Dr. Warda Ashraf

Dr. Warda Ashraf is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Texas - Arlington. Prior to joining UT Arlington, she was a tenure-track assistant professor at the University of Maine. She received her Ph.D. from Purdue University in 2017. Her work on sustainable infrastructure materials led to the Purdue’s College of Engineering Outstanding Graduate Research Award. She has also received the ASCE ExCEEd (Excellence in Civil Engineering Education) Teaching Fellowship in 2019. Her research interest includes durability performance of concrete, multiscale characterization, and development of sustainable infrastructure materials. 

Open Positions:

We are looking for highly motivated and hardworking students to fill two Ph.D. positions in our team. Candidates are expected to have a strong background in cementitious materials, bituminous materials, or materials science.  Interested students are encouraged to email Dr. Ashraf (warda.ashraf@uta.edu) their CV, sample publications, and academic transcripts.

Research Assistants

Rakibul I. Khan

PhD Student

Dissertation Topic: CO2 activated binders

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Muhammad Intesarul Haque

PhD Student

Dissertation Topic: Nanoengineered cementitious materials

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Mohammad Jaberizadeh

PhD Student 

Co-Advised with Prof. Surendra Shah

Dissertation Topic: TBD

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Belal Hossen

PhD Student at the University of Maine

Co-Advised with Prof. Aaron Gallant

Dissertation Topic: Carbonating subgrade materials for in-situ soil stabilization

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 Sushmita Shrestha

Undergraduate Researcher

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Alumni

Kavya Shirisha

MS Degree (2019) at the University of Maine

Dissertation title: Cellulose Nanocomposites for Performance Enhancement of Portland Cement-Based Materials

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Naveen Saladi

MS Degree (2019) at the University of Maine

Dissertation title: Potential Value-added Utilization of Wood Ash in Construction Materials

Current Position: Concrete Structural Engineer, SES Group & Associates LLC.
Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center - U.S. Federal Highway Administration. 
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Kyle Peoples

Undergraduate researcher at the University of Maine