Professor Ali Nadjai

Professor of Fire Structural Engineering

School/Department
Belfast School of Architecture and the Built Environment
Research Institute
Built Environment Research Institute
Campus
Jordanstown campus
Telephone
+44 28 9036 8294
Email
a.nadjai@ulster.ac.uk
Location
Room 27B09
Shore Road
Newtownabbey
Co. Antrim
BT37 0QB

Professor Nadjai is currently the Director of Fire Safety Engineering Research Technology Centre. This involved developing strategic leadership in research, higher learning and operational management of the state of the art and unique laboratories in fire Science in UK and all the Ireland. 

Professor Nadjai has built a distinguished career in the field of fire safety, becoming a respected researcher and author in this field. Professor Nadjai was educated at Annaba University (BEng (H, 1985), Heriot-Watt University (MSc, 1988) and the University of Sheffield (PhD, 1992). After three year working as a research Fellow in Nottingham Trent University, Professor Nadjai joined the University of Ulster in 1995 as a Lecturer, was promoted to Reader in 2000 and became full professor in fire structural engineering in 2005.

Research

Professor Nadjai conducts his research at the university's internationally acclaimed FireSERT facility. He has been awarded several sources of grant from EPSRC, FW6, FW7, USA, South Korean government and industrial research development bringing a total contribution over £ 10 Million pounds. He has published over 120 papers in books, journals and conferences. He is also author of several design guides for the fire design of structures, which are extensively used by practitioners throughout the world.

PhD supervision

Professor Nadjai has supervised twenty recent successful PhD projects in fire and currently supervises eight research students working on experimental and analytical structural/materials and protection fire engineering projects.

Structural response of unprotected and protected slim floors in fire. / Alam, Naveed; Nadjai, Ali; Ali, Faris; Nadjai, Walid.

In: Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Vol. 142, 03.2018, p. 44-54.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Large-Scale Fire Test of Unprotected Cellular Beam Acting in Membrane Action. / Nadjai, Ali; Vassart, Olivier; Bailey, Colin; Franssen, Jean Marck.

Unknown Host Publication. 439 North Duke Street Lancaster Pennsylvania 17602 USA : DEStech Publications.Inc, 2010. p. 398-406.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewConference contribution

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Structural Performance of Slim Beam Floor System in Fire. / Choi, Seng-Kwan; Ali, Faris; Nadjai, Ali; Han, Sanghoon; Choi, Joungyoon.

In: Journal of Stuctural Fire Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 1, 01.03.2011, p. 57-66.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Fire Tests of Hybrid and Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Bar Reinforced Concrete Beams. / Rafi, MM; Nadjai, Ali.

In: ACI Materials Journal, Vol. 108, No. 3, 01.05.2011, p. 252-260.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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A suggested model for European code to calculate deflection of FRP reinforced concrete beams. / Rafi, MM; Nadjai, Ali.

In: MAGAZINE OF CONCRETE RESEARCH, Vol. 63, No. 3, 01.04.2011, p. 197-214.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Analytical evaluation of fire resistance of FRP and Hybrid RC Beams - Part II. / Rafi, MM; Nadjai, Ali.

Unknown Host Publication. Taylor and Francis Group, London, UK, 2010. p. 775-781.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewConference contribution

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Experimental evaluation of fire resistance of FRP and hybrid RC beams - Part I. / Rafi, MM; Nadjai, Ali.

Unknown Host Publication. Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK, 2010. p. 783-788.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewConference contribution

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Numerical and experimental investigation of the behavior of high strength concrete columns in fire. / Ali, Faris; Nadjai, Ali; Choi, Seng-Kwan.

In: Engineering Structures, Vol. 32, No. 5, 01.05.2010, p. 1236-1243.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Effect of axial restraint on the performance of Elliptical Hollow Section steel columns, in hydrocarbon fire. / Scullion, Tom; Ali, Faris; Nadjai, Ali.

In: Engineering Structures, Vol. 33, No. 12, 2011, p. 3155-3161.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Experimental study on performance of elliptical section steel columns, under hydrocarbon fire. / Scullion, Tom; Ali, Faris; Nadjai, Ali.

In: Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Vol. 67, No. 6, 2011, p. 986-991.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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