Seminar Series

PEOSC is organizing a seminar as part of its goal to help members to achieve a better career through seminars.

TOPICAdvancement in self-healing concrete for structural application

PRESENTER:  Tanvir Qureshi, EIT, Ph.D

WHERE: Victoria Village Library, 184 Sloane Ave., Scarborough, ON , M4A 2C4  Follow here for MAP

WHEN:  July 27, 2017 Thursday, 6:30 - 8:00 pm



6:00 pm               Networking/Refreshments

6:20 pm               Introduction

6:30 pm               Presentation

7:30 pm               Question Period

7:40 pm               Vote of Thanks and Conclusion

About the Presenter: Tanvir QuresTanvirhi is currently working as a Research Fellow in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto.  Tanvir accomplished his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, UK specializing on materials and structures (major field Civil/ Structure). He was awarded with prestigious IDB-Cambridge Overseas Trust Scholarship. His academic qualification also includes Masters in Civil Engineering from Cardiff University, UK specializing on fracture mechanics for structural design with high performance concrete. Tanvir is a member of Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) and Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) in UK, Institute of Engineers Bangladesh (IEB) in Bangladesh, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE), and an EIT in PEO. He has also worked as an academia in the Department of Civil Engineering at Leading University in Bangladesh following early life award winning career in industrial practice undertaking major Civil Engineering projects.

Synopsis of the Topic: This seminar is featured on the background and fundamental advancement of self-healing concrete, the potential of smart minerals, and their possibilities in Civil infrastructure development. The background will cover the use of different minerals for self-healing concrete, potential of fibre reinforced concrete (FRC) and engineered cementitious composites (ECC), different polymers through micro capsule and vascular system, and the use of bacteria in concrete.

The seminar will then present the key experimental findings and application of few smart minerals for self-healing concrete development. The findings are summarized based on the healing perspective in terms of mechanical and durability improvement and the explanation of healing mechanisms further includes micro structural investigations.