Dr. Hussam N. Mahmoud
George T. Abell Professor in Infrastructure and Director, Structural Laboratory
The Socio-Physical and Hazard-Integrated Environment (SoPHIE) Research Group
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Dr. Mahmoud's research is on the effect of extreme demands on the response of the built environment and communities under single and multiple hazards in an era of climate change. The structural response analyses are used in human-centered models at a network level to capture the recovery of critical infrastructure and social institutions and devise optimal policy actions toward more sustainable and resilient communities.
About Dr. Hussam Mahmoud
Dr. Mahmoud's current research group is focused on establishing Socio-Physical and Hazard-Integrated Environments (SoPHIE) under the theme of Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure and Communities, focusing on establishing new frameworks for functionality recovery, performance-based design, and life-cycle analysis for the built environment and communities subjected to natural disasters and deterioration with considerations to climate change.
Dr. Mahmoud's research program has three major thrusts including - 1) assessing community resilience, 2) quantifying building response and life-cycle cost to extreme single and multiple hazards, and 3) evaluating, repairing, and estimating life-cycle cost of deteriorated infrastructure.
- The first thrust on community resilience pertains to spatial and temporal quantification of resilience of communities subjected to extreme natural hazards.
- 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.
- The third thrust is assessment, evaluation, repair, and life-cycle assessment of deteriorated buildings infrastructure subjected to high cycle fatigue and services loads.
Recent News:Dr. Mahmoud presented at the Conference of the Parties (COP 27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt on Predicting Survivability of the Built Environment in Wildfires https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTKfYR2eNo4&list=PLBcZ22cUY9RJc1scZLmb8SdZezq3IM00i&index=180
Recent News:Dr. Mahmoud invited by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Embassy of Sweden to a Luncheon in Honor of the 2022 American Nobel Laureates
Recent News:Dr. Mahmoud represented the U.S. National Academies at the G7 Summitt on One Health, Organized by the Royal Society of Canada https://rsc-src.ca/en/events/g7-research-summit-one-health
Recent News:Dr. Mahmoud selected as co-chair of Cohort 2 of the National Academies New Voices https://www.nationalacademies.org/our-work/new-voices-in-sciences-engineering-and-medicine
Student News:Dr. Mahmoud selected as fellow of the First U.S.-Africa National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Symposium, Nairobi, Kenya
Recent News:Dr. Mahmoud selected as member of the organizing committee and representative of the NASEM New Voices for The Triennial Conference of the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) and the Worldwide Meeting of the Young Academies https://www.interacademies.org/event/triennial-conference-interacademy-partnership-iap-and-worldwide-meeting-young-academies
Recent News:Dr. Mahmoud selected to chair the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) workshop on Benefits, Applications, and Opportunities of Natural Infrastructure, organized by the Resilient America Program at NASEM, Athens, GA https://www.nationalacademies.org/our-work/benefits-applications-and-opportunities-of-natural-infrastructure-a-workshop
Recent News:Dr. Mahmoud published a paper with his student Emad Hassan on Orchestrating Performance of Healthcare Networks subjected to the Compound events of Natural Disasters and Pandemic https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-21581-x
Recent News:Dr. Mahmoud published a paper on Barriers to Gauging Built Environment Climate Vulnerability https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-020-0742-z
Student News:Dr. Mehrdad Memari just accepted a position as a senior research scientist with American International Group (AIG). Congraaaaaaaaaaats Mehrdad...!