Professor and Vice-Dean Graduate Studies

Department of Civil Engineering

Graduate

Graduated students and Postdoctoral Fellows at the University of Ottawa (2011-2018)

(The link to the online thesis depository is also indicated)

Post-doctoral Fellows

PD1. Dr. Bing Wang (2013-2014): Energy Efficiency of Hydropower (China Scholarship Council; Sole supervisor); Researcher, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China

PD2. Dr. Nils Goseberg (2014-2016): Spatiotemporal distribution and structural impact LOading due to Artificial Debris objects in violent flows (impLOADis) (European Union – Pierre Marie Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellowship; Sole supervisor). Professor, University of Braunschweig, Germany

PD3. Dr. Tomoyuki Tababatake (2017-2018): Effectiveness of seawalls for protection of infrastructure against tsunamis (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science – JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellowship; Sole supervisor). Assistant Professor, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan

PhD Students

D1. Mahmoud Al-Riffai (2009-2014): Experimental study of breach mechanics in overtopped noncohesive earthen embankments Examination Committee recommended the thesis for an FGPS award (Student Achievement Award – Canadian Dam Association,Ontario Graduate Scholarship and University of Ottawa Admission Scholarship; Sole supervisor), Senior Consulting Engineer, DAR-Cairo, Egypthttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/31505

D2. Taofiq Qassim M. Al-Faesly (2009-2015): Experimental modeling of extreme hydrodynamic impact on structures Examination Committee recommended the thesis for an FGPS award (University of Ottawa Admission Scholarship, main supervisor - joint supervision with Dr. Dan Palermo) http://ruor.uottawa.ca/handle/10393/34179

D3. Sun Leqiang (2012-2016): Stochastic methods for climate change impacts (China Scholarship Council scholarship; Main supervisor - joint supervision with Dr. Ousmane Seidou) –Postdoctoral Fellow Environment Canada, Montreal, https://ruor.uottawa.ca/handle/10393/34975

MASc students – University of Ottawa

M1. Seth Logan (2009-2011): Morphological and numerical modeling of a highly dynamic tidal inlet at ShippaganGully, New Brunswick, CanadaExamination Committee and the Department of Civil Engineering recommended the thesis for an FGPS award (Main supervisor - joint supervision with Dr. Cornett) – Consulting coastal engineer for Baird and Associates, Ottawahttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/20527

M2. Julien Cousineau (2009-2011): Hydrodynamic impacts of tidal lagoons in the Upper Bay of Fundy (University of Ottawa Graduate Admission Scholarship; Main supervisor – joint supervision with Dr. Cornett) - Research Officer for the Canadian Hydraulic Center, NRC, Ottawa, Canadahttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/23060

M3. Philippe St-Germain (2010-2012): Numerical modeling of tsunami-induced hydrodynamic forces on free-standing structures using the SPH methodThesis received the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) Hydrotechnical Award for Best MASc Thesis in Water Resources in Canada. (NSERC PGS-M Scholarshipand University of Ottawa Graduate Admission Scholarship; Main supervisor – joint supervision with Dr. Ronald Townsend) – Consulting coastal engineer for SNC-Lavalin, Vancouver, British Columbiahttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/2352

M4. Safinaz El-Sohl (2010-2013): SPH modeling of solitary waves and resulting hydrodynamic forces on vertical and sloping walls (University of Ottawa Graduate Admission Scholarship; Sole supervisor)Consulting coastal engineer for Baird and Associates, Ottawa, Ontariohttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/23778

M5. Mark Hecimovich (2010-2013): Wave loads on a submerged intake structure (Main supervisor - joint supervision with Dr. Andrew Cornett) – Consulting coastal engineer for DELTARES, Delft, Hollandhttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/23936

M6. Brandon Lismanis (2010-2013): Numerical modeling of dam breaching (University of Ottawa Graduate Admission Scholarship; Sole supervisor)Water resources consulting engineer for Brookfield Renewable Energy Group, Gatineau, Quebechttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/24004

