AMAL ELAWADY

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Civil and Environment Engineering
Florida International University

  Amal Elawady

PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION

Ain Shams University (ASU), Civil Engineering, B.Sc., 2008
Ain Shams University (ASU), Structural Engineering, M.Sc., 2012
The University of Western Ontario (UWO), Structural Engineering, Ph.D., 2016

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RESEARCH AND EDUCATION INTERESTS

Wind effects on buildings; non-synoptic downburst flow simulations, downburst effects on infrastructure and transmission lines, aero-elastic response of structures.

 


ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

2017-Present   Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE); Leadership team member, Wall of Wind (WOW) Facility, International Hurricane Research Center (IHRC), FIU, Miami, FL
2012-2016       Assistant Researcher, UWO, Ontario, London, Canada
2008-2012       Assistant Researcher, ASU, Cairo, Egypt
2008-2012       Structural Engineer, Dar Group Consultant, Cairo, Egypt

SIGNIFICANT HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Received O.H. Ammann Research Fellowship awarded by the American Society of Civil Engineers to highlight diverse and talented researchers who are able to explore original ideas in the field of structural engineering, VA, USA.
  • Received Alan G. Davenport Award of Excellence in the wind engineering research at wind tunnel lab (BLWTL), London, Canada
  • Received Best Student Paper Award, CSCE Annual Conference, London, Canada

SYNERGISTIC ACTIVITIES

Improving Building Codes, Policy, Regulation, and Construction Practices for Transmission Line structures through communicating research findings with the ASCE-74 manual committee. The new manual provisions are geared toward decreasing the vulnerability of transmission line systems damage in non-synoptic winds.
Broadening the Participation of School and Undergraduate Students and Underrepresented Groups in STEM through activities that are strategically designed to engage high-school and mid-school students and underrepresented groups for fostering the next generation of STEM workforce; Chairwoman of the 5th American Society of Wind Engineers Workshop. The workshop involved various student activities including organizing the workshop, research presentations, and arranging laboratories tours.