Dr. Sherif S. Abd El-Salam

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Dr. Sherif AbdelSalam is currently an Associate Professor at Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Civil & Infrastructure Engineering Program, Nile University.

Dr. Sherif earned his B.Sc. in Civil Engineering in 2004 from Cairo University, followed by M.Sc. in 2007 from the same school in Geotechnical Engineering. During the first three years of his career he practiced civil engineering through working for a consulting firm as a designer of concrete and steel structures, a geotechnical engineer, and a site-supervisor on various projects. Meanwhile, he was working as a part-time teaching assistant at the American University in Cairo (AUC). Dr. Sherif then got a scholarship at Iowa State University (ISU), USA, and worked as a research assistant studying towards his PhD, which was earned in 2010. During his doctoral studies, he worked on a funded project of $1 million US dollars by Iowa Highway Research Board (IHRB) and Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT).

During the period from 2010 till 2017, Dr. Sherif was a full-time in the British University in Egypt (BUE). He was a module leader responsible of teaching different courses generally related to soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering. In 2013, Dr. Sherif was promoted to Program Director of the Civil Engineering Department. In 2015, he was promoted by the permanent committee of the supreme council of Egyptian universities to an Associate Professor. He joined Nile University in 2017.

Over the past eight years, Dr. Sherif was awarded research grants including grants from the STDF and from ISSMGE. He published more than 40 technical papers and reports in international conferences and top ranked prestigious international journals in Civil Engineering such as ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering; ASCE, International Journal of Geomechanics; ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal; ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Environmental Engineering; ICE Geosynthetics International; Journal of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), also he is member in ASCE, ASTM, and ICE Journals peer review panel. His current google scholar citation score exceeded 260, with h-index equals to 8. Finally, Dr. Sherif is still keeping his industrial links via conducting consultation works that are generally related to the field of Civil and Geotechnical Engineering, he acquired a professional consultant certificate in 2020 from the Egyptian Syndicate of Engineers.

research tracks


1)  Muhannad T .Suleiman: Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Lehigh University

