Undergraduate Research

Opportunities for undergraduate research are afforded to students. Undergraduate research is now a very important component of the Construction Engineering program. 

Over the past five years, the percentage of undergraduate students who had their work published in refereed international publications in reputable international journals and conferences ranged consistently from 20 to 30%. 

The publications result mostly from the students’ thesis (graduation project) work, their work in some courses involving advanced design, and the new undergraduate research assistantship opportunities offered by internal and external grants. 

These results are the product of the overall quality of the program, students, and faculty who guide and support such endeavors. 

 

Below is a list of recent publications of undergraduate students in reputable international journals and conferences.

 

    • Zaki, M., Tobaa, A., Shehata, A., Farid, M., Khalef, R., Hagras, Y., Abou-Ali, R., Farag, M., Ghaly, A., Madi, M., Sayed-Ahmed, E., El Maghraby, Y., Abou-Zeid, M. (Accepted and In Press 2020) “Potential Advantages of Basalt FRP Bars compared to Carbon FRP Bars; Conventional SteelAustralian Journal of Civil Engineering.
    • Breakah, T. M., Abou-Zeid, M. N., El-Saied, M., Elamrousy, K., Hamed, A., Elsayad, E., & Abdallah, F. (2019)  "Correlating Field to Laboratory Compaction for Roller Compacted Concrete”. International Journal of Engineering Researh and Innovation (IJERI # J19-F-04) (View)
    • Akroush, N., Almahallawi, T., Seif, M., & Sayed-Ahmed, E. Y. (2017). "CFRP shear strengthening of reinforced concrete beams in zones of combined shear and normal stresses." Composite Structures, 162, 47-53.  (View)
    • Darwish, Mohamed, Romaih, A., Taha, S. and Nassar, K. (2016) “Analysis and Design of Cantilevered Steel False Work Systems Subjected to Earthquake LoadsJournal of Construction Engineering, management and technology (View)
    1. Halim, F., Khalil, R., Khedr, S., Darwish, M., Saleh, A., El-Arabi, D., Henry, S., Elmenoufy, A. and Said, J. (2019) “Development of Earth-Based Mortars for Usage in Earth Construction” GeoMEast Conference and Exhibition. Cairo, Egypt: Springer.
    2. Mahmoud, A., Said, J., Bader, S., Sayed, M., Fayez, M., Yacoub, O., Youssef, P., Darwish, M., Nassar, K., Sayed-Ahmed, E.Y. and AbouZeid, M.N. “Design and testing of Pre-engineered Prefabricated Casuarina Wooden Truss” Proceedings of The Seventh International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation (SEMC 2019), Cape Town, South Africa, 2019.
    3. Ahmed, Ali; Hassab El Nabi, Ahmed; Hashim, Khaled; El Shazly, Omar; El Sherbini, Omar; Ragab, Omar; Khedr, Safwan; Abdel Mooty, Mohamed; Saudy, Maram; and El Kadi, Omar; “Development Of Bendable Concrete And Rigid Pavement Overlay Application,” Canadian Society of Civil Engineers CSCE Annual Conference, Laval (Greater Montreal), June 12 - 15, 2019.
    4. Halim, Fady; Khalil, Rana; Khedr; Safwan; Darwish, Mohamed; Saleh, Amani; El-Arabi, Dalia; Henry, Sara; El-Menoufy, Ali; and Said, Joe, “Development of Earth-Based Mortars for Usage in Earth Construction,” GeoMEast, International Congress and Exhibition, Sustainable Civil Infrastructures: Beyond The Horizon, Cairo, Egypt, November, 2019.
    5. Abdelmaksoud. R.; Abdellatif, S.; Aboulela, A.; El Tawil, M.; Rizk, O.; Sefein, A.; El Kadi, O.; Abou-Zeid, M.; Khedr, S; Sayed-Ahmed, E.; “Rehabilitation of a historic building in Egypt: King Farouk Rest House,” The Seventh International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, Cape Town, South Africa, 2-4 September 2019.
