Karol S Sikora

Assistant Professor

University of Wollongong in Dubai




Dr Karol S. Sikora FICE holds BSc and MSc degrees in civil engineering from the Warsaw University of Technology, Poland (master project at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium) and MA in management from the Warsaw School of Economics, Poland. PhD degree from the Glasgow Caledonian University, UK in collaboration with L’École Spéciale des Travaux Publics (Paris), France. From 2013 he worked as Postdoctoral Researcher and Adjunct Lecturer at National University of Ireland, Galway, later from 2016 was a Lecturer at the Department of Civil Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), located in Suzhou, China until 2018, when he joined University of Wollongong in Dubai (UWOD) where he leads Civil Engineering Program. Dr. Sikora’s work was published in over 50 peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, and he has presented at over 30 international conferences and workshops, being invited as a speaker on dozen occasion. He was Co-Chair of 44th International JVE Conference, Dubai and Guest Editor of the proceedings from The Third International Conference on Smart Technologies for Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development (ICSTEESD-2020), Nagpur, India. He is a Scientific Editorial board member of Materialy Budowlane, one of the oldest (published since 1946) peer-reviewed technical and scientific journal in Poland. He was also a member of 3 COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Actions related to the timber engineering field. Moreover, he was a Member of the Timber Standards Consultative Committee in Ireland. In 2019 Dr Karol Sikora was awarded Fellowship in Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

Area of Interests

  • Concrete modified by superabsorbent polymer 
  • Cross-limited timber 
  • Engineered wood-products 
  • Timber-concrete Composites 
  • Bamboo-limited construction elements 
  • Engineering for desert sand for construction 
  • Utilization of basalt as reinforcement for construction materials