Dr. Rishi Gupta

Dr. Rishi  Gupta
Civil Engineering
Office: ECS 314

MASc (UBC), PhD (UBC), FEC, P.Eng

Area of expertise

Advanced materials for structures, structural health monitoring of reinforced concrete structures, plastic shrinkage of concrete, innovative construction technologies


  • Advanced materials for structures- Hybrid Fiber Reinforced Concrete, use of supplementing cementing materials in concrete, cement-based mortars for masonry with improved bond properties, cellular light weight concrete, and Fiber Reinforced Polymers
  • Structural health monitoring and Non Destructive Evaluation
  • Plastic shrinkage of concrete and development of ‘crack-free’ cement composites
  • Smart “self-sealing” materials
  • Durability and corrosion studies of reinforced concrete
  • Innovative construction technologies: insulated wall systems, rammed earth, Light Gauge Steel system for modular construction


    • Editorial board member (since 2010)
    • Chair (2011-2012), Vice Chair (2009-2011), Volunteer (since 2007), APEGBC- Burnaby/New Westminster Branch
    • UVic faculty liaison, APEGBC Victoria branch (since 2015)
  • American Concrete Institute:
    • Member, American Concrete Institute.  Actively involved in ACI Committee 544 (Fiber Reinforced Concrete), ACI 59 (International Advisory Committee), ACI Committee 347 (Formwork for Concrete), and E803-01 (Faculty Network)
    • Faculty Advisor, UVic ACI Student chapter
  • CSCE
    • Chair, International Affairs Committee
    • Past treasurer, Vancouver Section (2013)
    • Treasurer, Western Region
    • Faculty Advisor, CSCE UVic student chapter