Dr Monower Sadique

School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment

Monower currently working as Reader in Construction Materials in the School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment at Liverpool John Moores University.

Monower also serving as Visiting Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology (CUET), Bangladesh.

Completed Ph.D. Projects:
Development of Unfired Brick through Alkali Activation using Waste from Aggregate Recycling Facility as an Alternative to Conventional Fired Clay Brick (2020)
Development of Cement-Free One-Part Geopolymer Binder Alternative to Conventional Cement (2021)
Development of High Strength (240MPa) Low-Sintered Glass-Ceramic for Heavy Duty Application using Recycled Waste Materials (2021)

Current Ph.D. Projects:
Development of Chloride Resistant Concrete Using Sugar Cane Bagasse Ash
Development of low carbon polymer modified asphalt for emergency pavement repair
Development of Polymer Modified Concrete

Current funded Research Projects:
Innovate UK Foundation Industries Lab to Lab India Collaboration 2021-22. Development of a low-carbon cementitious material by recycling waste from foundation industries to decarbonize the construction sector.

Field Trial of Clay Free Unfired Brick - Introducing A Clean Brick Manufacturing in Bangladesh funded by Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF) 2020-21

Completed funded Research Projects:
Feasibility study for Developing Non-fired Cement-free Bricks Replacing Conventional Agricultural Clay with Potential Waste Materials in Bangladesh Funded by Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF) 2018-19
Investigating the Reliability of Air Void Testing Regime of SROH for Assessing the Performance of A Hand Laid Recipe Mixed Bituminous Material in Utility Reinstatement Funded By Streets Works UK and Consortium (2014)

Research Interests:
Cement and Concrete Technology, Refractory ceramics, Pavement Engineering and Materials, Asset Management of Asphalt Pavement, Low Carbon Cement and Concrete Development, Asphalt Materials and Analytical Analysis of Construction Materials using SEM, XRD, EDXRF, FT-IR, and TGA.

Monower obtained his first degree in Civil Engineering at Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET), Bangladesh. He joined in Bangladesh Civil Service and was appointed as Assistant Engineer of Bangladesh Roads and Highways Department, RHD (www.rhd.gov.bd) under the Ministry of Communication in 1999. During his employment with RHD, Monower was involved with various Pre-stress Concrete Girder Bridges and National and Regional Highways construction projects in Bangladesh.

In 2009, Monower obtained MSc in Road Management and Engineering from the University of Birmingham with Distinction.

Monower obtained Ph.D. in 2012 from LJMU and his thesis was entitled “Development of Low Carbon Cement from waste bio-mass fly ash”. Upon completing his Ph.D., Monower took up an EPSRC Research Fellow position at Coventry University and worked until January 2013. Then Joined LJMU as Research Fellow in a project funded by the National Joint Utilities Group. After successful completion of the project, Monower was appointed as Lecturer at the University of Bolton from April 2016 –March 2017.

Monower has been appointed to serve as an academic adviser on the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) in the UK selection committee for 2020-2023
Monower also registered Mentor for ICE Mentor-supported training scheme.

Monower was awarded the Early Career Researcher Award for Impact 2018 for delivering innovative and impactful research.

Monower is a registered member of Engineering Council UK as Chartered Civil Engineer (CEng);
Fellow of Institute of Civil Engineers (FICE);
Reviewer of ICE Professional Review
Member of Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (MCIHT);
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA);
Monower also published technical papers in various peer-reviewed International Journals and Conferences.

Degrees

2012, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, United Kingdom, PhD, Civil Engineering
2009, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom, MSc, Road Management and Engineering
1996, Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology, Chittagong, Bangladesh, BSc, Civil Engineering

Academic appointments

Visiting Professor, Civil Engineering, Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology (CUET), 2021 - 2023
Reader- Construction Materials, Civil Engineering, Liverpool John Moores University, 2019 - present
Academic Adviser, Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, 2019 - present
Senior Lecturer, Civil Engineering, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, 2017 - 2019
Programme Leader for Degree Apprentice, Civil Engineering, Liverpool John Moores University, 2017 - present
Lecturer, Civil Engineering, University of Bolton, 2016 - 2017
Research Fellow, Civil Engineering, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, 2013 - 2016
EPSRC Research Fellow, Civil Engineering, Coventry University, Coventry, 2012 - 2013

