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PART 1: Abstracted Resume'
Personal Data
Name: Prof. Dr. Salah El-Din Mohamed Fahmy Taher.
Nationality: Egyptian.
Mailing address: 23a Anas Ibn Malik St., Al-Mohandseen 12411, Giza, Egypt.
Tel.: (+20)10-1692692, (+20)2-37606356 Fax:(+20)2-37491056.
E-mail: sftaher@yahoo.com
Current Position(s)
Professor of Concrete Structures,
Vice-Dean for Post Graduate and Research Affairs,
Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University,
Tanta, Egypt &
Executive Director,
Higher Education Enhancement Project Fund, HEEPF,
Projects Management Unit (PMU),
Ministry of Higher Education and State for Scientific Research,
96 Ahmed Orabi St., 11
th
Floor, Al-Mohandseen 12411, Giza, Egypt.
Academic Degrees
Jan. 2006 Professor of Concrete Structures.
Jan. 2001 Associate Professor, Structural Engineering.
Dec. 1995 Assistant Professor, Structural Engineering.
June 1995 Ph.D. Civil Engineering.
Aug. 1989 MS. Civil Engineering.
June 1985 B.Sc. Civil Engineering.
Professional Background (23 years experience)
Engineering: Projects management, supervision, feasibility studies, design and quality
control.
Academic: Teaching, tutoring, training and research.
Administrative: Management, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and supervision of
many projects.
Services: Consultations, training, and contribution to many higher education
enhancement activities.
Training Received (Participated in more than 15 TOT program in the last five years)
Training skills and Total Quality Management, European Institute of Public
Administration, EIPA, Maastricht, Netherlands.
Training skills, Faculty members and Leadership Development Project, FLPD, Egypt.
Quality Assurance Systems, Quality Assurance and Accreditation Project, QAAP,
Egypt.
Specialized topics on seismic safety, repair/rehabilitation of structures, soil
improvement, neural networking applications in structural engineering, optimization
and subjects through the previous twenty two years.
Training Offered (Participated in more than 102 training workshops in the last five years)
Projects Management.

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Quality Assurance and Accreditation.
Curriculum Development.
Research Methodologies.
How to Write Projects Proposals.
Teaching Ethics and Morals.
Communication and negotiation skills.
Effective Teaching.
E-Learning.
Total Quality Management (TQM).
Publications (more than 81 refereed paper and books)
Many papers published in international and local journals.
Many books on higher education enhancement (refer to HEEPF website:
www.heepf.org.eg).
Rank/Position (in the last five years)
Dec. 2007-now: Vice-Dean for Post-Graduate and Research Affairs, Faculty of
Engineering, Tanta University, Egypt.
Aug. 2006-now: Executive Director, Higher Education Enhancement Project Fund,
HEEPF, as appointed by higher education ministerial decree. The work includes
managing 160 projects in 90 faculties, intuitions and technical colleges under loan
agreement between the Egyptian government and the International Bank for
Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) of 13.9 Million USD.
April 2003- Aug. 2006: HEEPF Consultant as the head of the Monitoring and
Evaluation (M&E) group where duties included:
Performance appraisal of projects implementation at public universities and
technical colleges.
Training of Trainer (TOT) for promotion of various cycles and projects
management.
Preparing many specialized studies on higher education enhancement including
integration/coordination of enhancement projects, impact assessment, sustainability
plans, execution policies and other items.
Participating in specialized conferences, meetings and workshops.
Coordinating the development of Egyptian Technical Colleges (ETC) for civil and
architectural specializations through project ETCP funded by IBRD.
National/International Relations
Awarded some national and international prizes, certificates and honors.
Dealing with the IBRD team for higher education sector and Middle East and North
Africa (MENA) regional bureau.
Dealing with the Africa Higher Education Collaborative (AHEC) sponsored by the
Ford Foundation through the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), a
division of the Institute of International Education (IIE) and IIEs MENA Region
Office in Cairo.
Member in many professional societies and committees.
Good communication skills and holds intimate relations with top management in most
of the public universities and many of the leaderships in the field of higher education.
Engaged in coordination and twinning protocols among many parties with higher
education institutions.
Professional trainer in many disciplines related to human resources development.
Nominated technical reviewer in more than 12 international specialized journals in
Structural Engineering, Project Management and Higher Education.

PART 2: Detailed Resume'

I. PERSONAL INFORMATION

Surname : Mohammed Taher
First name : Salah El-Din
Middle name : Mohammed Fahmy
Date of birth : October 2, 1963
Place of birth : Cairo, Egypt
Marital status : Married (Four children)
Nationality : Egyptian
Mailing address : 23a Anas Ibn Malik St., Al-Mohandseen 12411, Giza, Egypt.
Tel.: (+20)10-1692692, (+20)2-7606356 Fax:(+20)2-7491056,(+20)40-3320996
E-mail: sftaher@yahoo.com

II. ACADEMIC HISTORY

1. Professor of Concrete Structures, Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University, Egypt,
2006.
2. Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University, Egypt, 2001.
3. Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University, Egypt, 1995. Ph. D. in
Civil Engineering, KFUPM, Dhahran, KSA, June, 1995. Thesis entitled "Canonical
Elasto-plastic Damage Modeling of Reinforced Concrete Structures".
4. Lecturer Assistant, Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University, Egypt, 1989 then
Lecturer B at King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, KSA. M. S.
in Civil Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt, August 1989. Thesis entitled
"Formation and Propagation of Cracks Around Metallic Inserts in Concrete".
5. Demonstrator, Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University, Egypt, 1986. B. Sc. with
honors in Civil Engineering, Cairo University, Egypt, June 1985.

