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Ahmed Sayed Mohamed Ahmed, Ph.D., C.Eng, BC.CE, F.ASCE, a senior coastal engineer at Dar al Handasah, and former professor at Hydraulics Research Institute, National Water Research Center, has been named a fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.

Ahmed has 32 years of broad experience covering the field of coastal and river engineering (river and coastal modeling, coastal processes, and coastal structures), and Dar is one of the world’s leading consultancies, providing design, planning, engineering, sustainability consulting, digital solutions and services, and project management for buildings, cities, transportation, civil infrastructure, water, and the environment. 

Ahmed’s involvement in the National Water Research Center (from 1994 to 2017) saw him lead physical and numerical modeling tasks pertinent to coastal engineering projects and develop a strong unit of numerical modeling to ensure sustainability following his resignation. Through master’s, doctoral, and postdoctoral research activities, he has shown a high performance by validating Delft3D modeling (developed by Deltares) and developing a new PIV technique that investigates the sediment transport mechanism to develop new sediment transport models. His research is published in international peer-reviewed journals and conferences and his work is cited by several researchers in the field (more than 200 citations and h-index is 8 according to Google Scholar website.

Besides his main work at Dar (since 2006), Ahmed, he also manages the design review and site supervision services for the construction of a large and landmark marine projects (Pearl Qatar and Salwa Marine Resort). He displays fine qualities in both managing people and supervising contractor's site activities. Although the construction supervision period of Ahmed's direct involvement in these projects was relatively short, his proactive approach and practical problem-solving left a clear mark on progress and truly pushed projects forward. His site experience as a resident manager on high-profile marine projects added contractual and managerial benefits to his technical knowledge. 

Because of his advanced professional achievement, Ahmed obtained the board-certified coastal engineering certification from ACOPNE, an independent board certification organization that certifies the competence of coastal, ocean, ports, and navigation engineers in their area of specialization based on experience and education. The Academy's board certifications are held by a small percentage of all coastal engineers in the United States. In October 2022, Ahmed was selected as an international trustee on the ACOPNE board of trustees for the 2022-2025 period. He was a member of The ACOPNE Communications & Marketing Committee’s charge for promoting and supporting the goals and mission of ACOPNE and the Diplomate board certification to professional engineers (2020-21). 

Ahmed has been registered as a Chartered Engineer at the UK Council since September 2019 under registration no. 667404 and a fellow of The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (Membership no. 00239005). He is also a member of the CEC Task Committee to set and improve the baseline requirements for the Civil Engineering Certification.