M. Shahria Alam

The University of British Columbia

Professor, Civil Engineering |School of Engineering Tier-1 Principal’s Research Chair in Resilient & Green Infrastructure Director, Green Construction Research & Training Center (GCRTC)

For the past six years, Dr. Shahria Alam has been extensively involved in research related to smart materials and their structural applications, seismic rehabilitation of deteriorated structures, and performance based design of reinforced concrete, prestressed concrete, and masonry structures.

He is a winner of many awards and scholarships, and his research contribution has been recognized by various professional bodies and institutions. Prior to join at UBC-Okanagan, Dr. Alam has worked in several industrial projects while working as a structural engineer for Halcrow Yolles (Toronto) and JNE Consulting Ltd. (Hamilton, ON). Few notable projects are Canadian Museum for Human Rights, City Center Las Vegas, and Burlington Performing Art Centre, Burlington, ON and several steel structures for US Steel Canada and Praxair Canada Inc. Currently Dr. Alam is involved in several industrial research projects, which mainly deal with improving the performance of prestressed hollow core slabs, and fire performance of RC elements.