Dr Tahsin Toma Sabbagh
Lecturer in Civil Engineering
I graduated in 1979 from Baghdad University with a BSc in Civil Engineering (ranked 11th amongst 185 graduates) followed by an MSc in Geotechnical Engineering, in 1984. I worked mainly as a lecturer within the higher education sector. In 1990, I obtained my PhD in Geotechnical Engineering from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. Currently, I am a Lecturer in Civil Engineering at the University of Salford, Manchester, UK.
Design & Construction Management, Construction Processes, Civil Engineering Surveying, Fluid Mechanics, Water Resources, Mathematics, Analysis of Structures, Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering.
Numerical Analysis, Project Risk Management, Strategic Management in Off-Site construction, Reinforced Earth, Design of Piles & Pile Caps.
My main area of research interest is Geotechnical Engineering; I have also been engaged in research and programme development activities for other areas, i.e., Energy Efficient Buildings, Sustainability and Green Building Management.
Qualifications and Memberships
- PhD in Geotechnical Engineering, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK.
- MSc in Geotechnical Engineering, University of Baghdad.
- BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering, University of Baghdad.
- Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Membership no: 1510930.
Construction Management Publications:
Arif M, Bendi D, & Toma-Sabbagh T, (2011) “Construction Waste Management in India: Today and Tomorrow”, Journal of Construction & Innovation: Information, Process management, Vol. 12 Iss: 2, pp. 133-155.
Arif M, Kulonda D, Egbu C, Goulding J & Toma-Sabbagh T, (2011), “Enterprise-wide information system for Construction: A Document Based Approach. Korean Society of civil engineering, KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, 15 (2):271-280.
Arif M, Egbu C, and Toma-Sabbagh T, (2010) Knowledge retention in construction in the UAE. In: Egbu, C.(Ed) Procs 26th Annual ARCOM Conference, 6-8 September 2010, Leeds, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 887-896.
Geotechnical Engineering & Sustainability Publications:
Toma-Sabbagh T, (2008), “Non-Linear Finite Element Analysis of Laterally Loaded Piles in Cohesive Soils”, Journal of Engineering & Technology, Vol. 17, pp. 21-32, Baghdad/Iraq.
Toma-Sabbagh T, (2005) “Effect of Loading Type on Generated Stresses around a Circular Tunnel Lining in Sand”, Mediterranean Conference on Materials, Oran, Algiers, Dec. 6th and 7th
Toma-Sabbagh T, Rahil F, (2001), ”Behaviour of pile group subjected to Negative skin friction in soft clay”, 4th Scientific conference, Ministry of Housing and Construction, pp. 305-317, Baghdad/Iraq.
Toma-Sabbagh T, Ismael, E, (1998), “An expert system approach to diagnose failures in rigid highway pavements”, Journal of Engineering & Technology, Vol. 17, pp. 231-240, Baghdad/Iraq.
Toma-Sabbagh T, Mahrook M & Sabbagh, A, (1998), “Lifting water to higher level areas by gravity”, World Renewable Energy Congress, Vol. 4, pp. 2389-2392, Florence/Italy.
Toma-Sabbagh T, (1997), “Settlement evaluation from conventional Oedometer test”, Technical Research Journal, Vol. 10, No. 35, pp. 7-17, Baghdad/Iraq.
Toma-Sabbagh T, (1994), “An Experimental study of the adhesion between clay & steel”, Journal of Engineering & Technology, vol. 13, No. 4, Baghdad/Iraq.
Toma-Sabbagh T, (1992), “Natural Frequencies of Continuous Curved Beam on Winkler-Pasternak Foundations”, Journal of Engineering & Technology, Vol. 11, No. 4, Baghdad/Iraq.
Toma-Sabbagh T, (1989), “A Model Study of Negative Skin Friction on a fixed base pile in soft clay” PhD Thesis – Heriot-Watt University- Edinburgh/UK.
Toma-Sabbagh T, and Little J, (1989), “The Onset of negative skin friction of a model pile in soft clay”, International Conference on Foundations & Tunnels, London/UK.
Toma-Sabbagh T, and AL-Jumaily F, (1985) “The interaction of Base and Shaft Resistance of Axially loaded Piles”, IEC 85, Vol. 1, CEV 9, pp. 45-52, Baghdad/Iraq.
Toma-Sabbagh T, (1984) “Base-shaft interaction of an in-situ axially loaded pile”, MSc Thesis- University of Baghdad/Iraq.