Abdul-Hamid Zureick

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Abdul-Hamid Zureick is Professor of Structural Engineering, Mechanics, and Materials at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech. He earned his BCE from Tishreen University, Syria in 1978 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1982 and 1985, respectively Professor Zureick is an authority on the use of innovative materials in civil engineering applications. His research has been to develop criteria and specifications for the design, testing, and construction of polymer composite structural systems. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Composites for Construction and Structural Engineering and Mechanics,  and was the founder and first Chair of the ASTM International Technical Subcommittee on Composites for Civil Engineering and Marine Applications.  In 2007, he guided the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Project 10-73, which led to the development of the first AASHTO Guide Specifications for Design of Bonded FRP Systems for Repair and Strengthening of Concrete Bridge Elements, published in 2012. Professor Zureick received numerous awards and recognitions, notable among them is the 1989 ASCE Norman Medal, the highest honor granted by the American Society of Civil Engineers for a technical paper judged worthy of special commendation for its merit as a contribution to the Engineering Science. He has frequently served as a consultant, an invited speaker, and a panelist on behalf of a number of Federal, State, and private organizations in the United States and around the world.


High-performance fiber-reinforced polymeric composite materials and structural systems, Structural stability, Design of steel structures, Structural optimization, Bridge structures, Anisotropic elasticity