Mohammad Sabbir Rahman

Department of Civil Engineering

M.Sc. in CE, Kunsan National University, Gunsan, South Korea, 2016

B. Sc. in Engineering (Civil), SUST, 2011





Mohammad Sabbir Rahman joined UAP in 2017 as a Lecturer following an excellent academic and an extensive research and professional career. In addition to his specialization in Earthquake Engineering especially in Vibration control of structures under Earthquake excitation, he has professional experience in structural engineering. 

Before joining UAP, he served as a Lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Information Technology and Sciences (UITS), Dhaka. In the meantime, he was also engaged in Design, Research and Development team in AUSPICIOUS. After obtaining his B.Sc in Civil and Environmental Engineering from SUST, Mr. Sabbir Rahman worked as a Junior Design Engineer (Structural Engineer) at MAK Consultant, Dhaka for more than two years. He also gained experience in structural investigation of readymade garments industry when he worked at Bureau Veritas (Bangladesh) Private Ltd. as a structural engineer. As a Graduate Research Assistant in the Structural System Laboratory of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Kunsan National University (KNU), Kunsan, South Korea, Mr. Sabbir Rahman performed numerical analyses on Vibration Control of Structures under Earthquake excitation. He also served as the Team leader on a project to finalize the design of Base-isolated Archetype Nuclear Test model (ANT). The Nuclear power plant was invented by KEPCO E&C, South Korea.

Mr. Sabbir Rahman’s main research interest is based on structural dynamics, including earthquake engineering, vehicular vibration, offshore structures, dynamic soil-structure interaction, random vibrations and Fiber based reinforcement etc. His works have been published in the journals and monographs of the Advances in Structural Engineering (ASE), Structural Engineering and Mechanics (SEM), Journal of the Earthquake Engineering Society of Korea (JEESK). Additionally, he presented his research works at various international conferences across the world e.g. South Korea, Malaysia and so on.

At UAP, Mr. Sabbir Rahman currently teaches the following courses - Design of Concrete Structures, Fluid Mechanics, Numerical Analysis & Computer Programming, Computer Programming Lab and Civil Engineering Drawing I.




·         Chang, Seongkyu1) ・ Kim, Dookie2)*・ Raman, Mohammad Sabbir2) ・ Kim, H2)  (2016) “Earthquake Response Reduction Simulation of a 3 Story Building Structure by Stockbridge Damper”. Journal of the Earthquake Engineering Society of Korea: Vol.20 No.5 pp.295-300 DOI:

·         Mohammad Sabbir Rahman1, Md. Kamrul Hassan1, Seongkyu Chang2 and Dookie Kim1 (2017) “Adaptive Multiple Tuned Mass Dampers based on Modal Parameters for Earthquake Response Reduction of Multi-Story Buildings.” Advances in Structural Engineering, Vol: 20 No: 9, pp. 1375-1389 DOI:10.1177/1369433216678863

·         Mohammad S. Rahman, Mohammad S. Islam, Jeongyun Do*, and Dookie Kim (2017) “Response Surface Methodology based Multi-Objective Optimization of Tuned Mass Damper for Jacket supported Offshore Wind turbine” Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Vol. 63, No. 3 pp. 303-315. DOI: h

·         Mohammad Sabbir Rahman1a , Seongkyu Chang*2 and Dookie Kim1b (2017) “Multiple wall dampers for multi-mode vibration control of building structures under earthquake excitation” Structural Engineering and Mechanics, Vol. 63, No. 4 pp. 537-549 DOI:


·         Md Kamrul Hassan 1*, Mohammad Sabbir Rahman2 , Md Ariful Hassan Mojumder3 (2017) “Techno Economic Feasibility Study of the Use of Hollow Blocks in Building Construction Practice in Bangladesh” ,UITS journal of science and Engineering , Vol.01 No.01

·         Mohammad Sabbir Rahman 1* , Atik Sarraz2 and Mohammad Saiful Islam3 (2017) “Modified Roof-Top garden as a Tuned Mass Damper for vibration control of Building Structure under Earthquake Excitation” UITS journal of science and Engineering , Vol.01 No.01.


·         Mohammad S. Rahman1, Md. K. Hassan1, Seongkyu Chang2 and Dookie Kim1 (2015) “Structural Response Assessment of Distributed Multiple TMD for Seismic Load.” (KSMI).( (Best paper award)

·         Mohammad S. Rahman1, Md. K. Hassan1, Seongkyu Chang2 and Dookie Kim1 (2015) “Seismic Response Control of Multi Storey Structure using Distributed Multiple Tuned Mass Dampers.” (YRGS)( (Best presentation award)

·         Seongkyu Chang1, Dookie Kim1, Seongho Kuk1, Mohammad Sabbir Rahman1 (2015) “Vibration control of building using Stockbridge damper under earthquake loading.” (YRGS).(

·         Mohammad S. Rahman1, Mohammad. S. Islam1, Seongkyu Chang2 and Dookie Kim1 (2016) “Multimode Vibration Control using Perimeter Concrete Wall Dampers under Excitation.” (KSMI).(

·         Mohammad Saiful Islam1, Mohammad Sabbir Rahman1,  Seongkyu Chang2, DookieKim1,(2016) “Earthquake Response Assessment of Modified Diagrid Structural System for Multi-storey Building.”( KSMI).(

·         Dookie Kim1, Sang-Hoon Lee2, Mohammad Sabbir Rahman3, Asaduzzaman Khan3, Kaiser Ahmed3 and Nguyen Van Dong3 (2016). “Earthquake Analysis of Base-Isolated Nuclear Power Plants under Spatially varying Ground Motions”. ( )

Research Experience

·         Tuned mass damper (TMD) design for earthquake vibration control

·         Tuned liquid mass damper (TLD)for earthquake vibration control

·         Application of Concrete Wall as a Damper for controlling earthquake responses.

·         Earthquake Response Reduction Simulation by Stockbridge damper

·         Nuclear Power Plant (NPP)

·         Application of incident angle to NPP

·         Effect of Spatial varying ground motion on NPP

·         Multi-Support Excitation of structure

·         Seismic design of Wind Turbine

·         Vibration control of Wind Turbine structure.

·         Optimization of damper parameters using Multi-Objective Response Surface Methodology (RSM)

·         Ground Water Level Depletion


·         Designing of reinforced concrete structures including commercial and residential buildings.
·         Designing of long length reinforced cement concrete retaining wall.
·         Designing of Effluent treatment plant (ETP).
·         Designing of deep foundation.
·         Structural investigation of industry building.
·         Detail Engineering Assessment (DEA)


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