Professor Faris Ali

Professor of 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 8302
Email
f.ali@ulster.ac.uk
Location
Room 27B02
Shore Road
Newtownabbey
Co. Antrim
BT37 0QB

Faris Ali is a Professor of Structural Engineering at the Ulster University, the Built Environment Research Institute. He is the Founder and Executive Director of the spin-out company Vifkon Ltd developing smart blast-fire protection systems.  Prof. Ali is the award winner of the best invention in Hi-Tech in Northern Ireland for the year 2012. Additionally, he is the Founder and the Editor-in-Chief of the first ever research journal specializing in structural behavior in fire, "Journal of Structural Fire Engineering". Professor Ali is the holder of three patents related with fire and blast technologies. He has attracted more than £1.9 million of industrial and research grants. He is a visiting professor at Warsaw University of Technology and NITK, India. Professor Ali is a member of the BS committee FSH/22, member of the scientific committee of the SIF and the Protect conferences. Faris is an advisor for the United Nations, the Swiss Science Foundation, the European Research Council, the Science Foundation of the Czech Republic. He has more than 100 research outputs and is also a member of scientific and steering committees of many international conferences and a reviewer for a significant number of research journals.

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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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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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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Explosive spalling of normal strength concrete slabs subjected to severe fire. / Ali, Faris; Nadjai, Ali; Abu-Tair, Abid.

In: Materials and Structures, Vol. 44, No. 5, 2011, p. 943-956.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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An Experimental and Numerical Study on the Behavior of High Strength Concrete Columns in Fire Subjected to High Restraint. / Ali, FA; Nadjai, A; Choi, S.

In: Journal of Structural Fire Engineering, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2010, p. 1-16.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Experimental and Numerical Modelling of Cellular Beams with Circular and Elongated Web Openings at Elevated Temperatures. / Naili, El-Hadi; Nadjai, Ali; Han, Sanghoon; Ali, Faris; Choi, Seng-Kwan.

In: Structural Fire Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 4, 10.12.2011, p. 289-300.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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Fire Behaviour of Cellular Composite Floor Steel Beams with Different Web Opening Shapes. / Nadjai, Ali; Naili, El-Hadi; Han, Sanghoon; Ali, Faris; Goodfellow, Nathan; Choi, Seng-Kwan.

Unknown Host Publication. The International Association for Fire Safety Science, 2011. p. 1537-1548.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewConference contribution

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An Experimental and Numerical Investigation on the Performance of High Strength Concrete Slabs During Fire. / Ali, Faris; Nadjai, Ali.

Innovations in Fire Design of Concrete Structures. Vol. 279 American Concrete Institute, Detroit, Michigan, USA, 2011. p. 1-32.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter

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