Queen's University, Belfast

Current Position Senior Lecturer
Telephone +44 (0) 2890974013
Email m.sonebi@qub.ac.uk
Departments School of Natural and Built Environment
Quadrat Core Themes Biodiversity
Methods I Use Bio / Geo / Chemical Analytical, Modelling


Key Research Interests

  • Bio-Based Building Materials (3BM)
  • Durability of civil engineering infrastructures (marine structures, sea defence, bridges, etc) and bio-deterioration of concrete
  • High-performance underwater concrete and self-compacting concrete
  • Low carbon sustainable concrete solutions which encapsulate industrial wastes and agro-wastes
  • Ecological concrete based costal and marine infrastructure.
  • Structural Health Monitoring and Design and Analysis of Experimental Programmes, Modelling using Artificial Neural Network, Genetic approach

Recent Key Papers

  • Page, J., Sonebi, M., Amziane, S. “Design and multi-physical properties of a new hybrid hemp-flax composite material”, Construction and Materials Journal, Vol. 139, 2017, pp. 502-512.
  • Amziane, S., Sonebi, M., “Overview on Biobased Building Material made with plant Aggregate”, RILEM Technical Letters, Vol. 1, 2016, pp. 31-38.
  • Dal Lago, B., Taylor, S., Deegan, P., Ferrara, L., Sonebi, M., Crossett, P., Pattarini, A., “Full-scale testing and numerical analysis of a precast fibre reinforced self-compacting concrete slab pre-stressed with basalt fibre reinforced polymer bars”, Journal Composites Part B, Engineering, Vol. 128, July 2017, pp. 120-133.

Summary Title of Current Studentships

Development of carbon-neutral and energy efficient high performance bio-based building materials