Qureshi, Dr. Ramla

Dr Ramla Qureshi
PhD University at Buffalo, NY Assistant Professor
Email: Website: Campus:
  • Prince George


Dr. Ramla Qureshi received her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, USA. Her research focus lies in structural resilience against extreme hazards; such as earthquakes, fires, and blasts, and includes implementation of advanced computational and experimental mechanics for evaluating structures under these severe loading conditions. She has worked on risk assessment and uncertainty quantification in material behavior, algorithm development and programming, large scale simulations of structural behavior, and finite element modeling of deformations under the above-mentioned loads.

Dr. Qureshi is a recipient of the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship, the American Association for University Women Doctoral Fellowship, and the MDRF Research Grant. Dr. Qureshi also founded Women Engineers Pakistan (WEP) in 2013; a grass-roots organization catalyzing participation and enabling retention of women in STEM fields. For her work in advancing STEM education through WEP, she was chosen as a Global Finalist for “Science Engagement Breakthrough of the Year Award” at the 2020 Falling Walls Conference, Berlin.

Research and Expertise

Research Fields:
  • Natural Hazards
  • Natural Resources
  • Sustainability
Areas of Expertise:

Multi-hazard Structural Resilience, Fire Safety Engineering, Earthquake Engineering, Protective Design, Sustainability

Currently accepting graduate students
Supervises in:
  • PhD
  • MASc Engineering
  • MEng Integrated Wood Design
  • MSc NRES

Selected Publications

[3] Qureshi, R. K., Ni, S., Elhami-Khorasani, N., Van Coile, R., Hopkin, D., Gernay, T. (2020) “Probabilistic models for temperature dependent strength of steel and concrete.” Journal of Structural Engineering. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0002621.

[2] Qureshi, R. K., Elhami-Khorasani, N., Gernay, T. (2019). “Adaption of active boundary conditions in structural fire testing.” Journal of Structural Fire Engineering. DOI: 10.1108/JSFE-12-2018-0042.

[1] Qureshi, R. K., Bruneau, M. (2019). “Behavior of steel plate shear walls subjected to repeated synthetic ground motions.” Journal of Structural Engineering, 145(4), 04019008. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0002281.

Curriculum Vitae

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