M7. Dominic Bernard (2011-2013): Numerical modeling of water hammer effects in penstocks (NSERC PGS Industrial Scholarship; Co-supervisor - joint supervision with Dr. Magdi Mohareb) - Water resources consulting engineer for BPR-Tetratech, Montreal, Quebechttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/24127

M8. Eric Jobin (2010-2013): An urban rainfall storm flood severity index (University of Ottawa Graduate Admission Scholarship; Sole supervisor) – Water resources consulting engineer for Hydro Consult, Gatineau, Quebechttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/24124

M9. Hossein Kheirkhah (2011-2013): Numerical modeling of thermal/saline discharges in coastal waters (Qatar Foundation Scholarship; Co-supervisor - joint supervision with Dr. Majid Mohammadian). Water resources consulting engineer for Golder and Associates, Calgary, Alberta– presentlyadmitted into the PhD program under the joint supervision of Dr. Majid Mohammadian and myself – will start in January 2015http://hdl.handle.net/10393/24230

M10. Mitchel Provan (2011-2013): Hydrodynamic and morphologic modelling of alternative design scenarios using CMS: Shippagan Gully, New Brunswick (NSERC PGS-M Scholarshipand University of Ottawa Admission Scholarship; Main supervisor – join supervision with Dr. Andrew Cornett) - Research Officer for the Canadian Hydraulic Center, NRC, Ottawa, Canadahttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/30255

M11. Steffanie Piche (2011-2014): Numerical modeling of tsunami bore attenuation and extreme hydrodynamic impact forces using the SPH method (Ontario Graduate Scholarship and University of Ottawa Admission Scholarship; Sole supervisor).Presently, PhD student under the joint supervision of myself and Dr. Andrew Cornetthttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/30456

M12. Jin Fan (2011-2014): Response of reinforced concrete reservoir walls subjected to blast loading (University of Ottawa Admission Scholarship; Co-supervisor - joint supervision with Dr. Palermo) – returned to Chinahttp://ruor.uottawa.ca/handle/10393/31441

M13. Alexandra Lavictoire (2012-2014): Experimental and numerical modeling of hydraulic bore-induced scour (Ontario Graduate Scholarshipand University of Ottawa Admission Scholarship; Main supervisor - joint supervision with Dr. Colin Rennie). Junior Water Resources Analyst, Water Survey Canada, Environment Canada, Ottawa, Ontario – http://ruor.uottawa.ca/handle/10393/31950

M14.Marta de Los Dolores Lopez-Egea (2013-2015): Experimental modeling of sea barriers (Main supervisor- joint supervision with Dr. Ronald Townsend) Junior Water Resources Consulting Engineer, Golder and Assoc., Ottawa, Ontariohttp://ruor.uottawa.ca/handle/10393/32345

M15. Derek Foran (2013-2015): Numerical and experimental modeling of-generating an energy generating tidal device (University of Ottawa Admission Scholarship;Co-supervisor - joint supervision with Dr. Majid Mohammadian), Consulting Engineer, Baird and Associates, Ottawa, Ontario,http://ruor.uottawa.ca/handle/10393/32387

M16. Mathieu Toupin (2012-2015): Scientific validation of standards for marine energy resource assessment (NSERC PGS-M Scholarship and University of Ottawa Admission Scholarship; Main supervisor - joint supervision with Dr. Andrew Cornett). 2NDyear student in the Medical Doctor program at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa,http://ruor.uottawa.ca/handle/10393/34212

M17. Steven Douglas (2013-2015): Numerical modeling of extreme hydrodynamic forces on structures (Ontario Graduate Scholarship and University of Ottawa Admission Scholarship; Sole supervisor). Presently, PhD student under my supervision, http://ruor.uottawa.ca/handle/10393/31950

