I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Sherbrooke (QC). I work with Prof. Arezki Tagnit-Hamou in the Research Centre on Concrete Infrastructure while collaborating closely with several industry partners . I did my PhD at the University of Sherbrooke in 2019 as a Vanier Scholar of the Natural Sciences and Engineering ResearchCouncil of Canada (NSREC). I obtained my MSc in Structural Engineering and my BSc in Civil Engineering at the University of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) where I served as a Lab Engineer for two years then as a full-time Lecturer of Structural Design for four years.
With a background in structural engineering (at the MSc level) and in concrete technology (at the PhD level), my current and future research focuse primarily on leveraging my expertise in concrete technology and in structures to develop innovative solutions in cement and concrete composites for sustainable concrete infrastructures. For this, I employ a blend of experimental and numerical tools to address a variety of challenges including:
Development of ecological cost-effective high-performance cement composites
Controlling the volumetric instability of ultra-high-performance concrete
Development of strain-hardening cementitious composites with controlled crack width
Innovative repair solutions for aging concrete infrastructure
Smart cement composites for sustainable and resilient concrete infrastructure
Beside my mainstream research, I am interested in Engineering Education with a particular focus on Active Pedagogies (e.g., Project-Based Learning), Innovation in Higher Education, and Curricular Reforms.