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Dr. Habib Ur Rehman

Associate Professor
HEC Approved PhD Supervisor

habib.rehman@nu.edu.pk

(042) 111-128-128 Ext:330

Education


  • PhD (Geo Tech Engineering), King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia, 2015
  • M.Sc (Geo Tech Engineering), King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia, 1996
  • B.Sc (Civil Engineering), UET, Lahore, 1992

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Publications and Research Projects

 

PATENTS (US office of patents and trademark)

Granted

Habib-ur-Rehman Ahmed and Sahel N Abduljauwad (2019), “Subgrade Irrigation for Site Preparation having Clayey Expansive Soil” US Patent 10294622

 

Habib-ur-Rehman Ahmed, Sahel N Abduljauwad, and Ahmet Umran Dogan (2019), “Exchangeable cation (Mg) swell potential reduction method” US Patent 10174251

 

Habib-ur-Rehman Ahmed, Sahel N Abduljauwad, and Ahmet Umran Dogan (2018), “Clay soil modification with Ca exchangeable cation” US10150915

 

Habib-ur-Rehman Ahmed, Sahel N Abduljauwad, and Ahmet Umran Dogan (2018), “Method for reducing swell potential of expansive clay mineral and expansive clayey soil with molecular level simulation” US20170183836

 

Habib-ur-Rehman Ahmed and Sahel N Abduljauwad, and Ahmet Umran Dogan (2018), “Method for modifying clay soils with gypsum” US10094086

 

Habib-ur-Rehman Ahmed and Sahel N Abduljauwad (2018), “Clay Soil Site Preparation for Building Structures” US2017260450

 

Habib-ur-Rehman Ahmed and Sahel N Abduljauwad (2017), “Method for reducing swell potential of expansive clayey soil with nano-level constitutive modeling” US9670409

 

Under review (Application)

 

Sahel N Abduljauwad and Habib-ur-Rehman Ahmed (2019), “Nano-Clays for the Control of Melanoma Cell Proliferation and Cell Viability” 20190054185.

 

Sahel N Abduljauwad and Habib-ur-Rehman Ahmed (2018), “Molecular-Level Simulations of Nano-Sized Clay to Restore Adhesion among Tumor and Aging Stem Cells” 506747US.

 

Book chapters

Spyropoulos E., Touma J.F., Ahmed HR., Waheed M.A. (2021) CPT and SPT as Complementary Tests for the Formulation of Geotechnical Design Profiles. In: Yang J.J., Cheng WC., Wang S. (eds) Advanced Tunneling Techniques and Information Modeling of Underground Infrastructure. GeoChina 2021. Sustainable Civil Infrastructures. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-79672-3_6

 

International Journals

 

Ashraf A. Bahraq, Mohammed A. Al-Osta, Omar S. Baghabra Al-Amoudi, I.B. Obot, Mohammed Maslehuddin, Habib-ur-Rehman Ahmed, Tawfik A. Saleh (2021). Molecular Simulation of Cement-based Materials and Their Properties: A Review, Engineering, 2021, ISSN 2095-8099, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eng.2021.06.023

 

E Spyropoulos, B Nawaz, A Ojo, H R Ahmed, and M A Waheed (2021). Stability assessment of obliquely-bedded rock cuts using multi-prong procedures – case study. Published under licence by IOP Publishing Ltd. IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, Volume 833, Mechanics and Rock Engineering, from Theory to Practice 20-25 September 2021, Turin, Italy

 

Sahel N. Abduljauwad, Habib-ur-Rehman Ahmed & Vincent T. Moy. Melanoma treatment via non-specific adhesion of cancer cells using charged nano-clays in pre-clinical studies. Nature Scientific Reports, 11, Article number: 2737 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-82441-8

 

Hamzah M. Beakawi Al-Hashemi ,Omar S. Baghabra Al-Amoudi,Zain H. Yamani,Yassir M. Mustafa, Habib-ur-Rehman Ahmed. The validity of laser diffraction system to reproduce hydrometer results for grain size analysis in geotechnical applications. PLOS ONE, January 14, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0245452

