Full Time Faculty

Md. Tousif Rahman

M.Sc. Geotechnical engineering, University of Newcastle, UK
B.Engg. Civil engineering, Cardiff University, UK

Phone: +880-2-55668200 Ext:
Email: tousif.rahman@northsouth.edu
Office: SAC 739

Curriculum Vitae :


Md. Tousif Rahman joined theDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering as a full-time lecturer in spring semester of 2017. He earned his Bachelor of Engineering degree from Cardiff University, Wales, UK In 2012, and the following year, he obtained his MSc in Geotechnical Engineering from University of Newcastle, England, UK. At Newcastle University, Mr Rahman’s research work primarily focused on the effect of ground vibration induced by high speed rail. Additionally, he worked on the stability of slopes, geotechnical design, seismic resistant design and ground improvement technique. His research interest includes soil-structure interaction, slope stability, foundation in soft soil and ground vibration etc.

Prior to joining NSU, Mr. Rahman worked as a consulting engineer in Bangladesh, England and Australia in various civil engineering projects. In Bangladesh, he worked as a Geotechnical Engineer for the Dhaka Metro Rail (MRT-line 6) Project. Mr. Rahman is a member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Institute of Civil Engineers, UK (ICE) and Engineers Australia, Australia

Selected Publications
  • Physical properties of dewatered waste sludge from textile processing wastewater facility for construction material application’, Proceedings of International Conference on the Energy, Materials and Information Technology (ICEMIT'17), Amity University, India.
Awards & Honors
  • Winner of Design, Test and Make Competitions 2009, organized by Institute of Civil Engineers, Wales, UK
  • Awarded International Student entry scholarship in Cardiff University, UK
  • Awarded for high academic achievement in the secondary certificate exam and higher secondary certificate exam in Bangladesh
Educational Qualifications
  • MSc in Geotechnical Engineering, Newcastle University, United Kingdom.
  • BEng Civil Engineering, Cardiff University, United Kingdom.
Academic Experience
  • Lecturer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, North South University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. ( 2016– continuing).
Corporate Experience
  1. Geotechnical Engineer Prompt Engineering Ltd, Perth, Australia, From 2015 to 2016
    • Soil stability analysis of residential projects
    • Foundation design and analysis for residential house
    • Conducting In-situ soil test
  2. Geotechnical Engineer Development Design Consultants Ltd, Bangladesh (NKDM Association), From 2014 to 2015
    • Geotechnical site investigation and ground improvement design of Dhaka Metro Rail Line – 6
    • Ground improvement design for the Metro rail depot
    • Conducting and supervising in-situ and laboratory soil test
    • Data analysis and report writing
  3. Junior Civil Engineer Geo- Environmental Engineering Pvt Ltd, Newcastle, UK, From 2012 to 2013
    • Conducting in-situ soil tests and soil logging
    • Data analysis and report writing
  • Soil mechanics (CEE240)
  • Advanced Geotechnical Engineering (CEE340)
  • Engineering Materials (CEE214)
  • Introduction to Engineering Drawing (CEE110)
  • Soil Mechanics Laboratory (CEE240L)
Membership & Professional Activities
  • Associate Member of American Institute of Civil Engineers (ASCE), USA.
  • Graduate member of Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), UK
  • Graduate member of Engineers Australia (EA), Australia
Research Interests