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Committees

Academic /Code External Assessment & Review Committees

  • External review/advisory committees of the departments at the University of Maryland and IIT-Hyderabad (India). 2023, 2024

  • Headed Assessment Panel for Review of “Fire” Proposals for IC-IMPACTS Sept. 2018

  • Assessment as part of External Advisory Board to RISCO  (Aveiro Research Centre of Risks and Sustainability in Construction), Aveiro University, Portugal;  11-12 January 2018

  • National Science Foundation Review Panel - 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2020, 2021

  • PhD Committees (and as external examiner) of numerous students within and outside of MSU (see detailed list) - 1999-Current

  • Collaborative Investigator, ISIS (Centers of Excellence), Canada - 2001–2006

  • Research Proposal Review Panels – Hong Kong, Belgium, Singapore, UK Research Council, DoD, NSERC (Canada), Switzerland, Oman, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia (AAAS), Kazakhstan - 2001-Current

  • SCC panels for technical assessment of laboratories in North America  1998-2002

International Conference Committees

2024

  • SEC - 14th Structural Engineering Convention, NIT, Trichy, India, Dec. 07-09 2023, International Advisory committee (Member).

  • SIF'24 – Thirteenth International Conference on Structures in Fire (SiF'22),  Coimbra, Portugal, June 21-23 22024, Scientific Committee (Track Leader).

  • Wood &Fire Safety Conference, Tatras, Slovakia., May 12-15, 2024,  Scientific Committee (Member).

  • 2024 fib Symposium “Resilient Concrete Structures” –Christchurch, New Zealand, 11th to 13th November 2024,  Scientific Committee (Member).

  • CONSEC’24 - 10th International Conference on Concrete under Severe Conditions,  September 25-27, 2024, Chennai, India (CONSEC24).

  • ASFE'24 – Eighth International Conference Applications in Structural Fire Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Guangxi University, Nanning, China, February 25-27 2024, Scientific Committee (Member).

  • BEFIB – XI International Symposium on Fiber Reinforced Concrete, Dresden, Germany, Sept. 15-18, 2024, Scientific Committee (Member)

  • ICSECT'23– 9th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Concrete Technology,  London, UK, April 2024, Scientific Committee (Member).

  • ACSGE-2024- Third International Conference on Advances in Concrete, Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, BITS Pilani, India, Feb. 26-28, 2018, Advisory Committee (Member)

  • PROTECT 2024 – 9th International Colloquium on Performance, Protection & Strengthening of Structures Under Extreme Loading & Events, Singapore, 14-16 August 2024, Co-Chair (Scientific Committee).

2023

  • 4th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference CORASS 2023 – 4th International Conference on Recent Advances in Design, Resilience and Strengthening of Structures, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal, October 16-18, 2023.

  • ICSECT'23– 8th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Concrete Technology,  Lisbon, Portugal, March 29-31 2023, Scientific Committee (Member).

  • ICEFORUM2023 - International Forum on Infrastructure and Civil Engineering,  Porto, Portugal Feb. 06-08, 2023, Member, Organizing Committee.

2022

  • SFPE 2022 Annual Conference & Expo – Detroit,  Society of Fire Protection Engineers, October 12-14 2022, Detroit, MI, Member, Program Committee.

  • Workshop on Bio-Based Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites for Civil Engineering Infrastructure, BITS Pilani, India, March 4, 2022, Workshop Co-Ordinator.

  • ICSECT'21– 5th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Concrete Technology,  Lisbon, Portugal, 13-15 April 2022, Scientific Committee (Member).

  • SIF'22 – Twelfth International Conference on Structures in Fire (SiF'22),  Hong Kong, Nov 30-Dec. 22022, Scientific Committee (Track Leader).

2021

  • Indo-US Symposium for Enhancing Fire Safety in Built-Infrastructure Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, India, October 18, 2021, Workshop Co-Ordinator.

  • Stakeholders Meeting on Fire-Resistance Guidelines for Hybrid Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Structural Components, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, India, October 18, 2021, Co-Ordinator.

  • Workshop on Bio-Based Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites for Civil Engineering Infrastructure , (Virtual Meeting), BITS Pilani, India, July 29, 2021, Workshop Co-Ordinator.

  • “Global Summit on Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (GSCAEE-2021)”      Barcelona, Spain, July 19-21, 2021, Organizing Committee (Member).

