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​​Selected Research Projects:
1. Experimental Study on Shear Strength of Steel Beams with Sinusoidally Corrugated Webs.
Investigators: Prof. Samer Barakat,  Prof. Salah Altoubat,  Prof. Mohamed Maalej,  Dr. M. Talha Junaid,  and Dr. Zaid Al-Sadoon
Sponsor: University of Sharjah

2. Investigating the Punching Shear Behavior of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Flat Slabs Incorporating Macro-Synthetic Fibers​.
Investigators: Prof. Mohamed Maalej, Prof. Samer Barakat,  Prof. Salah Altoubat,  Dr. M. Talha Junaid,  and Dr. Zaid Al-Sadoon
Sponsor: University of Sharjah​

3. Flexural and Shear Response of Geopolymers Concrete Beams Reinforced with BFRP bars and strengthened using CFRP sheets.
Investigators: Dr. M. Talha Junaid, Prof. Samer Barakat, and Prof. Salah Altoubat
Sponsor: University of Sharjah​

4. Flexural Characterization of Concrete Beams Reinforced with 3D-Printed Formworks.
Investigators: Dr. M. T. Junaid, Prof. Samer Barakat and Prof. Salah Altoubat​
Sponsor: University of Sharjah

5. Developm​ent of locally produced 3D printed concrete in UAE: Rheology, Guidelines, and Performance. 
Investigators: Prof. Salah Altoubat, Dr. M. Talha Junaid, Prof. Mohamed Maalej, and Dr. Waleed Zeiada
Sponsor: University of Sharjah

6. Characterization of Post-cracking Residual Strengths of Fiber Reinforced Concrete and Correlation Between Different Testing Standard Protocols.
Investigators: Prof. Samer Barakat, Prof. Salah Altoubat, and Prof. Mohamed Maalej
Sponsor: University of Sharjah

7. Progressive Collapse of Reinforced Concrete Building and Strengthening Assessment Through the Use of FRP: Parametric Study​.
Investigators: Dr. Zaid Al-Sadoon, Prof. Salah Altoubat, Prof. Mohamed Maalej, and Dr. M.Talha Junaid
Sponsor: University of Sharjah

8. 3D-Printed Polymer-Based Reinforcement for Structural Elements.
Investigators: Dr. M. Talha Junaid, Prof. Samer Barakat, and Prof. Salah Altoubat 
Sponsor: University of Sharjah

9. Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of UAE Low Rise Reinforced Concrete Buildings and Suggested Retrofitting Methods.                                  
Investigators: Dr. Zaid Al-Sadoon and Dr. Moussa Leblouba
Sponsor: University of Sharjah

10. Estimation of Earthquake Hazard in Sharjah.
Investigators: Prof. Samer Barakat, Prof. Salah Altoubat, Prof. Mohmed Maalej, Dr. Moussa Leblouba, Dr. Maher Omar, and Prof. Abdallah Shanableh.
Sponsor: University of Sharjah.

11. Punching Shear Strength of Reinforced Concrete Slabs with Macro Synthetic Fibers.                                                                                    
Investigators: Prof. Salah Altoubat, Prof. Mohamed Maalej, and Dr. Pierre Estephane. 
​Sponsor: University of Sharjah, gcp Applied Technologies, and Almeraikhi Precast Company.

12. Restrained Shrinkage and Cracking Behavior of Ambient Cured Geopolymer Concrete.               ​                                                                    
Investigators: Dr. M. Talha Junaid, Prof. Salah Altoubat, Dr. Moussa Leblouba, and Prof. Samer Barakat                                                                                           
Sponsor: University of Sharjah

13. Seismic Retrofitting of Deficient Reinforced Concrete Buildings Using Buckling Restrained Braces and Innovative Materials.                      
Investigators: Dr. Zaid Al-Sadoon, Dr. Moussa Leblouba, Prof. Samer Barakat, Prof. Salah Alt​oubat, and Prof. Mohamad Maalej                                                 

Sponsor: University of Sharjah

14. Experimental Study on the Shear Strength of Externally Bonded Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (EB-FRP) Reinforced Concrete (RC) Beams.                Investigators: Dr. Moussa Leblouba, Prof. Samer Barakat, Prof. Salah Altoubat, and Dr. M. Talha Junaid                                                                            

Sponsor: University of Sharjah.

15. Producing Sustainable Asphalt Binders using Dates Seeds Fillers.          Investigators: Prof. Ghazi Al-Khateeb and Dr. Waleed Zeiada. 
Sponsor: University of Sharjah​

16. Effect of Bio-Oils Extracted from Local Date Seeds on Rheological Properties of Modified Asphalt Binder.                                                            
Investigators: Dr. Waleed Zeiada, Prof. Ghazi Al-Khateeb, and Prof. Abdallah Shanableh      
17. Experimental Study on Pervious Concrete: An Eco-Friendly Concrete Pavement.​
Investigators: Dr. Waleed Zeiada, Prof. Ghazi Al-Khateeb, Prof. Salah Al-Toubat, and Dr. Mohamed Arab
Sponser: Ministry of infrastructure

18. Performance of Crumb Rubber-Modified Warm Mix Asphalt in the UAE.
Investigators: Prof. Ghazi Al-Khateeb and Dr. Waleed Zeiada

Sponsor: University of Sharjah