Statement of Prof. Hanaa Ibrahim Abdel Hamid El Sayad:

Personal Informations:

Name(Ar): هناء ابراهيم عبد الحميد الصياد
Faculty: Engineering, Shoubra
Department: Civil Engineering
Academic degree: PhD
Major Speciality: Civil Engineering
Minor Speciality: Properties and Testing of Materials
Current position: Professor
Office address: 108_ShoubraStreet_Cairo_Egypt
Work phone: 0220500330
Alt. e-mail:

Academic Positions:

Position Organization Country From To
Shoubra, Banha University Egypt 2006-1-1 2010
Shoubra, Zagazig University, Banha Branch Egypt 1999-1-1 2006
Shoubra, Zagazig University, Banha Branch Egypt 1993-1-1 1998
Cairo University, Fayoum Branch Egypt 1998-1-1 1999
Higher Engineering Institute 15 May City Egypt 2010-1-1 2011
Canadian International College, New Cairo Egypt 2011-1-1 2012
Faculty of Engineering, Modern University for Technology and Information Egypt 2012-1-1 2013
Education Sector, Ministry of Higher Education Egypt 2013-1-1 1970-01-01

Workshops / Conferences:

Workshop / Conference Year
Time Management Fundamentals Communicating with Power 2011
Preparing civil engineers for the 21st century 2010
External evaluation of higher education institutions 2010
Institutional Self-Evaluation for Higher Education 2010
Learning Outcomes and Curriculum Maps for Higher Education Institutions 2010
Use of Moodle Engine for the preparation of E-Learning courses. 2010
POZZOCRETE – Processed Fly Ash for Sustainable High Performance Concrete 2010
Credit Hours System 2006
Decision Making and Problem Solving 2004
Professional Ethics 2004
Self Compacting Concrete 1999
Strengthening of Structures with CFRP Laminates 1998
Preparation for Lecturers 1993
Specialized Concretes 1989
Corrosion of Reinforcement and Alkali Silica Reaction 1989
Site Investigation and Foundation Design in Scotland 1988
Modern Cements in Concrete Construction: Pfa, GGBS and Silica Fume 1988
Designing Concrete Water Retaining Structures to the new BS 8007 1988
Lightweight Concrete and Block Work Construction 1987
Developments in the Assessment of Concrete Quality in Structures 1987

Educational details:

Institution Degree Year
Dundee University(Dundee, UK) PhD 1991
UMIST(Manchester, UK) MSc 1987
Faculty of Engineering Kuwait University(Kuwait City, Kuwait) BSc 1986

Memberships and Awards details:

Organization name Membership/Award
1. Member of the Egyptian Syndicate of Engineers Membership
2. Member of the Egyptian Society of Engineers Membership
Member of the Egyptian Code for Bridges Committee Membership

Committees details:

Committee Year

Scientific Activities:


• Delivering a talk for female engineering students at the University of Petronas, Malaysia entitled ” Women in Engineering and women in higher education in Egypt” , 29 January 2013.
• Establishing the “International Quality Center” (IQC) in partnership with a group Egyptian universities staff (1996). The center specializes in quality control work and constructions materials testing. Some of the projects undertaken by the center are shown below.
• Participating in Training Workshops for Egyptian and international engineers at the "Egyptian Society of Engineers" and the "Development & Performance Improvement Center". Since 1997.
• Participating in the committee for "Upgrading and developing technical colleges" under the Supreme Council of Universities. 2005-2006.
• Participating in the working group at the Faculty of Engineering, Banha University for preparing the Tempus application to develop a new course entitled "Restoration and Rehabilatation of Structures for a Sustainable Society" in collaboration with Luleå University of Technology in Sweden and University of Ljublijana in Slovenia (application code RAROS, JEP - 34090 – 2006) , submitted to TEMPUS Program in December 2006.
• Participating in the working groups at the Faculty of Engineering, Banha University for preparing the proposals for new study programs in "Sustainable Development Engineering", "Structure Restoration Engineering" and "Materials Engineering". Submitted to the Faculty Board in January 2007.
• Working as a freelance consultant for several companies such as Cairo for Environmental Services, Giza for Environmental Services and Nasr Consultants for materials consultation and problem solving.
• Organizing a number of professional lectures and writing a number of technical reports. Details are given in the list of activities below (in Arabic).
• Member of the international advisory committee for the conference entitled "Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies", Coventry, UK 11-13 June 2007.
• Writing the proposal for a new study program at Shoubra Faculty of Engineering entitled "Site Management and Construction Rehabilitation", to be offered for undergraduate level. The programs aims at preparing graduates to work as 'Residents Site Engineers' by arming them with the necessary knowledge in the fields of architecture, civil and surveying engineering. (May 2008).
• Revising the application forms presented to "The Binational Fulbright Commission in Egypt", under the "Support for Technical Education Program", (September 2008).
• Chairing the working group of the civil engineering department to participate in writing the new postgraduate curriculum for the faculty of engineering at Shoubra. The new curriculum is based on the credit hour system with the hope of attracting more students to the offered programs. (2008-2012)
• Cooperating with Theabes Academy to establish the curriculum for their new civil engineering department. This included preparing the curriculum in Arabic and English to conform with the Ministry of Higher Education requirements. (2009)
• Working within the faculty of engineering at Shoubra as part of the core quality group implementing the continuous education improvement and preparation for accreditation project. Mainly responsible for the postgraduate criteria of the project. (2009-2010)
• Writing up the new credit hour curriculum for the Architecture and Civil Engineering Departments at the Higher Engineering Institute, 15 May City, including the study plan and course content lists. (2010-2011)
• Amendments to the Canadian International College Engineering Curriculum to comply with both the Ministry of Higher Education requirements and the bylaws of the Canadian Partners (2011-2012).
• Heading the quality assurance department at the Canadian International College. (2011-2012)
• Using the Online Course Management System (CMS) during teaching the courses at the Canadian International College, all powerpoint lectures, assignments, exam model answers were uploaded on the CMS for the benefit of students. (2011-2012)
• Working as the Egyptian Ministry of Higher Education coordinator for “The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) project: Gender Equality in the Egyptian Higher Education System, (October 2012-present)
• Providing consultation for the SHEMERA project (funded by the European Commission under the Science in Society Programme of FP7) which aims to enhance research cooperation on gender and science between the European Union and the Mediterranean countries (December 2012-present).
• Working as the Higher Education Institutes Expert, Education Sector, Ministry of Higher Education, (February 2013 till present).