Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Contact Information

Phone: 519-888-4567 x31566
Location: E2 2311
Fax: 519 888 4349


  • PhD, University of Waterloo, Canada, 2004
  • MSc, University of Waterloo, Canada, 1999
  • BSc, University of Basrah, Iraq, 1990

Research Interests

  • Biomechanics: Material properties and medical applications
  • Composite materials: Mechanics and applications
  • Integration of imaging and mechanics for material characterizations


  • CIV E 205 – Mechanics of Solids II
  • ARCH 363 - Concrete: Design, Structure and Construction
  • CIV E 401 - Civil Engineering Project 2
  • CIV E 712 - Aspects of Structural Design

Selected/Recent Publications

  • Niu, C., Foltz, W., Velec, M., Moseley, J., Al-Mayah, A., Brock, K. (2012). A novel technique to enable experimental validation of deformable dose accumulation” Med. Phys. 39, 765-776.
  • D. McGrath, W. Foltz, A. Al-Mayah, C. Niu, K. Brock (2012)“Quasi-Static Magnetic Resonance Elastography at 7 Tesla to Measure the effect of Pathology Fixation on Tissue Material Properties” Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 68, pp. 152-165.
  • Alonzo-Proulx, O., Packard, N., Al-Mayah, A., Brock, K., Shen, S.Z., Yaffe, M., Boone, J. (2010) “Validation of a method for measuring the volumetric breast density from digital mammograms,” Physics in Medicine and Biology 55, pp. 3027-3044.
  • Yaffe, M., Boone, J. Packard, N., Alonzo-Proulx, O., Huang, S.Y., Peressotti, C., Al-Mayah, A., and Brock, K. (2009) “The myth of the 50-50 breast,” Medical Physics 36, pp. 5437-43.
  • Al-Mayah, A., Moseley, J., Brock, K. (2008) “Contact surface and material nonlinearity modeling of human lungs,” Physics in Medicine and Biology 53, pp. 305-317.
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