Mr Imrose Bin Muhit

Mr Imrose Bin Muhit

Research Associate

School of Engineering

Career Summary

Biography

Imrose decided to be an InfraStructural Engineer and Researcher a decade ago when he realised that there aren’t many engineering fields where what you build will likely still be standing after leaving this earth. Structural engineers are life saviours! Imagine how many more lives could be saved (especially due to earthquakes) if we were better at getting our technologies into less-developed countries.

Imrose received his Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Civil Engineering from Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET) in 2013. He received the Young Scientist Scholarship to pursue his Master of Engineering (MEng) in Structural Engineering at Chung-Ang University, South Korea and successfully completed with High Distinction in 2016. Prior to joining at his current workplace in Australia, he worked in the South Korean IT and construction industry for 1.5 years. 

Currently, he is working as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the Centre for Infrastructure Performance and Reliability, The University of Newcastle, Australia after submitting his thesis for Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Civil Engineering from the same institution.

He is working on the 'Stochastic hazard assessment of unreinforced masonry wall systems' which is an 'Australian Research Council' funded (AU$497,760) project. He has involved in extensive Monte-Carlo laboratory testing of veneer wall systems along with the development of a probabilistic finite element model. The outcome of this project will allow public safety and lower the construction costs for the new construction in Australia.

He spent in a total of 7+ years in both academia and industry and has a good track of research outcome. Imrose authored more than 20 high impact scientific articles in his research fields which are published in various international journals and conferences. His research interests are Stochastic Hazard Assessment of Contemporary and Heritage Masonry Structures, Non-linear Monte-Carlo Simulation, High-Performance Concrete, Blast and Impact Resistant Structures, Supplementary Cementitious Materials (SCMs) and Strengthening/retrofitting of Structures. He is volunteering as a Reviewer for several top scientific journals like KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, Asian Journal of Civil Engineering, etc. published by Springer Nature and Elsevier.   

He wants to devote himself to the development of safe, sustainable, economical and reliable structural design and construction. 


Qualifications

  • Master of Engineering, Chung-Ang University
  • Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering), Chittagong University of Eng & Tech - Bangladesh

Keywords

  • Civil Engineering
  • Masonry Design
  • Masonry Structures
  • Reliability Analysis
  • Structural Design
  • Structural Engineering
  • Structural Strengthening

Languages

  • Bengali (Mother)
  • English (Fluent)
  • Korean (Working)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
400505 Construction materials 20
400508 Infrastructure engineering and asset management 10
400510 Structural engineering 70

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Research Associate University of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia
Casual Academic University of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
6/7/2021 - 31/12/2021 Post-Doctoral Research Associate School of Engineering, The University of Newcastle
Civil Engineering
Australia
1/2/2021 - 15/7/2021 Associate Lecturer School of Engineering, The University of Newcastle, Australia
Australia
10/10/2017 - 31/5/2021 Postgraduate Researcher School of Engineering, The University of Newcastle
Civil Engineering
Australia
1/5/2014 - 29/2/2016 Graduate Research Assistant Chung-Ang University
Korea, Republic of

Teaching appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/8/2018 - 31/12/2020 Casual Academic School of Engineering, The University of Newcastle
Civil Engineering
Australia

Awards

Research Award

Year Award
2021 H. W. H West Award
14th Canadian Masonry Symposium
2020 Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment Postgraduate Research Prize in Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment- The University of Newcastle
2014 Best Paper Presentation Award
4th International Technical Conference, Seoul, South Korea

Scholarship

Year Award
2017 The University of Newcastle Research Scholarship Central
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment- The University of Newcastle
2017 The University of Newcastle International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (UNIPRS)
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment- The University of Newcastle
2014 Chung-Ang Young Scientist Scholarship
Chung-Ang University
2012 Undergraduate Merit Scholarship
Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology (CUET)
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (10 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Muhit IB, Jitu NET, Alam MR, 'Structural shear retrofitting of reinforced concrete beam: multilayer ferrocement technique', Asian Journal of Civil Engineering, 22 191-203 (2021) [C1]

