Shamim Sheikh


Professor Shamim Sheikh’s current research is in the areas of seismic resistance of concrete structures and the use of fiber reinforced polymers as a replacement for steel to develop corrosion-free concrete structures. Steel corrosion is one of the biggest drains on the economy and our infrastructure resources. Professor Sheikh’s work is focused on seismic upgrade and rehabilitation of existing structures as well as building new structures for longer service life. He is currently investigating the effects of climate change on concrete structures. This ongoing work has led to the development of better design procedures, more efficient structures, and a quicker turnaround time for the rehabilitation of structures needed by all associated stakeholders.

Education and Designations

B.Sc. (Lahore)


Research Interests

Behaviour and design of reinforced concrete structures

Effect of climate change on concrete structures reinforced with steel and internal or external fibre reinforced polymers.

Performance-based seismic design; Confinement of concrete in columns

Evaluation of structural integrity

Repair and strengthening of concrete structures using traditional materials and fibre reinforced polymers (FRP)

Expansive cements and their applications



Course CodeTitle & DescriptionSessionDay(s)Start TimeEndSection
Advanced Topics In Building DesignWinter 2024Wed10:0013:00LEC0101
CME210HFall 2020Scheduled by the Office of the Faculty Registrar.


Shamim Sheikh
Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering
University of Toronto
35 St. George St.
Toronto, Ontario
Canada, M5S 1A4


Office: GB246

Tel: 416-978-3671
Fax: 416-978-6813