Jamal ElKhatib

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Jamal El-Khatib

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Jamal El-Khatib


Jamal Khatib, BEng, MEng(Sc), PhD,  CEng, EUR ING, FICE, FHEA, PG.Cert. Ed, PG.Cert. PjtMgt, Cert. EnvMgt, MIEI(till 2015), MEPC, MIRED, SMUACSEE, MOIA, is presently Professor of Civil Engineering at the Faculty Engineering at Beirut Arab University (BAU)-Lebanon and Emeritus Professor of the University of Wolverhampton (UoW) – UK. His academic career began in 1987 as a Research Student/Assistant/Fellow, at the  University of Aberdeen. In 1994 he moved to take another Research Fellow post at the University of South Wales (USW) until 1997. He then took a permanent position as a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU). During that time and due to research collaboration with IMUST-China, he was awarded the title of Honorary Professor in 2001. After 9 years at SHU, he moved to the UoW as a Reader in Civil Engineering and became a Professor in July12. In 2010, he achieved the Chartered Engineer status of the Institution of Civil Engineer (ICE), the European Engineer status (EUR ING) in 2015 and in 2016 he achieved the Fellowship status of the ICE. Areas of research specialism include a number of sustainable construction materials themes: a) use of waste in the production of construction materials, b) novel construction materials (e.g. metakaolin), c) concrete subjected to harsh environments, d) lightweight and self-compacting concrete and e) behaviour of structural materials. Prof Khatib was one of the early UK researchers who conducted research on metakaolin as partial substitution of cement and his publications in this area have been extensively cited. According to the ISI Web of Science and Scopus Prof Khatib has an H-index of 20 and 21 respectively.  Microsoft Academic classified Prof Khatib as one of the top authors in cement (G-Index:18). According to Google scholar there is over 4000 citations and an H-index of 27. Many papers were ranked as the top 25 articles. The products of his extensive research activities have been comprehensively disseminated through: over 400 refereed academic journal & conference papers, text books, abstracts, research seminars and workshops; articles and features. He acts as a reviewer to over 100 international academic journals, book publishers & others. He sits on the technical committees of many international conferences. Publons classified Prof Khatib as one of the top reviewers globally with 2100 merits. He is an Editorial Board member of 10 academic Journals including the Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editor roles. Prof Khatib was a submitting member for the RAE/REF 1996 (USW), 2001 (SHU) & 2008/2014 (UoW).