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

  • Maranan, G. B., Manalo, A. C., Benmokrane, B., Karunasena, W., Mendis, P., & Nguyen, T. Q. (2018). Shear behaviour of geopolymer-concrete beams transversely reinforced with continuous rectangular GFRP composite spirals. Composite Structures, 187, 454-465. doi:10.1016/j.compstruct.2017.12.080

  • 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. B., Manalo, A. C., & Benmokrane, B. (2017). Determination of the flexural and shear moduli of GFRP composite laminates subjected to elevated temperatures. In The 5th International Conference on Durability of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites for Construction and Rehabilitation of Structures (CDCC 2017). Conference held Delta Hotel, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.

  • 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

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Contact Details

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