Bengin Masiho Awdel

Full Name: Bengin Masiho Awdel

Faculty: Engineering

Department: Civil Engineering

Address: Dlzyan, Soran, Erbil, Kurdistan-Iraq


Academic title: Lecturer

Responsibility: Dean of Faculty

General Expertise: Civil Engineering

Special Expertise: Civil Engineering Materials

Research Interests: Civil engineering materials, Sustainable, recycled and novel materials



- BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering (Iran)

- MSc Civil Engineering (UK)

- PhD Civil Engineering (UK)



He received his Master and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from the Wlv. University/UK in 2009 and 2014, respectively. Since 2009 he has been working at the Soran University/Kurdistan/Iraq. Since 2014 he has been working as the Dean of faculty of engineering. Areas of research specialism include novel and sustainable construction materials. He has published papers in international journals.

Publications: (Books, researches)

  1. Herki, B. A., M.J. Khatib, (2016). Structural behaviour of reinforced concrete beams containing a novel lightweight aggregate. International Journal of Structural Engineering.
  2. Herki, B. A., M.J. Khatib, (2016). Valorisation of waste expanded polystyrene in concrete using a novel recycling technique. European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering.
  3. Herki, B. A., & Khatib, J. M. (2013). Lightweight Concrete Incorporating Waste Expanded Polystyrene. Advanced Materials Research787, 131-137. Preprint  
  4. Khatib, J. M., Herki, B. A., & Kenai, S. (2013). Capillarity of concrete incorporating waste foundry sand. Construction and Building Materials47, 867-871. Preprint 
  5. Khatib, J. M., Herki, B. A., Firat, S., Menadi, B., & Kenai, S. (2013). Capillarity of concrete incorporating foundry sand as replacement of sand. Journal of New World Sciences Academy, 2011, Volume: 6, Number: 4. Preprint
  6. Herki, B. A., Khatib, J. M., & Negim, E. M. (2013). Lightweight Concrete Made from Waste Polystyrene and Fly Ash. World Applied Sciences Journal 21 (9): 1356-1360. Preprint
  7. Khatib, J. M., B. A. Herki. (2011). Capillary water absorption of concrete incorporating WFS. Concrete Plant International (CPI) Vol 5, pp 50-53.
  8. Herki, B. A., Z. Safary, O. Khalid (2016). Engineering Properties of Sustainable Lightweight Concrete Using Waste Polystyrene. International Journal of Engineering and Innovative Technology. Volume 5, Issue 12.


Scientific Activities: (Conference, Workshop, Symposium..)
  1. Herki, B. A., M.J. Khatib., D. Searle and P. Georgakis, 2012. Absorption of Concrete Incorporating Waste Polystyrene. International scientific-practical conference. Kazakhstan; December 2012. Preprint  
  2. Herki, B. A., M.J. Khatib., D. Searle and P. Georgakis, 2012. Mechanical properties of concrete incorporating waste  lightweight aggregate. 6th. International conference and workshop on the built environment in developing countries.  Adelaide, Australia; December 2012. Preprint  
  3. Herki, B. A., M.J. Khatib., D. Searle and P. Georgakis, 2013. Properties of lightweight concrete prepared with waste  polystyrene and fly ash. 2th. International seminar on earthquake and sustainable materials. Ankara, Turkey; January  2013. Preprint