Bio

Contact Information:

UIC Civil and Materials Engineering, 2095 Engineering Research Facility, 842 W. Taylor Street (M/C 246), Chicago, Illinois 60607-7023

Office: 3069 ERF

Office Hours: M & W: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM and 4:00-4:50 PM; Friday:11:00 AM-12:00 PM OR by Appointment

Ph.D., Civil Engineering and Mechanics University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

M.S. Civil Engineering Bradley University

B.S. Civil Engineering Eastern Mediterranean University

Dr. Mahamid’s research areas and interest include behavior of steel structures with the focus on steel connections for seismic applications, behavior of concrete structures with the focus on reinforced concrete joints and connections for seismic applications, earthquake resistant design, computations & mechanics, structural mechanics, building codes and code development. As a practicing structural engineer, Dr. Mahamid is interested in studying the methods & techniques to bridging theory into practice, and Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools in structural engineering.

Classes taught at UIC:

CME 201 – Statics

CME 203 – Strength of Materials

CME 205 – Structural Analysis I

CME 301 – Behavior and Design of Metal Structures

CME 310 – Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures

CME 401 – Advanced Design of Metal Structures

CME 409 – Structural Analysis II

CME 410 – Design of Prestressed Concrete Structures

CME 494 – Design of Masonry Structures

CME 494 – Design of Wood Structures

CME 494 – Structural Load Determination

CME 520 – Earthquake Engineering of Concrete Structures

CME 594 – Earthquake Resistant Design of Structural Steel Systems

Classes Taught at Other Institutions:

Mechanics of Materials

Advanced Mechanics of Materials

Advanced Finite Element Analysis

Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures

Introduction to Structural Design

SE: Licensed Structural Engineer in Illinois

PE: Registered Professional Engineer in the states of WI, CA, WA, & MI

P.Eng: Registered Professional Engineer in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

LEED AP: LEED Accredited Professional

SECB: Structural Engineering Certification Board in USA

Licensed Civil Engineer in Israel

Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (F.ASCE), 2016

Fellow of the Structural Engineering Institute (F.SEI) of ASCE, 2016

2015 UIC INSPIRE Award

2015-2016 Master Teaching Scholar – University of Illinois at Chicago

2014 College of Engineering Faculty Teaching Award

Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society, November 2003

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, April 2001

Chi-Epsilon, Civil Engineering Honor Society, May 2000

Publications and ongoing Research    Journal and Refereed Papers

  1. Challenges and Constructability Solutions for New Flare Gas Recovery Modifications in Oil and Gas Refineries: Case Studies for Five Different Flare Stacks. (Submitted for Review)
  2. Investigation of Femur Neck Fracture Due to Different Types of Fall for Different Bone Densities. (Submitted for Review)
  3. Direct Design Method and Design Diagram for Reinforced Concrete Columns and Shear walls. (Submitted for Review)
  4. A Re-evaluation of f’m – Unit Strength Method, Face Shell and Fully Bedded Mortar Joints (Submitted for Review)
  5. Design of Flat Plate Voided Systems (Accepted & in press, Practice Periodical for Design and Construction, ASCE)
  6. Voided Slab System: Strength Design, Vibration, and Fire Rating (Accepted and in press, ACI Special Publication)
  7. Behavior of ASTM A325 Bolts under Simulated Fire Conditions (Accepted and in press, Journal of Structural Fire Safety).
  8. Finite Element Analysis of ASTM A325 Bolts (Accepted, Journal of Structural Fire Safety)
  9. Al-Hijaj M. and Mahamid M., Behavior of skewed extended shear tab connections part I: Connection to supporting web, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 128 (2017) 305–320
  10. Al-Hijaj M. and Mahamid M., Parametric Study and Design Procedure for Skewed Extended Shear Tab Connections, Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, ASCE, March 2017, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)SC.1943-5576.0000317
  11. Mahamid M. and Al-Hijaj M., Behavior of skewed extended shear tab connections part II: Connection to supporting flange, Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 128 (2017) 462-472
  12. Malhas, F. A., M. Mahamid and A. Rahman Serviceability Performance of Concrete Beams Reinforced with MMFX Steel, International Journal of Modern Engineering, volume 17, number 1, Fall/Winter 2016.
  13. Mustafa Mahamid, Cenk Tort, Mutaz Al Hijaj, Adeeb Rahman & Faris Malhas, Buckling Analysis of Transmission Steel Towers, International Journal of Modern Engineering, Vol 6, No.1, Fall/Winter 2015.
  14. Mustafa Mahamid & Adeeb Rahman, Investigation of structural steel webs for punching shear, Journal of Civil and Architectural Engineering, volume 9, number 9, 1129-1136, September 2015.
  15. Mustafa Mahamid, Faris Malhas, & Adeeb Rahman, Structural Integrity for Structural Steel Building-Design and Detailing Requirements. International Journal of Engineering Research and Innovation, Spring/Summer 2014, Volume 6, Number 1.
  16. Mahmoud Kamara, Mustafa Mahamid, Lawrence C. Novak, Historical Perspective on the Evolution of Two-Way Slab Design, ACI SP. 287, 2012.
  17. A. Rahman, M. Mahamid, and Akef Amro, and Ghorbanpoor, FASCE. “Analyses of the Shear-Tab Steel Connections, Part I: Unstiffened Connections” Engineering Journal. American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), 2nd Quarter issue 2007.
  18. Mahamid, A. A. Rahman, and Ghorbanpoor, FASCE. “Analyses of the Shear-Tab Steel Connections, Part II: Stiffened Connections” Engineering Journal. American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), 2nd Quarter issue 2007.
  19. Rahman A., Urbanik T., Mahamid M. “FE Analysis of Creep and Hygroexpansion Response of a Corrugated Fiberboard to a Moisture Flow: A Transient Nonlinear Analysis”, Journal of Wood and Fiber Science, January 2006.
  20. Adeeb Rahman, Rami Hawileh, and Mustafa Mahamid. (2004) “The effect of fire loading on a steel frame and connection.” Wessex Institute of Technology, High Performance Structures and Materials. WIT Press Publisher 2004. Edited by C.A Brebbia and W.P. De Wilde. pp. 307-316.

