Bilal Iftikhar

Graduate Research Assistant
School of CEE; GWRI/Georgia Tech
Mason Building
Room 2201B
790 Atlantic Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332
Reservoirs optimization, Flood Mitigation and Water resources management

Biography:

Bilal Iftikhar is currently earning his Ph.D. at Georgia Tech in Water Resource Engineering under the advisement of Dr. Aris Georgakakos.

Education:

PGD., Allama Iqbal Open University, Pakistan, Environmental Design, 2015
M.S.,  National University of Science and Technology, Pakistan, Civil Eng.,  2013
B.S.,   University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan, Civil Eng., 2011

Selected Publications/Presentations:

Effect of Supplementary Cementitious Materials on Properties of Concrete, 6th International Conference on Construction in 21st Century (CITC-VI), 2011.Iftikhar Bilal, Elahi Ayuab, " Effect of Supplementary Cementitious Materials on Properties of Concrete " (2011) Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-VI) Construction Challenges in the New Decade, July 5-7 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Vol: pp:1094-1101

Awards/Honors/Services:

  • Fulbright Scholar.
  • Member of Fulbright Georgia chapter association.
  • Member of Institute of Engineers of Pakistan (MIEP).
  • Member of Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC).
  • Member of nation volunteer movement.

Conferences and Workshops Attended:

  • 6th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 5-7 July 2011.
  • International Workshop on Safety Management and OSHA standards, Islamabad, Pakistan, 26 July 2011.
  • International Training Workshop for Stakeholders Capacity Building in Flood Warning and Management, Islamabad, Pakistan, 20-23 Dec 2011.
  • International Seminar on Advance Concrete Technology and its Applications, Islamabad, Pakistan, 30-Sept 2014.
  • International Workshop on Technological Advances and Challenges in Water Reclamation and Reuse, Islamabad, Pakistan, 8-9 Dec 2011.
  • National Conference on Disaster Management, Risalpur, Pakistan, 12 Nov 2014
  • Three Days Training Workshop on Flood Mitigation and Contingency Planning, Islamabad, Pakistan, 17-19 Dec 2013
  • International workshop “Lab to Market” UTAH University, UTAH, USA, 23-29 May 2017

Teaching Experience

Near about one year of teaching experience at graduate level especially in the field of Hydrology. The main responsibilities during this short span are listed below:

At University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila
As a teacher assistant in Civil Engineering Department the major actions related to academic activities are as under:
  • Teacher assistant of different major subjects at Bachelor level related to Civil Engineering (Irrigation Engineering, Fluid Mechanics-I, Fluid Mechanics-II, Surveying I & II)
  • Supervision of experimental work in laboratory related to Fluid Mechanics, and Hydraulics, Environmental Engineering-I, Environmental Engineering-II, Hydrology and water Resources.
At Swedish Engineering College, Wah Cant.
  • As a faculty member in Civil Engineering Department the major actions related to academic activities are as under:
  • Subject Teacher of Hydrology and water Resources at Under-graduate level, B.Sc Civil Engineering
  • Subject Teacher of Fluid Mechanics-I, Fluid Mechanics-II at Under-graduate level, B.Sc Civil Engineering
  • Subject Teacher of Properties of Concrete (POC)at Under-graduate level, B.Sc Civil Engineering
  • Supervision of experimental work in laboratory related to Fluid Mechanics, and Hydraulics, Hydrology and water Resources.
  • Supervision of Surveying Experiments

Field Experience

  • Design water supply, sewerage and drainage system of project “labour complex” Taxila, Pakistan(3 Months, July 11  To  Sept 11)
  • Worked as Juniour Design Engineer in NESPAK, I was mainly responsible for preparation of Master Planning for the whole complex. Preparation of   PC-1, Preliminary Design Report, Draft Final Design Report, Final Design Report with Detail BOQ and engineering Cost Estimate and Planning of appropriate route of storm water drain.
  • Construction of River Training Works on River Ravi, Sidhnai, Pakistan    (8 Months, Aug 2012 To May 13)
  • Worked as Assistant Engineer/Sub Divisional Officer Sidhnai Barrage, Irrigation Department, Punjab, I was mainly responsible for the safe passage of Flood through Sidhnai barrage on River and the main assignments includemaintenance and regulation of barrage and also include construction of River training works.
  • Construction of Chakari-Chahan Dam Road Including Bridge, Rawalpindi, Pakistan (6 Months, May 2013  To Oct 13)
  • Worked as Assistant Engineer/Sub Divisional Officer Rawal Dam, Irrigation Department, Punjab, under the consultancy of National Engineering Services Pakistan (NESPAK). I was mainly responsible for excavation, laying and compaction of road layers to include sub-base, base and asphaltic wearing course.
  • For Bridge Construction, main responsibility assigned was concrete batching and pouring for piles, beams and deck slab of RCC bridges.
  • Construction of Chahan Dam, Mujhaid Dam and Mahota Dam,  Rawalpindi, Pakistan (May 2013 To June 2016)
  • Working as Assistant Engineer/Sub Divisional Officer Rawal Dam, Small Dams Organization, Irrigation Department, Punjab, involved in constructing new dams like Chahan, Mujhid, Mahota. As a Project Engineer, responsible for the design and construction of those projects, mainly include Preparation of detailed designs of dams and Irrigation channel, Preparation of computer models, Cost estimates and Tender Documents, Project scheduling and progress monitoring.
  • Feasibility study of New Dams in Potohar Region, Pakistan ( March 2015 To June 2016)
  • Working as Team leader, I am mainly responsible for the completion feasibility study of all the potential sites in Potohar region.
  • Flood Mitigation of Potohar Region, Pakistan ( May 2012 To June 2016)
  • Working as Focal person for Flood in Potohar Region, Pakistan, I am mainly involved in flood mitigation of 58 dams in Potohar region.

Trainings and Extra Curricular Activities

  • Attended survey camp at Abbottabad from 1st July 2009 to 14th July 2009
  • Attended pre-service Training at Engineering Academy Lahore from 4th May 2011 to 27th May 2011
  • Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI), Responsible Conduct of Research RCR1
  • Sports: Badminton, Squash and Cricket.