M18. Jacob Stole (2014-2016): Experimental investigation of spatio-temporal distribution of floating debris (University of Ottawa Admission Scholarship and Ontario Graduate Scholarship; Sole supervisor, currently NSERC Phd Student under my supervision) http://hdl.handle.net/10393/34959

M19. Samieh Sarjamee (2014-2016): Effect of architectural design on tsunami-induced forces on structures (University of Ottawa Admission ScholarshipMain supervisor - joint supervision with Dr. Majid Mohammadian;PhD student in the Architecture program at Carleton University, Ottawa) https://ruor.uottawa.ca/handle/10393/35124

M20. Nora Asadollahi (2014-2016): Numerical Modeling of Extreme Flow Impacts on Structures (University of Ottawa Admission ScholarshipMain supervisor - joint supervision with Dr. Majid Mohammadian, consulting engineer in Tehran, Iranhttps://ruor.uottawa.ca/handle/10393/35208

M21. Isabelle Cheff (2015-2017): Tsunami Vulnerability Assessment of the Canadian Pacific Coast (University of Ottawa Admission Scholarship; Main supervisor - joint supervision with Dr. Dan Palermo), Consulting Engineer, Golder and Assoc., Toronto, Ontario, https://ruor.uottawa.ca/handle/10393/35543

M22. Philippe April-Lequéré (2015-2017): Protection of coastal zone of Bequia Island, St. Vincent and Grenadines (University of Ottawa Admission ScholarshipSole supervisor), PhD student, University of Ottawa under my supervision

MASc students – international (co-supervisor)

M23. Telse Bartens (2010-2011): Experimental Modelling of the Influence of Geotechnical Parameters on Dyke Breaching Due to Storm Surge and Subsequent Overtopping (University of Braunschweig, Germany and University of OttawaMain supervisor - joint supervision with Dr. Andreas Kortenhaus, consulting engineer in Germany

M24. Anna Lena Reinbold (2010-2011): Experimental and Analytical Modeling of Extreme Hydrodynamic Impacts on Infrastructure (University of Braunschweig, Germany and University of OttawaMain supervisor - joint supervision with Dr. Andreas Kortenhaus, design engineer for Grunfoss, Germany

M25. Caren Derschum (2016-2017):Experimental modeling of debris impacts on structural elements (University of Hannover, Germany and University of Ottawa; Main supervisor - joint supervision with Dr. Thorsten Schlurmann, consulting engineer for Strabag, Germany

MEng students (with project)

M26. Alexandra Bissinger (2010-2013):Risk assessment of tsunami hazards for Western Canada (NSERC PGS-M Scholarshipand University of Ottawa Admission Scholarship; Sole supervisor). Team Leader, Programs for ASU Chilliwack Detachment, Defence Construction Canada, Chilliwack, British Columbia

M27.Kenza Salah (2006-2010): Reservoir optimization in hydro-power operation and planning (Sole supervisor). Formerly, water resources consulting engineer for Brascan-Power Corporation, Gatineau, Quebec. Presently, 2nd year student at Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, Ottawa

Graduated students and Postdoctoral Fellows at the University of Ottawa (in progress)

PhD students

Amir Gharavi (2012-present): Experimental and numerical modeling of surface jets (University of Ottawa International Scholarship; Main supervisor – joint supervision with Dr. Majid Mohammadian)

Amanj Jamal (2013-present): Experimental modeling of the influence of infiltration and exfiltration on bed erosion (Kurdistan (Iraq) Ministry of Education Scholarship; Sole supervisor)

Razieh Mehrzad (2014-present): Experimental and numerical modeling of supercritical flows-induced erosion around structures (University of Ottawa International Scholarship; Main supervisor - joint supervision with Dr. Colin Rennie)

Steffanie Piche (2014-present): Development of new standards for tidal and wave energy (University of Ottawa Admission Scholarship; Main supervisor- joint supervision with Dr. Andrew Cornett)

