Dr. Hussam N. Mahmoud
Associate Professor and Director, Structural Laboratory
Dr. Mahmoud's research emphasis is on quantifying the effect of extreme loads on the response of structural system and the socio-economic impact in communities. In addition, his research focuses on assessment and repair of deteriorated infrastructure including steel bridges and hydraulic steel structures. The tools employed in Dr. Mahmoud's research include advanced experimental, numerical, and analytical simulations and field studies.
About Dr. Hussam Mahmoud
Dr. Mahmoud's research program has three major thrusts including assessing community resilience, quantifying building damage to extreme single and multiple hazards, and evaluating and repairing deteriorated infrastructure. The first thrust pertains to spatial and temporal quantification of resilience of communities subjected to extreme natural hazards. This is realized through modeling and representing the hazard, assessing infrastructure damage, losses, and recovery, as well as evaluating the socio-economic consequences within a community. The second thrust deals with assessment and development of resilient and sustainable structural systems (mainly steel structures) subjected to natural and man-made hazards including single and multi-hazards. This is realized through engineering performance-based systems subjected to fire, earthquakes, and wind or the combination of such. The third major thrust relates to assessment, evaluation, and repair of deteriorated infrastructure subjected to high cycle fatigue. This includes developing new assessment methods and repair techniques for steel bridges and hydraulic steel structures such as miter gates while accounting for harsh environmental conditions including underwater operations in some cases.
Recent News:Dr. Mahmoud has been invited to attend the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (USFOE) Symposium at the National Academies' Beckman Center in Irvine, California in September 2015.
Recent News:Dr. Mahmoud will be co-chairing a session at the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (USFOE) Symposium on Engineering education/new engineering education paradigms/implementing experiential learning into the engineering curriculum.
Recent News:Dr. Mahmoud has been invited to attend a National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Symposium on Exploring a New Vision for Center-Based, Multidisciplinary Engineering Research at teh Keck Center in Washington DC, in April 2016.
Recent News:Dr. Mahmoud Co-authored a Book Chapter on Assessment of Earthquake Performance of Structures by Hybrid Simulation to be published by the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science, Oxford University Press.
Student News:Mr. Mehrdad Memari defended his PhD dissretation on Performance of Steel Structures Subjected to Figre Following Earthquake… Congrats Mehrdad!
Student News:Mr. Huajie Wen defended his PhD dissretation on Predicting Ductile Fracture in Steel Connections… Congrats Huajie!
Student News:Mr. Huajie Wen is the runner-up for the best student paper competition held by the EMI Modeling Inelasticity and Multiscale Behavior (MIMB) Committee... Congrats Huajie!
Student News:Ms. Stephanie Pilkington is the runner-up for the best poster presentation on Using Artificial Neural Networks to Forecast Hurricane Impacts Resulting from Multiple Hazards at the CSU/NIST Center-of-Excellence for Community Resliencey biannual meeting in Fort Collins, CO, in April 2016… Congrats Stephanie!
Student News:Mr. Akshat Chulahwat placed third in the best poster presentation on A Probabilistic Cellular Automata Framework for Assessing the Impact of WUI Fires on Communities at the CSU/NIST Center-of-Excellence for Community Resliencey biannual meeting in Fort Collins, CO, in April 2016… Congrats Akshat!
Student News:Mrs. Aura Lee Harber Smith wins the 2016 Structural Engineers Association of Colorado Scholarship… Congrats Aura Lee!
Upcoming News:Dr. Mahmoud invited to present on Wildland Urbane Interface Fire at the Urban Transitions Global Summit in Shanghai, China in September 2016.
Upcoming News:Dr. Mahmoud invited to present on Wildland Urbane Interface Fire at a Community Resilience workshop at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China in May 2016.
Upcoming News:Dr. Mahmoud invited to present on Ductile Fracture and Block Shear at the 8th International Workshop on Connections in Steel Structures at Northeastern University in Boston in June 2016.
Upcoming News:Dr. Mahmoud to present on Multi-hazard Mitigation of Buildings using New Floor Isolation Techniques at the upcoming 6th European Conference on Structual Control at the University of shieldfield in July 2016.