Dr. Mohammed Hussein is Professor in Civil Engineering and Head of Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering in Qatar University. His main area of expertise is Structural Dynamics and Vibration with particular interest in Railway Dynamics, Ground-borne Vibration, Soil-Structure interaction, Structural-Health Monitoring and Human-Structure interaction. He is a currently member of the Editorial Board for Transportation Geotechnics Journal. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and served before as a Director of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV). Dr. Hussein joined Qatar University in 2014 as Associate Professor and was promoted to Full Professor in 2021. He worked before as postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge from 2005 to 2006, Lecturer at the University of Nottingham from 2006 to 2013, and Senior Lecturer at the University of Southampton from 2013 to 2014. He completed his PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2005. He currently teaches a number of courses at Qatar University in both undergraduate and postgraduate levels including a course on Railway Track Engineering. His research work has resulted in more than 100 publications. He is a co-developer of the PiP software and MOTIV software for calculating vibration from railways. Dr. Hussein has been recipient of major research grants from the industry, QNRF in Qatar, and previously from EPSRC while at the UK.

Qualifications

  • PGCHE, Postgraduate Certificate of Higher Education, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK, June 2013.
  • PhD, Engineering Department, University of Cambridge, UK, July 2005.
  • B.Sc. First Class (Hons), Department of Civil Engineering, University of Khartoum, Sudan, July 2000.

 

Work experience

Feb 2021-current: Professor in Civil Engineering, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, College of Engineering, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar. 

Sep 2014-Jan 2021: Associate Professor in Civil Engineering, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering, College of Engineering, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar. 

July 2013- Aug 2014: Senior Lecturer in Railway Dynamics, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK. 

Sep 2006- June 2013: Lecturer in Civil Engineering, promoted to Associate Professor (announced in March 2013, with effect from August 2013), Department of Civil Engineering, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK. 

Sep 2005- Aug 2006: Research Associate, University of Cambridge, Department of Engineering, Cambridge, UK.

Sep 2002-Aug 2006: Part-time Supervisor (during PhD and postdoc) of Structural Mechanics, Materials and Mechanical Vibration for undergraduate students at Trinity College, Fitzwilliam College and Robinson College, Cambridge University.

Aug 2000-May 2001: Teaching assistant, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan. 

May 2000- Aug 2000: Site Engineer, Farahab Engineering, Khartoum, Sudan.