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Prof. Khalid Battal Najim,  PhD, CEng

Professor in Sustainable Concrete Structures

President of University of Anbar- Iraq



PhD, Nottingham University (UK)/Sustainable Concrete Structures

MSc, University of Technology (Iraq)/ Structural Materials

BSc (1st), University of Technology (Iraq)/ Civil Engineering              



Research interests:

Prof. Najim is generally interested in concrete engineering from both material and structural perspectives. His research interests are, but not limited to, developing innovative design strategies that utilizing concrete thermal mass in improving the eco-environmental performance of concrete structures. He focuses on studying the thermo-dynamic beside the structural performance of newly sustainable concrete to be included in design philosophy and the considerations, in particular of, structural elements (walls and slabs).



Prof. Najim is also interested in the application of advanced and recycled/by-product materials in civil engineering particularly to produce environmentally friendly concrete not only to be used as structural concrete but also to improve the in-door environment of concrete buildings by investing of the natural ambient in passive cooling/heating. He also interested in experimentally studying the mechanical and dynamic properties including impact resistance of High performance /self-compacting fibrous concrete. Additionally, he focuses on the applications of advanced composite materials (FRP) such as strengthening, retrofitting for the aforementioned concretes. Prof. Najim is currently working on research related to sustainability issues in construction. He is trying to figure out the feasibility of using recycled materials, in terms of their effects on thermo-structural behavior and embedded energy, in both concrete and modern earth construction systems e.g. rammed earth (stabilized and unsterilized) load bearing walls.


 Awarded and Prizes

·        First graduated student prize- University of Technology - 2002

·        The best poster at the 1st  conference of Engineering sciences, Iraqi cultural attaché, 1-2 October 2011, UCL, London

·        Travel prize – Nottingham University 2012

·        Prize for completing the PhD in less than 3 years- Ministery of Higher Education and Scientific research- Iraq 2012

·        Excellence in scientific research- Minister of Higher Education and Scientific research- Iraq 2013

·        Certificate of reviewing- ELSEVIER – Construction and Building Materials Journal 2013

·        Outstanding contribution in reviewing award – ELSEVIER – Construction and Building Materials Journal  2015

·        Certificate of reviewing- ELSEVIER – Energy and Buildings Journal 2013



Academic Experience

·        Teaching the following courses


ü  Construction Materials

ü  Concrete Technology

ü Buildings Construction

ü Engineering Mechanics

ü   Strength of Materials


ü   Research Methodology

ü   Advanced Concrete Durability

ü   Advanced Concrete Technology I

ü   Advanced Concrete Technology II

ü   Composite Materials

ü   Advanced Concrete Mechanics

·        Supervising Undergraduate and postgraduate students

·        External and internal examiner for postgraduate students 



·        Assistant lecturer – University of Technology- Iraq, 2002-2005

·        Lecturer – University of Anbar- Iraq, 2005-2009

·        Researchers (PhD researcher) at the University of Nottingham, 2009-2012

·        Head of Civil Engineering Department, University of Anbar, 2012-2014

·        Associate Dean for Scientific affairs and postgraduate studies- College of Engineering- University of anbar- 2014-2015

·        Vice president for scientific affairs- University of Anbar, 2015- 2017

·        President  of University of Anbar, 2017-




  1.  Rejeb S K, Najim K B (2002) Study the effect of CaSO4 salt on the concrete properties by using destructive and non-destructive tests’ 4th  scientific conference for military of housing and construction, Iraq
  2.   Najim, K. B. (2005) ’ Modulus of elasticity and impact resistance of Chopped Worn-Out tiers concrete’ Iraqi journal of Civil Engineering (ISSN 1992-7428) , Anbar university, Vol. 5 (6),pp 93-111.
  3. Najim, K. B. (2006) ’ Evaluation of dynamic properties of high performance steel fibers concrete by using non-destructive tests, Iraqi journal of Civil Engineering (ISSN 1992-7428), Anbar university, Vol. 7 (7),pp 53-70.
  4.  Al-Mishhadani S A, Rejeb S K, Najim K B (2005) ’ The effect of steel fibers on the mechanical properties of high performance concrete’ Al-Rafidain Engineering Journal (ISSN 1813-0526), Musol University, Vol. 13 (4), pp 26-44.
  5. Najim, K. B. (2007) ’Mechanical Properties of fibers waste tires concrete’ Iraqi Journal of Civil Engineering (ISSN 1992-7428), Anbar university, Vol. 7 (8), pp19-34.
  6. Al-Hadithi, A., Najim,K. B, and Thaker T.A.( 2007)’ Behavior of polymer modified No-fine aggregate beams’ Iraqi Journal of Civil Engineering (ISSN 1992-7428), Anbar university, Vol. 7 (8), pp1-15.
  7. Najim, K. B. (2007)’ Effect of admixture type on compressive strength and modulus of elasticity of rubber tires waste concrete’ Anbar  Journal for Engineering Sciences, Anbar University, Vol. 1 (1),pp 89-103.
  8.  Al-Khatib A, Najim K B (2009)’ Suggested method to deal with site coarse aggregate to produce better concrete’ Anbar Journal for Engineering Sciences, Anbar University, Vol. 2 (1), , pp 96-110.
  9. Najim, K B, and Hall MR (2010) ‘A review of the fresh/hardened properties and applications for plain-(PRC) and self-compacting rubberized concrete (SCRC)’ Construction and Building Materials Journal (ISSN: 0950-0618) (Elsevier), Vol. (24), issue (11), PP. 2043-2051.
  10.   Al-Mishhadani S A, Rejeb S K,  Najim  K B (2011)’ Improving the modulus of elasticity of high performance concrete by using steel fibers’ The first engineering conference , college of engineering, Anbar University ,  2011, Anbar, Iraq.
  11. Najim, K B, and Hall MR (2011) Fresh properties, porosity and thermo-physical properties of Self-Compacting Rubberised Concrete (SCRC). Proceedings of the