Huade Cao (2014-present):Fluid-pipe interaction under sudden valve closure (China Scholarship Council; Co-supervisor – joint supervision with Dr. Magdi Mohareb)

Nuri Eltaher (2015-present):Fluid-pipe interaction under sudden valve closure (Libyan Government – Ministry of Higher Education of Scientific Research Scholarship; Sole supervisor)

Behnaz Ghodoosipour (2015-present):Extreme flow impacts on pipelines (Univ. of Ottawa admission scholarship; joint supervision with Dr. Majid Mohammadian)

Sepideh Khorshid (2015-present): Numerical modelling of outfalls discharges (Univ. of Ottawa admission scholarship; joint supervision with Dr. Majid Mohammadian)

Steven Douglas (2016-present): Numerical and experimental modelling of artificial structural elements for breakwaters (University of Ottawa Excellence Scholarship and NSERC scholarship; sole supervisor).

Shilong Liu (2016-present): Numerical modelling of 3D flow in a built-in environment China Scholarship Council; Main supervisor – joint supervision with Dr. Majid Mohammadian)

Jacob Stole (2016-present):Experimental and numerical investigation of spatio-temporal motion of floating debris (University of Ottawa Admission Scholarship and NSERC PGS-D scholarship; Sole supervisor).

Christopher Valela (2015-present):Development of new bridge pier protection systems (University of Ottawa Excellence Scholarship and NSERC PSG-D scholarship; Main supervisor – joint supervision with Dr. Colin Rennie)

Marieh Rajaiee (2016-present): Scour around structures under transient flows (University of Ottawa International Scholarship; Main supervisor – joint supervision with Dr. Colin Rennie)

Hossein Keirkhah Gildeh (2017-present): Experimental and numerical modeling of effluent dispersion (University of Ottawa Excellence Scholarship and NSERC PSG-D scholarship; co-supervisor – joint supervision with Dr. Majid Mohammadian)

Mathieu Toupin (2012-2014): Scientific validation of standards for marine energy resource assessment (NSERC PGS-M Scholarship and University of Ottawa Admission Scholarship; Main supervisor – joint supervision with Dr. Andrew Cornett). Admitted into the Medical Doctor program at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa – started in September 2014 – thesis submitted

Nora Asadollahi (2014-Present): Investigation of the flow regime on the drag coefficient of structures (University of Ottawa Admission Scholarship; Main supervisor - joint supervision with Dr. Majid Mohammadian)

Steven Douglas (2014-Present): Numerical modeling of extreme hydrodynamic forces on structures (University of Ottawa Admission Scholarship; Sole supervisor)

Isabelle Cheff (2014-Present): Modeling of debris impact on structures (University of Ottawa Admission Scholarship; Sole supervisor)

Jacob Stole (2014-Present): Experimental investigation of spatio-temporal distribution of floating debris (University of Ottawa Admission Scholarship; Sole supervisor)

Samieh Sajamee (2014-present): Effect of architectural design on tsunami-induced forces on structures (University of Ottawa Admission Scholarship; Main supervisor – joint supervision with Dr. Majid Mohammadian)

MASc students

M1.Adrian Simplean (2016-present): Experimental investigation of artificial blocks for breakwaters (University of Ottawa Excellence Scholarship and Ontario Graduate Scholarship; Main supervisor – joint supervision with Dr. Andrew Cornet)

M2.Derek Eden (2016-present): New design methods for breakwater design (University of Ottawa Excellence Scholarship and NSERC PSG-M scholarship; Main supervisor – joint supervision with Dr. Andrew Cornet)

M3.Gabriella Mauti (2017-present): Debris motion and damming under extreme flows (University of Ottawa Excellence Scholarship and Ontario Graduate Scholarship; Sole supervisor

M4.Tom Kozlowdski (2017-present): Stability of breakwater armour units, (Main supervisor – joint supervision with Dr. Andrew Cornett)

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