Department of
Civil Engineering

Image of Walid Tizani

Walid Tizani

Associate Professor in Structural Engineering Design and Informatics, Faculty of Engineering



PhD (Bradford, UK), MSc (Leeds, UK), BSc (Mosul), Baccalaureat (Lebanon)

Jan 1992 Research Fellow (Leeds University)

Oct 1992 Research Fellow (Notthingham University)

Oct 1994 Lecturer (Notthingham University)

Aug 2002 Senior Lecturer (Notthingham University)

Oct 2008 Associate Professor (Notthingham University)

Walid Tizani is part of the Centre for Structural Engineering & Informatics Research group.

Expertise Summary

Dr Tizani's main research areas are the application of novel information technologies to structures and the performance of steel connections. His experience includes the application of knowledge based systems and object oriented technology in the provision of advice and decision support for structural design; virtual reality in the design of structural steelwork; virtual prototyping; construction-led and integrated design; the economic appraisal of structural steelwork; collaborative design. His experimental work includes the investigation of the performance of bolted connections in structural steelwork including blind-bolt connection to tubular hollow sections. He acted as a consultant in the areas of: Structural engineering with special emphasis on steelwork, Design of structural steelwork connections, and Software system development for structural engineering applications.

Dr Tizani is also the head of the Centre for Structural Engineering & Informatics Research Group.

Teaching Summary

Structural engineering design

Steel structures

Research Summary

Virtual prototyping of building design Process re-engineering for the design and manufacture of structural steelwork (DTi)

Appraisal and design of the 3D virtual building (EPSRC)

Re-engineering the processes of design, fabrication and erection of steel structures (EPSRC-IMI)

Collaborative design

Structural steelwork connections Blind-bolt connections to tubular columns

Future Research

Virtual prototyping of building design Knowledge management

I welcome enquiries from potential PhD candidates from Home, EU and international countries who are interested in the following research areas: Application of Building Information Modelling and novel information technologies to engineering design and the performance of steel and steel-concrete composite connections.

Department of Civil Engineering

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 95 14081