Peer Reviewed Conference Papers

  1. Skewed Extended Shear Tab Connections: Behavior, Analysis and Parametric Study (Accepted, Eurosteel, 2017)
  2. Structural Steel Members with Damaged Fireproofing: Analysis, Behavior and Recommendations (Accepted, Eurosteel, 2017)
  3. Computational Models for Analysis of Cross Laminated Timber Members supported by Soil (Accepted, First International Conference on Timber Structures, UK)
  4. Mustafa Mahamid & Adeeb Rahman, Investigation of Structural Steel Webs for Punching Shear, EUROSTEEL Conference 2014, Naples, Italy, September 2014.
  5. Mustafa Mahamid, Cenk Tort, Mutaz Al Hijaj, & Adeeb Rahman, Buckling Analysis of Transmission Steel Towers, EUROSTEEL Conference 2014, Naples, Italy, September 2014.
  6. Ali Shrih, Adeeb Rahman, & Mustafa Mahamid, Experimental Investigation of Tension Loaded ASTM A325 Bolts under Simulated Fire Loading, EUROSTEEL Conference 2014, Naples, Italy, September 2014.
  7. Mustafa Mahamid, Adeeb Rahman, & Faris Malhas, Seismic Provisions for Steel Buildings: History, Recent Developments, and Future Prospects, EUROSTEEL Conference 2011, Budapest, Hungary, September 2011.
  8. Mustafa Mahamid, Faris Malhas, Adeeb Rahman, Design of Steel Buildings for Structural Integrity, EUROSTEEL Conference 2011, Budapest, Hungary, September 2011.

Conference Papers

  1. Behavior & Strength Parameters of Cross-Laminated Mats: Experimental and Numerical Study (Accepted, ASCE/SEI 2017 Structures Congress)
  2. Behavior of structural steel members with damaged fireproofing (Accepted, ASCE/SEI 2017 Structures Congress)
  3. Constructability Solutions for Temporarily Supporting 200’ Flare Stack During Construction Modifications (Accepted, ASCE/SEI 2017 Structures Congress)
  4. Masonry Compressive Strength; A Re-evaluation of f’m and Comparison of Face-shell and Fully Bedded Mortar Joints (Accepted, ASCE/SEI 2017 Structures Congress)
  5. Parametric Study and Design Procedure for Skewed Extended Shear Tab Connections (Accepted, ASCE/SEI 2017 Structures Congress)
  6. Mustafa Mahamid and Mutaz Al-Hijaj, Behavior of Stiffened Skewed Extended Shear Tab Connections, Joint GEO/SEI Congress, ASCE, Phoenix, AZ, February 2016.
  7. Mutaz Al-Hijaj and Mustafa Mahamid, Behavior of Skewed Extended Shear Tab Connections, ASCE/SEI Structures Congress, Portland, Oregon, April 2015.
  8. Johnson and M. Mahamid “Design of Steel Connections for Tie Forces” ASCE/SEI Structures Congress, Orlando, FL, May 2010.
  9. Mahamid, M., Rahman A., and Al-Ghorbanpoor, “Behavior of Extended Shear Tab Deep Connections” The 2005 Joint ASME/ASCE/SES Conference on Mechanics and Materials, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, June 2005.
  10. Mahamid, M., Rahman A., and Al-Ghorbanpoor “ Finite Element Analysis of Stiffened and Unstiffened Shear Tab Connections” 9th ASCE EMD/SEI/GI/AD Joint Specialty Conference on Probabilistic Mechanics and Structural Reliability, Albuquerque, New Mexico, July 2004
  11. Titi H., and Mahamid “Evaluation of CPT Methods For Load and Resistance Factor Design of Driven Piles” ASCE Geo-Trans Conference Los Angeles, CA July 2004
  12. Rahman A., Mahamid , and Al-Ghorbanpoor “Failure Modes of Extended Shear Tab Steel Connections” 16th Engineering Mechanics Conference, ASCE, Seattle, July 2003
  13. Rahman A., Mahamid , Abou-Hanna J., and Malhas F. “Finite Element Non-linear Analysis of Reinforced Concrete Thin Shells” 16th Engineering Mechanics Conference, ASCE, Seattle, July 2003
  14. Rahman A., Al-Ghorbanpoor, Amro A., and Mahamid “3D FE Model of Extended Shear Tab Steel Connections” 16th Engineering Mechanics Conference, ASCE, Seattle, July 2003
  15. Rahman A., Urbanik T., and Mahamid “Transient Non-linear Analysis of Moisture Flow through a corrugated Fiberboard” 16th Engineering Mechanics Conference, ASCE, Seattle, July 2003
  16. Rahman A., Hawileh R., and Mahamid “Performance of Standard Steel Connections Used in High Rise Buildings due to Fire Loading” 16th Engineering Mechanics Conference, ASCE, Seattle, July 2003
  17. Rahman A., Urbanik T., and Mahamid “Response of Corrugated Fiberboard to Moisture Flow: 3-D Finite Element Transient Nonlinear Analysis” Paper Physics Symposium, Victoria, Canada September 2003
  18. Rahman A., Hawileh R., and Mahamid “ Computational Model for Steel Connection in Fire Loading” SEI Conference Baltimore Maryland, October 2003
  19. Rahman A. and Mahamid “Functionally Graded Cellular Metal Alloys for Human-Joint Implants” 15th Engineering Mechanics Conference, ASCE, New-York, June 2002
  20. Rahman A., Urbanik T., and Mahamid “Moisture Diffusion through a Corrugated Fiberboard under Compressive Loading: its deformation and Stiffness Response” Progress in Paper Physics Seminar Proceedings, Syracuse, New York, September 2002

