Engineering Mechanics and Material Division

Division Chair’s September 2017 message message to all interested CSCE members.

Division Chair’s April 2017 message message to all interested CSCE members.

Division Chair’s December 2016 message to all interested CSCE members.

Division Chair’s September 2016 message to all interested CSCE members.

The mission of the Engineering Mechanics and Materials (EMM) Division is to contribute to maintaining high standards of the civil engineering profession through promoting the exchange of knowledge between researchers and engineering professionals working in the area of engineering mechanics and materials. In line with CSCE’s Strategic Direction, Leadership in Sustainable Infrastructure, the division promotes exchanging new initiatives and ideas pertaining to sustainable materials.  Serving a dynamic and evolving area of civil engineering, the members of the Division use various avenues to share their expertise and findings with the engineering profession in Canada. Within its mission, the major activities of the Division include: (i) organize international specialty conferences in the area of engineering mechanics/materials, (ii) develop and offer short courses covering specialized topics, (iii) disseminate and share knowledge through guest editing special issues of the Canadian Civil Engineer Magazine, (iv) promote collaboration between researchers at the national and international levels, and (v) enhance the engagement of young engineers and engineering students through poster and paper presentations during the specialty conferences.

Dr. Shahria Alam, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Chair, Engineering Mechanics and Materials Division (CSCE)
Professor, Civil Engineering |School of Engineering
Director, Green Construction Research & Training Center (GCRTC)

The University of British Columbia | Okanagan Campus
1137 Alumni Avenue, EME 4211 | Kelowna, BC, V1V1V7 CANADA
Phone: (250) 807-9397 | Fax: (250) 807-9850
Personal UBC Web: M. Shahria Alam | Research Group Web:  ALAMS

Links: ResearchGate & GoogleScholar & YouTube

The EMM Division organizes international specialty conferences every year: the engineering mechanics and materials, and engineering materials conferences in alternate years. The 7th International Specialty Conference on Engineering Materials will take place virtually from May 26 to May 29, 2021. As part of the international specialty conferences, the EMM Division has championed and conferred student paper awards based on high quality papers and presentations and panel discussions on hot topics featuring renowned guest speakers.

M. Shahria Alam Chair University of British Columbia
Nathalie Roy Deputy Co-Chair Université de Sherbrooke
Moncef Nehdi Deputy Co-Chair Western University
Muntasir Billah Secretary Parsons Corporation
Dan Palermo Past Chair York University
Saif Aldabagh Student Representative University of British Columbia
Kamrul Islam Student Representative Polytechnique, Montreal


Technical Committees in EMM Division:

Burkan Isgor 2005 to 2009
Medhat Shehata 2009 to 2013
Dan Palermo 2013 to 2017
Shahria Alam 2017 to current