Most of the existing buildings in developing countries lack proper reinforcement and are in danger of collapse under seismic and extreme events. Therefore, a sustainable and feasi... [more]

Most of the existing buildings in developing countries lack proper reinforcement and are in danger of collapse under seismic and extreme events. Therefore, a sustainable and feasible retrofitting technique is necessary to ensure the safety of the infrastructure and its occupants. This paper describes a broad experimental programme, in which a total of 20 reinforced concrete beams with shear deficiency were constructed, 4 of them considered as control beam, while the rest of the beams were retrofitted with ferrocement in four different techniques after loading up to initial crack. All the specimens were tested up to the failure, and beam deflection at different points along with the load versus displacement response was recorded for each case. It allowed the determination of elastic stiffness, peak strength and associated displacement capacity of the retrofitted beam, compared with control beams. From the observed results, a plausible technique of retrofitting using ferrocement is suggested. A preliminary finite element model is developed for future study, which compared the experimental and FE results.

DOI 10.1007/s42107-020-00306-3
2019 Muhit IB, Shim CS, Yun NR, Park SD, 'Effect of Strain Rate on Impact Behavior of Aluminum Foam', KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, 23 4852-4863 (2019) [C1]
DOI 10.1007/s12205-019-5827-8
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
2018 Muhit IB, Ahmed SS, Zaman MF, Ullah MS, 'Effects of multiple supplementary cementitious materials on workability and strength of lightweight aggregate concrete', Jordan Journal of Civil Engineering, 12 109-124 (2018)

The use of supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) in concrete has increased worldwide because of their economic and environmental benefits. Supplementary cementitious materia... [more]

The use of supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) in concrete has increased worldwide because of their economic and environmental benefits. Supplementary cementitious materials include silica fume (SF), blast furnace slag (BFS), fly ash (FA) and rice husk ash (RHA), which are generally derived from industrial byproducts and agro-wastes and can be mixed with blended cement to enhance concrete strength. The use of SCMs in concrete in conjunction with lightweight aggregate not only reduces the consumption of Portland cement, but also decreases the weight of structure, thus lessening the cost of construction. In the present experimental study, the effects of different SCMs (SF, BFS and FA) on mechanical strength properties and workability of lightweight aggregate concrete (LWAC) are tested with partial replacement of cement by SCMs in various proportions and combinations. From the test results and considering rheological and strength properties of concrete and economic benefits, the best combinations of SCMs obtained are the BFS¿FA combination and the FA¿SF¿BFS combination.

Citations Scopus - 2
2017 Muhit IB, Sakib MN, Ahmed SS, 'Aluminum and E-glass epoxy plates behavior subjected to shock loading', Advances in Materials Research (South Korea), 6 155-168 (2017)

The terrorist attacks and dangers by bomb blast have turned into an emerging issue throughout the world and the protection of the people and structures against terrorist acts depe... [more]

The terrorist attacks and dangers by bomb blast have turned into an emerging issue throughout the world and the protection of the people and structures against terrorist acts depends on the prediction of the response of structures under blast and shock load. In this paper, behavior of aluminum and unidirectionally reinforced E-Glass Epoxy composite plates with and without focal circular holes subjected to shock loading has been identified. For isotropic and orthotropic plates (with and without holes) the classical normal mode approach has been utilized as a part of the processing of theoretical results. To obtain the accurate results, convergence of the results was considered and a number of modes were selected for plate with and without hole individually. Using a shock tube as a loading device, tests have been conducted to composite plates to verify the theoretical results. Moreover, peak dynamic strains, investigated by experiments are also compared with the theoretical values and deviation of the results are discussed accordingly. The strain-time histories are likewise indicated for a specific gauge area for aluminum and composite plates. Comparison of dynamic-amplification factors between the isotropic and the orthotropic plates with and without hole has been discussed.