2)  Sri Sritharan: Wilkinson Chair in Interdiciplinary Engineering

3)  Kam Ng: University of Wyoming

4)  Hayel M. El-Naggar: PhD Student

5) Mona Badr El-Din Anwar: Associate Professor, German University in Cairo




Ibrahim Y.E.-H., Abdelsalam S.S.A., Nabil M.N.A., Elsayed M.E., “Earth pressure reduction on retaining walls using EPS geofoam”, Magazine of Civil Engineering, Vol. 99, 2020, Doi:10.18720/MCE.99.42020Article
AbdelSalam S.S., Hasan A.M.M., “Characterization of Shear Strength and Compressibility of Diesel Contaminated Sand”, Sustainable Civil Infrastructures, 2020, Doi:10.1007/978-3-030-34199-2_22020Conference Paper
Abdelsalam S.S., Anwar M.B., Esmail D.I., “LRFD for Shallow Foundations Using Plate Load Test Data”, Geotechnical Special Publication, 2020, Doi:10.1061/9780784482780.0302020Conference Paper
AbdelSalam S.S., Jama R.A., Salah M.A., “EPS inclusion to reduce vertical stresses on shallow tunnels”, Geosynthetics International, Vol. 26, pp 121 to 135, 2019, Doi:10.1680/jgein.18.000422019Article
Abdelal M.A., Mohammed A.R., Afifi M.S., Abdelsalam S.S., “Analysis of compressive strength of glass fiber reinforced concrete using design of experiments”, NILES 2019 – Novel Intelligent and Leading Emerging Sciences Conference, 2019, Doi:10.1109/NILES.2019.89093192019Conference Paper
AbdelSalam S.S., Anwar M.B., Eskander S.S., “Long Term Behavior of EPS Geofoam for Road Embankments”, Sustainable Civil Infrastructures, 2019, Doi:10.1007/978-3-030-01944-0_82019Conference Paper
El-Naggar H., Ahmed M., AbdelSalam S., “Reliability of Load-Transfer Approach in the Design of Large Diameter Bored Piles”, Sustainable Civil Infrastructures, 2018, Doi:10.1007/978-3-319-61642-1_82018Conference Paper
Azzam S.A., Shokry B.M., AbdelSalam S.S., “3D Modeling of EPS Geofoam Buffers Behind Diaphragm Walls”, Sustainable Civil Infrastructures, 2018, Doi:10.1007/978-3-319-63889-8_42018Conference Paper
Kaoud M., “Technological factors supporting Customer Knowledge Management: A case study research”, Proceedings of the European Conference on Knowledge Management, ECKM, 20182018Conference Paper
AbdelSalam S.S., Azzam S.A., Fakhry B.M., “Reliability and 3D modeling of flexible walls with EPS inclusion”, International Journal of Geomechanics, Vol. 17, 2017, Doi:10.1061/(ASCE)GM.1943-5622.00008532017Article
Kaoud M., “Investigation of customer knowledge management: A case study research”, International Journal of Service Science, Management, Engineering, and Technology, Vol. 8, pp 12 to 22, 2017, Doi:10.4018/IJSSMET.20170401022017Article
AbdelSalam S.S., Azzam S.A., “Reduction of lateral pressures on retaining walls using geofoam inclusion”, Geosynthetics International, Vol. 23, pp 395 to 407, 2016, Doi:10.1680/jgein.16.000052016Article
AbdelSalam S.S., Baligh F.A., El-Naggar H.M., “Reliability and construction control of vibro piles”, Ain Shams Engineering Journal, Vol. 7, pp 885 to 893, 2016, Doi:10.1016/j.asej.2015.12.0092016Article
Abdelsalam S.S., Azzam S.A., “EPS Resistance Factors and Applications on Flexible Walls”, Geotechnical Special Publication, 2016, Doi:10.1061/9780784480045.0172016Conference Paper
Kaoud M., “A proposed organizational approach for customer knowledge management [Proposition d’une approche organisationnelle pour la Gestion des Connaissances Clients]”, 21st Symposium of the Association Information and Management 2016, AIM 2016, 20162016Conference Paper
AbdelSalam S.S., Baligh F.A., El-Naggar H.M., “A database to ensure reliability of bored pile design in Egypt”, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Geotechnical Engineering, Vol. 168, pp 131 to 143, 2015, Doi:10.1680/geng.14.000512015Article
AbdelSalam S.S., Suleiman M.T., Sritharan S., “Modeling load-transfer behavior of H-piles using direct shear and penetration test results”, Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 37, 2014, Doi:10.1520/GTJ201300742014Article
Abdelsalam S.S., “Repair of a tilted building resting on a deep soft clay using micropiles and raft”, Geotechnical Special Publication, 2014, Doi:10.1061/9780784413272.4142014Conference Paper
Abdelsalam S.S., El-Naggar H.M., “LRFD for large-diameter bored piles in Egypt”, Geotechnical Special Publication, 2014, Doi:10.1061/9780784413272.0882014Conference Paper
Ng K.W., Roling M., AbdelSalam S.S., Suleiman M.T., Sritharan S., “Pile setup in cohesive soil. I: Experimental investigation”, Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, Vol. 139, pp 199 to 209, 2013, Doi:10.1061/(ASCE)GT.1943-5606.00007512013Article
AbdelSalam S.S., Suleiman M.T., Sritharan S., “Enhanced load-transfer analysis for friction piles using a modified borehole shear test”, Geotechnical Testing Journal, Vol. 35, 2012, Doi:10.1520/GTJ201200712012Article
Roling M., Abdelsalam S., Sritharan S., Suleiman M., “Load and resistance factor design calibration for bridge pile foundations”, Transportation Research Record, pp 233 to 241, 2011, Doi:10.3141/2204-292011Article
Abdelsalam S.S., Sritharan S., Suleiman M.T., “LRFD resistance factors for design of driven H-piles in layered soils”, Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 16, pp 739 to 748, 2011, Doi:10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.00002532011Article
Abdelsalam S.S., Sritharan S., Suleiman M.T., “Investigation of LRFD resistance factors with consideration to soil variability along the pile length”, Geotechnical Special Publication, 2011, Doi:10.1061/41165(397)62011Conference Paper
Suleiman M.T., Abdelsalam S.S., Sritharan S., “Improving prediction of the load-displacement response of axially loaded friction piles”, Geotechnical Special Publication, 2011, Doi:10.1061/41165(397)52011Conference Paper
Abdelsalam S.S., Sritharan S., Suleiman M.T., “Current design and construction practices of bridge pile foundations with emphasis on implementation of LRFD”, Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 15, pp 749 to 758, 2010, Doi:10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.00001182010Article
AbdelSalam S., Sritharan S., Suleiman M.T., “Current design and construction practices of bridge pile foundations”, Geotechnical Special Publication, 2009, Doi:10.1061/41022(336)592009Conference Paper