Professor
Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering

Education

Ph.D., Civil Engineering, SUNY at Buffalo, 1992
M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Oklahoma, 1989
B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Engineering & Technology,
Bangladesh, 1986

RESEARCH

Dr. Uddin’s research program focuses on high performance resilient and sustainable infrastructure, natural hazard analyses and disaster risk reduction, and structural safety of bridge and building structure. Dr. Uddin is a leading researcher in the field of panelized construction for flood, earthquake and hurricane resistant design, and implementation of advanced composites and sensors for hazard-resistant structures against earthquake, blast, flood and hurricane loading.

His diverse network of national and international partnerships include Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Maryland, University of Florida, University of Central Florida, Florida International University, Ireland University College Dublin, Queen University in England to conduct multi-year and multi-million dollar interdisciplinary collaborative research. His current National Science Foundation (NSF) funded research projects include Mobile Automated Rovers Fly-By (MARS-FLY) for Bridge Network Resiliency (NSF-CNS-1645863); and Next Generation Bridge Weigh-In-Motion (BWIM) System and Wireless Sensing to effectively manage the nation’s aging bridge infrastructure (NSF-CMMI-1100742). He led over 45 research projects, and his major research sponsors include NSF, FHWA, US DOT, ALDOT, and UTCA. He has served as principal or co-principal investigator on research projects whose cumulative funding exceeds $8.0 million, and directed about 50 Doctoral and Master's theses based on the sponsored research projects.

Dr. Uddin has been actively involved in all aspects of the department including ABET Assessment and Senior Design Projects.  Dr. Uddin is the author/co-author of 7 books, over 200 papers, and received NSF Grants to organize 1st international workshop on wind storm and Storm Surge Mitigation Construction, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is a Faculty Fulbright Scholar, a fellow of ASCE, and served as the Chair of the Executive Committee of the ASCE Council on Disaster Reduction Management (CDRM). He is the Editor-in-Chief of the ASCE Natural Hazards Review Journal, Associate Editor of the ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, and associated with the leadership of the ASCE Infrastructure Resilience Division (IRD) and UAB Sustainable Smart City Research Center (SSCRC). Dr. Uddin established Study Abroad Program with Ireland University College Dublin. He is the Chair of School of Engineering Tenure and Promotion Committee, Engineering Member on the UAB conflict of interest review board, Principal-In Charge (BD) of Miyamoto International, and serves as Friday Jumuah Khateeb for Birmingham Area Mosques.

RECENT BOOK PUBLICATIONS (2010-2013) 

1. Seismic Hazard Design Issues in the Central United States (ed. Uddin), (New York: ASCE, in press); ASCE Council for Disaster Risk Management (CDRM) Publication (2013).

2. Developments in Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites for Civil Engineering (London: Woodhead Publishing, 2013), (ed. Uddin); ASCE Council for Disaster Risk Management (CDRM) Publication: ISBN 0 85709 234 0; May 2013; 560 pages 234 x 156mm hardback; £170.00 / US$290.00 / €205.00

3. Blast Protection of Infrastructures and Vehicles Using Composites (ed. Uddin), (London: Woodhead Publishing, 2010): ISBN 1 84569 399 X; ISBN-13: 978 1 84569 399 2 March 2010 448 pages.

4. Disaster Risk Assessment and Mitigation, (ed. Uddin with Ang), (New York:ASCE, 2008) ISBN 9 78078 4410127, December 2008 paperback, 110 pages.

5. Wind storm and Storm Surge Mitigation Construction (ed. Uddin), (New York: ASCE, 2010) ISBN 978-0-7844-1081-3, 2010, 164 pp.

6. Quantitative Risk Assessment for Natural Hazards (ed. Uddin with Ang), (New York: ASCE, 1020) SBN 978-078441153-7, June 2011, Paperback 88 pages.

7. Models and Metrics for Sustainability and Resilience of Systems (ed. Uddin), (New York: ASCE 2017), ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty special collection.

SELECTED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS 2011-2016 (*papers published with one or more of my graduate students):

