Ph.D. Students

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Shaghayegh Abtahi

Office: ICE 6-361

 

Email:abtahi1@ualberta.ca

Education: 

  • 2017 - now, Ph.D. student, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada

  • 2014 - 2016, M.Sc., Department of Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran

  • 2010 - 2016, B.Sc., Department of Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran

Research Interests:

  • Structural reliability and risk analysis

  • Uncertainty quantification

  • Stochastic modeling of structural deterioration

  • System identification

  • Damage detection

  • Soil-Structure Interaction

  • Structural dynamics

  • Earthquake Engineering

Thesis Project:

  • Finite element modeling and Bayesian estimation of corroded reinforced concrete structures for probabilistic seismic performance assessment (read more)

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Jiadaren (Jack) Liu

Office: ICE 6-361

Email: jiadaren@ualberta.ca

Education: 

  • 2018 - now, Ph.D. student, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada

  • 2015 - 2018, M.Sc., Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Guangxi University, China

  • 2011 - 2015, B.Sc., Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Guangxi University, China

Research Interests:

  • Prestressed concrete bridge

  • Nonlinear structural analysis

  • Finite element

  • Bayesian methods

Thesis Project:

  • Mechanics- and data-based probabilistic strength prediction models for reliability analysis of intact/corroded prestressed concrete girders (read more)

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Odin Guzman Sanchez

Office: ICE 6-361

Email: guzmansa@ualberta.ca

Education: 

  • 2017 - now, Ph.D. student, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada

  • 2008-2011, M.Sc., Department of Civil Engineering, National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico City, Mexico

  • 1996-2001, B.Sc., Department of Civil Engineering, National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico City, Mexico  

Research Interests:

  • Masonry structures

  • Structural reliability  

  • Earthquake engineering

  • Structural dynamics

  • Structural design for industrial facilities 

Thesis Project (co-supervised with Dr. Carlos Cruz Noguez):

  • Reliability-based analysis of slender masonry walls

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Bowen Zeng

Office: N/A

 

Email: bzeng1@ualberta.ca

Education: 

  • 2019 - now, Ph.D. student, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada

  • 2017 - 2019, M.Sc., Department of Bridge and Tunnel Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU), Chengdu, China

  • 2010 - 2016, B.Sc., Department of Tunnel and Underground Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, Central South University (CSU), Changsha, China

Research Interests:

  • Masonry structures

  • Computational mechanics

  • Finite element

  • Surrogate models for uncertainty quantification

Thesis Project:

  • Computational techniques for simulating masonry walls and surrogate model development for uncertainty quantification (read more)

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Ahmed K. Abdelmoety

Office: ICE 6-361

Email: abdelmoe@ualberta.ca

Education: 

  • 2019 - now, Ph.D. student, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada

  • 2012 - 2017, M.Sc., Department of Civil Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt

  • 2007 - 2012, B.Sc., Department of Civil Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt

Research Interests:

  • Computational Mechanics

  • Structural Reliability

  • Boundary Element Method

  • Finite Element Method

  • Isogeometric Analysis

Thesis Project (co-supervised by Dr. Samer Adeeb):

  • N/A

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Qian Zheng

Office: N/A

Email: zq4@ualberta.ca

Education: 

  • 2019 - now, Ph.D. student, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada

Research Interests:

  • Pipeline

  • Reliability Analysis

  • Geohazard

Thesis Project (co-supervised by Dr. Samer Adeeb):

  • Stress- and strain-based reliability analysis of oil and gas pipelines subjected to internal pressure and permanent ground movement

M.Sc. Students

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Liying Huang (Graduated)

Office: 6-362

Email: lhuang1@ualberta.ca

Education: 

  • 2018 - 2020, M.Sc. student, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada

  • 2017 - 2018, M.Eng. student, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada

  • 2013 - 2017, B.Sc., Department of Civil Engineering, Shenyang Agricultural University, China

Research Interests:

  • Fiber beam-column element

  • Finite element modeling

  • Shear-critical beams

  • Reliability

Thesis Project:

  • Finite element-based parametric and probabilistic analysis of structural deterioration in pre-stressed concrete bridge girders (thesis

Career Path: China (Engineer)

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Michael Manarin (Graduated)

 

Office: NREF 5-033

Email: manarin@ualberta.ca

Education: 

  • 2017 - 2019, M.Sc. student, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada

  • 2012 - 2017, B.Eng.M., Department of Civil Engineering, McMaster University, Canada

Research Interests:

  • Lateral-torsional buckling (LTB)

  • Singly-symmetric girders

Thesis Project (co-supervised with Dr. Robert Driver):

