Journal of Geology & Geophysics

Journal of Geology & Geophysics
Open Access

ISSN: 2381-8719

JM Khatib

JM Khatib
Chair in Civil Engineering Faculty of Science and Engineering School of Architecture and Built Environment Tel: 01902 518588/8543 Email:
University of Wolverhampton


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 areahave 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 and according to Google scholar there is more than 2300 citations, an H-index of 23 and i10-index of 33 Many papers were rankedas the top 25 articles. The products of his extensive research activities have been comprehensively disseminated through: over 300 refereed academic journal & conference papers; text books, research seminars and workshops; articles and features in the construction press. He acts as a reviewer to nearly 60 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).

Research Interest

Expertise includes the utilization of waste/recycled and novel materials in cement-based systems to produce construction materials (e.g. concrete, pavement). Waste comprises industrial by-products (e.g. fly ash, silica fume, slag, desulphurized waste-FGD), demolition waste (e.g. recycled brick, recycled concrete, ground brick, foamed glass), municipal solid waste incineration bottom ash (MSWI-BA), sludges (e.g. sewage). Novel materials include metakaolin (calcined clay), hybrid/composite materials, novel light-weight aggregates, alkali activation of pozzolans and geopolymers. Prof Khatib was one of the early UK researchers to study the effect of metakaolin on the performance of cement-based materials. Published work on metakaolin has been widely cited.