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Dr. C. Alecsandru Transportation Engineering and Design
  • Traffic operations and control
  • Traffic simulation
  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • Artificial intelligence applications in transportation
Dr. S. Alkass Construction Engineering and Management
  • Construction equipment management
  • Management information systems in construction
  • Construction delay analysis and claims
  • Resource management using neural networks
  • Economic evaluation of construction projects
  • Contractor's cash flows and delays
Dr. L. Amador Transportation Engineering and Asset Management
  • Road Safety and Highway Planning
  • Land Use and Transport Modeling for Transportation Asset Management
  • Practicalities on Infrastructure Management Systems: Treatments Effectiveness, Homogeneous Groups
  • Spatial-Temporal Coordination of Activities and Re-optimization
  • Heuristic Optimization Techniques for Multi-objective Across Assets Analytical Tools
  • Pavement Engineering: Use of Sulphate Ammonia on Frost susceptible pavements, Airport Pavements, Low volume roads.
  • Multilevel Bayesian Statistics and Markov Chain Monte Carlo simulation for Reliability-based performance modeling
Dr. A. Athienitis Solar Energy Engineering, Energy Efficiency
  • Renewable energy, energy efficiency. Integrated photovoltaics/solar energy utilization systems
  • Modeling, optimization and control of building thermal systems
  • Heating ventilation air-conditioning (HVAC)
  • Numerical simulation of heat transfer
  • Thermal performance of the building envelope
  • Daylighting, computer control of motorized shading devices and dimmable lights
Dr. A. Bagchi Structural Engineering
  • Structural dynamics and earthquake Engineering
  • Rehabilitation and structural health monitoring (SHM) of civil infrastructure
  • Reinforced concrete structures
  • Finite and boundary element methods
  • Computer aided design and engineering / Information technology
Dr. A. Bhowmick

Structural Engineering

  • Seismic design and analysis of steel and reinforced concrete structures
  • Bridge Engineering
  • Seismic rehabilitation of steel structures
  • Fatigue of steel structures
  • Connections of steel structures
Dr. Z. Chen Environmental Engineering
  • Modeling of pollutant’s fate and transport in the environment
  • Risk assessment, air pollution, and environmental application of systems analysis and information technology
  • Pollution control planning
  • Management of soil and groundwater contamination, and coastal environmental protection.
Dr. M. Elektorowicz Environmental Engineering
  • Bio-physico-chemical interaction phenomena in soil/groundwater/contaminant matrix
  • Biosolids management
  • Site assessment & remediation - biological, physical and chemical techniques
  • Modelling of contaminant transport in water, sediments and biota
  • Management for Acid Sulfate Soils
  • Waste disposal facilities - landfill, recycling, and recovery
Dr. P. Fazio Building Envelope
  • The performance of the building envelope
  • Movement of heat, air & moisture
  • Energy efficiency
Dr. D. Feldman Building Materials
  • Polymers (plastics, adhesives, sealants etc)
  • Composites based on synthetic fibres
  • Polymers and organic compounds for energy conservation
Dr. K. Galal Structural Engineering
  • Seismic rehabilitation of reinforced concrete and masonry structures
  • Applications of advanced composite materials in upgrading of structures
  • Performance-based design of structures
  • Modeling of building structures and bridges
  • Earthquake engineering and structural dynamics
Dr. K. Ha Structural Engineering
  • Structural systems
  • Finite element analysis
  • Structural mechanics
  • Computer aided design
Dr. F. Haghighat Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation
  • Building material characterization
  • Modeling of airflow and contaminant dispersal
  • Indoor air environmental control strategies
  • Measurement techniques for airflow and indoor Air Quality
  • Advanced ventilation technologies (Hybrid ventilation)
Dr. A. Hanna Geotechnical Engineering
  • Soil-structure interaction
  • Bearing and uplift capacities of pile foundations
  • Pull-out capacity of plate and helical anchors
  • Performance of shell type foundations
  • Performance of subgrade and pavement materials in highways
Dr. S. Li Hydraulics and Water Resources
  • Sediment transport in gravel-bed rivers and river erosion
  • Computational methods in river hydraulics and density-stratified flow
  • Pollutant transport and turbulent mixing in shallow waters
  • Water-ice interaction
  • Coastal hydraulics
Dr. L. Lin Structural Engineering
  • Seismic performance of buildings and bridges

