Dr. Ahmed Elshaer, P.Eng.

Assistant Professor
+1 (807) 343-8010ext. 7210
Centennial Building (CB) 4100
Academic Qualifications: 
  • Ph.D., University of Western Ontario, Canada 
  • M.Sc., Cairo University, Egypt 
  • B.Sc., Cairo University, Egypt
Previous Teaching/Work: 


  • ECIV 5114 - Advanced Wind Engineering
  • ECIV 5113 - Engineering Optimization & Artificial Intelligence
  • ECIV 0113 - Wind Engineering
  • ECIV 3435 - Steel Structures
  • ECIV 4135 - Reinforced Concrete Structures
  • ECIV 2639 - Construction Materials
  • ECIV 4969 - Degree Project 

   Academic and Industrial Experience:

  • Fellow, IBM-OCE-SOSCIP-Stephenson, Western University
  • WindEEE Research Institute / Alan Davenport Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel, Research Assistant 
  • Structural Design Engineer, Optimum Consulting Group
Research Interests: 

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

  • Wind Engineering (wind-structure interaction, aerodynamics and wind load evaluation)
  • (Artificial Intelligence)-based optimization
  • Finite element and applied element methods
  • Multihazard risk assessment and mitigation of structures and cities
  • Structural dynamics and wind flow simulations using High-performance computing (HPC)