Professor Ayman Mosallam
University of California, USA
Keynote Subject: Green Construction and Repair Materials: A Luxury or a Must?
Professor Ayman S. Mosallam is a Professor of Structural and Earthquake Engineering, also a Professor, Materials & Manufacturing Engineering Technology and the Director of the UCI Structural Engineering Testing Hall at the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department at University of California, Irvine (UCI). He is also a Fellow and a Control Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Chairman of the International Committee of ASCE LA Chapter. He is a registered Structural Professional Engineer in the District of Colombia and has forty years of experience in structural engineering with a particular interest in polymer composites, green materials, structural health monitoring and repair and rehabilitation of historical buildings and bridges. He has established a graduate joint program between George Washington University and NASA as well as US Army Tank Division in Mount Vernon, Virginia. He is the developer of the first US Army smart assault bridge that is made of sandwich carbon/epoxy sandwich composites with an integrated optical fibers remote sensing nerve system. He has several patents on innovative building system and smart composite repair and joining systems. He is a member of ASCE Construction Institute Materials Directorate (Executive Committee) and a Control Member on the ASCE Structural Composites and Plastics Committee (SCAP). Professor Mosallam serves on the Technical Advisory Board of the International Accreditation Service (IAS). He has published over 500 technical papers, chapters, and reports on structural performance of structural systems and authored, edited and co- edited seven books in this area. He is the author of the ASCE Design Manual for FRP Composites Connections (ASCE MOP 102) and the co-developer of the ASCE/PIC Prestandard Document on Structural Design of Pultruded FRP Composite Structures. He is serving on the editorial board of Composites: Part B Journal and Guest Editor for special issues on Infrastructure Applications for several journals including Composites Part B: Engineering, Reinforced Plastics and Composites Journal, Materials & Design, Journal of Smart Structures, Advances in Civil Engineering Journal and others. He is the Founder of the Egyptian Green Building Council and the principal author of the Green Pyramid Rating System (GPRS). Professor Mosallam is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards including the Outstanding Research Award from the International Conference of Composites Engineering, OCEC President’s Award, Best Design Paper Award from Composite Institute, the Industry Impact Award from McGraw Hill, Best Paper Award from SPI, and the Outstanding Engineering Educator of Year Award from American Society of Civil Engineers, among other numerous national and international awards. He has served as a senior engineering consultant to several international engineering and contracting firms including Flour-Daniel, Dames & Moore, Saudi Ben Laden Group, APATECH Russia, Khateeb & Alamy, EVG, Schnell House S.A., TEKTO International Group, JMV Group, Arab Studies, Nakheel (UAE), SOLIDERE s.a.l., and other governmental agencies such as FHWA, Ohio Department of Transportation, Oregon Department of Transportation, New York Department of Transportation, John Wayne Airport Authority, Southern California of Structural Engineering, Irvine Water Ranch, and many others.