis, 140, 1-26.
    DOI Scopus1
    2022 Salami, B. A., Iqbal, M., Abdulraheem, A., Jalal, F. E., Alimi, W., Jamal, A., . . . Bardhan, A. (2022). Estimating compressive strength of lightweight foamed concrete using neural, genetic and ensemble machine learning approaches. Cement and Concrete Composites, 133, 16 pages.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2022 Liu, Z., Li, H., Liu, Y., Wang, J., Tafsirojjaman, T., & Shi, G. (2022). A novel numerical approach and experimental study to evaluate the effect of component failure on spoke-wheel cable structure. Journal of Building Engineering, 61, 22 pages.
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    2022 Jia, L., Wang, B., & Tafsirojjaman, T. (2022). Experimental Research on Bonded Anchorage of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer Prestressed Strands. Polymers, 14(19), 19 pages.
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    2022 Zhu, R., Li, X., Wu, C., Du, L., Du, X., & Tafsirojjaman, T. (2022). Effect of Hydrothermal Environment on Mechanical Properties and Electrical Response Behavior of Continuous Carbon Fiber/Epoxy Composite Plates. Polymers, 14(19), 12 pages.
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    2022 Zhu, R., Wang, G., Lin, Y., Long, J., Du, L., Du, X., . . . Tafsirojjaman, T. (2022). The Electric–Thermal Effect of a Carbon-Fibre-Reinforced Epoxy Composite and Its Corresponding Mechanical Properties. Polymers, 14(21), 13 pages.
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    2022 Alajmi, A., Abousnina, R., Shalwan, A., Alajmi, S., Alipour, G., Tafsirojjaman, T., & Will, G. (2022). An Experimental and Numerical Investigation into the Durability of Fibre/Polymer Composites with Synthetic and Natural Fibres. Polymers, 14(10), 23 pages.
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    2022 Tafsirojjaman, T., Ur Rahman Dogar, A., Liu, Y., Manalo, A., & Thambiratnam, D. P. (2022). Performance and design of steel structures reinforced with FRP composites: A state-of-the-art review. Engineering Failure Analysis, 138, 106371-1-106371-25.
    DOI Scopus6
    2022 Uddin, M. N., Yu, K., Li, L. Z., Ye, J., Tafsirojjaman, T., & Alhaddad, W. (2022). Developing machine learning model to estimate the shear capacity for RC beams with stirrups using standard building codes. Innovative Infrastructure Solutions, 7(3).
    DOI Scopus1
    2022 Muda, M. F., Mohd Hashim, M. H., Kamarudin, M. K., Mohd, M. H., Tafsirojjaman, T., Rahman, M. A., & Paik, J. K. (2022). Burst pressure strength of corroded subsea pipelines repaired with composite fiber-reinforced polymer patches. Engineering Failure Analysis, 136, 106204.
    DOI Scopus3
    2022 Liu, Y., Zhang, H. T., Tafsirojjaman, T., Ur Rahman Dogar, A., AlAjarmeh, O., Yue, Q. R., & Manalo, A. (2022). A novel technique to improve the compressive strength and ductility of glass fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP) composite bars. Construction and Building Materials, 326, 126782.
    DOI Scopus9
    2022 Liu, Y., Xie, J. Z., Tafsirojjaman, T., Yue, Q. R., Tan, C., & Che, G. J. (2022). CFRP lamella stay-cable and its force measurement based on microwave radar. Case Studies in Construction Materials, 16, e00824.
    DOI Scopus8
    2022 Liu, Y., Gu, M., Liu, X., & Tafsirojjaman, T. (2022). Life-Cycle Cost Analysis of Long-Span CFRP Cable-Stayed Bridges. Polymers, 14(9), 17 pages.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS1
    2022 Bheel, N., Ali, M. O. A., Tafsirojjaman., Khahro, S. H., & Keerio, M. A. (2022). Experimental study on fresh, mechanical properties and embodied carbon of concrete blended with sugarcane bagasse ash, metakaolin, and millet husk ash as ternary cementitious material. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 29(4), 5224-5239.
    DOI Scopus11 Europe PMC2
    2021 Al-Fakih, A., Hisbany Mohd Hashim, M., Alyousef, R., Mutafi, A., Hussein Abo Sabah, S., & Tafsirojjaman, T. (2021). Cracking behavior of sea sand RC beam bonded externally with CFRP plate. Structures, 33, 1578-1589.
    DOI Scopus9
    2021 Bheel, N., Ali, M. O. A., Liu, Y., Tafsirojjaman, T., Awoyera, P., Sor, N. H., & Bendezu Romero, L. M. (2021). Utilization of Corn Cob Ash as Fine Aggregate and Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag as Cementitious Material in Concrete. Buildings, 11(9), 1-22.
    DOI Scopus16 WoS14
    2021 Bheel, N., Awoyera, P., Tafsirojjaman, T., Hamah Sor, N., & sohu, S. (2021). Synergic effect of metakaolin and groundnut shell ash on the behavior of fly ash-based self-compacting geopolymer concrete. Construction and Building Materials, 311, 1-12.
    DOI Scopus19
    2021 Duo, Y., Liu, X., Liu, Y., Tafsirojjaman, T., & Sabbrojjaman, M. (2021). Environmental impact on the durability of FRP reinforcing bars. Journal of Building Engineering, 43, 1-20.
    DOI Scopus20 WoS17
    2021 Tafsirojjaman, T., Fawzia, S., & Thambiratnam, D. P. (2021). Structural behaviour of CFRP strengthened beam-column connections under monotonic and cyclic loading. Structures, 33, 2689-2699.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS6
