Dr. Ahmed Elshaer, P.Eng.

Assistant Professor

Phone Number: 
+1 (807) 766-7210
Office Location: 
Centennial Building (CB) 4053
Academic Qualifications: 
  • Ph.D., University of Western Ontario, Canada 
  • M.Sc., Cairo University, Egypt 
  • B.Sc., Cairo University, Egypt
Previous Teaching/Work: 


  • ECIV 5691 - Engineering Optimization & Artificial Intelligence
  • ECIV 0336 - Wind Engineering
  • ECIV 4135 - Reinforced Concrete Structures
  • ECIV 3435 - Steel Structures
  • ECIV 2639 - Construction Materials
  • ECIV 4969 - Degree Project 

   Academic and Industrial Experience:

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, SOSCIP/IBM/Stephenson, Western University
  • Structural Design Engineer, Optimum Consulting Group
  • Office Engineer, Arabian Company
Research Interests: 

The unifying theme of Dr. Elshaer's research is identifying problems affecting the resiliency and sustainability of our structures and cities, and finding solutions for these problems throughout assessment, design, mitigation and optimization. His current research projects work on the following research areas:

  • (Artificial Intelligence)-based optimization procedures and their applications in structural engineering fields including the design of structural elements and city-scale planning
  • Risk assessment and mitigation of structures using adaptive mitigation systems such as aerodynamic mitigations and damping devices
  • Progressive damage assessment of structures under wind load focusing on city scale assessment during hurricanes and tornados