    6.  Abdelmaksoud, R., Abdellatif, S., Aboulela, A., El Tawil, M., Rizk, O., Sefein, A., El Kadi, O., AbouZeid, M.N., Khedr, S., Sayed-Ahmed, E.Y. Rehabilitation of a Historic Building in Egypt: King Farouk Rest House. Proceedings, 7th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics & Computation, A. Zingoni (ed.), Advances in Engineering Materials, Structures and Systems: Innovations, Mechanics and Applications, CRC Press Cape, Cape Town, South Africa, 2-4 Sept. 2019. pp. 2170-2175
    7.  Mahmoud, A., Said, J., Bader, S., Sayed, M., Fayez, M., Yacoub, O., Youssef, P., Darwish, M., Nassar, K., Sayed-Ahmed, E.Y., AbouZeid, M.N. Design and Testing of Pre-engineered Prefabricated Casuarina Wooden Truss. Proceedings, 7th International Conference on Structural Engineering, Mechanics & Computation, A. Zingoni (ed.), Advances in Engineering Materials, Structures and Systems: Innovations, Mechanics and Applications, CRC Press Cape, Cape Town, South Africa, 2-4 Sept. 2019. pp. 1731-1736.
    8. Farouk, Mostafa A, Ibrahim, Dalia I. Aly, Mohamed K., Abdelwahed, Mariam M., Abo Khazana, Mahmoud M.1, Ghaly, Athnasious1, AboAli, Reem1, Madi, Magdy, Farrag, Mayer, El Assaly, Moustafa and Abou-Zeid, Mohamed, “Potential Incorporation of Saline Water into Portland Cement Concrete”. Proceedings, CSCE 2019 Annual Conference: Going with Youth, Laval (Greater Montreal), Canada, June 12-15, 2019.
    9.  El-Desouky, Aya1, Zaher, Hossam1, El-Shafei, Kareem1, Hammouda, Omar1, Seoudi, Mostafa1, Ghaly, Athnasious1, Aboali, Reem1 and Abou-Zeid, Mohamed, “Potential Use of Heavy Weight Concrete for Radiation Shielding in Egypt”, Proceedings, CSCE 2019 Annual Conference: Going with Youth, Laval (Greater Montreal), Canada, June 12-15, 2019.
    10.  ElSaeed, Ali, Naguib, George, El Mekawy, Ahmed, Ghaly, Athnasious1, El Assaly, Moustafa, Abu Ali, Reem and Abou-Zeid, Mohamed, “A Proposed Use of Sound Insulation Systems”. Proceedings, CSCE 2019 Annual Conference: Going with Youth, Laval (Greater Montreal), Canada, June 12-15, 2019.
    11. Zaki, M., Tobaa, A., Shehata, A., Mohamed, F., Khalef, R., Hagras, Y., Abou Ali, R., Farag, M., Ghaly, A., Madi, M., Sayed-Ahmed, E., Abou-Zeid, M. Potential Advantages of Basalt FRP Compared To Carbon FRP & Conventional Steel. Proceedings, CSCE 2019 Annual Conference: Going with Youth, Laval (Greater Montreal), Canada, June 12-15, 2019, pp. 053-1 – 053-10.
    12. K., Yazeed, E., Ghaly, A., Mady, M., Farag, M., ElAssaly, M., Youssef, P., AbouAli, R., AbouZeid, M.N., Darwish, M. Material Testing of Casuarina Glaucawood for Usage Within a Truss. Proceedings, CSCE 2019 Annual Conference: Going with Youth, Laval (Greater Montreal), Canada, June 12-15, 2019, pp. 050-1 – 050-8.
    13. Ali, S., Zahran, K., Assal, M., Sakkari, M., Nasser, O., Diab, S., Tageldin, M., Darwish, Mohamed, Nassar, K. and Youssef, P. “Use of Waste Materials in Construction of Low-Cost Engineered Wood” 7th International CSCE Materials Specialty Conference, June 14 – 17, 2018 – Fredricton, NB, Canada
    14. AbdelSattar, M, Okasha, H, Sabry, H, Bassiouny, O, Dorgham, H, Darwish, Mohamed , Sayed-Ahmed, E. and Abouzeid, M. “Properties of Spinned Steel and Bond Within Concrete” 7th International CSCE Materials Specialty Conference, June 14 – 17, 2018 – Fredricton, NB, Canada
    15. Attia, N, Moustafa, O, Abdeldayem, M, Yanni, R, Elsobky, B, Elweleily, O, Darwish, Mohamed , Rashwan, M, Abouzeid, M. and Fahmy, E. “Use of Granite Manufacturing Waste in Concrete Masonry Production” 7th International CSCE Materials Specialty Conference, June 14 – 17, 2018 – Fredricton, NB, Canada
    16. Sedrak, M., El Khaldi, Y., Khedr, S., Saudi, M., Emam, E. & ElGendy, A., “Solution Model for Infrastructure Planning and Design for Urban Slums: Egyptian Case Study”. In book: Towards Sustainable Cities in Asia and the Middle East, pp.160-194. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-61645-2_13, July 2018.
