Tarek H. Abdoun

Dr. Abdoun received his Ph.D. and M.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (USA) and B.S. from Cairo University (Egypt). Dr. Abdoun's primary research interests are geotechnical centrifuge modeling, soil-structure interaction, soil remediation, remote field sensing, modeling of blast loading, and offshore systems. Dr. Abdoun received several awards from international professional societies, including the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award for best journal publication, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize for outstanding contributions to the study of soil and soil-structure systems subjected to extreme events using centrifuge modeling and development of innovative filed instrumentation.; and the “Commander’s Award for Public Service with accompanying medal.” one of the highest awards given by the US Army to Civilians who provided outstanding technical services. He is also the recipient of several educational society awards, including the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) “Outstanding Teaching Award, the Wharton QS-Stars Reimagine Education (UPENN), and Chi Epsilon National Civil Engineering Honor Society. He authored or co-authored over 300 technical publications."

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Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Systems, Mixed Reality Educational Games for STEM Learning, 3D Advanced Field Sensors, Centrifuge & Full-scale Testing, Soil-Structure Interaction, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Modeling of Blast loading & Hurricane loading, and Offshore design.


  • Civil Engineering 
  • Education Pedagogy