 

Abduljauwad, S.N., Habib, T. & Ahmed, H. Nano-clays as Potential Pseudo-antibodies for COVID-19. Nanoscale Res Lett 15, 173 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1186/s11671-020-03403-z

 

Taye Saheed Kazeem, Bashir Alhaji Labaran, Habib-ur-Rehman Ahmed, Tariq Mohammed, Mohammed Hussain Essa, Mohammad Saleh Al-Suwaiyan, Muhammad Shariq Vohra (2019), “Treatment of Aqueous Selenocyanate Anions Using Electrocoagulation”, Int. J. Electrochem. Sci., 14 (2019) 10538 – 10564. https://doi.org/10.20964/2019.11.51

 

Sahel N. Abduljauwad and Habib-ur-Rehman Ahmed (2019), “Enhancing cancer cell adhesion with clay nanoparticles for countering metastasis”, Nature Scientific Reports, 11 April 2019. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-42498-y

 

Habib-ur-Rehman Ahmed and Tayyeb Akram (2018), “Slope failure potential mapping of Galiat area Pakistan using fuzzy logic concept”, KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering. 22(5):1661-1676. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007%2Fs12205-017-1191-8

 

Habib-ur-Rehman Ahmed and Sahel N Abduljauwad (2018), “Significance of molecular level behavior incorporation in the constitutive models of expansive clays – A review”, Journal of Geomechanics and Geoengineering, An International Journal. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17486025.2018.1434240

 

Habib-ur-Rehman Ahmed and Sahel N Abduljauwad (2017), “Molecular level simulations of behavior of crude oil contaminated expansive clays”, Environmental Geotechnics. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jenge.16.00032

 

Habib-ur-Rehman Ahmed and Sahel N Abduljauwad (2017), “A nanoscopic hydro-thermo-mechanical model for nuclear waste shale/clay repositories”, Arabian Journal of Geosciences. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12517-017-3234-3

 

Habib-ur-Rehman Ahmed and Nasser A. Al Shayea (2017), “Seismic Behavior and Zoning of the Sabkha Soils in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia”, Journal of Seismology, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10950-017-9657-1

 

H. R. Ahmed and S. N. Abduljauwad (2017), “A universal nanoscopic swell behavior model for gas shales”, Journal of Natural Gas Science & Engineering, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jngse.2017.02.007

 

H. R. Ahmed and S. N. Abduljauwad (2017), “Nano-level constitutive model for expansive clays,” Geotechnique. 67(3):187-207. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jgeot.15.P.140

 

Habib-ur-Rehman Ahmed and Sahel N. Abduljauwad (2016), “Use of nano-sized clay crystallites to restore adhesion among tumor and aging stem cells - a molecular simulations approach”, Am J Stem Cells 2016;5(4):107-115

 

Baladi, G.Y., Haider, W., Akram, T., Habib-ur-Rehman, and Aurangzeb, Q. (2008), “Development of Guidelines for Flexible Pavement Recycling,” Transportation Research Board Journal, Jan 2008, USA.

 

Abduljauwad, S.N., Akram, T., and Habib-ur-Rehman (2007), “Effect of Organic Matter on the Geotechnical Behavior of Fine-grained Soils” “Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering,” OK, USA

 

Tayyeb Akram and Habib-ur-Rehman (2005), “Prevention and Stabilization of Galiat Landslides in Northern Pakistan,” “Science, Technology, and Development,” PCST, Islamabad.

 

Aiban, S.A., Al-Abdul Wahhab, H.I., Al-Amoudi, O.S.B. and Ahmed, H. R. (1998), “Performance of a Stabilized Marl Base: A Case Study,” Construction and Building Materials Journal, Vol. 12, Nos. 6-7, Sep.-Oct. 1998, pp. 329-340.

