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Dr. Tadesse Gemeda Wakjira, Construction Management, Best Researcher Award

Doctorate at Idaho State University, United States


Dr. Tadesse Gemeda Wakjira is a highly accomplished civil engineer with a diverse academic background and extensive professional experience. He holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of British Columbia, Canada, and Qatar University, Qatar, where he earned prestigious awards for academic excellence and research contributions. Dr. Wakjira’s research focuses on sustainable infrastructure development, climate change resilience, environmental engineering, urban planning, renewable energy integration, and smart cities. With a proven track record of excellence in academia and industry, he is dedicated to advancing innovative solutions for pressing societal challenges and contributing to the advancement of engineering knowledge and practice.

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👩‍🎓Education & Qualification:

Professional Experience:  

Dr. Tadesse Gemeda Wakjira has garnered extensive professional experience in both academic and industrial settings:

  • Postdoctoral Researcher at Idaho State University, Idaho, USA (2024 – Present): Engaging in advanced research activities and contributing to scholarly publications in the field of Civil Engineering.
  • Graduate Research Assistant at The University of British Columbia, Okanagan, BC, Canada (2022 – 2023): Conducted research and supported academic projects in the Civil Engineering department.
  • Graduate Assistant at the College of Engineering Success Oasis Center, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar (2019 – 2022): Provided academic support to students and assisted in various educational initiatives.
  • Research Mentor at Qatar University, Doha, Qatar (2019 – 2020): Mentored and supervised undergraduate students on research projects funded by Qatar Foundation.
  • Research Assistant at Qatar University, Doha, Qatar (2018 – 2019): Contributed to research activities and academic projects within the university’s Civil Engineering department.
  • Site Civil Engineer at Samsung C&T Engineering and Construction Group, Qatar (2013 – 2016): Worked on infrastructure projects, including highways and utility tunnels, contributing to the successful completion of multimillion-dollar projects.

Dr. Wakjira’s diverse professional background encompasses research, academic support, and practical engineering experience, demonstrating his commitment to both scholarly pursuits and practical applications in the field of Civil Engineering.

Research Interest:

Sustainable Infrastructure Development: Investigating innovative approaches and technologies for the design, construction, and maintenance of infrastructure systems that minimize environmental impact and promote long-term sustainability.

Climate Change Resilience: Exploring strategies to enhance the resilience of infrastructure to the impacts of climate change, including extreme weather events, sea-level rise, and changing precipitation patterns.

Environmental Engineering: Studying methods for mitigating environmental pollution and improving the quality of air, water, and soil through engineering interventions and sustainable practices.

Urban Planning and Development: Analyzing urban growth patterns, land use dynamics, and transportation systems to inform sustainable urban development strategies that prioritize efficiency, equity, and resilience.

Renewable Energy Integration: Investigating the integration of renewable energy sources, such as solar and wind power, into infrastructure systems to reduce carbon emissions and enhance energy efficiency.

Smart Cities and Digital Infrastructure: Exploring the application of smart technologies, data analytics, and digital modeling tools to optimize the performance and resilience of urban infrastructure systems.

Publication Top Noted:

Explainable machine learning model and reliability analysis for flexural capacity prediction of RC beams strengthened in flexure with FRCM

  • Authors: TG Wakjira, M Ibrahim, U Ebead, MS Alam
  • Published in: Engineering Structures, Volume 255, 2022, 113903
  • Citation Count: 75

Shear strengthening of reinforced concrete deep beams using near-surface mounted hybrid carbon/glass fibre reinforced polymer strips

  • Authors: M Ibrahim, T Wakjira, U Ebead
  • Published in: Engineering Structures, Volume 210, 2020, 110412
  • Citation Count: 50

Analysis of road traffic crashes in the State of Qatar

  • Authors: C Timmermans, W Alhajyaseen, A Al Mamun, T Wakjira, M Qasem, …
  • Published in: International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion, Volume 26, Issue 3, 2019, pp. 242-250
  • Citation Count: 50

FRCM/internal transverse shear reinforcement interaction in shear strengthened RC beams

  • Authors: TG Wakjira, U Ebead
  • Published in: Composite Structures, Volume 201, 2018, pp. 326-339
  • Citation Count: 50

Internal transverse reinforcement configuration effect of EB/NSE-FRCM shear strengthening of RC deep beams

  • Authors: TG Wakjira, U Ebead
  • Published in: Composites Part B: Engineering, Volume 166, 2019, pp. 758-772
  • Citation Count: 49



Tadesse Gemeda Wakjira | Construction Management | Best Researcher Award

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