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Prof.Mohamed Maalej Vice Dean - College of Engineering Academic RankProfessor

Specialization:

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Structural & Materials Engineering), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, 1994.

Research Interests:

  • Engineered Cementitious Composite Materials and Structures.

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-Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Michigan, 1994. -M.Sc., Civil Engineering, MIT, 1991. -B.Sc., Civil Engineering, Colorado State University, 1989. -Minor, Mathematics, Colorado State University, 1989.
Academic Positions (Dates: MM/YY) -02/11-Present: Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Sharjah, UAE. -08/06-01/11: Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Sharjah, UAE. -07/04-06/06: Associate Proessor, Department of Civil Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore. -08/99-06/04: Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore. Administrative Positions (Dates: MM/YY) -2/16- 8/17: Acting Dean, College of Engineering, University of Sharjah, UAE. -9/14- present: Chair, Department of civil & environemental engineering, university of sharjah, UAE. -03/11-08/13: Vice Dean, College of Engineering, University of Sharjah, UAE. -06/09-02/11: Acting Dean, College of Engineering, University of Sharjah, UAE. -09/07-06/09: Vice Dean, College of Engineering, University of Sharjah, UAE.
-CISCO (Singapore): Provide consultancy services to CISCO in relation to their security study of Key Installations (KINs). The scope of the work consisted of assessing hardening needs and developing hardening options and solutions for KINs (10 June–10 August 2005). -Housing and Development Board (Singapore): Provided the Singapore Housing and Development Board (HDB) with feedback on a term contract for composite wrapping to structural members in various HDB estates (22 October 1999). -Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Society (Singapore): Honorary Secretary (2002-2005), Council Member (2005-2006). ACI Singapore Chapter: Director (2002-2004), Secretary (2004-2006).
Professional Engineers Ontario (Canada), Member since 1998.
-Innovative Vibration Attenuation Devices for Equipment and Structures (Competitive Research Project No. 15020401009-P), University Research Board, University of Sharjah (2015-2017); AED 48,000. -Rapid Strengthening of Unreinforced Masonry Walls for Out-of-Plain Action (Competitive Research Project), University Research Board, University of Sharjah (2015-2017); AED 60,000. -Engineered Cementitious Composite (ECC) for Hardening of Structures Against the Effects of Blast and Impact (Seed Project No. 060405), University Research Board, UoS College of Graduate Studies & Research, University of Sharjah (2007-2009); AED 20,000. -Hybrid Optical Fibre Sensor System for Health Monitoring of Engineering Structures (R-264-000-172-112), NUS Academic Research Fund, National University of Singapore (2004-2007); $ 150,145. -Engineered Cementitious Composites For Blast-Resistant Structures, Part of a DSTA-NUS Joint R&D Program on Development of Advanced Protective Materials and Systems Against Close-in Blast and Penetration (R-379-000-002-422); Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA), Singapore (2002-2006); $ 1,513,000. -Engineered Composites and Functionally-Graded Concrete¾A New Solution for the Durability of RC Structures (R-264-000-105-112); NUS Academic Research Fund, National University of Singapore (2000-2003); $ 96,013.
-Altoubat, S., Maalej, M., Shaikh, F. U. A. (2016) "Laboratory Simulation of Corrosion Damage in Reinforced Concrete." International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials (Springer), Vol. 10, pp. 1-9. (DOI: 10.1007/s40069-016-0138-7). -Qudah, S. and Maalej, M. (2014) “Application of Engineered Cementitious Composites (ECC) in interior beam-column connections for enhanced seismic resistance,” Engineering Structures (Elsevier, UK), Vol. 69, No. 1, pp. 235-245. (doi:10.1016/j.engstruct.2014.03.026) -Maalej, M., Quek, S.T., Ahmed, S.F.U., Zhang, J., Lin, V.W.J., Leong, K.S. (2012) “Review of potential structural applications of hybrid fiber Engineered Cementitious Composites,” Construction & Building Materials (Elsevier), Vol. 36, No. 11, pp.216–227. -Maalej, M., Lin, V.W.J., Nguyen M.P., Quek S.T. (2010) “Engineered Cementitious Composites for Effective Strengthening of Unreinforced Masonry Walls,” Engineering Structures (Elsevier, UK), Vol. 32, No. 8, pp. 2432-2439 (doi:10.1016/j.engstruct.2010.04.017). -Maalej, M., Quek, S.T., and Zhang J. (2005). “Behavior of Hybrid-Fiber Engineered Cementitious Composites Subjected to Dynamic Tensile Loading and Projectile Impact,” Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering (ASCE), Vol. 17 No. 2, pp. 143-152. -Maalej, M. and Bian, Y. (2001) “Interfacial Shear Stress Concentration in FRP-Strengthened Beams,” Composite Structures, Vol. 54, No. 4, pp. 417-426. -Bonacci, J.F. and Maalej, M. (2000) "Externally-Bonded FRP for Rehabilitation of Corrosion Damaged Concrete Beams," ACI Structural Journal, Vol. 97, No. 5, pp. 703-711. -Maalej, M. and Li, V.C. (1995) "Introduction of Strain Hardening Engineered Cementitious Composites in Design of Reinforced Concrete Flexural Members for Improved Durability", ACI Structural Journal, Vol. 92, No. 2, pp. 167-176.
Supervised & Trained 7 PhD Students, 9 MSc/MEng Students, 2 Postdoctoral Fellows.
Kuang, S.C.K.; Quek, S.T. & Maalej, M. “Plastic optical fiber sensor,” US Patent No. 7,496,247 (February 2009).
Annual Incentives Award for Distinguished Faculty Members in Scientific Research for AY 2008/2009.
My Teaching Philosophy is centered in my belief that effective learning is achieved when it is acquired within the context of a problem and that students learn by engaging in a process of sense making.
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