Prof. Abdul-Hamid Zureick


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 career has been dedicated to formulating structural engineering criteria and specifications governing the design, testing, and construction of polymer composite structural systems.

Professor Zureick serves as a member of the ASCE/SEI Fiber Composites and Standards Committee (FCAPS) and lends his expertise to the editorial boards of scholarly journals such as the ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction and Structural Engineering and Mechanics, International. Additionally, he holds the distinction of being the visionary founder and inaugural Chair of the ASTM International Technical Subcommittee on Composites for Civil Engineering and Marine Applications.

In 2007, Professor Zureick guided the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Project 10-73.  This pivotal effort culminated in the development of the inaugural AASHTO Guide Specifications for Design of Bonded FRP Systems for Repair and Strengthening of Concrete Bridge Elements, a milestone publication that debuted in 2012.

Professor Zureick received numerous teaching, research and professional service 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.

Beyond his research and academic pursuits, Professor Zureick has been a sought-after consultant, an invited speaker, and a panelist offering his expertise to various Federal, State, and private organizations in the United States and across the globe.


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