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Faculty Spotlight: Welcome to our New Faculty Members!

Welcome Dr. Ezzeldin!

Dr. Mohamed Ezzeldin has joined the Department of Civil Engineering as of July 1, 2019 as an Assistant Professor focusing in Structural Engineering. Dr. Ezzeldin completed his Ph.D. at McMaster University, and both his M.Sc. and B.Sc. at Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt.

Dr. Ezzeldin's research focuses on two main areas. The first area deals with quantifying the system-level performance of structures under extreme events induced by natural or anthropogenic hazards. The second area focuses on simulating the complex interdependence within large civil infrastructure systems to enhance their overall resilience. He is interested in testing systems and integrating the resulting performance data with numerical simulation and analytical modeling approaches to develop system-level risk assessment and resilience quantification tools. His research in such two areas also capitalizes on different emerging technologies such as data mining, machine learning and other artificial intelligence techniques to develop system performance predictive models.

Welcome Dr. Yang!

Dr. Hao Yang has joined the Department of Civil Engineering as of July 1, 2019 as an Assistant Professor focusing in Transportation Engineering. Dr. Yang completed his M.S. and Ph.D. at the University of California, Irvine. He was also awarded a second Master’s degree in Statistics from the University of California, Irvine. He completed his B.S. at the University of Science and Technology of China.

Dr. Yang's research focuses on the design and evaluation of connected and autonomous vehicle implementations to improve vehicle mobility and energy efficiency for the rapid development of smart cities. His major research interests include modeling and managing the behaviors of connected and autonomous vehicles to mitigate road congestions, to reduce vehicle energy consumption and emissions, and to improve the performance of road transportation services. He is also working on investigating vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications to manage transportation systems from micro- to macro-level urban networks. In addition, he is interested in exploring new mobility services in the era of connected and autonomous vehicles. Dr. Yang believes that connected and autonomous vehicles will not only bring new mobility mode to the existing transportation system, but also reshape the entire society. It would be a key technology which can bring a huge resolution of human lives in the near future.

 

Civil Engineering Alumni Spotlight

Rob Casasanta, B.Eng. `93

“My engineering degree has been very valuable in the design and manufacturing work I do. It also taught me how to learn and adapt to new and different situations. Every day brings its challenges and rewards which allows me to continuously learn and improve.” 

Rob Casasanta, along with his two younger brothers, Vic and Luigi, runs Brantford’s LC Bakery Equipment Services Ltd., a successful manufacturer of industrial and commercial bakery and food services equipment.

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July 30, 2019 /  Department News

McMaster Civil Engineering Graduate student, Gamal Eldeeb had been announced as the winner of the Transport Canada Scholarship

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McMaster Engineering announces summer 2019 faculty apppointments

July 23, 2019 /  Department News

McMaster Engineering announces summer 2019 faculty apppointments

We are pleased to announce the following new appointments to the Faculty of Engineering.

Ishwar K. Puri, dean of Engineering, appointed as member of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

June 29, 2019 /  Department News

Ishwar K. Puri, dean of Engineering, appointed as member of Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada is the largest funder of scientific research in Canada.

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