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AUS faculty member advances to prestigious Fellow Status at one of the most prominent international structural engineering institutes
Dr. Mohammad AlHamaydeh, Professor in Civil Engineering at American University of Sharjah (AUS), has been elected to advance to fellow grade at the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), becoming the first and only fellow based in the MENA region.
The elite SEI Fellowship consists of 266 world-renowned and prominent structural engineering experts, leaders and professionals. It recognizes members of ASCE as leaders and mentors in the structural engineering profession. To be considered for the SEI-Fellowship, individuals must demonstrate exceptional qualifications which can only be attained through long standing specialized practices and innovative research. This includes a decade of well-established engineering excellence, superior and unique professional experience, as well as distinguished technical skills and expertise.
ASCE/SEI produces technical publications, journals, conferences, continuing education, codes and standards, and professional practice documents that advance the structural engineering profession. Dr. AlHamaydeh is actively involved in several ASCE/SEI technical committees and sub-committees. These include the 2022 edition of Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures (ASCE/SEI 7-22), the 2023 edition of Seismic Evaluation and Retrofit of Existing Buildings (ASCE/SEI 41-23), as well as ASCE’s Cold Regions Engineering Division (ASCE CRED).
Speaking about the fellowship, Dr. AlHamaydeh said: “To be elected to join the highly coveted SEI-Fellowship is professionally gratifying. My active involvement in the ASCE/SEI technical committees provides me with contentment. Knowing that my contributions towards the development of prominent structural engineering standards such as ASCE/SEI 7-22 and ASCE/SEI 41-23 provides a deep sense of satisfaction.”
SEI fellows have active and wide-reaching engagement with the structural engineering community. Dr. AlHamaydeh’s contributions to the technical committees are underpinned by his cutting-edge research advancements in the structural and earthquake engineering fields. Such innovations have manifested through his authorship of more than 100 high-caliber scientific publications such as refereed journals, conference articles, datasets, books, technical articles and reports.
Dr. AlHamaydeh’s research interests and expertise are primarily focused on structural and earthquake engineering. He teaches several structural engineering courses at the undergraduate level such as Statics, Structural Steel Design, Fundamentals of Structural Dynamics and Computer Methods in Structural Analysis. At the graduate level, he teaches Structural Earthquake Engineering, in addition to, Analysis and Design of Tall Buildings.
For more information on the graduate and undergraduate civil engineering program at AUS, please visit: www.aus.edu/cen/department-of-civil-engineering