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Sustainable and properly planned infrastructure improves our transportation networks, roads, community buildings, water and waste water supplies and access to power.

Infrastructure is Essential.

Infrastructure is essential to the economic, social and political fabric of communities.

Sustainable and properly planned infrastructure improves our transportation networks, roads, community buildings, water and waste water supplies and access to power.

This group of researchers is working closely with government and industry partners to make great strides in safe, sustainable, and eco-friendly structures.

Challenges: Eco-friendly and sustainable buildings, restoring and improving infrastructure, improving building integrity to protect against disasters.

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Dr. Georgios Balomenos

Assistant Professor

Structural Engineering; Resilience and Sustainability of Infrastructure; Multi-hazard Risk Assessment; Resilience-based and Multi-Hazard Design; Risk Analysis of Interdependent Infrastructure; Structural Reliability and Optimization

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Dr. Samir Chidiac

Professor

Structural Materials, Concrete, Masonry, Building Science, Numerical Methods

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Dr. Paulin Coulibaly

Professor

Hydrologic Modelling; Flood Forecasting; Water Resources; Climate Change Impact, Adaptation; Statistical Hydrology; Hydroinformatics; Remote Sensing Hydrology; Data Assimilation; Hydrometric Network Design

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Dr. Wael El-Dakhakhni

Professor

Complex Interdependent Networks & Systems Simulation; Data-driven Models; Systemic Risk & Resilience Quantification; Performance Prediction under Multi-hazard Scenarios.

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Dr. Mohamed Ezzeldin

Assistant Professor

Earthquake Engineering; Reinforced Masonry Systems; Dynamic Testing; Resilient Infrastructure Systems; Risk Assessment; Data Analytics

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Dr. Sonia Hassini

Assistant Professor

Water resources systems; Urban stormwater management; Rainfall and runoff data analysis; Hydrological modelling; Analytical flood frequency modelling

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Dr. Mohamed Hussein

Assistant Professor

Active modes of travel; enhancing road safety to support sustainability; application of innovation tools; AI; machine learning; computer vision; agent-based modeling to analyze road-user behaviour; Risk-based design of Highways and Transportation networks

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Dr. Zoe Li

Assistant Professor

Uncertainty Analysis; Risk Management; Stochastic Modelling; Water Resources Management; Climate Change Impacts; Environmental Systems Analysis

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Dr. Moataz Mohamed

Assistant Professor

Systemic Impacts and Risk Analysis; Electrification of Transit Systems; Optimization Models and Adaptive Systems; Public Transit Modelling and Operation; Autonomous, Connected, and Electric Mobility; Multivariate Data Analysis; Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA); Intelligent Transportation Systems; Transportation Planning and Demand Modelling; Preferences and Choice Modelling

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Dr. SeonHong Na

Assistant Professor

Computational Geomechanics; Geotechnical Engineering; Poromechanics; Soil Mechanics; Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical (THM) Modelling; Micromechanics; Plasticity; Damage and Fracture Mechanics; Constitutive Laws; Inverse Problem

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Dr. Stanislaw Pietruszczak

Professor (Emeritus)

Mechanics of Solids; Constitutive Relations in Inelastic Range; Numerical Analysis of Structural and Geotechnical Problems

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Dr. Saiedeh Razavi

Associate Professor

Construction; Transportation; Construction Work Zone; Smart Construction; Intelligent Transportation Systems; Safety; Mobility; Connected Vehicle; Autonomous Vehicle; Smart Cities; Infrastructure Management; Logistics; Sensing; Automation; Data Fusion; Risk Analysis; Artificial Intelligence; Machine Learning

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Dr. Ken S. (Siva) Sivakumaran

Professor

Structural Engineering, Coldformed Steel Structures

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Dr. Dieter Stolle

Professor (Emeritus)

Geotechnical Engineering; Finite Element Modelling; Numerical Modelling; Highway Materials

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Dr. Michael Tait

Department Chair

Structural Dynamics; Structural Monitoring; Retrofit of Structures; Rehabilitation of Structures; Tuned Liquid Dampers; Tuned Liquid Column Dampers; Tuned Mass Dampers; Blast Loading

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Dr. Lydell Wiebe

Associate Professor

Earthquake Engineering; Structural Dynamics; Seismic Resilience; Self-Centering Systems; Controlled Rocking Systems; Steel Structures; Reinforced Masonry

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Dr. Cancan Yang

Assistant Professor

Prestressed Concrete Bridges; Structural Application of Novel Materials; Damage Mitigation; Accelerated Bridge Construction; Seismic Resiliency and Sustainability; Large-scale Structural Testing; Nonlinear Structural Analysis; Reinforced Concrete Structures

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Wikwemikong High School Grad. Wins Engineering Award

October 22, 2019 /  Department News

Wikwemikong High School Grad. Wins Engineering Award

Wiikwemkoong’s Skylar Manitowabi has recently been honoured by the Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation as the inaugural recipient of the Robert Olivier Memorial Award. The 24-year-old is now finishing his final year at McMaster University’s civil engineering infrastructure program.

