Professor Sherif El-Tawil was elected Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). ASCE Fellows occupy the Society’s second-highest membership grade, exceeded only by Honorary Members. Fellows are practitioners, educators, mentors, and most of all leaders. They have distinguished careers that have contributed significantly to the Civil Engineering profession. The accomplishments of Fellows have left their marks on their communities, society, and future engineering professionals.
Professor El-Tawil’s research focuses on building and bridge behavior under the extreme loading conditions generated by manmade and natural hazards. He is actively investigating how to utilize new materials and technologies to create innovative structural systems that mitigate the potentially catastrophic effects of extreme loading. Professor El-Tawil is also very active in his service to the profession. He currently serves as Chief Editor for ASCE’s Journal of Structural Engineering and is a member of several technical committees within the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).