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Mahgoub, Mohamed A.

Contact Info
Title: Assistant Professor
Email: mohamed.a.mahgoub@njit.edu
Office: GITC 2114
Phone: 973-596-6081
Dept: Engineering Technology
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Background, Teaching, and Research Interest

Dr. Mahgoub received his undergraduate degree in 1990 from the Civil Engineering Department of Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt and completed his Masters degree in 1997 at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. His Masters studies involved development of two innovative strengthening techniques for column base joints at the nuclear power station in Pickering, Ontario, Canada. In 2004, he was awarded his PhD from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. His PhD contribution resulted in significant changes in the 2005 National Building Code of Canada, NBCC provisions addressing: (a) higher mode effect, (b) base shear and moment distribution on building, (c) torsional behavior of single and multistory buildings, and (d) the significance of P-delta effect in buildings. During his graduate studies, Dr. Mahgoub has taught several courses including Engineering Mechanics, Surveying, Soil Mechanics, Dynamics, Finite Elements, Highway and Transportation, Bridge Design, and Properties of Material. Dr. Mahgoub’s experience in teaching gave him a solid background to carry out effective knowledge transfer. Some of his publications are educational in nature.After receiving his Bachelors degree, Dr. Mahgoub worked as a structural engineer for the Engineering Consulting Office in Cairo, Egypt, where he gained experience in designing building structures and construction engineering. During his PhD studies, Dr. Mahgoub joined Alfred Benesch & Company, a consulting company based in Chicago, Illinois, working out of the Lansing, Michigan office as a lead bridge engineer. He gained over seven years of bridge design experience with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). He has wide experience in bridge rehabilitation and design, and is knowledgeable in MDOT, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and Federal Highway Association (FHWA) policies and design standards. His personal experience includes highway bridge analysis and design, rehabilitation and construction, and scour analysis for bridges.  

Academic and Industrial Experience

Structural Engineer, Alfred Benesch and Company, Lansing, Michigan, USA, 2002-2009Design steel and reinforced concrete bridges. Perform hydraulic analysis on bridges.

Teaching Assistant, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 1997-2002Taught several civil engineering courses including, Engineering Mechanics, Surveying, Soil Mechanics, Dynamics, Finite Elements, Highway and Transportation, Bridge Design, and Properties of Material.

Research Assistant, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 1998-99NASA Joint Winter Runway Friction Measurement Program (Canada-USA), Marquette, Michigan

Teaching Assistant, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 1995-97Taught several civil engineering courses including, Engineering Economics, and Properties of Material.

Engineering Trainee, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 1995Workplace Hazardous Material Information System Training.

Structural/Geotechnical Engineer, Consulting Engineers Giza, Egypt, 1991-95Designed over fifty reinforced concrete buildings. Designed shoring structures. Wrote several soil reports. Managed soil and concrete laboratories.

Geotechnical Engineer, ESCO Engineering, Cairo, Egypt, 1991-95Conducted soil investigation in the field, static and dynamic pile testing, excavation, soil shoring, soil backfill, and soil compaction. Participated in the design of three water treatment plants. Supervised and managed the construction of a resort in northern Egypt. Wrote reports to solve field related problems.

Teaching Assistant, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt, 1990-95Taught several civil engineering courses including, Theory of Structure, Soil Mechanics, Math, Statistics and Concrete Design.

 

Professional Affiliation

Professional Engineer of Michigan, USA, P. E. (2005-now) Professional Engineer of Ontario, Canada, P. Eng. (2003-now)

Membership in Engineering Organizations

  • American Concrete Institute, ACI, Committee 342: Evaluation of Concrete Bridges and Concrete Bridge Elements (1995-now).
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, ASCE (2003-now).
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, EERI member (1995-now).
  • Engineering Syndicate, Cairo, Egypt (1990-now).

