Alaa Ashmawy

Alaa Ashmawy
American University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dean, School of Engineering

Current Position:
Dean and Professor of Civil Engineering

Current International Activities:
GEDC Executive Committee Member,
American Society for Engineering Education, Member
International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Member

Academic Leadership Experience:
Dean, College of Engineering, American University in Dubai, 2006 - Present
Tenured Associate Professor, University of South Florida, Tampa
Visiting professor at the Universidad de las Americas in Puebla, Mexico.

Areas of Research:
Geotechnical Engineering, Numerical Modeling Foundations and Earth Structures, Environmental geotechnics,
Soil dynamics and Earthquake engineering. 

Selected Published Articles and Works:
Has authored two book chapters and more than 50 techincal papers in refereed journals
and conferences.

Awards and Accomplishments:
American Society of Civil Engineers, Member
Sigma-Xi-the Scientific Research Society
GEDC Executive Committee Member, 2009
GEDC Secretary and Treasurer, 2011
Jerome Krivanek Distinguished Teacher Award, University of South Florida, 2004
ASCE Zone II Faculty Advisor Certificate of Commendation. 
Alaa Ashmawy's research has been funded by the US National Science Foundation,
the U.S. Department of State, and the Florida Department of Transportation

B.S. in Civil Engineering, Alexandria University (Distinction with Honors)
M.S. in Civil Engineering, Purdue University
Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Purdue University