Research group

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Current Members


Dr. Omeman, Z., 2019-present. FRP-reinforced concrete structures containing seawater.


Shaafi, A., 2019-present. Stability of FRP structures. Co-supervisor: Dr. M. Mohareb.

Hasak, A., 2017-present. Sustainable concrete-filled FRP tubes for wind turbine towers in remote areas. Co-supervisors: Drs. M. Green & A. Fam.

Zahedi, A., 2017-present. Confinement effects on damage development caused by alkali-aggregate reaction. Primary supervisor: Dr. L. Sanchez.

Ismail, L., 2016-present. Shear behaviour of concrete beams affected by alkali-aggregate reaction. Co-supervisor: Dr. L. Sanchez.


Compaore, T., 2019-present. TBD.

Al-Faesly, Z., 2019-present. Feasibility study on re-use in concrete construction.

Lacroix, F., 2018-present. Application of digital image correlation to long-term structural health monitoring.

Khan, Z., 2018-present. Modelling seismic response of FRP-reinforced concrete moment frame structures. Co-supervisor: Dr. M. Saatcioglu.

Thériault, F., 2017-present. Effect of alkali-aggregate reaction on aggregate interlock shear mechanism. Co-supervisor: Dr. L. Sanchez.

Parvizi, M., 2016-present. Behaviour of FRP-reinforced sustainable concrete beams. 

Previous Members


Hayles, M., 2018. Investigation into the mechanical properties and structural behaviour of recycled concrete membersCo-supervised with Dr. L. Sanchez. Current position: Structural Engineer at SHG Engineering.

Ahimoghadam, F., 2018. Effect of recycled concrete aggregate properties on the behaviour of new concrete. Co-supervised with Dr. L. Sanchez.

Roshan, A., 2017. Different approaches to model cover-cracking of RC structures due to corrosion. Co-supervised with Dr. B. Martin-Perez. Current position: Structural Engineer at rCon Engineering.

Undergraduate Student Supervision

I have supervised numerous undergraduate students and groups involved in the following programs:

  • Women Undergraduate Summer Student Research Award
  • American Concrete Institute Ottawa Student Chapter
  • Fourth year engineering Capstone design projects
  • NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award
  • NSERC CREATE Sustainable Engineering in Remote Areas
  • University of Ottawa Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program
  • University of Ottawa Co-op Program
  • American Concrete Institute Student Design Competition – Egg Protection Device
  • American Concrete Institute Student Design Competition – FRP Competition