Several research topics currently being tackled by researchers in the faculty of engineering fall under this theme. Some specific topics are listed here below.
- Innovative ways to use waste paper with an innovative binder
- Usage of waste clay derived from sand excavation and using it in the production of innovative construction materials with less energy requirement
- Biomaterials utilization in construction applications (e.g. Palm fibre, Hemp fibre)
- Life-time prediction and inspection of composite materials
Researchers in the Faculty of Engineering show their interest in these topics by conducting research and reporting the outcomes in prestigious international and national journals, magazines, symposia, conferences and meetings. More than 5 publications were reported during the last two years.
One main research direction is the work on innovative construction materials that would enhance the properties of construction project. This covers the utilisation of innovative materials such as “Metakaolin” to partially replace the cement. This allows enhancing the performance of construction materials. Furthermore, this research aim at finding innovative ways to repair and strengthen structures using innovative materials.