Conference Presentations:

  1. FEA of Non-traditional Cross-Laminated Timber, ANSYS Innovation Conference, Chicago, IL, October 2016.
  2. Guide to the Design of Reinforced Concrete Two-way Slabs, ACI 2016 Spring Convention, Milwaukee, WI.
  3. Mahamid “The Latest Provisions for Slab Shear Reinforcement and Seismic Design of Punching Shear Reinforcement in Flat Plates” ACI convention, St. Louis, MO, November 2008.
  4. Mahamid “2005 ASCE 7 Seismic Provisions Updates and Comparison with the Current Israeli Seismic Provisions, SI 413” International Conference on Modern Trends in Earthquake Engineering, Ariel Israel, October 2007.
  5. Rahman A., Papadopoulos C., Al-Khatib F., and Mahamid M. “Stress Distribution and Potential Failure in Femur’s Nick-Bone Due to Side Falls” Society of Experimental Mechanics Conference, October 2003.

Editor: SP-287: Recent Development in Reinforced Concrete Slab Analysis, Design, and Serviceability, American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, MI, 2012. Journals Reviewer:

  1. Journal of Earthquake and Structures
  2. Earthquake Spectra, EERI
  3. ASCE Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction Journal
  4. Journal of Civil and Architectural Engineering, member of the editorial board
  5. Engineering Journal, Elsevier
  6. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, Elsevier
  7. Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring
  8. ACI Structural Journal

Participating Book Author:

  1. HSS DESIGN GUIDE volume IV: Member Design, Steel Tube Institute (STI), 2017
  2. HSS DESIGN GUIDE volume III: Member Design, Steel Tube Institute (STI), 2016
  3. HSS DESIGN GUIDE volume II: Member Design, Steel Tube Institute (STI), 2016.
  4. HSS DESIGN GUIDE volume I: Section Properties & Design Information, Steel Tube Institute (STI), 2015.
  5. Guide to Design of Reinforced Two-Way Slab Systems, ACI 421.3R-15, American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, MI, 2015.
  6. Shear Reinforcement for Slab, ACI 421.1R, American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, MI, in progress.
  7. Guide to Seismic Design of Punching Shear Reinforcement in Flat Plates, ACI 421.2R, American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, MI, in progress.

Ongoing Research Projects:

  1. Behavior, Analysis and Design of Skewed Extended Shear Tab
  2. Analysis of Composite Transmission Towers (PhD Student-Kamel Bilal)
  3. Effectiveness of Damaged Fire Proofing (MS Student- Ataollah Taghipour)
  4. Behavior and Analysis of Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) (MS Student-Ines Torra)
  5. Comparison of multiple Concrete Codes
  6. Re-evaluation of Masonry Compressive Strength for Face-Shell and Fully-Bedded Masonry Prisms – FE Analysis
  7. Behavior of Special Concentrically Braced Frames, Controlled Buckling Braced Frames.

Former Graduate Students:

  1. Mutaz Al Hijaj, PhD
  2. Nathan Westin, MS
  3. Majid Houshiar, MS