III. EXPERIENCE

III-i. Synopsis:
Vice-Dean for Post-Graduate and Research Affairs, and Professor of Concrete
Structures, Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University, Egypt. The executive director of
the Higher Education Enhancement Project Fund, HEEPF-Supreme Council of
Universities, SCU-by the ministerial decree 822 dated Aug. 10, 2006. He is also a
Professor of Concrete Structures, Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University, Egypt. He
is also member of the Egyptian code committee for the design and execution of
reinforced concrete structures- prestressed concrete. Professional consultant
engineer in the fields of design of reinforced concrete structures, geotechnical
engineering as well as repair and strengthening of structures with more than 22 years
of practical experience. For three years, Dr. Taher has been the head of the monitoring
and evaluation (M&E) committee for the undergoing funded projects through the
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development's (IBRD) Loan for Egyptian
Higher Education Enhancement. Besides, he has participated as a coordinator of the
executive committee in the civil and architectural specializations for the Egyptian
technical colleges funded by ETCP-World Bank grant. He was awarded many prizes
including the Egyptian government, Tanta University, Egyptian Engineering Syndicate,
American Bibliographical Institute (ABI, USA) and Cambridge University (UK)
honorships for achievements and lately the specialized prize in the field of R.C.
research of Prof. Dr. M. El-Hashmy through the Egyptian Academy of Scientific
Research.

III-ii. Detailed Experience:
Dec. 2007-
Present
Vice-Dean for Post-Graduate and Research Affairs, and Professor of Concrete
Structures, Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University, Egypt.
Apr. 2003-
Present
Higher Education Enhancement Project Fund (HEEPF), Project Management
Unit (PMU), Ministry of Higher Education and State for Scientific Research.
Executive Director since Aug. 2006 and later was the Head of the Monitoring
and Evaluation Team. Supervised the execution of 160 projects technically
and financially and directed of large board of consultants. The total fund for
the first phase was 13.9 Million USD. The deliverables of the projects were
directed to the quality, relevance and efficiency of higher education in terms
of collaboration with community and industry as well as reform of the
administrative systems.
June 1995-
Apr. 2003
Faculty member, Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University. General Director
of TEC (Taher Engineering Consultation, Cairo branch:23 Anas Ibn Malik
St., Al-Mohandseen 12411, Giza, Egypt, and Tanta branch: 4 El-Malawany St.
branching from Said St., Tanta, Egypt). Also member in the Engineering
Consultation Center, Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University. Participated in
the design of many residential complexes, industrial facilities and university
buildings including administration buildings and auditoriums. Involved in the
repair and rehabilitation work of many damaged buildings in surrounding
directorates. In addition, Engaged in the inspection and quality control of
many concrete structures. The work involved supervision of the construction
work of many projects including the Educational Hospital (1000 bed), Tanta,
66/11 KV Cairo Oil Refinery Substation, Tanta, Chest Hospital, Tanta,
Auditoriums of the Faculty of veterinary and Arts and male and female
hostile, Kafr El-sheikh, Pepsi factory, Tanta 1, repair in Faculty of Commerce,
Tanta University, and in Kafr El-Zayiat Hospital as well.
Feb. 1990
June 1995
Lecturer, Civil Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, KFUPM,
Dhahran, KSA. Engaged in structural consultation, designed and supervised
many construction projects in the eastern province, KSA. In many situations,
consultations were related to the repair of damaged structures and problems
associated with ground water rise.
Dec. 1986
Feb. 1990
Demonstrator, Faculty of Engineering, Tanta University. Part-time engineer in
the technical office of Misr Raymond Foundations Company, Dokki, Cairo,
Egypt. Participated in the design, technical management, scheduling,
following-up, preparing technical reports, lab and field soil testing and in the
quality control of the geotechnical work of many large projects. Among which
were the shallow and deep foundation work of Cairo South Power Plant,
Talkha Extension Power Station, Mansoura University Hospital, T. V.
Building Extension, El-Kabary Bridge, Tora Bridge, Abu-Rawash Sewerage
Pumping Station and El-Kalag & El-Khossous Pumping Station.
Oct. 1985 Supervising Engineer, Egyptian Army, Gesr El- Suize Policemen Housing
Dec. 1986 Project, Cairo, Egypt. The project included the construction of eleven
complexes.

