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Sustainable Civil Infrastructures

Sustainable Civil Infrastructures

Editor-in-chief: Shehata, Hany

ISSN: 2366-3405

About the Editors


Dr. Eng. Hany Farouk Shehata

Dr. Shehata is the founder and CEO of the Soil-Structure Interaction Group in Egypt (SSIGE).
He is also a partner and vice-president of EHE-Consulting Group in the Middle East. He worked in the field of Civil Engineering early, while studying, with Bechtel Egypt Contracting & PM Company, LLC.
His professional experience includes working in culverts, small tunnels, pipe installation, earth reinforcement, soil stabilization, and small bridges. Dr. Shehata has been also involved in teaching, research, and consulting. His areas of specialization include static and dynamic soil-structure interactions involving buildings, roads, water structures, retaining walls, earth reinforcement, and bridges, as well as, different disciplines of project management and contract administration.
He is the author of an Arabic book titled “Practical Solutions for Different Geotechnical Works: The Practical Engineers’ Guidelines.” He is currently working on a new book titled “Soil-Foundation-Superstructure Interaction: Structural Integration” to be published by Springer.
He is a contributor to more than 50 publications in national and international conferences and journals. Most recently, he was selected as “a 2016 Outstanding Reviewer" of the International Journal of Geomechanics, ASCE.
Dr. Shehata served as a co-chair of the GeoChina 2016 International Conference in Shandong, China. He is currently serving as a co-chair and secretary general of the GeoMEast 2019 International Conference in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, which will be supported by Springer.
Dr. Shehata is the Managing/Executive Editor of “Innovative Infrastructure Solutions”, a journal published by Springer.

Advisory co-Editor 

Prof. Dr. Dar-Hao Chen

After receiving his doctoral degree from the University of Oklahoma in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical), Dr. Chen has been working for the Texas Department Transportation’s headquarter in Austin, Texas (USA) for more than 15 years. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Oklahoma (USA), Shandong University (China) and Changsa University (China). He serves on several Transportation Research Board committees, namely, AFH30: Emerging Technologies for Design and Construction; AFS90: Chemical and Mechanical Stabilization, and AFS50: Modeling Techniques in Geomechanics. Dr. Chen is the founding president of GeoChina Civil Infrastructure Association, USA. He served as a co-chair and secretary general of 2009 and 2011 GeoHunan International Conference, 2014 GeoHubei International Conference, and 2016 GeoChina International Conference. He has published more than 100 papers in SCI-indexed journals, edited six ASCE Geotechnical special publications, and holds five patents in China related to material testing, rehabilitation, and construction of pavements. Dr. Chen is the co-Editor-in-Chief of “Innovative Infrastructure Solutions” journal with Springer.

Advisory co-Editor 

Prof. Dr. Eng. Khalid M. El-Zahaby

Dr. El-Zahaby graduated from the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University (Egypt) in 1985 with honors. He obtained his M.Sc. from Cairo University in 1989 and his Ph.D. from Civil Engineering Department in North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC (USA) in 1995. Upon graduation, he joined the Housing and Building National Research Center (HBRC) as a research assistant and was promoted in different positions. He is currently the HBRC Chairman. Dr. El-Zahaby is the recipient of the 2013 ICC Global Award of Atlantic City, NJ (USA) and has been a geotechnical consultant for almost 30 years. He is currently serving as an assessor for geotechnical consultants in Egypt. Dr. El-Zahaby is also the Principal Investigator of a research project funded by the STDF (Egypt) and NSF (USA) on the assessment of seismic hazards on wind turbines. Dr. El-Zahaby is the co-Editor-in-Chief of “Innovative Infrastructure Solutions” journal with Springer.

Publishing Editor 

Dr. Nabil Khélifi

Dr. Khélifi holds a B.Sc. in Natural Sciences (2001) and a M.Sc. in Earth & Environmental Sciences (2004) from the University of Sfax (Tunisia). He received fellowships from the global change System for Analysis, Research and Training (START) in 2005 and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) from 2006 to 2010 to continue with his Ph.D. studies in Marine Geosciences at the University of Kiel in Germany. After his Ph.D. in 2010, Dr. Khélifi received a postdoctoral research grant from the German Science Foundation (DFG) to start his self-designed research projects at the GEOMAR Ocean Research Centre in Kiel, Germany on reconstructing past changes in oceanography and climate in the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea using marine sediment samples retrieved by the International Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) and applying foraminiferal and geochemical proxy methods. He published afterwards his research findings in highly ranked scientific journals. Dr. Khélifi also received funding from the European Science Foundation (ESF) and some European universities to co-organize with some of his colleagues two workshops on Pliocene climate in Bordeaux, France (2009) and Bristol, UK (2013). In early 2014 he received the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship (SGES) to continue with his research projects at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Although his interest in scientific research remains strong, Dr. Khélifi decided in March 2014 to pursue his career as a Publishing Editor with Springer (a part of Springer Nature) in Heidelberg, Germany. He is mainly responsible for developing the Springer’s publishing program in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA). The program currently consists of developing 15 academic journals from the Arab World and publishing tens of scientific books each year. Dr. Khélifi also helps researchers in MENA countries publish their work by delivering educational seminars for authors, reviewers, and journal editors to help improve publication output and quality. He is also a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Carthage, Tunisia and King Saud University, KSA. Since 2016 Dr. Khélifi is the Publishing Editor responsible for managing the “Sustainable Civil Infrastructures” Book Series in close collaboration with the Editor-in-Chief.

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