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Dr Joshua Omer

School/Department: Natural & Built Environments
Position: Senior Lecturer


Dr Omer holds a First Class Honours degree in Civil Engineering, an MSc in Structural Engineering and a PhD in Geotechnical Engineering. He was awarded a Scholarship for his doctoral studies by the Association of Commonwealth Universities. Dr Omer has been a Fellow of The Royal Society and was the winner of the 1994 David Douglas Prize and Lecture, a prestigious biannual prize awarded for engineering excellence by the South Wales Institute of Engineers. He is a past recipient of a Research and Development award of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Dr Omer is also currently a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering published by J.Ross publishing.

Dr Omer has over 20 years of experience in lecturing and consultancy in civil engineering. He has worked for a number of universities and companies both in UK and overseas. Dr Omer has undertaken design and supervision of various structural and civil engineering projects. He has developed interactive computer software for analysis of deep foundations. In research, Dr Omer has supervised several MSc and PhD students in addition to contributing a large number of research papers in reputable journals and conferences. He has served as a reviewer for leading journals such as the ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geo-environmental Engineering. Dr Omer was a committee member of the World Congress on Engineering held in London in July 2007 under the auspices of the International Association of Engineers

Educational and Professional Qualifications

  • 2012 - present BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, MDFI

Research Interests

Shallow and deep foundations;
Field methods of ground investigation;
Numerical modelling and Soil-structure interaction;
Finite element Analysis in Geotechnical Engineering;
Development of computer software for Geotechnical analysis

Teaching Area

Geotechnical Engineering (undergraduate & postgraduate) Highway Engineering Structural Analysis Construction materials Computer Aided Design

Other Professional Activity

Deep Foundations Institute
Institution of Civil Engineers British Geotechnical Association


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