    2021 Tafsirojjaman, T., Fawzia, S., Thambiratnam, D. P., & Wirth, N. (2021). Performance of FRP strengthened full-scale simply-supported circular hollow steel members under monotonic and large-displacement cyclic loading. Engineering Structures, 242, 1-10.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS7
    2021 Tafsirojjaman, T., Fawzia, S., Thambiratnam, D. P., & Zhao, X. L. (2021). FRP strengthened SHS beam-column connection under monotonic and large-deformation cyclic loading. Thin-Walled Structures, 161, 1-12.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS12
    2021 Liu, Y., Tafsirojjaman, T., Dogar, A. U. R., & Hückler, A. (2021). Bond behaviour improvement between infra-lightweight and high strength concretes using FRP grid reinforcements and development of bond strength prediction models. Construction and Building Materials, 270, 1-15.
    DOI Scopus15 WoS13
    2021 Bheel, N., Tafsirojjaman, T., Liu, Y., Awoyera, P., Kumar, A., & Keerio, M. A. (2021). Experimental Study on Engineering Properties of Cement Concrete Reinforced with Nylon and Jute Fibers. Buildings, 11(10), 1-16.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS12
    2020 Dogar, A. U. R., Ubaid Ur Rehman, H. M., Tafsirojjaman, T., & Iqbal, N. (2020). Experimental investigations on inelastic behaviour and modified Gerber joint for double-span steel trapezoidal sheeting. Structures, 24, 514-525.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS2
    2020 Tafsirojjaman, T., Fawzia, S., Thambiratnam, D., & Zhao, X. L. (2020). Numerical investigation of CFRP strengthened RHS members under cyclic loading. Structures, 24, 610-626.
    DOI Scopus24 WoS21
    2020 Tafsirojjaman, T., Fawzia, S., Thambiratnam, D. P., & Zhao, X. L. (2020). Study on the cyclic bending behaviour of CFRP strengthened full-scale CHS members. Structures, 28, 741-756.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS10
    2020 Tafsirojjaman, T., Fawzia, S., & Thambiratnam, D. (2020). Investigation on the behaviour of CFRP strengthened CHS members under monotonic loading through finite element modelling. Structures, 28, 297-308.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS10
    2020 Liu, Y., Tafsirojjaman, T., Dogar, A. U. R., & Hückler, A. (2020). Shrinkage behavior enhancement of infra-lightweight concrete through FRP grid reinforcement and development of their shrinkage prediction models. Construction and Building Materials, 258, 1-12.
    DOI Scopus23 WoS21
    2019 Tafsirojjaman., Fawzia, S., Thambiratnam, D., & Zhao, X. L. (2019). Behaviour of CFRP strengthened CHS members under monotonic and cyclic loading. Composite Structures, 220, 592-601.
    DOI Scopus26 WoS20
    2019 Tafsirojjaman, T., Fawzia, S., Thambiratnam, D., & Zhao, X. L. (2019). Seismic strengthening of rigid steel frame with CFRP. Archives of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, 19(2), 334-347.
    DOI Scopus18 WoS16
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2020 Tafsirojjaman, T., Fawzia, S., & Thambiratnam, D. (2020). Numerical investigation on the cfrp strengthened steel frame under earthquake. In Materials Science Forum Vol. 995 (pp. 123-129). Brisbane, Australia: Trans Tech Publications, Ltd..
    DOI Scopus5
    2019 Tafsirojjaman, T., Fawzia, S., & Thambiratnam, D. (2019). Numerical investigation on the seismic strengthening of steel frame by using normal and high modulus CFRP. In S. T. Smith, T. Yu, D. Fernando, & Z. Wang (Eds.), APFIS 2019 Proceedings - 7th Asia-Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures (pp. 4 pages). Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Australia: APFIS Conference Series.
    Scopus7
    2019 Tafsirojjaman., Fawzia, S., & Thambiratnam, D. (2019). Enhancement of seismic performance of steel frame through CFRP strengthening. In Procedia Manufacturing Vol. 30 (pp. 239-246). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier BV.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS11
    2018 Batuwitage, C., Fawzia, S., Thambiratnam, D. P., Tafsirojjaman, T., Al-Mahaidi, R., & Elchalakani, M. (2018). CFRP-wrapped hollow steel tubes under axial impact loading. In Heidarpour, & Zhao (Eds.), Tubular Structures XVI - Proceedings of the 16th International Symposium on Tubular Structures, ISTS 2017 (pp. 401-407). Boca Raton, Florida, USA: CRC Press.
    DOI Scopus11
    2017 Alam, M. I., Fawzia, S., Tafsirojjaman, T., & Zhao, X. L. (2017). FE modeling of FRP strengthened CHS members subjected to lateral impact. In A. Heidarpour, & X. -L. Zhao (Eds.), Tubular Structures XVI - Proceedings of the 16th International Symposium on Tubular Structures, ISTS 2017 (pp. 409-414). London: CRC Press.
    DOI Scopus13
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2022 Tafsirojjaman, T., Dixon, P. G., Wham, B. P., Klingaman, J., Manalo, A., Farag, K., . . . Dashti, S. (2022). Development of a Testing and Analysis Framework for Validation of Rehabilitating Pipe-in-Pipe Technologies. Poster session presented at the meeting of North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) NASTT 2022 No-Dig Show.

