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]
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 ElsawySeismic performance of helical piles
Ahmed Mneineh, Static and dynamic properties of CLSM incorporating TOSW

2016

Moustafa Aboutabikh, Application of treated oil sands drill cuttings waste in micropiles construction [PhD student]
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]