Ashraf El Damatty

Professor and Chair

MBA Higher Education Management, University College London (UCL), UK (2016)
Ph.D. Structural Engineering, McMaster University (1995)
B.Sc. (1986) and M.Sc. (1990), Structural Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt

Professional Activities

Editor-in-Chief Wind and Structures, International Journal
Research Director Wind Engineering, Energy and Environment (WindEEE) Research Institute
Voting Member of the ASCE-74 Technical Committee for Transmission Line Loads
Voting Member of the CSA-S37 Technical Committee for Communication Towers
Chair Structures Division of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE)
Chair of Sanderson Awards Committee, CSCE
Past Vice-Chair of London Chapter of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, CSCE
Founder and Ex-Chair of CSCE Steel Structures Committee
Member of CSCE Education and Research Committee
Member of the Association of Professional Engineers in Ontario
Member of the Egyptian Engineering Syndicate
Associate Member of the Geotechnical Research Centre, The University of Western Ontario

Honors and Awards 

2021 Pratley Award for Best Paper on Bridges, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE)
2021 Western Engineering Award for Excellence in Research, Western University
2021 Elected Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering
2018 Ontario Professional Engineers Engineering Medal for Research and Development
2018 Honorary Professor Cairo University, Egypt
2016 Elected Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada.
2016 Horst Leipholz Medal, for Outstanding Contributions to Engineering Materials and Mechanics in Canada, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE)
2015 Whitman Wright Award for Excellence in information Technology in Civil Engineering, CSCE
2014 Faculty Scholar Award, The University of Western Ontario
2014 Paper Awarded the Honourable Mention in Casimir Gzowski Medal competition
2014 Elected Fellow of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering
2009 Alan H. Yorkdale Memorial Award for Best Paper, American Standard for Testing Methods (ASTM)
2005 Best Paper Award, First Canadian Conference on Effective Design of Structures, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
1996 Ph.D. Thesis Nominated by McMaster University for the NSERC Doctoral Prize Award as the Most Outstanding Thesis in Canada
1994 Ontario Graduate Scholarship, McMaster University
1992-1994 NSERC Graduate Scholarship, McMaster University
1986-1991 Egyptian Government Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Students
1985 Selected by the Egyptian Ministry of Irrigation for Summer Undergraduate Training at the "Salt River Project", Arizona, USA
1981 Awarded a 40-Day Trip to Europe by the Egyptian Government as a Reward for Being Among the Top Students in the Country in High School National Exam