Service

GRANT PROPOSAL REVIEWER

  • NSERC CRD Applications, NSERC                      
  • Mitacs Elevate Postdoctoral Fellowship              

JOURNAL REVIEWER

  • International Journal of Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering, IGI Global (Editorial Review Board)
  • Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring, Springer
  • Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, NRC Research Press
  • Canadian Geotechnical Journal, NRC Research Press
  • Cold Regions Science and Technology, Elsevier.

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE MEMBER

  • 71st Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Edmonton, Canada, 2018
  • 26th Annual Conference of the Computational Fluid Dynamics Society of Canada, Winnipeg, Canada, 2018
  • 6th Biot Conference on Poromechanics, Paris, France, 2017
  • International Conference on Structure and Civil Engineering Research, Bali, Indonesia, 2017
  • eSim Conference, Ottawa, Canada, 2014

PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEE MEMBER

  • Keystone Professional Committee –  Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba, Member, Winnipeg, Canada, 2018
  • Department Search Committee – Bridge Design and Construction Position, Member, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, 2018
  • Department Curriculum CommitteeMember, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, 2015-Present
  • Department Search Committee – Transportation PositionMember, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, 2017
  • ENGAP Selection Committee, Member, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, May 2017
  • Canadian Geotechnical Society – Western Quebec Section, Program DirectorMontreal, Canada, 2014-2015
  • Canadian Geotechnical Society – Western Quebec Section, Secretary, Montreal, Canada, 2013-2014
  • Postdoctoral Association – Laval University, Secretary, Quebec City, Canada, 2011-2012
  • L’Amicale des Doctorants Elèves Chercheurs de l’ENPC (ADEC-ENPC), Treasurer, Paris, France, 2007-2008

EVENT ADMINISTRATION

  • Girls in Science Day, Round Table Discussion with Students, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, June 2017
  • COMSOL Multiphysics & Application Builder WorkshopOrganizer, Faculty of Engineering, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, April 2016
  • Canadian Geotechnical Society – Western Quebec Section: Technical Presentations & SeminarsOrganizing Committee, Montreal, Canada, 2014-2015.
  • Canadian Geotechnical Society – Western Quebec Section: Branko Ladanyi Student CompetitionOrganizing Committee, Montreal, Canada, 2015.

SERVICE ON THESIS COMMITTEES

Advisory Committee Member

  • Ahmed Azzam, PhD, Department of Civil Engineering, 2018-Present
  • Topic: Applications of Nano-Modified Cementitious Composites Incorporating Basalt Fiber Pellets in Concrete Pavements
  • Supervisor: Drs. M. Bassouni and A. Shalaby
  • James Bartz, PhD, Department of Civil Engineering, 2018-Present
  • Topic: Behavior and performance of bridge abutment foundation piles under dynamic and static loading
  • Supervisor: Dr. J. Blatz
  • Silvia Araujo, PhD, Department of Civil Engineering, 2017-Present
  • Topic: TBD
  • Supervisor: Drs. M. Alfaro and J. Blatz
  • Miad Jarrahi, PhD, Department of Civil Engineering, 2016-Present
  • Topic: Elastic-Plastic Fracture Propagation during Hydraulic Fracturing
  • Supervisor: Drs. H. Hollaender and D. Ruth
  • Nelson Ferreira, PhD, Department of Civil Engineering, 2015-2016
  • Topic: Risk to Buried Gas Pipelines in Landslide Areas
  • Supervisor: Dr. J. Blatz
  • Vahid Rabbani, PhD, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2018-Present
  • Topic: Dynamics of smart materials and structures and application to condition monitoring and vibration control
  • Supervisor: Dr. N. Wu
  • Hossein K. N. Bisheh, PhD, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2017-Present
  • Topic: Wave Behavior in Composite Materials and Its Application for Damage Detection
  • Supervisor: Dr. N. Wu
  • Navjot Kaur, PhD, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2017-Present
  • Topic: Atomistic Simulation of Diffusion Concepts in Materials
  • Supervisor: Dr. O. Ojo
  • Barzan Tabei, PhD, Department of Electrical Engineering, 2018-Present
  • Topic: Power Transformer Transient Simulation Modeling
  • Supervisor: Dr. B. Kordi
  • Efobi Okechukwu, PhD, Department of Electrical Engineering, 2017-Present
  • Topic: TBD
  • Supervisor: Dr. A. Gole
  • Ali Al-Abbasi, MSc, Department of Civil Engineering, 2018-Present
  • Topic: Flexible pavement analysis using FWD and GPR
  • Supervisor: Dr. A. Shalaby
  • Joash Bryan Adajar, MSc, Department of Civil Engineering, 2018-Present
  • Topic: Particulate Mechanics Concept (DEM) in Tillage and Landslide Applications
  • Supervisor: Dr. M. Alfaro
  • Ali Mohammadzadeh, MSc, Department of Civil Engineering, 2018-Present
  • Topic: Advanced Control Strategies for the Stanley-Pauley Building
  • Supervisor: Dr. M. Kavgic
  • Mehdi MD Iftekharul Alam, MSc, Department of Civil Engineering, 2018-Present
  • Topic: TBD
  • Supervisor: Dr. M. Kavgic
  • Mohammad Amil-Khan, MSc, Department of Civil Engineering, 2018-Present
  • Topic: Structural Properties and Fire Testing of Hampcrete
  • Supervisor: Dr. M. Kavgic
  • Bekalu Erkabu, MEng, Department of Civil Engineering, 2018-Present
  • Topic: Evaluation of Landfill Caps
  • Supervisor: Dr. H. Hollaender
  • Ahmed Moussa, MSc, Department of Civil Engineering, 2016-2018
  • Topic: Culvert-Soil-Road Interaction for Through-Grade Shallow Culverts
  • Supervisor: Dr. A. Shalaby