Highlighted publications

Shanbara HK, Dulaimi A, Al-Mansoori T, Al-Busaltan S, Herez M, Sadique M, Abdel-Wahed T. 2021. The future of eco-friendly cold mix asphalt Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 149 :111318-111318 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Dulaimi A, Al-Busaltan S, Sadique M. 2021. The development of a novel, microwave assisted, half-warm mixed asphalt Construction and Building Materials, 301 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Hawesah HA, Sadique M, Harris C, Al Nageim H, Stopp K, Pearl H. 2021. Polymer modified asphalt binder – an approach for enhancing temperature sensitivity for emergency pavement repair The International Journal of Pavement Engineering, :1-15 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Al Hawesah H, Sadique M, Harris C, Al Nageim H, Stopp K, Pearl H, Shubbar A. 2021. A review on improving asphalt pavement service life using gilsonite-modified bitumen Sustainability, 13 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Torres de Sande V, Sadique M, Pineda P, Armada Bras A, Atherton W, Riley M. 2021. Potential use of sugar cane bagasse ash as sand replacement for durable concrete Journal of Building Engineering, :102277-102277 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Sadique M, Al-Nageim H, Atherton W, Seton L, Dempster N. 2019. Analytical investigation of hydration mechanism of a non-Portland binder with waste paper sludge ash Construction and Building Materials, 211 :80-87 DOI Author Url 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

Sadique M, Al-Nageim H, Stopps K. 2017. The reliability of asset management regime of the SROH using air void content of asphalt mixtures International Journal of Pavement Engineering, 20 :100-111 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Sadique MM, Stopps K. 2014. To investigate the fundamental causes of utility air voids content failures in asphalt layers in terms of methodologies, processes and /or materials to achieve Specification for the Reinstatement of Openings in Highways compliant performance

Conference publication

Shubbar AA, Nasr MS, Islam GMS, Al-Khafaji ZS, Sadique M, Hashim K, Assi LN. 2022. Early Age and Long-term Mechanical Performance of Mortars Incorporating High-volume GGBS Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, 184 :267-274 DOI

Shubbar A, Al-Jumeily D, Aljaaf AJ, Alyafei M, Sadique M, Mustafina J. 2020. Investigating the Mechanical and Durability Performance of Cement Mortar Incorporated Modified Fly Ash and Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag as Cement Replacement Materials 2019 12th International Conference on Developments in eSystems Engineering (DeSE), 2019 Developments in eSystems Engineering (DeSE) :434-439 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Sadique M, Kadhim A, Atherton W, Kot P. 2020. Development of new precursors for one-part alkali-activated geopolymer using industrial wastes Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, 89 :115-123 DOI

Hashim K, Sadique M, Shubbar A. 2019. Investigating the influence of cement replacement by high volume of GGBS and PFA on the mechanical performance of cement mortar IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, the International Conference on Civil and Environmental Engineering Technologies (ICCEET) 584 :1-7 DOI Public Url

Journal article

Abduljabbar N, Al-Busaltan S, Dulaimi A, Al-Yasari R, Sadique M, Nageim HA. 2022. The effect of waste low-density polyethylene on the mechanical properties of thin asphalt overlay Construction and Building Materials, 315 :125722-125722 DOI

Shanbara HK, Dulaimi A, Al-Mansoori T, Al-Busaltan S, Herez M, Sadique M, Abdel-Wahed T. 2021. The future of eco-friendly cold mix asphalt Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 149 :111318-111318 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Dulaimi A, Al-Busaltan S, Sadique M. 2021. The development of a novel, microwave assisted, half-warm mixed asphalt Construction and Building Materials, 301 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Hawesah HA, Sadique M, Harris C, Al Nageim H, Stopp K, Pearl H. 2021. Polymer modified asphalt binder – an approach for enhancing temperature sensitivity for emergency pavement repair The International Journal of Pavement Engineering, :1-15 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Al Hawesah H, Sadique M, Harris C, Al Nageim H, Stopp K, Pearl H, Shubbar A. 2021. A review on improving asphalt pavement service life using gilsonite-modified bitumen Sustainability, 13 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Torres de Sande V, Sadique M, Pineda P, Armada Bras A, Atherton W, Riley M. 2021. Potential use of sugar cane bagasse ash as sand replacement for durable concrete Journal of Building Engineering, :102277-102277 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Shubbar AA, Sadique M, Nasr MS, Al-Khafaji ZS, Hashim K. 2020. The impact of grinding time on properties of cement mortar incorporated high volume waste paper sludge ash Karbala International Journal of Modern Science, 6 DOI Public Url

