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Selected Research Projects:

1. 3D-Printed Polymer-Based Reinforcement for Structural Elements.
Investigators: Dr. M. Talha Junaid, Prof. Samer Barakat, and Prof. Salah Altoubat 
Sponsor: University of Sharjah.

2. Seismic Vulnerability Assessment of UAE Low Rise Reinforced Concrete Buildings and Suggested Retrofitting Methods.                                  

Investigators: Dr. Zaied Al-Sadoon and Dr. Moussa Leblouba                Sponsor: University of Sharjah.

3. 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.

4. Punching Shear Strength of Reinforced Concrete Slabs with Macro Synthetic Fibers.                                                                                    

Investigators: Prof. Salah Al Toubat, Prof. Mohamed Maalej, and Dr. Pierre Estephane. 

Sponsor: University of Sharjah, gcp Applied Technologies, Almeraikhi Precast Company.

5. 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.

6. 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 Al-Toubat, and Prof. Mohamad Maalej                                                 

 Sponsor: University of Sharjah.

7. 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.​

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

9.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                                                                                    

Sponsor: University of Sharjah.

10. 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. 

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