Personnel
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Professor Frank J. Vecchio, Ph.D, P.Eng
E-Mail: fjv@civ.utoronto.ca
Tel: (416) 978-5910
Fax: (416) 978-7046
Professor F. J. Vecchio has been with the Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto, since 1985. His interests relate to nonlinear analysis of reinforced concrete, constitutive modelling, assessment of structural integrity, analysis of repaired and rehabilitated structures, and forensic assessment of distressed or failed structures. Professor Vecchio is currently deputy chair of fib Commission 4 - Modelling of Structural Behaviour and Design, and is a member of ACI-ASCE Committee 445 - Finite Element Analysis of Reinforced Concrete, and ACI Committee 441 - Columns. He received the ACI Structural Research Award in 1998, and the ACI Structural Engineering Award in 1999, and was elected as Fellow of the American Concrete Institute in 2000.
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Vahid Sadeghian
E-mail: vahid.sadeghian@utoronto.ca
Vahid Sadeghian received his B.A.Sc. degree from the University of Tehran, Iran and obtained his M.A.Sc. degree from the University of Toronto. Vahid is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on the development of an integrated analysis program to analyze mixed-type structures using the VecTor modeling facilities. In addition, he will be improving the VecTor suite of programs to be compatible with hybrid simulation tests.    
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Andac Lulec
E-mail: andac.lulec@mail.utoronto.ca
Andac Lulec obtained B.Sc. degree in civil engineering and in industrial engineering (double major) in 2008 and 2009, respectively, and M.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering in 2011 all from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. He is a doctorate candidate in the Dept. of Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto and is working under National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Industrial Postgraduate Scholarship (IPS) with Morrison Hershfield Limited. His current research activities are focused on analysis of reinforced concrete slabs under impact and impulsive loading. He is improving the capability and performance of VecTor suite programs to cope with impact analyses.    
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Isojeh Benard
E-mail: mb.isojeh@mail.utoronto.ca
Isojeh Benard obtained his B.Sc from the University of Benin, Edo state, Nigeria, and his M.A.Sc degree from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom. Currently he is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto. His research considers the improvement in design and analysis of Wind Turbine Foundations, with the locus on fatigue behaviour.    
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Stamatina Chasioti
E-mail: stamatina.chasioti@mail.utoronto.ca
Stamatina Chasioti holds a Diploma in Structural Engineering and a Master degree in Earthquake Engineering from Democritus University of Thrace, Greece. Currently, she is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto. Her current research activities in cooperation with the University of São Paulo are sponsored by FURNAS, Brazil. Her research is focused towards the characterization of the behavior of innovative materials under generalized loadings for use in high performance structures such as critical strategic infrastructure, offshore oil platforms and high-rise buildings. These include the Hybrid Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete and the Ultra-High Performance Fibre Reinforced Concrete.
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Mark Hunter
E-mail: md.hunter@mail.utoronto.ca
Mark Hunter is Candidate for Masters of Applied Science within the Dept. of Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto and is working under a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Industrial Postgraduate Scholarship (IPS) program with Consultec Ltd. His current research activities are funded by the IC-IMPACTS initiative. He obtained a B.A.Sc. degree from the University of Waterloo. His research interests incude adding stochastic abilities to VecTor2 as well as the ability to analyze corroded reinforced concrete structures. The resulting tool will allow users to conduct Monte Carlo Simulation of reinforced concrete structures.
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Anca Jurcut
E-mail: anca.jurcut@mail.utoronto.ca
Anca Jurcut is a M.A.Sc. candidate within the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto. She obtained her B.A.Sc. degree from the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Her research is supported by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and it is focused on modelling the effects of alkali-aggregate reaction (AAR) in reinforced concrete structures, with particular interest on nuclear reactor structures. She is responsible for implementing AAR constitutive models in VecTor2 and for improving the program’s computational capabilities.
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Siavash Habibi
E-mail: Siavash.habibi@mail.utoronto.ca
Siavash Habibi is candidate for Masters of Applied Science within the Dept. of Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto. He received his B.A.Sc. degree from the University of Tehran, Iran. His current research activities focuses on finite element modelling of corrosion damage reinforced concrete structures and are funded by the IC-IMPACTS. He has implemented corrosion damage constitutive models in VecTor2 which allow the users to assess the degrading effects of metallic corrosion on reinforced concrete members
Collaborators
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Serhan Guner, Ph.D., P.Eng.
E-mail: sguner@ryerson.ca
Serhan Guner obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of Toronto. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Ryerson University. His research interests include nonlinear analysis and performance assessment of shear-critical frames subjected to static and dynamic loads. He is currently contributing to the further development of VecTor5 for the analysis of reinforced and fibre-reinforced concrete frames under impact and blast loads.
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Selcuk Saatci, Ph.D.
E-mail: selcuksaatci@iyte.edu.tr
Selcuk Saatci is an Assistant Professor at the Civil Engineering Department, Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey. He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Middle East Technical University, Turkey, and his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. His research interests include the behaviour and nonlinear finite element analysis of reinforced concrete structures subjected to impact and blast loads. He is contributing to the development of VecTor2 and VecTor3 for the analysis of reinforced concrete structures under high strain-rate conditions.       
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Seong-Cheol Lee, Ph.D.
E-mail: wook0903@snu.ac.kr
Seong-Cheol Lee received his B.A.Sc, M.A.Sc, and Ph.D. from Seoul National University, South Korea in 2007. His research interests include shear behaviour of concrete structures, analysis of prestressed concrete structures, and nonlinear analysis of fibre reinforced concrete. He is currently carrying out the development of a tension stiffening model for RC members and tensile behaviour model for fibre reinforced concrete. He is going to implement the theory to be developed on VecTor2.
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Trevor Hrynyk, Ph.D.
E-mail: thrynyk@utexas.edu
Trevor Hrynyk obtained a B.A.Sc. degree from the University of Waterloo, an M.S. degree from the University of Missouri-Rolla, and completed his Ph.D. studies under the supervision of Prof. Frank J. Vecchio at the University of Toronto. His current research activities are supported by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Committee (U.S. NRC) and are focused on the development of analytical procedures which can be used to model the behaviour of steel-concrete (SC) composite shell structures under general loading conditions.