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I am the departmental Exams and Assessment Tutor and have over 30 years of experience in lecturing and professional practice, having worked for various employers in the UK and overseas. I am a previous recipient of:(a) a Royal Society Industry Fellowship, (b) an Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Research and Development award, (c) the David Douglas Prize and Lecture, awarded by the South Wales Institute of Engineers, UK, and (d) an Association of Commonwealth Universities doctoral scholarship funded by the UK Government.
I currently serve as a member of the Pearson BTEC HE/FE Panel for Construction with curriculum development responsibilities. I am also member of the editorial board of: (a) the Journal of Geo-engineering Case studies of the International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE), and (b) the Journal of Geological Resource & Engineering published by David Ross. I am a member of the Drilled Shafts Technical Committee of the Deep Foundations Institute, USA, and Technical Committees TC107 and TC212 of the ISSMGE.
I have authored almost 50 publications in reputable journals and conference proceedings. I have supervised several PhD students and served as external examiner for both undergraduate and research degrees in UK and overseas universities. I have also served as a book reviewer for CRC Press-Taylor Francis and as peer reviewer for various journals including the Geotechnique, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, ICE Proceedings, Applied Clay Science Journal, Journal of Adhesion, Journal Geotechnical and Geological Engineering.
I collaborate with researchers and engineers from the UK, Canada, Spain, India, China, Iran and Nigeria in scholarly activities.
Senior lecturer in Civil Engineering
EG4030 - Applied Mathematics and Computing
CE4011 - Fluid and Soil Mechanics
CE5011 - Geotechnical Engineering 1 and Hydraulics
CE5012 - Engineering Surveying
CE6014 - Individual Project and Research Methods
CE6611 - Structural Engineering 2 and Geotechnical Engineering 2
CE7111 - Seismic Design of Structures and Substructures
CE7113 - Sustainable Construction and Substructure Design
CE7116 - Technical Dissertation
Omer, Joshua and Haroglu, Hasan (2021) Tests on model piled rafts in sand : measured settlements compared with finite element predictions. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 39, pp. 3271-3283. ISSN (print) 0960-3182
Vandanapu, Ramesh, Omer, Joshua and Attom, Mousa F. (2021) Laboratory simulation of the influence of groundwater rise and drip irrigation on the settlement of a sample of collapsible desert soil. International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 15(6), pp. 760-766. ISSN (print) 1938-6362
Vandanapu, Ramesh and Omer, Joshua (2020) Infrastructure damage due to dewatering without considering land use history. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, ISSN (print) 0960-3182 (Epub Ahead of Print)
Vandanapu, Ramesh, Omer, Joshua R. and Attom, Mousa F. (2019) Three-dimensional finite element analyses of ground settlement and structural damage caused by irrigation of desert landscapes overlying collapsible soil strata. International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, ISSN (print) 1938-6362 (Epub Ahead of Print)
MolaAbasi, Hossein, Saberian, Mohammad, Kordnaeij, Afshin, Omer, Joshua, Li, Jie and Kharazmi, Parisa (2019) Predicting the stress-strain behaviour of zeolite-cemented sand based on the unconfined compression test using GMDH type neural network. Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, 33(9), pp. 945-962. ISSN (print) 0169-4243
Omer, JR and Eghan, Ben A (2018) Numerical analysis of road pavement response. Advancements in Civil Engineering & Technology, 2(2), ISSN (online) 2639-0574
Seco, A., Omer, J., Marcelino, S., Espuelas, S. and Prieto, E. (2018) Sustainable unfired bricks manufacturing from construction and demolition wastes. Construction and Building Materials, 167, pp. 154-165. ISSN (print) 0950-0618
Omer, Joshua and Rokni, Sadegh (2018) 3D finite element assessment of the effects of energy loops on the load capacity and settlement of bored piles installed in sand. International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 12(5), pp. 472-483. ISSN (print) 1938-6362
Diaz-Diaz, Luis Maria, Omer, Joshua and Arias, Daniel (2018) Finite element analysis of an underground collector installed by pipe-jacking method. International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 12(1), pp. 66-75. ISSN (print) 1938-6362
Vandanapu, Ramesh, Omer, Joshua R and Attom, Mousa F (2017) Laboratory simulation of irrigation-induced settlement of collapsible desert soils under constant surcharge. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 35(6), pp. 2827-2840. ISSN (print) 0960-3182
Espuelas, Sandra, Omer, Joshua, Marcelino, Sara, Echeverria, Angel Maria and Seco, Andres (2017) Magnesium oxide as alternative binder for unfired clay bricks manufacturing. Applied Clay Science, 146, pp. 23-26. ISSN (print) 0169-1317
