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NUST institute of Civil Engineering (NICE)
Engr. Muhammad Asim

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
H12, Islamabad.
Tel : 0346-5399557

Geotechnical Engineering

MS Civil Engineering (Geotechnical Engineering), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.  BE Civil Engineering, NUST, Islamabad

Muhammad Asim has been serving at the Department of Geotechnical Engineering since Fall 2016. He holds a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA) and an Undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from NUST, Islamabad. Besides being involved in departmental research, he is an active consultant in industrial projects and serves as a Principal Investigator on Smart Dynamic Isolation Technology at the National Science and Technology Park, NUST.


Has undertaken extensive projects in the following areas:

  • Site Improvement (MICP, Chemical and mechanical enhancements)

  • Experimental Geomechanics and Soil Structure Interaction

  • Geotechnical Centrifuge Modelling

  • Dam and embankment engineering

  • Geothermal Energy Piles

  • Tunnelling in Soil and Rock​

  • Conference Paper titled "Characteristic Response of MICP Treated Loose Sand)" to be presented and published in the proceedings of ICGRE 2020 (Portugal).

  • Conference Paper titled "Geotechnical Characterization of Foundation Systems (Integrating Software Development)" presented and published in the proceedings of CONSTENG 2014 (Istanbul).

  • ​Conference Paper titled "Soil Bearing Capacity Modelling (A Case Study on Rawalpindi and Islamabad)" presented and published in the proceedings of ICMTSET 2014 (Dubai).

 Work under review:

  • Review paper titled "A review of modern embankment dam construction practices" for IFCEE 2020 (USA).

  • Journal paper titled "Utilization of Nano-Silica co​ated geosynthetics for fine migration and optimum filter design" for Geotextiles and Geomembranes (Elsevier).

  • Patents in ground improvement technology (NU​ST Patent Office)​

Patents under review:

  • Utilization of Hydroxiapatite Nano-particles for ground improvement.

  • Silica coated polypropylene geotextiles for e​​mbankment dam filters.

Undergraduate studies:

  • CE-222 Soil Mechanics (I)

  • CE-324 Soil Mechanics (II)

  • CE-428 Design and Construction of Earthen Dams 

  • CE-427 Soil and Site Improvement

Graduate studies:

  • CE-881 Soil Dynamics

  • CE-821 Soil and Site Improvement

  • CE-837 Design and Construction of Earthen Dams​

  • Substructure design for a 10 storey parking plaza for  Bestway Cement, Pakistan.  Work included studying the geotechnical investigation report, laboratory results, stratigraphy, structural loading and providing a design for drilled shafts (February 2018)   

  • ​Designing the shallow foundation system for the Honda Center facility.   Work included the application of geotechnical theorems and principles of structural engineering for the design of spread footings for the facility using investigation reports and structural loads (January 2018).​​