Mr. Md. Asif Bin Kabir

Assistant Professor (Category 2) , Department of Civil Engineering

ROOM: 735 B

PABX: 7202



Md Asif Bin Kabir is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at United International University (UIU), Bangladesh since January 2022. His responsibility includes the Lab-in-Charge for Civil Engineering Department. He completed his M.Sc. at Lakehead University, Canada and his undergraduate studies at Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET), Bangladesh.

His research interests lie in the area of Structural Engineering in addition to the application of artificial intelligence (AI) in structural engineering domain. His research experience includes working on industry (CISC, NSERC) funded projects with strong publication record for both journal and conferences. He is a recipient of several awards and scholarships from both home and abroad.

Asif has both academic and industrial experiences throughout his professional career. Prior joining to UIU, he was a faculty member for several private universities in Bangladesh during his academic career. He has taught a variety of courses related to ‘Structural Engineering’ including the basic ‘Mechanics’ courses as well as has mentored undergraduate students both international and domestic level for their final year thesis or projects. He has attended various training sessions regarding Outcome Based Education (OBE) within the varsity he has served. He has a good collaboration for research with local and international universities.

Asif’s industrial career includes serving as a Structural Design Engineer in a consultancy firm in Bangladesh. He has supervised multiple significant projects and has appreciated as a technically savvy personal. He provides consultancy service for the local industry and has active industry-academia correlation. Last but not the least, he


M.Sc in Civil (Structural) Engineering, April 2021

Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, ON, Canada

B.Sc in Civil Engineering, September 2015

Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET), Khulna, Bangladesh

Academic Experience

Assistant Professor (January 2022-present)
Department of Civil Engineering
United International University
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Lecturer (May 2021- December 2021)
Department of Civil Engineering
Presidency University
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Graduate Research Assistant (September 2019-April 2021)
Department of Civil Engineering (RIBS Lab),
Lakehead University, Thunder bay, ON, Canada

Lecturer (June 2016- June 2018)
Department of Civil Engineering
World University of Bangladesh
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Adjunct Lecturer (September 2018- August 2019)
Department of Civil Engineering
World University of Bangladesh
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Professional Experience

Structural Design Engineer (May 2018-August 2019)
YGEN Engineering Ltd.
Mohakhali(DOHS), Dhaka, Bangladesh


Major Projects:
– Design of a three story mezzanine steel  building (Total Area- 60000 sft)
– Design of a 45m high oil refinery plant
– Design of industrial shed having different ridge orientation.
– Design of industrial shed including crane structure.


Research Interest

  • Behavior of steel structures under dynamic loading
  • Numerical analysis of structures
  • Large scale experiment
  • Application of artificial intelligence in structural engineering


Research Projects

Project Title: Design of Exposed Column Base Plate Connection Subjected to Combined Axial Load and Biaxial Bending
Role: Project Lead (September 2019-April 2021)
Sponsor: Canadian Institute of Steel Construction (CISC)


Project Title: HealthBox – A Modular Solution for Expanding Hospital’s Capacities during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Role: Project Lead (June 2020-April 2021)
Sponsor: NSERC-Alliance Grants

Awards and Scholarships

Research Assistantship (2019-2021)
Lakehead University, Canada

Academic Excellence Award (2020)
Lakehead University, Canada

Faculty of Engineering Award (2019-2021)
Lakehead University, Canada

International Graduate Student Award (2019-2021)
Lakehead University, Canada

Bangladesh Sweden Trust Fund (2019)
Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

University Merit Scholarship (2012-2015)
Khulna University of Engineering & Technology (KUET), Khulna, Bangladesh


Journal Papers


Failure mode identification of column base plate connection using data-driven machine learning techniques

Publication: Engineering Structures

Author List: AHM Muntasir Billah, Ahmed Sajid Hasan, Md. Asif Bin Kabir,