What makes Mac Eng students stand out? We asked Canada's largest telecom provider

September 30, 2019 /  Department News

What makes Mac Eng students stand out? We asked Canada's largest telecom provider

As employer of the week, Rogers mentored students on branding themselves and preparing for the career of their lives.

Sessional Faculty Member's Appointment to Conservation Halton Board of Directors

April 12, 2019 /  Department News

Sessional Faculty Member's Appointment to Conservation Halton Board of Directors

Congratulations to Dr. Zobia Jawed!

McMaster Engineering announces new faculty appointments spring 2019

April 10, 2019 /  Department News

McMaster Engineering announces new faculty appointments spring 2019

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

McMaster Engineering announces new faculty appointments

January 4, 2019 /  Department News

McMaster Engineering announces new faculty appointments

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

Fresh Faces: Michael Justason

September 10, 2018 /  Department News

Fresh Faces: Michael Justason

Welcome to Fresh Faces. In this series, we’re highlighting more than 40 Engineering faculty members, all hired in the last five years, who are doing interesting and innovative things in the lab and the classroom.

Fresh Faces: Tracy Becker

August 23, 2018 /  Department News

Fresh Faces: Tracy Becker

Welcome to Fresh Faces. In this series, we’re highlighting 43 Engineering faculty members, all hired within the last five years, who are doing interesting and innovative things in the lab and the classroom.

Fresh Faces: Lydell Wiebe

July 18, 2018 /  Department News

Fresh Faces: Lydell Wiebe

Welcome to Fresh Faces. In this series, we’re highlighting 43 Engineering faculty members, all hired within the last five years, who are doing interesting and innovative things in the lab and the classroom.

Engineering researchers receive $1.9 million in federal funding

August 15, 2017 /  Department News

Engineering researchers receive $1.9 million in federal funding

Six McMaster researchers have been awarded more than $1.9 million combined for infrastructure funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).

Dr. Saiedeh Razavi Appointed Director of the McMaster Institute for Transportation and Logistics (MITL)

July 1, 2017 /  Department News

Dr. Saiedeh Razavi Appointed Director of the McMaster Institute for Transportation and Logistics (MITL)

The Department of Civil Engineering is very pleased to announce that Dr. Saiedeh Razavi has been appointed Director of the McMaster Institute for Transportation and Logistics.

#InsidetheLab: Bearings support bridges, but how long can they last?

July 12, 2017 /  Department News

#InsidetheLab: Bearings support bridges, but how long can they last?

#InsidetheLab: is McMaster Engineering’s new Instagram story series that gives a behind-the-scenes look at how our students are working towards tackling the grand challenges facing our world through innovative research projects.

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March 2, 2017 /  Department News

McMaster Civil Engineers testing isolation bearings

Look inside the Applied Dynamics Lab to see how McMaster Civil Engineers test isolation bearings.

McMaster Engineering welcomes nine new faculty

July 17, 2017 /  Department News

McMaster Engineering welcomes nine new faculty

"With the addition of our new faculty members, we will continue to strengthen our reputation as one of the top engineering schools in Canada and worldwide while building a brighter world." -Ishwar K. Puri, Dean of Engineering

Industry innovators appointed as Chairs in Effective Design of Structures, Manufacturing and Management

July 7, 2017 /  Department News

Industry innovators appointed as Chairs in Effective Design of Structures, Manufacturing and Management

Three professors have been appointed as Chairs for the Faculty of Engineering at McMaster University.

Dr. Lydell Wiebe Honored with Teaching Excellence Award

June 5, 2017 /  Department News

Dr. Lydell Wiebe Honored with Teaching Excellence Award

The Department of Civil Engineering would like to congratulate Dr. Lydell Wiebe on receiving the Faculty of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award. This honour is awarded each year at the Faculty of Engineering Applause and Accolades event which was held on May 4th, 2017.

Dr. Wael El-Dakhakhni Named University Scholar

June 6, 2017 /  Department News

Dr. Wael El-Dakhakhni Named University Scholar

The Department of Civil Engineering is very pleased to share that Dr. Wael El-Dakhakhni has been honoured by the University Senate with the title of University Scholar. This honour is conferred on mid-career faculty members who have distinguished themselves as world class researchers and scholars.

Shady Salem Wins ASCE Award

June 4, 2017 /  Department News

Shady Salem Wins ASCE Award

Shady Salem, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Civil Engineering, received the second-place award in the international competition organized by the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Objective Resilience Committee.

2017 Ontario Graduate Scholarship Receipients

June 1, 2017 /  Department News

2017 Ontario Graduate Scholarship Receipients

Congratulations Nathan, Ricky and Shannon!

2017 NSERC CGS-M Recipients

June 1, 2017 /  Department News

2017 NSERC CGS-M Recipients

Congratulations Kevin and Bryanna!