Civil and Environmental EngineeringWestern Engineering

Students Supervised

Postdoctoral Students

Muhammad Niknami [Western], Development of TSE for resource recovery and renewable energy production from lignocellulose biomass (with A. Hrymak)(February 2012 - May 2017)
Ahmed Soliman [Western], Applications of oil sand cuttings waste material in cementitious mixtures used in foundation construction (October 2014- May 2016)
Wenbing Wu [China], Dynamic behaviour of steel pipe piles (May 2015 - April 2016)
Bahira Abdulsalam [Sherbrooke], Rehabilitation of precast concrete pipes (January 2015 - December 2016)
Ramazan Livaoglu [Uludag University, Turkey], Seismic response of elevated tanks (May 2011 - April 2012)
Mehdi Haydari, Development of SWM based P-y curve approach for piles. Shiraz University, Iran (October 2011 - June 2012)
Hisham Hafez [Western], Biohydrogen production from thin stillage (June 2010-2011)
Dhalia Hafez [Windsor University], Use of micropiles in seismic applications (December 2007-2009)

Visiting Scholars

Nabil Nagy [MTC, Egypt], Dynamic characteristics of shredded tire backfill (February 2016 - August 2016)
Ramazan Livaoglu [Uludag University, Turkey], Seismic response of elevated tanks (May 2011 - April 2012)
Alessandro Tombari [Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy], Seismic pile-soil interaction (May 2011 - April 2012)
Alexis Rose [City University, London, UK], Numerical modelling of perimeter pile groups (May 2011 - December 2011 and May 2012 - September 2012).

Doctoral Students

2017

Mohamoud Kassem, Comparative investigation of bored and continuous flight auger piles with consideration of green concrete [Assistant Professor, Arab Academy]
Morteza MousaviThermo-Hydro-Mechanical Analysis of Evaporation from unsaturated soils [Assistant Professor, Sharif University]
Noha Nasr, Investigation of bio-hydrogen production optimization from synthetic and real wastes using pure and mixed cultures
Naemeh Nagavi-Abiazani, Liquefaction assessment of carbonate-silica silty sands using energy, state parameter and shear velocity [Geotechnical Engineer EIT, Terraprobe]

2016

Saeed AhmedDevelopment of piezoelectric ring actuators for measurement of soil shear wave velocity
Behrang Dadfar, Seismic vulnerability of buried energy pipelines in northern Canada [Geostructural Engineering Specialist, Hatch]
Hayder Al-Maamori, Investigation of time-dependent behaviour of micro-tunneling construction in Queenston shale [Postdoctoral Fellow, Western]

2015

Bahman Daee, Application of polyurethane products in accelerated construction of innovative
Muhammad Diab, Behaviour of helical pile connectors for new foundations [Project Manager, Pretium Anderson]
Ahmed Fahmy, Monotonic and cyclic performance of a spun-cast ductile iron helical tapered piles [Intermediate Associate, -30- Forensic Engineering]

2014

Ahmed AlNuaim, Performance of micropiled raft in sand and clay: Centrifuge and numerical studies [Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering Department, King Saud University, KSA]
Ahmed Taha, Static and seismic performance of geosynthetics - strengthened pile foundations [Assistant Professor, Taibah University, KSA]

2013

Osama Abuhajar, Static and seismic soil-culvert interaction (co-supervisor T. Newson) [Postdoc]
Meckkey ElSharnouby, Behaviour of reinforced and FRP - reinforced helical pulldown micropile [Design Engineer, Atlantic Industries]

2012

Ahmed Abdel-Aziz, Performance of hollow bar micropiles under axial and lateral loads in cohesive soils [AMEC, Calgary]

2011

Ashref Alzawi, Vibration isolation using in-filled geofoam trench barriers [Lead Geotechnical Engineer, HPS, Edmonton]
Mohamed Elkasabgy, Dynamic and static performance of large-capacity helical piles in cohesive soils [Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Wood, Calgary]
Mohamed El-Marassi, Investigation of hybrid monopile-footing foundation systems subjected to combined loading. (co-supervisor T. Newson)  [Senior Associate, Parkland Geotechnical, Calgary]
Dimitar MihaylovSeismic microzonation of great Toronto area and influence of building resonances on measured soil response [Assistant Professor, Lulea University, Sweden]

2010

Hisham Hafez, A novel system for biological hydrogen production from wastes (co-supervisor G. Nakhla) [Adjunct Professor, Ryerson University]
Richard Oskirko, Assessment of topography seismic site effects [Professor, Fanshawe College]

2008

Charles Annan, Applicability of traditional design procedures to modular steel buildings (co-supervisor M. Youssef) [Associate Professor, Laval University]
Reem Sabouni, Experimental investigation and numerical modelling of circular precast concrete manholes [Chair, Department of Civil Engineering, ALHOSN University, UAE]
Alper Turan, Physical modelling of seismic soil-structure interaction. (co-supervisor S. Hinchberger) [Principal Engineer, SABIC, Saudi, Arabia]

2007

Yasser Abdelghany, Monotonic and cyclic behaviour of helical screw piles under axial and lateral loading [Founder, President & CEO, YA Engineering, British Columbia]
Irshad Ahmad, Neural network modelling of seismic events and effects (co-supervisor Z. Khan) [Associate Professor, Pakistan]
Zahid Khan, Dynamic characterization of soils: Effect of frequency and loading amplitudes (co-supervisor Casante) [Assistant Professor, American University, Sharjah, UAE]
Mohammad Rayhani, Centrifuge study of seismic soil-structure interaction [Associate Professor, Carleton University]

2006

Nii Allotey, Nonlinear soil-structure interaction in performance-based design [AECL]
Mehrdad Hamidi, Sliding concave foundation (SCF) isolation system [Lead Engineer, Zamin Enterprise Inc., BC.]

