Dr. Morteza Khorami
Dr. Morteza Khorami received his Bachelor and Master of civil engineering degree in Iran, achieving first class honours in both. He obtained his Doctorate degree on Fibre-Cement Board from Coventry University, receiving the first prize for postgraduate research symposium in 2011. From 2012 to 2014, he was a Research Fellow at the same university working on the cement composite board. Between 2014 and 2015, he was Assistant Professor at the Civil Engineering Department of Middle East College in Muscat, Oman, an institution affiliated to Coventry University. Currently, he is a lecturer in Civil Engineering at Coventry University.
He worked at the Building and Housing Research Centre in Iran as a researcher for three years (1999-2002) and subsequently became the Head of Research department for seven years (2002-2008). He was also a lecturer at Azad University, Civil Engineering Department, in Tehran for six years (2003-2008).
Dr. Khorami has over fifty publications from his scientific research including books, a patent, research reports, journal articles and international conferences. In 2006, he received the second prize of distinguished research from the Ministry of Science, Research & Technology in Iran. Dr. Khorami has extensive experience in research activities including acting as Principal Investigator for four research projects. He has been a member of research team for eight other research projects funded by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development in Iran.
His main research interests include; structural behaviour of reinforced concrete elements subjected to reinforcement corrosion, application of waste materials in production of concrete, production of cement composite board using waste materials, investigation on non-traditional construction techniques, systems and materials.
Selected Books published by Building & Housing Research Centre (BHRC) in Persian:
- Tasnimi, A., and Khorami, M. (2005) Flexural and Shear Behaviour of Reinforced Concrete Beams Under Accelerated Corrosion. Iran: Building & Housing Research Centre
- Khorami, M., and Dehghnian, C. (2006) Feasibility of Scrap Tire in Concrete. Iran: Building & Housing Research Centre
- Hosaini, A., and Khorami, M. (2011) Determination of Damage Index of Corroded Reinforced Concrete Columns with Electrochemical Corrosion in Chloride Contaminated Environment. Iran: Building & Housing Research Centre
- Khorrami, M., Ganjian, E., and Khalili, T. (2009) Applying Cellulous and Polymeric Fibers in Producing Cement Boards. Iran: Building & Housing Research Centre
- Ganjian, E., and Khorami, M. (2011) Research and Propositions of Some Suitable Mixes to Produce Non-Asbestos Fibre Cement Board Using Hatcheck Process in the Factory. Iran: Building & Housing Research Centre
- Group of Authors (2011) Research and Investigation on Lightweight Steel Frame (LSF). Iran: Building & Housing Research Centre
- Ganjian, E., Khorami, M., and Maghsoudi, A. (2009) ‘Scrap-tyre rubber replacement for aggregate and filler in concrete’. Construction and Building Materials 23 (5), 1828-1836.
- Khorami, M., Vafaei, A., Aminkhalili, A., Desai, C., and Majedi, M. (2010) ‘Experimental Investigation on Mechanical characteristics and Environmental Effects on Rubber Concrete’. International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 4 (1), 17 - 24.
- Khorami, M., and Ganjian, E. (2011) ‘Comparing flexural behaviour of fibre–cement composites reinforced bagasse: Wheat and eucalyptus’. Construction and Building Materials 25 (9), 3661-3667.
- Khorami, M., and Sobhani, J. (2013) ‘An experimental study on the flexural performance of agro-waste cement composite board’. International Journal of Civil Engineering 11 (4), 207-216.
- Khorami, M., and Ganjian, E. (2013) ‘The effect of limestone powder, silica fume and fibre content on flexural behaviour of cement composite reinforced by waste Kraft pulp’. Construction and Building Materials 46, 142–149.
- Khorami, M., Ganjian, E., and Srivastav, A. (2016) ‘Feasibility Study on Production of Fiber Cement Board Using Waste Kraft Pulp in Corporation with Polypropylene and Acrylic Fibers’. Materials Today: Proceedings 3 (2), 376-380.
- Identify non-traditional construction techniques and materials compatible with Iran’s environment.Evaluation of current and prospective construction Techniques, systems and Materials that are compatible with Iran environment.
- Study on properties and application of three kinds of natural fibres and mixture of them with polymeric fibres as suitable replacement for asbestos fibres used in cement sheeting. Many types of natural and polymeric fibres were selected and tested. Three types of them with better properties were chosen. Then, many mixes with combination of natural and polymeric fibres were developed, designed and tested.
- Optimization of Mix Design to Produce Non -Asbestos Fibre Cement Board Using Hatcheck Process. Based on the carried out research in previous project, several mixes with the potential of improvement were selected and the mix proportions were optimised for them to enhance the mechanical and physical properties of cement boards.
- Investigation on feasibility for the use of Scrap-tyre rubber in concrete. The performance of concrete mixtures incorporating different contents of discarded tyre rubber as aggregate and cement replacements was investigated. In the first set, different percentages by weight of chipped rubber were replaced for coarse aggregates and in the second set scrap-tyre powder was replaced for cement. Required durability and mechanical tests were performed and the results were analysed.