 

International Conferences/Seminars

 

Abiola Ojo, H. R. Ahmed, S. I. Kaka, Muhammad Asad Shafiq, Muhammad Fayyaz, and Muhammad Abdul Waheed. “Geophysical investigations of the potential sinkholes in Al Hassa, eastern Saudi Arabia.” Presented in Society of Exploration Geophysicists Annual Meeting 2020 at: Texas, USA. https://doi.org/10.1190/segam2020-3426758.1

 

Sahel N. Abduljauwad and Habib-ur-Rehman Ahmed (2018), “Molecular level fabric and structure simulations of expansive clays” Presented in 7th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils (ICSMGE) August, 2018 Hong Kong.

 

Sahel N. Abduljauwad and Habib-ur-Rehman Ahmed (2018), “Use of nano level constitutive model to predict the volume change behavior of the treated expansive clays”. IFCEE 2018: Advances in Geomaterial Modeling and Site Characterization, edited by Armin W. Stuedlein, Anne Lemnitzer, and Muhannad T. Suleiman. March, 2018 Orlando USA. https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784481585.

 

Sahel N. Abduljauwad and Habib-ur-Rehman Ahmed (2017), “Use of nano-level constitutive model to predict the volume change behavior of the field expansive clay deposits,” 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering 18-20 Sep, 2017 Korea.

 

Sahel N. Abduljauwad, Habib-ur-Rehman Ahmed, Asad Shafiq and Muhammad Abdulwaheed (2016), “Multi-dimensional Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT) for the mapping of the zones with (or without) cavities in Hofuf KSA,” 5th International Conference on Geotechnical and Geophysical Characterization, Queensland, Australia 5-9 September 2016.

 

H. R. Ahmed, S. I. Kaka, and A. Al-Mulhim (2012), “Electrical Resistivity Tomography for the Detection of Subsurface Cavities in the Hofuf area of Eastern Saudi Arabia”, EGU General Assembly 2012, Vienna, Austria, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 14, EGU2012-1948.

 

Fawad S. Niazi, Habib-ur-Rehman and Tayyeb Akram (2010), “Application of Electrical Resistivity for the Subsurface Characterization of Hattian Bala Landslide Dam," GeoFlorida 2010: Advances in Analysis, Modeling & Design, ASCE Geotechnical Congress, Section Geotechnical Modeling, pp. 480-489.

 

Habib-ur-Rehman and Sahel. N. Abduljauwad (2005), “Effect of Crude Oil Contamination on the Engineering Behavior of Clayey Soils,” First International Conference on Environmentally Sustainable Development ESDev-2005, COMSATS, Abbottabad, 26-28 June 2005.

 

Tayyeb Akram, Hamza F. Gabriel, and Habib-ur-Rehman (2004), “Multimodal Transport and its Effects on Logistics Cost in Pakistan,” International Seminar on Rail Based Urban Transport System for Principal Pakistani Cities” CILT Journal, 13-14 October 2004.

 

Muhammad Ali, Hamza F. Gabriel, and Habib-ur-Rehman (2004), “Mass Transit System for Metropolitan Cities of Pakistan,” International Seminar on Rail Based Urban Transport System for Principal Pakistani Cities” CILT Journal, 13-14 October 2004.

 

Naushahi, P.A. and Habib-ur-Rehman (2002) “Geotechnical Parametric Study of Vibrex Piles,” 2nd International Conference on Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering in Arid Lands – GEO 2002”, October 2002, 173-178.

 

Aiban, S.A., Ahmed, H. R., Al-Amoudi, O.S.B. and Al-Abdul Wahhab, H.I. (1999), “Characteristics and Chemical Stabilization of Eastern Saudi Calcareous Sediments,” Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Engineering for Calcareous Sediments, Manama, Bahrain, February 1999, pp. 101-111.

 

Aiban, S.A., Ahmed, H. R., Al-Amoudi, O.S.B. and Al-Abdul Wahhab, H.I. (1997), “Characterization and Stabilization of Eastern Saudi Calcareous Soils,” Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, Hamburg, Germany, September 1997, Vol. 1, pp. 13-16.

