Dr Bahman Ghiassi BSc, MSc, PhD, FHEA, MIstructE, CEng

Dr Bahman Ghiassi

School of Engineering
Associate Professor

Dr Ghiassi is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering.

His main research interests include innovative and old construction materials including masonry, cementitious and non-cementitious composites and innovative repair materials. His research focuses on experimental testing and computational modelling of the mechanics, durability and resilience of structures and infrastructure made of those materials.

Please do not hesitate to contact Dr Ghiassi, if you are passionate about research and are interested to pursue a PhD study in any of the aforementioned areas of research.


  • Chartered member of the Institute of Structural Engineering, 2021
  • Chartered Engineer, 2021
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2021
  • PhD in Structural Engineering, 2013
  • MSc in Structural Engineering/Earthquake Engineering, 2009
  • BSc in Civil Engineering, 2006


Dr Bahman Ghiassi’s research interests include:

  • Computational modelling and experimental testing of building materials and structures
  • Masonry response to extreme hazards
  • Novel low carbon construction materials
  • Novel processing, curing and manufacturing techniques
  • Deterioration and aging of construction materials
  • Safety assessment of historical (masonry or concrete) constructions
  • Novel strengthening and repair techniques
  • Non-destructive testing and evaluation

Other activities

  • Conference Chair, International Brick and Block Masonry Conference (2024)
  • Peer review college member of the EPSRC
  • Member of RILEM TC 292-MCC committee: Mechanical Characterization and Structural design of Textile Reinforced Concrete. Chapter leader on repair of masonry structures
  • Member of RILEM TC 290-IMC committee: Durability of Inorganic Matrix Composites used for Strengthening of Masonry Constructions. Chapter leader on durability under combined actions
  • Associate Editor of ICE Journal of Construction Materials
  • Associate Editor of Structural Materials in Frontiers in Materials
  • Editorial board of open-access journal of Materials
  • Editorial board of ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction


Recent publications


Alexiadis, A & Ghiassi, B 2024, 'From text to tech: Shaping the future of physics-based simulations with AI-driven generative models', Results in Engineering, vol. 21, 101721. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rineng.2023.101721

Ninić, J, Gamra, A & Ghiassi, B 2024, 'Real-time assessment of tunnelling-induced damage to structures within the building information modelling framework', Underground Space, vol. 14, pp. 99-117. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.undsp.2023.05.010

Hutaibat, M, Ghiassi, B & Tizani, W 2023, 'Flexural behaviour of concrete thin sheets prestressed with basalt-textile reinforcement', Construction and Building Materials, vol. 404, pp. 133213. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2023.133213

Iasio, AD, Ghiassi, B, Briganti, R & Milani, G 2023, 'High strain rate effects in masonry structures under waterborne debris impacts', Engineering Structures, vol. 297, 116911. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2023.116911

Ramirez, R, Ghiassi, B, Pineda, P & Lourenço, PB 2023, 'Hygro-Thermo-Mechanical Analysis of Brick Masonry Walls Subjected to Environmental Actions', Applied Sciences, vol. 13, no. 7, 4514. https://doi.org/10.3390/app13074514

Zhang, S, He, S, Ghiassi, B, van Breugel, K & Ye, G 2023, 'Interface bonding properties of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) fiber in alkali-activated slag/fly ash', Cement and Concrete Research, vol. 173, 107308. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconres.2023.107308

Wu, JQ, Li, B, Chen, YT & Ghiassi, B 2023, 'Investigation on the roles of glass sand in sustainable engineered geopolymer composites', Construction and Building Materials, vol. 363, 129576. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2022.129576

Ruffini, G, Domínguez, JM, Briganti, R, Altomare, C, Stolle, J, Crespo, AJC, Ghiassi, B, Capasso, S & Girolamo, PD 2023, 'MESH-IN: A MESHed INlet offline coupling method for 3-D extreme hydrodynamic events in DualSPHysics', Ocean Engineering, vol. 268, 113400. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2022.113400

Sanfilippo, D, Ghiassi, B & Alexiadis, A 2023, 'Peridynamic modelling and simulation of asphalt at low and high temperature', Construction and Building Materials, vol. 367, 130170. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2022.130170

Wang, H, Wang, L, Ghiassi, B, Song, Y, Zhou, L & Hou, D 2023, 'Relationship Between Dynamic Tensile Strength and Pore Structure of Saturated Concrete under Lateral Pressure', KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 1166–1173. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12205-022-0567-6

Liu, X, Li, B, Chen, Y-T, Shi, W & Ghiassi, B 2023, 'Role of limestone powder in alkali-activated slag paste with superabsorbent polymer', Journal of Building Engineering, vol. 76, 107243. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2023.107243

Ramirez, R, Ghiassi, B, Pineda, P & Lourenço, PB 2023, 'Simulation of moisture transport in fired-clay brick masonry structures accounting for interfacial phenomena', Building and Environment, vol. 228, 109838. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2022.109838


Dalalbashi, A, Ghiassi, B & Oliveira, DV 2022, 'Correction to: A multi-level investigation on the mechanical response of TRM-strengthened masonry (Materials and Structures, (2021), 54, 6, (224), 10.1617/s11527-021-01817-4)', Materials and Structures, vol. 55, no. 2, 66. https://doi.org/10.1617/s11527-022-01917-9

Conference contribution

Alma’aitah, M & Ghiassi, B 2023, Development of Low Carbon Textile Reinforced Concrete from Composite Cements. in A Jędrzejewska, F Kanavaris, M Azenha, F Benboudjema & D Schlicke (eds), International RILEM Conference on Synergising Expertise towards Sustainability and Robustness of Cement-based Materials and Concrete Structures: SynerCrete’23 - Volume 2. 1 edn, vol. 2, RILEM Bookseries, vol. 44, Springer, pp. 240–249, International RILEM Conference on Synergising Expertise towards Sustainability and Robustness of Cement-based Materials and Concrete Structures, Greece, 14/06/23. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-33187-9_23

Review article

Preinstorfer, P, El Kadi, M, Dittel, G, Ghiassi, B, Müller, S, Mansur de Castro Silva, R, Mobasher, B, de Andrade Silva, F & Peled, A 2024, 'Article of RILEM TC 292-MCC: bond behaviour of textile-reinforced concrete—a review', Materials and Structures/Materiaux et Constructions, vol. 57, no. 4, 97. https://doi.org/10.1617/s11527-024-02339-5

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