Examining Committee Member

  • Jia Xin Yan, MSc, Department of Mechanical Engineering, August 2018
  • Topic: Direct Numerical Simulation of Turbulent Flows in a Rectangular Duct of Different Aspect Ratios
  • Supervisor: Dr. B. Wang
  • Joshua Daniels, MEng, Department of Civil Engineering, July 2018
  • Topic: A Framework of Best Practices to Enable the Design of Infrastructure Projects in Indigenous and Remote Communities
  • Supervisor: Dr. M. Issa
  • Ahmed Moussa, MSc, Department of Civil Engineering, June 2018
  • Topic: Culvert-Soil-Road Interaction for Through-Grade Shallow Culverts
  • Supervisor: Dr. A. Shalaby
  • Andrew Laban, MSc, Department of Mechanical Engineering, May 2018
  • Topic: Experimental Investigation of Nozzle Spacing Effects on Characteristics of Round Twin Free Jets
  • Supervisor: Dr. M. Tache
  • Buddhika De Silva Guruwatta Vidanalage, MSc, Department of Electrical Engineering, January 2018
  • Topic: Electromagnetic Design Optimization of V-Shaped Magnet IPM Synchronous Machines
  • Supervisor: Dr. S. Filizadeh
  • Amir Ghanbari Mardasi, MSc, Department of Mechanical Engineering, July 2017
  • Topic: Numerical and Experimental Studies on the Localization of a Small Crack with Optimized Spatial Wavelet Analysis and Windowing
  • Supervisor: Dr. N. Wu
  • Niyousha Esmaeili, MSc, Department of Mechanical Engineering, April 2017
  • Topic: Analysis of Brazing Effects on Hot Corrosion Behavior of an Aerospace Super-alloy
  • Supervisor: Dr. O. Ojo
  • Feras Fattal, MSc, Department of Electrical Engineering, March 2017
  • Topic: High Frequency White Box Model for Transient Analysis of Transformer Windings Using Multiconductor Transmission Line Theory
  • Supervisor: Dr. B. Kordi

PhD Candidacy Exam Chair

  • Cameron Kaye, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, June 2018
  • Supervisor: Dr. J. LoVetri
  • Abdallah Amr, Department of Civil Engineering, November 2017
  • Supervisor: Dr. E. El-Salakawy
  • Maciej Kowalski, Department of Civil Engineering, June 2017
  • Supervisor: Dr. J. Oleszkiewicz

PhD Oral Defence Chair

  • Rani Puthukulangara Ramachandran, Department of Biosystems Engineering, July 2018
  • Topic: Numerical Modelling of Superheated Steam Drying of Distillers’ Spent Grain Pellet-A Single Element Approach
  • Supervisors: Drs. Jitendra Paliwal and Stefan Cenkowski