  • CIGOS - the International Conference series on Geotechnics, Civil Engineering Works and Structures, Ha Long city, Vietnam on October 28 to 29, 2021, International Scientific Committee (Member).

  • (12th SEC) - 12thStructural Engineering Convention, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, India, Dec. 19-22, 2021, International Advisory committee (Member).

  • ASFE'19 – Seventh International Conference Applications in Structural Fire Engineering, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 9th-11th June 2021, Scientific Committee (Member).

  • CARRS-2020, - International conference on "Condition Assessment, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting of Structures (CARRS-2021), Hyderabad, India, Dec. XX-XX, 2021, Scientific Committee (Member).

  • ICSECT'20– 5th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Concrete Technology,  Lisbon, Portugal, 21-23 June 2021, Scientific Committee (Member).

2020

  • International Online Conference and Exhibition India Construction Week –2020 “Reviving Construction Industry in Post COVID World”,  India, Dec. 2-5, 2020, Member (steering committee).

  • Global Congress on Surfaces, Coatings and Films, Istanbul, Turkey, December 17-   18, 2020, Organizing Committee (Member).

  • SIF'20 – Eleventh International Conference on Structures in Fire (SiF'20),  University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, June 24-26 2020, Scientific Committee (Track Leader).

  • CICE 2020 – 10th International Conference on Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Composites in Civil Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey July 1-3, 2020, Scientific Committee (Member)

  • International Conference on “Cement-based materials tailored for a Sustainable Future”, Istanbul, Turkey May 7-8, 2020, Scientific Committee (Member).

2019

  • ASFE'19 – Sixth International Conference Applications in Structural Fire Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore from 13th-14th June 2019, Scientific Committee (Member)

  • PROTECT 2019 – 7th  International Colloquium on Performance, Protection & Strengthening of  Structures under Extreme Loading, Vancouver, Canada, Sept. 16-18, 2019, Scientific Committee (Co-Chair)

  • IFireSS 2019 – 3rd International Fire Safety Symposium, Ottawa, Canada, June 5-7, 2019, Scientific Committee (Member)

  • ICSENM'19 - 4th International Conference on
    Structural Engineering, New Technology and Methods
    held in Rome, Italy, April 7-9, 2019, Scientific Committee (Member)

  • Third Fire Safety of Facades Conference Paris, France, in September 2019

  • CONSEC’19 - 9th International Conference on Concrete under Severe Conditions, Unisinos University - Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2019, International Scientific Committee

 

2018

  • 3rd R. N. Raikar Memorial International Conference and 'Gettu - Kodur' International Symposium on ‘Advances in Science & Technology of Concrete’, 14th & 15th Dec. 2018; Advisory committee 

  • SIF'18 – Tenth International Conference on Structures in Fire (SiF'18),  Ulster University, Belfast, UK,  June 6-8 2018, Scientific Committee (Track Leader).

  • CiCE 2016 – 9th International Conference on Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering, Paris, France, 2018, Scientific Committee.

  • SIF'16 – Ninth International Conference: Structures in Fire (SiF'16), Princeton, USA, June 8-10 2016, Scientific Committee (Chair)

  • ICSENM'18 – 3rd International Conference on Structural Engineering, New Technology and Methods, Budapest, Hungary in April 8 - 10, 2018, Scientific Committee (Member)

  • NHICE-01 - 1st International Conference on New Horizons in Green Civil Engineering Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, April 25 – 27, 2018, Scientific Committee (Member)

  •  IFireSS 2017 - 2nd International Fire Safety Symposium, Naples, Italy, June 7-9, 2017, Scientific Committee (Member)

  • ACSGE-2018- Second International Conference on Advances in Concrete, Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, BITS Pilani, India, Feb. 26-28, 2018, Advisory Committee (Member)

  • ASCCS 2018 - 12th international conference on ‘Advances in Steel-Concrete Composite Structures’, Valencia, Spain, June 27-29th 2018, Scientific Committee (Member)

 

2017

  • PROTECT 2017 – 6th  International Workshop on Performance, Protection & Strengthening of  Structures under Extreme Loading, Guangzhou, China, Dec. 10-12, 2017, Scientific Committee (Member)

  • IFireSS 2017 - 2nd International Fire Safety Symposium, Naples, Italy, June 7-9, 2017, Scientific Committee (Member)

  • ICSENM'17 - International conference on Structural Engineering, New Technology and Methods, Barcelona, Spain, April 3 - 4, 2017.  Scientific Committee.