DOI 10.12989/amr.2017.6.2.155
Citations Scopus - 1
2015 Muhit IB, Chowdhury ST, Nahid N, Zaman MF, 'HYGIENE CONDITION OF WATER USE AND SANITATION FACILITIES AT URBAN SLUMS: ANALYSIS OF PORT CITY CHITTAGONG, BANGLADESH', CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING REPORTS, 16 153-166 (2015)
DOI 10.1515/ceer-2015-0012
2014 Muhit IB, Raihan MT, Nuruzzaman M, 'Determination of mortar strength using stone dust as a partially replaced material for cement and sand', Advances in concrete construction, 2 249-259 (2014)
DOI 10.12989/acc.2014.2.4.249
2014 Muhit IB, Baidya D, Nahid N, 'Prospect of Algal Biodiesel Production in Bangladesh: Overview from Developed Countries', IOSR Journal of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, 11 49-54 (2014)
DOI 10.9790/1684-11134954
2013 B Muhit I, Haque S, Rabiul Alam M, 'Influence of Crushed Coarse Aggregates on Properties of Concrete', American Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, 1 103-106 (2013)
DOI 10.12691/ajcea-1-5-3
2013 Muhit IB, Chowdhury ST, 'Magnitude and Impact Analysis of Road Traffic Noise Pollution at Port City Chittagong, Bangladesh', American Journal of Environmental Engineering, 3 130-146 (2013)
DOI 10.5923/j.ajee.20130303.03
2013 Muhit IB, 'Dosage Limit Determination of Superplasticizing Admixture and Effect Evaluation on Properties of Concrete', International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, 4 (2013)
DOI 10.14299/000000
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Conference (7 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Muhit IB, Masia M, Stewart M, 'Experimental Investigation of Unreinforced Masonry Veneer Wall System Under Out-of-plane Loading', Experimental Investigation of Unreinforced Masonry Veneer Wall System Under Out-of-plane Loading, Montreal, Canada (2021)
Co-authors Mark Stewart, Mark Masia
2020 Muhit IB, Stewart MG, Masia MJ, 'Experimental evaluation and probabilistic analysis of the masonry veneer wall tie characteristics', Brick and Block Masonry - From Historical to Sustainable Masonry. Proceedings of the 17th International Brick and Block Masonry Conference, Krakow, Poland (2020) [E1]
DOI 10.1201/9781003098508-104
Co-authors Mark Stewart, Mark Masia
2019 Yun N, Park S-D, Muhit IB, Shim C-S, 'Impact Tests on Aluminum Foams', Seoul, Korea (2019)
2019 Muhit IB, Masia MJ, Stewart MG, 'Nonlinear finite element analysis of unreinforced masonry veneer wall systems under out-of-plane loading', Proceedings of the Thirteenth North American Masonry Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah (2019) [E1]
Co-authors Mark Masia, Mark Stewart
2014 Raihan MT, Muhit IB, 'Strength Evaluation of Mortar by Inclusion of Stone Dust As a Cement and Sand Replacing Material', CUET, Bangladesh (2014)
2013 Muhit IB, 'Evaluation of Stabilized Soil Blocks with the inclusion of Plastic Fibre as Sustainable Building Material: A Complete Review', Rajshahi, Bangladesh (2013)
2013 Muhit IB, Ahmed SS, Amin MM, Raihan MT, 'Effects of Silica Fume and Fly Ash as Partial Replacement of Cement on Water Permeability and Strength of High Performance Concrete', New Delhi, India (2013)
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Research Projects

Stochastic Hazard Assessment of Unreinforced Masonry Wall Systems 2019 - 2021


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Mr Imrose Bin Muhit

Positions

Research Associate
Centre for Infrastructure Performance and Reliability
School of Engineering
College of Engineering, Science and Environment

Casual Academic
Centre for Infrastructure Performance and Reliability
School of Engineering
College of Engineering, Science and Environment

Contact Details

Email imrosebin.muhit@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 5524

Office

Room EA-124
Building EA Building
Location University of Newcastle

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