Doctor Nariman Saeed

Contact Details


Dr Nariman Saeed Joined the Centre for Infrastructure Engineering (formerly the Institute for Infrastructure Engineering) as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, in 2016. He obtained his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Civil Engineering in 1997 and 1999 respectively, from Iran University of science and Technology and Ferdosi University, also in Iran. Dr Saeed started his professional career as a Structural/Geotechnical engineer in 2000 and has been involved in several national projects in different engineering positions for 10 years. Receiving an industrial supported scholarship in 2011 he started his PhD at the University of Queensland and obtained his PhD in Civil/Structural engineering in 2015. He now lectures at CIE as well as conducting centre projects.

Areas of Research/Teaching Expertise

Dr Saeed has teaching experience in Engineering Mechanics, Structural Mechanics, Structural Analysis, Structural design and Geotechnics.

His research interests include:

  • Repair of steel pipelines with composite overwraps
  • Rehabilitation and retrofitting of steel structures with FRP
  • Composite of timber and FRP
  • Reliability of structures
  • Application of FRP composites in prefabricated construction
  • Sustainable structures
  • Non-linear FE modelling

Grants/Current Projects

  • Knauf-Composite Wall Panel Testing
  • Flexiroc Wall Testing

Selected Publications

Saeed, N, Baji H, and, Ronagh H.R, "Reliability of corroded thin-walled pipes repaired with composite overwrap." Thin-Walled Structures 85 (2014): 201-206.

Saeed, N, Ronagh H.R, and Virk, A, "Composite repair of pipelines, considering the effect of live pressure-analytical and numerical models with respect to ISO/TS 24817 and ASME PCC-2." Composites Part B: Engineering 58 (2014): 605-610.

Saeed, N. and Ronagh, H. R, “Design of FRP Overwraps for Pipe Pressure”. In: Karbhari, V. (ed.) Rehabilitation of Pipelines Using Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites. Woodhead Publishing. (2015)

Virk, A, Ronagh, H.R and Saeed, N, “Effect of Live Pressure on Overwrap Design”. In: Karbhari, V. (ed.) Rehabilitation of Pipelines Using Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites. Woodhead Publishing. (2015)

Saeed, N., Ronagh H R, Virk A. and Ashraf M, "Investigating the Effects of Pipe Live Pressure on the Design of Composite Overwrap Repairs." In the Australasian Structural Engineering Conference (ASEC 2012). Perth, 2012.

Ronagh, H.R., and Saeed, N. (2016), “Changes in mechanical properties of GFRP composite after exposure to warm seawater”, Journal of Composite Materials, DOI: /0021998316676326.