CEE Professor Honored by the American Society of Civil Engineers

Ayman Mosallam highlighted for contributions to education and the civil engineering profession

Ayman Mosallam, Ph.D., professor in residence of civil and environmental engineering at The Henry Samueli School of Engineering, received the Outstanding Civil Engineering Faculty Advisor award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) on Feb. 19 in Sacramento, Calif. 

The award is given to ASCE faculty advisors with outstanding records that include ASCE university chapter achievement; student services, including advising and mentoring; contributions to the civil engineering profession; outstanding teaching records; high quality technical publications; and, civic contributions.  Mosallam’s involvements in ASCE include authorship of the ASCE Structural Design Manual for Composite Joints, co-authorship of the ASCE Prestandard Documents for Pultruded Composites and developing and chairing the ASCE 5th International Engineering and Construction Conference.


Mosallam’s research focuses on structural and earthquake engineering, specifically polymer composites, structural health monitoring of bridges and constructed facilities, green construction materials and systems 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.  


Mosallam received his B.S. degree in structural engineering from CairoUniversity in 1978, his M.S. degree in civil engineering, and his Ph.D. in structural engineering from the Catholic University of America in 1985 and 1990, respectively.  He is the director of the Structural Engineering Testing Hall at UC Irvine, has also been recognized by The Henry Samueli School of Engineering for exceptional teaching, and has received numerous national and international awards for his teaching and research achievements.  Mosallam is also the UCI/ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) Students Chapter Faculty Advisor.