Dr. RijalulFikri gained his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Syiah KualaUniversity, Banda Acheh, Indonesia in 2008. He then obtained his Master in structural Engineering from the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, and worked as a Research Assistant there for nearly two years prior to the completion of his study. In 2015, Dr. Rijalul Fikri pursued his Ph.D. at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and completed the study in January 2020. His area of research is on seismic vulnerability assessment of reinforced concrete frames with masonry infill buildings in New Zealand.

 Dr.Rijalul Fikri is also an experienced Structural Engineer, having vast experience in structural design and assessment in reinforced concrete, steel as well as masonry. His main area of expertise is in earthquake engineering with a number of scholars’ works that have been published in international reputable journals.