My teaching role is in the civil engineering suite of programs where I mainly teach soil mechanics, geotechnics and project modules on HNC and undergraduate programs along with environmental subjects on the Water, Energy and the Environment MSc program.
My PhD research was a collaboration between industrial partners (Hydro International Plc and United Utilities Plc) focussed on assessment and improvement of a tertiary wastewater filtration process. This project involved combining the findings from laboratory (university based) and practical based fieldwork (United Utilities field site) into a numerical dataset from which I developed a predictive mathematical model of efficiency for the process. The research led to a number of publications and speaking at a number of conferences and this research is ongoing with several new PhD students continuing this research line where I am actively involved in supervising this research.
2012, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PhD
Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering, Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University, 2011 - present
Jebur AA, Atherton W, Al Khaddar RM, Loffill E. 2018. Artificial neural network (ANN) approach for modelling of pile settlement of open-ended steel piles subjected to compression load European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering, DOI Publisher Url Public Url
Jebur AA, Atherton W, Al Khaddar RM, Loffill E. 2018. Settlement Prediction of Model Piles Embedded in Sandy Soil Using the Levenberg–Marquardt (LM) Training Algorithm Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 36 :2893-2906 DOI Publisher Url Public Url
Jafer HM, Atherton W, Sadique M, Ruddock FM, Loffill E. 2018. Development of a New Ternary Blended Cementitious Binder Produced from Waste Materials for use in Soft Soil Stabilisation Journal of Cleaner Production, 172 :516-528 DOI Author Url Public Url
Jafer HM, Atherton WILLIAM, Ruddock FILICIT, Loffill ED. 2016. The Utilisation of Two Types of Fly Ashes Used as Cement Replacement in Soft Soil Stabilisation International Journal of Civil, Environmental, Structural, Construction and Architectural Engineering, 10 :881-884 Public Url
Jebur AAJ, ATHERTON W, loffill E, Alkhaddar . 2016. “Simulation of Soil Pile Interaction of Steel Batter Piles Penetrated in Sandy Soil subjected to Pull-out Loads” International Journal of Civil, Environmental, Structural, Construction and Architectural Engineering, 10 Public Url
Jafer HM, atherton WILLIAM, RUDDOCK FELLECITE, Loffill EDWARD. 2015. Assessing the Potential of a Waste Material for Cement Replacement and the Effect of Its Finennes in Soft Soil Stabilisation International Journal of Environmental, Chemical, Ecological, Geological and Geophysical Engineering, 9 :794-800 Public Url
Loffill E, Alkhaddar R, Phipps D, Andoh R, Al-Ansari NA. 2013. Aerated CoUFs - A pilot scale study into the impacts of changing variables on nitrification performance Journal of Environmental Hydrology, 21
Loffill E, Alkhaddar RM, Phipps DA, Andoh RYG. 2011. Aeration, media and flow rate effects on the ammonia removal performance of a pilot scale continuous up-flow filter World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2011: Bearing Knowledge for Sustainability - Proceedings of the 2011 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, :3369-3378 DOI
Loffill E, Alkhaddar RM, Phipps DA, Faram MG, Papaefthimiou G. 2010. Residence time distribution and the investigation of bed movement in a Continuously Operated Upflow Filter (COUF) for tertiary wastewater treatment World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2010: Challenges of Change - Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2010, :3764-3773 DOI
Jebur AAJ, Atherton WILLIAM, Al khaddar RAFIDMH, Loffill EDWARD. Nonlinear analysis of single model piles subjected to lateral load in sloping ground Procedia Engineering, 196 :52-59 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url