 

Abduljauwad, S.N. and Habib-ur-Rehman (1996), “Effect of Crude Oil Contamination on the Behavior of Calcareous Expansive Clays,” 12th Southeast Asian Geotechnical Conference, May 1996, Malaysia. Vol. 1, May 1996, pp. 505-510

 

National Conferences/Seminars

 

Habib-ur-Rehman (2005), “Use of Finite Element Techniques for the Slope Stability Analysis of Earthen Dam and Reservoir Embankment,” First National Seminar on Geotechnical Aspects of Hydropower Projects, Civil Engineering Department, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan, 26, February 2005.

 

Aiban, S.A., Al-Abdul Wahhab, H.I., Al-Amoudi, O.S.B. and Ahmed, H.R. (1997), “Stabilization of Eastern Saudi Calcareous Sediments,” Proceedings of the Conference on the 1997 Civil Engineering Technical Exchange, Consulting Services Department, Saudi-ARAMCO, November 1997.

 

Aiban, S.A., Al-Amoudi, O.S.B., Al-Abdul Wahhab, H.I. and Ahmed, H.R. (1997), “Stabilization of Calcareous Sediments Using Cement and Steel Slag Aggregate”, Proceedings of the Symposium on Civil Engineering and The Environment, Department of Civil Engineering, KFUPM, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, May 1997, pp. 111-124.

 

SHORT / TRAINING COURSES (Conducted)

1. Training lecture on “CEP/PBL – Concepts and Examples”. Civil Engineering Department, FAST-NUCES, Lahore (Mar 2022).

2. “Ground Improvement Techniques” 5 days’ workshop at KFUPM (November 2019). Delivered 13 Lectures of Soil and Ground Improvement techniques.

3. “Improvement Techniques for Geotechnical Infrastructure.” Lecture conducted at Punjab Engineers Academy (Oct 2021).

 SHORT / TRAINING COURSES (Attended)

1. “TESTING AND QUALITY CONTROL PROCEDURES OF SOIL, CONCRETE AND PAVEMENTS”

2. “PAVEMENT DESIGN AND MAINTENANCE TECHNIQUES”

3. “SOIL STABILIZATION AND GROUND IMPROVEMENT”

4. “HIGHWAY ENGINEERING”

5. “HIGHWAY SAFETY”

6. “SOIL REINFORCEMENT”

7. “SPT AND RESILIENT MODULUS TESTING TRAINING” BY IPC GLOBAL, AUSTRALIA

 

 

Research Projects

 

1.       Slope Stability Study of Galiat Area – Northern Pakistan

 

Co-Investigator in Higher Education Commission (HEC) funded project worth PKRS 2.0 Million (US$ 25,000).

 

Project Duration: One Year (July 2005 to July 2006)

 

2.       Development of guidelines for asphalt pavement Recycling in Pakistan

 

A Joint Research project with Michigan State University (MSU), USA

 

Research Associate in Higher Education Commission (HEC) / USAID funded project worth US$ 0.85 Million.

Project Duration: Three Years (January 2006 to December 2008)

 

3.       Seismic Risk and Hazard Mapping of Murree Hills, Pakistan

 

A Research project funded by NUST, Pakistan

 

Research Associate in NSUT funded project worth US$ 50,000.

Project Duration: Three Years (January 2006 to December 2008)

 

4.       Use of Nano-clays for the Treatment of Cancer

 

A Research project funded by KFUPM, Saudi Arabia

 

Research Associate in KFUPM funded project worth US$ 175,000.

Project Duration: Two Years (November 2017 to December 2019)

 

5.       Use of Nano-clays for the Treatment of Bones

 

A Research project funded by KFUPM, Saudi Arabia

 

Research Associate in KFUPM funded project worth US$ 200,000

 

Project Duration: Two Years (November 2018 to December 2020)

 

6.       Development of Comprehensive Behavior Model for Cement Paste  

 

 

A Research project funded by KFUPM, Saudi Arabia

Consultant in KFUPM funded project worth US$ 300,000

Project Duration: Two Years (November 2020 to December 2022)