Dr. Abdur Rahim ( Assistant Professor )

I received my PhD from Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre (NTEC) at the University of Nottingham in 2017, where I had the honour to work under the supervision of Prof. Gordon Airey and Dr. Nick Thom. I have a long affiliation with the Department of Transporation Engineering and Management. In this department, I started to work as a teaching assistant in 2007 before the award of B.Sc. Civil Engineering degree. I was appointed as a lecturer in the same year. During my employment, I completed my M.Sc. in Transporation Engineering and my thesis work was under the supervision of foreign faculty professor Dr. Muhammad Waseem Mirza. Some of my research accomplishments include:
  • Development of a new test method to test the bond strength of asphalt. (PhD Research)


  • Discussion on the phenomenon of oxidative ageing of asphalt using Thin Film Oven Test. (PhD Research)
  • Addressing the role of fillers in mastics. (PhD Research)
  • Evaluation of micromechanics models to predict stiffening potential of fillers; ranging from Einstien's model to Christensen & Lo Model (PhD Research)
  • Evaluation of state of the art pull-off techniques to study the cohesive and adhesive properties of the binder. (PhD Research)
  • First research in Pakistan to address low-temperature properties of asphalt using Bending Beam Rheometer. This included locally developing the test guidelines. (M.Sc. research)

ORCID iD https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6124-0444

ResearchGate https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Abdur_Rahim14


Latest Qualification : Ph.D.

Teaching Courses

  • Construction Management
  • Construction Materials & Machinery
  • Highway Engineering
  • Railway Engineering
  • Transportation Economics
  • Transportation Engineering Practice
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Solids
  • Structural Analysis
  • Social Sciences
  • Principles of Management
  • Highway Materials and Equipment
  • Advanced Railway Engineering
  • Tunnel Engineering

Research Interest

  • Innovative materials and methods
  • Environmental damage in asphalt pavements
  • Sustainable railway
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Dr. Abdur Rahim
Assistant Professor