With a wealth of industry experience behind him, Ferid A Yonis is undertaking his PhD to undertake important research in the field of civil engineering.
PhD (Civil Engineering), Master of Engineering (Structures and Forensics)
Analysis of the remaining life of existing aged building structure and assessments of life span enhancements methods.
In the next few years I plan to become a professional research consultant. I love what I do because not only do I deal with engineering problems but also make’s excellent business sense and improvers the sustainability of the urban habitat.
After my undergraduate and postgraduate studies in civil engineering, I worked as a senior civil and structural engineer then as a Managing Director at an engineering and management company. I was involved in several projects in Australia and overseas specifically dealing with commercial and industrial projects.
I first heard about RMIT’s Master of Engineering (Structures and Forensics) while I was attending a conference at Engineers Australia. This program not only broadened my knowledge, it also gave me excellent experience in the field of advance structural analyses and forensics engineering.
I am now undertaking my PhD in civil engineering. The aim of my research is to provide methods of assessments for the remaining life of existing building infrastructures and lifespan enhancements methods. The expected result of this research is to refine the impact on economic, social and political considerations.
I am enjoying doing research on my thesis topic and am hoping to make a valuable contribution to the industry. I believe there is a lot of scope for further research on the reliability of existing structural assessments and how this should be implemented within the industry.