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O. Burkan Isgor

Adjunct Research Professor in Structural Engineering and Materials

Degrees:B.Sc. (Bogazici), M.Eng., Ph.D. (Carleton), P.Eng.

Previous Teaching Assignments

  • ECOR1101 Mechanics I
  • ECOR3800 Engineering Economics
  • CIVE2101 Mechanics II
  • CIVE2200 Mechanics of Solids I
  • CIVE2700 Civil Engineering Materials
  • CIVE4302 Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Design
  • CIVE4908 Design Project
  • CIVE5208 Advanced Reinforced Concrete
  • ENVE5402 Finite Elements in Field Problems
  • CIVE5708 Finite Elements in Field Problems

Research Interests

  1. Computational Material Science: multiscale and multiphysics modelling, continuum (FEM, BEM and hybrid approaches) and ab initio (MD, DFT) techniques.
  2. Corrosion science and electrochemistry, corrosion of steel in concrete, nondestructive detection and measurement of corrosion in concrete structures (bridges, etc.), microbially induced corrosion (MIC), electrochemical methods (e.g. electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, electrochemical noise).
  3. Coatings for civil (e.g. oil and gas pipelines, water/wastewater distribution systems) and environmental (e.g. thermophillic wastewater digestors, pulp/paper industry) engineering applications. The use of EIS for the determination of the performance of coatings.
  4. Flow in porous media in extreme conditions (e.g. extreme temperature gradients and/or biological/microbial activities), advection-diffusion-reaction problems.

Honours and Awards

  • 2009 NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement
  • 2008 Research Achievement Award
  • 2005-2006 Teaching Achievement Award

Graduate Students

M.A.Sc. (In Prog.) co-supervised with Dr. P. Ghods
Hossein Sallehi
M.A.Sc. (2015) co-supervised with Dr. P. Ghods
Mustafa Salehi
M.A.Sc. (2013) Numerical investigation of the effects of cracking and embedded reinforcement on surface concrete resistivity measurements using Wenner Probe (co-supervised with Dr. P. Ghods)
Sahar Soleimani
Ph.D. (2012) Prevention and Control of Microbiologically Influenced Concrete Deterioration in Wastewater Concrete Structures using E.coli Biofilm (co-supervised with Dr. B. Ormeci)
Huseyin Burak Gunay
M.A.Sc. (2011) Electrochemical and microscopic investigation of the kinetics of the passivation and depassivation processes of iron and steel in simulated concrete pore solutions
Philippe Marinier
M.A.Sc. (2011) Identification of anodic and cathodic locations on corroding steel reinforcement using inverse modelling to assimilate half-cell potential measurements on the surface of concrete members
Nathan Harry Bakker
M.Eng. (Project) (2011)
Jose Enrique Mendoza Ramirez
M.Eng. (Project) (2011)
Gian-Luca Porcari
M.A.Sc. (2011) Flexural Response of Corroded Reinforced Concrete Beams at Elevated Temperatures
Pouria Ghods
Ph.D. (2010) Multi-Scale Investigation of the Formation and Breakdown of Passive Films on Carbon Steel Rebar in Concrete
Kostantinos Karadakis
M.A.Sc. (2010)
Thomas Miller
M.A.Sc. (2010)
Steven Thomas Craft
Ph.D. (2009) CUWoodFrame – a heat and mass transfer model for light-frame wood floors exposed to fire
Gholamreza Fathifazl
(Academic) Ph.D. (2008) Structural Performance of Steel Reinforced Recycled Concrete Members
Abdelgadir Ahmed Abbas
Ph.D. (2007) Durability of Green Concrete as a Structural Material
Mohammad Pour-Ghaz
M.A.Sc. (2007) A Novel Approach for Practical Modelling of Steel Corrosion in Concrete
Sahar Soleimani
M.A.Sc. (2007) Numerical Simulation of Biological Clogging in Biofilters
Ashraf E. Ramzy Zaghloul
(Academic) Ph.D. (2007) Punching Shear Strength of Interior and Edge Column-Slab Connections in CFRP Reinforced Flat Plate Structures Transferring Shear and Moment
Ge Ji
M.A.Sc. (2006) On the Numerical Solution of Laplace’s Equation with Nonlinear Boundary Conditions for Corrosion of Steel in Concrete
Jihad Boutros Aoun
(Academic) M.Eng. (2006) Deflection of Beams Reinforced With Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP)