Dr. Amgad Hussein inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering
A member of Memorial's Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science was inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering CSCE) this past May in recognition of his excellence in civil engineering and contributions to the profession.
Dr. Hussein’s contributions to the prediction and development of advanced materials for concrete structures, shear stresses in high-strength concrete and testing/modeling of concrete structures have been widely cited in archival literature. He has been actively involved in the local CSCE Chapter since 2001. He co-chaired the first International Engineering Mechanics and Materials Specialty Conference and was a member of the local organizing committee of the 2009 Annual CSCE Conference.
“I am very honoured to be selected as a Fellow of CSCE,” he said. “CSCE is the largest professional society for civil engineering in Canada and this award recognizes and encourages the pursuit of excellence.”
Dr. Hussein is an associate professor and department head of civil engineering at Memorial. He has led the department of civil engineering at Memorial since 2014 and prior to the establishment of departments in the faculty, he was the discipline chair for four years.
His research expertise is in the area of reinforced concrete structures. He has published 50 technical papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, while supervising the research of 15 master’s and PhD students and post-doctoral fellows to completion.
Prior to joining Memorial, Dr. Hussein carried out the full structural design of the largest hockey arena in Newfoundland, Mile One Stadium. After joining the faculty, he served as a consultant for offshore and construction companies in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Dr. Greg Naterer, the dean of Engineering and Applied Science, was pleased to learn of Dr. Hussein’s recognition.
“This prestigious honour of fellow of CSCE recognizes the many contributions by Dr. Hussein in both research and teaching, which have made a significant impact on the civil engineering profession and the education of students.”
The CSCE awards program is administered jointly by the CSCE Honours and Fellowships Committee and by the CSCE Foundation Trustees (a Canadian registered charity) and funded by the generosity of CSCE members and others who support the Society’s mission.