Dr.Osama Ahmed Mohamed

Associate Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science
Structural Engineering


Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in Structures and Mechanics, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO USA2001
  • M.S. in Structures and Materials, University of Colorado, Denver, CO, USA 1998
  • B.Sc. with Honors in Civil Eng., University of Khartoum, Sudan 1992

Mini Bio

Areas of Competence

  • Stability of Steel Structures
  • Progressive Collapse Mitigation.
  • Long and Short Term Properties of Concrete.


  • Associate Dean, College of Engineering, Abu Dhabi University, UAE 2009-Now
  • Chair of the Civil Engineering Department, Abu Dhabi University, UAE. 2008-2015
  • Associate Professor, University of Hartford, CT, USA.2008-2009
  • Assistant Professor, University of Hartford, CT, USA.2002-2008
  • Teaching and Research Assistant, University of Colorado, Denver/Boulder, USA. 1996-2001
  • Structural Engineering, Technincon Engineering Consultants, Khartoum, Sudan 1992-1995

Research & Scholarly activities

  • Lead the ABET accreditation process at Abu Dhabi University and authored the self-study report
  • Lead the development of the Master of Science in Civil Engineering Program at Abu Dhabi University and authored the proposal report.
  • Lead the review and redesign of the Civil Engineering Program at Abu Dhabi University for compliance with accreditation requirements.
  • Received several teaching, service, and collegiality awards at Abu Dhabi University, as well as Abu Dhabi University Outstanding Faculty Award.
  • Recipient of several research grants from the University of Hartford, and Abu Dhabi University.
  • Supervised 8 Master’s Degree Thesis at the University of Hartford, CT, USA, 2002-2008
  • Authored or co-authored over 25 technical publications in refereed journals and conference proceedings on progressive collapse mitigation, structural mechanics, and concrete technology.

Consultancy & Industry Experience

Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Virginia, USA, 2004-Present

Full Structural Engineer in Khartoum, Sudan, 1992-1995:

  • Designed several banking facilities including strong-rooms.
  • Designed several private residential villas
  • Participated in design of buildings taller than 20 stories.

Part-time consulting structural engineer for the design and construction of several projects in USA for clients including Otis Elevators Company, 2002-2008.

Membership of Scientific & Professional Societies

  • American Concrete Institute Member since 2005.
  • American Institute of Steel Construction, Member since 2003.
  • Chi-Epsilon, Civil Engineering Honor Society, 1997- Present
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Member, 1997 - 2008.