PhD

Mohammed Farooq

PhD Candidate

Room: 1012J

farooq@civil.ubc.ca

604-822-6039

Research: FRP; FRC; Sensors; Bridge Scour; Geopolymers

Farooq is currently working on developing a system for monitoring scour around bridge piers. He is also involved in performance evaluation of fiber reinforced geopolymers and has been previously involved in a study on developing an innovative FRP fiber for concrete reinforcement.

 

Bardia Kabiri Far

PhD Student

Room: 1012J

bardia.kabirifar@civil.ubc.ca

604-822-6039

Bardia’s research framework is the current infrastructure crisis and the ensuing need to develop effective concrete repairs as well as more reliable methods for repair assessment. As poor repair durability remains a major challenge in North America and beyond, his thesis will provide innovative solutions to enhance long-term bond between concrete substrates and repairs, by employing novel admixtures, fiber reinforcement, surface treatments, and nanotechnologies.

 

Robert Shilton

PhD Student

robert.shilton@ubc.ca

604-401-4640

Rob’s research focus is the development of a geopolymer spray for sewer repair and rehabilitation applications. Development of a sustainable repair material for sewer biocorrosion would offer significant economic benefits for governments and the private sector.

 

Shubham Jain

PhD Student

Room 106/203, Frank Forward Building

shubham.jain@alumni.ubc.ca

Research: Fly ash-based geopolymers for cesium-containing nuclear waste encapsulation.

Shubham’s research work focuses on fly ash-based geopolymer processing science as a conditioning matrix for cesium-containing nuclear waste. He is investigating the effects of process parameters on the geopolymer’s synthesis, microstructure, phase compositions, and cesium encapsulation.