Dr. Mohammed Gabr has been named Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering and Construction in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) at North Carolina State University. Gabr has been a member of the NC State faculty since 1998.
His recent research interests include innovative soil improvement techniques including the use of geosynthetics, limit states and condition assessment of flood defense earth structures under extreme storms, and offshore foundation systems supporting renewable energy devices. Gabr has been serving as the acting director of the North Carolina Renewable Ocean Energy Program (NCROEP) for the past three years. The program is administered through the University of North Carolina Coastal Studies Institute (CSI). He has been working with colleagues from the CSI and several universities across the state of North Carolina to plan and advance research and technology supporting the generation of ocean renewable energy in a cost-competitive and environmentally benign manner.
Gabr is a registered professional engineer in five states. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and was inducted as a Diplomate of the Geo-Institute Academy of Geo-Professionals in 2015. Among his many honors, he was selected as an NC State University Outstanding Teacher, received an Alumni Outstanding Teacher award, and was elected to the academy of Outstanding Teachers (2008). He was named an Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor (2009), a title retained while appointed as a member of the NC State faculty. He is the College of Engineering recipient of the 2011 Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching, and recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Teaching Award from the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Southeast Section.
He received his Ph.D. from NC State University in 1987.