Prof. Dr. Bilal Alvi has more than 30 years of experience in the British Higher Education system from cutting edge research to curriculum design, management and leadership. He obtained his MSc from Manchester University, his PhD from Glasgow University, and his Postdoc qualification from Brunel University in the UK.
Most recently Dr. Bilal Alvi has been the Deputy Dean of a large Engineering Faculty in London overseeing the operation of more than 20 Undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and line management of 10 Course Directors and 65 academic staff. He has led validation and accreditation of most programs under his stewardship with QAA, and professional engineering institutions such as RAS, IET and IMechE. He has also been extensively involved with recruitment planning, development of educational strategies and quality assurance procedures. He has also been on a number of national committees in the UK for development of assessment strategies, key skills and graduate employability attributes.
During his distinguished career Dr. Aboutorabi has developed a number of collaborations between British and international universities around the world including joint programmes with KNTU & Azad Universities in Iran, MSA in Egypt, UMS in Indonesia, TEI Piraeus in Greece, Kuwait Engineering Society and AAC in Sri Lanka. In addition to his academic responsibilities he is currently a Senior Consultant with Oxford Academy of Education & Development running executive short courses in “Leadership in Higher Education” for executive leaders of International Universities.
His research interest is in the field of failure analysis of engineering structures and materials including pressurised pipeline systems for natural gas distribution, and composite materials for a range of engineering applications. Currently he is working on nano-ceramic particulated composites structures for improved ballistic applications. Dr. Aboutorabi has widely published in learned journals and international conferences.
, , Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) Karachi.Professor & Chairman Electronic Engineering Departments
CompletedUniversity of Salford, U.K.Ph.D. (Optical Fiber Communication)