Majed Karam

Majed Karam

Master, Concrete Materials Research Group

“U of T’s reputation extends around the world, which opens doors to its students. ”

I grew up in Lebanon and moved to Montreal to study at McGill University. After completing my Bachelor of Engineering, I decided to apply to the University of Toronto to pursue graduate studies. I am part of the Concrete Materials Research Group, where I work on the development of reliable performance assessment tools for optimizing concrete production while guaranteeing durability performance and minimizing its environmental impact.  

The reputation of the Concrete Materials Research Group, as well as the stimulating academic environment on campus, pushed me to join U of T. In addition, I get to be at the center of Toronto’s urban innovation.  

The learning experience and exposure at U of T is quite remarkable. Access to state-of-the-art facilities as well as interacting with leading researchers motivates me to perform at my best. I had the chance to attend a few events, such as conferences and seminars, where I got to meet some very interesting people. U of T’s reputation extends around the world, which opens doors to its students. 

If I were to give an advice to a prospective student, it would be to take advantage of this stimulating environment and grow through collaborations, both academically and personally.