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Ayman Elzohairy, Ph.D., P.E.
Assistant Professor

  • Faculty
Engineering and Technology
Contact Ayman
AG/ET 126H
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Engineering and Technology
Zagazig City (two hours from Cairo, Egypt)
College Major
Structural Engineering
Year Graduated

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.

Educational Background

Academic Positions

  • 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

Research Interests

  • 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

Professional Organizations


  1. CONE 413: Design and Const of Steel
  2. CONE 414: Design and Const of Concrete
  3. CONE 331: Mechanics of Materials
  4. CONE 332: Structural Analysis and Design
  5. CONE 341: Engineering Hydrology and Hydraulic
  6. CONE 351: Surveying for Construction
  7. CONE 322: Construction Planning and Scheduling
  8. CONE 221: Building Construction
  9. ENGR 2303: Engineering Mechanics
  10. ENGR 1304: Computer-Aided Design (CAD)

Selected Publications

  • Nawar, M. T., El-Zohairy, A., Maaly, H. M., Husain, M., Salama, I., & Mousa, E. (2023). Prestressed Steel-Concrete Composite I-Beams with Single and Double Corrugated Web. Buildings, 13(3), 647. MDPI AG. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/buildings13030647
  • Ahmed, S., El-Zohairy, A., Eisa, A. S., Mohamed, M. A. E.-A. B., & Abdo, A. (2023). Experimental Investigation of Self-Compacting Concrete with Recycled Concrete Aggregate. Buildings, 13(4), 856. MDPI AG. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/buildings13040856
  • El-Zohairy, A., Sanchez, M., Abediniangerabi, B., & Moler, P. (2023). Performance of Rubberized Concrete and the Effect of Temperature and Stainless Steel Fibers. Buildings, 13(2), 280. MDPI AG. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/buildings13020280
  • El-Zohairy, A., Alsharari, F., Salim, H., Arafa, I. T., & Nawar, M. T. (2022). Monotonic property of steel–RC composite beams strengthened with externally pre-stressed tendons. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 49(7), 1173-1183. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjce-2021-0237
  • Ibrahim, T. H., Allawi, A. A., El-Zohairy, A. (2022). “Impact behavior of Composite Reinforced Concrete Beams with Pultruded GFRP I-Beam” Journal of Materials, 15(2). https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15020441.
  • El-Zohairy, A., Salim, H., and Shaaban, H. (2022). “Experimental Investigation on Fatigue Behavior of Steel-Concrete Composite Beams with Different Shear Connection Arrangements” Journal of Structure, 35, 146-159. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.istruc.2021.11.005.
  • Nawar, M.; Arafa, I.; Elhosseiny, O.; and El-Zohairy, A. (2021) “Full Static Resistance of Castellated Steel Beams with Hexagonal Web Openings for Blast Response Predictions” Engineering Structures, Accepted. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2021.112844
  • Alsharari, F.; El-Zohairy, A.; Salim, H.; and El-Sisi, A. (2021). “Numerical Investigation of the Monotonic Behavior of Strengthened Steel-Concrete Composite Girders” Journal of Engineering Structures, 246, 113081. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.engstruct.2021.113081
  • Alsharari, F., El-Zohairy, A., Salim, H., and El-Sisi, A. (2021). “Pre-Damage Effect on the Residual Behavior of Externally Post-tensioned Fatigued Steel-Concrete Composite Beams” Journal of Structures, 32C, P. 578-587. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.istruc.2021.02.064
  • El-Zohairy, A., Hammontree, H., Oh E., and Moler, P. (2020). “Temperature Effect on the Compressive Behavior and Constitutive Model of Plain Hardened Concrete” Journal of Materials, 13(12).
  • El-Zohairy, A., Alsharari, F., and Salim, H. (2020). “Analytical Model and Parametric Study for Static Flexural Behavior of Externally Post-tensioned Steel-RC Composite Girders” Journal of Structures, 27. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.istruc.2020.05.060.
  • El-Zohairy, A., Salim, H., and Saucier, A. (2019). “Fatigue tests on steel-concrete composite beams subjected to sagging moments” Journal of Structure Engineering, 145(5). https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0002326
  • El-Zohairy, A., Salim, H., and Saucier A. (2019). “Steel-Concrete Composite Beams Strengthened with Externally Post-Tensioned Tendons under Fatigue” Journal of Bridge Engineering, 24(5). https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)BE.1943-5592.0001390

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