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Prof.Salah Altoubat Academic RankProfessor

Specialization:

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Concrete Materials and Structures), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,USA, 2000.

Research Interests:

  • Concrete Materials and Structures.

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Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, 2000. M.Sc., Structural Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan, 1990. B.Sc., Civil Engineering, Yarmouk University, Jordan, 1987.
ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS 10/2017-Present Professor of Civil Eng. University of Sharjah, UAE. 01/2011-10/2017 Associate Professor of Civil Eng. University of Sharjah, UAE. 9/2002-12/2010 Assistant Professor of Civil Eng. University of Sharjah, UAE. 01/2001-09/2001 Post-doctorate Research Associate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. 06/2004-08/2004 Visiting Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. 06/2005-08/2005 Visiting Scholar W.R. Grace, USA. 06/2006-08/2006 Visiting Scholar W.R. Grace, USA. 06/2007-08/2007 Visiting Scholar W.R. Grace, USA. 08/1995-11/2000 Research Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. SELECTED ADMINISTRATION APPOINTMENTS (Academic/Research) 2017-Present Chairman of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Sharjah. 2010-2014 Coordinator, Master Program, Department of Civil and Env. Engineering, University of Sharjah, UAE. 2011-2013 Chair, College Research Committee, College of Engineering, University of Sharjah, UAE. 2008-2014 Member, Engineering College Council University of Sharjah, UAE. 2011-2013 Member, Faculty Affairs Committee, University of Sharjah, UAE. 2007-2014 Chair, Graduate and Research Committee, Department of Civil Engineering University of Sharjah, UAE. PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS 9/2001-9/2002 Senior Research Engineer W.R. Grace, Cambridge, USA. 6/1990-6/1994 Civil Engineer Arab Center for Engineering Studies,Amman, Jordan.
2013-Present: Cement and Concrete Composite Journal (Elseiver) Editorial Board, Member. 2005-Present: ACI-544 Fiber Reinforced Concrete, Member. 2005-Present: ACI-440 Fiber Reinforced Polymer, Member. 2010 4th International conference on Materials in Harsh Environment, AUS,Sharjah, UAE, Member of Technical Committee. 2005 4th Forum on Engineering Education (IFEE2006), UOS, Sharjah, UAE Member of Organizing Committee. 2007 MEDMA, Middle East Dry Mortar Association Member of Technical Committee. 2005-Present: Reviewer for American Concrete Institute Journals Reviewer. 2005-2013 Reviewer for ASCE Journals Reviewer. 2007 External Reviewer for American Concrete Institute technical Report on creep and shrinkage of concrete, External Reviewer. 2004 International workshop on fiber Reinforced concrete from theory to practice, Italy. Invited Participant.
Experimental Study on the Shear Strength of Externally Bonded Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (EB-FRP) Reinforced Concrete (RC) Beams. Dr. Moussa Leblouba, Prof. Samer Barakat, Prof. Salah Altoubat, Dr. M. Talha Junaid UOS 80000 AED Restrained Shrinkage Behavior of Ambient Cured Geopolymer Concrete. M. Talha Junaid, Salah Altoubat and Moussa Leblouba UOS 69100 AED Punching Shear Strength of Reinforced Concrete Slabs with Macro Synthetic Fibers Salah Altoubat, Mohmed Maalej, Pierre Estephane UOS 75000 AED Rapid Strengthening of Unreinforced Masonry Walls for Out-of-Plain Action Using Fiber Reinforced Shotcrete. Salah Altoubat, Mohmed Maalej, Samer Barakat, Moussa Leblouba, Pierre Estephane UOS 60000 AED Innovative Vibration Attenuation Devices for Equipment and Structures Mohmed Maalej, Moussa Leblouba, Salah Altoubat, Samer Barakat UOS 48000 AED Experimental Study on Shear strength of trapezoidal corrugated steel webs.” University of Sharjah, Sep. 2015 - 2 years. Samer Barakat, Salah Altoubat, Mohmed Maalej, Moussa Leblouba, , UOS 60000 AED Estimation of Earthquake Hazards in Sharjah Samer Barakat, Salah Altoubat, Mohmed Maalej, Moussa Leblouba, UOS 200000 AED Large Scale Testing of Fiber Reinforced Concrete Slab on Ground , 2004 Dr. Salah Altoubat, UOS, Prof. David Lange, and Dr. Jeff Roesler, UIUC, USA W. R. Grace, Cambridge 40000 US$ Shear Behavior of Fiber Reinforced Concrete Beam, 2008 Dr. Salah Altoubat, UOS, and DR. Alex Rieder, W. R. Grace, USA Juma Almajid, Dubai and W. R. Grace, USA 30000 US$ Diaphragm Testing of Fiber Reinforced Composite Metal Decks, 2009 Dr. Salah Altoubat, UOS, Richard Lee Steel Deck, UK, and W. R. Grace, Cambridge USA, and Emirates Stone, UAE, and UOS Laboratories 50000 US$ Effect of Synthetic Fibers on Shrinkage cracking of composite metal decks, 2010 Dr. Altoubat, UOS W. R. Grace, Europe 20000 US$