  • Performance-based earthquake engineering

  • Development of seismic fragility curves for buildings and bridges

  • Development of improved intensity measures for probabilistic seismic demand analysis

  • Seismic risk assessment using HAZUS-MH

  • Characterization of seismic ground motions

Dr. O. Moselhi Construction Engineering and Management
  • Integrated cost and time control & project risk assessment
  • Planning, tracking and control of construction operations
  • Web-based project performance system
  • Optimization model for site selection and evaluation
Dr. C. Mulligan Environmental Engineering
  • Surfactant-enhanced washing and flushing of contaminated soils and sediments
  • Treatment and management of metal-contaminated soils, sediments and wastes
  • Bioremediation
  • Physical, chemical and biological treatment of wastewater
  • Biological treatment of air.
Dr. M. Nokken Building Materials
  • Development of on-site techniques to assess adequate curing and durability of concrete
  • Durability health monitoring
  • Repair and rehabilitation of civil infrastructure
  • Optimization of supplementary materials for sustainability and durability
  • Permeability and Pore Structure Development
  • Cemented mine backfill
Dr. O. Pekau Structural Engineering
  • Earthquake resistant design of buildings
  • Seismic fracture analysis of concrete dams
  • Progressive collapse of precast panel structures
  • Controlling seismic damage in asymmetric structures
  • Computer applications in structural engineering
Dr. S. Ramahan Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental applications and implications of nanomaterials
  • Membrane separations
  • Electrochemical advanced oxidation
  • Resource recovery from waste
  • Process modelling for advanced treatment technologies
Dr. A. Ramamurthy

Environmental Engineering

  • Water quality modeling
  • Site remediation
  • Ground water and surface water contamination

Fluids Engineering and Hydraulics

  • CFD modeling
  • Flow measurement
  • Fluids engineering
  • Hydraulic engineering
  • Water resources engineering
Dr. T. Stathopoulos Wind Engineering
  • Wind effects on buildings & building aerodynamics
  • Wind environment
  • Dispersion of pollutants in the urban environment
  • Computational wind engineering
  • Codification of wind effects
Dr. L. Tirca Structural Engineering
  • Design Buildings to Withstand Seismic Forces
  • Design Steel Structures with Different Dissipation Devices
  • Seismic Retrofit and Rehabilitation of Existing Steel Structures
  • Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering
Dr. L. Wang Building Environment
  • Forecasting/Hybrid building simulations using weather forecasting models
  • Building airflow and thermal management
  • High-rise building fire protection and smoke management
  • Modeling and sub-scale experiments for building fire smoke management
  • Integrating Fire Dynamics Simulator with multizone network model CONTAM
  • Real-time building simulations
  • Computational fluid dynamics applied to building designs
  • Whole-building annual energy analysis
Dr. M. Zaheeruddin HVAC and Control Systems
  • Decentralized and Multivariable controls
  • Optimization of HVAC processes
  • Experimental Methods in HVAC Controls
  • Computer-Aided Design of HVAC Systems
  • Diagnostics of HVAC Systems
Dr. T. Zayed Construction Engineering and Management
  • Sustainable pavement marking management systems
  • Sustainable water systems
  • Sustainable sewer systems
  • Sustainable tunnels and metro stations
Dr. Z. Zhu Construction Engineering and Management
  • Building Information Modeling with Data Sensing and Analysis
  • Transmission Pipelines Inspection and Condition Assessment
  • Project Constructability and Productivity Analysis
Dr. R. Zmeureanu Energy Efficiency
  • Design and analysis of energy-efficient buildings.
  • Sustainable development concept applied to buildings
  • Second law analysis of HVAC systems
  • Optimization of life cycle performance of buildings and HVAC systems
  • Computer modelling of energy performance of buildings and HVAC systems
  • Computer modelling of refrigeration systems for ice rinks
  • Net zero energy houses
  • Analysis and validation of building energy analysis programs.
  • Impact of building design and control strategies on thermal comfort
Dr. A. Zsaki Geotechnical Engineering
  • Numerical modeling of the drying and cracking of geomaterials in 2D and 3D.
  • Rock fracture using 2D and 3D discrete elements.
  • Parallel computation of stresses around underground excavations.
  • Large-scale geometry and mesh optimization for underground excavations.
  • Numerical modeling of impact and stress propagation through geomaterials.
  • Automatic mesh generation for application in numerical stress analysis.

 
 

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