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Sobia Qazi

Teaching Associate, Faculty of Engineering

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    Jubilee Campus
    Wollaton Road
    Nottingham
    NG8 1BB
    UK
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Biography

Sobia has obtained her PhD in Civil Engineering from University Technology MARA, Malaysia in 2016, which was followed by her MSc in Civil Engineering from University Technology Petronas in Malaysia. In her role as Assistant Lecturer, she has taught first-year undergraduate Civil Engineering degree modules and laboratory sessions, and also supported about ten final year degree projects as well as six MSc research projects. She also taught Professional Construction modules at Derby College.

Sobia has been a lifetime fellow of Schlumberger Faculty for the Future (FFTF) since 2010, she was among 33 fellows who were selected to pursue PhD under this programme among 300 applicants. Under this umbrella, she has been working for the promotion of women's participation and achievement in STEM, and mentoring them to cope with any of the difficulties and hurdles in pursuing engineering education and careers.

Sobia is serving as a reviewer for 'Construction Materials' journal hosted by Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) and she is also serving as a committee secretary for ICE G&S society for East Midlands.

Teaching Summary

Sobia is contributing to the teaching of Engineering and Science, Applied Engineering and Science, Computing and Instrumentation Design and Professional, Experimental and Academic competencies… read more

JOURNAL PAPERS

A.Q. Sobia, M.S. Hamidah, I. Azmi, S.F.A. Rafeeqi (2015). Elevated Temperature Resistance of Ultra High Performance Fibre-Reinforced Cementitious Composites (UHPFRCC), Magazine of Concrete Research, ICE Publishing, 67(1), 1-15.

A.Q. Sobia, A. Shyzleen, M.S. Hamidah, I. Azmi, S.F.A. Rafeeqi, and S. Ahmad (2013). Post Elevated Temperature Effect on the Strength and Microstructure of Thin High Performance Cementitious Composites (THPCC), International Journal of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Vol:7 No:2, 103-108.

M.F. Nuruddin, Qazi, S.A., Kusbiantoro A., Shafiq N. (2011). Utilisation of Waste Material in Geopolymeric Concrete, Construction Materials, Proceedings of Institute of Civil Engineers, Vol 164, No. 6, 315-327.

M.F. Nuruddin, Qazi, S.A., Shafiq N, Kusbiantoro A. (2010). Compressive Strength & microstructure of polymeric concrete incorporating fly ash & silica fume, Canadian Journal on Civil Engineering, Vol 1, No. 1, 2010, 15-18.

Andri Kusbiantoro, Muhd Fadhil Nuruddin, Nasir Shafiq, Sobia Anwar Qazi (2012). The Effect of Microwave Incinerated Rice Husk Ash on the Compressive and Bond Strength of Fly Ash Based Geopolymer Concrete. Construction and Building Materials, Vol 36, 695-703.

A Kusbiantoro, F Nuruddin, Sobia Qazi, N Shafiq (2010). The Effect of Sugar Based Retarder on Geopolymer Concrete in Different Curing Conditions. Malaysian Construction Research Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 2, 39-46.

M.F. Nuruddin, A. Kusbiantoro Kusbiantoro, S. Qazi, M.S. Darmawan Darmawan, N.A. Husin Husin (2011). Development of Geopolymer Concrete with Different Curing Conditions, IPTEK The Journal for Technology and Science, Vol. 22, No.1, 24-28.

Muhd Fadhil Nuruddin, Andri Kusbiantoro, Sobia Qazi, Nasir Shafiq (2011). Compressive Strength and Interfacial Transition Zone Characteristic of Geopolymer Concrete with Different Cast In-Situ Curing Conditions, International Journal of Geological and Environmental Engineering, Vol 5, No. 1, 51-54.

F Nuruddin, A Kusbiantoro, Sobia Qazi (2010). Development of Polymeric Concrete for Sustainable Futures, Platform, University Technology PETRONAS, Vol 8, No. 1, 10-16.

F Nuruddin, A Kusbiantoro, Sobia Qazi, N Shafiq (2009). Interfacial Transition Zone Characteristic of Polymeric Concrete, Platform, University Technology PETRONAS, Vol 7, No. 1, 36-41.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Sobia Qazi and Hamidah Mohd. Saman (2018). Chapter 8: Microstructural characteristics of ultra high performance cementitious composites (UHPFRCC) at elevated temperature, (In Press). University Technology PETRONAS publications.

A.Q. Sobia, M.S. Hamidah, I. Azmi, S.F.A. Rafeeqi (2016). Effect of Heat Treatment on Mechanical Properties of Ternary Blended Eco-friendly UHPFRCC, InCIEC 2015. Springer, Singapore, Yusoff M., Hamid N., Arshad M., Arshad A., Ridzuan A., Awang H. (eds).

