Dr. Peter E. Sebaaly is a Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the Western Regional Superpave Center (WRSC) and the Pavement Engineering & Science (PES) Program at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). He is a registered Professional Engineer in the states of Nevada & Arizona, USA. He earned his B.S.C.E. (1982) and M.S.C.E. (1983) from the State University of New York at Buffalo and his Ph.D. (1987) from Arizona State University, specializing in pavements/materials engineering.
In 1990, Dr. Sebaaly joined the faculty of the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). Dr. Sebaaly is currently working on several research projects on the development of new engineered materials to enhance the durability and sustainability of asphalt pavements and the incorporation of these materials into design methods and specifications for maintenance, rehabilitation, and construction of pavements.

Dr. Shamim A. Sheikh, is a Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto. He is a past Chair and member of Joint American Concrete Institute-American Society of Civil Engineers Committee 441, Reinforced Concrete Columns, and a member of ACI Committee 374, Performance-Based Seismic Design of Concrete Structures. He currently chairs Committee TSC16 on Structures with FRP for the Canadian Highway Bridge Code. His research interests include earthquake resistance and seismic upgrade of concrete structures, structural sustainability, use of fiber-reinforced polymers in concrete structures and the effects of climate change on structures. He is a recipient of several national and international awards including ACI Structural Research Award, CSCE Horst Leipholz Medal, Fellowship of Canadian Academy of Engineers and Sitarae-Imtiaz medal from the government of Pakistan.

Dr. Shahria Alam is a Professor of Civil Engineering in the School of Engineering and the Tier 1 Principal’s Research Chair in Resilient & Green Infrastructure at The University of British Columbia (UBC)’s Okanagan campus. He is serving as the Director of the Green Construction Research & Training Center (GCRTC) at UBC. Dr. Alam is the Chair of the Engineering Mechanics and Materials Division of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE). He received his PhD in Civil Engineering from Western University in 2008. His research interests include smart and recycled materials and their structural engineering applications. He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed articles in these areas. He is the recipient of many national and international awards including CSCE Pratley Award 2015.


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