IV. PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES MEMBERSHIP

1. Nominated accredited reviewer of design work of construction projects, ministerial
decree July 2005.
2. Member of the Egyptian Code Committee for the Design and Execution of Reinforced
Concrete Structures-Prestressed Concrete, 2004.
3. Nominated referee of particular international journals in the field of structural
engineering. The revision of submitted manuscripts includes "Structural Engineering
and Mechanics, SEM journal, Techno-press, Korea", "Arabian Journal of Science and
Engineering, AJSE, KFUPM, K.S.A.".
4. Nominated evaluator of higher education enhancement projects, HEEPF.
5. Consultant Engineering Office, 2004.
6. Consulting Engineer, Repair and Strengthening of Structures, 2003.
7. Consulting Engineer, Geotechnical Engineering, 2002.
8. Consulting Engineer, Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures, 2001.
9. Advisory Board Member, American Biographical Institute.
10. Member, American Society of Civil Engineering.
11. Member, Egyptian Society of Engineers, Civil Engineering Division.
12. Member, Egyptian Engineering Syndicate.

V. HONORS, PRIZES AND AWARDS

1. Selected in Marquis Who's Who Handbook for the greatest achievements in the
specialized field.
2. Prof. Dr. Mohamed El-Hashmy Award in the specialized field of "Reinforced Concrete
Researches", through the Egyptian Academy of Scientific Research, 2005.
3. Advisory Board Member Honorship, American Biographical Institute, 2004.
4. Tanta University Award for Encouragement, 2003.
5. Twentieth Century Award for Achievements, International Biographical Center at
Cambridge, UK, 2001.
6. Honorship of the Egyptian Engineers Syndicate in 1985.
7. Governmental Scholarship for distinction from 1980-1985.

VI. COMPUTER SKILLS

- Experience in e-learning and web-enabled software development. Also gained
considerable experience in neural networking and expert systems.
- Experience in working on personal computers. Familiar with most of the well-known
packages under windows such as Microsoft office package, MS SharePoint, Moodle,
ATutor, Autocad, MS Office set, SURFER, etc.- and some of the structural oriented
software packages such as STAAD III, SAP, SAFE, ETABS, ANSYS, COSMOS M and
Robot Millennium.

VII. TRAINING EXPERIENCE

Training activities have represented a continuous viable part of my work as consultant in the
professional engineering field and as related to my contribution to the higher education
enhancement projects. The average number of lectures/presentations given per year in the last
three years is 67 arranged in about 31 annual events (including workshops). The main topics
covered by the lectures given and/or the training activities organized:
Participated in 11 training workshops in 8 universities during Year 2007.
Keynote Speaker, 2007, Phase I Evaluation and Future Prospective, 2
nd

Conference for Industry Collaboration with University, Org. IEEE EGYPT Gold,
Faculty of Engineering at Port-Said, Suez Canal University, Egypt, May.
Keynote Speaker, 2007, Phase I Evaluation and Future Prospective, Higher
Education Enhancement Project Fund (HEEPF) Mid-Term Conference, Al-Azhar
Conference Center, Egypt, Mar.
Keynote Speaker, 2006, New Trends in Higher Education Projects, Keynote
Speaker, Web-Enabled Courseware For Reinforced Concrete Structures, Higher
Education Enhancement Conference, Org. Association of Egyptian American
Scholars, National Research Center, Egypt, Dec.
Keynote Speaker, 2006, Web-Enabled Courseware For Reinforced Concrete
Structures, Higher Education Enhancement Conference, Org. Association of
Egyptian American Scholars, National Research Center, Egypt, Dec.
Keynote Speaker, 2006, Interactive E-Learning content for reinforced concrete
courses using DHTML, 3
rd
e-Learning Conference, AUC, Egypt, Jan.
Invited Keynote lecturer at KFUPM, KSA, May 2005, to demonstrate the international
and regional experience on "Seismic Damage and Rehabilitation".
Invited Keynote lecturer at Helwan University Specialized Workshop on Sulphate
Attack, 2002. The presentation has focused on the ash utilization of agricultural wastes
(rice husk and straw, etc.) for durable concrete.
Project Management for 158 HEEPF (Higher Education Enhancement Project Fund)
funded projects.
E-Learning Applications in Structural Engineering at Tanta and Cairo Universities,
Egypt.
Preparation of Program and Courses specifications, matrices and Intended Learning
Outcomes (ILOs) and Quality Assurance (Q.A.) requirements in higher education
system at Tanta University, Egypt.
Promotion to HEEPF Funded Projects Application in 4 cycles and Training of
Trainers (TOT) for submission of proposals.
Design and Analysis of Special Reinforced Concrete Structures at both Tanta and Kafr
El-Sheikh branches, Tanta University, Egypt.
Repair and Strengthening of Structures at both Tanta and Kafr El-Sheikh branches,
Tanta University, Egypt. Also may lectures in this field have been organized by the
Housing Sectors, Building and Construction Contractors' Union and Educational
Buildings association at Tanta, Menoufyia and Kafr El-Sheikh.
Elementary and Applied Statistics in Social Applications at the Higher Institute of
Social Work, Kafr El-Sheikh, Egypt.
Participated in the training modules of the Fellowship and Leadership Development
Project, FLDP, Egyptian Supreme Council of Universities, for the training programs
held at Tanta University.


