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Dr. M Talha Junaid Academic RankAssociate Professor

Specialization:

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Materials and Structures), University of New South Wales, Australia, 2015.

Research Interests:

  • Concrete Materials, Low Carbon Cementitious Materials, Computer Application to Structural Engineering

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Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia, 2015. M.E., Structural Engineering, Asian Institute Of Technology, Thailand, 2005. B.E., Civil Engineering, NED University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan, 2000.
Academic Positions 09/15-Present: Assistant Professor (Visiting), Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Sharjah, UAE. 2011-2015: Academic/PhD Scholar, School of Engineering and Information Technology, University of New South Wales, Australia. 2008-2011: Lecturer, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Sharjah, UAE. 2006-2008: Lab Instructor, Department of Civil Engineering, American University of Sharjah, UAE Research Associate / Research Assistant, Asian Center for Engineering Computation and Software (ACECOMS), School of Engineering and Technology , Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand (January 2006 to March 2006 and August 2001 to October 2004) Administrative Positions Department Academic Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Sharjah, 2008 to 2011 College Financial Officer, College of Engineering, University of Sharjah, 2009 to 2010 Member, Program Assessment Unit, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Sharjah, 2008 to 2011 Member, Department Website and Publicity Committee, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Sharjah, 2008 to 2011 Member Local Organizing Committee, Tenth East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction (EASEC-10), Bangkok Thailand, 2006
Pakistan Engineering Council, Life member, Professional Engineer, P.E., 2000 Asian Center for Engineering Computations and Software (ACECOMS), Life Member, 2006 Concrete Institute of Australia, Member, 2012 American Society for Civil Engineers ASCE, Student Member, 2005
1. Lead Investigator, Competitive Research funding from University of Sharjah, “3D-Printed Polymer- Based Reinforcement for Structural Elements” , AED 80,000. 2. Lead Investigator, Spotlight Project from College of Engineering, University of Sharjah, “Mechanical and Micro-Structural Properties of Geopolymer Concrete containing Nano Particles” , AED 40,000. 3. Lead Investigator, Research funding from University of Sharjah, “Investigation on the Performance of Geopolymer Concrete reinforced with Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer” , AED 39,000. 4. Lead Investigator, Competitive Research funding from University of Sharjah, “Restrained Shrinkage and Cracking Behaviour of Ambient Cured Geopolymer Concrete”, AED 69,100 5. Co-Investigator, Competitive Research funding, “Using Alkali-Activated Binders to Improve UAE Sabkha Approval Soils” AED 79,000 6. Co-Investigator, Competitive Research funding, “Experimental Study on the Shear Strength of Externally Bonded Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (EB-FRP) Reinforced Concrete (RC) Beams” AED 75,000 7. Recipient University College Postgraduate Research Scholarship (UCPRS) at the University of New South Wales, Australia (yearly worth of ~A$ 25,000) 8. Recipient Establishment Scholarships for Commencing Research
Journal Papers 1. MT Junaid, A Elbana, S Altoubat, “Flexural response of geopolymer and fiber reinforced geopolymer concrete beams reinforced with GFRP bars and strengthened using CFRP sheets”, Structures 24, 666-677, 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.istruc.2020.02.003 2. A Elbana, MT Junaid, “Determination of flexural capacity for GFRP-reinforced concrete beams retrofitted using external CFRP sheet” Structures 27, 1384-1395, 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.istruc.2020.07.003 3. S Altoubat, AS Karzad, M Maalej, S Barakat, MT Junaid “Experimental study of the steel/CFRP interaction in shear-strengthened RC beams incorporating macro-synthetic fibers” Structures 25, 88-98, 2020. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.istruc.2020.02.027 4. Junaid MT, Elbana A, ,Altoubat S, Al-Sadoon Z, “Experimental Study on the Effect of Matrix on the Flexural Behavior of Beams Reinforced with Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) bars”, Composite Structures, 2019. Volume 222, 2019, 110930 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2019.110930 5. P Parveen, BB Jindal, MT Junaid, S Saloni “Mechanical and microstructural study of rice husk ash geopolymer paste with ultrafine slag”, Advances in concrete construction 8 (3), 217-223, 2019. DOI: https://doi.org/10.12989/acc.2019.8.3.217 6. Singhal D, Junaid MT, Jindal B, Mehta A “Mechanical and microstructural properties of fly ash based geopolymer concrete incorporating Alccofine at ambient curing”, Construction and Building Materials, 180 pp298-307, 2018 7. Junaid MT, Kayali O, Khennane A, “Response of Alkali Activated Low Calcium Fly-Ash based Geopolymer Concrete Under Compressive load at Elevated Temperatures”, Materials and Structures, 50(1) 50, 2017. doi:10.1617/s11527-016-0877-6 8. Altoubat S, Rieder KA, Junaid MT, “Short- and long-term restrained shrinkage cracking of fiber reinforced concrete composite metal decks: an experimental study”, Materials and Structures, 50: 140, 2017. doi:10.1617/s11527-017-1011-0 9. Altoubat S, Junaid MT , Leblouba M, Badran D, “Effectiveness of fly ash on the restrained shrinkage cracking resistance of self-compacting concrete”, Cement and Concrete Composites, Volume 79, pp 9–20, 2017 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2017.01.010 10. Leblouba M., Junaid MT, Barakat S, Altoubat S, Maalej M, “Shear buckling and stress distribution in trapezoidal web corrugated steel beams”, Thin-Walled Structures, Volume 113, pp 13–26, 2017 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tws.2017.01.002 11. Leblouba M., Barakat S, Altoubat S, Junaid MT, Maalej M, “Normalized shear strength of trapezoidal corrugated steel webs”, Journal of Constructional Steel Research 2017. 12. Altoubat S, Badran D, Junaid MT , Leblouba M, “Restrained shrinkage behavior of Self- Compacting Concrete containing ground-granulated blast-furnace slag”, Construction & Building Materials Volume 129, 30, pp 98–105, 2016 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2016.10.115 13. Junaid MT, Khennane A, Kayali O, “Performance Of Fly Ash Based Geopolymer Concrete Made Using Non-Pelletized Fly Ash Aggregates”, Materials and Structures vol 48 (10) pp: 3357-3365, 2015 doi:10.1617/s11527-014-0404-6 14. Junaid MT, Kayali O, Khennane A, “A Mix Design Procedure for Low Calcium Alkali Activated Fly Ash-based Concretes”, Construction & Building Materials, vol79, pp 301-310, 2015. doi:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2015.01.048 15. Junaid MT, Khennane A, Kayali O, Sadaoui A, Picard D, Fafard M, "Aspects Of The Deformational Behaviour Of Alkali Activated Fly Ash Concrete At Elevated Temperatures," Cement and Concrete Research, vol. 60, pp. 24-29, 2014. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconres.2014.01.026 Conference Papers 1. Junaid MT, Elbana A, Altoubat S, “Stress-strain behaviour and strength properties of ambient cured geo-polymer concrete”, Materials Science and Engineering Conference, Malaysia, 2020. doi:10.1088/1757-899X/839/1/012005 2. Junaid MT, Karzad AS, Elbana A, “Experimental study on the shear behavior of GFRP reinforced concrete beams strengthened using CFRP sheets”, Materials Science and Engineering Conference, Malaysia, 2020. doi: 10.1088/1757-899X/839/1/012018 3. Bara Jarah, Mohamed G. Arab, MT Junaid, Maher Omar “Effect of Alkali Activator Type on the Local UAE Sand Treated with Alkali Activated Binders” 5th World Congress on Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering (CSEE'20) October 18 - 20, 2020 | Lisbon, Portugal 4. Junaid MT, Elbana A, Altoubat S, “Predicting Flexural Capacity of Concrete Beams Reinforced with GFRP Bars and Strengthened with CFRP Sheets”, in Proceedings of the 4th World Congress on Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering (CSEE’19), Rome, Italy – April 7-9, 2019 (peer reviewed) 5. Yousuf, F., Junaid, MT, Altoubat, S. “Drying Shrinkage Performance of Ambient Cured Blended Alkali-Activated Concrete”, Defect and Diffusion Forum, 394, 109–114, 2019. