Dr. Salah Altoubat
ACI Member Salah Altoubat is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Sharjah. He received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2000. He has industrial and academic experience in North America and in the Middle East. His expertise spans materials engineering, structural engineering and civil engineering infrastructure. He is a recipient of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Wason Award for the most meritorious paper. He is a recipient of the UOS Award for Excellence in Research in 2010 and 2017; and for Excellence in teaching in 2014. Previously, he was a senior research associate at W. R. Grace, Cambridge, USA. Prof. Altoubat is an active member of ACI and his research has been presented in many ACI meetings. He is a member of ACI 544 (fiber reinforced concrete) and ACI 440 (fiber-reinforced polymer). He has published more than 90 peer-reviewed articles and he is co-inventor of Two USA Patents that lead to a commercial product. He has been also involved in consulting work at the national and international levels. His current research interest includes sustainability and durability aspects of cement-based materials; eco-friendly concrete technology and alternative binders, structural applications of concrete composites.