IIX FUNDED PROJECTS

Principal Investigator, Research project funded by Tanta University Research Grant on
"Evaluation of Rehabilitation and Repair of R. C. Structures in Nile Delta with
Emphasis on Advanced Composite Material Techniques", 2005.
Member of the implementation team, HEEPF project grant number C-019-M0 for joint
project between Minia University and Tanta University on " Modernization of
Engineering Postgraduate Program & Establishment of New
Specialized/Interdisciplinary Diplomas", Egypt, 2004.
Co-project Manager, HEEPF project grant number B-096-J0 for joint project between
Cairo University and Tanta University on "Courseware Development of Reinforced
Concrete Structures", Egypt, 2004.
Member of the management team, QAAP project grant for quality assurance and
accreditation on "Establishment of Internal Q. A. System for Tanta Faculty of
Engineering ", Egypt, 2004.
Joint Research Project with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harte, Bergische Universitt
Gesamthochschule Wuppertal, on "Emphasis on Light-weight and high-performance
Concrete/Computational Models for Concrete Shell Structures", Germany, 2004.
Joint Research Project with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Nabil A. Fouad, Universitt Hannover, Insitut
fr Massivbau on "Repair and Rehabilitation of Concrete Structures", Germany, 2003.
Joint Research Project with Prof. Dr.-Ing. K.-H. Reineck, Institut fr Leichtbau
Entwerfen und Konstruieren, Universitt Stuttgart on "Application on neural
Networking in the Field of Structural Engineering", Germany, 2002.
Joint Research Project with Prof. Dr.-Ing. U. Wittek, Bauingenieurwesen Fachgebiet
Baustatik, Universitt Kaiserslautern on "Structural Engineering Applications to
Reinforced Concrete Structures", Germany, 2001.
Co-principal Investigator, Research project funded by Tanta University Grant on " Life-
Time Prediction of Water Pipe-lines Network in Tanta City", 1999.
Research Institute, KFUPM, KSA, project sponsored by Saudi Aramco on "Rock
Compressibility and Formation Strength Indices in Sandstone Reservoirs", 1994.


IX PUBLISHED RESEARCH WORK

i. International Refereed Journals
1] Taher, S. F., 2005, External Strengthening of Critically Designed R. C. Girders
with Dapped-Ends, Structures and Buildings, Thomas Telford Publications, U.K.,
Vol. 158, No. 2, Apr., pp. 141-152.
2] Atta, A. E. N., Taher, S. F., Khalil, A. A., El-Metwally,, S. E., 2004, Behaviour of
Reinforced High Strength Concrete Beam-Column Joint. Part II: Numerical
Simulation, Structural Concrete, Thomas Telford Publications, UK, Vol. 5, No. 3,
pp 101-112.
3] Atta, A. E. N., Taher, S. F., Khalil, A. A., El-Metwally, S. E., 2003, Behaviour of
Reinforced High Strength Concrete Beam-Column Joint. Part I: Experimental
Investigation, Structural Concrete, Thomas Telford Publications, UK, Vol. 4, No.
4, pp 175-183
4] Taher, S. F., and Baluch, M. H., 2002, Rational Split of Strain Tensor in
Elastoplastic Damage Mechanics, Journal of Strain Analysis, U.K., Vol. 37, No. 2,
pp. 117-124.
5] Afefy, H. M., Taher, S. F., Khalil, A. A., Issa, M. E., 2002, Statistically
Equivalent Nonlinear Finite Element Model For Infilled R.C. Framed Systems,
Engineering Computation, MCB University Press, U.K., Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 190-
206.
6] Taher, S. F., and Fawzy, T. M., 2000, Performance of very High Strength
Concrete Subjected to Short-Term Repeated Loading, Magazine of Concrete
Research, Volume 52, Number 3, June, pp. 219-224.
7] Khalil, A. A., Fawzy, T.M., Taher, S. F., and Abdellah, G. A., 1999, New Special
Finite Elements for Modeling Reinforcement and Steel-Concrete Interface,
Engineering Computation, Vol. 16, No. 5, MCB University Press, U.K., pp 619-
629.
8] Shazali, A. M., Rahaman, K., El-Boughdadi, M. H., Taher, S. F.,
and Baluch, M. H.,1997, A CDM-Based Computational Model for the
Timoshenko Beam, Engineering Computation, Vol. 14, No. 1, MCB University
Press, U.K., pp 57-74.
9] Taher, S. F., and Baluch, M. H., 1997, Theory of Dichotomy for Biaxial
Elastoplastic Damage Modeling of Concrete, Journal of Damage Mechanics, Vol.
6, No. 2, April, pp. 166-194.
10] Taher, S. F., and Al-Farabi, S., 1995, Creep Loss Variation Along Prestressed
Concrete Beams, Magazine of Concrete Research, Thomas Telford Publications,
UK, Vol. 47, No. 172, Sept., pp. 263-269.
11] Al-Musallam, A. A., and Taher, S. F., 1995, Three-Dimensional Mohr's Circle for
Shear Stress Components, Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, Vol. 121,
No. 3, Mar., pp. 477-481.
12] Taher, S. F., and Al-Musallam, A. A., 1994, A Three-Dimensional Graphical
Method for Shear Strain Analysis, Journal of Strain Analysis, Vol. 29, No. 4, pp.
263-266.
13] Taher, S. F., Baluch, M., and Al-Gadhib, A., 1994, Towards a Canonical
Elastoplastic Damage Model, Journal of Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol.
48, No. 2, pp. 151-166.
14] Al-Farabi, S., Taher, S. F., and Basu, F., 1993, Time Dependent Losses in
Continuous Partially Prestressed Composite Beams, Journal of Structural
Engineering, ASCE., Vol. 119, No. 11, Nov., pp. 3151-3168.


