Dr. Fayez Moutassem
|Title:||Department Chair / Assistant Professor – Structural Engineering|
|School:||School of Engineering|
|Department:||Civil and Infrastructure Engineering Department|
|Phone:||+971 7 246 8728|
Dr. Fayez Moutassem is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Infrastructure Engineering at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah. He received his B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering from the American University of Sharjah, UAE, in 2001, his M.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University, USA, in 2003, and his Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from McMaster University, Canada, in 2010. Dr. Moutassem’s research interests are in concrete structures and materials including precast & prestressed members, sustainable construction, green buildings, structural reliability, quality control, and in the properties of structural concrete utilizing special materials. Dr. Moutassem received the best journal paper award for one of his publications, awarded by the Institute of Civil Engineers. Dr. Moutassem has several years of industrial experience. He held the position of Materials & Technical Manager at a leading precast concrete company and has managed a large team of employees. In addition, Dr. Moutassem has industrial experience in the design of concrete and steel structures. He has numerous years of teaching experience and has taught several civil and structural engineering courses both at the undergraduate and graduate levels while working as an Assistant Professor at Bradley University, USA, and at Metro College of Technology, Canada. Dr. Moutassem is a licensed professional Engineer of Ontario, is a certified lead auditor for ISO 9001-2015 (TUV NORD) and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the American Concrete Institute (ACI).
- Ph. D., Civil Engineering, McMaster University, Canada, 2010
- M.Sc., Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, USA, 2003
- B.Sc., Civil Engineering, American University of Sharjah, UAE, 2001
Precast & Prestressed structures, sustainable construction, green buildings, quality control, and properties of structural concrete utilizing special materials.
List of Publications
- Journal Papers
- Hossain, M. and Moutassem, F. (2017). “Column Slenderness Analysis for Reinforced Concrete Structures using Finite Element Modelling”, Journal of Buildings and Sustainability, 2(2), 31-45.
- Moutassem, F. (2016). “Assessment of Packing Density Models and Optimizing Concrete Mixtures.” International Journal of Civil, Mechanical and Energy Science, 2(4), 29-36.
- Lee, Y.-S., Phares, B. M., *Moutassem,, Syed, A. (2016). “Load Rating of Timber Bridges using Physical Testing and Software Application.” International Journal of Civil, Mechanical and Energy Science, 2(4), 37-41.
- Moutassem, F. and Chidiac S.E. (2016). “Assessment of Concrete Compressive Strength Predictions Methods.” KSCE Journal of Civil Engineering, 20(1), 343-358.
- Chidiac, S.E., Moutassem, F., and Mahmoodzadeh, F. (2013). “Compressive strength model for concrete.” Journal of Magazine of Concrete Research, 65, No. 9, pp. 557-572 [BEST PAPER AWARD]
- Trejo, D., Moutassem, F., Hueste, M. B. D., Halmen, C., Cline, D. B. H. (2007). “Influence of Environmental Exposure Conditions on Mechanical Properties of High Strength Concrete.” ACI Materials Journal, Vol. 104, No. 6, pp. 643-652.
- Conferences and Papers
- Moutassem F., Chidiac, S.E. (2008). “Evaluation of Packing Density Models for Concrete Applications.” 2nd Canadian Conference on Effective Design of Structures, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada.
- Moutassem F., Chidiac, S.E. (2008). “Evaluation of Packing Density Models for Concrete Applications.” University Graduate Level Cement & Concrete R&D, Mini Exchange Forum, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada.
- Moutassem F., Chidiac, S.E. (2006). “Linking the Rheological Properties of Fresh Concrete to the Hardened Properties.” University Graduate Level Cement & Concrete R&D, Mini Exchange Forum, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada.
- Moutassem, F. (2010). “Packing Density Links Concrete Mixture, Rheology, and Compressive strength.” Ph.D. Dissertation, S.E. Chidiac (Chair), G. Razaqpur, J. Vlachopoulos, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada.
- Moutassem, F. (2003). “Evaluation of Allowable Stresses for High Strength Concrete Prestressed Bridge Girders.” M.Sc. Thesis, M.B. Hueste (Chair), Trejo, and D. Cline, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA.
- Industrial Reports
- Hueste, M. D., Moutassem, F., Trejo, D., and Cline, D. (2003). “Evaluation of Allowable Stresses for High Strength Concrete Prestressed Bridge Girders.” Final Research Report FHWA/TX-03/2101-3, Texas Transportation Institute and Texas Department of Transportation, College Station, TX, 192 pp.
- Moutassem, F. (2010). High Strength Concrete Prestressed Bridge Girders, Omniscriptum Gmbh & Co. Kg., 196 pp.
- Workshops and Presentations
- 95th Transportation Research Board (TRB), Second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2), Teaching Civil Engineering State-of-the-Practice Solutions, Conference powerpoint presentation and poster presentation, Washington DC
- 95thTransportation Research Board (TRB), Second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP2), Integrating Renewal Products into the Undergraduate Curriculum and a One-Day Workshop presentation, Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois
- American Concrete Institute (AISC), North American Steel Construction Conference (NASCC), Orlando, Florida, two-day workshop