Professor Mohamed SaafiProfessor
Mohamed Saafi, Professor and Chair in Structural Integrity and Materials. His research focuses on the development of Functional Materials and Smart Sensors for Energy and Civil Infrastructure. He developed several structural integrity monitoring tools using MEMS, graphene and carbon nanotubes. Professor Saafi is currently conducting research activities in the following areas:
- Functional Materials for Demanding Environments
- Smart Materials for Energy and Civil Infrastructure
- Durability of Cementitious Materials
- Structural Health Monitonitoring using Smart Sensors
- Bridge Scour Monitoring
- Graphene and other 2D material-based cement nanocomposites
- Big Data and Cyber Physical Nuclear-Civil Infrastructure Systems
- Effect of Climate Change on Critical Infrastructure
ENG 120 Electronic Information Systems
ENG 216 Mechanics
ARTICLES IN POPULAR PRESS
“Structural Health Monitoring Tests Planned for Bridges” ASCE Civil Engineering Magazine, April 2012.
“Smart paint set to revolutionize how structures are monitored” Heralds Scotland, March 2012.
“Smart paint Oi! You’ve missed a bit” The Economist, February 2012.
“Smart paint set to revolutionize safety monitoring of large structures” Scottish Business News, January 2012.
"Wireless nano sensors could save bridges and buildings” Space Daily, May 2010.
“Wireless nano sensors could save bridges and buildings” Carbon Based Climate change Adaptation, April 2010.
“Wireless Nano Sensors Alert Engineers to Problematic Cracks and Damage to Buildings, Bridges, and others Structures” Zimbio.com, April 2010.
“Wireless watchout” UKEngineering, April 2010.
PhD Supervision Interests
Smart Materials for Nuclear Waste ImmobilisationCondition Monitoring of Power Cables in Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs)Smart Sensors for Condition Monitoring of Concrete Structures
Kinetic Energy Recovery from Carriageways and Energy Storage in Roadside Battery Units
01/01/2020 → 31/05/2021
Development of Smart and Sustainable Infrastructure Materials
01/10/2019 → 30/09/2022
Multi-scale Investigation on Engineered Aligned Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete for High-Speed Train Ballastless Track Slabs
18/03/2019 → 17/03/2021
MSI: Biomaterials derived from food waste as a green route for the design of eco-friendly, smart and high performance cementitious composites for the next generation multifunctional built infrastructure
30/09/2018 → 29/09/2020
SAFERUP: Sustainable, Accessible, Safe, Resilient and Smart Urban Pavements
01/03/2018 → 01/03/2022
Meeting with MacRebur Ltd
Types of Business and Community - Hosting of external, non-academic visitor
- Structures, Materials and Manufacturing