Assoc Prof. Muhammad N. S. HADI

School of Civil, Mining and Environmental Engineering

University of Wollongong, Wollongong NSW  2522, Australia

Tel:      +61 2 4221 4762 Fax +61 2 4221 3238

Mobile: +61 0406 772 307, 0421 780 895,





ORCID    0000-0002-6490-889X

Research ID B-3958-2014

Scopus ID 56603026300




Assoc Prof Hadi has an outstanding research background in structural engineering, in particular in the areas of concrete structures, strengthening structures and the use of novel materials to reinforce structures. He has attracted over $1.8 M of research funds and successfully supervised 18+ PhD students.  Currently, his research team includes 210 research students (ME and PhD). His research published in more than 100 ISI journal papers reflect an outstanding Scopus h index of 21 (Google = 28), which is exemplary among Australian Civil Engineering professors. He also has two patents, which regrettably has impeded the publishing of some of his best research outcomes.




1985-1989    PhD (Structural Engineering)

The University of Leeds, UK

1977-1980    MSc (Structural Engineering)

The University of Baghdad, Iraq

1973-1977    BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering

The University of Baghdad, Iraq




2007-present         Associate Professor              

School of Civil, Mining and Env Eng, University of Wollongong


2004-2007             Associate Professor and Discipline Advisor                           

Faculty of Engineering , University of Wollongong


1999-2003             Senior Lecturer and  Director of Studies                       

Faculty of Engineering , University of Wollongong


1994-1998             Lecturer     

Department of Civil and Mining Engineering, University of Wollongong


1993-1994             Research Assistant/Tutor       

School of Civil Engineering, University of South Australia, The Levels


1989-1992             Lecturer                                  

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Technology, Baghdad


                            Lecturer (Part Time)

                            Department of Civil Engineering, Al-Mustansiriya University, Baghdad


                            Structural Engineer (Part Time for two years)    

                            Al-Mustansiriya Consultancy Bureau, Baghdad



1985-1989             PhD Scholar/Tutor                 

Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Leeds,          Leeds


1983-1985             Lecturer

                            Department of Civil Engineering, University of Technology, Baghdad


1980-1983             Civil/Structural  Engineer       

Military Service (Air Force), Baghdad


1975-1984             Civil Engineer (Part Time)

                             Rafidain Engineering Laboratory, Baghdad





Adjunct Professor, Ton Duc Thang University, Vietnam





Associate Professor Hadi has been successful in attracting several research grants with a total value of over AUD $1.9 million. Some selected grants are listed below.


2019  NSFC China Mechanical Behavior and Design Method of FRP Tube-Confined Concrete-Encased Cross-Shaped Steel Columns, $122k.

2016   ARC LIEF    National Rock, Concrete and Advanced Composite Testing Capability, $800k

2015   ACARP        Shear testing of the major Australian cable types under different pretension loads,  $275 k

2014   MEG/RIBG   Advanced 3D Measurement System, $220k






Research Publications


Current Scopus h index = 21, Google h-index = 28.


4        Books

1        Invited Book chapter

149    Peer-reviewed Journal papers

250    Peer-reviewed Conference papers

16      Technical Reports





Using cables to prevent progressive collapse of buildings

Reinforced structural concrete members and methods concerning same




·         Supervised 20 PhD students and 8 MPhil students

·         Supervised 30 ME (Coursework) students

·         Supervised 214 Honours students

·         Currently supervising 18 PhD students

·         Currently supervising three ME (Coursework) student.

·         Currently supervising 5 Honours students








University Governance and Service to the Community


Civil Engineering Discipline Advisor (Course Coordinator), 2004 – 2007. Besides my normal duties as Discipline Advisor, I acted took the role of Acting Head of School on several occasions when the Head was off campus.

          Director of Civil Engineering Studies (Course Coordinator), 1999-2003. During this period, there was no Head of School, thus I was running the civil engineering discipline by myself.

          Member of the Academic Senate 1997-2008.

Undergraduate Thesis Coordinator 1995-1999 and 2002-2004.

          Chair of Faculty of Engineering Equity Committee 1998-1999.

          Member of the Faculty Executive, 1998-2002.

          Member of Faculty of Engineering Education Committee 1997-2007.

          Actively involved in many administrative duties within the Faculty including promotion of the Faculty and interviewing students for scholarships.

          Member of interview committee for academic staff in the school and at TAFE.

          Member of interview committee for a senior engineer in the RTA.

          Organised two successful international conferences, MSMS’99 and MSMS 2001.



Professional Affiliation



          Fellow of Engineers Australia, FIEAust, CPEng, NER

          Past Chair Illawarra-Sutherland Regional Group Committee, Engineers Australia

          Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, F.ASCE

          Member of the Structural Engineering Institute, ASCE, M.SEI

          Member of the American Concrete Institute, M-ACI

          Member of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering, IABSE

          Member of Concrete Institute of Australia, member of NSW branch

          Member of International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC)

          Life Member Australasian (iron & steel) Slag Association (ASA)








Technical Reviewing


          Reviewed papers for 20 journals

          Reviewed papers for 30 journals

          Assessor of research grants for ARC, HK, Qatar and Jordan



Memberships and Keynote / Invited Lectures


Invited keynote speaker at more than three prestigious national and international conferences

Selected example: CUTE 2016, Vietnam

Examiner for 20+ PhD and ME (Research) theses  from 4 continents (N. America, Europe, Asia and Australia) in the area of structural engineering.








Consultancy Engagements


          Since I joined the University of Wollongong, I have been involved in many projects including the design of Wollongong’s Olympic Tribute, which is a steel structure on the north beach. I have completed 18 other consultancies  Exceeding $100,000 in the past decade.





          Postgraduate Subjects:

                   Innovation and Design

                   Highway Materials

                   Research Topics


          Undergraduate Subjects:

                   Structural Analysis 1


                   Mechanics of Solids

                   Roads Engineering


















Turkish (speaking only)