ii. Local Refereed Journals
1] Taher, S. F., Atta, A. E. N., and Sharkawi, A. E. M., 2007, Wet vs. Dry
Techniques in Connecting Piecewise Precast Reinforced Concrete Beam-Column
Elements In Moment Resisting Frames, Sci. Bull. Fac. Eng. Ain Shams University,
Sept., Vol. 42, No. 3, pp 15-32.
2] Taher, S. F., Sharkawi, A. E. M., 2007, Using Different External Strengthening
Techniques to Enhance the Capacity of Small Concrete Bearing Area, Journal of
Engineering Research, Helwan University, Vol. 17, No. 4, pp 41-58.
3] Abou El-Ftooh, K. A., Sharkawi, A. E. M. and Taher, S. F., 2007, Nonlinearity of
Coupled R.C. System with Infill Stiffening, Sci. Bull. Fac. Eng. Ain Shams
University, Sept., Vol. 42, No. 3, pp 15-32.
4] Abou El-Ftooh, K. A., Sharkawi, A. E. M. and Taher, S. F., 2006, Push-Over
Analysis of R.C. Shear Walls with Different Coupling Characteristics, Sci. Bull.
Fac. Eng. Ain Shams University, Sept., Vol. 41, No. 3, pp 22-40.
5] Taher, S. F., 2005, Towards a Consistent Design Procedure for RC Pile Caps, Sci.
Bull. Fac. Eng. Ain Shams University, Sept., Vol.40, No. 3, pp 11-32.
6] Taman, M. H., Maaty, S. A., Taher, S. F., Fawzy, T. M., 2005, Stitching
Piecewise Precast R. C. Subassembly in Segmental Construction, Sci. Bull. Fac.
Eng. Ain Shams University, Sept., Vol. 40, No. 3, pp 53-71.
7] Atta, A. E. N., Taher, S. F., Issa, M. E., 2005, Comparative Study of Reinforced
High Strength Concrete Beams-Column Joints, Journal of Engineering and
Applied Science, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, A.R.E, Vol. 52, No. 2,
Apr., pp. 251-270.
8] Abou El-Ftooh, K. A. and Taher, S. F., 2005, Influence of Unsymmetry,
Connectivity, Subgrade Flexibility and Design Aspects on Free Vibration of R.C.
Coupled Shear Walls, Journal of Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of
Engineering, Cairo University, A.R.E, Vol. 51, No. 1, Feb. pp. 15-31.
9] Abou El-Ftooh, K. A. and Taher, S. F., 2004, Nonlinearity of Coupled R.C.
Systems Part II: Unsymmetrical and Composite Systems, Sci. Bull. Fac. Eng. Ain
Shams University, Sept., Vol. 39, No. 3, pp 29-45.
10] Abou El-Ftooh, K. A. and Taher, S. F., 2004, Nonlinearity of Coupled R.C.
Systems Part I: Coupled Shear Walls Supported on Columns, Sci. Bull. Fac. Eng.
Ain Shams University, Sept., Vol. 39, No. 3, pp 13-28.
11] Taher, S. F., 2004, Composite Shear Connection in Partially Steel Sheath Encased
Concrete Filled Beams, Sci. Bull. Fac. Eng. Ain Shams University, June, Vol. 39,
No. 2, pp 41-58.
12] Afefy, H. M., Taher, S. F., Khalil, A. A., Issa, M. E., 2004, Damage Evolution
and Frequency Attenuation of Reinforced Concrete Infilled Frames, Sci. Bull. Fac.
Eng. Ain Shams University, June, Vol. 39, No. 2, pp 13-29.
13] Taher, S. F., Maaty, S. A., 2004, Thermal Endurance of Fiber Reinforced
Concrete, Mansoura University Journal, June, pp 26-38.
14] Taher, S. F., 2003, Design of Multistory Reinforced Concrete Skeletal Structures
by Artificial Network, Sci. Bull. Fac. Eng. Ain Shams University, Dec., Vol. 38,
No. 4, pp 87-105.
15] Atta, A. E. N., Taher, S. F., Khalil, A. A., El-Metwally, S. E., 2003, Strut and Tie
Model for R.C. Beam Column Joints by Self-Designing Structures Concept, Sci.
Bull. Fac. Eng. Ain Shams University, June, Vol. 38, No. 2, pp 45-61.
16] Nesreen, M. K., Taher, S. F., Fawzy, T. M., Issa, M. E., 2001, Vibrational
Characteristics of Plated Reinforced Concrete Beams, Journal of Engineering and
Applied Science, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, A.R.E, Vol. 49, No. 1,
pp 69-88. Also presented at the 3
rd
Civil Engineering Regional Middle East
Conference, ASCE-Egytian Chapter, Egypt, 8-10 Apr. 2002.
17] Afefy, H. M., Taher, S. F., Khalil, A. A., Issa, M. E., 2001, Nonlinear Response
of Reinforced Concrete Infilled Frames under Lateral Dynamic Excitations,
Journal of Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo
University, A.R.E, Vol. 48, No. 6, pp 1139-1163.
18] Nesreen, M. K., Taher, S. F., Fawzy, T. M., Issa, M. E., 2001, Ductility
Limitations of R.C. Beams Strengthened by Various Sorts of Bonded Plates, Sci.
Bull. Fac. Eng. Ain Shams University, A.R.E, Vol. 36, No. 4, Dec., pp 95-114.
19] Khalil, A. A., Fawzy, T.M., Taher, S. F., and Abdellah, G. A., 1998, New Special
Finite Elements for Modeling Reinforcement and Steel-Concrete Interface,
Journal of Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo
University, Oct. 1998, pp. 677-692.
20] Taher, S. F., Dabaon, M., and Zaher, F.,1996, Unified Theory for the Design of
Pile Caps, Sci. Bull. Fac. Eng. Ain Shams University, Dec., Vol. 31, No. 4, pp 41-
62.