    17. Ahmed, Mai, Abdelhamid, Mennatallah, Hussain, Sarah, Khedr, Safwan, Breakah, Tamer, Saudy, Maram, Elkadi, Omar, Abou-Zeid, Mohamed, “Geogrids Reinforcement in Flexible Paved Roads,” Presented and published in the proceedings of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers Annual Conference, June 2018.  
    18. Taha, Sama; Romaih, Ahmed; Ibrahim, Salma; Naguib, Mina; Halabi, Youssef; Sayed-Ahmed, Ezzeldin; Khedr, Safwan; Fahmy, Ezzat; “Structural and Geotechnical Design of a High-Rise Building Using A BIM Generated Model,” Presented and published in The Fourth Australasia and South-East Asia Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, December 2018.
    19. Farhoud, A. M.1, Mansour, M., Shoukry, R., El Bagoury, O., El Akkad, S., Farag, M., Hamza, A., El Nahas, E., Hussam, A. and Abou-Zeid, M. N., “Use of Eva Foam in Portland Cement Concrete”, Presented and Published in the Proceedings of the Annual Conference of The Canadian Society for Civil Engineers, Fredericton, NB, Canada, June 13-16th, 2018.
    20. Aboutaleb, D., Gohar, R., Ibrahim, K., Mahran, M., Zaghloul, Y., Ghaly, A., Hamza, A., Hussam, A., El Nahas, E. and Abou-Zeid, M., “Electrically Conductive Concrete”, Presented and Published in the Proceedings of the Annual Conference of The Canadian Society for Civil Engineers, Fredericton, NB, Canada, June 13-16th, 2018
    21.  Amer, S., Bakhoum, M., Yassa, A., El Mahallaoui, A., Fahem, G., El Nahas, E., Hussam, A. and Abou-Zeid, M.N., “Alkali-Activated Concrete”, Presented and Published in the Proceedings of the Annual Conference of The Canadian Society for Civil Engineers, Fredericton, NB, Canada, June 13-16th, 2018.
    22. Emam, H., Naguib M., El Rashidy, N., Khalil, R., Awad Allah Y., Ghaly, A.and AbouZeid. M. N., “Utilizing the Waste of Marble and Granite Industry in Portland Cement Concrete”, Presented and Published in the Proceedings of the Annual Conference of The Canadian Society for Civil Engineers, Fredericton, NB, Canada, June 13-16th, 2018.
    23.  Attia, N., Moustafa, O., Abdeldayem, M.,Yanni, R., Elsobky, B., Elweleily, O., Darwish, M., Rashwan, M., AbouZeid, Mohamed and Fahmy, E., “The Use of Granite Slurry in Masonry Manufacturing”, Presented and Published in the Proceedings of the Annual Conference of The Canadian Society for Civil Engineers, Fredericton, NB, Canada, June 13-16th, 2018.
    24. Ahmed, M., Abdelhamid, M., Hussain, S., Khedr, S., Breakah, T., Saudy, M., Elkadi, O., Abou-Zeid, M.N., “Geogrids Reinforcement in Flexible Paved Roads”, Presented and Published in the Proceedings of the Annual Conference of The Canadian Society for Civil Engineers, Fredericton, NB, Canada, June 13-16th, 2018.
    25. Hamza, H., El Aref, A., Adam R., Daoud J., Michael M.,  Fathy A., and Abou-Zeid M., “The Effect of Cement Type on the Resistance of Concrete to Sulphates”, Annual Conference of The Canadian Society for Civil Engineers, Vancouver, Canada, May 31st - June 3rd, 2017
    26. Ghaly A., Attia A., Mostafa A., Sammour K., Ghobrial M., Fathy A., and Abou-Zeid M., “Effect of Nano Silica on the Performance of Cemntitious Materials”, The Annual Conference of The Canadian Society for Civil Engineers, Vancouver, Canada, May 31st – June 3rd, 2017.
    27. Emad A., Hussam A., Alam El Diab S., Diab S., Fawzy M. Hamza A., El Nahas E., Fathy A., Fahmy E. and Abou-Zeid M., “A Proposed Use of Concrete Cloth in the Repair Works of Concrete Beams”, The Annual Conference of The Canadian Society for Civil Engineers, Vancouver, Canada, May 31st – June 3rd, 2017.
