Mostafa Fahmi Hassanein
Tanta University, Egypt
Mostafa Fahmi Hassanein has completed his Ph.D at the age of 31 years from Tanta University, Egypt. He is currently an "Associate Professor of Structural Engineering" at the Department of Structural Engineering at the same University. He has published 27 papers in international journals, at which all were published by Elsevier (Engineering Structures, Thin-Walled Structures and Journal of Constructional Steel Research), except one which was published in the Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Structures and Buildings. He has published 6 international journal papers where he is the sole author. In 17 international journal papers, he was the first author of the research teams that included international collaborations. In the remaining 4 international journal papers, he was working as a co-author with a research team. His research works show his ability to collaborate with researchers from different disciplines and countries. He has worked with Nuno Silvestre (Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal) in the lateral-distortional buckling of steel beams and the results were published in two international papers. Then, he has collaborated with Qing Quan (Stephen) Liang (Victoria University, Australia) in three international papers to examine the axial compressive behaviour of thee different composite columns all with outer stainless steel tubes. Recently, he has investigated the double-skin composite columns by the collaboration of Leroy Gardner (Imperial Collage, UK). Other collaboration is currently under preparation with a research team from Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain. All of these scholars had different backgrounds. He has served as a reviewer for different reputed journals (i.e. the Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, Thin-Walled Structures, The Arabian Journal of Science and Engineering, Engineering Structures, Computers and Concrete, An international Journal, Recent Patents on Mechanical Engineering, Steel and Composite Structures, An International Journal and the Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures, all published by Elsevier and other reputed publishers) and conferences (ARMA 2014) and proposal research grants (National Science Centre, Poland). He has also invited to the 8th European Solid Mechanics Conference (ESMC), Graz, Austria, 2012 as an "Invited Speaker". Recently, he has awarded the "State's Incentive Award in the Engineering Sciences" in 2015 from the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, Egypt. He has passed several training courses given by the National Center for Faculty and Leadership Development (NCFLD) "International Board of Certified Trainers (IBCT) Middle East & North African Division" such as: Research Ethics, Time and Meeting Management, University Administration, The Credit Hour Systems, Effective Presentation Skills, Conference Organisation Program, Students' Evaluation, just as examples. Also, he has participated in a doctoral steel course in Sweden, as a scholarship from Lulea University of technology. In addition, he has attended, as a grant, a workshop in Egypt entitled "Building early career researcher's capacity to investigate, evaluate and disseminated the impact of technology on learning and teaching in schools, colleges and universities" from 9-13 February 2015. More recently, he has participated in the DAAD Alumni Conference titled "Towards a Knowledge Society? Strategies and Challenges for the 21st Century" on the 9th and 10th of October 2015 in Alexandria, Egypt as a grant from The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
His research is focused on the analysis and design of steel and composite structures. His current research in these areas aims at improving the Design Codes and Standards that are currently used worldwide (e.g. EC3, EC4, AISC, AASHTO and AS 4100), to design more effective structures with minimised initial material costs and life-cycle costs.