Research interests include: Open channel flow (turbulence characteristics) including effect of seepage and ice cover, two and three dimensional scour studies including scour by impinging jets and hydraulic model wave study of open and closed cell cable concrete block mats.
Abdullah Faruque, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental Management & Safety department at RIT. He teaches courses across-the-board in the civil engineering discipline (e.g., Statics, Strength of materials, structural analysis, hydraulics, soil mechanics, elementary structures, masonry structures, pre-stressed concrete, structural design-reinforced concrete, pavement design and more).
He is a registered professional engineer in Ontario, Canada, active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).
Faruque has international engineering experience and completed the design of various fast track projects in Malaysia and Bangladesh.
He has years of experience in civil and structural design of roads, reinforced concrete, pre-stressed concrete and deep foundation as per major international standards in the areas of industrial (petrochemical), medical college, hospitals, roads, bridges, factory buildings, luxury apartments and high-rise buildings. He also has experience in project planning, project co-ordination, project procurement and construction.
Faruque has done the experimental laboratory based research in the area of local scour by 2D, 3D and offset jets. He had also done extensive experimental laboratory based research works in the areas of turbulent open channel flow which includes flow over smooth and rough walls, the effect of seepage and ice cover. He continues to develop the capabilities at RIT for further bridge pier scour research and laboratory experiments. He has published numerous papers in prestigious journals and conference proceedings and presented his research in various international conferences.
Faruque developed the FE Civil Exam Review course for the students in the department of Civil Engineering Technology at RIT and has delivered it for a number of years. Because of a need within the community, he has now developed a separate version of the FE Civil Exam Review course for an audience of working professionals.