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New Visiting Scholar


The Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics is pleased to announce the arrival of a visiting scholar. Hakim Abdelgader is a full professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Al-Fateh University, Tripoli, Libya. He specializes in concrete materials, in particular mix designs, durability, and repair of concrete structures. Hosted by Prof. Christian Meyer, who shares with him an interest in the use of recycled materials for concrete production, he has been working extensively with "two-stage concrete," which refers to the pre-placement of aggregate and promises a number of advantages in concrete construction. Professor Abdelgader, who has received his graduate degrees from the Technical University of Gdansk in Poland, is a voting member of American Concrete Institute Committees 221, 304, 444 and 555. He will be staying at Columbia University for about three months.