Awards & Distinctions
Recipient of the 2012 Khan International Medal for outstanding life-long Contribution to the field of Plasticity.
Recipient of the 2010 Associate Editor Award for consistent and exemplary service to the Journal of Engineering Mechanics.
On the Scientific Committee of IUTAM Symposium GA 08-09 on Linking Scales in Computations: From Microstructure to Macro-scale Properties, Pensacola, Florida, May 2011.
Honorary Visiting Professor in Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, 2009-2012.
World Class University Scholar, National Research Foundation of Korea, 2009.
Most Cited Author 2005-2008, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Elsevier, for paper entitled “Gradient Plasticity Theory with a Variable Length Scale Parameter,” Vol. 42, Issue 14 (2005), Pages 3998-4029.
Recipient of the Nathan M. Newmark Medal for 2008, of the American Society of Civil Engineers, for his contributions to the fields of structural mechanics and geomechanics, his fundamental research in constitutive modeling and characterization of damage mechanisms in metals, composites, and soils, and his pioneering contributions in multi-scale modeling and localization problems.
Recipient of the Educator of the Year Award for 2008 of the Louisiana Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
Recipient of the Educator of the Year Award for 2008 of the Baton Rouge, LA, Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
Chair of the “FAAM2008 First American Academy of Mechanics Conference 2008,” New Orleans, Louisiana, June 17 – 20, 2008.
Board of Governors, Engineering Mechanics Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), October 2007 – October 2011.
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Papers Awards Committee, October 2007 – October 2010.
Treasurer of the Engineering Mechanics Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), October 2007 – October 2010.
American Academy of Mechanics (AAM) Awards Committee, September 2007 – December 2008.
On the Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal of Damage Mechanics, 2007-present.
Co-chair of the Prenominated Session on Viscoelasticity and Creep at the International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, ICTAM 2008 in Adelaide, Australia, 24-30 August 2008.
Associate Fellow in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), 2006.
Member of the Executive Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Engineering Mechanics Division, 2006-present.
Associate Editor of the Journal of Mechanical Behavior of Materials, 2004 – present.
Member of the Editorial Board of the Jordan Journal of Civil Engineering (JJCE), 2006-present.
Board of Directors of the Society of Engineering Science, January 2004 – December 2006, Vice President 2005-2006, President 2006-2007.
On the Scientific Committee of IUTAM Symposium on Multiscale Modelling of Damage and Fracture Processes in Composite Materials, Lublin, Poland, 2005.
Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1999.
On the International Advisory Committee of the International Conference on Constitutive Laws for Engineering Materials, 1998-present.
Fellow of the American Academy of Mechanics, 1998.
One of eleven individuals from the USA that was Selected by the National Science Foundation to participate and present a paper in the “Biot Conference on Poromechanics,” at the Universite Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, September 14-16, 1998.
On the Editorial Board of the Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, 1997-1999.
Invited as guest editor in two volumes of the Journal of Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. These special issues will focus in the two areas of advances in computational methods for damage mechanics, and advances in computational methods for fracture mechanics and localization, 1997.
Recipient of “The Boyd Professorship,” the highest professorial rank awarded by the Louisiana State University System, April 19, 1996.
MARQUIS Who’s Who in the World, 12th Edition: 1995-96, 17th Edition: 2000.
On the Editorial Advisory Board of the International Journal of Plasticity, 1995-present.
Recipient of the University-wide Award “Distinguished Research Master,” Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College (University Medal and Certificate), Lecture Presentation and Award: April 28, 1994.
Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1994.
MARQUIS Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, 2nd Edition: 1994-95; 3rd Edition: 1996-97; 4th Edition: 1998-1999.
Recipient of the “Researcher of the Year Award,” Department of Civil Engineering, Louisiana State University, May 1993.
Recipient of the “Educator Award,” for the Distinguished Contribution in Research and Teaching, Department of Civil Engineering, Louisiana State University, April 1992.
Recipient of the University-wide Award, “H. M. “Hub” Cotton Award for Faculty Excellence,” Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, May 1991.
Awarded the “Prize for Best Paper Published in the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering Transactions in 1984.” This paper is entitled “Large Elasto-Plastic Deformations of Work-Hardening Metal Alloys,” and appeared in CSME Transactions, Vol. 8, No. 2, 1984, pp. 77-83. It is co-authored by Mr. S. Navee.
Obtained the B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering from Ain Shams University with Distinction and First Degree Honors (highest honors). Graduated first in a class of 420 students, 1969.