    28.  Madi M., Refaat N., NegmEldin A. Ziada F., Mazen M., Sherif A., Hamza A., El Nahas E., Fathy A., Fahmy E. and Abou-Zeid M., “Impact of Mixing Water Temperature on Portland Cement Concrete Performance”, The Annual Conference of The Canadian Society for Civil Engineers, Vancouver, Canada, May 31st – June 3rd, 2017.
    29. Shaker A., Medhat H., Abou-elgheit M., Nassar M., Mahmoud Y., Hamza A., El Nahas E., Fathy A., Fahmy E. and Abou-Zeid M., “A Proposed Sandbag Housing Unit for the poor and Disadvantaged Areas”,  The Annual Conference of The Canadian Society for Civil Engineers, Vancouver, Canada, May 31st – June 3rd, 2017
    30. Darwish, M., Attia, A., Yossef, M., Yossif, K. and Khalil, I. “Selection Criteria for Pipeline Construction” CSCE - Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering  June 1–04, 2016 - "Resilient Infrastructure"
    31. Darwish, M., Romaih, A., Taha, S. and Nassar, K. “Design of Overhanging Cantilevered False Work” CSCE - Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering  June 1–04, 2016 - "Resilient Infrastructure"
    32. Mahfouz, Hussein; Tolba, Ibrahim; El Sayed, Mohamed; Semeida, Myss; Mawsouf, Nadine; El Laithy, Nouran; Saudy, Maram; Khedr, Safwan; Breakah, Tamer, “Resilient Infrastructure Using Recycled Plastic as Hot Mix Asphalt Modfiers,” Conference: Canadian Society of Civil Engineers Annual Conference, London, Canada, Volume: General, June 2016
    33. Ahmed Hassanein, Eman Shalaby, Omar Amer, Reem Ahmed, Sherif Orban, Amr Fathi, Yousef Abu Gharieb, Mohamed N. AbouZeid, and Ezzat H. Fahmy, “Self Levelling Mortar: Why and How”, The Annual Conference of The Canadian Society for Civil Engineers,  London, Ontario, Canada, June 1-4th, 2016.
    34. Soliman, M., Bassily, R. E., Khedr, S. A., Saudy, M. M., Fahmy, E. H., & Khalil, O. I. (2016). Solution Model for Urban Traffic Congestion: Egyptian Case Study. Resilient Infrastructure, London.
    35. Al-Shimaa Abudllatif, Aya-Tallah Elkharbotly, Basma El-Bassiouny, Mennatallah El-Bassiouny, Yousef Amin, Amr Fathy, Mohamed N. AbouZeid, and Ezzat H. Fahmy, “Low Energy Concrete”, The Annual Conference of The Canadian Society for Civil Engineers,  London, Ontario, Canada, June 1-4th, 2016.
    36. Hassan B.T. and El-Gendy A.S. "Serving the Unserved: A Sustainable Sanitary System to Serve the Remote and Deprived Hamlets", 13th IWA Specialized Conference on Small Water and Wastewater Systems, Athens, Greece, 14-16 September 2016.
