• 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
  • Additional research interests include nanotechnology for structural composites, structural health monitoring and biomechanics. He has also conducted extensive research in concrete materials and structures.
  • 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.
  • He graduated more than 25 MS and Ph.D. students.

Teaching Interests

  • Design of concrete structures with advanced composites
  • Design of steel structures
  • Fracture mechanics of engineering materials


  • 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

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