School: The School of Surveying & Planning
Position: Senior Lecturer
Bahram has dual qualifications in Law and Engineering. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb).
Bahram is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Surveying & Planning, and, as an academic lawyer, is primarily involved in the teaching of Built Environment Law, European Law, Environmental Law & Policy and Planning Law & Policy, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He also lectures on Sustainable Development, with particular emphasis on policy, legislative and institutional frameworks at national, European and International levels.
Bahram is a key member of the University's 'Nuclear Group' - an interdisciplinary group offering expertise in Contaminated Land (Chemical & Radioactive); Radon; Radionuclides in the Environment (atmospheric & aquatic); NORM (Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials); and Nuclear Waste.
He has had appointments in academia, research, commerce, and industry - both in the UK and abroad. Since 2001 he has been a visiting academic at the University of Surrey, Physics Department, where he teaches nuclear law and environmental law. Since 2007 he has been a visiting academic in Built Environment Law at the University of Greenwich, London.
Bahram's current research interests and publications encompass technical and legal issues relating to Energy, Environment, Spatial Planning and Nuclear Energy. His selected research output is listed below:
1. Ghiassee B (2011), Conservation and other Controls, in Harris C (ed), Planning Factbook, Croner, Wolters Kluwer (UK) Publishing, London.
2. Ghiassee B (2010) Hazardous Substances and Hazardous Waste, in Harris C (ed), Planning Factbook, Wolters Kluwer, London.
3. Ghiassee B (2006) Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) – A case Study in Dispute Resolution & Compliance (Submitted to an International Organisation, 2006).
Bahram teaches at levels, 4, 5 & 6 (Undergraduate) and post graduate levels. Topics he is currently teaching include, inter alia, Built Environment Law, Law of Tort, Law of Contract, European Law, Environmental Law & Policy , Planning Law & Policy, Environmental Planning, Sustainable Development (Institutional & legislative Frameworks), and 'Art & Law'.
Bahram has supervised more than 60 Postgraduate students (MSc & MA) at Kingston and other Universities. Research projects have been diverse, encompassing, inter alia, Spatial Planning; European and National Environmental Law & Policy; Energy ( Renewables and Nuclear); Urban Regeneration; Construction Materials; Environmental Sustainability; Waste; Environmental & radiological impact of the nuclear fuel cycle; and Dispute Resolution (Mediation, Arbitration and Adjudication).
Ghiassee, Barham (2010) The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty: forty years of international peace & energy security. Nuclear Future, 6(6), pp. 337-341. ISSN (print) 1745-2058
Ghiassee, Barham (2010) Book Review of: 'Nuclear law: the law applying to nuclear installations and radioactive substances in its historic context' (2nd ed.) by Stephen Tromans. Nuclear Future, 6(4), pp. 221-222. ISSN (print) 1745-2058
Ghiassee, Barham (2010) Strategic Siting Assessment: informing the nuclear national policy statement for new nuclear power stations. Nuclear Future, 6(2), ISSN (print) 1745-2058
Ghiassee, Bahram (2009) Generic Design Assessment: facilitating nuclear new build in the UK. Nuclear Future, 5(6), pp. 321-327. ISSN (print) 1745-2058
Ghiassee, Barham (2009) High Court rules for the UK nuclear test veterans. Nuclear Future, 5(6), pp. 291-292. ISSN (print) 1745-2058
Ghiassee, Bahram (2009) Justification decision: the first hurdle to nuclear build. Nuclear Future, 5(2), pp. 79-84. ISSN (print) 1745-2058
Ghiassee, N.B. (1986) Vapour-pressure equations for solid and liquid UF[sub]6. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 139(3), pp. 284-286. ISSN (print) 0022-3115