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Laing O'Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology



Dr Mohammed Elshafie is a University Lecturer at the Laing O’Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering and Technology at Cambridge University. The Centre was created as a result of a partnership between the Department of Engineering and Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge and Laing O'Rourke, the UK's largest privately-owned construction company. The goal of the Centre is to precipitate innovation and provide a new vision for the shape of tomorrow's construction industry.

Prior to his appointment at the Laing O’Rourke centre, Mohammed had graduated from the Civil Engineering Department at Khartoum University where he finished top of his class and won a number of prizes. He was then awarded an Overseas Research Studentship (ORS) and a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to study for a PhD at Cambridge.

During his PhD studies he had been extensively involved in centrifuge testing using the 8m-beam centrifuge at Cambridge with particular interest in modelling of deep excavations and the development of advanced instrumentation techniques.

He then joined the Engineering Department at Cambridge as a Research Associate after which he worked as a consultant in Geotechnical Consulting Group in London giving technical advice in a wide range of geotechnical engineering problems.

Currently, Mohammed is closely involved in the Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Crossrail leading the instrumentation and monitoring works in a number of construction sites across London including deep shafts. He is also a Fellow and a Director of Studies in Engineering at Robinson College Cambridge.


Laing O’Rourke Senior Lecturer in Construction Engineering
Deputy Director, Laing O’Rourke Centre for Construction Engineering & Technology
Fellow & Director of Studies in Engineering, Robinson College
Dr Mohammed Elshafie

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