Dr. Ayman Elzohairy teaches courses in structural analysis and design. He is also interested in teaching civil engineering courses including engineering hydrology and hydraulics, surveying for construction, and AutoCAD. He is a professional engineer with the Texas Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. His industrial experiences particularly focus on structural analysis and the design of high-rise buildings and bridges. He has a broad range of teaching experience.
Elzohairy received his doctorate in civil/structural engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia. His research focuses on material testing, steel-concrete composite structures, experimental testing and numerical analysis of structural elements and performance and strengthening of steel-concrete composite bridges. His research has been presented in several articles published in ASCE journals and conference proceedings.
A Conversation with Dr. Elzohairy
What would you tell a student who is thinking about attending A&M-Commerce?
Attending A&M-Commerce is a great opportunity to be part of an integrated system for learning and building your career. A&M-Commerce has programs that are unique in value and experience, including the construction engineering program. This program offers the opportunity to meet with excellent professors and access to quality resources and collaboration opportunities to learn, develop and grow your career.
What is a current or recent research project or article that you’re proud of?
I am currently working on a research project to investigate the effects of environmental conditions on the mechanical properties of rubberized high-strength concrete. These conditions include freeze and thaw cycles, temperature and salt attack. Moreover, the effect of adding stainless-steel fibers to the rubberized concrete is investigated to utilize the advantages of both rubber and stainless-steel fibers in concrete. Concrete specimens are prepared with different percentages of rubber and steel fibers, cured and stored under different environmental conditions.
What has been your favorite course to teach?
My favorite course is Structure Analysis and Design for the opportunity it provides for students to learn the basics of being a structure engineer. The course offers many topics related to structure and bridge engineers. During the course, we also work on using RISA 2-D software to analyze structures. This has been guiding students to improve their skills and build their careers as structure engineers.
- Ph.D., Structural Engineering, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2018
- M.S., Structural Engineering, Zagazig University, 2010
- B.S., Civil Engineering, Zagazig University, 2004
- Assistant Professor, Engineering and Technology, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2019-present
- Ad-Interim Assistant Professor, Engineering and Technology, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2019–2019
- Adjunct Instructor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Missouri, 2018–2018
- Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, Civil Engineering, University of Missouri, 2013–2018
Awards and Honors
- Paul W. Barrus Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2023
- Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities – Unfettered Thought Award, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2022
- Chuck Arize Junior Faculty Award, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2020
- Rubberized, high-strength concrete strengthening with stainless steel fibers
- Effect of external, post-tensioning on fatigue-life of shear connectors in steel-concrete composite beams
- Influence of temperature on the characteristic compressive strength and constitutive model of plain, hardened concrete
- Experimental investigation of precast, prestressed, reinforced concrete segmental beams
- Strengthening of steel-concrete composite beams with CFRP laminates
- CONE 413: Design and Const of Steel
- CONE 414: Design and Const of Concrete
- CONE 331: Mechanics of Materials
- CONE 332: Structural Analysis and Design
- CONE 341: Engineering Hydrology and Hydraulic
- CONE 351: Surveying for Construction
- CONE 322: Construction Planning and Scheduling
- CONE 221: Building Construction
- ENGR 2303: Engineering Mechanics
- ENGR 1304: Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
Two teams of students from the Department of Engineering and Technology at A&M-Commerce participated in the 2023 TEXO Foundation Student Competition in Hurst, Texas, on Feb. 20. The Construction Building team was tasked with presenting a construction proposal, including a work breakdown, based on a project previously completed by ANDRES Construction. The team presented their […]
A team of A&M-Commerce students competed in the Pervious Concrete Cylinder Competition, held Oct. 23 during the American Concrete Institute’s Concrete Convention in Dallas, Texas. The competition challenged undergraduate university teams from around the world to apply sustainability concepts and their knowledge of concrete mixture design to produce pervious concrete, which balances permeability and splitting […]
Ayman Elzohairy, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Engineering and Technology at A&M-Commerce, recently received the A&M-Commerce Faculty Senate Award for Professional Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities—Unfettered Thought. The professional excellence awards recognize faculty who distinguish themselves through outstanding achievement in particular areas of their professional duties including teaching, scholarship and service. […]