    37. Darwish, M. , Almahallawi,T., Akroush, N.,  Kasbar, M., Amin, L. and Helmy, N. “Selection Criteria for Short-Span Bridges Construction Methods” CSCE - Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering  May 27–30, 2015 - "Building on Our Growth Opportunities"
    38. Darwish, M. , Ghowiba,R., Afifi, M., Elhosary, M., Yazeed, M., Abdelaziz, A., Ghaly, O., Elmahdy, A. and Mohamed, A. “Selection Criteria for Long-Span Bridges Construction Methods” CSCE - Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering  May 27–30, 2015 - "Building on Our Growth Opportunities"
    39. Darwish, M. , Henen,R., Saleh, S., Rostom, M., Abdelhamid, O., Taha, K., Aly, G., Ahmed, A., Elkassas, H., and Elghandour, M. “Selection Criteria for Large Caissons” CSCE - Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering  May 27–30, 2015 - "Building on Our Growth Opportunities"
    40. Darwish, M. , Thomas,M., Wadieh, K., Eldeeb, N., Assy, M., Eweida, A., Wadie, S., William, M. and Ali, A. “Selection Criteria for Dam Construction Methods” CSCE - Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering  May 27–30, 2015 - "Building on Our Growth Opportunities"
    41. Darwish, M. , Kamel,K., Balbaa, O., El-feel, A., Elsarag, J., Tawfeek, M., El-Embaby, A., El-Shaer, G., Montasser, O. and Aboali, R. “Selection Criteria for Elevated RC Tanks Construction” CSCE - Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering  May 27–30, 2015 - "Building on Our Growth Opportunities"
    42. Darwish, M. , Aboali,R., Hashem, O., Girgis, S., Assal, M., Youssef, A., Auf, M., Diab, A., Kirolos, M., Seif, M. and Shehata, Y. “Selection Criteria for Tunnel Construction” CSCE - Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering  May 27–30, 2015 - "Building on Our Growth Opportunities"
    43. Darwish, M. , Ismail,S., Eltohamy, Z., Shaheen, M., Hamed, M., Elessawy, H. and Afifi, M. “Selection Criteria for Construction Methods of Multi-Storey Underground Buildings” CSCE - Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering  May 27–30, 2015 - "Building on Our Growth Opportunities"
    44. Hussain, S., Abadir, S., Adamjee, M., Shalaby, O., Abou-Zeid, M.N,  and Fahmy, E., “Design of a Grren Roof Concrete Units”, The Annual Conference of The Canadian Society for Civil Engineers,  Regina, Canada, May 27- 30th,  2015
    45. El Ghonemy, M., Hammam,A., Ismail, M.,  Roushdy, M., Mohamed Abdel Raouf, M.,  Abou-Zeid, M.N,  and Fahmy, E., “Incorporation of Lightweight and recycled Aggregates for Concrete Curting”, The Annual Conference of The Canadian Society for Civil Engineers,  Regina, Canada, May 27- 30th,  2015
    46.  Amr El Margoushy, Khaled Saad, Mohamed Hamed, Mohamed Shaheen, Mostafa Emam, Minas Asaad and Abou-Zeid, M.N, “Design and Performance of Metakaolin Concrete”, The Annual Conference of The Canadian Society for Civil Engineers,  Regina, Canada, May 27- 30th,  2015.
    47. El-Sharkawy, H., El Bably, M., Ibrahim, O., Adel, R., Gendy, R., Asaad, M., Fathy, M. Abou-Zeid, M.N, and Fahmy, E., “Thermal Stroage Concrete”, The Annual Conference of The Canadian Society for Civil Engineers,  Regina, Canada, May 27- 30th,  2015.
    48.  Kirolos, M., El-Sherbiony A., El Essaway, H., Mohamed A., Hassan. A.,  M. Abou-Zeid, M.N,  and Fahmy, E., “Using Earth Materials and Simple Techiques for Low Cost Housing”, The Annual Conference of The Canadian Society for Civil Engineers,  Regina, Canada, May 27- 30th,  2015.
    49. El Kashef, M., Wanf, K. and Abou-Zeid, M.N., “Acid Treated Carbon Nanotubes and their Eeffects on Mortar Strength”, Nanotechnology in Construction, Chiacago, US, May 24-26tth, 2015.
    50.  Omran, A., Naguib, A., Abdel Bary, M., El-Assy M., El Nahas, S., Asaad, M., Abou-Zeid, M.N. and Fahmy, E., “Perfromance of Portland Cement Concrete Containing Electronic Waste”, The Annual Conference of The Canadian Society for Civil Engineers,  Halifax, Canada, May 28th – June 1st, 2014.
    51. El Embaby, A., Kamel, K., Abdel Atty, M., Sadek, O, Asaad, M., Abou-Zeid, M.N. and Fahmy, E., “Properties of High Strength/High Ductility Concrete”, The Annual Conference of The Canadian Society for Civil Engineers,  Halifax, Canada, May 28th – June 1st, 2014.
    52. Beder, F., El Deeb, N., Thomas, M., Zaghloul, A., Assad, M., Sadek, O., Asaad, M., Abou-Zeid, M.N. and Fahmy, E., “Interaction Of limestone portland cement and chemical and mineral admixtures in concrete,  The Annual Conference of The Canadian Society for Civil Engineers,  Halifax, Canada, May 28th – June 1st, 2014.
    53. Fathy, A., Abaza, O., Sharaf, A., Labib, G., Asaad, M., Abou-Zeid, M.N. and Fahmy, E., “Properties of Bacteria-Induced Mortar”, The Annual Conference of The Canadian Society for Civil Engineers,  Halifax, Canada, May 28th – June 1st, 2014.