13th International Conference on Non-conventional Materials andTechnologies (13     NOCMAT 2011) 22nd – 24th September, Changsha, Hunan,China.

  1. Najim KB, and Hall MR (2011) ‘Thermo-physical behaviour and dynamic thermal properties of crumb rubber modified concrete for energy efficiency in buildings, in the 1st  conference of Engineering sciences, Iraqi cultural attaché, 1-2 October 2011, UCL, London
  2. Najim, K B, and Hall MR (2012) ‘Mechanical and dynamic properties of Self-compacting rubberized concrete’ Construction and Building Materials Journal (ISSN: 0950-0618) (Elsevier) Vol. (27), issue (1), PP 521-530.
  3. Hall MR and Najim, KB (2012) ‘Micro structural characterization and mechanical/dynamic properties of experimentally-optimized plain rubberised concrete (PRC), Accepted in the 14th International Conference of structural Faults + Repair, 3–5 July, Edinburgh, UK.
  4. Najim KB, and Hall MR (2012) Experimental validation of plain/self-compacting rubberised concrete (PRC/SCRC) mix designs for structural applications, Accepted in the 14th International Conference of structural Faults + Repair, 3–5 July, Edinburgh, UK.
  5. Hall M R, Najim K B, Hopfe C J., (2012) ‘Transient thermal behaviour of crumb rubber-modified concrete and implications for thermal response and energy efficiency in buildings, Applied Thermal Engineering (ISSN: 1359-4311) (Elsevier), Vol. 33-34,   PP. 77-85
  6. Najim, K B, and Hall MR (2013)’ Workability and mechanical properties of crumb rubber concrete. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers ICE, construction Materials (ISSN: 1747-650X), Vol.166 (1).
  7. Najim, KB and Hall MR 2013 ‘Crumb rubber aggregate coatings/ pre-treatments and their effects on interfacial bonding, air entrapment and fracture toughness in self-compacting rubberised concrete (SCRC)’ Materials and structures Journal (Springer) Vol. (46),issue 12, p. 2029-2043.
  8. Najim, KB and Al-jumaily I, 2013’ Thermo-physical behaviour and Mechanical properties of experimentally enhanced Rubberised Concrete Block’ BOND21 – Joint International Confernce on Nanoscience, Engineering, and Management

Bayview Beach Resort, Batu Ferringhi, Penang, Malaysia, 19-21 August 2013

  1. Najim, KB and Mahmod ZS’ Using of cement kiln dust as a mineral admixture to produce sustainable Self-compacting concrete’ 6th international conference on developments in system engineering, 16th to 18th December 2013, Abu Dhabi, UAE (IEEE)
  2. Khalid B. Najim, Zaher Shaker, Abdul-Khaliq Maraee Atea ‘Experimental investigation on using Cement Kiln Dust (CKD) as a cement replacement material in producing modified cement mortar, Construction and Building Materials Journal (ISSN: 0950-0618) (Elsevier) Vol. (55), PP5-12.
  3. Khalid B. Najim 'External load-bearing walls configuration of residential buildings in Iraq and their thermal performance and dynamic thermal behaviour, Energy and Buildings, 84(2014), 169-181.
  4. Matthew Hall and Khalid B. Najim 'Structural behaviour and durability of steel-reinforced structural Plain/Self-Compacting Rubberised Concrete (PRC/SCRC), Construction and Building Materials, 73 (2014), 490-497

24.  Khalid B. Najim and Obaid T. Fahdil ‘Assessing and improving the thermal performance of reinforce concrete-based roofing systems in Iraq, Energy and Buildings (89) 2015 ,213-221.