1. Salah Altoubat, Abdul Saboor Karzad, Mohamed Maalej, Samer Barakat, Talha Junaid, “Experimental Study of the Steel / CFRP Interaction in Shear-Strengthened RC Beams Incorporating Macro-Synthetic Fibers,” Structures, Elsevier, Volume 25, June 2020, Pages 88-98. 2. Junaid MT, Elbana A., Altoubat S, Flexural response of geopolymer and fiber reinforced geopolymer concrete beams reinforced with GFRP bars and strengthened using CFRP sheets, Structures, Elsevier, Volume 24, April, 2020, Pages 666-677 3. Moussa Leblouba, Samer Barakat, Mohammed SA Ahmed, Salah Altoubat, Shear strength at the interface of precast bridge concrete decks and girders subjected to cyclic loading with varying speeds”, Engineering Structures, Elsevier, 2019, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2019.109296 4. Leblouba, Moussa; Barakat, Samer; Maalej, Mohamed; Al-Toubat, Salah; Karzad, Abdul Saboor; Normalized shear strength of trapezoidal corrugated steel webs: Improved modeling and uncertainty propagation, Thin-Walled Structures 137, 67-80, 2019, Elsevier 5. Barakat, Samer; Al-Toubat, Salah; Leblouba, Moussa; Al Burai, Eman; “Behavioral trends of shear strengthened reinforced concrete beams with externally bonded fiber reinforced polymer”, Structural Engineering and Mechanics, 69 (5), 579-589, 2019 6. Abdul Saboor Karzad, Moussa Leblouba, Salah Al Toubat*, Mohammed Maalej, “Repair and strengthening of shear-deficient reinforced concrete beams using Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer”, Composite Structures, Volume 223, September, 2019, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2019.110963 7. 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. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2019.110930 8. Salah Altoubat, S.A Karzad, and Maalej, M. “Strengthening of Damaged Reinforced Concrete Beams Using Externally Bonded Fiber Reinforced Polymer”, ACI-Special Publication AC-SP 327, (2018), pp. 28.1-28.12 9. Samer Barakat, Abdullah Shanableh, Salah Altoubat and Khader Abu-Dagga. “Assessment of Seismic Structural Risk for Model Buildings in the City of Sharjah, UAE. “, Jordan Journal of Civil Engineering, Volume 12, No. 1, (2018), pp. 125-138. 10. Altoubat, Salah, Klaus-Alexander Rieder, and M. Talha Junaid. "Short-and long-term restrained shrinkage cracking of fiber reinforced concrete composite metal decks: an experimental study." Materials and Structures, Vol. 50, no. 2 (2017): P.140. Page 9 of 19 4/27/2021 Dr. Altoubat Resume 11. S. Al Toubat, M. Talha Junaid, M. Leblouba, D. Badran, Effectiveness of fly ash on the restrained shrinkage cracking resistance of self-compacting concrete, Cement and Concrete Composites., Vol. 79 (2017), pp. 9-20 12. Moussa Leblouba, Samer Barakat, Salah Altoubat, Talha M. Junaid, and Mohammed Maalej, “Normalized shear strength of trapezoidal corrugated steel webs, “Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 136 (2017), pp. 75-90. 13. Leblouba, Moussa, M. Talha Junaid, Samer Barakat, Salah Altoubat, and Mohamed Maalej. "Shear buckling and stress distribution in trapezoidal web corrugated steel beams." Thin-Walled Structures 113 (2017): pp. 13-26. 14. Shaikh, F. U. A., Maalej, M., and Altoubat, S. (2017) “Ductile fibre reinforced cementitious composites (DFRCC) for improved corrosion durability of reinforced concrete columns,” AIMS Materials Science (AIMS Press, USA) Vol. 4, No. 5, pp. 1078- 1094. (DOI: 10.3934/matersci.2017.5.1078). 15. Altoubat, Salah, Deena Badran, M. Talha Junaid, and Moussa Leblouba. "Restrained shrinkage behavior of Self-Compacting Concrete containing ground-granulated blast furnace slag." Construction and Building Materials, Vol. 129, (2016): pp. 98-105,
Shear Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Beams using Fiber Reinforced Polymer, student Abdul Saboor Karzad Fosroc, funded by Emirates Stones, current positions Full time Instructor in AUS Shear Behavior of Fiber Reinforced Concrete Beam, student Ardavan Yazdanbacka sh, funded by Juma Almajid, current position Dubai Associate Professor at College City New York, USA. Diaphragm Behavior of Fiber Reinforced Composite Metal Decks, by student Hussein Usman, funded by Richard Lee Steel Deck, UK, and W. R. Grace, Cambridge USA, and Emirates Stone, current position UAE Associate Professor at University of Sherebrook, Canada. Effect of Supplementary Cementitious Materials on Shrinkage Cracking of Self Compacting Concrete, student Deena Badran, funded by Concretec Dubai and Graduate College UOS, current position Manager, structural division, Dubai, UAE Effect of Synthetic Fibers on Shrinkage cracking of composite metal decks, student Sami Elkhidir, funded by W. R. Grace Europe, current position Operation Manager Oubedoullah Contracting, UAE.
K-A. Rieder, N. S. Berke. M. B. Macklin, A. Ranganthan, S. Altoubat, “Highly Dispersible Reinforcing Polymeric Fibers”, USA Patent No. US 6569526 B2, May 27th, 2003 K-A. Rieder, N. S. Berke. M. B. Macklin, A. Ranganthan, S. Altoubat, “Fiber Reinforced Matrix Compositions”, USA Patent No. US 6863969 B2, March 8 th, 2005
2013 Award of Teaching Excellence University of Sharjah. 2009 Award of Research Excellence University of Sharjah. 2003 ACI Wason Award for Most Meritorious paper, American Concrete Institute. 1983,1984,1985,1987 Academic Superiority Award Yarmouk University(Jordan). 1999 Conference Travel Award University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, USA. 1997 Conference Travel Award American Ceramic Society 1994-2000 Graduate Research Scholarship University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, USA.
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