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Meghdad Bagheri

Dr, PhD in Civil Engineering

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  • 17 Citations
  • 2 h-Index

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Dr Meghdad Bagheri (MB) holds a First Class BSc degree in Civil Engineering (from IAU), an MSc degree in Geotechnics (Distinction) from The University of Strathclyde and The University of Glasgow (a joint course), and a PhD degree in Geotechnical Engineering from the Nottingham Centre for Geomechanics, The University of Nottingham (UoN).

Before coming to the UK, MB served as a Civil Engineer on a number of national and international construction projects such as the Persian Gulf Complex, the World Trade Twin Towers, and redevelopment of Shiraz University's techno park in City of Shiraz, Iran.

MB has a wealth of experience in teaching at secondary education (SE), further education (FE), and higher education (HE) levels. Since 2013, he has been actively involved in the public awareness and widening participation schemes, delivering academic-style tutorials to the pupils of under-represented estate schools in East Midlands. At the UoN, he was involved in delivering a wide range of modules including Geotechnics 1 (1st Year), Geotechnics 2 (2nd Year), Geotechnics 3 (3rd Year) and Critical State Soil Mechanics (4th Year ) to the Civil Engineering cohort. In 2017, he joined the Cambridge Education Group (Coventry University’s Partner) as an Engineering Tutor, where he delivered lectures and tutorials on a wide range of modules in International Foundation Program (IFP), Master Qualification Program (MQP), and International Year 1 (IY1) Program, during which he received the "Inspirational Staff" award two times in a row, and later promoted to the Coordinator of Engineering Department in 2018. MB joined Coventry University as an Assistant Lecturer in Civil Engineering in Jan 2019, land later promoted to the Lecturer in Civil Engineering and appointed as the Associate Course Director of Civil Engineering (apprenticeship and part-time) programs in June 2019.

MB's research experience is broad and encompasses a number of the various areas that fall under the heading of Civil Engineering. His MSc dissertation was focused on the development of novel equipment to measure dynamic propagation of mechanical waves in soils that are partially saturated with water and assessment of the effect of degree of saturation on the very small strain stiffness of sandy soils. The successful completion of this project was followed by an invitation from the University of Strathclyde to work on the second phase of this project as a Visiting Researcher. He then joined the Heriot-Watt University as a Research Assistant to work on a Dean of Engineering funded research program on the effect of climate change and environmental variations on CO2 sequestration process in superficial unsaturated soils. In 2015 he joined the University of Warwick as a Research Assistant during which, he worked in collaboration with the University of Strathclyde and Loughborough University for developing cost-efficient high-tech geotechnical testing equipment and sensors potential for commercialisation. In his doctoral research, he worked on the time- and rate-dependent response of unsaturated natural clays. The outcomes of his research have been published in high quality peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings.

Research Interests

Meghdad's current research focuses on the characterisation of the thermo-hydro-mechanical behaviour of soft soils, numerical modelling of soft soils behaviour under the road and railway embankments using advanced critical-state constitutive models, and development of experimental solutions for better understanding the mechanical behaviour of geomaterials.

Dr Bagheri is always looking for high quality PhD students or collaborators to work on current or new research projects. Please directly contact him if interested.

Education/Academic qualification

Geotechnical Engineering, Doctorate, University of Nottingham

Civil Engineerin, MSc, University of Strathclyde

Civil Engineering, Degree

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Research Output

  • 17 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 9 Article
  • 3 Abstract
  • 1 Conference proceeding
  • 1 Poster

The combined effect of clay and moisture content on very small strain stiffness of compacted sand-clay mixture

Bagheri, M. & Matziaris, V., 2021, (In preparation) 20th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

  • Analysis of s.278 agreements technical approval delays specific to Warwickshire Council

    Bagheri, M. & Bate, E., 2020, (Unpublished) In : Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Municipal Engineer. (In-press0, p. (In-press)

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Creep and consolidation of a stiff clay under saturated and unsaturated conditions

    Rezania, M., Bagheri, M. & Mousavi Nezhad, M., May 2020, In : Canadian Geotechnical Journal. 57, 5, p. 728-741 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 29 Downloads (Pure)

    A CRS oedometer cell for unsaturated and non-isothermal tests

    Bagheri, M., Mousavi Nezhad, M. & Rezania, M., 2019, In : Geotechnical Testing Journal. 43, 1, 18 p., GTJ20180204.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 9 Downloads (Pure)


    • 3 Oral presentation

    A modified sensor for monitoring soil suction evolution during landslides

    Meghdad Bagheri (Speaker)
    5 Jun 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    2nd Annual Interpore UK Chapter Conference

    Meghdad Bagheri (Speaker)
    5 Sep 20156 Sep 2015

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    International Symposium on Geohazards and Geomechanics, University of Warwick, UK

    Meghdad Bagheri (Speaker)
    10 Sep 201511 Sep 2015

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


    Academic Prize for Excellence Performance

    Meghdad Bagheri (Recipient), 2006

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Academic Prize for Excellence Performance

    Meghdad Bagheri (Recipient), 2007

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Best Presentation Award

    Meghdad Bagheri (Recipient), 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Inspirational Staff Award

    Meghdad Bagheri (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

    Inspirational Staff Award

    Meghdad Bagheri (Recipient), 2018

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)