iii. Conferences, Workshops, Symposiums, Colloquiums' Participation
(Local and International)

1] Abdellah, G. A., Taher, S. F., 2008, Competitive Mechanism for Sustainable
Development of Higher Education in Egypt, Accepted for presentation, 4th
International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education: New challenges and
emerging roles for Human and Social Development, March 31 - April 2,
Barcelona, Spain.
2] Afefy, H. M., Taher, S. F., El-Metwally, S. E., and Etman, E. E., 2007,
Experimental Investigation on Experimental Investigation on High Strength
Reinforced High Strength Reinforced Concrete Columns Under Concrete Columns
under Eccentric Loading, 8
th
International Conference on Concrete Technology in
Developing Countries, Nov. 8-9, Hammamt, Tunis.
3] Afefy, H. M., Etman, E. E., El-Metwally, S. E., Taher, S. F., Sennah, K. M., 2007,
Behavior of Fixed-Hinged Ended Braced Reinforced Concrete Columns Under
Biaxial Loading, 6
th
Alexandria International Conference of Structural &
Geotechnical Engineering, April 15-17, Alexandria, Egypt.
4] Afefy, H. M., Taher, S. F., 2007, Infill Coupling-Induced Effects on R.C.
Systems, 6
th
International Conference on Earthquake Resisting Structures, ERES,
June 11-13, Bologna, Italy.
5] Taher, S. F., 2007, Steps towards Higher Education Enhancement, Keynote
speaker, Higher Education Development-IEEE Gold Conference, May 2, Post
Said-Suez Canal University, Egypt.
6] Taher, S. F., 2007, Higher Education Enhancement Projects: Evaluation and
Future Prospective, Higher Education Enhancement Project Fund Mid-Term
Conference, Al-Azhar Convention Center, March 20, Cairo, Egypt.
7] Taher, S. F., 2006, Higher Education Enhancement Achievements, Keynote
speaker, Higher Education Enhancement Conference organized by HEEP,
National Research Center and the Association of Egyptian American Scholars
(AEAS), Dec. 26, Cairo, Egypt.
8] Taher, S. F., 2005, Load Transfer Mechanism in R. C. Pile Caps by Successive
Finite Element Elimination Scheme, 4
th
Civil Engineering Regional Middle East
Conference, ASCE-Egyptian Chapter, June, Alexandria, Egypt.
9] Taher, S. F., 2005, Partial versus Perfect Bond of Thin Walled Composite Filled
Beams, Proc. 4
th
Middle East Symposium on Structural Composites for
Infrastructure Applications, May, Alexandria, Egypt.
10] Taher, S. F., 2005, Strengthening of Reentrant Corner Zone in Recessed R. C.
Beams, 11
th
ICSGE 05, Eleventh International Colloquium on Structural and
Geotechnical Engineering, Ain Shams University, , May Cairo, Egypt.
11] Atta, A. E. N., Taher, S. F., Khalil, A. A., Fawzy, T.M., Issa, M. E., 2005,
Experimental Identification of Failure Patterns of R.C. Thin-Walled Box Section,
3rd Minia International Conference for Advanced Trends in Engineering, , Apr.,
Minia, Egypt.
12] Taher, S. F., 2004, Progressive-Fracturing Concrete Damage Model for Thin
Walled Composite Filled Beams, IC-SGECT 04, International Conference on
Structural & Geotechnical Engineering and Construction Technology, Mar.,
Mansoura, Egypt.
13] Taher, S. F., 2003, A Hybrid Approach for the Design of Reinforced Concrete
Pile Caps, AICSGE5, Fifth Alexandria International Conference on Structural and
Geotechnical Engineering, Dec., pp. RC 397-410, Alexandria, Egypt,.
14] Bastawissi, A. E., Taher, S. F. and Maaty, S. A., 2002, Use of Waste Plastics in
Aggregate Concrete Brick, Proc. 4
th
International Conference on Role of
Engineering Towards a Better Environment (Ecological Sustainable Industrial
Development), 21-23 Dec., Alexandria, Egypt.
15] Khalil, A. A., Fawzy, T. M., and Taher, S. F., 2002, CFRP Strengthening of R. C.
Deep Beams At Different Premature Damage Levels, Proc. 3
rd
Middle East
Symposium on Structural Composites for Infrastructure Applications, 17-20 Dec.,
Aswan, Egypt.
16] Taher, S. F., and Khalil, A. A., Fawzy, T. M., 2002, Applicability of Confinement
Models To CFRP Strengthened R. C. Columns, Proc. 3
rd
Middle East Symposium
on Structural Composites for Infrastructure Applications, 17-20 Dec., pp. 466-482,
Aswan, Egypt.
17] Atta, A. E. N., Taher, S. F., Khalil, A. A., El-Metwally, S. E., 2002, Experimental
and Analytical Investigation on Reinforced High Strength Concrete Beam-Column
Joints., 2nd

