Upcoming Seminars

Experimental Investigation and Prediction of Elastic Modulus of Ultra-High-Performance Concrete (UHPC)

Online Seminar with Xue Ouyang, PhD Candidate, School of Civil Engineering, Hunan University

FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2020, 5:00 p.m. PST

Hosted by SIERA: Sustainable Infrastructure Research Group

Xue Ouyang is currently pursuing her Ph.D. at the College of Civil Engineering, Hunan University under the supervision of
Prof. Caijun Shi. Her research has focused on the research of mechanical properties and constitutive relationship of ultrahigh performance concrete


Past Seminars

MAY 22
A Deep Learning Framework for Solution and Material Characterization in Mechanics

Online seminar with Dr. Ehsan Haghighat, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia, Research Affiliate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr. Ehsan Haghighat is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the UBC Civil Engineering Department. Before joining UBC, he was a Postdoctoral Associate with the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of MIT where he studied Induced Seismicity problem due to CO2
sequestration and oil and gas injection and production, Stochastic Modelling and Machine Learning of engineering systems. He received his Ph.D. from McMaster University specializing in constitutive modelling of geomaterials with emphasis on modelling plastic deformation and damage, and numerical methods including FEM, XFEM, and Meshfree. After his Ph.D., he worked at Forming Technologies Inc, Burlington ON, as a mechanics developer and project leader, where he developed Implicit FEM solver for the Sheet Metal Forming process through Mechanics of Shell and Contact with large deformation considerations. His research interest spans the mechanics of solids and fluids, multi-phase flow in porous media, and numerical methods. At UBC, he is working on stochastic modelling of engineering systems with an emphasis on uncertainty quantification and machine learning.

MAY 15, 2020
Evaluation of Water Permeability Coefficient of
a Single Crack in Fracture Concrete

Online Seminar with Sailong Hou, PhD Student, School of Civil Engineering, Hunan University

Sailong Hou is a Ph.D. student in the material engineering group, civil engineering department, Hunan University. He is working on quantitative evaluation of self-healing of ultrahigh performance concrete (UHPC)

MAY 8, 2020
Effect of Seawater on Performance of Ultra Low Water-to-Binder Ratio Paste

Huang Li, PhD candidate, School of Civil Engineering, Hunan University

Huang is a PhD Candidate at the school of civil engineering at
the Hunan University. Huang’s research areas include:

  • Hydration and microstructure of concrete
  • Durability of Ultra High Performance Concrete (UHPC)
  • Chloride binding of seawater-induced concrete
  • Seawater UHPC

May 1, 2020
Application of Ag/AgCl Electrodes as Chloride Sensors in Cementitious Materials

Dr. Farhad Pargar, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia

Dr. Farhad Pargar is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Materials Engineering group, Civil Engineering Department, University of British Columbia. He completed his PhD study in Microlab, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands). He obtained his MSc degree in Civil Engineering and worked in Construction Materials Institute at the University of Tehran (Iran). Over the past 15 years, he explored different aspects of concrete durability in severe environment and performed multidisciplinary research in the fields of alternative cementitious materials and their composites, materials science, corrosion and electrochemistry.

April 24, 2020
Trends in Concrete Research: A Journal Snapshot

Dr. Aamer Bhutta, Research Associate, The University of British Columbia

Aamer Bhutta is a Research Associate at the University of British Columbia. He has received a PhD in Civil Engineering from Nihon University, Tokyo. His research interests include concrete-polymer composites, geopolymers, durability of concrete, fiber-reinforced concrete, and recycling. 

April 17, 2020
Fly Ash Geopolymers for Cesium Containing Radioactive Waste Encapsulation.

Shubham Jain, PhD Student, the University of British Columbia

Shubham Jain, is a 4th year Ph.D. student in the Materials/Civil Engineering Department at UBC under the supervision of Prof. Tom Troczynski and Prof. Nemy Banthia. He completed his B.Tech and M.Tech in Ceramics Engineering from IIT (BHU), Varanasi (2010-2015). Shubham is the recipient of SERB-UBC scholarship award (2016-2020) and John S. Nadeau memorial scholarship award (2018).


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