  • ASFE'17 – Fifth Applications in Structural Fire Engineering Conference, University of Manchester, UK on 7-8th September 2017, Scientific Committee (Member)

 

2016

  • CiCE 2016 – 8th International Conference on Fibre-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites in Civil Engineering, Hong Kong, Dec. 14-16 2016, Scientific Committee.

  • SIF'16 – Ninth International Conference: Structures in Fire (SiF'16), Princeton, USA, June 8-10 2016, Scientific Committee (Chair).

  • BEFIB 2016 - 9th RILEM International Symposium on Fiber Reinforced Concrete, Vancouver, BC, Canada, September 19-21, 2016, Technical Committee (member)

  • CONSEC’16 - 8th International Conference on Concrete under Severe Conditions, Politecnico di Milano in Lecco campus, Italy, 2016, International Scientific Committee.

  • ICSENM'16 - International conference on Structural Engineering, New Technology and Methods, Prague, Czech Republic, March 30 – 31, 2016.  Scientific Committee.

  • ACMBS-VII - 7th International Conference on Advanced Composite Materials in Bridges and Structures, Member, International Scientific Committee, Vancouver, BC, Canada, August 22-24, 2016

 

2015

  • PLSE 2015 - Second International Conference on Performance-based and Life-cycle Structural Engineering , Brisbane, Australia, 9-11 Dec. 2015: International Scientific Committee (Member).

  • Steel Structures-2015 – "World Congress and Exhibition on Construction and Steel Structure”, Dubai, UAE, Nov. 16-18, 2015, Organizing Committee Member.

  • ASFE'15 - Applications in Structural Fire Engineering Conference, Dubrovnik,  Croatia, 15-16 October 201, Scientific Committee (Member)

  • ASCCS 2015 – 11th international conference on "Advances in Steel-Concrete Composite   Structures" Tsinghua University, Beijing, China; International Scientific Committee.

  • ISSS'15- 8th International Symposium on Steel Structures, Jeju, Korea, Nov. 5-7 2015, Scientific Committee (Member), Session Organizer.

  • CONFAB 2015 - Structural Safety under Fire & Blast – Glasgow, UK, Sept. 2-4 2015.

  • PROTECT2015  – 5th  International Workshop on Performance, Protection & Strengthening of  Structures under Extreme Loading, East Lansing, MI, June 29-30, 2015,Chair.

  • IFireSS,  International Fire Safety Symposium,  COIMBRA, Portugal April 20-22 2015, Scientific Committee (member).

 

2014

  • IAFSS’2014 - 11th International Symposium on Fire Safety Science, Christ Church, New Zealand, Feb. 2014, Topic 5 Co-leader

  • SIF'14 – Eighth International Conference: Structures in Fire (SiF'14), Shanghai, China, June 11-13 2014, Scientific Committee (Chair).

  • ICMAE  - First International Conference on Multi-hazard Approaches to Civil Infrastructure Engineering, Chicago, IL on June 26-27, 2014.

 

2013

  • PSSC 2013 - 10th Pacific Structural Steel Conference, Singapore, 8-11 October 2013. International Scientific Committee.

  • PROTECT2013  – 4th  International Workshop on Performance, Protection & Strengthening of Structures under Extreme Loading, Mysore, India, August 2013, Technical Committee (Member).

  • ISSS'13- 7th International Symposium on Steel Structures, Jeju, Korea, Nov. 6-8 2013, Scientific Committee (Member), Session Organizer

  • Euro Fire Design 2013 - Applications in Structural Fire Engineering Conference, Prague, CZ, 18-20 April 2013, Scientific Committee (Member)

  • CONSEC’13 - 7th International Conference on Concrete under Severe Conditions, Nanjing, China, 2013, International Scientific Committee.

 

2012

  • STRESSA2012 – Behaviour of Steel Structures in Seismic Areas, Santiago Chile, 9-11 Jan., 2012

  • ACI Fall Convention, 2012, Dallas, TX, Organized two technical sessions

  • BEFIB 2012 - Eighth RILEM Symposium on fibre reinforced concrete - challenges and opportunities,Guimarães, Portugal, 19-21 Sept. 2012.

