Dr. Mohamed T. Bassuoni, P.Eng.

Assistant Professor

Department of Civil Engineering

University of Manitoba

15 Gillson Street, Winnipeg R3T 5V6

Tel.: +1-204-272-1512, Fax : +1- 204-474-7513                     

E-mail:bassuomt@cc.umanitoba.ca

 

 

EDUCATION

 

PhD, University of Western Ontario, Canada

MSc, The American University in Cairo, Egypt                          

BSc, The American University in Cairo, Egypt                          

 

Openings for Graduate Students

 

 

RESEARCH COMPENDIUM           -------------------                                                                                                                  

 

Dr. Bassuoni’s research interests are in the area of civil engineering infrastructure from a materials perspective with emphasis on the durability, rehabilitation and sustainable development of concrete infrastructure. The international shift to performance-based standards and specifications for concrete necessitates improving the reliability of current testing standards and introducing rigorous performance-based test methods for cementitious materials. It is particularly important to demystify some key durability issues of concrete and so more reliably qualify innovative concrete mixture designs incorporating novel/smart cement-based materials and recycled waste by-products, which concurrently have positive engineering and environmental effects. Improving the reliability of experimental data and understanding of combined degradation mechanisms of concrete structures will inevitably lead to appropriate selection of cementitious materials, rehabilitation strategies and preventive measures, and thus reducing life-cycle costs. In addition, significant development can be achieved in service life/life-cycle cost analyses of concrete structures, which are not adequately developed so far due to the use of unreliable data and classical-logic that has been proven incapable of describing the degradation of concrete structures affected by a multitude of aging mechanisms. Comparatively, emerging computational intelligence-based methods such as fuzzy-logic inference systems are promising tools in modeling the durability performance of concrete structures under variable environmental conditions and multiple degradation mechanisms.

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Refereed Journal Papers and Special Publications

 

  1. Sonebi, M. and Bassuoni, M.  T.   (2013). “Investigating the Effect of Mixture Design Parameters on Pervious Concrete by Statistical Modelling,” Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier Science, V. 38, pp. 147-154.

 

  1. Zidan, M., Said, A. and Bassuoni, M. T. (2012) “Properties of Concrete Incorporating Nano-Silica,” Construction and Building Materials, Elsevier Science, V. 36, pp. 838-844.

 

  1. Bassuoni, M. T. and Nehdi, M. L. (2012) “Resistance of Self-Consolidating Concrete to Ammonium Sulphate Attack,” Materials and Structures, RILEM, V. 45, No. 7, pp. 977-994.

 

  1. Haynes, H. and Bassuoni, M. T. (2011) “Physical Salt Attack on Concrete,” Concrete International, ACI, V. 33, No. 11, pp. 38-42.

 

  1. Bassuoni, M.  T.  and Sonebi, M. (2010). “Effect of Freezing-Thawing Cycles on the Resistance of Self-Consolidating Concrete to Sulfate Attack,” In: Khayat, K. H. and Feys, D. (eds.) Design, Production and Placement of Self-Consolidating Concrete, RILEM Book Series,  Springer, pp. 329-340.

 

  1. Bassuoni, M.  T.  and Sonebi, M. (2010). “Pervious Concrete: A Sustainable Drainage Solution,” Concrete, The Concrete Society, V. 44, No. 9, pp. 14-16.

 

  1. Bassuoni, M. T. and Nehdi, M. L. (2009) “Durability of Self-Consolidating Concrete to Different Exposure Regimes of Sodium Sulfate Attack,” Materials and Structures, RILEM, V. 42, No. 8, pp. 1039-1057.

 

  1. Nehdi, M. L. and Bassuoni, M. T. (2009) “Fuzzy Logic Approach for Estimating Durability of Concrete,” Construction Materials, ICE, V. 162, No. 2, pp. 81-92. (Selected by the editorial board of Construction Materials as a finalist for the 2010 best paper awards of ICE journals)

 

  1. Bassuoni, M. T. and Nehdi, M. L. (2009) “Durability of Self-Consolidating Concrete to Sulfate Attack Under Combined Cyclic Environments and Flexural Loading,” Cement and Concrete Research, Elsevier Science, V. 39, No. 3, pp. 206-226. (Among the top 5 most downloaded articles in Cement and Concrete research during Jan-Mar 2009)

 

  1. Bassuoni, M. T. and Nehdi, M. L. (2008) “Neuro-Fuzzy Based Prediction of the Durability of Self-Consolidating Concrete to Various Sodium Sulfate Attack Exposure Regimes,” Computers and Concrete, Techno Press, V. 5, No. 6, pp. 573-597. 

 

  1. Nehdi, M. L. and Bassuoni, M. T. (2008) “Durability of Self-Consolidating Concrete to Combined Effects of Sulfate Attack and Frost Action,” Materials and Structures, RILEM, V. 41, No. 10, pp. 1657-1679.

 

  1. Bassuoni, M. T., Nehdi, M. L. and Amin, M. (2007) “Self-Compacting Concrete: Using Limestone to Resist Sulfuric Acid,” Construction Materials, ICE, V. 160, No. 3, pp. 113-123.

 

  1. Bassuoni, M. T. and Nehdi, M. L. (2007) “Resistance of Self-Consolidating Concrete to Sulfuric Acid Attack with Consecutive pH Reduction,” Cement and Concrete Research, Elsevier Science, V. 37, No. 7, pp. 1070-1084. (Among the top 20 most downloaded articles in Cement and Concrete research during Jul-Sep 2007)

 

  1. Bassuoni, M. T., Nehdi, M. L. and Greenough, T. (2006) “Enhancing the Reliability of Evaluating Chloride Ingress in Concrete Using the ASTM C 1202 Rapid Chloride Penetrability Test,” Journal of ASTM International, ASTM, V. 3, No. 3, 13 p.

 

  1. Bassuoni, M. T. and Nehdi, M. L. (2005) “The Case for Air-Entrainment in High-Performance Concrete,” Structures and Buildings, ICE, V. 158, No. 5, pp. 311-319.

 

 

Technical Committee Reports

 

  1. Bassuoni, M. T. “Resistance of Self-Consolidating Concrete to Chloride Ions Ingress,” ACI 237 Self-Consolidating Concrete, American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, MI, Under Review by ACI Committee 237.  

 

  1. Nehdi, M. L. and Bassuoni, M. T. “Resistance of Self-Consolidating Concrete to External Sulfate Attack,” ACI 237 Self-Consolidating Concrete, American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, MI, Under Review by ACI Committee 237.  

 

Refereed Conference Proceedings

 

  1. Sonebi, M., Bassouni, M. T., Kwasny, J. and Amanuddin, A. K. (May 2012). “Effect of Nano-Silica on Fresh and Rheological Properties of Cement-Based Grouts,” Fourth International Symposium on Nanotechnology in Construction, Crete, Greece, 8 p.

 

  1. Bassuoni, M. T and Nehdi, M. L. (Jun. 2007) “Resistance to Sulfate Attack of Self-Consolidating Concrete Incorporating Blended Cements,” Fifth International Conference on Concrete Under Severe Conditions Environment and Loading, Tours, France, V. 1, pp. 551-558.

 

  1. Bassuoni, M. T., Greenough, T. and Nehdi, M. L. (Jun. 2005) “Rapid Chloride Penetrability Test: A New Look,” 33rd Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, Toronto, ON, Canada, GC-186.

 

  1. Nehdi, M. L. and Bassuoni, M. T. (Nov. 2004) “Benefits, Limitations and Research Needs of Self-Compacting Concrete Technology in the Arabian Gulf: A Holistic View,” The Annual Concrete Technology & Corrosion Protection Conference, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 p.

 

  1. Abou-Zeid, M. N. and Bassuoni, M. T. (Jan. 2004) “Chloride Ingress in Pozzolanic Concrete Incorporating Corrosion Inhibitors,” 83rd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board, Washington, D. C., U. S., Paper no. 04-3308.

 

6.         Abou-Zeid, M. N., Bassuoni, M. T. and Fahmy, E. H. (Jun. 2003) “Correlation of Techniques Used in the Assessment of Corrosion of Reinforcing Steel in Concrete,” 31st Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, Moncton, NB, Canada, pp. 1160-1169.

 

SCHOLARLY ADDRESSES

 

§  Bassuoni, M. T., Session Organizer and Speaker (Mar. 2012),  Technical Session on Physical Salt Attack of Concrete, ACI Committee 201, ACI Spring 2012 Convention – The Art of Concrete, Dallas, TX, USA.

 

§  Bassuoni, M. T. (Oct. 2011) “Durability of Concrete to Sulfate Attack under Cyclic Environments and Flexural Loading,” Multi-Type Durability Attack, ACI Committee 201&236, ACI Fall 2011 Convention , Cincinnati, OH, USA.

 

§  Bassuoni, M. T. (Mar. 2010) “Resistance of Self-Consolidating Concrete to Various Sulfate Attack Exposure Regimes,”  Technical Session on Durability and Long Term Performance of Self-Consolidating Concrete, ACI Committee 237, ACI Spring 2010 Convention – Xtreme Concrete, Chicago, IL, USA.

 

§  Bassuoni, M. T. and Abou-Zeid, M. N. (Jan. 2003) “Fundamental Assessment Techniques of Corrosion of Reinforcing Steel in Concrete,” A seminar presented to the Egyptian Corrosion Society, Cairo, Egypt.

 

 

REVIEW OF JOURNALS

 

  • Reviewer for Elsevier Science, Construction and Building Materials
  • Reviewer for RILEM, Materials and Structures
  • Reviewer for the Institution of Civil Engineers, ICE Construction Materials
  • Reviewer for the American Concrete Institute, ACI Materials Journal

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

·         Canadian Standards Association (CSA) A23.1/A23.2 (Concrete Materials and Methods of Concrete Construction/Test Methods and Standard Practices for Concrete)

·         Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of the Province of Manitoba (APEGM), Canada

·         American Concrete Institute (ACI) Technical Committees 201 (Durability of concrete), 201E (Physical Salt Attack on Concrete), 236 (Materials Science of Concrete), 237 (Self-Consolidating Concrete) and ACI Faculty Network, USA

·         American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), Committee C01 on Cement, Committee C09 on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates, USA