Dr. Tahsin Toma-Sabbagh

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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Contact Details

Newton Building Room LG16

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Current positions

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.


Undergraduate Programmes

Design & Construction Management, Construction Processes, Civil Engineering Surveying, Fluid Mechanics, Water Resources, Mathematics, Analysis of Structures, Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering.  

Postgraduate Programmes

Numerical Analysis, Project Risk Management, Strategic Management in Off-Site construction, Reinforced Earth, Design of Piles & Pile Caps.

Research Interests

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