  • ACMBS-VI - 6th International Conference on Advanced Composite Materials in Bridges and Structures, Member, International Scientific Committee, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, May 23-25 2012

 

2011

  • ISISS’2011 - International Symposium on Innovation & Sustainability in Civil Engineering, Xiamen, China, Oct.28-30, 2011, Scientific Committee.

  • Euro Fire Design 2011 - Applications of Structural Fire Engineering Conference, Prague, CZ, 16-8 Feb 2011, Scientific Committee (Member)

  • ISSS'11- 6th International Symposium on Steel Structures, Seoul, Korea, Nov. 12-14 2011, Scientific Committee (Member), Session Organizer

  • 2nd International Workshop on Explosive Spalling (Advisory Committee),  Delft University of Technology, Delft, NL, Oct. 2011

  • PROTECT 2011 - 3rd International Workshop on Performance, Protection & Strengthening of Structures under Extreme Loading, Lugano, Switzerland, August 30th -September 1st, 2011

 

2010

  • SIF'10 - Sixth International Conference: Structures in Fire (SiF'10), East Lansing, MI, June 2-4, 2010, Chair.

  • ACI Fall Convention, 2010, Chicago, IL, Organized 1 technical session

  • CONSEC'10 – 6th International Conference on Concrete under Severe Conditions, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, June 7-9 2010, Technical Committee (Member).

  • SDSS'Rio 2010 - International conference Stability and Ductility of Steel Structures, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,  Scientific Committee (Member).

 

2009

  • US (NSF)-India (IUSTF) Workshop: Innovative Materials and Structural Systems for Resilient & Sustainable Built Infrastructure, IIT Bombay, India, Dec. 3-15, 2009, Chair

  • PROTECT2009 – 2nd  International Workshop on Performance, Protection & Strengthening of Structures under Extreme Loading, Hayama (Japan, August 2009, Technical Committee (Member).

  • ACSGE-2009- First International Conference on Advances in Concrete, Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, BITS Pilani, India, October 25-27 2009, Advisory and Technical Committee (Member)

  • ISSS'09- 5th International Symposium on Steel Structures, Seoul, Korea, March 12-14 2009, Scientific Committee (Member)

  • Euro Fire Design 2009 - Applications of Structural Fire Engineering Conference, Prague, CZ, 18-20 Feb 2009, Scientific Committee (Member)

 

2008

  • SIF'08 - Fifth International Conference: Structures in Fire (SiF'08), Singapore,       May 28-30, Scientific Committee (Chair)

  • 7th International RILEM Symposium on Fibre Reinforced Concrete, BEFIB 2008, 17-19 Sept. 2008, Chennai, India, Int. Scientific Committee (Member)

  • ACMBS-V - 5th International Conference on Advanced Composite Materials in Bridges and Structures, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, September 22-24, 2008, International Scientific Committee (Member).

  • ACI Fall Convention, 2008, St. Louis, MO. Organizing 1 (special) technical session.

  • ASCE Structures Congress, 2008, Vancouver,  Canada. Organizing 1 technical session.

 

2007

  • National Workshop on Structures and Fire, East Lansing, MI (Chair).

  • PROTECT2007 – 1st International Workshop on Performance, Protection & Strengthening of Structures under Extreme Loading, Whistler, Canada, August 20-22, Technical Committee (Member).

  • CONSEC'07 – 5th International Conference on Concrete under Severe Conditions, Lyon, France, Technical Committee (Member)

  • ICSCS07 - International Conference on Steel and Composite Structures, Manchester, UK, Technical Committee (Member)

  • ICASS 2007 - 5th International Conference on Advances in Steel Structures, 5-7 December, Singapore, Technical Committee (Member)

  • ACI Spring Convention, Atlanta, GA Organized 1 (special) technical session.

 

2006

  • SIF'06 - Fourth International Workshop: Structures in Fire (SiF'06), Avero, Portugal, May 10-12, Scientific Committee (Member)

  • ISSS'06- 4th  International Symposium on Steel Structures, Seoul, Korea, November 9-10 2006, Scientific Committee (Member)

 

2005

  • ASCE Structures Congress 2005, St. Louis, MO, Organized 1 technical session.

  • CIB Global Leaders Summit on Tall Buildings, Toronto, Canada, Scientific Committee (Member)

  • 3rd Int. Conf. on Construction Materials: Performance, Innovations, and Structural Implications, ConMat’05, Vancouver, August 22-24, Technical Committee (Member)

  • ASCE Structures Congress 2005, New York, NY, Organized 2 technical sessions

 

2004

  • SIF'04 - Third International Workshop: Structures in Fire (SiF'04), May 10-12. Ottawa, Canada, Organizing Committee (Co-Chair), Scientific Committee (Co-Chair).

