Dr. Mohamed Lachemi is currently Professor of Civil Engineering and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Science at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. He graduated from the University of Science and Technology of Oran, Algeria, in 1986 and received his PhD in Structural Engineering from Sherbrooke University in 1993. He has more than 18 years of comprehensive professional engineering experience as an academic, a researcher and a practicing engineer in Quebec and Ontario. Dr. Lachemi is an expert in the use of high-performance materials such as self-consolidation concrete and high-performance concrete in construction. He is well recognized for his pioneering work and significant research contributions toward reducing global environmental impacts of the construction industry through the development of high-performance materials and innovative construction technologies. His research has led to several industrial applications, over 100 peer-reviewed technical publications, and the training of dozens of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. He has also been involved in numerous collaborative industrial projects, including an international project leading to the construction of the world’s first reactive powder concrete structure. Dr. Lachemi is currently an associate editor of the bilingual Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, and is an active member of several national and international technical committees. He has been a keynote speaker at several national and international conferences and workshops and was chair of the 2005 Canadian Society of Civil Engineering Conference Technical Program. His work has received several awards and recognitions, including a Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Construction. In June 2011, Dr. Lachemi was inducted as a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, one of the highest academic honours for Canadian engineers.