Dr. Ahmed M. Abd El-Khalek

Assistant Professor


Dr. Ahmed is an assistant professor of the properties and strength of materials at the civil engineering department, Helwan University, and acting assistant professor at Nile University, Egypt. Dr. Ahmed has a Ph.D. degree in structural engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), USA. He is also a holder of a master degree in structural engineering from Cairo University. His bachelor’s was granted from Helwan University, Faculty of Civil Engineering at Materia with a specialization of the properties of materials. 
Dr. Ahmed‘s research interest focuses on studying the green concrete that can be used as a substitute of the conventional concrete to reduce the usage of the natural resources and minimize the damage resulting from the manufacturing process of materials. He also focuses on investigating non-Portland cement materials to overcome the problem of the high emission of CO2 into air that has a negative impact on the environment. In addition, he is interested on developing innovative materials comprised of nanoparticles to improve the behavior and performance of concrete. 
Currently, Dr. Ahmed’s main research includes the usage of geo-polymer cement as an alternative for the ordinary Portland cement, incorporate fibers in concrete to enhance the tensile resistance as well as the mechanical properties of concrete, develop innovative masonry units, and studying the properties and microstructure of special types of concrete. 
Dr. Ahmed was honored to be a member of Chi Epsilon Society for his achievements and excellence as a graduate student at UAB. In addition, he is currently serves as a reviewer in ASCE Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction. In addition, Dr. Ahmed is expanding his expertise in the field of material by conducting consultation with industry in the quality control of materials.