I had the pleasure to supervise the research projects of 32 HQP (1 PDF, 18 graduate students and 13 senior undergraduate summer research students) in their thesis and research projects. In addition, I have supervised 99 senior undergraduate students in their final-year degree projects.

Students' names and their thesis/project titles are listed below;  

(I) RESEARCH TEAM

(A) Post-Doctoral Fellows (PDF)

1. Dr. Mirzabagheri, S., Ph.D. (2019 - 2020), Research Project: FE Modelling of GFRP-reinforced Concrete Beams with Straight- and Hooked-end Bar Lap Splices at Ambient and Elevated Temperatures.

(B) Graduate Students (M.Sc. and Ph.D.)

18. Hegazi, M., M.Sc. (2019 - present), Thesis title: Experimental Testing of Retrofitted Glulam Frame Connections using Self-tapping Screws at Ambient and Elevated Temperatures.

17. Okunrounmu, O., M.Sc. (2018 - present) (Co-supervision with Prof. G. Hadjisophocleous - Carleton University), Thesis title: Structural Fire Performance of Protected Concealed Timber Connections with Varying Bolt Patterns and Diameter. 

16. Gurung, S., M.Sc. (2018 - present), Thesis title: Load Ratio Effect on the Structural Fire Behaviour of GFRP-reinforced Concrete Beams with Straight- and Hooked-end Bar Lap Splices.

15. Barber, M., M.Sc. (2018 - present), Thesis title: Structural Fire Performance of Concrete-filled FRP Tube Columns.

 

14. Petrycki, A., Ph.D. (2018 - present), Thesis title: Structural Fire Performance of Hybrid Mass Timber Structural Systems.

13. Owusu, A., M.Sc. (2017 - 2019) (Co-supervision with Prof. G. Hadjisophocleous - Carleton University), Thesis title: Structural Fire Performance of Unprotected and Protected Concealed Timber Connections with Varying Bolt Patterns.

 

12. Hubbard, C., M.Sc. (2017 - 2019), Thesis title: Fire Resistance of Glulam Beam End Connections Utilizing Threaded Steel Rods in an Innovative Connection Configuration.

11. Koppula, R., M.Sc. (2017 - 2019), Thesis title: Experimental Testing of Compressive Strength Capacity of Fire-Exposed Reinforced-Concrete Columns Retrofitted using CFRP Wrapping. 

10. Nair, A., M.Sc. (2017 - 2019), Thesis title: Experimental Testing of Compressive Residual Strength of Fire-Exposed Reinforced-Concrete Columns Under Different Fire Durations and Load Ratios.

9. Gao, J., M.Sc. (2017 - 2019), Thesis title: Load Ratio Effect on the Structural Fire Behaviour of GFRP-reinforced Concrete Slabs with Varying Protected Anchorage Zone Lengths.

8. Nour, O., M.Sc. (2017 - 2019), Thesis title: Structural Fire Behaviour of GFRP-reinforced Concrete Beams with Straight- and Hooked-end Bar Lap Splices.

7. Chen, X., M.Sc. (2017 - 2019), Thesis title: Experimental Testing of Shear Strength of Concrete-CLT Glued Composite Slab Sections.

6. Christian G. Crespo, Ph.D. (2016 - 2018) (Co-supervision with Prof. G. Hadjisophocleous - Carleton University), Thesis title: Fire Performance of Hybrid Steel-Timber Connections.

5. Barroso, A., M.Sc. (2016 - 2018), Thesis title: Experimental Testing of Heavy-Timber Frame Connections Subjected to Standard Fire.

4. Virdi, V., M.Sc. (2016 - 2018), Thesis title: Experimental Testing of Shear Strength of Concrete-CLT Screwed Composite Slab Sections.

3. Rahmani, A., M.Sc. (2016 - 2018), Thesis title: Structural Behaviour of Large-size Steel-Wood-Steel Glulam Frame Bolted Connections Subjected to Fire.

2. Verma, N., M.Sc. (2016 - 2018), Thesis title: Flexural Bending Behaviour of Built-up Box-section Glulam Beams at Ambient and Elevated Temperatures.

1. Petrycki, A., M.Sc. (2015 - 2017), Thesis title: Structural Fire Performance of Bolted Glulam Beam-to-Column Concealed Connections.

 (C) Undergraduate Research Students

13. Peters, S., Summer Research Assistant (2017): Recipient of MITACS Globalink Internship Award - Germany.

12. Hubbard, C., Research Associate (2017): Recipient of NOHFC Youth Internship Award - Canada.

11. Chandrasekaran, A., Summer Research Assistant (2016): Recipient of MITACS Globalink Internship Award - India.

10. Hubbard, C., Summer Research Assistant (2016): Recipient of NSERC-USRA Internship Award. 

9. Vasconcelos, B., Summer Research Assistant (2015): Recipient of Science Without Boarders Internship Award - Government of Brazil.

8. Petrycki, A., Summer Research Assistant (2015): Recipient of Faculty Summer Research Award.

7. Tomiuck, C., Summer Research Assistant (2014): Recipient of Faculty Summer Research Award.

6. Freitas, L., Summer Research Assistant (2014): Recipient of Science Without Boarders Internship Award - Government of Brazil.

