Staff profile

Dr Omar Hamza


Senior Lecturer in Geotechnical engineering

Subject

Civil Engineering and Construction Management

College

College of Science and Engineering

Department

School of Built and Natural Environment

Research centre

Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering (IISE)

ORCiD ID

0000-0002-5048-0423

Campus

Markeaton Street, Derby Campus

Email

o.hamza@derby.ac.uk

About

I am a Senior Lecturer at the University of Derby and have worked here since June 2015.

I am also a chartered civil engineer with a combination of academic and industrial experience in geotechnical engineering gained over the last 22 years. I worked previously with Nottingham university and King Saud university.

I worked with two of the largest multi-disciplinary companies in the UK, recently with AMEY and previously with ATKINS as a geotechnical design team leader, where I was involved with key Highway and Railway infrastructure schemes covering wide range of project phases including inception, preliminary/ detailed design, construction, maintenance, and decommissioning.

Depending on your area of interest, I am available for the following activities:

Teaching responsibilities

Engineering Gology, Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering.

Introduction to structural design analysis and theories. 

Independent Study and Personal Development (final year project).

Professional interests

Specialist: 

Research interests

R&D interest in "Sustainable Development" concerning Climate Change Adoption & Mitigation, including:

Membership of professional bodies

Chartered Member and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)

 

Qualifications

Recent conferences

Experience in industry

I worked with two of the largest multi-disciplinary companies (recently with AMEY and previously with ATKINS) who are actively enabling the key infrastructure owners in the UK including HA, NWR, EA, Local Government and Utilities, to manage their assets in a sustainable way, where I had been effectively contributing to this process within my respective engineering speciality.

I worked as Geotechnical Team Leader/ Checker/ and project designer of key infrastructure schemes covering a wide range of project phases including inception, preliminary/ detailed design, construction, maintenance/ redevelopment and decommissioning. I have sound knowledge of Eurocode, in addition to other related design standards and specifications that forms part of asset management process (mainly for HA, NWR, EA), and CDM regulations.

 

International experience

I am an international representative of the ICE and have previously worked at King Saud University - Faculty of Engineering.

Additional interests and activities

Potential PhD Proposals:

 if you are interested in any of these research ideas please contact me (o.hamza@derby.ac.uk).

Recent publications

Journal Publications