  1. Elhattab A. and Uddin, N. (2017) “Drive-by Bridge Damage Detection Using Non-Specialized instrumented vehicle”, Journal of Bridge Structures, accepted for publication.
  2. Elhattab A., Uddin, N, and Obrien, E. (2017) “Drive-by bridge damage monitoring using Bridge Displacement Profile Difference”, Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring, DOI 10.1007/s13349-016-0203-6
  3. Kalyankar, R., and Uddin, N. (2017) “Axle Detection on Prestressed Concrete Bridge Using Bridge Weigh-In-Motion System”, Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring, accepted for publication.
  4. *Zhao, Z. and Uddin, N. (2016) “Bridge Weigh-in-Motion Algorithms Based on the Field Calibrated Simulation Model” ASCE Journal of Infrastructure System, February 2016, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)IS.1943-555X.0000308
  5. *Du, W. and Uddin, N. (2016) “Innovative Composite Structural Insulated Panels (CSIPs) Folded Shell Structures for Large-Span Roofs”, Journal of Materials and Structures, February 2017,50: 51. doi:10.1617/s11527-016-0924-3
  6. *Kalyankar, R. R., and Uddin, N. (2017), “Simulation of Advanced 3D Finite Element Dynamic Vehicle Bridge Interaction Using Single and Multi-Vehicle Scenario for Obtaining Dynamic Amplification Factor," Int. Journal of Bridge Engineering, Volume 5, Issue 2 (May. - Aug. 2017).
  7. *Kalyankar, R. R., and Uddin, N. (2016), “Simulating the Effects of Surface Roughness on Reinforced Concrete T Beam Bridge under Single and Multiple Vehicles," Advances in Acoustics and Vibration, vol. 2016, Article ID 3594148, 12 pages, 2016. doi:10.1155/2016/3594148.
  8. *Mostafa, M. and Uddin, N. (2016) "Experimental analysis of Compressed Earth Block (CEB) with banana fibers resisting flexural and compression forces”, Journal of Case Studies in Construction Materials, Volume 5, December 2016, Pages 53–63.
  9. *Kalyankar, R. R., and Uddin, N. (2016) “Analysis of Glass Fiber Reinforced Structural Insulated Panels (GSIPs) Under High Velocity Impact Loading”, International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering, Volume 6, Issue 6, June 2016
  10. Pandey, S., Haider, M. and Uddin, N. (2016) “Design and Implementation of a Low-Cost Wireless Platform for Remote Bridge Health Monitoring”, International Journal of Emerging Technology and Advanced Engineering, Volume 6, Issue 6, June 2016
  11. Lydon, M., Robinson, D., Taylor, S. E., OBrien, E., Uddin, N. (2016) “Next generation bridge weigh-in-motion system: optimized using explicit finite element analysis” ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Accepted for publication.
  12. Uddin, N. and *Du, W. (2015) “New Thin Shells Made of Composite Structural Insulated Panels”, Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 2014, Vol. 33(21) 1954–1965
  13. *Mostafa, M. and Uddin, N. (2015) "Effect of Banana Fibers on the Compressive and Flexural Strength of Compressed Earth Blocks”, Journal of Buildings, Volume 5, Issue 1, 282-296.
  14. *Zhao, H. and Uddin, N. (2014) "Field-Calibrated Algorithm to Identify Axle Weights for BWIM Systems"; Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, Vol. 11, No. 6, June 2015, pp. 721-743.
  15. *Zhao, H. and Uddin, N. (2014) "Identification of Vehicular Axle Weights with a BWIM System Considering Transverse Distribution of Wheel Loads"; ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 19, Issue 3, 2014.
  16. *Zhao, Z. and Uddin, N. (2013) “Determination of Dynamic Amplification Factors Using Site-Specific B-WIM Data” ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, 19, No. 1, January 1, 2014.
  17. *Zhao, Z. and Uddin, N. (2013) “Field Calibrated Simulation Model to Perform Bridge Safety Analyses against Extreme Events’, Journal of Engineering Structures, 56 (2013) 2253–2262.
  18. *Ramos, L. and Uddin, N. (2013) “Benefits of Grooving on Vacuum Assisted Resin Transfer Molding (VARTM) FRP Wet-Out of RC Beams” ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, Volume 17, Number 5, 636-641.
  19. *Mousa. M. and Uddin, N. (2013) “Response of Hybrid Sandwich Structures under Low Velocity Impact (LVI)”; ACI Materials Journal, Vol. 111, No. 1, February 2014, pp. 99-110.
  20. Uddin, N., *Dong, L., *Nguyen, T.T. and *Mousa, M.M. (2013) “Design of High Performance Composite Windstorm Shelter” Journal of Solids and Structures (accepted for publication).
  21. *Mousa, M. and Uddin, N. (2013) “Performance of Composite Structural Insulated Panels (CSIPs) after Exposure to Floodwater” ASCE Journal of Performance for Constructed facilities, 27, No. 4, August 2013.
  22. Uddin, N. (2012) “Geotechnical Issues in the Creation of Underground Reservoirs for Massive Energy Storage”, IEEE Journal Special Issue: Addressing the intermittency challenge: Massive energy storage in a sustainable future", (invited paper); 100,No. 2, February 2012.
  23. *Mousa. M. and Uddin, N. (2012) “Structural Behavior and Modeling of Full-Scale Composite Structural Insulated Wall Panels” Journal of Engineering Structures, 41, pp. 320–334.
  24. *Mousa. M. and Uddin, N. (2011) “Flexural Behavior of Full-Scale Composite Structural Insulated Floor Panels” Journal of Advanced Composite Materials, 20, no. 6, pp. 547-567, 2011.
  25. *Kalyankar, R. R., and Uddin, N. (2012) “Structural Characterization of Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymeric (NFRP) Laminates for Building Construction”, Journal of Polymers and the Environment, Volume 20, Issue 1, March 2012, P. 224-229
  26. *Kalyankar, R. R., and Uddin, N. (2011) “Structural Characterization of Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymer Structural Insulated Panels (NSIPs) for Panelized Construction”, Journal of Polymers and the Environment, Volume 30, Issue 11, June 2011, P. 988-993
  27. *Uddin, N. and Kalyankar. R. and (2011) “Manufacturing and Structural Feasibility of Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymeric Structural Insulated Panels (NSIPs) for Panelized Construction”, International Journal of Polymer Science, Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 963549, 7 pages; doi:10.1155/2011/963549
  28. *Elfayoumy, A., and Uddin, N. “Assessment of long-time behavior for bridge girders retrofitted with Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP)”, Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture 9 (2015) 1034-1046 doi: 10.17265/1934-7359/2015.09.003
  29. *Elfayoumy, A. and Uddin, N. “Determination of representative truck by WIM data” Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture 9 (2015) doi: 10.17265/1934-7359/2015.10.000
  30. *Mousa. M. and Uddin, N. (2011) “Global Buckling of Composite Structural Insulated Wall Panels” Journal of Materials and Design, volume 32, issue 2, year 2011, pp. 766 - 772
  31. *Kalyankar. R. and Uddin, N. (2011) “Structural Characterization of Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymeric Structural Insulated Panels (NSIPs) for Panelized Construction”, Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, volume 30, issue 11, year 2011, pp. 988 – 994.
  32. *Mousa, M. and Uddin, N. (2011) “Debonding of Composites Structural Insulated Sandwich Panels” Journal of reinforced plastics and composites, Vol. 29, No. 22, pp. 3380-3391.
  33. *Vaidya, A., Uddin, N. and Vaidya, U. 2011. “Design and Analysis of Composite Structural Insulated Panels (CSIPs) for Exterior Wall Applications”, Journal of Composites for Construction, ASCE, 28(13):1587‐1600

