Congratulations to Dr Abir Al-Tabbaa of the Department's Geotechnical and Environmental research Group who has been elected Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).
Fellow is the highest grade of membership of the ICE and is awarded to members who are or have been engaged in a role of significant responsibility in the promotion, planning, design, construction, maintenance or management of important engineering work.
Dr Al-Tabbaa's main research interests are in sustainable construction materials, ground improvement, land remediation and carbon capture and storage. She is involved in the Department of Engineering's large multi-institutional and multi-disciplinary EPSRC funded project Materials for Life, developing self-healing cement-based construction materials. She is also Deputy Director of the Department's newly established Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Infrastructure and Built Environment.
Dr Al-Tabbaa has undertaken fundamental and applied research that has advanced the body of engineering knowledge in her areas of research expertise and has had a significant role in the development and delivery of civil engineering education and training.