Jamal Khatib is a Professor,Beirut Arab University/University of Wolverhampton,Lebanon/United Kingdom

Jamal Khatib


Organizing Committee Member

Lebanon/United Kingdom

Beirut Arab University/University of Wolverhampton


Jamal Khatib, BEng, MEng(Sc), PhD, CEng, EUR ING, FICE, FHEA, PG.Cert. Ed, PG.Cert. PjtMgt, Cert. EnvMgt, MIEI(till 2015), MEPC, MIRED, SMUACSEE, MOIA, is presently Professor of Civil Engineering at the Faculty Engineering at Beirut Arab University (BAU)-Lebanon and Emeritus Professor of the University of Wolverhampton (UoW) – UK. His academic career began in 1987 as a Research Student/Assistant/Fellow, at the University of Aberdeen. In 1994 he moved to take another Research Fellow post at the University of South Wales (USW) until 1997. He then took a permanent position as a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU). During that time and due to research collaboration with IMUST-China, he was awarded the title of Honorary Professor in 2001. After 9 years at SHU, he moved to the UoW as a Reader in Civil Engineering and became a Professor in July 2012. He achieved the Chartered Engineer status of the Institution of Civil Engineer (ICE) in 2010, the European Engineer status (EUR ING) in 2015 and the Fellowship status of the ICE in 2016. Areas of research specialism include a number of sustainable construction materials themes: a) use of waste in the production of construction materials, b) novel construction materials (e.g. metakaolin), c) concrete subjected to harsh environments, d) lightweight and self-compacting concrete and e) behaviour of structural materials. Prof Khatib was one of the early UK researchers who conducted research on metakaolin as partial substitution of cement and his publications in this area have been extensively cited. The products of his extensive research activities have been comprehensively disseminated through: over 400 refereed academic journal & conference papers, text books, abstracts, research seminars and workshops; articles and features .According to the ISI Web of Science, Scopus and Google Scholar Prof Khatib has an H-index of 23, 25 and 33 respectively. Microsoft Academic classified Prof Khatib as one of the top authors in cement (G-Index:18). According to Google scholar Prof Khatib has over 5000 citations and many of his papers were ranked as the top 25 articles. He acts as a reviewer to 150 international academic journals, book publishers & others. He sits on the technical committees of over 100 international conferences. Publons classified Prof Khatib as one of the top reviewers globally. He is an Editorial Board member of 10 academic Journals including the Editor-in-Chief and Associate Editor roles. Prof Khatib was a submitting member for the RAE/REF 1996 (USW), 2001 (SHU) & 2008/2014 (UoW).


More than 450 publication



PhD, Construction/Structural Materials, University of Aberdeen - UK.


MSc (taught course), Structural Engineering, University of Liverpool – UK


BEng, Civil/Structural Engineering, BAU – Lebanon


Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Further and Higher Education - Sheffield Hallam University - UK


Postgraduate Certificate in Project Management with Distinction, Sheffield Hallam University – UK


Certificate in Environment Management System-Institute of Quality Assurance - UK


Sustainable construction waste in construction structural concrete


Sandberg Challenge National trophy Marquis’ Who is Who in the world Nominated for the Students’ Union Teaching Award – Category: Inspirational Lecturer - UoW (April 2014) Nominated for the Students’ Union Teaching Award – Category: Outstanding Lecturer - UoW (April 2014)


Many universities across the world


Book: Sustainable construction materials (Elsevier)