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Dr Sabrina Fawzia

Science and Engineering Faculty,
Civil Engineering and Built Environment,
Civil Engineering

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Name
Dr Sabrina Fawzia
Position(s)
Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Civil Engineering and Built Environment,
Civil Engineering
Discipline *
Civil Engineering
Phone
+61 7 3138 1012
Fax
+61 7 3138 1170
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
ORCID iD
Qualifications

PhD(CivilEng) (Monash University)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Engineers Australia
  • Engineer’s Institution of Bangladesh (IEB)
  • Member of International Institute for FRP in Construction
Keywords

Carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP), Steel structure, Structural health monitoring, Finite element model, Structural strengthening and rehabilitation, Disaster mitigation of structures,, Impact and energy absorption of structures, Seismic response of structures, Microstructure modelling

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Dr Fawzia is a Senior lecturer in Civil Engineering Discipline, School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment, Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology. Dr Fawzia has 18 years of research, professional and teaching experience. During her research and professional career, she has successfully led different research and engineering projects.

Research interests Dr Fawzia’s research interests include:

  • Retrofitting and strengthening of structures using Carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) composite
  • Structural health monitoring of building and bridges
  • Microstructural modelling of dried food material
  • Finite element analysis of structure
  • Lean construction

Journal publications Dr Fawzia has published in a number of top-tired academic journals such as Engineering Structures, Composite structures, Journal of Composites for Construction, Construction and Building Materials, Materials and Structures and Journal of Sound and Vibration.

Current projects Dr Fawzia is the investigator of following research projects in Australia:

  • Behaviour of carbon fibre reinforced polymer strengthened steel tubular columns subjected to transverse impact loading
  • Seismic Response of Carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) strengthened Structures
  • Strengthening of Timber structure by using Carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) strengthening
  • Identifying the prestressed force (PSF) of the prestressed concrete bridges (PSCBS) using non-destructive technologies
  • Environmental durability study of Carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) strengthened steel structures under different kind of loading
  • Behaviour of interfaces of multilayer composite runway pavement under impact loading
  • Implementation of lean construction management practices in Saudi Arabian construction industry
  • Structural health monitoring of steel structures using acoustic emission technique

Grants, awards and recognition

  • ARC LIEF16- AUS$235,000 National drop weight impact testing facility
  • AUS $59,490 PNG Unitech grant
  • AUS $5,000 On prime CSIRO grant
  • AUS $10,000 WIR (Women in research Grant) from QUT
  • AUS $15,000, QUT ECARD grant: CFRP Strengthened Thin-walled RHS  Subjected to Axial Compression
  • AUS $10,000, QUT ECR grant:  Solar thermal storage for low Temperature applications
  • STEM Award $1000 in 2014 for Outstanding Supervision of HDR students
This information has been contributed by Dr Sabrina Fawzia.

Teaching

Dr Fawzia has been actively engaged in engineering education and learning. She has taught civil and structural engineering, construction engineering and construction and project management units.

Teaching Areas:

  • Introductory Structural Engineering
  • Project Engineering
  • Design and Construction of Multi-storey Buildings
  • Construction Engineering

Current Units at QUT:

  • Principles of Construction
  • Designing Structures
  • Project Value and Innovation
  • Research Thesis Units – Thesis Supervisor Teaching Areas
This information has been contributed by Dr Sabrina Fawzia.

Experience

Dr Fawzia’s research and scholarship are strategically focused around three important research areas:

  • carbon fibre reinforce polymer strengthening
  • structural health monitoring
  • microstructural modelling.

Her performance in these areas are demonstrated by the quality and citations of her publications, the awards and grants she has received, the number of invitations that she received to review articles for different high-calibre journals. She has also received several invitations from external universities to act as an examiner of higher degree research (HDR) student theses.

In the process of achieving this level of excellence, gaining substantial national and international recognition, and becoming a world known in these areas, she has actively engaged in strategic partnerships at both national and international levels with various research organisations and teams, and has been in close liaison with industry. She is regularly publishing in high impact journals and she has participated in and secured research funding.

Academic review

Dr Fawzia is an Australian Research Council (ARC) Grants Reviewer, and also reviews several key academic journals, including:

  • Composite Structures
  • Engineering Structures
  • Materials and Structures
  • Construction and Building Materials
  • Journal of Composites for Construction.
This information has been contributed by Dr Sabrina Fawzia.

Publications

For publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2016
Details
Successful in receiving QUT internal grant through Women in research Grant (WIR)in 2014, QUT ECARD grant in 2009, QUT ECR grant in 2009, QUT major equipment grant 2014 total $58,800.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2014
Details
QUT STEM Award $1000 in 2014 for Outstanding Supervision of Higher degree research students
Type
Assessor, Examiner or Supervisor Role
Reference year
2016
Details
University of Wollongong PhD thesis Examiner, Thesis title: Axial and Flexural Behaviour of Circular Concrete Filled FRP Tube (CFFT) Columns with and without FRP Reinforcing Bars
Type
Assessor, Examiner or Supervisor Role
Reference year
2016
Details
University of Southern Queensland PhD thesis Examiner, Thesis title: Development of HEMP fabric reinforced composites
Type
Assessor, Examiner or Supervisor Role
Reference year
2016
Details
University of Southern Queensland Master's thesis Examiner, Thesis title: Experimental and Numerical Study on Fracture Behaviour of Bamboo Fibres Reinforced Epoxy Composites

Supervision