RECENT RESEARCH PROJECTS AS PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR (PI):

National Science Foundation (NSF-CNS-1645863): CPS Breakthrough: Mobile Automated Rovers Fly-By (MARS-FLY) for Bridge Network Resiliency (Internationally collaborative research project with matching funds from Ireland and England national research agency)

National Science Foundation (NSF-CMMI-1100742) (2011-2016): Developing Bridge Weigh-in-Motion (B-WIM) Health Monitoring Systems for Bridge Infrastructure Safety (Internationally collaborative research project with matching funds from Ireland and England national research agency)

National Science Foundation (NSF-CMMI-825938): Structural Panels for Hazard Resistant Structure

National Science Foundation (NSF-CMS-533306): Multifunctional Composite for Panelized Construction

National Science Foundation (NSF-IPW-0419893): International Workshop on Disaster Mitigation Construction

National Science Foundation (NSF-CMS-0229631) Novel FRP/Concrete Sandwich Panel for Panelized Construction

National Science Foundation (NSF - CMS-0634573): Research Experience for Undergraduates in Disaster Mitigation Construction

USDOT NCTSPM 2013-046: Bridge Rail Design Procedures

USDOT NCTSPM 2013‐010: Field Validation of a Drive‐By Bridge Inspection System with Wireless BWIM + NDE Devices
                                                                               
USDOT STRIDE 2012-0365: Consequence Based Route Selection for Hazardous Material Cargo 

US DOT NCTSPM 2012-060: Impact and Feasibility Study of Solutions for Doubling Heavy Vehicles

US DOT NCTSPM 2012-007: Next-Generation Wireless Bridge Weigh-in-Motion (WIM) System Incorporated with Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) Capability for Transportation Infrastructure Safety

US DOT: Multifunctional Composite Materials for CMV and Infrastructure Applications.

US DOT/UTCA: Use of Weigh-In-Motion (WIM) Data for Site-specific LRFR Bridge Rating

US DOT/UTCA: Design of Low Cost Thermoplastic Bridge Superstructure

NCC/USDOT/Washington, DC DOT: Anacostia River walk Trail Thermoplastic Composite Bridge Project

US DOT/UTCA: Bridge Weigh-in-Motion (B-WIM) System Testing and Evaluation (Co-PI)

Alabama DOT: Cost Effective VART Technology for Bridge Repair and Strengthening (Phase I, Phase II, Phase III).

Alabama DOT: Assessment of Long-time Behavior for Bridge Girders Retrofitted with Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Using Accelerated-time Concepts

Alabama DOT: Demonstration of Cost-effective and durable FRP technology to repair/retrofit and to reduce vulnerability of the critical bridges

Alabama DOT: Vulnerability Reduction for Bridge Structures.

Service Activities

Professional Service
Chief Editor of the ASCE Journal of Natural Hazards Review
Chair of SCHOOL OF Engineering Tenure and Promotion Committee
UAB Sustainable Smart City Research Center (SSCRC)
Chair of the ASCE Council for Disaster Risk Management (CDRM)
Engineering Editor of the ASCE-ASME Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems
Fulbright Scholar Fellow of ASCE

Community Service
Birmingham Islamic Society
Friday Jumah Khateeb for Birmingham Area Mosques
UAB Muslim Student Association (MSA)

Short CV (updated May 2017)

 

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