Fouad H. Fouad, PhDDirector, Sustainable Smart Cities Research Center
Professor and Chair, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Fouad H. Fouad, PhD is Professor and Chairman of the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA. He teaches and conducts research in the area of reinforced concrete structures and concrete materials, and has published numerous technical papers in the field. His research efforts have led to the development of national standards and specifications for a number of sustainable green concrete products and building systems. Dr. Fouad currently chairs the ASTM and ACI committees on Autoclaved Aerated Concrete, and the PCI committee on Prestressed Concrete Poles. Dr. Fouad is a fellow of ACI and ASCE and has received a number of prestigious awards due to his professional services in the civil engineering field. Dr. Fouad’s research expertise in green materials and construction methods has a global perspective. He recently held two National Science Foundation (NSF) workshops in Cairo, Egypt (December 2007 and March 2009) on Sustainable Green Building design and Construction. The last conference was attended by more than 400 scientists, architects, and engineers and included experts from the U.S.A, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.