Ehab Ahmed, Ph.D., P.Eng, F.ASCE, director of engineering at Tuf-Bar Inc. and adjunct professor at Toronto Metropolitan University, has been named a fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.
Ahmed has over 20 years of academic and engineering experience in design development, design-construction coordination, development of glass fiber-reinforced polymers (GFRP) bars, and the use innovative construction materials such as GFRP, self-consolidating concrete, ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete, and lightweight concrete. His leading role in design and R&D has yielded engineering solutions for design and rehabilitation of structures which support the current efforts to improve design and sustainability of structures. In addition, his projects employ cutting-edge technology to develop GFRP with such enhanced characteristics as high-modulus straight and bent bars.
He has presented his projects in more than 15 international conferences focusing on innovative construction materials, design, construction, and monitoring of structures. He offered technical seminars to engineers, contractors, and consultants in Brunei, Fredericton (NB), and Halifax (NS) on Fiber-Reinforced Polymers (FRP) for Buildings and Bridges. His contribution to the state-of-the-art includes 35 papers published in top-ranked journals and 50-plus papers in peer-reviewed international conference proceedings. His work has contributed to advancing the use of FRP in concrete infrastructure and provided designed recommendations for FRP-RC members and structures.
Ahmed is a voting member of ACI 440 Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Reinforcement, ACI 440-H FRP-Reinforced Concrete, ACI Subcommittee 440-K FRP-Material Characteristics, ACI 440-L FRP- Research, Development and Applications, ACI 440-D FRP-Durability, ACI 440-F FRP-Repair-Strengthening, ACI 440-M FRP-Repair of Masonry Structures, ASTM D30 Composite Materials, ASTM D30.10 Composites for Civil Structures, and CSA S807 Specification for Fibre-Reinforced Polymers. He is also an associate member of ACI 343 Concrete Bridge Design-Joint ACI-ASCE and ACI 445 Shear and Torsion-Joint ACI-ASCE. He has been serving as a reviewer for many ASCE, ACI, and Elsevier journals.
In addition, Ahmed served as a Technical Committee Member of many International Conferences such as the 10th and 11th International Conference on Short and Medium-Span Bridges (SMSB 2018, Quebec City and SMSB 2022, Toronto); and the 8th International Conference on Advanced Composite Materials in Bridges and Structures (ACMBS-VIII, 2021), Sherbrooke. He was also co-editor for the Proceedings of the 4th and 5th International Conference on Durability of FRP Composites for Construction and Rehabilitation of Structures (CDCC 2011 and CDCC2017). During his career, Ahmed has contributed to the training of highly qualified personnel (Ph.D. and M.Sc. students) through original and innovative projects aimed at enhancing the durability and sustainability of concrete infrastructure.
He received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from Menoufia University (Egypt) and his doctoral degree (structural engineering) from the University of Sherbrooke (Canada). He is a licensed professional engineer in Ontario (Canada) and Egypt.