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Dr Surya Nath Ghimire

Senior Lecturer

Faculty of Creative Industries, Architecture and Engineering

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Surya is an academically and professionally qualified civil and structural engineer with more than 18 years' industrial and teaching experience in civil and structural engineering, as well as construction and the built environment. Currently, he is a graduate member of the Institution of Civil Engineers and Institution of Structural Engineers, working towards Chartered membership.

Surya holds a PhD and MSc in Civil Engineering with Structural Engineering from the University of Portsmouth and an MBA from the University of Wales. His doctoral thesis focused on how to predict detailed failure mechanism of multi-layered syntactic foam core sandwich panels using a novel Extended Cohesive Damage Model (ECDM) using ABAQUS, a structural analysis software.

Surya was appointed as a Senior Lecturer at Solent University in May 2022.

Further information

Prior to his academic career, Surya worked in the construction industry for more than a decade in various roles where he also showed excellent management and leadership skills by taking organisational responsibilities to enhance the better performance and outcomes.

Taught courses

BSc (Hons) Construction Management

Would you like a rewarding and challenging career in the construction industry? This professionally-accredited construction management degree takes an in-depth look at...

BA (Hons) Architectural Design and Technology

Build your architectural career with a professionally accredited degree that delivers industry specific skills and experience, and the opportunity to qualify as a BREAAM Accredited Graduate.

HNC Construction Management

Currently working in construction? Hoping to progress your career in the industry? This practical Construction Management HNC supports you to develop the knowledge and skills of...

HNC Civil Engineering

Currently employed in the construction industry? Want to further your career in civil engineering? Solent’s practical civil engineering HNC programme will help prepare you for a...

HNC Quantity Surveying

Currently working in a construction or surveying based role? Hoping to progress in your career? This practical quantity surveying HNC supports you to better understand the...