Samer Hassan Dessouky, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, an associate professor in civil and environmental engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio, who has more than 18 years of experience in highway construction materials, sustainability, and safety, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.
Dessouky is actively engaged in research and teaching. His research projects are sponsored by the City of San Antonio, Texas Department of Transportation, U.S. DOT, Federal Highway Administration, Idaho Transportation Department, NASA, Southwest Research Institute, Michelin America, and Tensar International.
He was the recipient of the “Most Innovative” award in the Green Engineering category of ASCE’s first Innovation Contest, in 2016, and won the best paper award from ASEE in 2015 and the Grant Mickle best paper award from TRB in 2006. He is the author of more than 90 refereed publications on bituminous materials, computational micromechanics of asphalt mixtures, pavement reinforcement with geogrid, pavement management, energy harvesting from roadway, and motorists safety. He also participates as keynote speaker and chairs numerous sessions in national and international conferences to present the current state of practice in pavement sustainability.
Dessouky serves as a board member on the bituminous committee of the ASCE construction institute and the Middle East Society of Asphalt Technologists. He sits on the editorial boards of both the Transportation and Transit Systems and MAYFEB’s Journal of Civil Engineering, and serves as associate editor for the International Journal of Engineering. He is a professional engineer in Ohio and Texas.
He received a B.Sc. from Ain Shams University in Cairo in 1996, an M.Sc. from Washington State University at Pullman, WA, in 2001, and a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in 2005, all in civil engineering.