Ismail started his PhD at the University of Glasgow in 2019. His project aim is to investigate the influence of time dependence of concrete on corrosion-induced cracking. Before that, he has been working for 2 years with Civil Engineering Department at the College of Technical Sciences in Misurata, Libya and in 2016 he completed an MSc in Civil and Structural Engineering from the University of South Wales, UK.
He finished the undergraduate studies in Civil Engineering in the Higher Institute of Sciences and Technology in Libya in 2006. After that, he worked for 7 years as a member of the engineering team of the Contracting Company on infrastructure projects in Libya.