Why do I research?


For the first time in human history, the number of people living in urban environments has recently surpassed 50 per cent of the world’s population. It is estimated that by 2030, approximately 5 billion people will live in cities*. This rapid growth of urban population presents new challenges to the civil engineering community and makes the efficient design and use of urban infrastructures a real need. In particular, bridges are crucial components of transportation infrastructure which have been significantly impacted by the growth of population and economy. My research interests and expertise meet this challenge by creating innovative solutions in two main streams through efficient use of advanced materials and proper implementation of new technologies:

(1) Enhancement of Existing Bridges
(2) Development of Future Bridges

If this field of research sounds interesting to you, please read more about it here. You may also be interested in my past and current research projects as well as the full list of my publications and presentations.

Deh Cho Bridge, Fort Providence, NWT, Canada

* www.unfpa.org/pds/urbanization