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Dr. Lamya Amleh

Lamya Amleh
Program Director/Academic Advisor, First-Year Engineering Office
BSc, MEng, PhD, PEng
416-979-5000 ext. 6417

Areas of Academic Interest

Climate change adaptation

Concrete deterioration

Condition assessment

Service life prediction

Durability and sustainability of infrastructure


Year University Degree
2001 McGill University PhD
1997 McGill University MEng
1986 University of Evansville BSc

Selected Courses

Course Code Course Title
CEN 100 Introduction to Engineering
CV8303 Renovation/Repair of Existing Structures
CV8306 Durability of Structures


A central theme of Lamya Amleh’s career is her passion for gaining a deep understanding of her field. “When I first went into research, I was discovering so much,” she recalls. "I felt a rush every time I learned something new." This drive to build knowledge continues; it’s been a constant presence in Amleh’s research into the durability of infrastructure.

A structural engineering researcher, Amleh is developing non-invasive techniques to assess the health of concrete structures without having to drill or damage them. “By the time cracks or corrosion are visible, it is very late stage,” she says. “If we had techniques similar to diagnostic medical imaging like an X-ray or MRI, we could be far more proactive about the maintenance and rehabilitation of infrastructure.”

Aside from her research, Amleh also works to build understanding among key decision makers about the infrastructure issues facing cities. “Politicians have so many demands on their attention and resources. If we can communicate about the health status of infrastructure in a more clear and evident manner, we can empower governments to be more effective.”

Lamya Amleh

“As the impacts of climate change increase, we must develop new ways to assess the durability of urban infrastructure. The safety and effectiveness of our cities depends on it.”

  • President's Blue and Gold Award of Excellence, 2017
  • The Errol Aspevig Award for Outstanding Academic Leadership, 2015
  • Faculty Teaching Award, Toronto Metropolitan University, 2013
  • Award of Excellence, Ontario Ministry of Public Infrastructure Renewal, 2005
  • Hussein L., Amleh L., Siad H., and Lachemi M. (2019) “Effect of severe chloride environment on the flexural behavior and durability of concrete composite system”. Magazine of concrete Research Journal, pp. 1-36.
  • Hussein L., Amleh L., Siad H., and Lachemi M. (2018) “Effect of very severe sulfate environment on bonded composite concrete system.” Construction and Building Materials pp. 752-763.
  • Hussein, L., and Amleh, L., “Size effect of ultra-high performance fiber reinforced concrete composite beams in shear” Structural Concrete Journal, fib., International Federation for Structural Concrete V19: pp 141–151, 2018.
  • Hussein L, Amleh L. Analytical modeling of bond stress at steel-concrete interface due to corrosion. Struct Concr. V17(4):541-552; 2016.
  • Hussein L, Amleh L. Structural behavior of ultra-high performance fiber reinforced concrete – normal strength concrete/high strength concrete composite members. Constr Build Mater; V93: pp 1105-1116, 2015.
  • Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO)
  • Member, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE)
  • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Member, American Concrete Institute (ACI)
  • Conference Chair, 3rd International Conference on Civil, Structural and Transportation Engineering (ICCSTE'18)
  • Editorial board member, International Journal of Innovative Research in Infrastructure Engineering