RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Ecological concrete, 

  • Fiber-reinforced concrete,

  • Nano-modified concrete,

  • Strain-hardening cementitious composites,

  • Structural performance of sustainable concrete,

  • Ultra-high-performance concrete,

  • Further interests: Active pedagogies, Engineering Education, Innovation in higher education.

EDUCATION

07/2015 – 06/2019

University of Sherbrooke,Sherbrooke, QC.
Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (as a Vanier Scholar of NSERC)
Dissertation: Nano-engineering concrete properties for enhanced performance
Jury: Surendra P. Shah (Northwestern University); Victor C. Li (University of Michigan); Carmel Jolicoeur (University of Sherbrooke); Richard Gagné (University of Sherbrooke); Ammar Yahia (University of Sherbrooke); Arezki Tagnit-Hamou (University of Sherbrooke).

09/2016 – 12/2018


University of Sherbrooke,
Sherbrooke, QC
Graduate Diploma in Higher Education Pedagogy 
Major theme: Competence development in active learning strategies, authentic learning, student-centered teaching approaches, curricular reforms, innovation in higher education.

09/2006 – 12/2009

University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE
M.Sc. Civil Engineering (1 st Class honor)
GPA: 3.94 out of 4.00
Thesis: Diaphragm Behavior of Fiber- Reinforced Composite Deck Slabs

02/2002 – 05/2006

University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE
B.Sc. in Civil Engineering (1 st Class honor)
GPA: 3.85 out of 4.00
Graduation Project: Structural Design of a G+50 Residential Building

EMPLOYMENT

06/2020 – Present

University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC
Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, College of Sciences

  • Course developer and instructor for CHM306-Introduction to material sciences, to be delivered in autumn 2020,
  • Instructor for CHM506-Chimie des matériaux, to be delivered in autumn 2020.

07/2019 – Present

University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC
MITACS Postdoctoral Research Fellow

  • Project coordinator: Technology transfer of nanocellulose-modified concrete,
  • Project coordinator: Effect of carboxylated cellulose nanocrystals on the properties of cement and concrete composites,
  • Recently coordinated a multidisciplinary tram for designing and submitting a $24 Million project in the context of New Research Frontiers-Transformation.

07/2015 – 06/2019

University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC
Ph.D. Candidate and Reseach & Teaching Assistant

  • Team leader for a project on the valorization of cellulose filaments in concrete,
  • Assisted in teaching activities (GCI710-Hydraulic Binders, GCI712-Microstructure and physiochemistry of cement and concrete, GIN102-Complementary Math),
  • Supervised graduate students and undergaduate trainees.

09/2011 – 06/2015

University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE
Lecturer of Structural Design, Department of Architectural Engineering

  • Courses developed and taught: (Fundamentals of Structural Analysis, Reinforced Concrete Design, Structural Steel Design, Modern Structural Systems),
  • Administrative Tasks: Coordination of accreditation activities, Curriculum development.

09/2014 – 06/2015

Heriot University-Dubai Campus, Dubai, UAE
Adjunct Lecturer, School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure & Society,
Courses taught: Construction Technology I, Construction Technology II.

08/ 2009 – 08/2011

University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE
Lab Engineer, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

  • Conducted lab sessions in testing of construction materials,
  • Conducted large-scale structural tests of steel and concrete.

09/2006 – 08/2009

University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE
Research & Teaching Assistant, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

  • Taught Computer-Aided Analysis and Design of Structures,
  • Conducted tutorial/laboratory sessions in structural engineering courses.
curriculum vitae