Keynote Speakers
Mohsen Dr. J.P. Mohsen, PhD
Professor and Chair
Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292, USA
 
Dr. J.P. Mohsen is Past President of the American Society for Engineering Education. He served as ASEE President during 2009-10. He has served on the ASEE Board of Directors previously as Vice President for Member Affairs and Vice President for Professional Interest Council. He is a Fellow of ASEE.
J. P. Mohsen is professor and chair of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Louisville where he has taught since 1981.  He holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Cincinnati.  His area of research is non-destructive testing and evaluation of materials with a focus on concrete structures. He teaches courses and conducts research in the areas of structural analysis and design, pavement design, construction materials, and health monitoring of bridges using remote sensing.
Dr. Mohsen is Vice Chair of the Committee on Engineering Education of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations. He has been actively involved in the American Society of Civil Engineers and is currently serving as ASCE representative on WFEO matters. He has served on the Educational Activities and Continuing Education committees of ASCE as well as the Technical Council for Computing and Information Technology. He is active in the Transportation Research Board serving on Properties of Concrete and Design of Pavements committees. 
Dr.  Mohsen was named Engineer of the Year in Education by the Kentucky Section of ASCE in1999 and received the University of Louisville Distinguished Service to the Profession Award in 1999 and the Distinguished Teaching Professor Award in 2003. In 2014, he received the ASCE Computing in Civil Engineering Award.



Mufid Dr.  Mufid Samarai
Professor
Senior Advisor at Sharjah Research Academy.
 
Professor of Civil Engineering, Chair and Dean Baghdad University in Iraq, Applied Science University in Jordan and since 1997 University of Sharjah in UAE. He obtained his Ph.D. from University College London in 1976, and has been engaged in teaching, research and consulting work. He was involved in the repair of over 100 structures and bridges in Iraq, Jordan and UAE. A former vice-president of CIB (Holland), Bureau member of RILEM (France), Fellow Research Officer LNEC (Portugal) and Board member of The Arab Institute for Maintenance and Operations OMAINTEC (Lebanon). His research interests include quality control, low cost housing, non-destructive testing, durability, Heritage and Historic Buildings conservation, damage assessment and repair of structures and Sustainability. He has over 200 publications, two books and 4 registered patents.

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