Nihad Baban, Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Professor, Department of Engineering

Ph.D. Brunel University London
M.Sc. University of Technology, Baghdad
B.Sc. Tikrit University

Office: B-F2-06


Dr. Nihad B. S. Baban has over fourteen years of experience in teaching civil engineering courses (undergraduate) and over five years of experience in teaching civil engineering courses at the postgraduate level, as well as twelve years of supervision of construction engineering site work. Also, he has six years' experience in testing (field and laboratory) construction materials, soil and rocks for various Kurdistan, Iraq lands and projects with the Consulting Engineering Bureau, University of Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region of Iraq. In addition, he has more than seventeen years of research in the fields of soils, rocks and concrete emphasizing on new materials and methods for analyzing and stabilization of soils, mortars and concrete mechanical properties, and modification of few modern devices for testing rocks and soils.

Dr Nihad has many published papers in peer-reviewed journals and international conferences and three journal papers currently in progress. He contributed as a reviewer for many national and international peer-reviewed journals and conferences. His areas of specialization include engineering properties of soils, rocks, mortars and concrete and environmental impacts on the engineering properties of the ground and construction materials.

He obtained his Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering from the Brunel University-London in London, UK. He has an M.Sc. in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Technology in Baghdad, Iraq and B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Tikrit University, Iraq.


Al-Saoudi N. K. S., Salih N. B. & Merza A. (2005), "Field Model Footings on Gypseous Soils", International Conference on Problematic Soils, Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta, N. Cyprus, pp. 731-736.

Salih N. B. (2011), "Stability of Dams Constructed on Problematic Substrates", poster in ResCon11, Brunel University-London, UK.

Salih N. B. (2011), "Time-Dependent Strain of some Gypsum Rocks", poster, the Iraqi Conference of Engineering Sciences held at University College London, UK.

Salih N. B., Collins P. E. & Kershaw S. (2015), "Dissolution Influences on Gypsum Rock under Short and Long-term Loading: Implications for Dams", conference on Engineering Geology for Society and Territory, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, Vol. 6, pp. 779-783.

Salih N. B., Collins P. E. & Kershaw S. (2015), "The Influence of Dissolution on the Geotechnical Properties of Artificially-Prepared Gypseous Soils" Proceedings of the XVI ECSMGE Edinburgh conference, Geotechnical Engineering for Infrastructures and Development, pp. 3335-3340.

Salih N. B., Abdulwahab T. R. & Altaee A. (2015), "Comparison among Sulaimani, Iraq Cements with Local Neighbour Countries Cements: Implication of Local Climate on Mortar", The 2nd International Conference on Building, Construction and Environmental Engineering-BCEE2-Beirut, Lebanon, Vol. II Building Materials & Project managements, pp. 25-32.

Abdulrahman K. Z., Salih N. B. & Ghafoor A. A. (2016), "Sotka Dam Seepage; Evaluation and Possible Remediation", Sulaimani Journal for Engineering Sciences, No. 3, Vol. 3, pp. 75-81.

Salih N. B. & Mohammad A. S. (2017), "Characterization and modeling of long-term stress-strain behavior of water confined pre-saturated gypsum rock in Kurdistan Region, Iraq", Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 9, Issue 4, pp. 741-748.