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Dr Mazhar Iqbal Arshad
Associate Professor
Transportation and Geotechnical Engineering Department

MCE
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
MCE Risalpur
Tel : 92-331-3958522
Email : Geotechnical  Engineering

Specialization
Geotechnical Engineering

Education
PhD. (Purdue University at West Lafayette, USA)

Dr. Mazhar Iqbal Arshad is currently faculty member at Department of Geotechnical Engineering at Military College of Engineering, NUST Campus at Risalpur, Pakistan. He completed his BE (Civil Engg) degree from Military College of Engg (MCE) Risalpur Cantt in 1995 with honours (First Position). He holds MS Civil Engineering and a Ph.D. Degree (with Geotechnical Engg as specialization) from Purdue University at West Lafayette, USA. Dr. Mazhar has more than 23 years of work& education experience in the field of Civil Engineering, especially in Geotechnical engineering. He has been recipient of the Geotechnical Research Medal (2015) from Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

 

ACADEMIC INFORMATION

  • PhD Civil Engineering (Aug-2009 - Dec-2013) Purdue University, USA.

  • MS Civil Engineering (Aug-2007 - May-2009) Purdue University, USA.

  • BE Civil Engineering (First Position) (Apr-1992- Oct-1995) NUST, Pakistan.

 

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

Abaqus, Finite Element Application in Soil Mechanics, Purdue University, USA, 15 Jun-6 July 2011.

 

AWARDS& SCHOLARSHIPS



  • 2015  GEOTECHNICAL RESEARCH MEDAL by Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE)

  • 2013  GERALD AND BERYL LEONARDS FELLOWSHIP in Geotechnical Engineering – Purdue University West Lafayette, USA.

  • 2007  MINISTRY OF DEFENCE PAKISTAN MERIT SCHOLARSHIP for MS and PhD Studies Abroad.

  • 1995   PRESIDENT GOLD MEDAL IN B.E. CIVIL ENGINEERING.

 
 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  • Professional Engineer (PE), Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC). 

  • Member, Institute of Engineers Pakistan MIE (Pak).

  • Membership American Association of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

 

 

  • Foundation Engineering

  • Application of Digital Image Correlation (DIC) in granular medium

  • Computational Geomechanics

  • Soil Investigation

  • Soil and Site Improvement

 
 

HEC APPROVED Ph.D. SUPERVISOR

Approval in process

JOURNAL/RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS


 
  • Arshad M.I., Tehrani F.S., Prezzi M., and Salgado R (2014), “Experimental study of cone penetration in silica sand using digital image correlation”  Geotechnique 64 (7), 551-569.

  • Arshad M.I., Tehrani F.S., Prezzi M., and Salgado R (2015), “Analysis of Cone Penetration in Layered Soil Profile” submitted Géotechnique.

  • Sadiq, Y., Arshad M.I., and Sadiq, Y.(2015), “Construction Quality Perception of Construction Professionals and Their Expectations from a Quality Improvement Technique in Pakistan”, European Journal of Business and Management, 7(1), 83-94.

  • Khattak, A. and Arshad M. (2015), “Barricades in Implementation and Adoptation Level of ISO-9001 in Construction Industry of Pakistan”, Journal of Business Management & Ecnomics, 3(6), 31-36..

  • Tehrani F.S, Arshad M.I., Prezzi M., and Salgado R (2016),  “Physical Modeling of Cone Penetration in Layered Sand ”, Submitted to ASCE's Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering.

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS/PUBLICATIONS

  • M.I. Arshad, Zeeshan Wali, Jamil Ahmed, “Characteristics of Deformation Field during Indentation of Reinforced Soil”, Proceedings of International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering, Pakistan. Geotechnical Engineering Society (PGES), Lahore, Pakistan, November, 2010, (1), 75-80.      F.S. Tehrani, M.I. Arshad, M. Prezzi and R. Salgado, “Visualization of Active Mode of Failure behind Flexible Walls under Pure Rotation Using Digital Image Correlation Technique”, Proceeding of ASCE Geo-Congress (2014), 3393-3402.. 

  • M.I. Arshad, M. Prezzi and R. Salgado. (2017)."Observation of Progressive Failure Mechanism of Reinforced Foundation Soil Using Digital Image Correlation (DIC) Technique," Geotechnical Frontiers 2017, Florida, USA, March, 2017.

 

PhD DISSERTATION

Arshad, Mazhar Iqbal. (2014). “Observation of displacements caused by cone penetation in silica sand”.   http://hdl.handle.net/2142/24459

 

JOURNAL/RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS


  • Arshad M.I., Tehrani F.S., Prezzi M., and Salgado R (2014), “Experimental study of cone penetration in silica sand using digital image correlation” Geotechnique 64 (7), 551-569.

  • Arshad M.I., Tehrani F.S., Prezzi M., and Salgado R (2015), “Analysis of Cone Penetration in Layered Soil Profile” submitted Géotechnique.

  • Sadiq, Y., Arshad M.I., and Sadiq, Y.(2015), “Construction Quality Perception of Construction Professionals and Their Expectations from a Quality Improvement Technique in Pakistan”, European Journal of Business and Management, 7(1), 83-94. 

  • Khattak, A. and Arshad M. (2015), “Barricades in Implementation and Adoptation Level of ISO-9001 in Construction Industry of Pakistan”, Journal of Business Management & Ecnomics, 3(6), 31-36.

  • Tehrani F.S, Arshad M.I., Prezzi M., and Salgado R (2016),  “Physical Modeling of Cone Penetration in Layered Sand ”, Submitted to ASCE's Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering.

 

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS/PUBLICATIONS


  • M.I. Arshad, Zeeshan Wali, Jamil Ahmed, “Characteristics of Deformation Field during Indentation of Reinforced Soil”, Proceedings of International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering, Pakistan. Geotechnical Engineering Society (PGES), Lahore, Pakistan, November, 2010, (1), 75-80.      

  • F.S. Tehrani, M.I. Arshad, M. Prezzi and R. Salgado, “Visualization of Active Mode of Failure behind Flexible Walls under Pure Rotation Using Digital Image Correlation Technique”, Proceeding of ASCE Geo-Congress (2014), 3393-3402.

  • M.I. Arshad, M. Prezzi and R. Salgado. (2017)."Observation of Progressive Failure Mechanism of Reinforced Foundation Soil Using Digital Image Correlation (DIC) Technique," Geotechnical Frontiers 2017, Florida, USA, March, 2017       


PhD DISSERTATION

Arshad, Mazhar Iqbal. (2014). “Three Dimensional Slope Stability Analysis for Natural and Manmade slopes”.   http://hdl.handle.net/2142/24459

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

  • Jan 1994to Aug 2004 - Field Engr, Project Manager/Coordinator/ Staff Officer in Pak Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Aug 2004 to Dec 2005  –Field Engr, Project Manager/ in UNAMSIL Pak Army Corps of Engineers.

  • Dec 2005 to Aug 2007 – Garrison Engineers/Military Engineering Services/ Pak Navy

  • Aug 2007-Dec 2013 – MSc leading to PhD at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

  • Dec 2013 to Aug 2015, Asst. Prof/Instructor Class – B, at at Military College of Engineering (MCE), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Risalpur Campus.

  • Sep 2015 to date, Associate Prof/Head of Department (Geotechnical Engg) / Instructor Class – A, at Military College of Engineering (MCE), National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Risalpur Campus.​