Leandro F.M. Sanchez


Leandro F.M. Sanchez
Associate Professor

Post-doctoral Fellow (McGill)
Ph.D. (Laval)
M.Sc. (Brazil)
B.Sc. (Brazil)

Room: CBY A-515
Office: 613 562-5800 ext. 6946
Work E-mail: leandro.sanchez@uOttawa.ca


Dr. Sanchez is an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa. His expertise is related to the development of sustainable concrete materials and concrete durability, especially the diagnosis and prognosis of concrete affected by Internal Swelling Reactions (ISR). He has co-authored over 120 refereed publications on these topics and contributed to the development of standard test protocols, along with descriptive, empirical and numerical models for the design and assessment of concrete. Dr. Sanchez is an active participant on several national and international committees related to concrete sustainability and durability and is currently the deputy chair of the RILEM TC AAR - Alkali-aggregate mitigation in concrete. Dr. Sanchez is a reviewer for a number of important journals in the field and is a recipient of highly prestigious awards such as VANIER PhD scholarship (2010), NSERC Early Career Research Award (2016), NFRF-Exploration grant (2019), and the distinguished Ministry of Ontario Early Research Award (ERA) in 2021.

Research Interests

  • Alkali-Aggregate Reaction (AAR)
  • Durability and Mechanical Properties of Concrete
  • Materials/Structures interaction
  • Diagnosis and Prognosis of Civil Aging Infrastructure
  • Management and Rehabilitation of Structures
  • Design, Characterization and Performance of Sustainable and Innovative Materials
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