Research group

Please contact me at MartinNoel@uOttawa.ca for more information on current opportunities.

Current Members

Post-doctoral

Dr. Zahedi, A., 2021-present. Evaluation of the Champlain Bridge after nearly 60 years in service. Co-supervised with Drs. L. Sanchez & B. Martin-Perez.

Doctoral

Mahmood, O., 2021-present. Structural and thermal performance of hempcrete. Co-supervised with Dr. M. Kavgic.

Tawil, D., 2021-present. Performance of corroded infill slabs extracted from Champlain Bridge after 60 years in service. Co-supervised with Drs. B. Martin-Perez & L. Sanchez.

Alavi, S.A., 2020-present. Application of artificial intelligence techniques to predict concrete strength using non-destructive testing.

Fowai, I., 2020-present. Field performance of FRP retrofits on the Champlain Bridge. Co-supervisors: Drs. B. Martin-Perez & L. Sanchez.

Gorga, R. 2020-present. Finite element modelling of Champlain Bridge after nearly 60 years in service. Co-supervised with Drs. L. Sanchez & B. Martin-Perez.

Kristufek, L. 2020-present. Diagnosis and prognosis of the Champlain Bridge: Material aspects. Co-supervised with Drs. L. Sanchez & B. Martin-Perez.

Hasak, A., 2017-present. Sustainable concrete-filled FRP tubes for wind turbine towers in remote areas. Co-supervisors: Drs. M. Green & A. Fam.

Masters

Fattahi, M., 2022-present. Shear strength predictions for corroded reinforced concrete beams.

Zahmak, A. 2020-present. Development of anchor systems for FRCM retrofits.

Previous Members

Post-doctoral

Dr. Omeman, Z., 2019-2020. FRP-reinforced concrete structures containing seawater. Current position: Founder & Engineer, Geo-Tek.

Dr. Shahsavari, V., 2019-2020. Integrated structural health monitoring for concrete infrastructure.

Doctoral

Zahedi, A., 2017-2021. Evaluating ASR physicochemical process under distinct confinement conditions for a better prediction of affected concrete infrastructure. Co-supervised with Dr. L. Sanchez.

Masters

Asghari, H., 2019-2022. Investigation of tensile strength of carbon fabric-reinforced cementitious matrix (FRCM) at high temperatures. Co-supervisor: Dr. H. Hajiloo.

Leclair, I., 2020-2022. A holistic civil engineering approach to accessibility: Addressing systemic barriers in the built environment.

Al-Faesly, Z., 2019-2021. Feasibility of reuse in the concrete industry.

Gong, Y., 2019-2021. Finite element modelling of concrete-filled FRP tube small scale wind turbine towers.

Abodrahim, A., 2020-2021. Structural behaviour of the Champlain Bridge after nearly 60 years in service. (MEng) Co-supervisor: Dr. B. Martin-Perez. Current position: Structural EIT at WalterFedy.

Lacroix, F., 2018-2020. Non-destructive condition assessment of concrete slabs with artificial defects using wireless Impact Echo(Product development for new NDT smart device)

Shaafi, A., 2019-2020. Distortional lateral buckling of pultruded glass fibre-reinforced polymer beams. (MEng) Co-supervisor: Dr. M. Mohareb.

Thériault, F., 2017-2020. The effect of alkali-silica reaction on aggregate interlock in reinforced concrete and the use of digital image correlation to monitor the long-term behaviour of concrete structures. Co-supervisor: Dr. L. Sanchez. Current position: Structural Engineer at L2C Experts. (Best MASc Thesis Award, Faculty of Engineering)

Parvizi, M., 2016-2019. Investigation of bond behaviour between GFRP reinforcing bars and concrete containing seawater

Kere, A., 2018. Use of digital image correlation to assess damage in FRP-repaired concrete structures. (MEng) Current position: Junior Structural Engineer at Ma-Th Inc.

Hayles, M., 2015-2018. Investigation into the mechanical properties and structural behaviour of recycled concrete membersCo-supervised with Dr. L. Sanchez. Current position: Structural Engineer at SHG Engineering.

Zayoun, S., 2018. Simulation of corrosion-induced damage in parking garage structures. (MEng) Current position: Engineer at Ellis Engineering.

Ahimoghadam, F., 2016-2018. Effect of recycled concrete aggregate properties on the behaviour of new concrete. Co-supervised with Dr. L. Sanchez. Current position: Field & Design Engineer at Adjeleian Allen Rubeli Ltd.

Tawil, D., 2017. Structural implications of internal swelling reactions in concrete structures. (MEng) Co-supervised with Dr. L. Sanchez. Current position: PhD Candidate.

Roshan, A., 2015-2017. Different approaches to model cover-cracking of RC structures due to corrosion. Co-supervised with Dr. B. Martin-Perez. Current position: Structural Engineer at Ausenco Engineering.

Undergraduate Student Supervision

  • Mitacs Globalinks
  • University of Ottawa Undergraduate Student Thesis
  • Women Undergraduate Summer Student Research Award
  • American Concrete Institute Ottawa Student Chapter
  • Fourth year engineering Capstone design projects
  • NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award
  • NSERC CREATE Sustainable Engineering in Remote Areas
  • University of Ottawa Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program
  • University of Ottawa Co-op Program
  • American Concrete Institute Student Design Competition – Egg Protection Device
  • American Concrete Institute Student Design Competition – FRP Competition