2005

Mehrdad Kimieai, Seismic response of offshore structures. (co-supervisor Shayanfar) [Assistant Professor, University of Western Australia]

2003

Mohammed Sakr, Construction and performance of FRP-concrete composite piles (co-supervisor M. Nehdi) [Engineering Manager, P. Machibroda Engineering Ltd., Edmonton]

2002

Yasser Mostafa, Response of offshore platforms with soil-structure-fluid interaction [Managing Direct, YMEC and Proessor of Engineering at Ain Shams University, Egypt]

2001

Amir Halabian, Dynamic response of tall structures supported by flexible foundations [Professor, Isfahan University of Technology, Richmond Hill]

Masters Students

2017

Moustafa El-sawySeismic performance of helical piles [Structural Engineer, AECOM, New York]
Ahmed Mneina, Static and dynamic properties of CLSM incorporating TOSW

2016

Moustafa Aboutabikh, Application of treated oil sands drill cuttings waste in micropiles construction [Graduate Student Researcher, Students' Council, Western University]
Abdelrahman Ramadan, Parametric study of vertical ground loop heat exchangers for ground source heat pump stations (co-supervisor, chief advisor Siddique)[Mechanical Engineer]

2015

Jared Harnish, Torque-capacity correlations for helical piles [Project Manager, Anchor Shoring & Caissons Ltd.]

2014

Madhavi Gupta, Biohydrogen production from treated corn cobs. (Co-supervisor G. Nakhla) [PhD student]

2013

Osama Drbe, Investigation of hollow bar micropiles in cohesive soil [PhD student]
Ali El-Takch, Cyclic and post-cyclic response of silt and sand silt soils. (co-supervisor A. Sadrekarimi) [Geotechnical Engineer, Hatch, Vancouver]

2012

Noha Nasr, Investigation of bio-hydrogen and bio-methane production from thin stillage (co-supervisor A. Sadrekarimi) [PhD Student]
Kimberly Rasmussen, Investigation of monotonic and cyclic behaviour of Leda clay [EIT, Golder Associates, Vancouver]

2011

Zeyad Elserbiny, Axial and lateral performance of helical pile groups [Structural Engineer, AMEC Foster Wheeler, Calgary]
Thomas Lardner, Behaviour of the bedrock during excavation for the Bow (co-supervisor K.Y. Lo) [PhD student, Western]

2010

Ahmed AlNauim, Performance of foundations in Sabkha soil - numerical investigation [PhD student, Western]
Nick McCabeDetection and quantification of amplitude modulation in wind turbine noise through envelope analysis [Senior Acoustic Engineer, HGC Engineering Inc., Toronto]
Christopher Ty Ing, Application of expanding polyurethane foam for upgrading the seismic resistance of unreinforced masonry structures. (co-supervisor M. Youssef) [Defense Construction, Canada, CFB]

2008

Hesham El-Ganainy, Seismic response of buildings with multiple underground stories [Rizzo Associates Inc., USA]
Mahmoud Meckkey El-Sharnouby, Numerical investigation of expansion anchors [PhD student, Western]
Kimberly Read, Empirical and numerical site-response calculations at POLARIS seismograph stations.

2006

Ben Livneh, Axial performance of square shaft helical piles [Assistant Professor, Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado]

2005

Muhammad Khan, Innovative tapered ACIP concrete piles in cohesive soil [Senior Engineer, MTO, London, ON]

2004

Mahmoud Ahmed, Seismic connections of helical piers (co-supervisor M. Youssef) [PCS Engineer, Projacs International, Kuwait]
Reem SabouniSeismic response of low-rise buildings [Chair, Department of Civil Engineering, ALHOSN University, UAE]

2002

Abdel-Ghafar Chehab, Active and passive vibration control for machine foundations [Senior Project Engineer at Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd., UAE]

2001

Hassan El-Chabib, Self consolidating concrete for foundation applications (co-supervisor M. Nehdi) [Structural Engineer, YAS P.C. Consulting Engineers, London, ON]
Sean Routledge, Effect of electro-osmotic treatment on piles response [Area Operations Manager, Carmeuse North America, Waterloo]

1999

Michael Baldinelli, Behaviour of tapered piles established from large-scale model tests [Principal, Strik Baldinelli Moniz Consulting]
Kevin Bentley, Lateral response of piles under extreme lateral loading [Associate, Golder Associates Limited, Toronto]
Mohammed SakrCentrifuge testing of axial response of tapered piles (co-supervisor M. Nehdi) [Engineering Manager, P. Machibroda Engineering Ltd., Edmonton]

1998

Jin Qi Wei, Behaviour of tapered piles established from large-scale model tests [Coffey International, Calgary]

1997

Mohamed A. Meguid, Response of piles in electrically strengthened clay (co-supervisor J. Shang) [Professor of Civil Engineering, McGill University]