Dr.Aly S. Nazmy

Founding Dean, College of Engineering

Tel #: +025015730


Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in Structures and Mechanics, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA 1987
  • M.A. in Structures and Mechanics, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA 1985
  • M.Sc. in Structural Engineering, Ain-Shams University, Cairo, Egypt 1982
  • B.Sc. with Honors (Class Valedictorian) in Civil Eng., Ain-Shams Univ., Cairo, Egypt 1977

Mini Bio

Areas of Competence

  • Structural Dynamics, Earthquake and Bridge Engineering.
  • Seismic Behavior and Seismic Retrofit of Bridge Structures, especially Long‑Span Bridges.
  • Stability of Steel Plates and Bridges.


  • Dean, College of Engineering, Abu Dhabi University, UAE. 2007 - Now
  • Director, General Education Program, UAE University, UAE. 2006 - 2007
  • Chair of Civil & Environmental Eng. Dept., UAE University, UAE. 2000 - 2006
  • Associate Professor then Professor, UAE University, UAE. 1998 - 2007
  • Associate Professor, Univ. of Maine, Orono, Maine, USA. 1993 - 1998
  • Assistant Professor, NYU-Poly, Brooklyn, New York, USA. 1987 - 1993
  • Teaching and Research Assistant, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA. 1983 - 1987
  • Teaching Assistant, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. 1977 - 1983

Research & Scholarly activities

  • Recipient of several research grants from the U. S. National Science Foundation, Maine Department of Transportation, Maine Bath Iron Works, the University of Maine, and UAE University.
  • Supervised 3 Ph.D. and 18 Master Degree students at NYU-Poly and University of Maine.
  • Authored or co-authored over 60 technical publications in refereed journals and conference proceedings on the dynamic and seismic analysis of bridges, in addition to two edited books.

Consultancy & Industry Experience

  • Consultant for several engineering projects in the USA, such as:
    1. Seismic evaluation and retrofit of the Vincent-Thomas Suspension Bridge in Los Angeles.
    2. Structural integrity of steel structures in the State of Maine.
    3. Floor vibration of the Bus Terminal of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
    4. Dynamic analysis of the Mid-Hudson Suspension Bridge in New York State.
    5. Seismic analysis of the Talmadge Memorial Cable-Stayed Bridge in Georgia.

Membership of Scientific & Professional Societies

  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, USA (EERI), Member since 1992.
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Member since 1985.
  • Structural Engineering Institute of the ASCE, Founding Member (2001 to present).
  • ASCE Committee on Performance of Bridges, Member since 1995 and Past Chair.
  • Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, Member (1991 to 1997).
  • International Association for Concrete Technology, Executive Board Member since 2003.