Dr.Samer Al Martini, P. Eng.

Associate Professor
Concrete & Construction Materials


Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in Concrete & Construction Materials, University of Western Ontario, London Ontario, Canada2008
  • M.E.Sc. in GeoEnvironmental Engineering, University of Western Ontario, London Ontario, Canada2004
  • B.Sc. in Civil Eng. (Geotechnical Div.), Damascus University, Damascus, Syria1992

Mini Bio

Areas of Competence

  • Rheology and workability of cement based materials under hot weather conditions.
  • Behavior of highly flowable concrete in fresh and hardened states.
  • Modeling the fresh behavior of cement-based materials.
  • Reinforced and prestressed concrete.


  • Associate Professor, ADU University, UAE.2013-Now
  • Assistant Professor, ADU University, UAE.2010-2013
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.2009-2010
  • Teaching and Research Assistant, University of Western Ontario, London Ontario, Canada.2001-2008
  • Research Assistant, Ancona University, Ancona, Italy.1998-2000
  • Project Engineer, Ministry of Transportation, Damascus, Syria.1995-1998
  • Design /Site Engineer, Community Damascus Housing Establishment, Damascus, Syria.1992-1995

Research & Scholarly activities

  • Recipient of several research grants from ADU University.
  • His research at ADU was supported by several industrial construction material companies in UAE through providing materials at no cost.
  • Authored or co-authored over 25 technical publications in refereed journals and conference proceedings on geoenvironmental, concrete and construction materials.
  • Reviewer for several international journals such as the American Concrete Institute Journal (ACI) and the American Society for Civil Engineering Journal (ASCE).

Consultancy & Industry Experience

Designed/Supervised several engineering projects in Syria, such as:

  • A ten-unit multistory apartment building in Judaidah, Damascus.
  • A three multistory building apartment complex in Drusha, Damascus.
  • South entrance of Damascus highway.
  • Ruhaiba culvert with 18m×16m, Ruhaiba, Damascus.

Membership of Scientific & Professional Societies

  • (PEO) Professional Engineers of Ontario, Canada, Certified Professional Engineer since 2007.
  • (SSE) Syrian Syndicate of Engineer since 1992.