Ayman Mosallam, professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the Structural Engineering Testing Hall, was presented the 2007 Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty of the Year award by the Engineering Student Council, the official student government for The Henry Samueli School of Engineering. Mosallam was chosen from student nominations based on his outstanding teaching records, as well as exceeding students’ expectations.
Mosallam also received an Outstanding Research award at the 14th International Conference on Composites/Nano Engineering in recognition of his pioneering contributions and research achievement in the area of advanced composites in construction. The ICCE conference is one the largest technical conferences worldwide in the area of advanced composite engineering, and was held in Boulder, CO., in July.
The Orange County Engineering Council highlighted Mosallam with the Distinguished Engineering Educator award during the 2007 OCEC Honors and Awards Banquet. Each year, the Council gives this award to one professor with outstanding achievements in teaching and promoting engineering education in Orange County.
Mosallam’s research focuses on structural and earthquake engineering, specifically polymer composites, reinforced concrete, large-scale testing and seismic repair and rehabilitation. He has published more than 200 technical papers, chapters and reports, and has been involved in several major research projects working with the development and verification of innovative seismic repair and rehabilitation systems for reinforced concrete, masonry, wood and steel structures. Professor Mosallam is the UCI/ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) Students Chapter Faculty Advisor.