Tafsirojjaman Tafsirojjaman

Dr Tafsirojjaman Tafsirojjaman

Lecturer

School of Architecture and Civil Engineering

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Tafsirojjaman (Tafsir) is a Lecturer at the School of Architecture and Civil 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 AU$ 403k, by collaborating with Industries and Government authorities. Currently supervising several PhD, Master's and Undergrad students. Previously, 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
    2024 - ongoing Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2022 - 2023 Internal Grant-Funded Academic University of Adelaide
    2020 - 2022 Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Fellow University of Southern Queensland
    2017 - 2020 Casual Academic and PhD Research Scholar Queensland University of Technology
    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

Successful Grant (Total AU$403k, $377k as CI and $26 as PI):

  • Tafsirojjaman T. (CI), Smith ST (2023), “Sustainable structural framing system for housing industry”, Innovation Connection Grant through AusIndustry Entrepreneurs' Programme, Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources, AU Government ($100k, Cat. 2).
  • Tafsirojjaman T. (CI), Smith ST (2023), “Optimising 3D printed material mixture and development of 3D panel structural panel”, Industrial Contract Research (AU$25k, Cat. 3).
  • Tafsirojjaman T. (CI), Smith ST (2023), “Performance evaluation of waste plastic flacks filled FRP section for product design”, Industrial Contract Research (AU$14k, Cat. 3).
  • Tafsirojjaman T. (CI), Smith ST (2022-23), “FRP stanchion testing and product design”, Industrial Contract Research (AU$14k, Cat. 3).
  • Tafsirojjaman T. (CI), Smith ST (2022-26), “Development of a sustainable large span hybrid FRP-steel flat panel system”, “Industry-Engaged HDR Program” with the Industrial Partner (AU$72k, Cat. 3).
  • Tafsirojjaman T. (CI), Manalo A. (2021), “Structural Behaviour of Stage Truss Systems”, Innovation Connection Grant through AusIndustry Entrepreneurs' Programme, Dept. of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources, AU Government (AU$122k, Cat. 2).
  • Tafsirojjaman T. (CI), Alajarmeh O., Manalo A., Liu Y. (2021-22), “Seismic Response of Pultruded Fibre Reinforced Polymer (PFRP) Sections for Resilient Infrastructure” Capacity Building Grant, University of Southern Queensland, (through industrial collaborations with Wagners CFT, QLD) (AU$20k, Cat. 3).
  • Alajarmeh O., Ferdous W., Tafsirojjaman T. (PI), Burey P., Manalo A., Abou. R. (2021-22),“New management & implementation of industrial FRP composite waste dust” Capacity Building Grant, USQ, (AU$10k, Cat. 3).
  • Tafsirojjaman T. (CI), Manalo A., Liu Y. (2021-22), “Manufacturing novel GFRP bar with high compressive strength capacity”, Seed funding from Beijing University of Technology (BJUT), China, (US$ 10k, Cat. 3).
  •  Fawzia S., Tafsirojjaman T. (PI), Thambiratnam D.P. (2017-2020), “Mitigation of Seismic and Cyclic Loading Actions on Steel Structures by FRP Strengthening”, Seed funding from QUT, ($16k, Cat. 3).

Teaching Experience at The University of Adelaide, SA-5005, Australia (Jun. 2022-Current):

The teaching team member, Lecturer and Tutor:

(i) CEME 4050 - Design Practice                 (ii) CONMGNT 1000: Civil Engineering Construction Materials

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

The Assistant Coordinator, Lecturer, teaching team member 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 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

(vii) EGB373: Principles of Construction

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                               

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2023 Co-Supervisor The new title is " Sustainable Off-Earth Plant-based Construction Materials" Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Kaled Mohammed A Al Aklobi
    2023 Co-Supervisor Sustainable 3D printed composite materials and structural systems for lunar structures utilising in-situ lunar materials Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Rayhan Md Faysal
    2023 Co-Supervisor Development of a sustainable large span hybrid FRP-steel flat panel system Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Therese Succar
    2023 Co-Supervisor Space Compatible Non-destructive Evaluation (NDE) Technology for Lunar Construction Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Md Maruf Molla
    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 Hypervelocity Impact Resistant Structural Composite Panel Systems for Off-Earth Construction Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Md Abdur Rakib
    2022 Co-Supervisor Lunar Base Design and Construction Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr John Culton
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2023 - 2023 Co-Supervisor Enhancing Regolith-Based Mortar Development in Simulated Lunar Environments The University of Adelaide Master of Engineering (Civil & Structural) Master Full Time Chun Shing Li
    2023 - 2023 Co-Supervisor Enhancing Regolith-Based Mortar Development in Simulated Lunar Environments The University of Adelaide Master of Engineering (Civil & Structural) Master Full Time MingJin Ma
    2023 - 2023 Co-Supervisor Enhancing Regolith-Based Mortar Development in Simulated Lunar Environments The University of Adelaide Master of Engineering (Civil & Structural) Master Full Time Ziyi Lei
    2022 - 2022 Co-Supervisor Load Resisting Panel System for Lunar Structures The University of Adelaide Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Civil) Honours Full Time Jack Evangelista
    2022 - 2022 Co-Supervisor Load Resisting Panel System for Lunar Structures The University of Adelaide Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)(Civil) Honours Full Time Haralambos Rassias
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83130828
  • Email: tafsirojjaman@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering North, floor First Floor
  • Room: N138
  • Org Unit: School of Architecture and Civil Engineering

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