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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, Mohamed Maalej, Nadia Nassif, and Samer Barakat, “Punching shear behavior of RC slabs incorporating macro-synthetic fibers,” Journal of Building Engineering, Elsevier, Volume 67, May 2023, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2023.105983 2. M. Tarabin, M. Maalej, Salah Altoubat, MT Junaid, “Review of the Bond Behavior Between Reinforcing Steel and Engineered Cementitious Composite” Structures, Elsevier, Volume 55, September 2023, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.istruc.2023.07.025 3. Khaled Ahmat, Samer Barakat, Salah Altoubat & Mohamad Alhalabi, “Probabilistic assessment of ACI 318 minimum thickness requirements for two-way slabs,” Australian Journal of Structural Engineering, Volume 24, Issue 2, PP.136-148, 2023, https://doi.org/10.1080/13287982.2022.2134354 4. Abdul Saboor Karzad, Moussa Leblouba, Zaid A. Al-Sadoon, Mohamed Maalej, Salah Altoubat,” Modeling the flexural strength of steel fiber reinforced concrete,” J. AIMS Materials Science, Volume 10, Issue 1, PP.86-111, January, 2023, https://doi.org/ 10.3934/matersci.2023006 5. Moussa Leblouba, Samer Barakat,, Salah Altoubat, Mohamed Maalej, Raghad Awad “Resistance factors for reliability based-design of fiber reinforced concrete suspended slabs in flexure, “Journal of Building Engineering, Elsevier, Volume 57, October 2022, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2022.104911 6. Raghad Awad, Samer Barakat, Moussa Leblouba, Salah Altoubat,Mohamed Maalej “Reliability-based design of fiber reinforced concrete slabson-ground in flexure as per ACI 360, “ Structures, Elsevier, Volume 39, May 2022, Pages 207-217 7. M Leblouba, S. Altoubat, AS Karzad, M Maalej, S Barakat, A Metawa, “Impact response and endurance of unreinforced masonry walls strengthened with cement-based composites, “ Structures, Elsevier, Volume 36, February 2022, Pages 262-279. 8. MT Junaid, AS Karzad, A Elbana, S. Altoubat, “Experimental study on shear response of GFRP reinforced concrete beams strengthened with externally bonded CFRP sheets, “Structures, Elsevier, Volume 35, January 2022, Pages 1295-1307. 9. N. Nassif, Z. A. Al-Sadoon, K. Hamad, and S. Altoubat, “Cost-based optimization of shear capacity in fiber reinforced concrete beams using machine learning,” Structural Engineering and Mechanics, vol. 83, no. 5, pp. 671–680, Sep. 2022. https://doi.org/10.12989/sem.2022.83.5.671 10. N Nassif, W Zeiada, G Al-Khateeb, S Haridy, S. Altoubat, “Assessment Of Punching Shear Strength Of Fiber-reinforced Concrete Slabs Using Factorial Design Of Experiments, “ Jordan Journal of Civil Engineering, Volume 16, Issue 1, 2022 11. Basil Ibrahim, Moussa Leblouba, Salah Altoubat, Samer Barakat, “Shear Strength of Externally U-Bonded Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polymer HighStrength Reinforced Concrete, “ Materials 14 (13), January 2021, 3659 12. Salah Altoubat, Abdul Saboor Karzad, Mohamed Maalej, Samer Barakat,Talha Junaid, “Experimental Study of the Steel / CFRP Interaction in ShearStrengthened RC Beams Incorporating Macro-Synthetic Fibers,” Structures, Elsevier, Volume 25, June 2020, Pages 88-98.
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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