Mohammed H, Sadique M, Andy S, Bras A. 2020. The Influence of Incorporating Plastic within Concrete and the Potential Use of Microwave Curing; A Review Journal of Building Engineering, DOI Author Url Public Url

Kadhim A, Sadique M, Al-Mufti R, Hashim K. 2020. Developing One-Part Alkali-Activated metakaolin/natural pozzolan Binders using Lime Waste as activation Agent Advances in Cement Research, :1-38 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Kadhim A, Sadique M, Al-Mufti R, Hashim K. 2020. Long-term performance of novel high-calcium one-part alkali-activated cement developed from thermally activated lime kiln dust Journal of Building Engineering, :101766-101766 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Sadique M, Shubbar A, Hashim K. 2020. Experimental data on compressive strength and ultrasonic pulse velocity properties of sustainable mortar made with high content of GGBFS and CKD combinations Data in Brief, DOI Author Url Public Url

Sadique M, Dulaimi A, Shanbara H. 2020. An evaluation of the performance of hot mix asphalt containing calcium carbide residue as a filler Construction and Building Materials, 261 DOI Author Url

Shubbar AA, Jafer H, Abdulredha M, Al-Khafaji ZS, Nasr MS, Al Masoodi Z, Sadique M. 2020. Properties of cement mortar incorporated high volume fraction of GGBFS and CKD from 1 day to 550 days Journal of Building Engineering, 30 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Sadique M, Al-Nageim H, Atherton W, Seton L, Dempster N. 2019. Analytical investigation of hydration mechanism of a non-Portland binder with waste paper sludge ash Construction and Building Materials, 211 :80-87 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Shubbar AA, Sadique M, Kot P, Atherton W. 2019. Future of clay-based construction materials – A review Construction and Building Materials, 210 :172-187 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Al-Saati N, Hussein T, Abbas M, Hashim K, Al-Saati Z, Kot P, Sadique M, Aljefery M, Carnacina I. 2019. Statistical modelling of turbidity removal applied to non-toxic natural coagulants in water treatment: a case study Desalination and Water Treatment, 150 :406-412 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Shubbar AA, Jafer H, Dulaimi A, Hashim K, Atherton W, Sadique M. 2018. The development of a low carbon binder produced from the ternary blending of cement, ground granulated blast furnace slag and high calcium fly ash: An experimental and statistical approach Construction and Building Materials, 187 :1051-1060 DOI Author Url 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

Sadique M, Al-Nageim H, Stopps K. 2017. The reliability of asset management regime of the SROH using air void content of asphalt mixtures International Journal of Pavement Engineering, 20 :100-111 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Sadique M, Coakley E. 2016. The influence of physico-chemical properties of fly ash and CKD on strength generation of high-volume fly ash concrete ADVANCES IN CEMENT RESEARCH, 28 :595-605 DOI Author Url Public Url

Sadique MM, Stopps K, Al Nageim H. 2015. To investigate the fundamental causes of utility air voids content failures in asphalt layers to achieve Specification for the Reinstatement of Openings in Highways (SROH) compliant performance Construction and Building Materials, 93 :595-607 DOI Author Url Public Url

Sadique M, Al-Nageim H, Atherton W, Seton L, Dempster N. 2013. Mechano-chemical activation of high-Ca fly ash by cement free blending and gypsum aided grinding CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS, 43 :480-489 DOI Author Url

Al-Nageim H, Sadique M, Atherton W, Seton L, Dempster N. 2013. Strength development of optimised cementitious materials containing fly ashes and silica fume ADVANCES IN CEMENT RESEARCH, 25 :90-97 DOI Author Url

Sadique M, Al-Nageim H, Atherton W, Seton L, Dempster N. 2012. A laboratory study for full cement replacement by fly ash and silica fume MAGAZINE OF CONCRETE RESEARCH, 64 :1135-1142 DOI Author Url