Jebur A, Atherton W, Al Khaddar R, Loffill E, Al-Jumeily D. 2018. An Enhanced Neural Network Scheme to Model Pile load-deformation under uplift loading 2018 11TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DEVELOPMENTS IN ESYSTEMS ENGINEERING (DESE 2018), 11th International Conference on Developments in eSystems Engineering (DeSE) :129-133 DOI Author Url
Alzeyadi A, Loffill E, Alkhaddar R, Alattabi A. 2017. Factors that Influence Nutrient Removal in Up-Flow Filters Dunn CN, VanWeele B. WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL AND WATER RESOURCES CONGRESS 2017: WATER, WASTEWATER, AND STORMWATER; URBAN WATERSHED MANAGEMENT; AND MUNICIPAL WATER INFRASTRUCTURE, 17th Annual World Environmental and Water Resources Congress :156-166 DOI Author Url
Jebur AAJ, Atherton W, Alkhadar R, Loffill E, Alkhaddar R. 2016. “Analysis of The Lateral Response of A Reinforced Concrete Pile Penetrated In Sand Soil Using Finite Element”
Jebur AAJ, ATHERTON W, Loffill ED, alkhaddar . 2016. “Analysis of The Lateral Response of A Reinforced Concrete Pile Penetrated In Sand Soil Using Finite Element” Public Url
Jafer HM, Atherton WILLIAM, Ruddock FELLECITE, Loffill EDWARD. 2016. Mechanical Activation of a Waste Material Used AS Cement Replacement in Soft Soil Stabilisation Public Url
Jebur AAJ, Atherton WILLIAM, Loffill ED, Alkhadar R. 2016. DEEP FOUNDATIONS: ANALYSIS OF THE LATERAL RESPONSE OF CLOSED ENDED STEEL TUBULAR PILES EMBEDDED IN SANDY SOIL USING p-y CURVES Public Url
Jebur AAJ, ATHERTON W, LOFFILL E, alkhaddar . 2015. “Deep Foundations: An Empirical and Theoretical Study of Pile Foundations Embedded in Sand Soil” The 8th Innovation International Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University
Alzeyadi A, Loffill E, Alkhaddar R. 2015. A study of the physical and chemical characteristics of Ca-rich materials for use as phosphate removal filter media: A process based on laboratory-scale test Karvazy K, Webster VL. World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2015: Floods, Droughts, and Ecosystems, World Environmental and Water Resources Congress :2470-2479 DOI Author Url
Loffill E, Alkhaddar R, Phipps D, Faram M. 2010. Aerated continuously operated upflow filters for ammonia removal: A pilot plant investigation researching the impact of changing variables on performance Proceedings of 4th European Water and Wastewater management conference
Loffill E, Alkhaddar R, Phipps D, Faram M. 2010. Development of residence time distribution measurment techniques to improve reliability and accuracy Novatech 2010
Loffill E, Alkhaddar R, Phipps D, Faram M. 2010. Residence time distribution and the investigation of bed movement in an up flow continuously backwashed sand filter
Loffill E, Phipps D, Faram M, Andoh R, Alkhaddar R. 2008. Efficiency testing of a hydrodynamic vortex separator 11th International conference on urban drainage
Loffill E, Alkhaddar R, Phipps D, Andoh R, Faram M. 2008. Storm Water best management practices into the existing urban landscape- Systems for controlling sediments World environmental and water resources congress 2008 DOI
Jafer H, Atherton W, Ruddock F, Loffill E. The Stabilization of a Soft Soil Subgrade Layer Using a New Sustainable Binder Produced from Free-Cement Blending of Waste Materials Fly Ashes 10th international conference on the bearing capacity of roads, railways and airfields DOI Public Url
Jebur AAJ, Al Khaddar RAFIDMH, Atherton WILLIAM, Loffill EDWARD, Alattabi AW. Modelling of Pile-Soil Interaction of Concrete Model Piles Penetrated in Sand Soil The 3nd BUiD Doctoral Research Conference - British University in Dubai BDRC 2017
Loffill E. 2012. The optimisation of nitrifying continuous up-flow filters for tertiary wastewater treatment Alkhaddar R, Phipps D.
Engagement & Impact
Hydro International Plc, Researcher into the effects of aeration and filter media on nitrifcation performance of aerated continuously operated upflow filters for tertiary wastewater treatment.. 2008
Membership of professional bodies:
CIWEM Member, Chartered institute of water and environmental management.
Northwest branch member of the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), CIWEM, Committee member.