Mustafa Mahamid, Ph.D., P.E., S.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE, a clinical associate professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a structural engineering consultant for multiple structural engineering firms, has been elevated to the status of Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.
Mahamid worked as a structural engineer at GRAEF and at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) in Chicago. His designs take in a wide variety of projects, including healthcare, commercial, residential, industrial, and highrise buildings located in the U.S., Europe, Middle East, and China. Solid experience in various building materials, including concrete, steel, wood, and masonry, add to his extensive skill set. While at GRAEF and SOM, he also held adjunct professor positions at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, the Illinois Institute of Technology, and the University of Illinois at Chicago.
He serves on several technical committees sponsored by American Concrete Institute and ASCE Structural Engineering Institute and chairs the reinforced concrete slab ACI-ASCE joint committee (ACI-ASCE 421). He has authored or coauthored numerous journal and conference papers and design guides, and presented at engineering conferences in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East.
Mahamid’s areas of interests in design and research include the behavior of steel structures with a focus on steel connections for seismic applications, behavior of concrete structures with a focus on reinforced concrete joints and connections for seismic applications, masonry structures, behavior of cross-laminated timber, earthquake-resistant design, computations and structural mechanics, and building codes and code development. As a practicing structural engineer, he is interested in the methods and techniques for bridging theory into practice, and in building information modeling (BIM) tools in structural engineering.
Mahamid has a doctorate in civil engineering from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, a master’s in civil engineering from Bradley University, and a bachelor of civil engineering from Eastern Mediterranean University. He is a licensed structural engineer in the state of Illinois and professional engineer in California, Washington, Wisconsin, and Michigan; he is also a LEED-accredited professional and an SEI Fellow.