Name: Dr. Samir Edmond Chidiac
Educational Qualification: Ph.D.
Designation: Professor at McMaster University, Canada
Department: Department of Civil Engineering
University: McMaster University
Research Interests: Investigate self-healing of cementitious materials Develop constitutive equations of fresh mortar/concrete for describing the flow of freshly mixed cementitious materials from dry to high fluidity. Investigation of the inter-relations between rheological properties of fresh concrete and placement / consolidation conditions on the properties of hardened concrete. Study the freeze-thaw and scaling durability of concrete and masonry and develop a test method for evaluating their susceptibility to freeze – thaw durability. Develop models to improve the energy efficiency of buildings. Development of 3-D thermo-hygric-stress mathematical models for studying the effects of mass transport phenomena (air, moisture and salts) in porous media on the durability /service life of concrete structures.
Biography: Dr. Samir Edmond Chidiac is currently working as a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at McMaster University, Canada. He completed his Ph.D. in the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at McMaster University, Canada and pursued his Masters of Engineering at McMaster University. He extended his valuable services in few reputed journals as an editorial board member since 2011.