Full Time Faculty (on extra ordinary leave)

Fokruddin Ahmad

M.Sc (Structural Engineering), University of North Dakota, USA.
B.Sc  (Civil), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh.

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext:
Email: fokruddin.ahmad@northsouth.edu
Office: SAC 736

Curriculum Vitae :


Fokruddin Ahmad is working as a Lecturer at the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEED) of North South University . He has joined at NSU in spring of 2016 after completing his M.Sc(Civil Engineering) from University of North Dakota, USA in December, 2015 with a major in structural engineering. In UND, his research work was primarily focused on the behavior of concrete-filled steel tubular column under cyclic loading. He also worked on stability of tubular steel column and seismic response of wind turbine. As a graduate student, he was awarded graduate research assistantship, teaching assistantship and most prestigious Summer Research Professorship. He received his B.Sc (Civil Engineering) from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET) in April, 2012 having major in Structural Engineering and minor in Geotechnical Engineering. For his undergrad thesis, he worked on seismic performance evaluation and retrofitting of RCC structure. Mr. Ahmad has served as a full time faculty in Stamford University Bangladesh from 2012-2013. He also has Engineering in Trainee (E.I.T, USA) certification and has experience in working with Russell & Dowson, USA as a structural engineer. Mr. Ahmad has several publications in International Journal of Applied Science and Technology (IJAST), Transportation Research Board (TRB) and ASCE structural congress .

Selected Publications

1. Mamaghani, I.H.P., Ahmad, F., Dorose, B. (2014). Cyclic Large Displacement Analysis of Steel Tubular Bridge Piers under Combined Axial and Bidirectional Lateral Loading, International Journal of Applied Science and Technology (IJAST), Vol. 4, No. 6, November, PP. 38-47.

2. Mamaghani, I.H.P., Ahmad, F., Dorose, B. (2015). Stability Evaluation of Thin-Walled steel Tubular Bridge Piers under Cyclic Multidirectional Loading, Transportation Research Board, TRB 94th Annual Meeting, January 11-15, 2015, Washington, D.C., Paper ID: 15-4359.

3. Mamaghani, I.H.P., Dorose, B., Ahmad, F. (2015). Cyclic Inelastic Finite Element Analysis and Ductility Evaluation of Steel Braced Frames, ASCE, 2015 Structures Congress, Portland, OR., April 23-25, 2015, Paper ID: 250.

4. Mamaghani, I.H.P., Wesley, K., Ahmad, F. (2014). Cyclic Elastoplastic Analysis and Ductility Evaluation of Thin-walled Steel Box Columns, 4th International Structural Specialty Conference, Halifax-Canada, May 28-31, Paper ID: CST-165.

5. Ahmad, F., and Mamaghani, I.H.P., (2014), "Ductility Evaluation of Steel Bridge Piers with Pipe Sections", ND EPSCoR/IDeA State Conference.

6. Mamaghani, I.H.P., Ahmad, F., andDorose, B., (2015), “Strength and Ductility Evaluation of Thin-Walled Steel Tubular Columns under Cyclic Multidirectional Loading", Transportation Research Board (TRB).

7. Mamaghani, I.H.P., Ahmad, F., andDorose, B., (2015), " Enhanced Seismic and Local Buckling Restraining Behavior of Concrete-filled Steel Tubular (CFST) Columns ", ATC-SEI 2ndConference on Improving the Seismic Performance of Existing Buildings and Other Structures, December 10-12, 2015.

Awards & Honors

Achieved Graduate School “Summer Research Professorship”. (UND)

Achieved Dean’s List Scholarship for academic excellence, BUET.

Achieved certificate from Notre Dame College for 100% attendance.

Achieved Government Scholarship for H.S.C. (higher secondary school) result.

Achieved Government Scholarship for S.S.C. (secondary school) result.

Achieved “Junior Government Scholarship” by Bangladesh Government.

Achieved “Primary Government Scholarship” by Bangladesh Government.

Educational Qualifications

i) M. Sc. in Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering), University of North Dakota, USA. 2015.

ii) B.Sc. Engg. (Civil), (Major: Structural Engineering, Minor: Geotechnical Engineering), Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh. 2012.

iii) Higher Secondary Certificate, Notre Dame College, Bangladesh. 2006.

iv) Secondary School Certificate, Ansar V.D.P High School. 2004.

Academic Experience

Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks
Grading class assignments and quizzes, proctoring, assisting students in assignments Courses as TA: Engineering Mechanics (ENG 201), Reinforced Concrete(CE 453) and,
Steel Structure(CE 451) Conducting research on the stability and buckling behavior of thin-walled member

Summer Research Professorship
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks
Will work in collaboration on Concrete Filled Tube testing as a full time research scholar.
Will supervise undergraduate student in CE-201 (Engineering Mechanics)

Lecturer, Civil Engineering Dept.
Stamford University, Bangladesh
Delivered Lecture on Structural Mechanics, RC, Pre-stressed RC, Structural Analysis, C++ and, ETABS Graded exam scripts and preparing grade sheet

Corporate Experience

Design Engineer (Structural)
Russell and Dowson, Connecticut, USA
Partially accomplished a residential building project, “Village in Hunt Glen”, CT, USA.
Monitored the construction work

Junior Design Engineer (Structural)
MEL Consortium, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Partially designed a 6 story residential building and a Textile warehouse (AutoCAD, SOLIDWORKS)
Monitored the construction work of a building
Developed a program for roof, beam and column reinforcement calculation (Excel, C++)

Membership & Professional Activities

Engineering in Trainee (E.I.T)
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), UND Chapter
Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB)

Research Interests
  1. Hollow steel structure
  2. Structural stability
  3. Concrete filled tubular column
  4. Seismic performance
  5. Seismic retrofitting