Honours and Awards

  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship, OGS. (2000, and 2001)
  • Carleton University Graduate Scholarship, Civil and Environmental Engineering (1997-2001).
  • EERI student travel grant holder, Annual Conference. May 31-June3, 2000, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
  • McMaster University Graduate Scholarship, Civil Engineering Dept. (1995-1997).
  • McMaster University Graduate Award, Hilton (1996).
  • Al-Azhar University Undergraduate Scholarship 5 times (1986 - 1990).
  • Best Student award, Al - Azhar University 3 times (1987-1989).

 


Courses I Teach

INTRO TO THE CONCRETE INDUSTRY
CONCRETE APPLICATIONS II
SENIOR PROJECT IN CIM
SPECIAL PROJECT IN CIM
SPECIAL PROJECT IN CIM
INDEPENDANT STUDY
COOP WORK EXPERIENCE I

Research Interest

  • Seismic behavior and retrofit of reinforced concrete structures. 
  • Highway bridge analysis, design, rehabilitation and construction. 
  • Concrete design and testing.




Journal Papers

1. Mahgoub, M., and Salama A. (in-press) (2009). Chapter 2: Basis and Limitations of Current Code Criteria for Load Distribution. (Chapter 2 of ACI special publication. Load Distribution for Bridge Evaluation. ACI Committee 342: Evaluation of Concrete Bridges and Concrete Bridge Elements.

2. Humar, J. L., Mahgoub, M., and Ghorbanie-Asl, M. (2006). Effect of second-Order forces on Seismic Response. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 33, 2006, pp. 692-706.

3. Humar, J. L. and Mahgoub, M. (2003). Determination of Seismic Design Forces by Equivalent Static Load Method. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 30, 2003, pp. 287-307.

4. Humar, J., and Mahgoub, M., (2000) Effect of Higher Mode in UHS-Based Design. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, CSCE.

5.Ghobarah, A., Biddah, A. and Mahgoub, M., (1997) Seismic Retrofit of Reinforced Concrete Columns Using Steel Jackets. Journal of European Association of Earthquake Engineering. Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 21-32

6. Ghobarah, A., Biddah. A. and Mahgoub, M., (1997) Rehabilitation of Reinforced Concrete Columns Using Corrugated Steel Jacketing. The Journal of Earthquake Engineering. Vol. 1, No. 4, pp. 651-673. 

Conference Papers

1. Mahgoub, M., and Mullins K., (2005). Analyzing Bridge Scour in Calhoun County. Michigan Bridge Conference, May 11, Mt Pleasant, Michigan, USA.

2. Humar, J., and Mahgoub, M., (2001) Future Directions of Seismic Design Provisions in NBCC. Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, CSCE, Annual Conference, May 30-June 2, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

3. Humar, J., and Mahgoub, M., (2001) Seismic Design Provisions Based on Uniform Hazard Spectrum. SCMC International Conference, April 2-4, Capetown, South Africa.

4. Mahgoub, M., and Humar, J., (2001) Effect of Higher Mode in UHS-Based Design. Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, EERI, Annual Conference. February 7-10, Monterey, California, USA.

5. Mahgoub, M., (2000) Rehabilitation of Reinforced Concrete Columns Using Steel Jackets. Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, EERI, Annual Meeting. May 31-June3, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

6. Ghobarah, A., and Mahgoub, M., (1997) Rehabilitation of Reinforced Concrete Columns Using Steel Jacketing. Al-Azhar Engineering Fifth International Conference, December 19-22, Cairo, Egypt. Vol. 3, pp. 478-490. 

Presentations

1. Mahgoub, M., and Mullins K., (2005). Analyzing Bridge Scour in Calhoun County. Michigan Bridge Conference, May 11, Mt Pleasant, Michigan, USA.

2. Mahgoub, M., (to be presented) (2009). Basic Current Code Criteria for Load Distribution. March 16th. American Concrete Institute, ACI Committee 342, Evaluation of Concrete Bridges and Concrete Bridge Elements. ACI Conference. San Antonio, Texas, USA.