Mahmoud Reda Taha
Professor and Chair, Civil Engineering
(505) 277- 1258
Areas of Expertise
- Structural Health Monitoring
- Nanomaterials for structural composites
- Structural engineering
- 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.
- 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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