Vandanapu, R, Omer, J. R. and Attom, M F (2016) Geotechnical case studies : emphasis on collapsible soil cases. Institution of Civil Engineers : Proceedings : Forensic Engineering, 169(3), pp. 103-110. ISSN (print) 2043-9903
Talefirouz, Davood, Cocka, Erdal and Omer, Joshua (2016) Use of granulated blast furnace slag and lime in cement-bentonite slurry wall construction. International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 10(1), pp. 81-85. ISSN (print) 1938-6362
Ayan, Vahid, Khavandi, Alireza, Omer, Joshua and Limbachiya, Mukesh (2016) Toughness performance of recycled aggregates for use in road pavement. International Journal of Transportation Engineering, 3(3), pp. 171-180. ISSN (print) 2322-259X
Eslami, Abolfazl, Pirouzi, Arash, Omer, J.R. and Shakeran, Mahdi (2015) CPT-based evaluation of blast densification (BD) performance in loose deposits with settlement and resistance considerations. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 33(5), pp. 1279-1293. ISSN (print) 0960-3182
Omer, J. R. and Arbabi, A (2015) Evaluation of Finite Element, Finite Difference and Elasticity Methods for Hypothetical Raft Foundations Installed on Layered Strata. Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 33(4), pp. 1129-1140. ISSN (print) 0960-3182
Lei, M and Omer, J. R. (2015) A Study of Train Vibration Response and Cumulative Deformation of Double Arch Tunnel in Kast Foundation. Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 33(3), pp. 549-558. ISSN (print) 1573-1529
Omer, J.R. (2015) Computerised processing of ground investigation data and use in predicting the load-settlement behaviour of piled foundations. Geomechanics and Geo-engineering : An International Journal, 10(3), pp. 223-233. ISSN (print) 1748-6025
Ayan, Vahid, Omer, Joshua, Azadani, Sayed, Limbachiya, Mukesh and Khavandi, Alireza (2014) Water absorption studies in recycled aggregates for pavement materials. Open Access Library Journal, 1(e605), pp. 1-10. ISSN (print) 2333-9705
Ayan, V., Limbachiya, M.C., Omer, J. R., Masoud, S and Azadani, N (2014) Compaction assessment of recycled aggregates for use in unbound subbase applications. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, 20(2), pp. 169-174. ISSN (print) 1392-3730
Ayan, Vahid, Omer, Joshua R., Limbachiya, Mukesh C. and Azadani, Seyed Masoud Nasr (2012) Water absorption and frost heaving of recycled aggregates. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Construction Materials, ISSN (print) 1747-650X
Omer, Joshua R. (2012) Integrating finite element and load-transfer analyses in modelling the effects of dewatering on pile settlement behaviour. Canadian Geotechnical Journal (CGJ), 49(5), pp. 512-521. ISSN (print) 0008-3674
Ayan, Vahid, Limbachiya, Mukesh, Nasr Azadani, Seyed Masoud and Omer, Joshua R. (2012) Investigation of Compaction in Recycled Aggregates for Application in Subbase Layer of Highway. The Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management, 38(2), pp. 92-102. ISSN (print) 1088-1697
Omer, J. R., Delpak, R and Robinson, R. B. (2010) An empirical method of analysis of load transfer and settlement behaviour of single piles. Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 28(4), pp. 483-501. ISSN (print) 0960-3182
Shih, J K C, Omer, J R, Delpak, R, Robinson, R B and Jones, C D (2007) Full-scale pile tests in sand and development of a computer program for predicting load capacity. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 34(10), pp. 1222-1236. ISSN (print) 0315-1468
Omer, Joshua R. and Delpak, Ray (2007) Analysis of drilled cast in-situ single piles in axial loading. Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 12(A), ISSN (print) 1090-0241
Omer, J. R., Delpak, R and Robinson, R. B. (2006) A new computer program for pile capacity prediction using CPT data. Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 24(2), pp. 399-426. ISSN (print) 0960-3182
Omer, J. R., Robinson, R. B., Delpak, R. and Shih, J. K. C. (2003) Large scale pile tests in Mercia mudstone: data analysis and evaluation of current design methods. Journal of Geotechnical and Goelogical Engineering, 21(3), pp. 167-200. ISSN (print) 0960-3182
Omer, J R, Delpak, R and Robinson, R B (2002) Instrumented load tests in mudstone: pile capacity and settlement prediction. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 39(6), pp. 1254-1272. ISSN (print) 0008-3674
Delpak, R, Omer, J. R. and Robinson, R. B. (2000) Load-settlement prediction for large diameter bored piles in Mercia mudstone. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Geotechnical Engineering, 143(4), pp. 201-224. ISSN (print) 1353-2618
Omer, J. and Haroglu, H. (2022) The behaviour of laterally loaded piles installed in the sand with enlarged bases. In: ICGGGE 2022 : International Conference on Geo-environmental, Geomechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, New York, United States, December 09-10, 2022; 09 - 10 Dec 2022, New York, U.S..
