CUFE - BE The Staff!

Our group is stationed at the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University. Learn more about us as group members below.

The Staff

We are a group of PhD holders, numerical modellers and professional structural/mechanical engineers. We are interested in applying the boundary element methods to structural/mechanical engineering problems; tackling modern computational mechanics problems with high computing capabilities.

Youssef F. Rashed

Dr. Rashed is a professor of structural engineering at Cairo University in Egypt. He is interested in the boundary elements as a whole, structural analysis and mathematics. He is the founder of the research group. Dr. Rashed was awarded SIX international academic prizes. He is author of over 100 publications in international journals and conferences including two textbooks. He also served as technical referee for several international journals and for many committees in Egypt. Dr. Rashed supervised several Master and PhD students at several Universities. He is now the Principal Director of CUFE-BE (research group at Cairo University) and the main developer of the PLPAK software package. Dr. Rashed has excellent experience in structural engineering, software developments and applied mathematics.

Sameh S. F. Mehanny

Dr. Mehanny is a professor of structural engineering at Cairo University in Egypt with special expertise in the field of earthquake engineering. His research activity is focused on computer modeling – under extreme load cases (earthquake, blast, etc.) – of structural systems considering both geometric and material nonlinearities; development and application of nonlinear analysis methods for performance-based earthquake design; identification of appropriate and optimal earthquake intensity measures for reliable estimate of structural response; development of code improved techniques for seismic analysis and design of structures (buildings and bridges); seismic vulnerability assessment of various structures (buildings, bridges, tanks, etc.); and general-purpose finite element applications.

Ahmed Elyamani

Ahmed Elyamani is a lecturer at Cairo University, Faculty of Archaeology, Conservation Department, in which, and since 2005, he is participating in teaching activities of courses for Architectural Conservation. In 2004, he got his B.Sc from Cairo University, in structural engineering. In 2007, he earned a two-years Diploma in Restoration of Monuments from Cairo University, Faculty of Archaeology. In 2009, he obtained the M.Sc in the field of Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions as a double degree from University of Padova (Italy) and Technical University of Catalonia (Spain). In 2015, he obtained the PhD in the same field of Conservation Engineering of Historical Constructions in Technical University of Catalonia under the supervision of Prof. Pere Roca.

George S.A. Fam

Dr. Fam is a lecturer in mechanical engineering at The British University in Egypt. He is interested in boundary elements and piezoelectric materials. Dr. Fam graduated from Cairo University with a degree in Mechanical Design and Production. He achieved a MSc in Computational Mechanics from Wales University, UK, in 2005 and a Phd from Cairo University in the same field in 2014. His research interests include: Computational Mechanics, Boundary Element Method, Meshless Methods, Smart Materials, Piezoelectric Materials, Renwable Energy.

Taha H.A. Naga

Dr. Naga is a lecturer in structural engineering and engineering mathematics in Benha University, Shobra Engineering Branch. He is interested in boundary elements, mathematics and variational formulation. He has developed new fundamental solution based hybrid finite element method and new finite elements for shells.

Mohammed Abdel Wahab

Dr. AbdelWahab is a lecturer in structural engineering Ain Shams University. He is interested in boundary elements, earthquake engineering, structural analysis, health monitoring and dynamics. He has developed new ways to calculate dynamics of steel towers.

Teaching Assistants and Postgraduate Students

This is a list of members who are doing their PhD/Masters research work with the group or long term effective members and technical assistants of the group.

Mahmoud ElGalad

PhD student in structural engineering. He is interested in boundary elements and practical applications. He is an expert in analysis and design of practical buildings using the PLPAK. Eng.Galad has previous work in optimisation of piles under raft foundations and design using PLDesign. He also supports the lateral analysis package.

Ahmed F. Farid

PhD student in structural engineering. He is interested in boundary elements, and linear and non-linear soil-structure interaction. He is an expert in analysis and design of practical buildings using the PLPAK especially of raft foundations. Eng.Farid has previous work in soil-structure interaction, pile-pile and pile-soil interaction. He also supports the lateral analysis package.

Ahmed A. Torky

PhD student in structural Engineering. He is interested in boundary element methods, post-tensioning analysis and design, machine learning, and GPU computing. He has a good background in surveying applications too, including GNSS and Geodetic surveying. He supports the development of new techniques in programming and computing in the research group. He is currently responsible for the development of the tall building analysis package (TBPAK) in corporation with Revit.Research interests include: Tall Buildings, Boundary Element Method, Machine Learning, Computational Mechanics, Topology Optimization, and parallel computing.

Marina Reda

Masters Student in structural engineering. She is interested in boundary elements and soil-structure interaction. She has good knowledge in analysis and design using the PLPAK.

Anas A . Aburawwash

Masters student in structural engineering. He is interested in boundary elements, pre-stressing concrete and GUI. He has a practical experience in analysis and design of reinforced concrete structures. Mainly, he is supporting in development of post-tension package.