Dr. Hussam Mahmoud is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Colorado State University (CSU). He is also the Director of the Structural Laboratory at CSU and the Academic Advisor for the ASCE Student Chapter. He is affiliated with the School of Biomedical Engineering and the School of Advanced Materials Discovery. He received his BS and MS from the University of Minnesota and his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to arriving at CSU, he was Manager of the NEES Earthquake Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) where he oversaw and conducted various large-scale hybrid simulations. Prior to joining UIUC he was as a research scientist at Lehigh University where he managed and led various projects pertaining to fatigue and fracture assessment of steel structures through laboratory testing and structural health monitoring. Dr. Mahmoud’s research program has three major thrusts including assessing community resilience, quantifying building damage to extreme single and multiple hazards, and evaluating deteriorated infrastructure.
Dr. Mahmoud has led federal, state, and industry sponsored research totaling of well over $3,000,000. He has published various scholarly articles in journals such as the ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering and International Journal of Fatigue. He presents his work frequently at both national and international conferences as well as through invited seminars and workshops. Dr. Mahmoud is a technical reviewer for various journals including the ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, the Journal of Earthquake Engineering, among others. He serves on many technical committees including ASCE on Fire protection and ASCE on Multi-Hazard Mitigation and he is a member of the Steel Bridge Task Force of The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI). He is currently the elected chair of the ASCE Committee on Fatigue and Fracture and the ASCE Committee on Steel Bridges. Dr. Mahmoud chaired many sessions at conferences including sessions on multi-hazard assessment and mitigations.
Dr. Mahmoud has experience teaching undergraduate and graduate structural engineering courses with focus of structural steel, and has developed two new courses with direct focus on Ph.D. level research in the area of fatigue and fracture and structural fire. The Fatigue and Fracture course covers various topics including high and low cycle fatigue and ductile and brittle fracture with application to steel, concrete, and hard human tissues including bone and teeth. The fire course covers a wide range of topics pertaining to fire Dynamics and structural fire engineering
• Community resilience quantification and assessment
• Hazards assessment, structural response and mitigation
• Structural performance under extreme multiple hazards
• Life-cycle of civil infrastructures as influenced by aging and deterioration
• Fatigue and fracture assessment of steel structures (including high cycle, low cycle and ultra-low cycle fatigue)
Prof. Mensinger is Chair of Metal Structures at TUM. After studying civil engineering at TU Karlsruhe and working as a structural engineer at Phillip Holzmann AG in Neu-Isenburg, Prof. Mensinger did his doctorate under Prof. Bode at the University of Kaiserslautern. His topic was fatigue problems in composite bridge building. He also worked as a structural engineer in the plant and power station construction section at Voss u. Kamb Partner GmbH in Kaiserlautern. In 2001, he joined the management team of H. Wetter AG in Switzerland. From 2003, he had the dual role of lecturer and Head of the Institute of Structural Engineering at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. In 2006, he accepted the position of Chair of Metal Structures at TUM. Prof. Mensinger is a registered inspector and testing engineer for metal structures and a member of the board of the engineering firm Büchting + Streit AG in Munich.
Prof. Mensinger explores the area of extremal impact on steel structures (e.g. fire and explosion), the robustness and stability of steel and aluminum structures, glass structures and the sustainable use of metal construction materials.
Professor Hassan Al Nageim is a Professor of Structural Engineering. His; BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering from University of Baghdad, MSc in Structural Engineering University College Cardiff, UK and PhD in Civil and Structural Engineering from Heriot-Watt University, UK. In 1977-1979, he has established the new Technology Department at Babylon (Hilla) Technical Institutions, Iraq and worked as a Head of Department. 1983 -1985, he worked as a consultant structural engineer at the Kuwait National Petroleum Company representing the British Inspection X-Ray company. 1989-Date, he worked as a Senior Lecturer, Reader (Associate Professor) in Structural Engineering and in 2003-to date promoted to full Professor in Structural Engineering at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. With main roles of taking the lead of Advanced Structural Design and Pavement Engineering subject area, including design and analysis of steel structures, bridges, concrete structures, pavement engineering: design, evaluation and materials developments. Professor Al Nageim is a regular speaker and keynote speakers at different national and international conferences and a consultant to many companies worldwide in the field of structural design and materials innovations and developments. He has published more than 140 scientific conference and journal papers and two books entitled: Structural Mechanics published by Pearson Education; Steel Structures: Practical Studies published by Taylor and Francis. Professor Hassan main research interest’s area is in structural & pavement engineering design and evaluations including innovations in materials technology. Professor Al Nageim is also: A Chartered Engineer and a member of the British Engineering Council, the Founder and Chief Editor of the International Journal of Pavement Engineering & Asphalt Technology, established in 2001, ISSN 1464-8164, the Founder and Chairman of the international annual conference on Pavement Engineering, Asphalt Technology, Sustainable Materials, and Infrastructures, A Fellow of the British Institution of Non-Destructive Testing, UK and a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation UK. Professor Al Nageim also supervised over 16 successful UK PhD students as a director of studies and external examiners for more than 25 successful PhD students from the University of: Anna University, India,Visvesvaraya Technological University, India, Università degli Studi di Cagliari, Italia, University of; Nottingham, Greenwich, Portsmouth, Coventry, Salford, Liverpool and Ulster of the UK and University College Dublin. Adjunct Dean to the Gahan Polytechnic and of external examiners and advisor for two academic degree courses in Wolverhampton University and the University of Ulster of the UK. Professor Al Nageim has also extensive experience in managing and development of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in; civil engineering, building maintenance management and building surveying at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. Professors Al Nageim also playing a major roles as a member of the strategic planning educational and council memberships committees for two Engineering and Materials Institutions in the UK.
Professor Hassan Al Nageim research interests include pavement engineering, asphalt technology, steel and concrete structures