Dr. Martin Noël is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Structures Laboratory in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Ottawa. He received his BSc degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Manitoba in 2009 and his PhD in Structural Engineering from the University of Waterloo in 2013. He was a post-doctoral fellow at Queen’s University prior to joining uOttawa in 2015. He has held appointments as Adjunct Professor at Queen’s University and Shijiazhuang Tiedao University.
Dr. Noël’s research interests include the behaviour and durability of concrete structures and composite materials, as well as the use of sustainable building materials and structural health monitoring applications. He has conducted research in a variety of areas including the fatigue behaviour and durability of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures with FRP composite materials, the performance of structures in fire or in cold regions, and the use of structural health monitoring technologies such as fibre optic sensors and digital image correlation techniques. He has taught courses at the University of Ottawa, Queen’s University, and the University of Waterloo, and has worked for Halsall Associates in Toronto (now WSP). He has been an invited Professor at Shijiazhuang Tiedao University in China.
Dr. Noël is currently the Chair of Committee 215 (Fatigue) of the American Concrete Institute, and is a member of ACI Committees 440 (Fiber Reinforced Polymers), 444 (Structural Health Monitoring and Instrumentation), and 555 (Concrete with Recycled Materials), as well as the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, the Canadian Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, the International Institute for FRP in Construction, and the Canada Green Building Council. He is also a collaborator for an NSERC CREATE training program on Sustainable Engineering in Remote Areas and a member of the Hazard Mitigation and Disaster Management Research Centre at the University of Ottawa. He is also an international partner of the Concrete Innovation Group at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile.
Dr. Noël’s current research focus is on the path forward towards sustainable construction through the use of eco-efficient concrete materials, and the structural implications of various deterioration mechanisms in concrete. Please contact him for additional information regarding graduate student opportunities and research collaborations.