Bob Cumming

Jawdat Tashan, Ph.D – Senior Structural Specialist

Dr. Jawdat Tashan completed his Ph.D. at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. He is currently working with Build Max Limited as Senior Structural Specialist.

He is also holding the positions of Associate Professor and the Lead of the Structural Program in the Faculty of Civil Engineering at Metro College of Technology, Toronto, Canada. He worked as a Lecturer in Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, from 2010 to 2011. He has held teaching and researching positions in Monash University and Swinburne University of Technology since 2008.

His research interests lie in the area of structural strength assessment and retrofitting using advanced composite materials, his studies ranging from theory to design to implementation. In recent years, he has focused on designing non-destructive testing techniques (using the state-of-art infrared devices) for evaluating and assessing concrete and steel structures that have been strengthened with fibre-reinforced polymers systems. He has collaborated actively with researchers in several other disciplines of nanotechnologies, steel behaviour under fire, and parametric studies including engineering software programming. Dr. Tashan published more than 15 technical papers in international journals and conferences.