Naeimeh Jafarifar
First Name: Naeimeh
Surname: Jafarifar
Position: Lecturer
Telephone: +44 (0)1224 263523

Naeimeh is a Lecturer in Structural Design and teaches across all courses and stages in the School.

Academic Background

  • PhD in Structural Engineering, University of Sheffield, 2013
  • MSc in Civil and Structural Engineering, University of Tehran, 2002
  • BSc in Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, 1999

Research Interests

  • Concrete structures and the effect of service environment
  • Composite materials and their structural performance
  • Numerical and experimental modelling of structures for evaluating structural, thermal and shrinkage behaviour
  • Reuse of recycled and waste materials in construction
  • Innovative materials and technologies to improve structural performance


  • Jafarifar N, Pilakoutas K, Angelakopoulos H, Bennett T (2017) Post-cracking tensile behaviour of steel-fibre-reinforced roller-compacted-concrete for modelling and design purposes. Materiales de Construcción. Vol 67. Issue 326: 122-134. (DOI) 10.3989/mc.2017.06716
  • Jafarifar N, Pilakoutas K, Bennett T (2016) The effect of shrinkage cracks on the loadbearing capacity of steel-fibre-reinforced roller-compacted-concrete pavements. Materials and Structures. Vol 49. Issue 6: 2329-2347. (DOI) 10.1617/s11527-015-0652-0
  • Jafarifar N., Bagheri S.A. (2015) Shrinkage behaviour of SFRC industrial ground floors. Proceeding of the 35th Cement & Concrete Science Conference (CCSC35), 26-28. Aug 2015, Aberdeen,UK.
  • Jafarifar N, PilakoutasK, Bennett T (2014) Moisture transport and drying shrinkage properties of steel-fibre-reinforced-concrete. Construction and Building Materials. 73:41–50.(DOI) 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2014.09.039
  • Jafarifar N., Pilakoutas K., Neocleous K. (2009). Steel-fibre-reinforcement and increasing the load-bearing capacity of concrete pavements. Article No.7,Intersections/Intersec?ii, Vol.6, No.3
  • Jafarifar N., Pilakoutas K., Neocleous K. (2009). Structural performance of SFRC pavements. Proceeding of the 16th Hellenic Concrete Conference, Vol. D: 381-392, October 2009, Paphos,Cyprus (in Greek).
  • Jafarifar N., Vahdani S., Karimi M.A. (2005). Reliability of simplified load sharing in the analysis of tunnels: KARUN IV. International Journal of Hydro Power & Dams, Issue 2:100-105.
  • Khoshrang G., Farrokh M., Jafarifar N. (2005). Evolution of DELVARI arch dam. Proceeding of the 73rdICOLD Annual Conference, May 2005, Tehran, Iran.
  • Jafarifar N., Vahdani Sh., Karimi M.A. (2003). Reliability appraisement of the simplified load sharing analysis of the steel lining-rock mass in power-tunnels (case study of KARUN IV project). Proceeding of the National Conference of Hydropower Plants,Tehran, Iran (in Persian, superior paper of the conference).