Ashraf El Damatty

Professor and Chair

Ph.D. Structural Engineering, McMaster University (1995)
M.Sc. Structural Engineering, Cairo University (1990)
B.Sc. Civil Engineering, Cairo University (1986)

Professional Activities

  • Editor-in-Chief (North and South America) Wind and Structures, International Journal Research Director of WindEEE Research Institute
  • Voting Member of the ASCE-74 Technical Committee for Transmission Line Loads Voting Member of the CSA S37 Technical Committee
  • Chair Structure Division of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, CSCE Chair of Sanderson Awards Committee, CSCE
  • Member of Public Infrastructure Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) of Engineer’s Canada Past Vice-Chair of London Chapter of the Canadian Society of 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 Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory Associate Member of the Geotechnical Research Centre
  • Member  of  International  Advisory  board  for  a  Number  of  National  and  International Conferences

Honors and Awards

2017 Invited Keynote Speaker, International High-end Forum on Structure Engineering and Wind Engineering, Chongqing, China.
2016 High-End Foreign Expert, Tongji University, China.
2016 Induced Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada
2016 Invited Keynote Speaker, The 2016 World Congress on Advances in Civil, Environmental, and Materials Research (ACEM16), Jeju Island, South Korea
2016 Horst Leipholz Medal, for your outstanding contributions to engineering materials and mechanics in Canada, CSCE.
2015 E. Whitman Wright Award, Canadian Society for Civil Engineers
2014 Faculty Scholar, University of Western Ontario
2014 Paper Awarded the Honourable Mention in Casimir Gzowski Medal competition
2014 Elected Fellow of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineers
2014 Invited Key Note Speaker, International Conference on Advances in Wind and Structures, Pusan, South Korea
2013 Invited Key Note Speaker, 8th Asia – Pacific Conference on Wind Engineering, Chennai, India
2012 Invited Key Note Speaker, 2nd International Conference on Vibration, Structural Engineering and Measurement, Shanghai, China
2010 Invited Key Note Speaker, 10th International Conference of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Alexandria, Egypt
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)
2007 Invited Key Note Speaker, 8th International Conference on Multi-Purpose High-Rise Towers and Tall Buildings, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
2007 Invited Key Note Speaker, 1st International Conference on Environmental Research, Technology and Policy, Ghana.
2005 Best Paper Award, First Canadian Conference on Effective Design of Structures, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
2004 Invited Key Note Speaker, 1st International Conference Structural & Geotechnical Eng. and Construction Technology, Mansoura, Egypt
2003 Invited Key Note Speaker, Tenth International Colloquium on Structural and Geotechnical Engineering (10th. ICSGE), Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
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
1991-1992 Departmental Scholarship, McMaster University
1986-1991 Egyptian Government Award for Distinguished Students
1985 Selected by the Egyptian Ministry of Irrigation for Summer Training at the "Salt River Project", Arizona, U.S.A.
1981 Awarded a 40 days Trip to Europe for Top Students in High School National Exam