Minia International Conference for Advanced Trends in Engineering,
4-7 Apr., pp. 1-15, Minia, Egypt.
18] Nesreen, M. K., Taher, S. F., Fawzy, T. M., Issa, M. E., 2002, Ductility
Limitations of R.C. Beams Strengthened by Various Sorts of Bonded Plates, 3
rd

Civil Engineering Regional Middle East Conference, ASCE-Egytian Chapter, 8-10
Apr., Cairo, Egypt.
19] Taher, S. F., 2001, A Multiphase Expert System-Neural Network Approach for
Design of R.C. Structures, Proc. 6
th
International Conference on the Application of
Artificial Intelligence to Civil and Structural Engineering, 19-21 Sept. Saxe-
Coburg Publ., Eisenstadt nr Vienne, Austria.
20] Taher, S. F., and Khalil, A. A., Fawzy, T. M., 1999, Static And Dynamic
Response Of Infilled Frames-A Critique, Proc. 3
rd
Port-Said International
Conference for Engineering Researches, Nov., pp. 106-119, Port-Said, Egypt.
21] Taher, S. F., 1999, Behavior of Fiber Wrapped Very High Strength Concrete
Beams, Proc. 2
nd
Asia-Pacific Specialty Conference on Fiber Reinforced Concrete,
27-28 August, pp. 249-264, Singapore.
22] Taher, S. F., and Issa, M. E., 1999, Repair, Retrofitting, Rehabilitation and
Strengthening of R.C. Structures Using Advanced Composite Materials, From
Theory to Practice, Proc. 2
nd
Middle East Symposium on Structural Composites for
Infrastructure Applications, 26-29 Apr., pp.360-370, Hurghada, Egypt.
23] Taher, S. F., and Fawzy, T. M., 1999, Performance of very High Strength
Concrete Subjected to Short-Term Repeated Loading, 1
st
Minia International
Conference for Advanced Trends in Engineering, 14-16 Mar., pp. 19-27, Minia,
Egypt.
24] Taher, S. F. and Khalil, A . A., 1999, Thermal Stability of very High Strength
Concrete, 1
st
Minia International Conference for Advanced Trends in Engineering,
14-16 Mar., pp. 28-37, Minia, Egypt.
25] Taher, S. F., Kabeel, A. N., Bastawisi, A. E., and Abdellah, G. A., 1998, Effect of
Plasticizers on the Thermal Properties of Concrete, Proc. International Conference
on Indoor Climate of Buildings 98-Health and Comfort vs Intelligent Technology,
SSPT, Ed. Dusan Petras, Dec. 1-3, pp. 275-282, Bratislava, Solvak.
26] Taher, S. F., Abdellah, G. A., Maaty, A. A., and Bastawisi, A. E., 1998,
Utilization of Ash Residue of Rice Husk Burning as an Additive to Concrete,
Proc. First International Workshop on Environmental Quality and Environmental
Engineering in the Middle East Region, EQEEME-1, Eds. M. Bahadir & Y.
Burdurlu, Oct. 5-8, pp. 586-596, Konya, Turkey.
27] Fawzy, T.M., Taher, S. F., Khalil, A. A., and Issa, M. E., 1998, Limit States
Design Procedure of R. C. Beams Strengthened by Plate Bonding, Proc. First
Arab International Conference on Repair and Restoration of Structures, Sept. 16-
19, pp. 485-502, Cairo, Egypt.
28] Taher, S. F., 1997, Impact of Codes Approach on the Optimal Design of R.C.
Frames, , Proc. Third Alexandria Conference on Structural and Geotechnical
Engineering ACSGE-3, Dec. 27-29, Alexandria, Egypt.
29] Taher, S. F., and Abdel-Naby, S. F..,1997, A Link Between the Limit States and
Working Stress Methods for the Design of Reinforced Concrete, Proc. INTER
BUILD 97, June, Cairo, Egypt.
30] Abdulraheem, A., Taher, S. F., Awal, M. R., Harouaka, A. S., Al-Majed, A., and
Al-Marhoun, M.,1995, Development of an Integrated Method to Predict Sand
Production in an IOR Scenario, Regional Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery in
the Gulf Region, Al-Ain, UAE.
31] Taher, S. F., Baluch, M., and Al-Gadhib, A.,1994, Elastoplastic-Damage
Modeling of Concrete under Multiaxial Loading, Abstract, Twelfth US National
Conference of Applied Mechanics, University of Washington, Seattle, June 27-
July 1, Washington, U.S.A..
32] Taher, S. F., and Al-Musalam, A. A., 1992, Shearing Strain rate components in
Mohr Space, Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Fluid
Mechanics, 28-30 April, Alexandria, Egypt.

