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Hamzeh Hajiloo

Assistant Professor in Fire Safety Engineering

Degrees:M.A.Sc. (University of Tehran), Ph.D. (Queen’s University)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 5797
Office:MC 2036

Prof. Hajiloo’s mailbox is located in room 3432 C.J. Mackenzie Building, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6 Canada

Teaching Assignments 2021-2022

  • CIVE 2700 Civil Engineering Materials
  • CIVE 4918 Design Project
  • CIVE 5610 Fire Dynamics I

Previous Teaching Assignments

  • ECOR 1053 Fundamentals of Engineering III
  • CIVE 5610 Fire Dynamics


Dr. Hajiloo joined the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carleton University in July 2019. Prior to this, Dr. Hajiloo worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Queen’s University continuing his research on the performance of sustainable and durable construction materials at high temperatures. He also was the program coordinator for NSERC CREATE SERA (Sustainable Engineering in Remote Area). He received his PhD degree in Structural Engineering from the Queen’s University in 2017 where he studied how FRP reinforced concrete structures perform in fire. Dr. Hajiloo’s research on fire performance of FRP reinforced concrete structures has generated the knowledge to move towards rational fire safety design of FRP reinforced concrete structures.

Research Interests:

  • Fire Safety Engineering
  • Sustainable and novel construction materials at high temperatures (FRP, FRC)
  • Performance of aged and corroded structures in fire
  • Structural Fire Resilience
  • Progressive collapse of steel structures in fire
  • Steel structures in fire
  • Reinforced concrete structures
  • Materials combustion
  • Fire dynamics
  • Human behaviour in fire
  • Finite Element Analysis of Structures in fire
  • Strengthening of Structures


IIFC Best PhD Thesis Award: Dr. Hajiloo received the 2018 IIFC Best PhD Thesis Award which is awarded to a PhD thesis completed within two years after the nomination by three full IIFC members, the evaluation by the Award Panel, the presentation at a special session at the CICE conference, and the final selection by the IIFC ExCom.

NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship: Dr. Hajiloo received a two-year postdoctoral fellowship award from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) valued $90,000 to further pursue his research interest in fire performance of sustainable and durable concrete structures. Dr. Hajiloo had to decline this award as he started his faculty position at Carleton University in 2019.

Journal Publications:

1. Hajiloo, H., and Green, M. (2019). GFRP reinforced concrete slabs in fire: Finite element modelling. Engineering Structures. 183: 1109 – 1120.

2. Pliya, P., Cree, D., H. Hajiloo, H., Beaucour, A.-L., Green, M. F., and Noumowé, A. (2019). High-Strength Concrete Containing Recycled Coarse Aggregate Subjected to Elevated Temperatures. Fire Technology. :1-18.

3. Hajiloo, H., Green, M., Noël, M., Bénichou, N., and Sultan, M. (2019). GFRP-Reinforced Concrete Slabs: Fire Resistance and Design Efficiency. Journal of Composites for Construction. 23(2): 04019009.

4. Hajiloo, H., and Green, M. (2018). Post-fire residual properties of GFRP reinforced concrete slabs: A holistic investigation. Composite Structures. 201: 398 – 413.

5. Yarlagadda, T., Hajiloo, H., Jiang, L., Green, M., and Usmani, A. (2018). Preliminary Modelling of Plasco Tower Collapse. International Journal of High-Rise Buildings. 7(4): 397–408.

6. Hajiloo, H., and Green, M. (2018). Bond strength of GFRP reinforcing bars at high temperatures with implications for performance in fire. Journal of Composites for Construction. 22(6): 04018055.

7. Hajiloo, H., and Green, M., and Gales, J. (2018). Mechanical properties of GFRP reinforcing bars at high temperatures. Construction and Building Materials. 162: 142 – 154.

8. Hajiloo, H., Green, M., Noël, M., Bénichou, N., and Sultan, M. (2017). Fire tests on full-scale FRP reinforced concrete slabs. Composite Structures. 179: 705 – 719.

9. Tomlinson, D., Moradi, F., Hajiloo, H., Ghods, P., Alizadeh,A., and Green, M. (2017). Early age electrical resistivity behaviour of various concrete mixtures subject to low temperature cycling. Cement and Concrete Composites. 83: 323 – 334.

10. Adelzadeh, M., Hajiloo, H., and Green, M. (2014). Numerical Study of FRP Reinforced Concrete Slabs at Elevated Temperature. Polymers. 6(2): 408–422.

Prospective students:

Students with interests in fire safety engineering and structural engineering are welcome to contact Dr. Hajiloo at Write a short text in your email about your education and research background in addition to your resume.