CONFERENCES AND INVITED TALK

'Effect of fire on RC Structures' in Seminar organised by ACI-Malaysia Chapter on 15th Jan 2016 (Invited Talk)

A.Q. Sobia, M.S. Hamidah, I. Azmi, Md. Tahir Mahmood, Poi Shek. Full-Scale Fire Testing of CFRP-Strengthened Reinforced Concrete Column, Presented at 13th International Conference on Concrete Engineering & Technology, 31st May - 1st June 2016, Shah Alam, Malaysia.

A.Q. Sobia, M.S. Hamidah, I. Azmi, S.F.A. Rafeeqi. Effect of Heat Treatment on Mechanical Properties of Ternary Blended Eco-Friendly UHPFRCC. Presented at InCIEC 2015, Shah Alam, Malaysia.

A.Q. Sobia, A. Shyzleen, M.S. Hamidah, I. Azmi, S.F.A. Rafeeqi and S. Ahmad. Fire Resistance of HAC-GGBS Based UHPFRCC Presented at "17th International Conference on Concrete, Structural and Geotechnical Engineering", Proceedings of World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET) 25th-26th July, London, UK, 2015.

A.Q. Sobia, A. Shyzleen, M.S. Hamidah, I. Azmi, S.F.A. Rafeeqi and S. Ahmad. The Effect of Elevated Temperature on HAC-based THPCC with GGBS Addition Presented at "Concrete Institute Australia's Biennial National Conference, 16th-18th October 2013, Queensland, Goldcoast, Australia.

A.Q. Sobia, M.S. Hamidah, I.Azmi, S.F.A. Rafeeqi and S. Ahmad. Residual Mechanical Properties of HAC-GGBS Based UHPFRCC after Exposed to Elevated Temperature. International Postgraduate Seminar, Faculty of Civil Engineering UiTM, 25th - 26th June 2013, Shah Alam, Malaysia

S. Qazi, M.S. Hamidah, A.Ibrahim, S.F.A. Rafeeqi, S. Ahmad. State-of-The-Art Review - Behaviour of Thin High Performance Cementitious Composites (THPCC) at Elevated Temperatures Presented at 11th International Conference on Concrete Engineering and Technology (CONCET), 12 & 13 June 2012, Putrajaya, Malaysia.

Muhd Fadhil Nuruddin, Andri Kusbiantoro, Sobia Qazi, Nasir Shafiq. Compressive Strength and Interfacial Transition Zone Characteristic of Geopolymer Concrete with Different Cast In-Situ Curing Conditions Presented at World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET), 25th - 26th January 2011, Dubai, UAE.

M.F. Nuruddin, Qazi, S.A., Kusbiantoro A., Shafiq N. Polymeric Concrete: Complete Elimination of Cement for Sustainable Future Presented at International Conference on Sustainable Building and Infrastructure (ICSBI), ESTCON 2010, 15th - 17th June, Kuala lumpur, Malaysia.

M.F. Nuruddin, S. Qazi, N. Shafiq, A. Kusbiantoro Mix design of Polymeric Concrete Incorporating Fly ash, Rice husk Ash and Silica fume Presented at International Conference on Built Environment in Developing Countries, 2nd - 3rd December 2009, Penang, Malaysia.

Sobia is contributing to the teaching of Engineering and Science, Applied Engineering and Science, Computing and Instrumentation Design and Professional, Experimental and Academic competencies modules at the Department of Foundation Engineering and Physical Science.

She is also responsible for providing pastoral care to her students. In her role as Destination officer, she is also contributing towards the smooth transition of students into higher education and integration of overseas students in the UK.

Past Research

In her doctoral research, Sobia investigated improved advanced materials to enhance the fire rating of existing structures as well as the structures that have undergone the event of extreme temperatures such as fire. Her research methodology started with the exploration and identification of suitable mineral additives as well as fibres to develop cementitious composite followed by the development of the mix proportions with the help of trial mixes. After this, she fabricated structural columns by using the ultra high performance fibre-reinforced cementitious skin cladding with and without FRP materials and tested in the laboratory. Lastly, the regression models were developed with the help of experimental results to predict the behaviour of columns under elevated temperature.

In her MSc research, she investigated green concrete without (0%) cement. For the last few decades, there has been much debate in the research fraternity about the release of CO2 in the atmosphere due to the production of cement and then concrete that is deteriorating our environment by a global warming effect. One of the solutions to this problem is to reduce the cement content in concrete. She made a major contribution to this aim by developing a green concrete (geo-polymer concrete) without cement, and the same time utilising the waste materials that would otherwise go to the landfill. The developed concrete achieved up to 50 MPa cube strength in 28 days.

She has authored and co-authored 20 publications including Journal and conference papers, and a chapter of a book. She has won Best paper and presentation awards and earned silver and gold medals for her research excellence.

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