Successful Grant (Total AU178k):

  • Tafsirojjaman T., Manalo A. (2021), “Structural Behaviour of Stage Truss Systems”, AU$122k innovation connection grant through the AusIndustry Entrepreneurs' Programme, Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, Australian Government where the VFM Group, Brisbane is the Industrial Partner.
  • Tafsirojjaman T., Alajarmeh O., Manalo A., Liu Y. (2021), “Seismic Response of Pultruded Fibre Reinforced Polymer (PFRP) Sections for Resilient Infrastructure” Capacity Building Grant, University of Southern Queensland, 2021-2022, AU$20k (through industrial collaborations with Wagners CFT, Toowoomba).
  • Alajarmeh O., Ferdous W., Tafsirojjaman T., Burey P., Manalo A., Abousnina R. (2021), “New management and implementation of the industrial FRP composite waste dust” Capacity Building Grant, USQ, 2021-2022, AU$10k.
  • Tafsirojjaman T., Manalo A., Liu Y. (2021), “Developing the novel FRP bar”, Seed funding from Beijing University of Technology (BJUT), China, 2021-2022, (50,000 Chinese Yuan).
  • Tafsirojjaman T., Fawzia S., Thambiratnam DP. (2017-2020), “Mitigation of Seismic and Cyclic Loading Actions on Steel Structures by FRP Strengthening”, Seed funding managed for experimental works from Queensland University of Technology (QUT), 2017-2020, ($16k).

Teaching Experience at the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), QLD-4350, Australia (Nov. 2020-June 2022):

The teaching team member, Lecturer and Tutor:

(i) CIV3506: Concrete Structures                  (ii) CIV1501: Engineering Statics

(iii) CIV3906: Civil Materials Practice            (iv) CIV4803: Mechanics and Technology of Fibre Composites

(v) CIV8803: Advanced Mechanics and Technology of Fibre Composites (Postgraduate Course)

Teaching Experience at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), QLD-4000, Australia (July 2017-Nov. 2020):

The teaching team member, Lecturer and Tutor:

(i) EGB275: Engineering Mechanics            (ii) EGB270: Engineering Materials

(iii) UXB212: Design for Structures              (iv) UXB112: Introduction to Structures

(v) EGB373: Geotechnical Engineering       (vi) EGH471: Advanced Water Engineering

Teaching Experience at the Sonargaon University (SU), Dhaka, Bangladesh (May 2015-Jan. 2017):

The teaching team member, Lecturer and Tutor:

(i) Engineering Mechanics                            (ii) Design of Concrete Structures

(iii) Structural Analysis-I                               (iv) Structural Analysis-II

  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 Co-Supervisor Sustainable Off-Earth Construction Materials and Structural Systems Utilising In-Situ Lunar Materials Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mohammad Altaf Hossain
    2022 Co-Supervisor Sustainable Composite Structural Panel Systems for Lunar Construction Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Md Abdur Rakib
  • Position: Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow
  • Phone: 83130828
  • Email: tafsirojjaman@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering North, floor First Floor
  • Room: N138
  • Org Unit: School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering

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