  • CONSEC'04 – 4th International Conference on Concrete Under Severe Conditions, Seoul, Korea, Technical Committee (Member)

  • CIB Global Leaders Summit on Tall Buildings, Toronto, Canada, Scientific Committee (Member)

  • ASCE Structures Congress 2004, Nashville, TN, Organized 1 technical session.

 

2003

  • CIB Global Leaders Summit on Tall Buildings, Kaula Lampur, Malaysia, 2003. Scientific Committee (Member)

  • SFPE/ASCE Specialty Conference - "Designing Structures for Fire"; Scientific Committee (Member).

  • ASCE Structures Congress 2003, Seattle, WA, Organized 1 technical session.

 

2002

  • Second International Workshop: Structures in Fire, (SiF'02), Christchurch, New Zealand,  Scientific Committee (Member)

  • ASCE Structures Congress 2002, Denver, CO, Organized 1 technical session

 

2001

  • ASCE Structures Congress 2001, Washington DC, Organized 6 technical sessions

Contributions to Codes and Standards

2018-2024

  • ACI 216.1 - “Rational Fire Design of Concrete structures”, Task Group, ACI 2018-

2019-2021

  • Fib working group for the post-fire assessment of concrete structures. FIB, 2019-

2019-2023

  • ASCE/SEI/SFPE 29-13, "Standard Calculation Methods for Structural Fire Protection" - as Chairman.

2018-2020

  • Post-Tensioning Institute,  “PT Manual, 7th Edition, Chapter 18” – Authored the Chapter.

2017, 2018

  • ASCE/SEI/SFPE 29-13, "Standard Calculation Methods for Structural Fire Protection" - as Chairman.

 

2016

  • American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) , "Steel Design Manual" - as Member of TC8 (Fire).

 

2016

  • ACI 216.1M Standard (Metric Edition), "Code Requirements for Determining Fire Resistance of Concrete and Masonry Construction Assemblies", American Concrete Institute, 2016.

 

2014

  • Chaired the committee and developed ACI 216.1 Standard , "Code Requirements for Determining Fire Resistance of Concrete and Masonry Construction Assemblies", American Concrete Institute, 2014.

 

2010

  • SFPE 2010, "SFPE Standard on Calculating Fire Exposures to Structures" - as Member.

 

2007

  • As Secretary and Chair of fire committee developed ACI 216.1 Standard, "Code Requirements for Determining Fire Resistance of Concrete and Masonry Construction Assemblies", ACI 2014.

 

2005

  • ASCE/SEI/SFPE 29-05, "Standard Calculation Methods for Structural Fire Protection" - as Member.

  • NBC 2005, "National Building Code of Canada" - Research support.

 

 2004

  • Underwriter Laboratories of Canada (ULC S 101-04) – "Standard Methods of Fire Endurance Tests of Building Construction and Materials" - as Member.

 

 2003

  • AISC, Steel Design Guide #19, Fire Resistance of Structural Steel Framing" – as Member.

 

 2002

  • Canadian Standards Association (CSA S806-02) "Design and Construction of Building Components with Fiber-Reinforced Polymers" -- as Member.

 

1995

  • NBC 1995, "National Building Code of Canada" - Research support.

University/ Institute Committees

  • MSU –CEE P& T Committee - 2021-2022

  • MSU –Engg. Research & Grad. Studies Council - 2020, 2021

  • MSU - Chairperson Dept. of Civil & Env. Engg. - 2016-2019

  • MSU – Associate Chairperson for Grad. Studies  Dept. of Civil & Env. Engg. - 2016-2019

  • MSU – College  Reappointment, Promotion, & Tenure Committee - 2013-16

  • MSU – CEE: Dept. Under-Graduate Curriculum Committee - 2012

  • MSU–  CEE: Department Chair search committee - 2011-2012

  • MSU – CEE Promotion and Tenure Committee - 2010, 2012, 2013

  • Mentoring two CEE faculty in advancing their research career - 2009, 2010,2011

  • MSU – Engg. Research Council - 2009 (Chair) - 2010

  • MSU –Engg. Research & Grad. Studies Council - 2006, 2007 & 2008 (Chair)