  • Lateral-torsional buckling moment gradient factor for singly-symmetric girders

Career Path: Stantec Inc. (Engineer)

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Yueying Li (Graduated)

Office: 

Email: yueying@ualberta.ca

Education: 

  • 2018 - 2020, M.Sc. student, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada

  • 2017 - 2018, M.Eng. student, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada

Research Interests:

  • Pipelines

  • Gaussian process regression

Thesis Project (co-supervised with Dr. Samer Adeeb):

  • Accuracy Assessment of a Three-Dimensional Strain-Based Model for Dent Analysis of Pipes  

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Zhenning Liu (Graduated)

Office: ICE 6-361

Email: zliu6@ualberta.ca

Education: 

  • 2018 - 2020, M.Sc. student, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada

  • 2017 - 2018, M.Eng. student, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada

  • 2013 - 2017, B.Sc., Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada

Research Interests:

  • Finite element modeling

  • Nonlinear system identification

  • Bayesian analysis

  • Kalman filter

Thesis Project:

  • Bayesian nonlinear finite element model updating for bridge columns with bond-slip and rebar buckling using experimental and simulated data 
     

Career Path: Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (北京市建筑设计研究院)

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Durlabh Bartaula

Office: ICE 6-244

Email: bartaula@ualberta.ca

Education: 

  • 2019 - now, M.Sc. student, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada

  • 2011 - 2015, B.Eng., Department of Civil Engineering, Kantipur Engineering College, Nepal

Research Interests:

  • Structural health monitoring

  • Reliability analysis and uncertainty quantification

  • Machine learning

  • Bayesian analysis

  • Hybrid prognostics

Thesis Project:

  • XFEM-based fatigue crack simulation and Bayesian crack size growth prediction for steel pipelines using stochastic filtering

Career Path: C-FER (MITACS Intern)

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Zeyad Nabil Shaban (Graduated)

Office: N/A

Email: zieadm@ualberta.ca

Education: 

  • 2019 - 2021, M.Sc. student, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada

  •  2004 - 2018, B.Sc., Structural Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University.

Research Interests:

  • Finite element modeling

  • Masonry walls

  • Probabilistic analysis

Thesis Project:

  • Uncertainty Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Masonry Walls considering Slenderness Effect under Out-of-plane Loading

Career Path: Delft University of Technology (PhD Student)

M.Eng. Students

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Jiaqi Liang (Graduated)

Office: N/A

Email: zliu6@ualberta.ca

Education: 

  • 2018 - 2020, M.Eng. student, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada

  • 2017 - 2018, M.Sc. student, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada

  • 2013 - 2017, B.Sc., Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada

Research Interests:

  • Machine learning

Thesis Project:

  • Inelastic lateral-distortional buckling capacity assessment of steel I-beams using machine learning

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Vahid Zamani 

Office: N/A

 

Email: vzamani@ualberta.ca

Education: 

  • 2021- now, Ph.D. student, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada

Research Interests:

  • Building energy

  • Thermal dynamic analysis

  • Predictive control

Thesis Project (co-supervised by Dr. Yuxiang Chen):

  • N/A

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Pouya Taraghi 

Office: N/A
 
Email: taraghin@ualberta.ca

Education: 

  • 2021 - now, Ph.D. student, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada

Research Interests:

  • Pipeline

  • Deep learning

  • Uncertainty quantification

Thesis Project (co-supervised by Dr. Samer Adeeb):

  • N/A

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Mohammadali Ameri Fard Nasrand

Office: N/A

Email:  amerifar@ualberta.ca

Education: 

  • 2021 - now, Ph.D. student, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada

Research Interests:

  • Structural health monitoring

  • Structural vibration

  • Computer vision

  • UAV

  • Ground penetration radar

Thesis Project:

  • N/A

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 Wanyan Liu

Office: N/A

Email: wanyan@ualberta.ca 

Education: 

  • 2019 - now, M.Sc. student, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada

  • 2015 - 2018, B.Sc. student, Department of Civil Engineering and Mechanics, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Research Interests:

  • Finite element modeling

  • Bayesian data analysis

  • Masonry structures

  • Surrogate modeling

Thesis Project:

  • Masonry Compressive Strength Prediction using Mechanics-based Prism Modeling and Gaussian Process Regression

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 Junbo Yang

Office: N/A

Email: junbo5@ualberta.ca 

Education: 

  • 2021 - now, M.Sc. student, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada

Research Interests:

  • Finite element modeling

  • Damage modeling

  • Wind turbine

Thesis Project (co-supervised by Dr. Samer Adeeb):

  • Damage modeling of composite wind turbine blades

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