Mohamed
Abou-Zeid

Position
Professor
Department
Department of Construction

Profile

Brief Biography

Mohamed Nagib Abou-Zeid is a professor of construction at The American University in Cairo. Abou-Zeid received his PhD from the University of Kansas in 1994 with honors. He joined AUC in 1997 as a full-time faculty member. He has held several positions at AUC including the chair of the University Senate, the chair of the Academic Integrity Council and the chair of the Department of Construction and Architectural Engineering. Abou-Zeid is currently the elected chairman of the board of the International Center for Academic Integrity in Clemson University. He severed as the chair of the Department of Construction and Architectural Engineering from 2008 until February 2015. He has also served as board member of Egypt's First National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Education (NAQAAE).

Sample of Recent Publications

  • Rashwan, M. and Abou-Zeid, M.N, “Performance of Concrete Incorporating Stone Industry Waste as Aggregates”, presented and accepted for publication in the 91st Annual Conference of the Transportation Research Board January 22-26, 2012, Washington, D.C.
  • Abou-Zeid, M.N., Fahmy, E, Farid, A., Ghanima, A., Salem, A. and Saleh, W., “ Use of Geotextiles in Drainage of Pavements and Outdoors Structures”, accepted for presentation and Publication in the Annual Meeting of The Canadian Society for Civil Engineers CSCE,  Edmonton, Canada, June 2012.
  • Massoud, M. and and Abou-Zeid, M.N, “Performance of Polypropylene Fibers and Silica Fume Concrete For Bridge Deck Overlays”, Accepted for presentation in the 91st Annual Conference of the Transportation Research Board January 22-26, 2012, Washington, D.C
  • Abou-Zeid, M.N., Fahmy. El-Haggan, M., El-Shakhs, N., El-Malky, A. and Bassiouny B., “Glass-containing Translucent Concrete”, accepted for presentation and Publication in the Annual Meeting of The Canadian Society for Civil Engineers CSCE, Edmonton, Canada, June 2012.
  • Abou-Zeid, M. N, Fahmy, E., Armanios, H., El-Moghazi, Y., Shaheen, S., and Talaat, N., Use of Waste materials in Low Cost Housing”, The Annual Meeting of The Canadian Society for Civil Engineers,  Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, June 2011.
  • Abou-Zeid, M. N, Fahmy, E., Awad, AR and Ismail, S., “Concrete Innovative Materials for Anti-Microbial Structures”, The Annual Meeting of The Canadian Society for Civil Engineers,  Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, June 2011.
  • Fahmy, E., Ali, Y., Abou-Zeid, M. N, Abdel Mooty, M.N., Haroun., M, and Shaheen, Y., “Use of Expanded Polystyrene Wastes for Production of Lightweight Mortar Mixes”,  Accepted for the Annual Meeting of The Canadian Society for Civil Engineers,  Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, June 2011.
  • El-Maghraby, Y, Haroun, M and Abou-Zeid, M.N., “Factors Affecting FRP in Concrete Repair Work”, Accepted for the 89th, Transportation Research Board Meeting, January 2010.
  • Gad, G.M.,  Abou-Zeid, M.N. and Fahmy, E. H. “ Self-Healing as opposed to FRP and Injection Repair techniques: Myth or Reality, Presented in the Canadian Society for Civil Engineers, St. John’s, Terre-Neuve et Labrador, May 27-30th, 2009.
  • Abdel Raouf, M. and Abou-Zeid, M.N., “Properties of Concrete Incorporating Magnetized Water Concrete”, Presented and Accepted for Publication in November 2008 in the records of the 88th, Transportation Research Board Meeting, January 21st-25th, 2009.
  • Rashwan, M., Abou-Zeid, M.N., Fahmy, E,H., “Assessment of the Abrasion Resistance of Concrete Incorporating Tough Rocks”, Submitted for the 36th Annual Conference for the Canadian Society for Civil Engineers, Québec, Canada, June 10-13th, 2008.
Research Interest
  • Mechanical properties and durability of construction materials
  • Use of industrial by-products such as silica fume, fly ash and slag in construction
  • Microanalysis of materials, using scanning electron microscopy, x-ray and image analysis
  • Corrosion of structural metals and deterioration of materials
  • Repair and retrofitting of components and structures
  • Linear and nonlinear finite element analysis
  • Fracture mechanics of concrete and structural steels
  • Nondestructive testing and evaluation of structures
  • Urban development and enhancement of construction aspects
  • Technical education, vocational training and human resources development aspects