College / Department

Teaching areas

Geotechnical Engineering, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Computational Methods in Civil Engineering.

Research areas

Geosynthetics behaviors and its applications in Geotechnical Engineering, Static and seismic analysis of reinforced-soil retaining walls and embankments, Static and dynamic tests for soil properties and behaviors, Numerical and experimental modeling of Geomaterials and composites, Analysis, behaviors and testing methods of saturated and unsaturated soils.


B.Sc., Civil Engineering, Zagazig University, Egypt, 1989.
M.Sc., Geotechnical Engineering, Zagazig University, Egypt, 1995.
Ph.D., Geotechnical Engineering, Queen’s University, Canada, 2003.

Professional experience

Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering Department, American University of Sharjah, UAE (2006 - present).
Assistant Professor, Structure Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University, Egypt (2004 - 2006).
Research Assistant Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario, Canada (1997 - 2000).


International Geosynthetics Society (IGS), North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS), Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS), Geo-Institute of American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE).
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