Md. Safiuddin, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Biography

Dr. Md. Safiuddin has been a member of the faculty in Angelo Del Zotto School of Construction Management at George Brown College since May 2013. He teaches in the Honours Bachelor of Technology (Construction Management) program. Professor Safiuddin brings into the classroom over twenty years of engineering experience from academia and private sectors in construction materials and technology. Before joining George Brown College as a full-time professor, he worked as a Research Associate, Post-doctoral Fellow, Assistant Professor, Lecturer, Visiting Scholar, and Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant in several prestigious educational institutes in Canada and Malaysia.

Dr. Safiuddin specializes in construction materials and technology. He has developed several new construction materials such as high-strength and high-performance concretes incorporating quarry dust, high performance composite including short carbon fibres, self-consolidating high-strength concrete with palm oil fuel ash, self-consolidating high-performance concrete incorporating rice husk ash and self-consolidating high-strength concrete with recycled concrete aggregate. In recent years, Dr. Safiuddin has been involved in the development of advanced construction materials such as nano-concrete and fibre-reinforced self-consolidating concrete. His research interests include studies of innovative and sustainable construction materials and technology. He has authored and co-authored two books, two book chapters, and numerous peer-reviewed research papers.

Academic Credentials

Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Waterloo, 2008M.A.Sc., Civil Engineering, University of Windsor, 2003M.Sc. Structural Engineering, National University of Malaysia, 1998B.Sc. Civil Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 1995

Areas Of Specialization

Construction Materials and Technology, Civil Engineering Materials and Testing, Concrete Construction Technology, Structural Systems

Areas Of Expertise

Selection of Construction Materials, Testing and Quality Control of Construction Materials such as Soils, Aggregates, Cement, Asphalt and Concrete; Special Concretes, Design and Repair of Concrete, Utilization of Industrial Wastes and Recycled Materials in New Construction Materials, Durability of Existing Concrete Structures, Pavement Materials and Design, Sustainable Construction Materials

Career Highlights

May 2013 - Present – Professor, George Brown CollegeJanuary 2013 - April 2013 – Lecturer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of WaterlooMay 2012 - August 2013 – Research Associate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of WaterlooOctober 2009 - April 2012 – Post-doctoral Fellow and Visiting Scholar, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of WaterlooSeptember 2008 - October 2009 – Senior Lecturer (Senior Assistant Professor), Department of Civil Engineering, University of Malaya, MalaysiaSeptember 2003 - August 2008 – Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of WaterlooSeptember 2000 - August 2003 – Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of WindsorMay 1999 - May 2000 – Lecturer (Assistant Professor), School of Engineering and Information Technology, University Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia.July 1996 - April 1999 – Research Assistant, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, National University of Malaysia, Malaysia.April 1995 - June 1996 – Materials Engineer, TREK, the Radiant Engineering and Consulting, Bangladesh.

Other Activities

Licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng) – Province of OntarioMember – American Concrete Institute (ACI)Lifetime Fellow – Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB)Associate Member – ACI Committee 211Associate Member – ACI Committee 237Editorial Team Member of Several Technical Journals of the WorldReviewer of Many Top Technical Journals of the World

Awards

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Waterloo/Region of Waterloo, 2009-2011Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (OGSST), University of Waterloo, 2005-2006JNE Consulting Limited Graduate Scholarship, 2005-2006.Post Graduate Scholarship, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), 2003-2005.Graduate Incentive Award, University of Waterloo, 2003-2005Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Ontario, 2001-2003.University of Waterloo Graduate Merit Scholarship, Winter 2008, Fall 2007, and Spring 2007.University of Waterloo Graduate Scholarship, Fall 2006, Fall 2005, and Spring 2005.

Publications

Modeling of Compressive Strength for Self-Consolidating High-Strength Concrete Incorporating Palm Oil Fuel Ash, Safiuddin, Md., Raman, S.N., Salam, M.A., and Jumaat, M.Z., Research Paper, Materials, Vol. 9, No. 5, 13 pp, 2016

Water Vapor Transmission and Waterproofing Performance of Concrete Sealer and Coating Systems, Safiuddin, Md. and Soudki, K.A., Research Paper, Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, Vol. 21, No. 7, pp. 837-844, 2015.

Key Fresh Properties of Self-Consolidating High-Strength POFA Concrete, Safiuddin, Md., Salam, M.A., and Jumaat, M.Z., Research Paper, Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 134-142, 2014.

State-of-the-Art Report on Use of Nano-Materials in Concrete, Safiuddin, Md., Gonzalez, M., Cao, J., and Tighe, S.L., Review Paper, International Journal of Pavement Engineering, Vol. 15, No. 10, pp. 940-949, 2014.

 

Use of Recycled Concrete Aggregate in Concrete – a Review, Safiuddin, Md., Alengaram, U.J., Rahman, M.M., Salam, M.A., and Jumaat, M.Z., Review Paper, Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, Vol. 19, No. 6, pp. 796-810, 2013.

Flowing Ability of Self-Consolidating Concrete and Its Binder Paste Phase Including Palm Oil Fuel Ash, Safiuddin, Md., Salam, M.A., and Jumaat, M.Z., Research Paper, Magazine of Concrete Research, Vol. 64, No. 10, pp. 931-944, 2012.

Properties of Freshly Mixed Self-Consolidating Concrete Incorporating Rice Husk Ash as a Supplementary Cementing Material, Safiuddin, Md., West, J.S., and Soudki, K.A.,  Research Paper, Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 30, pp. 833-842, 2012.

Flowing Ability of the Mortars Formulated from Self-Compacting Concretes Incorporating Rice Husk Ash, Safiuddin, Md., West, J.S., and Khaled, K.A., Research Paper, Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 25, No. 2, pp. 973-978, 2011.

Hardened Properties of Self-Consolidating High Performance Concrete Including Rice Husk Ash, Safiuddin, Md., West, J.S., and Soudki, K.A., Research Paper, Cement and Concrete Composites, Vol. 32, No. 9, pp. 708-717, 2010.

Flowing ability of self-consolidating concrete and its paste and mortar components incorporating rice husk ash, Safiuddin, Md., West, J.S., and Soudki, K.A., Research Paper, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 37, No. 3, pp. 401-412, 2010.