Dr. Rishi Gupta

Dr. Rishi  Gupta
Professor and Director of CAMTEC
Civil Engineering
Office: ECS 314

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

Area of expertise

Advanced materials for structures, sustainable construction technologies, structural health monitoring of structures, plastic shrinkage of concrete, innovative construction technologies, non-destructive evaluation of infrastructure


  • 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


  • Fellow of the Canadian Society for Senior Engineers (Since Feb 2023)
  • Vice President International and Board member, CSCE (Since June 2022)
  • Member, Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (EGBC) since 2008
    • Member, Academic Examiners Subcommittee (formerly the Board of Examiners) at Engineers and Geoscientists BC (since July 2018)
  • Member (Since October 2013) and Steering committee (2020-present), Chair, Director (Since 2023)
  • The Centre for Advanced Materials and Related Technology (CAMTEC), University of Victoria
  • Faculty Advisor and founding member of UVic’s Concrete Toboggan Club (2021-present)
  • Faculty Advisor and founding member of UVic’s Concrete Canoe Team
  • Member, American Concrete Institute (since August 2002).  Actively involved in ACI Committee 544 (Fiber Reinforced Concrete)- since March 2005, ACI Committee 347 (Formwork for Concrete)- since Aug 2006, E803-01 (Faculty Network)- since April 2007, International Advisory Committee (#59)- 2015-2021, Subcommittee 130-0H (Climate Change Impacts on the Sustainability of Concrete)- Oct 2015-April 2018), Faculty Advisor, ACI UVic student chapter (since May 2015)
  • The Canadian Society for Civil Engineering: Member (since 2001), Vice President International; Chair, International Affairs Committee (2015-2019), Deputy Chair of International affairs committee (2010-15), and Immediate Past Treasurer, Vancouver Section (2009-2013), Treasurer, Western region (since 2013), Faculty Advisor and founding member, Student chapter at University of Victoria (2013-present)