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Dr Rashid Maqbool

Assistant Professor

Department: Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Dr. Rashid Maqbool is an Assistant Professor and Year Tutor (Level 7) at the Department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering, Northumbria University. In addition, he holds the Faculty Coordinator Role to supervise the Project Management programmes at the Northumbria University London Campus. Prior to joining Northumbria University, he worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in two prestigious universities of the world—one in the Tsinghua University, China and the second in the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway. He started his academic career as a Research Associate from the COMSATS University Islamabad and as a visiting Professor from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP), Lima, Peru., where he taught multiple courses on Construction and Project Management. He has also collaborated actively with researchers in several national and international funded projects. Notable projects include:

  • "Digitalization of the Road Sector and Its Consequences: The Role of Driving (DRIVERS)" sponsored by "Norwegian Research Council, 2018-2022". Project WP of the research group "Citizens, Environment and Safety (CES)" of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway.
  • "PROTEIN2.0: The biosynthetic protein transition: assessing impacts, outcomes and opportunities for Norway's post-animal bioeconomy" by "Researcher Project – BIONÆR of Stiftelsen Ruralis Institutt for Rural-OG Regionalforskning, 2019.09-2020.09". Project WP of the research group "Citizens, Environment and Safety (CES)" of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway.
  • "Maps of Scientific and Technological Innovations" sponsored by "Beijing Municipal Commission of Economy and Information Technology". Worth RMB 38.6万. A project of "International Center for Informatics Research (ICIR)" of the Beijing Jiaotong University, China, 2017.04-2018.06.

Dr. Maqbool earned his PhD in Engineering and Project Management from the Beijing Jiaotong University in 2018, where he received four prestigious academic awards for his research contributions. His research interests and publications focus on Construction Project Management, Sustainable Built Environment, Renewable Energy Projects, and Sustainable Urban Development. Dr. Maqbool has written several research papers, which have been published in top ranked Journals in Construction Project Management and Sustainable Development, such as Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, Project Management Journal, Science of the Total Environment, Journal of Cleaner Production, Advances in Civil Engineering, Energy, Sustainable Development, Energy Sustainability & Society, Energy & Environment, Sustainability, and International Journal of Project Organization & Management, etc. He is also an active reviewer and board member for many top Journals on Construction Project Management and Sustainable Development.

He also has over five years of hands-on working experience in managing construction and industrial projects. Dr. Maqbool has received several awards, including “2018 Exchange Postdoctoral Fellowship under The Top 100 Young Researchers of the World” at the Tsinghua University, China, “2017 Outstanding International Student—Excellent Doctoral Student” and three “High-Level CITIC Paper” awards from the Beijing Jiaotong University, China, and a “Chinese Government Scholarship for PhD Program” from the China Scholarship Council, China.

Rashid Maqbool

  • Construction Project Management
  • Sustainable Built Environment
  • Renewable Energy Projects
  • Sustainable Urban Development

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Critical success factors for renewable energy projects; empirical evidence from Pakistan, Maqbool, R., Sudong, Y. 10 Sep 2018, In: Journal of Cleaner Production
  • Success of renewable energy projects under the financial and non-financial performance measures, Maqbool, R., Deng, X., Ashfaq, S. 1 Sep 2020, In: Sustainable Development
  • Stakeholders' satisfaction as a key determinant of critical success factors in renewable energy projects, Maqbool, R., Deng, X., Rashid, Y. Dec 2020, In: Energy, Sustainability and Society
  • The Impact of Emotional Intelligence, Project Managers’ Competencies, and Transformational Leadership on Project Success: An Empirical Perspective, Maqbool, R., Sudong, Y., Manzoor, N., Rashid, Y. 1 Jun 2017, In: Project Management Journal
  • A risky output of variation orders in renewable energy projects: Identification, assessment and validation, Maqbool, R., Deng, X., Ashfaq, S. 15 Nov 2020, In: Science of the Total Environment
  • Identifying the critical success factors and their relevant aspects for renewable energy projects; An empirical perspective, Maqbool, R., Rashid, Y., Sultana, S., Sudong, Y. 28 May 2018, In: Journal of Civil Engineering and Management
  • Default behaviors of contractors under surety bond in construction industry based on evolutionary game model, Jing, J., Deng, X., Maqbool, R., Rashid, Y., Ashfaq, S. 4 Nov 2020, In: Sustainability (Switzerland)
  • Dynamics of spillover network among oil and leading Asian oil trading countries’ stock markets, Ashfaq, S., Tang, Y., Maqbool, R. 15 Sep 2020, In: Energy
  • Efficiency and effectiveness of factors affecting renewable energy projects; an empirical perspective, Maqbool, R. 1 Sep 2018, In: Energy
  • Volatility spillover impact of world oil prices on leading Asian energy exporting and importing economies’ stock returns, Ashfaq, S., Tang, Y., Maqbool, R. 1 Dec 2019, In: Energy

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Participating in a conference, workshop, ...: 2nd International Conference on Inclusive Cities 2023
  • Participating in a conference, workshop, ...: Going Global Partnership: UK-China-ASEAN (Vietnam / Indonesia) 2023
  • Participating in a conference, workshop, ...: BIM Academy Building Safety Breakfast: Newcastle 2023
  • Participating in a conference, workshop, ...: 3rd International Symposium on Sustainable Logistics 2023
  • Organising a conference, workshop, ...: Postgraduate Research conference 2023 2023
  • Oral presentation: Building Construction Management Research on Conceptual Frameworks and Statistical Procedures 2023
  • Participating in a conference, workshop, ...: RICS Scotland Conference 2023 2023
  • Visiting an external academic institution: Liverpool John Moores University 2023
  • Participating in a conference, workshop, ...: ECR Workshop 2023
  • Visiting an external academic institution: Lancaster University 2023

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I welcome prospective PhD and Doctoral students with proposals in one of the topics above and/or related areas. I also welcome visiting scholars from the globe to collaborate on research and teachings. To discuss your proposal, please contact me by email on:

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