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/ddf.394.109 6. Shweiki A, Junaid MT ,Barakat S, “Flexural Characteristics of Mortar Cement Reinforced with 3D-Printed Polymer”, in Proceedings of the 4th World Congress on Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering (CSEE’19), Rome, Italy – April 7-9, 2019 (peer reviewed) 7. Junaid MT, Maalej M, “Stain Hardening Characteristics of Blended Alkali Activated Binders Cured At Ambient Temperatures”, SynerCrete’18 International Conference on Interdisciplinary Approaches for Cement-based Materials and Structural Concrete, pp 999- 1004, 24-25 October 2018 Portugal (peer-reviewed) 8. Elbana A, Junaid MT, Altoubat S, “Flexural behavior and strengthening of Geopolymer concrete beams reinforced with GFRP bars using CRPP sheets”, SynerCrete’18 International Conference on Interdisciplinary Approaches for Cement-based Materials and Structural Concrete, pp 449-454, 24-25 October 2018 Portugal (peer-reviewed) 9. Arab M, Junaid MT, Omar M, Zeiada W, Shanableh A, Rammal R, “Using Alkali-Activated Binders to Improve UAE Dune Sand”, Proceedings of the 4th World Congress on Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering (CSEE’19) Rome, Italy – April, 2019 (peer reviewed) 10. Junaid MT, Properties of ambient cured blended alkali activated cement concrete, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering 264 (1), 012004, 2017 (peer reviewed) 11. Junaid MT, “Deformational Behaviour of Fly-Ash Based Geopolymer Concrete at Temperatures of up to 150oC”, International Conference on Advances in Sustainable Construction Materials & Civil Engineering Systems (ASCMCES-17) University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates 18-20 April 2017 (peer reviewed) 12. Junaid MT, Siddique M, and Venkatachalam S, “Multiple-Choice Versus Descriptive Exams for Direct Evaluation of Engineering Courses at University Of Sharjah”, Proceedings of the joint 8th IFEE2017 and 3rd TSDIC2017 Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, April 18 – 20, 2017 (accepted-peer reviewed) 13. Junaid MT, Khennane A, and Kayali O, “Stress-Strain Behaviour of Alkali Activated Fly Ash Concrete at Elevated Temperatures”, 2nd International Conference on Advances in Cement and Concrete Technology in Africa, Page 301-308, January 27-29, 2016, Tanzania (peer reviewed) 14. Junaid MT, Khennane A, Kayali O, “Investigation into the Effect of the Duration of Exposure on the Behaviour of Geopolymer Concrete at Elevated Temperatures” Matec Web of Conferences Journal, International Congress on Materials & Structural Stability, volume 11, 2014 doi: 10.1051/matecconf/20141101003 15. Junaid MT, Kayali O, and Khennane A, “Properties Of Fly Ash Based Geopolymer Concrete Made Using Special Fly Ash Aggregates” Proceedings of the 7th RILEM International Conference on Self-Compacting Concrete and 1st RILEM International Conference on Rheology and Processing of Construction Materials, Page 381-388, September 2-4, 2013 Paris France (peer reviewed)
1. Principal Supervisor, Graduate Thesis at UoS “Mechanical Properties of Geopolymer Concrete: Statistical analysis and Prediction Models”, Ahmed Hasan Mehdi, 2019-ongoing. 2. Co-Supervisor, Graduate Thesis at UoS “Progressive Collapse of Reinforced Concrete Building: Parametric Study”, Usama Faisal Mohammed Hassan Al Saboun, 2019-ongoing. 3. Co-Supervisor, Graduate Thesis at UoS “Flexural Creep Behavior of Pre-Cracked Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Beams”, Ibrahim Mahmoud Haj Fattouh, 2019-ongoing. 4. Co-Supervisor, Graduate Thesis at UoS “Using Alkali-Activated Binders to improve sandy soil in UAE”, Bara Ayman Amin Jarah, 2018-2020. 5. Principal Supervisor, Graduate Thesis at UoS “Restrained shrinkage behaviour of Alkali Activated Binders”, Fatima Yousef, 2017-2019. 6. Principal Supervisor, Graduate Thesis at UoS “3D Printed Polymer Reinforcement for Mortar Cement”, Ahmed Shweiki , 2018-2020. 7. Principal Supervisor, Graduate Thesis at UoS “Evaluation of Flexural and Shear Behaviour of Reinforced concrete beams with Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer”, Abdallah Albanna, 2016-2018.
Australian Post graduate Award 2013-2015 University College Postgraduate Research Scholarship 2011-2013 University College Postgraduate Research Scholarship Top-Up 2011-2013 Postgraduate Research Support Scheme 2012
Reviewer, Cement and Concrete Composites 2015 Reviewer, 2nd International Conference on Advance Materials Research and Application (AMRA 2015) Reviewer, Materials Research Innovations Print ISSN: 1432-8917 Editor, Civil Computing Magazine, ACECOMS, Asian Institute of Technology, 2003-2005
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