Dr Morteza Khorami received his Bachelor and Master of civil engineering degree in Iran, achieving first class honours in both. He obtained his Doctorate degree on Cement Composites from Coventry University, receiving the first prize for postgraduate research symposium at Coventry University. From 2012 to 2014, he was a Research Fellow at the Coventry University working on the cement composite board.
Currently, he is a lecturer in Civil Engineering at Coventry University and Associate ember of Faculty Research Centre for Built & Natural Environment. In addition to teaching UG & PG modules, Dr Khorami is involved in research activities and supervising PhD students.
Dr Khorami has over fifty publications from his scientific research including books, a patent, research reports, journal articles and international conferences. Dr Khorami has extensive experience in research activities including acting as Principal Investigator for four research projects. He has been a member of research team for eight other research projects funded by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development in Iran.
His main research interests include;
- Geopolymer cement to reduce carbon footprint in the construction industry and mitigation of carbon dioxide greenhouse warming.
- Development of Low-carbon cement and concrete using by products and waste materials
- structural behaviour of reinforced concrete elements subjected to reinforcement corrosion
- Structural design optimization techniques
- Application of waste materials in production of concrete
- Production of cement composites using waste materials
- Investigation on non-traditional construction techniques, systems and materials