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 

2020 Changjiang Award, China (Highest Academic Award Offered by the Ministry of Education in China)
2018 Ontario Professional Engineers Engineering Medal for Research and Development.
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 the best paper published in the English Language concerning clay shale, concrete, or sand-lime offered by the 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