25.  Khalid B. Najim, Ibrahim Al-Jumaily, Abdulkhaliq M. Atea, (2016) 'Characterization of sustainable high performance self-compacting concrete produced using CKD as a cement replacement material' Construction and Building Materials 103, 123-129.

  1. Khalid B. Najim (2016) ' Can image processing technique be used as a non-destructive test in predicting concrete compressive strength?' IEC2016 2nd International Engineering Conference on Developments in Civil & Computer Engineering Applications, February 20-21, Ishik University, Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq.
  2.  Khalid B. Najim (2016) 'Examining the use of image processing technique as a non-destructive test in evaluating concrete compressive strength' 9th International Concrete Conference, 4 – 6 July, Dundee, Scotland, UK.
  3. Khalid Najim , Abdulrahman Saeb, Ibrahim A. Al-Jumaily 'Mechanical strength and structural behavior of recycled steel fiber Self-compacting concrete' 2nd International Conference on Architecture, Materals, and Construction, 4-6 December 2016 Dubai, UAE
  4. Khalid Najim (2017) 'Strength evaluation of concrete structures using ISonReb linear regression models: Laboratory and site (case studies) validation, Construction and Building Materials 149, pp 639-649
  5. Khaleel Younis, Harith Sabah Naji, Khalid Najim (2017) 'Cracking Tendency of Self-Compacting Concrete Containing Crumb Rubber as Fine Aggregate, Key Engineering Materials Journal 744(3):55-60 ·
  6. Khaleel Younis, Harith Sabah Naji, Khalid Najim (2017) 'Rheological behavior of self-compacting concrete incorporating crumb rubber particles as fine aggregate' 3rd International Engineering Conference on Developments in Civil & Computer Engineering Applications IEC2017, At Ishik University & Erbil Polytechnic University, Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq
  7. Khaleel Younis, Harith Sabah Naji, Khalid Najim (2017) 'Cracking tendency of self-compacting concrete containing crumb rubber as fine aggregate' Conference: The International Symposium on Materials Science anf Engineering ISMSE, At kuala Lumpur, Malysia


Chapters and Books

1.      Hall M R, Nanjim K B, AND Keikhaei D P, 2012. Chapter 9: Soil stabilization: materials, properties, and techniques. In: HALL M R, LINDSAY R, AND KRAYENHOFF M, ed. Modern earth buildings: Materials, engineering, construction and applications. Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge.

2.      Khalid B. Najim and Matthew R. Hall ‘sustainable structural concrete, self-compacting and plain rubberised concrete:  enhancement and applications’ LAMBERT academic publishing, Germany 2014.


Journals reviewer

  • Construction and Building materials (Elsevier)
  • Energy and Buildings (Elsevier)
  • ACI Materials Journal
  • Proceedings of the ICE-Construction materials (institution of civil engineers/London)  
  • Iraqi Journal for Civil Engineering/ Anbar University-Iraq
  • Engineering and Technology Journal/ University of Technology –Iraq
  • Journal of University of Tikrit/ Iraq


 Powers of University President

The President of the University exercises the following powers:-

 1. Chairing the Council of the university, requesting the council to convene regularly and exceptionally, implementing its resolutions, and acting as a representative for the council in all circles.

2. Managing the scientific, administrative and financial affairs of the university in accordance with the provisions of the law and order and the decisions of the University Council.

3. The endowment of movable and immovable property in accordance with the laws, regulations and instructions in power.

4. Profit distribution of the advisory bureaus and clinics and allocation of 20% of these profits to the university which is placed in a special fund for the development of scientific and service activities of the university. The remaining 80% is to be distributed among those affliated with these bureaus and clinics pursuant to the text of article X of engineering advisory bureaus law No. 64, year 1979.

5. The President of the University may delegate some of his powers to the deans and to his assistants or to whom he deem appropriate.

University president office

University president office undertakes the responsibility to follow up the formal correspondence between the university headquarters and formal, informal institutions outside and inside Iraq

, as well as direct supervision on receiving guests and visitors of the university president and follow up instructions.


 Office missions

Organizing the works of the university president and supervising the works requirements, organizing visitor's procedures and determining university president schedule to meet visitors.


 Organizational structure

 -         University president  

-         University president bureau manager

-         Security unit

-         ID cards and e-mail unit

-         Archives unit

-         People affairs unit

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