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Dr Surya Nath Ghimire

Senior Lecturer

Department of Science 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

Build your future in construction and develop valuable skills in management, building technology and sustainability, on this CIOB accredited degree.

BA (Hons) Architectural Design and Technology

Build your architectural career with a professionally accredited degree that delivers industry specific skills and experience.

HNC Construction Management

At Solent, get the essential management skills needed from the ground up, on this CIOB accredited course. You will have a foundation in construction and a desire to advance your career opportunities.

HNC Civil Engineering

Currently employed in the construction industry? If you want to further your career in civil engineering, this practical and flexible course will prepare you for a range of higher technician roles.

HNC Quantity Surveying

If you’re looking to progress your career in quantity surveying, at Solent you can work professional studios and advance your knowledge of the construction industry on this CIOB accredited course.