Biography

Dr. Mahmoud is the George T. Abell Professor in Infrastructure in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University (CSU) and is the director of the Structural Laboratory. He obtained his BSc and MSc in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota and his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Prior to pursuing his Ph.D., he was the manager of the NEES Earthquake Laboratory at the UIUC. Dr. Mahmoud’s research program has three major thrusts including assessing community resilience and recovery following extreme events with focus on schools on hospitals as social institutions, quantifying building damage to extreme single and multiple hazards, and evaluating deteriorated infrastructure with focus on bridges, ships, and underwater systems. He has authored over 200 publications and has given more than 100 presentations including 70 invited talks at national and international conferences. He has chaired and served on numeroustechnical committees, including the ASCE Committees on fire protection and on Multi-hazard Mitigation. He is the recipient of various awards and he has been invited to various U.S. National Academies Frontiers symposia. He is the past co-chair of the Arab American National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Symposium, held in Cairo, Egypt in 2019. His research has received media coverage through citations and interviews in numerous venues, including Nature Climate Change, Smithsonian Magazine, the Independent, The Economist, CBS Denver, CBS Egypt, Al-Ahram Newspaper, Business Insider, and CNN.