Aly Abdelaziz

PhD Candidate

Biography

Aly Abdelaziz gained professional experience working for more than eight years with Al Hai & Al Mukaddam for Geotechnical Works LLC, a geotechnical investigation and construction monitoring and material testing laboratory in Dubai. Aly returned to academia in 2016, joining Professor Grasselli’s Geomechanics Group. He is working to expand his knowledge and make connections between that knowledge and industry. His current research interests include model generation using spatial Voronoi tessellations and shape tolerances, mainly for UCS testing. In addition, he wishes that the professional knowledge is brought into the academic world to achieve balance between academic practice and industry standards. Aly is a running fanatic on the verge of running his first half marathon. He has also recently started baking as a new hobby.

May 2019
May 2019

Nomination

Nominated as a Event Organizer in the Executive Committee of the Canadian Geotechnical Society - Southern Ontario Section (CGS-SOS)

May 2019
May 2019

Internship

Summer Internship at PETRONAS Canada Ltd. as a Summer Student in the Unconventional Center of Excellence (UCoE).

July 2018
July 2018

Award

Received the Winter/Spring 2018 School of Graduate Studies (SGS) Conference Grant.

December 2017
December 2017

Candidacy

Became a PhD candidate.

September 2017
September 2017

Award

Received the Queen Elizabeth II/ George Gladstone Gilchrist Graduate Scholarship In Science And Technology
January 2017
January 2017

Program Transfer

Transferred from MASc Program to a PhD Program

September 2016
September 2016

Award

Received the Queen Elizabeth II/ George Gladstone Gilchrist Graduate Scholarship In Science And Technology
January 2015
January 2015

Joined

Joined as a MASc Candidate

Publications

Abdelaziz, A., & Grasselli, G. (2021). Modelling Failure in Layered Geological Formations - FDEM: A Micro-mechanical Approach that Bridges Across Scales (A. Di Donna & D. Sterpi, Eds.; pp. 140–155). Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-64514-4_9
Abdelaziz, A., & Grasselli, G. (2020). How believable are published laboratory data? A deeper look into system-compliance and elastic modulus. Journal of Rock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrmge.2020.10.003
Magsipoc, E., Li, M., Abdelaziz, A., Ha, J., Peterson, K., & Grasselli, G. (2020). Analysis of the Fracture Morphologies from a Laboratory Hydraulic Fracture Experiment on Montney Shale. 6.
Li, M., Magsipoc, E., Abdelaziz, A., Ha, J., Guo, J., Peterson, K., & Grasselli, G. (2020). Mapping Fracture Complexity in Hydraulically Fractured Montney Shale by Serial Section Reconstruction. 9.
Abdelaziz, A., Ha, J., & Grasselli, G. (2020, March 2). Excavation stability in heterogeneous anisotropic shale formation. 36th International Geological Congress, Delhi, India.
Abdelaziz, A., Ha, J., Abul Khair, H., Adams, M., Tan, C. P., Musa, I. H., & Grasselli, G. (2019). Unconventional Shale Hydraulic Fracturing Under True Triaxial Laboratory Conditions, the Value of Understanding Your Reservoir. 16. https://doi.org/10.2118/196026-MS
Abdelaziz, A. (2019). Fluid-induced Dynamic Fracturing Process - A Laboratory Approach. Energi Simulation Visit, University of Toronto.
Abdelaziz, A., Zhao, Q., & Grasselli, G. (2018). Grain based modelling of rocks using the combined finite-discrete element method. Computers and Geotechnics, 103, 73–81. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compgeo.2018.07.003
Zhou, H., Abdelaziz, A., & Grasselli, G. (2018). Rock Dilation and Its Effect on Fracture Transmissivity. 6. https://doi.org/10.15530/URTEC-2018-2903018
Qiu, Y., Abdelaziz, A., Peterson, K., & Grasselli, G. (2018). Modelling of concrete weight coating based on micromechanical characterization. RILEMweek/CONMOD, Delft Netherlands.
Abdelaziz, A., & Grasselli, G. (2018). Investigating frictional behavior of micro-cracks using grain based modelling in the combined finite-discrete element method (FDEM). 52nd U.S. Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium, Seattle.
Abdelaziz, A., Thi, H. B., Saad, S., & Fuss, J. (2018). Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) for Remote Communities. University of Calgary CREATE ReDeveLoP Annual Innovation Program, April 30 - May 4, 2018, Calgary, Alberta.
Zhao, Q., Abdelaziz, A., He, T.-M., Xia, K., & Grasselli, G. (2017). Understanding progressive rock failure using ultrasonic tomography and numerical simulation. ISRM Progressive Rock Failure Conference, Ascona, Switzerland.