• Mahmoud Taha is a professor and Regents’ Lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering.
  • Taha, who has been at UNM for 10 years, specializes in structural engineering and materials, bridges, concrete structures and materials, pre-stressed concrete, polymer concrete, advanced composite materials and nanotechnology.
  • Taha is a bridge engineer by training and has participated as an international profession engineer in design of numerous structures in the US, Canada, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.
  • He was awarded the Ralph Powe Junior Faculty Award (2004), Egypt State Award of Encouragement (2005).
  • He received the Stamm Lectureship Award (2007) and was also named a UNM Regents’ Lecturer (2007) and most recently he received the Faculty Achievement Award from the American Concrete Institute (2010).
  • Taha’s research is funded by NSF, DOD, DOE and FHWA in excess of $7 million in the last 10 years.
  • Taha graduated and mentored more than 25 MS and Ph.D. students.
  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, 2000
  • MS, Structural Engineering, Ain Shams University, Egypt, 1996
  • BS, Structural Engineering, Ain Shams University, Egypt, 1993

Additional areas of interest
Other research areas include nanotechnology for structural composites, structural health monitoring and biomechanics. He has also conducted extensive research in concrete materials and structures.

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