Sadique M, Al-Nageim H, Atherton W, Seton L, Dempster N. 2012. Identification of mineralogical changes towards advanced reactivity of fly ashes for mechanical activation 34th International Conference on Cement Microscopy 2012, :336-349

Sadique M, Al Nageim H, Atherton W, Seton L, Dempster N. 2012. A new composite cementitious material for construction CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS, 35 :846-855 DOI Author Url

Sadique M, Al-Nageim H. 2012. Hydration Kinetics of a Low Carbon Cementitious Material Produced by Physico-Chemical Activation of High Calcium Fly Ash JOURNAL OF ADVANCED CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY, 10 :254-263 DOI Author Url

Jafer HM, Atherton W, Sadique MM, Ruddock F, Loffill E. Stabilisation of soft soil using binary blending of high calcium fly ash and palm oil fuel ash Applied Clay Science, DOI Author Url Public Url

Al Hawesah H, Sadique M, Harris C, Al Nageim H, Stopp K, Pearl H, Shubbar A. Improving the Temperature Sensitivity of Bitumen for Emergency Pavement Repair Periodica Polytechnica Civil Engineering, DOI Public Url

Chapters

Sadique M, Kadhim A, Atherton W, Kot P. 2020. Development of New Precursors for One-Part Alkali-Activated Geopolymer Using IndustrialWastes Sustainable Environmental Geotechnics -Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering 89 :115-123 Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020. Switzerland AG 2020 978-3-030-51349-8 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Shubbar AA, Sadique M, Shanbara HK, Hashim K. 2020. The development of a new low carbon binder for construction as an alternative to cement Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering 35 :205-213 DOI

Sadique M, Al-Nageim H. 2020. Characterising the performance of a non-portland binder using analytical techniques Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering 35 :227-234 DOI

Al-Nageim H, Sadique M. 2020. New cementitious materials for sustainable construction Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering 35 :243-248 DOI

Report

Sadique MM, Al Nageim , Karl Stopps . 2016. Investigating the reliability of air void testing regime of Specification of the Reinstatement of Openings in Highways (SROH) for assessing the performance of a hand laid recipe mixed bituminous material in utility reinstatement NJUG-LJMU Utility Reinstatement Research Project Report Publisher Url Public Url

Sadique MM, Stopps K. 2014. To investigate the fundamental causes of utility air voids content failures in asphalt layers in terms of methodologies, processes and /or materials to achieve Specification for the Reinstatement of Openings in Highways compliant performance

Patent

Sadique MM. Cementitious materials comprising ashes in substantial proportions

Book review

Sadique MM. Steel Structures: Practical Design Studies

Book

Sadique MM. Analytical Pavement Design Based on Method of Equivalent Thickness - approach to transform from catalogue based system to easy to use analytical system Lambert Academic Publishing (LAP). 978-3-8484-0906-8

Highlighted activities

Media Coverage:

https://www.newagebd.net/article/143215/seminar-on-unfired-brick-held-at-cuet, News coverage in National News paper "NEW AGE" ON 9th July 2021 about LJMU Sustainable brick technology for Bangladesh. 2021

https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/about-us/news/articles/2021/7/8/civil-engineers-offer-solution-to-bangladeshs-toxic-construction-industry, Civil engineers offer solution to Bangladesh's toxic construction industry. 2021

https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/about-us/news/articles/2020/3/5/ljmu-ecobricks-set-to-extinguish-bangladeshs-polluting-kilns, LJMU ‘Eco-bricks’ set to extinguish Bangladesh’s polluting kilns. 2020

External committees:

Academic Adviser of The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC), Academic Adviser, http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/. 2019

Membership of professional bodies:

FICE CEng, Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), UK, https://www.ice.org.uk/. 2019

Chartered Engineer (CEng), Engineering Council UK, https://www.engc.org.uk/. 2011

Industrial connections:

Street Works UK, LJMU-Street Works UK Research project on air void content failure of asphalt reinstatements of utility works, http://streetworks.org.uk/. 2013

Professional activities

Conference presentation:

The Development of Half-Warm Mixed Asphalt Using Microwave Heating- Decarbonizing Road Construction, Transportation Research Congress (TRC2021), Hangzhou, China, Oral presentation. 2021

