Prof. Ashraf Mohamed El-Shihy

B.Sc. (1977) Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University,

M.Sc. (1981) Joint degree Southampton and ZU University, Egypt,

Ph.D. (1986) Southampton University, England.

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

* President of Egyptian Chinese University (Current).

* Former Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research, Egypt (September 2015 – February 2017).

* President of Zagazig University (2013- 2015).

* Vice President for Postgraduate Studies and Research, Zagazig University, (2010- 2013).

* Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University (2005- 2010).

* Vice Dean for Community Service and Environmental Development Affairs, Faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University (1999-2005).

* Director of consultancy Design Office, faculty of Engineering (1997-1999).

* Prof., Faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University (1995).

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

*Heading the team that is responsible for laying out Egypt’s strategic plans for sustainable development in the field of Higher Education & Scientific Research to the year 2030.

* Refereeing at the High committee of promoting professors in Structural & Construction Engineering for 20 years.

*Refereeing at the High Committee of promoting professors in Structural & Construction Engineering in some Arabic countries for 20 years.

*Supervision of a total number of 52 Ph.D. and M.Sc. Theses.

*Examination of over100 Ph.D. and M.Sc. candidates in different Egyptian & Arabic universities.

*Over 100 published papers in a number of international journals & conferences in the field of (Composite Steel, Concrete structures, Finite Element Modeling of Structures, Soil-Structure Interaction, Repair and Strengthening of Structures, Bearing Walls and Reinforced Masonry Structures and Earthquake Analysis and Design).

*Four reference books (1-Structural Analysis 2-Structural Mechanics 3-Solved Problems in Structures 4-Computer Aided Structural Analysis and Design.

  Practical Experience

*Structural Engineer in a number of international firms and design offices (American& British), in addition to, a number of Egyptian firms.

* Member of over 10 scientific societies in the field of Structural Engineering.

*Over 40 years of experience in the field of Higher Education, Researches, Educational Planning, Strategy and Structural Engineering.

*Head of STC (The Scientific Bureau of Education, Science & Technology in Africa.

*Head of ADEA (Association for the development of education in Africa).

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