Dr. Akmal Abdelfatah | American University of Sharjah


College / Department

Teaching areas

Transportation Planning, Highway Design, Traffic Engineernig, Airport Planning and Design, Public Transit Systems

Research areas

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) applications, dynamic traffic assignment (DTA), traffic signal design and operations, traffic flow theory, and operations research applications in transportation networks.


PhD, Civil Engineering - Transportation, University of Texas at Austin, United States, 1999
MS, Civil Engineering - Transportation, Cairo University, 1992
BS, Civil Engineering, Cairo University, 1988

Professional experience

Coordinator, Phd Program - Engineering Systems Management, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, 2021 - Present
Professor, Civil Engineering, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2018 - Present
Associate Professor, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 2009 - 2018
Visiting Scholar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA, United States, 2015 - 2015
Visiting Scholar, University Technology Malaysia, Malaysia, 2014 - 2015
Assistant Professor, American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 1999 - 2009
Part-time Transportation Expert, Emirates Transportation and Traffic (ET&T), United Arab Emirates, 2006 - 2008
Part-time Transportation Expert, ItalConsult, United Arab Emirates, 2002 - 2006
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of British Colombia, Canada, 2002 - 2002
Transportation Expert, Development Research And Technological Planning Center-transportation Programme, Cairo University, Egypt, 2001 - 2002
Visiting Scholar, University of Texas, Texas, United States, 2000 - 2000
Graduate Research And Teaching Assistant, University of Texas, Texas, United States, 1994 - 1999
Prat-time Graduate Teaching Assistant, American University of Cairo, Egypt, 1992 - 1993
Part-time Graduate Research Assistant, Development Research & Technological Planning Center (drtpc), Cairo University, Egypt, 1990 - 1993
Part-time Highway Engineer, Egyptian Group for Engineering Consultation (EGEC), Egypt, 1990 - 1993
Teaching Assistant, Cairo University, Egypt, 1988 - 1993


Egyptian Syndicate of Engineers, Cairo, Egypt, September 1988
American Society of Civil Engineers, January 1994 - August 1999
Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), Austin, Tx, USA, January 1994 - August 1999
Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) - America, January 1994 - August 1999
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