Alan Conter

Part-time Faculty, Journalism

Dr. Ahmed Soliman specializes in green and smart constructional materials. He has experimental and analytical research expertise in the areas of: fresh and hardened properties of concrete, concrete technology, structural performance of special concretes, smart and nano-modified construction materials, intelligence-based prediction models, performance-based testing techniques, embodied energy of construction materials, and recycling industrial wastes/by-products in construction applications.

Dr. Soliman joined the Department of Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering at Concordia University as an Assistant Professor in 2016. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Western University, Canada (2011), followed by four years as Postdoctoral Fellow, during this period he was involved in a multi-disciplinary research focusing on the innovation of new construction materials using industrial wastes. He pioneered self-restraining shrinkage materials, which use waste materials as the main component providing safer disposal with a lower environmental impact.


Ph.D., Western University, Canada, 2011.

M.Sc., Ain Shams University, Egypt, 2005. 

B.Sc. (with Honors – Structural Division), Ain Shams University, Egypt, 2002. 

Professional activities and memberships

Licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario, Canada (P.Eng.)

Research interests

  • Embodied energy of construction materials.
  • Sustainability and green construction.
  • Eco-friendly construction materials.
  • Construction materials performance.
  • Smart and nano-modified construction materials.
  • Industrial Waste recycling
  • Special concrete
  • Intelligence-based modeling.
  • Stimuli-responsive materials

Teaching activities

BCEE 342 Structural Analysis

CIVI 321 Engineering Materials

ENGR 244 Mechanics of Materials

CIVI 6931 Civil Infrastructure Rehabilitation

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