5. Braga, L., Summer Research Assistant (2014): Recipient of Science Without Boarders Internship Award - Government of Brazil.

4. Pizoli, T., Summer Research Assistant (2014): Recipient of Science Without Boarders Internship Award - Government of Brazil.

3. Evangelista, J., Summer Research Assistant (2014): Recipient of Science Without Boarders Internship Award - Government of Brazil.

2. Loura, A., Summer Research Assistant (2013): Recipient of Science Without Boarders Internship Award - Government of Brazil.

1. Medeiros, M., Summer Research Assistant (2013): Recipient of Science Without Boarders Internship Award - Government of Brazil.

(II) DEGREE DESIGN PROJECT GROUPS 

2018 - 2019
 

Deana David, Scott Gauthier, Adele Minish, Jesse Talakoski - Project title: "Structural Design of LU's New Engineering Building."

Jordan Da Costa, Sudhalakshmi Mareddy, Zahid Patel, Rhythm Vyas - Project title: "Structural Design of Thunder Bay International Airport's New Heavy-timber Terminal Building."

Gavin Gardner, Dale Landry, John Tudhope, Garrett Witjes - Project title: "Structural Design of Thunder Bay Waterfront Mid-rise Office Timber Building."

2017 - 2018
 

Cassidy Hoedl, Matti Rintala, Riana Vidjen, Braden Webb - Project title: "Structural Design of Thunder Bay Waterfront Twin-tower Hotel."

Luigi Calabretta, Scott Campbell, Kevin Taplin, Paul Turko - Project title: "Structural Design of Mid-rise Office Timber Building."

Ben Carlson, Shawn Connolly, Allan Daoust, Blake Tabian, Jaden Texeira - Project title: "Structural Design of LU Multi-storey Car Parking Facility."

 
2016 - 2017

Akram ElMlafi, Daniel Caporusso, Mark Stapf, Naomi Latimer - Project title: "Structural Design of a Mid-Rise Timber Office Building."

Adrienne Leech, Haroon Ahmad, Sarah Barclay, Vanessa Quinn - Project title: "Structural Design of a New Airport's Passenger Terminal Building."

Deepak Joshi, Eyob Fessahatzion, Mohammed Jassam, Mohammed Ishaq, Paul Yanchuk - Project title: "Structural Design of a Mid-Rise Steel-Timber Hybrid Office Building."

Allan Davidson, Hamdi Kok, Kyle Gibbons, Matthew Gazzola, Peter Manduca - Project title: "The Sustainable Approach - A Preliminary Investigation into the Properties of Hempcrete." Recipients of LU Undergraduate Research Award 

2015 - 2016

Brad DesRochers, Bradley McDonald, Christopher Legg, Curtis Moss, Nicholas Wegher - Project title: "Lakehead University Steel Bridge Project." Recipients of S-Frame FEA LU Student Award 2016

Cory Hubbard, Ian Grant, James Kruse, Nathan Lepoudre - Project title: "Structural Design of a Mid-Rise Wood Residential Building." Recipient of S-Frame FEA LU Student Award 2016

Andrew Farina, Cody Steeb, Kamal Tawaf, M J Sbaiti - Project title: "Structural Design of Northern Ontario's First Skyscraper."

2014 - 2015

Armaghan Haq, Colin Benninger, John Yakymyshyn, Joshua McConville, Scott Marynowycz - Project title: "Design of a Twin-tower Waterfront Hotel."

Elliott Chan, Gershon Richter, Thao Tran, Tyler Edgington, Zimran Khokhar - Project Title: "Design of a New Fire Research Facility."

Jonathan Pasquali, Kevin Frey, Spencer Costigan, Stephen Pietrangelo - Project title: "Design of a New Daycare Centre Made of Heavy Timber Structural Systems.

2013 - 2014

Clarisse DeVera, Kunal Soni, Liu Yang, Van Huynh - Project title: "Design of a New Multi-storey Engineering Building."

Dani Rhodes, Garat Ahola, Kolin Beck, Nicholas Lopez - Project title: "Design of a New Multi-storey Parkade."

Mitchell Bailey, Nolan Chaston, Patrick Birchall, Steven Hall - Project title: "Design of a New Art Gallery Building Made of Glulam Frame Systems."

2012 - 2013

Aktan Sezen, Eric D'Uva, Marc Porter, Nic Webber - Project title: "Retrofit and Rehabilitation of an Industrial Steel Building."

Irving Hoang, Kenny Chan, Li Yong Xue, Richard Kam - Project title: "Design of a New Airport's Multi-storey Car Parking Facility."

Eric Lavergne, Haris Shah, Pragaash Pararajasingham, Shane Kufley - Project title: "Design of a New Airport's Terminal Building - Phase I."

Andrew Spalvieri, David Capo, Giancarlo Cerna, Hiren Prajapati, Oreste Pfeiffer - Project title: "Design of a New Airport's Terminal Building - Phase II."