Development of new precursors for one-part alkali activated geopolymer using industrial wastes, EGRWSE-2019: Second International Conference on Environmental Geotechnology, Recycled Waste Materials, and Sustainable Engineering, ,, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA, Oral presentation. 2019

Editorial boards:

Kufa Journal of Engineering, Editorial Board Member, https://journal.uokufa.edu.iq/index.php/kje/Editorial_Board. 2021

Editor, Sustainable Pavement Maintenance Management (Special Issue), Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050; CODEN: SUSTDE) is an international, cross-disciplinary peer-reviewed, and open-access journal published by MDPI, Guest Editor, https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability/special_issues/Sustainable_Pavement_Maintenance. 2020

Media Coverage:

https://m.daily-bangladesh.com/english/Bricks-to-be-made-without-clay-cement-CUET-researchers/61913, Bricks to be made without clay-cement. 2021

https://www.newagebd.net/article/143215/seminar-on-unfired-brick-held-at-cuet, News coverage in National News paper "NEW AGE" ON 9th July 2021 about LJMU Sustainable brick technology for Bangladesh. 2021

https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/about-us/news/articles/2021/7/8/civil-engineers-offer-solution-to-bangladeshs-toxic-construction-industry, Civil engineers offer solution to Bangladesh's toxic construction industry. 2021

https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/about-us/news/articles/2020/3/5/ljmu-ecobricks-set-to-extinguish-bangladeshs-polluting-kilns, LJMU ‘Eco-bricks’ set to extinguish Bangladesh’s polluting kilns. 2020

Other invited event:

Key note Speaker, The 1st International Conference on Advances in Engineering Science and Technology (AEST-2021), Babylon, Iraq, The 1st International Conference on Advances in Engineering Science and Technology (AEST-2021) is organized and scientifically supported by STEPS (An organisation for academic services registered in England and Wales, UK) in collaboration with the University of Babylon in Iraq and its scientific partners.. 2021

External committees:

Professional Reviewer for IEng and CEng, Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), UK. 2021

Academic Adviser of The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK (CSC), Academic Adviser, http://cscuk.dfid.gov.uk/. 2019

External collaboration:

Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET), Bangladesh, Professor G M Sadequl Islam. 2021

Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET), Bangladesh, Professor GM Sadiqul Islam, Head, Department of Architecture. 2019

Research Grants Awarded:

Global Challenge Research Fund small grant scheme, Field trial of clay free unfired brick - introducing a clean brick manufacturing in Bangladesh, Grant value (£): 22000, Duration of research project: 6 months. 2020

Global Challenge Research Fund small grant scheme, Development of Unfired bricks, Professor G M Sadiqul Islam, Civil Engineering, Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology (CUET), Bangladesh, Grant value (£): 12000.00, Duration of research project: 6 months. 2018

Award:

Best Paper Award, 5th International Conference on Civil Engineering for Sustainable Development: ICCESD 2020, Khulna, Bangladesh sponsored by ICE, UK., https://www.ice.org.uk/eventarchive/civil-engineering-sustainable-development-khulna. 2020

Early Career Researcher Award for Impact 2018, Liverpool John Moores University, UK. 2018

External PGR examinations performed:

University of Brighton, PhD, The effect of climate change on durability of existing concrete structures: a comparison between the United Kingdom and Iraq. 2019

Industrial connections:

Hydanis Ltd, Developing Polymer Modified Concrete. 2019

Roadmender Asphalt, Developing Polymer Modified Asphalt. 2019

CCC Group, Valorising waste clay, http://cccwaste.com/. 2018

Street Works UK, LJMU-Street Works UK Research project on air void content failure of asphalt reinstatements of utility works, http://streetworks.org.uk/. 2013

Membership of professional bodies:

FICE CEng, Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), UK, https://www.ice.org.uk/. 2019

Fellow, Higher Education Academy. 2018

Chartered Engineer (CEng), Engineering Council UK, https://www.engc.org.uk/. 2011

Member (MCIHT), Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT)., http://www.ciht.org.uk/. 2010

Teaching qualification:

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). 2018

Other Professional Activity:

Registered Mentor for ICE Mentor Supported Training Scheme.

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