20072024

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Research interests

  • Non-Linear analysis and modeling of structures under different loading scenarios.
  • Rehabilitation and strengthening of structures.
  • Bridges.
  • Tall buildings.
  • Sustainable concrete.
  • 3D Concrete Printing.

Biography

  • Ph.D. degree in Structural Engineering, Edinburgh University,  2008.
  • M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Structural Engineering, Damascus University, 1998 and 1993, respectively.
  • A full-time academic staff member at Damascus University from 1994 until 2015.
  • Consultant Engineer at the Syrian Engineers’ Syndicate of Damascus.
  • A chartered member of the Institution of Structural Engineers (MIStructE, CEng).
  • A member of the International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC) since 2005.
  • A member of the national training team at the Syrian Engineers Syndicate from 2010 until 2015.
  • A member of the Teachers’ Syndicate of Damascus since 1994.

Since 1994, Dr Batikha has been teaching various courses related to Structural Engineering for both UG and PG students (e.g., Structural Analysis, Strength of Materials, Steel Structures, Concrete Structures, Composite and pre-stressed elements, Bridge design, Seismic design, and Tall buildings). On the other hand, Dr Batikha has guided research work individually and through the supervision of research students in different structural engineering fields.

In consultancy work, Dr Batikha has completed many high-standard projects from 1994 till the present time in different countries and different areas of materials (Cold-formed steel sections, Hot-Finished steel sections, and Reinforced-Concrete sections) besides design and structural rehabilitation under earthquake actions.

Roles & Responsibilities

(2016-present) Associate Director of Research, Dubai School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society 
(2019-2023) Founding Editor of the Centre of Excellence in Smart and Sustainable Construction (CES2C) Research Bulletin
https://www.hw.ac.uk/dubai/research/cesc/recent-publications.htm

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

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