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Appointments and Awards

Dr. Amir Fam Receives Early Researcher Award

Dr. Amir Fam, ISIS Project Leader at Queen's University, has been selected by the American Society of Civil Engineers to receive the 2007 T. Y. Lin Award for the paper, “Modeling of Prestressed Concrete-Filled Circular Composite Rubes Subjected to Bending and Axial Loads,” published in the March 2006 issue of the Journal of Structural Engineering.  The selection committee particularly noted that the content is new and presented in such a way that designers would be able to apply the research.   The award was presented during the Structures Congress, May 16-19, 2007 in Long Beach, California.

Aftab Mufti, Ph.D., FCSCE, FEIC, FASCE, FCAE, P.Eng.
Dr. Aftab Mufti, President of ISIS Canada, and Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Manitoba, has received the 2006 A.B. Sanderson Award from the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering for his outstanding contributions to the development and practice of structural engineering in Canada.

Gamil Tadros, Ph.D., FCSCE, FCAE, P.Eng.
Dr. Gamil Tadros, Technical Applications Consultant for ISIS Canada, and Structural Consultant for SPECO Engineering Ltd., has received the 2006 E. Whitman Wright Award from the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering for his contributions to the development of computer applications in civil engineering.

The Canadian Society for Civil Engineering has recognized the following ISIS personnel through their election as Fellows. Congratulations to all for your outstanding achievements.

Nemkumar Banthia, Ph.D., P.Eng.
ISIS Director, Theme 2
Distinguished University Scholar,
Professor of Civil Engineering
University of British Columbia

Pierre Labossière, Ph.D., ing.
ISIS Project Leader
Associate Vice-Rector, Research,
Professor of Civil Engineering
Université de Sherbrooke

Bruce Sparling, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Network Collaborator
Associate Professor of Civil Engineering
University of Saskatchewan

Nigel G. Shrive, Ph.D., FICE, P.Eng. , C.Eng.
ISIS Project Leader
Killam Memorial Chair,
Professor of Civil Engineering
University of Calgary

Ved Prakash Sharma
Mr. Sharma, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Civil and
Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta, who works under the supervision of Dr. Roger Cheng, a Project Leader for ISIS Canada, is the recipient of the Donald Jamieson Fellowship from the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering. The Fellowship is awarded annually to candidates pursuing full-time graduate studies in structural engineering at
a Canadian university.

 

Dr. Amir Fam Receives Early Researcher Award

Dr. Amir Fam, ISIS Project Leader at Queen’s University, has received an Early Researcher Award from the Ontario provincial government. This new program was created to keep outstanding academic talent in Ontario.

Key components of Ontario's infrastructure such as utility poles, bridge columns and piles are deteriorating rapidly because of corrosion. De-icing salts used in winter accelerate the problem, and replacing corroded structures is very expensive. At Queen's University, Dr. Amir Z. Fam and his team of researchers are developing a new generation of infrastructure that will address the corrosion problem. Simple and economical, the system uses non-corrosive fibreglass tubes filled with concrete. The research will evaluate this system to develop new design guidelines.

Dr. Fam received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Manitoba, and is currently an Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Innovative and Retrofitted Structures in the Department of Civil Engineering at Queen's University.