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Research Groups

Research Group at MCE

Research Focus

​Contact Info of Research Group

Geotechnical Group:​

Dr Kamran Akhtar (Associate Professor, Research Group Lead)

Dr Kamran Akhtar (Associate Professor)​

Dr Hamid Yousafzai (Associate Professor)​

1.Management of blast associated risks

2.Earthquake engineering

3.Geo-mechanical instrumentation, decision making using micro-electro mechanical sensors and artificial intelligence

4.Geo-hazards and tunnelling

5.Ground behaviour monitoring, adv numerical modeling and predictive forecasting

6.Geotech & geo-prey site technique

7.Soil & site improvement

8.Shallow & deep foundations

9.Advance numerical modeling technique in complex geo-mechanics & problems (tunnels, subways, landslides, dams)

Structure Engineering Group:


Dr Adeel Zafar (Associate Professor, Research Group Lead)​

Dr Shahid Siddique (Assistant Professor)​

Dr Rizwan Ahmed (Assistant Professor)​​

1.Concrete materials and technology  

2.Probabilistic analysis of structural stability

3.High strength concrete

4.Fire safety structural analysis

5.Vulnerability assessment against natural hazards

6.Risk assessment against natural hazards, Seismic assessment

1.Highway Infrastructure/asset management system


Transportation Engineering Group:

Dr Sarfraz Ahmed (Professor, Research Group Lead)​

Dr Muhammad Irfan (Professor, Dean)​

Dr Jawed Iqbal (Associate Professor)

Dr Inamullah Khan (Assistant Professor)​​

1.Highway Infrastructure/asset management system

2.​Life cycle highway asset performance and economic evaluation

3.Traffic engineering and safety analysis

4.Sustainable transportation system

5.Statistical and econometric analysis

6.Transportation system evaluation and decision making

7 Travel behavior and transport modeling

8 Transportation planning and urban mass transit system

9.Pavement Materials

Construction Engineering & Management:

Dr Rai Waqas Azfar (Assistant Professor, Research Group Lead)​​
Dr Khwaja Mateen Mazher (Assistant Professor)

Dr Hafiz Zahoor Ahmed (Assistant Professor)​​

1.Construction safety management,

2.Construction accident analysis

3.Economics in construction, ​ Scheduling, planning, monitoring mega projects.

4.Material flow & inventory management. supply chain management, operation management

5.Preparing different consultancy contracts relating to design and construction supervision.

6.Logistics, supply chain planning & management, financial management


Water Resource Engineering & Management:

Dr Irfan Abid (Associate Professor, Research Group Lead)​​​

Dr Naeem Shehzad (Assistant Professor)​​

1.Hydrology studies and related impact assessment analysis

2.Fluid Mechanics

3.Water resource engineering  and management


Disaster Management:

Dr Naeem Shehzad (Assistant Professor, Research Group Lead)​​

Dr Arshad Ali (Assistant Professor)​​

1.Flood hazard mapping and forecasting

2.Disaster risk and vulnerability

3.GIS applications in disaster risk mitigation and management

4.Environmental risk assessment