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Β Dr. Tadesse Gemeda Wakjira | Airport | Young Scientist Award

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ«Profile Summary

 

Dr. Tadesse Wakjira is a passionate civil engineer and accomplished researcher, contributing significantly to the fields of structural engineering and materials science. His academic journey reflects a commitment to excellence, earning him prestigious awards and accolades.

🌐 Professional Profiles

 

 

πŸŽ“ Education

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, The University of British Columbia, Okanagan (2021–2024), Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Qatar University (2019–2022), Emir Gold Medal Awardee, Best Dissertation Award, M.Sc. in Civil Engineering, Qatar University (2016–2018), B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, Adama Science and Technology University, Ethiopia (2008–2013), Graduated with Very Great Distinction

🏒 Academic and Industrial Experience

Postdoctoral Researcher, Idaho State University, USA (2024–Present), Graduate Research Assistant, The University of British Columbia, Okanagan (2022–2023), Graduate Assistant, College of Engineering Success Oasis Center, Qatar University (2019–2022), Research Mentor, UREP24-045-2-013 Project, Qatar University (2019–2020), Research Assistant, Qatar University (2018–2019), Site Civil Engineer, Samsung C&T Engineering and Construction Group, Qatar (2013–2016)

πŸ† Awards and Honors

Outstanding Editor Award 2023 (Journal of Built Environment, Frontiers), Emir Gold Medal for Academic and Research Excellence (2022), First Place Graduate Research Award in Science and Engineering, Qatar University (2022), Dissertation Award, Qatar University (2022), Outstanding Reviewer (IOP Trusted Reviewer 2023), Various publication awards, certificates of achievement, and academic excellence awards

πŸ“š Scientific Committee Membership

  • ACI 341-0C Earthquake Resistant Bridges-Retrofit, Voting Committee Member

πŸ”¬ Scientific Activities and Services

Editorial roles in journals by Springer, Frontiers, MDPI, Hindawi, and more, Topic Advisory Panel Member for MDPI journals, Guest Editor for special issues in reputable journals, Organization of special sessions in international conferences, Membership in the scientific committees of international conferences, Extensive reviewer for renowned scientific journals and conference proceedings

Professional and Scientific Membership πŸ€πŸ”

Dr. Tadesse Wakjira actively contributes to professional organizations and societies, enhancing his network and staying at the forefront of industry advancements. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Associate Member, Envision Canada, Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure Structural Engineers Association of British Columbia (SEABC) Canadian Society of Civil Engineering (CSCE)

Selected Presentations πŸŽ™οΈπŸ“Š

2023 Fall ACI Concrete Convention, Boston, MA, USA (October 2023): Title 1: Modeling of Peak and Ultimate Stress-Strain States in Confined Ultra-High-Performance Concrete (UHPC) Using Novel Hybrid Machine Learning Approach with Conditional Tabular Generative Adversarial Network Title 2: Development of Eco-Friendly and Cost-Effective Ultra-High-Performance Concrete (UHPC): Leveraging Metaheuristic Optimization Algorithms and Machine Learning in Multi-Objective Design Graduate Studies Speech, Doha, Qatar (March 2022): Nominated speaker about graduate studies at Qatar University, recognized by the Office of the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies. 2021 Fall ACI Virtual Concrete Convention (October 2021): Speaker during the session on Seismic Repair/Retrofit/Strengthening of Bridges at the Element or System Level, Part 1 of 2. Graduate Assistantship Experience Speech, Doha, Qatar (February 2021): Nominated speaker about experience in the Graduate Assistantship position and research, recognized by the Office of the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Qatar University. International Conference on Civil Infrastructure and Construction (CIC 2020): Presented at the conference.

Professional Development and Achievements Beyond Academia πŸŒπŸ†

Springer Nature Journal Editors Code of Conduct: Certified Editor-in-Chief by Springer Nature. Fundamentals of Peer Review: Certified by Springer Nature. Inclusion and Diversity for Researchers: Certified by Elsevier Researcher Academy. An Introduction to Peer Review: Certified by Clarivate Web of Science Academy. Research Collaborations: Certified by Elsevier Researcher Academy. Certified Peer Reviewer Course: Certified by Elsevier Researcher Academy. Capacity Building for Researchers: Certified for professional development program by British Council in partnership with Qatar University. Vulnerable Road User Safety Trainee: Certified for completing International Road Federation (IRF) training on vulnerable road user safety. Graduate of Servant Leadership Development Program: Completed five years of leadership courses certified by Compassion International Ethiopia. History Makers Leadership Trainee: Certified for completing History Makers Leadership Training by International Leadership Institute. For-Profit Software Trainer and Tutor: Worked as a software trainer and tutor. Trainee on Concepts of Corruption, Ethics, and Criminal Law: Completed training conducted by the Ethiopian Federal Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.

Volunteer Services and Community Involvement 🀲🌍

Dr. Wakjira dedicates time to various volunteer activities, demonstrating a commitment to community well-being. Red Crescent Volunteer (July 2019): Volunteered in marina seabed cleaning organized by Qatar Red Crescent. Volunteer Peer Educator of HIV/AIDS Prevention (March 2013 to July 2013): Actively taught the community about HIV/AIDS in rural areas. Public Outreach Volunteer (2008 to 2013): Involved in society’s public outreach organized by Compassion International Leadership Development Program. Volunteer Organizer (February 5–20, 2011): Contributed to organizing the 4th Ethiopian Government Higher Education Institutions’ Sports Festival. Volunteered in Society’s Public Outreach (September 2008 to June 2013): Active involvement in public outreach organized by Compassion International Leadership Development Program.

Professional Skills and Expertise πŸ–₯οΈπŸ”§

Machine Learning Libraries: Keras, Scikit-learn, TensorFlow. Industrial Software Skills: AutoCAD, SAP2000, ETABS, SeismoStruct, Minitab, Design Expert. Programming: Python, MATLAB, OpenSees.

 

Tadesse Gemeda Wakjira | Airport | Young Scientist Award

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