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Fahad Zawad

Master's Student

I am pursuing my MASc degree in Pavement Engineering at Carleton University under the supervision of Dr. Kamal Hossain. I completed my BSc in Civil Engineering from CUET, which is regarded as one of the best institutions of Bangladesh for engineering education. In my undergraduate thesis, I  used microbial culture to partially replace water to make dense microstructure concrete, and my major focus was in durability related issues of materials. From that research, I was able to find an optimum ratio that can produce 50% less permeable and dense microstructure concrete mix that can also be used as rigid pavement. During my BSc study, I have also worked on a DRE-funded project.


  • B. Sc.  (Civil Engineering), Chittagong University of Engineering and Technology (CUET), Bangladesh


  • Undergraduate Merit Position: 3rd out of 120 students
  • University Merit Scholarship
  • Award from Art Competition

Research Interests

  • Pavement Materials and Design, Use of Recycled Aggregates in Pavement, Pavement Maintenance & Safety and Sustainable Development


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