  • MSU – CEE Dept. Graduate Studies Committee - 2006, 2007,2008 (Chair), 2014,2015

  • MSU – CEE Dept. Under-Graduate Curriculum Committee - 2008, 2009

  • MSU – CEE Dept. Advisory Committee - 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014

  • MSU CEE – Chair, Faculty search Committee - 2007-2008, 2012

  • MSU Mech. Engg. - Faculty search Committee - 2005-2006

  • NRCC – IRC Awards Committee - 1999-2005

  • NRCC – IRC Newsletter Coordinator - 1996-1997

Academic /Code External Assessment & Review Committees

  • External review/advisory committees of the departments at the University of Maryland and IIT-Hyderabad (India). 2023, 2024

  • Headed Assessment Panel for Review of “Fire” Proposals for IC-IMPACTS - Sept. 2018

  • Assessment as part of External Advisory Board to RISCO (Aveiro Research Centre of Risks and Sustainability in Construction) (Aveiro University), Portugal - 11-12 January 2018

  • National Science Foundation Review Panel - 2005,2006,2007, 2008

  • PhD Committee: Spencer Quiel (Princeton University) - 2007- present

  • PhD Committee: Chowdhury E (Queen’s University) - 2007- present

  • Collaborative Investigator, ISIS (Centers of Excellence), Canada - 2001-2006

  • Review Panels – Hong Kong, Belgium, Singapore Research Council - 2002- present

  • Review Panels – DoD, NSERC (Canada), Switzerland - 2003, 2004

  • SCC panels for technical assessment of laboratories in North America - 1998-2002

Professional Affiliations and Activities

  • Member, Fib working group for the post-fire assessment of concrete structures. FIB, 2019-

  • Editorial Panel of Institute of Civil Engineers’ international journal - Structures and Buildings - 2020 -

  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Advances in Bridge Engineering  - 2020-

  • Editorial Board Member, PSU Research Review Journal - 2016-

  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Engineering Structures - 2015-

  • Editorial Board Member, Cement  and Concrete Composites Journal - 2009-

  • Editorial Board Member, J of Modeling in Mechanics and Materials - 2015-

  • Editorial Board Member, J. of Fire Science Reviews - 2013-

  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Material Science - 2011-

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Structural Fire Engineering - 2009-

  • Editorial Board Member: International Journal of Steel Structures - 2007-2010

  • Editorial Board Member: Journal of Disaster Advances - 2008-

  • Member, AISI/AISC (TC 8) Fire Committee - 2011-

  • Member, ASCE Infrastructure Policy Committee - 2009-2013

  • Guest Editor: Int. Journal of Steel Structures - 2007

  • Steering Committee, "Structures in Fire" (SIF) - 2006-

  • Associate Editor, ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering - 2003-

  • Guest Editor: Cement & Concrete Composites Journal - 2004

  • "EPSRC (UK) Peer Review College" - 2006-2014

  •  Invited to be assessor with the Australian Research Council (ARC) - 2013-

  • Adjunct Professor       University of Waterloo - 2008-

  • Adjunct Professor       Queen’s University - 1999-

  • Adjunct Professor       Carleton University - 2004-2007

  • Past Chairman, ASCE Committee on Fire Protection - 2003-2007

  • Member, ASCE Infrastructure Research Policy Committee - 2010-2013

  • Chairman, ACI-TMS Committee 216- Fire Protection of Structures - 2006-2014

  • Past Secretary, ACI-MS  Committee 216-Fire Protection of Structures - 2003-2006

  • Member, ACI Committee 544 (Fiber Reinforced Concrete) - 2004-

  • Ac. Member, Committee 440 (Fiber Reinforced Polymers) - 2004-

  • Member; SFPE Standards Com. - Calculating Fire Exposures to Structures - 2005-

  • Chairman; Standards Committee -ASCE 29–Structural Design for Fire Conditions - 2008-

  • Registered Professional Engineer; PEO, Ontario, Canada - 1993-

  • Member; Canadian Society of Civil Engineers; American Concrete Institute;  American Society of Civil Engineering

  • Actively participating in Technical Committees & Standards development: ASTM-E119 TG 5 TC; CSA S806 "FRP Structural Components for Buildings".

  • Served  on Scientific/Advisory Committees of numerous Int. Conferences

  • Reviewed major research proposals & publications for journals & conferences 

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