Md. Safiuddin, , Ph.D., P.Eng., MACI, MCSCE, FIEB

Biography

 

Dr. Md. Safiuddin has been a member of the faculty in Angelo DelZotto 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 three 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/Senior Lecturer, Lecturer, Visiting Scholar, and Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant in several prestigious educational institutes in Canada and Malaysia. He also worked as a Materials Engineer in Bangladesh.

 

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 concrete incorporating nano-particles 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

 

Civil Engineering Materials and Testing, Construction Materials and Technology, Concrete Materials and Design, Special Concretes. 

Areas Of Expertise

 

Sustainable Construction Materials, Infrastructure Materials, Testing and Quality Control of Construction Materials, Construction Theory, Concrete Construction Technology, Durability of Concrete Structures, Repair and Protection of Concrete Structures, Utilization of Industrial Wastes and Recycled Materials in New Construction, and Use of Nano-Materials in Construction. 

Career Highlights

May 2013 - Present – Professor, George Brown College, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaJanuary 2013 - April 2013 – Lecturer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, CanadaMay 2012 - August 2013 – Research Associate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, CanadaOctober 2009 - April 2012 – Post-doctoral Fellow and Visiting Scholar, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, CanadaSeptember 2008 - October 2009 – Senior Lecturer (Senior Assistant Professor), Department of Civil Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaSeptember 2003 - August 2008 – Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, CanadaSeptember 2000 - August 2003 – Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, CanadaMay 1999 - May 2000 – Lecturer (Assistant Professor), School of Engineering and Information Technology, University Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, MalaysiaJuly 1996 - April 1999 – Research Assistant, Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, National University of Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, MalaysiaApril 1995 - June 1996 – Materials Engineer, TREK, the Radiant Engineering and Consulting,Dhaka, 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 237Associate Member – ACI Committee 201Member – Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE)Member of CSCE’s Cement/Concrete/Asphalt & Asphalt Concrete CommitteeMember of CSCE’s Technical Publications CommitteeEditorial Team Member of Several Technical Journals of the WorldReviewer of Many Top Technical Journals of the WorldLifetime Member of Association of Bangladeshi Engineers of Ontario (ABEO)Academic Editor of Three Journals: Sustainability, Buildings, and Infrastructures

Awards

Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, Marquis Who’s Who, USA, 2018Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing, Elsevier, The Netherlands, 2016 and 2018Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Waterloo/Region of Waterloo, 2009-2011Post Graduate Scholarship, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Canada, 2003-2005Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Ontario, Canada, 2001-2003 (Winner & Recipient for 2 Years) and 2003-2004 (Winner)Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (OGSST), The Province of Ontario and University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 2005-2006 (Winner & Recipient)Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (OGSST), The Province of Ontario and University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, 2002-2004 (Winner for 2 Years)Graduate Incentive Award, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 2003-2005 (Recipient for 2 Years)JNE Consulting Limited Graduate Scholarship, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 2005-2006University of Waterloo Graduate Merit Scholarship, Ontario, Canada, Winter 2008, Fall 2007, and Spring 2007University of Waterloo Graduate Scholarship, Ontario, Canada, Fall 2006, Fall 2005, and Spring 2005University of Windsor Postgraduate Tuition Scholarship, Ontario, Canada, 2001-2002 (Winner & Recipient), Spring 2003 (Winner & Recipient), and Fall 2003 & Winter 2004 (Winner)Technical Scholarship from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 1990-1994 (Recipient for 4 Years)

Publications

Early-Age Cracking in Concrete: Causes, Consequences, Remedial Measures, and Recommendations, Safiuddin, Md., Kaish, A. B. M. A., Woon, C.-O., and Raman, S.N., Review Paper, Applied Sciences, Vol. 8, No. 10, 23 pp, 2018.

Durability Indicators for Sustainable Self-Consolidating High-Strength Concrete Incorporating Palm Oil Fuel Ash, Salam, M.A., Safiuddin, Md., and Jumaat, M.Z.,Research Paper, Sustainability, Vol. 10, No. 7, 16 pp, 2018.

Key Mechanical Properties and Microstructure of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Self-Consolidating Concrete, Safiuddin, Md., Yakhlaf, M., and Soudki, K.A., Research Paper, Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 164, pp. 477-488, 2018.

Effects of Nano-Materials on Key Properties of Cementititious Composites: a Review, Sakir, S., Raman, S. N., Safiuddin, Md., Kaish, A. B. M. A., Tamanna, K., and Mutalib, A. A., Review Paper, Electronic Journal of Structural Engineering, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 1-12, 2017.

Concrete Damage in Field Conditions and Protective Sealer and Coating Systems, Safiuddin, Md., Review Paper, Coatings, Vol. 7, No. 7, 22 pp, 2017.

Sound Absorption and Friction Properties of Nano-Lotus Leaf Coated Concrete for Rigid Pavement, Gonzalez, M., Safiuddin, Md., Cao, J., and Tighe, S.L., Research Paper, Materials Science, Vol. 22, No. 3, pp. 445-450, 2016. 

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.