Magued Iskander, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, is Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at Polytechnic Institute of New York University (formerly Polytechnic University). He has over twenty years of experience in analysis, design, and construction of foundations including teaching, research, and consulting. He is experienced in rehabilitation, instrumentation, and field monitoring of distressed structures, retaining walls, and foundations. Dr. Iskander has published over 75 papers dealing with measurements and instrumentation, experimental modeling, foundations, pedagogy, and urban geotechnology. He is a recipient of a National Science Foundation (NSF) career award dealing with development of a new method for measuring soil structure interaction and a Federal Highway Administration contract to assess the performance of non destructive testing (NDT) methods in foundations. He is also Co-recipient of an NSF educational grant to modernize the teaching of science in New York City high schools by implementing sensors and data acquisition in laboratory curricula. Dr. Iskander holds a B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering from Alexandria University and a Ph.D. degree in Geotechnical Engineering from the University of Texas in Austin. He is a registered professional engineer in New York, New Jersey, and Wisconsin.
Professor Iskander is the recipient of a number of teaching awards, including Chi Epsilon James Robbins District Excellence in Teaching Award (2000) and Polytechnic University Distinguished Teacher Award (2002) and Jacobs Excellence in Education Award (2006).