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Dr. Ahmed Soliman, PhD., PEng.

Assistant Professor, Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering

Office: S-EV 6124 
Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex,
1515 St. Catherine W.
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 3915
Email: ahmed.soliman@concordia.ca

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.



Education

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


Publications

Journal papers

J33. M.A.E.M Ali,  Soliman,AM, Nehdi, ML (2017) " Hybrid-fiber reinforced engineering cementitious composite under tensile and impact loading" Materials and Design, Vol. 117, pp. 139-149.

J32.Boudali, S., Kerdal, D.E., Ayed, K., Abdulsalam, B., Soliman, A.M.  (2016) “Performance of self-compacting concrete incorporating recycled concrete fines and aggregate exposed to sulphate attack,” Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 124, pp. 705-713

J31. Aboutabika, M., Soliman, A.M and El-Naggar, M.H. (2016) "Properties of cementitious material incorporating treated oil sands drill cuttings waste," Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 111, pp 751-757

J30. Ahmed, A., Soliman, A.M, El-Naggar, M.H. and Kamei, T. (2015) "An assessment of geo-environmental properties for utilization of recycled gypsum in earthwork projects," Soils and Foundations, Vol. 55, No.5, pp. 1140-1148.

J29. Nehdi, M., Mohamed, N and Soliman, A.M. (2015), "Investigation of buried full-scale SFRC pipes under live loads," Construction and Building Materials, Vol.102, pp. 733-742.

J28. Nehdi, M., Abbas, S. and Soliman, A.M. (2015) "Exploratory study of ultra-high performance fiber reinforced concrete tunnel lining segments with varying steel fiber lengths and dosages," Engineering Structures, Vol. 101, pp. 733-742.

J27. Mohamed, N., Soliman, A.M. and Nehdi, M., (2015) "Mechanical performance of full-scale precast steel fibre-reinforced concrete pipe," Engineering Structures, Vol. 84, pp. 287-299.

J26. Abbas, S., Soliman, A.M. and Nehdi, M. (2015) "Exploring mechanical and durability properties of ultra-high performance concrete incorporating various steel fiber lengths and dosages," Construction & Building Materials, Vol. 75, pp. 429-441.

J25. El Semelawy, M., El Damatty, A., Soliman, A.M. (2015) "Novel anchor-jointed precast shear wall: Testing and validating," ICE Structure and Building Journal, Vol 168, No. 4, pp. 263-274

J24. Mohamed, N., Soliman, A.M. and Nehdi, M., (2014) "Full-scale pipes using dry-cast steel fibre-reinforced concrete," Construction & Building Materials, Vol. 72, pp. 411- 422.

J23. Suleiman, A., Soliman, A.M. and Nehdi, M. (2014) "Effect of surface treatment on durability of concrete exposed to physical sulfate attack," Construction & Building Materials, Vol. 73, pp. 674-681.

J22. Nehdi, M., Suleiman, A., and Soliman, A.M. (2014) "Investigation of concrete exposed to dual sulfate attack," Cement and Concrete Research, Vol. 64, pp. 42-53.

J21. Abbas, S., Soliman, A.M. and Nehdi, M. (2014) "Mechanical performance of RC and SFRC precast tunnel lining segments: A Case Study" ACI Materials Journal, Vol. 111, No. 5, pp. 501-510.

J20. Soliman, A.M. and Nehdi, M. (2014) "Effects of shrinkage reducing admixture and wollastonite microfiber on early-age behavior of ultra-high performance concrete," Cement and Concrete Composites, Vol. 46, pp. 81-89.

J19. Alhadid, M., Soliman, A.M., Nehdi, M., and Youssef, M. (2014) "Critical overview of blast resistance of different concrete types," Magazine of Concrete Research, Vol. 66, No. 2, pp. 72-81.

J18. Najar, M., Soliman, A.M. and Nehdi, M. (2014) "Critical overview of two stage concrete: properties and applications," Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 62, pp. 47-58.

J17. Abbas, S., Soliman, A.M. and Nehdi, M. (2014) "Experimental study on settlement and punching behavior of full-scale RC and SFRC precast tunnel lining segments," Engineering Structures Journal, Vol. 72, pp. 1-10.

J16. Soliman, A.M. and Nehdi, M. (2013) "Effect of partially hydrated cementitious materials and superabsorbent polymer on early-age shrinkage of UHPC," Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 41, pp. 270-275.

J15. Soliman, A.M. and Nehdi, M. (2013) "Self-restraining shrinkage ultra-high-performance concrete: mechanisms and Evidence," ACI Materials Journal, Vol.110, No. 4, pp. 355-364.

J14. Soliman, A.M. and Nehdi, M. (2013) "Effect of partially hydrated cementitious materials on early-age shrinkage of UHPC," Magazine of Concrete Research, Vol. 65, No. 19, pp. 1147-1154.

J13. Nehdi, M. and Soliman, A.M. (2013) "Novel green roofing membrane system made with recycled leftover paint," Green Materials Journal, Vol. 1, No. 4, pp. 231-241.

J12. Camiletti, J., Soliman, A.M. and Nehdi, M. (2013) "Effect of nano and micro limestone addition on early-age properties of ultra-high performance concrete," Materials and Structures, Vol. 46, No. 6, pp. 881-898.

J11. Camiletti, J., Soliman, A.M. and Nehdi, M. (2013) "Effect of nano-CaCO3 on early-age properties of ultra high-performance concrete," Magazine of Concrete Research, Vol. 65, No. 5, pp. 297-307.

J10. Abbas, S., Soliman, A.M. and Nehdi, M. (2013) "Chloride penetration into RC and SFRC precast tunnel lining Segments" ACI Materials Journal, Vol. 111, No. 6, pp. (Co-supervising Work)

J9. Soliman, A.M. and Nehdi, M. (2012) "Performance of concrete shrinkage mitigation admixtures under simulated field conditions," ACI Special Publication, Vol. 288, pp. 1-16.

J8. Soliman, A.M. and Nehdi, M. (2012) "Effect of drying conditions on autogenous shrinkage of ultra-high performance concrete at early-age," Materials and Structures, RILEM, Vol. 44, No. 5, pp. 879-899.

J7. Soliman, A.M. and Nehdi, M. (2012) "Early-age shrinkage of ultra-high- performance concrete under drying/wetting cycles and submerged conditions," ACI Materials Journal, Vol.109, No. 2, pp.131-139.

J6. Soliman, A.M. and Nehdi, M. (2012) "Self-accelerated reactive powder concrete using partially hydrated cementitious materials," ACI Materials Journal, Vol.108, No. 6, pp.596-604.

J5. Soliman, A.M. and Nehdi, M. (2012) "Effect of natural wollastonite microfiber on early-age behavior of ultra-high performance concrete," Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 24, No. 7, pp.816-824.

J4. Nehdi, M. and Soliman, A.M. (2012) "Artificial neural network modeling of early-age autogenous shrinkage of concrete," ACI Materials Journal, Vol. 109, No. 3, pp.353-362.

J3. Camiletti, J., Soliman, A.M. and Nehdi, M., (2012) "Effect of limestone addition on early-age properties of ultra high-performance concrete," ICE Construction Materials, Vol. 167, No. 2, pp. 56-78

J2. Nehdi, M. and Soliman, A.M. (2011) "Early-age properties of concrete: Overview of fundamental concepts and state-of-the art research," ICE Construction Materials, Vol. 164, No. 2, pp. 55-77.

J1. Najar, M., Soliman, A.M. and Nehdi, M. "Two-stage concrete made with single, binary and ternary," Materials and Structures, Vol. 49, pp. 317-327.

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