From 1994 to 1998, PhD Civil Engineering - Piled Foundations
From 06/1988 to 10/1989, Graduate Engineer
Keyplan Consulting Engineers, Nairobi, Kenya
From 04/1990 to 01/1997, Research Fellow
University of Nairobi, Kenya
From 04/1997 to 05/2007, Lecturer
University of Glamorgan, South Wales, UK
From 01/2008 to 09/2014, Senior Lecturer
Kingston University, London, UK
Highway Engineering & Pavement Design
"Computerised processing of ground investigation data and use in predicting the load-settlement behaviour of piled foundations", Geomechanics and Geoengineering: An International Journal, Taylor Francis, ISSN: 1748-6033, 2014, Page No. 1-12, DOI: 10.1080/17486025.2014.951079. Omer J. R.
“Water absorption studies in recycled aggregates for pavement materials”. The Open Access Library Journal OALib. http://www.oalib.com/paper/3065207 #.VA 3iw gg IU.Ayan A., Omer J.R., Azadani S.M.N., Limbachiya M.C. & Khavandi A.
"Compaction assessment of recycled aggregates for use in unbound sub-base applications. Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, Vol. 20, pp1-6, Taylor & Francis, ISSN 1392-3730, March 2014. V. Ayan, C. Limbachiya, J. R. Omer, S. M. N Azadani.
"Water absorption and frost heaving of recycled aggregates". Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers – Construction Materials. Vol. 166, Issue CM3, pp127-132, June 2013.V. Ayan, J. R. Omer, M. Limbachiya & S. M. A. Nasr.
"Intergrating finite element and load transfer analyses in modelling the effects of dewatering on pile settlement behaviour". Canadian Geotechnical Journal, Vol. 49, 2012. Omer J. R.
"Investigation of compaction of recycled concrete aggregates for application in subbases of highways". Journal of Solid Waste Management, Vol. 38, No. 2, pp92-102. May 2012.V. Ayan, M. Limbachiya, S. M. A. Nasr & J. R. Omer.
"An empirical method of analysis of load transfer and settlement behaviour of single piles.", Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering', 28(4), Springer, pp. 483-501. , ISSN 0960-3182, 2010. J. R. Omer, R Delpak, R. B. Robinson.
"Analysis of drilled cast in-situ single piles in axial loading.", Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, 12(A), 2007. J. R. Omer, R Delpak.
"Full-scale pile tests in sand and development of a computer program for predicting load capacity". 'Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering', 34(10), NRC Research Press, Canada, pp. 1222-1236. , DOI 10.1139/L07-047, 2007. J K C Shih, J. R. Omer, R Delpak, R. B. Robinson, C. D. Jones.
"A new computer program for pile capacity prediction using CPT data"., Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 24, Springer, pp. 399-426., 2006. J. R. Omer, R Delpak, R. B. Robinson.
"Large scale pile tests in Mercia mudstone: data analysis and evaluation of current design methods"., Journal of Geotechnical and Goelogical Engineering, 21(3), Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, pp. 167-200. , ISSN 0960-3182, 2003. J. R. Omer, R. B. Robinson, R Delpak, J K C Shih.
"Instrumented load tests in mudstone: pile capacity and settlement prediction"., Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 36(6), NRC Research Press, Canada, pp. 1254-1272. , ISSN 0008-3674, 2002. J. R. Omer, R Delpak, R. B. Robinson.
"Semi-analytical solutions for vertically loaded piles in clay/weak rocks"., In Numerical Models in Geomechanics, NUMOG VIII, Edited by Pande, G N.; Pietruszczak, S, Balkema, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 493-500. , ISBN 90 5809 359X, 2002.J. R. Omer, R Delpak, R. B. Robinson.
"Base resistance of large diameter bored piles in soft rocks"., Proceedings of 15th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (xv ECSMGE), Athens, Greece, 12-15 September 2011. J. R. Omer.
, Implementation of analytical and finite element methods to predict negative skin friction and settlement of piles induced by ground water lowering, Second International Conference on Geotechnical engineering, 25-27 October, Hammamet, Tunisia, 2010. J R Omer.
"A numerical model for load transfer and settlement of bored cast in-situ piles"., 35th Annual conference on Deep Foundations, Hollywood, California, USA, Deep Foundations Institute, 326 Lafayatte Avenue, Hawthorne, New Jersey NJ 07506 USA, 12-15 Oct, 2010. J R Omer
"Modelling and analysis of an elastic compound strut in axial compression"., First World Congress on Engineering, International Association of Engineers, July 2007, Imperial College, London, UK, 2007. J R Omer
Honors and Awards
Institution of Civil Engineers Research & Development Enabling Award £10,000. Year 1995-1996
Second David Douglas Prize £1,000 and Lecture awarded by the South Wales Institute of Engineers, 1994
Royal Society Industrial Fellowship, 2001-2003
Member of the Technical Committee on Drilled Shafts :- Deep Foundations Institute, NJ, USA
Member of TC107 Techical Committee on Lateritic Soils:- International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
Memeber of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering published by Maney Inc., USA
Member of the editorial board of the Journal of Geological Resource & Engineering, ISSN 2328-2193, David Publishing Co., USA.
Awarded Commonwealth PhD Scholarship, 1992, funded by the United Kingdom Government and administered by the Association of Commonwealth Universities, London.
Invited Lecture at the International Symposium on Deep Foundations held at Colegio de Ingenieros Civiles de México in Mexico City, Nov 2011. Sponsored by the Mexican Society of Geotechnical Engineers and the Deep Foundations Institute, USA.
Invited international predictor to the Belgian Building Research Institute international pile prediction event, 2001.
Committee member and session chair at the World Congress on Engineering held in London in July 2007 under the auspices of the International Association of Engineers