Omer, Joshua (2020) Effects of rainfall on the stability of lateritic soils (Reinforced Red Coffee Soils – RCS). In: Pre-conference Workshop on "Laterites and Other Tropical Soils" - National Conference on "Geotechnics and Concrete Structures (GeoCon 2020); 25 Aug 2020, Thiruvananthapuram, India (Held online). (Unpublished)
Omer, Joshua (2019) Use of artificial neural networks and CPT data to assess influence zone around pile base. In: Third Dr. Victor de Mello Goa Lecture and ISSMGE TC107 Symposium on Laterites and Lateritic Soils; 20 - 21 Sep 2019, Goa, India. (Unpublished)
Omer, Joshua R. (2018) Model tests on piled rafts-measured settlement compared with predictions from finite element and empirical methods. In: International Foundation Congress and Equipment Expo (IFCEE) 2018 Conference; 05-10 Mar 2018, Orlando, U.S..
Diaz-Diaz, Luis Maria, Omer, Joshua, Arias, Daniel and Pando, Luis (2016) Finite element analysis of an underground collector installed by pipe-jacking method. In: EGUGeneral Assembly 2016; 17-22 Apr 2016, Vienna, Austria.
Vandanapu, Ramesh, Omer, Joshua and Attom, Mousa (2016) A review on testing of collapsible soils. In: Second International Conference on Infrastructure Management, Assessment and Rehabilitation Techniques (ICIMART'16); 08-10 Mar 2016, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. (Unpublished)
Omer, Joshua (2011) The use of polymer support fluids in drilled shafts construction. In: DFI-SMIG International Symposium on Deep Foundations, 2011; 03 - 04 Nov 2011, Mexico City, Mexico. (Unpublished)
Ayan, V., Azadani, S.M.N., Omer, J. R. and Limbachiya, M.C. (2011) A study into the absorption property of recycled concrete and reclaimed asphalt pavement mixes. In: 5th International Conference: Bituminous Mixtures and Pavements; 1-3 June 2011, Thessaloniki, Greece. (Unpublished)
Ayan, Vahid, Masoud Nasr Azadani, Seyed, Omer, Joshua and Limbachiya, Mukesh C (2011) A study into the absorption properties of recycled concrete and reclaimed asphalt mixes. In: 5th International Conference on Bituminous Mixtures and Pavements; 1-3 June 2011, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Omer, J. R. (2010) Implementation of approximate and finite element methods to predict negative skin friction and settlement of piles induced by ground water lowering. In: Second International Conference on Geotechnical Engineering; 25-27 October 2010, Hammamet, Tunisia.
Omer, Joshua R. (2010) A numerical model for load transfer and settlement of bored cast in-situ piles. In: 35th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations; 12-15 Oct 2010, Hollywood, U.S.A..
Omer, Joshua (2007) Modelling and analysis of an elastic compound strut in axial compression. In: World Congress on Engineering 2007; 02-04 July 2007, London, U.K..
Omer, J. R., Delpak, R. and Robinson, R. B. (2002) Semi-analytical solutions for vertically loaded piles in clay/weak rocks. In: 8th International Symposium NUMOG VIII; 10-12 Apr 2002, Rome, Italy. ISBN 9789058093592
Omer, J. R. (1998) Numerical analysis of pile test data from instrumented large diameter bored piles formed in Keuper marl (Mercia mudstone). (PhD thesis), University of Glamorgan, .
Omer, Joshua Ramogi (1992) Structural strength and performance of cement-stabilised murram. (Other thesis), University of Nairobi, .