Dr Ginghis Maranan

Lecturer in Civil Engineering

Qualifications: PhD, MEng, BSCE

About Ginghis

Dr. Ginghis B. Maranan received his PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Southern Queensland, Australia in 2016. He joined the University of Waikato in 2017 as a Lecturer in Civil Engineering. His research interests include structural analysis, structural testing and investigation, analytical modelling and simulation, reinforced concrete and FRP-reinforced concrete systems, earthquake engineering, and fibre composite materials for civil engineering applications. He has successfully implemented several industry-focused projects that resulted in 24 technical papers published in high-ranking international journals and refereed conference proceedings.

Research Interests

Structural analysis

Structural testing and investigation

Analytical modelling and simulation

Rreinforced concrete and FRP-reinforced concrete systems

Earthquake engineering 

Fibre composite materials for civil engineering applications

Recent Publications

  • Manalo, A., Maranan, G., Sharma, S., Karunasena, W., & Bai, Y. (2017). Temperature-sensitive mechanical properties of GFRP composites in longitudinal and transverse directions: A comparative study. Composite Structures, 173, 255-267. doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2017.04.040

  • Maranan, G., Manalo, A., Benmokrane, B., Karunasena, W., & Mendis, P. (2017). Shear behaviour of geopolymer concrete beams reinforced with glass fiber-reinforced polymer bars. ACI Structural Journal, 114(2), 337-348. Retrieved from

  • Maranan, G., Manalo, A., Benmokrane, B., Karunasena, W., & Mendis, P. (2016). Behaviour of concentrically loaded geopolymer concrete columns reinforced longitudinally and transversely with GFRP bars. Engineering Structures, 117, 422-436. doi:10.1016/j.engstruct.2016.03.036

  • Maranan, G. B. (2016). Structural behaviour of geopolymer concrete beams and columns reinforced with glass fibre reinforced polymer bars. (PhD Thesis, University of Southern Queensland).

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Contact Details

Room: EF.2.04
Phone: +64 7 838 4164