Jamal Khatib

Last Name


First Name


University / Firm

University of Wolverhampton


Science and Engineering

Research branch

Civil Engineering

Position/Job title

Professor of Construction Materials

Academic grade



United Kingdom




Professor Jamal Khatib,

BEng, MEng(Sc), PhD, CEng, MICE, MIEI, MOIA, MEPC, FHEA, PGCert-Ed, PGCert-PjtMgt, Cert-EnvMgt.

Professor of Civil Engineering (Construction Materials),

University of Wolverhampton

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Room  MI137 

Wulfruna Street



Fax: 01902 322743


Contact phone

01902  51 8588 



Information about working career

Jamal Khatib, BEng, MEng(Sc), PhD,  CEng, FHEA, PG.Cert. Ed, PG.Cert. PjtMgt, Cert. EnvMgt, MICE, MIEI, MEPC, MOIA, is presently Professor of Civil Engineering (Sustainable Construction Materials), Faculty of Science and Engineering at 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 Glamorgan (now University of South Wales) 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 University of Wolverhampton (UoW) as a Reader in Civil Engineering and became a Professor in July12. In 2010, he achieved the Chartered Engineer status of the Institution of Civil Engineer (ICE). Areas of research specialism include a number of sustainable construction materials themes: a) use variety of waste materials in the production of construction/structural 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. According to the ISI Web of Science Prof Khatib has an H-index of 15.  Microsoft Academic classified Prof Khatib as one of the top authors in cement with a G-Index of 18 http://academic.research.microsoft.com/RankList?entitytype=2&topDomainID=12&subDomainID=1&last=0&start=1&end=100Also and according to Google scholar there is more than 1900 citations, an H-index of 21 and i10-index of 28 http://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=eRDOWn8AAAAJ Many papers were ranked as the top 25 articles. The products of his extensive research activities have been comprehensively disseminated through: over 250 refereed academic journal & conference papers; text books, research seminars and workshops; articles and features in the construction press. He acts as a reviewer to more than 40 international refereed journals, book publishers and others. He sits on the technical committees of many international research conferences. He is an Editorial Board member of four academic Journals and an Associate Editor for the Journal of Emerging Trend in Engineering & Applied Sciences. Prof Khatib was a submitting staff member for the RAE/REF 1996 (Glam), 2001 (SHU) and 2008 & 2014 (UoW).

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