Dr Hamid Jahromi

Dr Hamid Zolghadrzadeh Jahromi is a Senior Lecturer at University of Westminster.  Hamid is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy and has extensive teaching experience in higher education. He is also an External Examiner (MEng/BEng/BSc in Civil Engineering) at NTU. Hamid specialises in the field of Structural Engineering and Construction Management. He is actively involved in both teaching and research and the outcome of his research is published in international journals and conferences. Hamid has excellent experience in design, development, validation and accreditation of variety of fundamental and advanced modules/courses in the field of Structural Engineering, Civil Engineering and Construction Management at both UG and PG Level.

Prior to joining University of Westminster, he was a Senior Lecturer, Course Director and Admissions Tutor for MSc Construction Management (Civil Engineering) program at Kingston University London and prior to that he was a Lecturer and UG Course Director at University of East London. 

Hamid completed his PhD at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London in 2009. The quality of the research work undertaken as part of his PhD studies was considered outstanding, leading to the prestigious award of Unwin prize in 2010. Prior to his PhD at Imperial College London, he successfully completed his MSc in Structural Engineering with Distinction at Cardiff University in 2005. 

Hamid is an active researcher and the outcome of his research is published in international journals and conferences. 

Hamid is currently supervising two PhD students. 

Research Interests:

  •  Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis, 
  • Computational Structural Mechanics, 
  • Simplified and Detailed Design Oriented Modelling of Structures
  • Concrete Structures, Sustainable Concrete Technology
  • Nonlinear Soil-Structure Interaction
  • Coupled modelling of Multi-Physics/Multiscale Mechanical Systems 
  • Big Data and Digital Construction
  • Active learning in Built Environment education, Game-based learning

Recent Funded Projects:

2020 - Sustainable Concrete Technology Lab £24000 - The Qunintin Hogg Trust (QHT)

2020 - Balsa Wood Bridge Project: £2000 (WBS)

2020 - Big Data and Digital Construction: £8000 (WBS)


Karkarna, Y, Bahadori-Jahromi, A, Jahromi, HZ, Bonner, E and Goodchild, C, (2020), Comparative study of factors influencing tension lap splices in reinforced concrete beams, International Journal of Advances in Concrete Structures, Techno Press (Accepted)

Jahromi, H (2019), “Innovative Active Learning in Built Environment Education”, IBEE2019 Confernce, Innovations in Built Environment Education (IBEE 2019), Manchester, University of Salford, July 2019. 

Kamal, S, Kew, H and Jahromi, H (2018), “Performance of air-cured concrete treated with waterproofing admixtures or surface treatments”, paper presented at the 38th Cement and Concrete Conference, Coventry, 9–11 September 2018. 

Kamal, S, Kew, H and Jahromi, H (2017), “Protection of concrete exposed to water and chloride using admixtures and surface treatments”, 19th Proceedings of the youngs’ researchers conference, The institution of structural engineers, London, pp. 52-53. 

Kamal, S, Kew, H and Jahromi, H (2017), “Protection of air cured concrete exposed to water and chloride by means of admixtures and surface treatments”, paper presented at the International Research Conference on Sustainable Energy, Engineering, Materials and Environment, Newcastle Upon Tyne, 26-28 July 2017. 

Kamal, S, Kew, H and Jahromi, H (2017), “Improving durability of air cured concrete by means of admixtures and surface treatments”, paper presented at the Science, Engineering and Computing Conference, Kingston University, London, April 2017. 

Jahromi HZ, (2014) "Detailed Response Modelling of Nonlinear Soil-Structure Interaction, UEL Research and Knowledge Exchange Conference. University of East London, London, 26 June 2014. London: University of East London. 

Jahromi HZ, Zdravkovic L. and Izzuddin BA, (2013) "Sensitivity Analysis of Nonlinear Behaviour of Buildings Subjected to an Adjacent Un-braced Excavation via Fully Coupled FEM, In International Conference on Advances in Structural Engineering and Mechanics: Interaction & Multiscale Mechanics (AIMM13). 

Jahromi HZ, Izzuddin BA and Zdravkovic L (2009) "A Domain Decomposition Approach for Coupled Modelling of Nonlinear Soil-Structure Interaction", Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 198, 2738 – 2749. 

Jahromi HZ, Izzuddin BA and Zdravkovic L (2009) "Iterative Coupling of Nonlinear Soil-Structure Interaction Using Reduced Order Method", In International Conference on Computational Methods for Coupled Problems in Science and Engineering, Coupled Problems, Italy. 

Jahromi HZ, (2009), "Partitioned analysis of nonlinear soil-structure interaction", in Department of Civil Engineering, Imperial College, University of London, London. 

Jahromi HZ, Izzuddin BA and Zdravkovic L. (2008) "Partitioned analysis of nonlinear soil-structure interaction using iterative coupling", Interaction and Multiscale Mechanics; 1, 1, 33-51. 

Jahromi HZ, Izzuddin BA and Zdravkovic L (2008) "Computational Methods in Dirichlet-Neumann Coupling of Soil-Structure Interaction", 20th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. 

Jahromi HZ, Izzuddin BA, Zdravkovic L. (2007), "Coupling methods for modelling nonlinear soil- structure interaction", The 15th UK Conference of the Association of Computational Mechanics in Engineering, In: B.H.V. Topping, editor, Paper no. 78, Stirlingshire, Scotland, Civil-Comp Press. 

Jahromi HZ, (2005) "Vibration and buckling of axially loaded spring supported beams on two- parameter foundations", in School of Engineering, Cardiff University, Cardiff.