iv. Technical Reports
1] Taher, S. F., and other Experts on Higher Education in Egypt, 2008, Impact
Assessment of Recent Competitive Projects in Egypt, Higher Education
Enhancement Project Fund (HEEPF), (in Arabic).
2] Issa, M. E., Taher, S. F., 2007, Courseware Development of Reinforced Concrete
Structures, Final Report, HEEPF project grant number B-096-J0 for joint project
between Cairo University and Tanta University on "Courseware Development of
Reinforced Concrete Courses", Egypt.
3] Taher, S. F., Hussain, M. H., Etman, E., Khalil, A. A., Fawzy, T. M., 2006,
Evaluation of Rehabilitation and Repair of R. C. Structures in Nile Delta with
Emphasis on Advanced Composite Material Techniques, Final Report, Principal
Investigator Taher, S. F., Funded Project by Research Grant Fund, Tanta
University.
4] Taher, S. F., 2000, Static And Dynamic Response of Infilled R. C. Frames, Article
Review Report, Permanent Scientific Committee, The Supreme Council of
Universities, Egypt, Dec., 110 PP.
5] Abdellah, G. A., Hindawi, H., El-Shinaway, A., Shouaib, E., Taher, S. F., and
Kabeel, A. N., 2000, Life-Time Prediction of Water Pipeline Networks in Tanta
City, Final Report, Principal Investigator G. A. Abdellah, Funded Project by
Research Grant Fund, Tanta University.
6] Harouaka, A. S., Taher, S. F., Abdulraheem, A., Awal, M. R., Al-Majed, A., and
Al-Marhoun, M.,1995, Rock Compressibility and Formation Strength Indices in
Sandstone Reservoirs, Final Report submitted to ARAMCO, Research Institute,
KFUPM, KSA.
7] Taher, S. F., 1990, Advanced Statistical Methods in Civil Engineering, Technical
Report, KFUPM, KSA.

v. Text Books
1] Taher, S. F., and other Experts on Higher Education in Egypt, 2007, Evaluation
of HEEPF Phase I and Future Prospective-Phase I Documentation, Higher
Education Enhancement Project Fund (HEEPF), (in Arabic).
2] Taher, S. F., and other Experts on Higher Education in Egypt, 2007, HEEPF
First Phase-Performance Appraisal by Egyptian Universities -4 Parts, Higher
Education Enhancement Project Fund (HEEPF), (in Arabic).
3] Taher, S. F., 2007, and other Experts on Higher Education in Egypt, Summaries
of the HEEPF Funded Projects, Higher Education Enhancement Project Fund
(HEEPF), (in English/Arabic).
4] Taher, S. F., 2007, HEEPF Achievements in Phase 1. Higher Education
Enhancement Project Fund (HEEPF), In Arabic.
5] Taher, S. F., and other Experts on Higher Education in Egypt, 2007, Academic
Development in Higher Education Enhancement. Higher Education Enhancement
Project Fund (HEEPF), In Arabic.
6] Taher, S. F., and other Experts on Higher Education in Egypt, 2007,
Development of Labs and Learning Environment in Higher Education
Enhancement. Higher Education Enhancement Project Fund (HEEPF), In Arabic.
7] Taher, S. F., and other Experts on Higher Education in Egypt, 2007, E-Learning
and Simulation Labs in Higher Education Enhancement. Higher Education
Enhancement Project Fund (HEEPF), In Arabic.
8] Taher, S. F., and other Experts on Higher Education in Egypt, 2007, Information
Technology and Knowledge Resources in Higher Education Enhancement.
Higher Education Enhancement Project Fund (HEEPF), In Arabic.
9] Taher, S. F., and other Experts on Higher Education in Egypt, 2007, Specialized
and Interdisciplinary Centers in Higher Education Enhancement. Higher
Education Enhancement Project Fund (HEEPF), In Arabic.
10] Taher, S. F., and other Experts on Higher Education in Egypt, 2007,
Restructuring, Management Systems & Quality Assurance and Accreditation in
Higher Education Enhancement. Higher Education Enhancement Project Fund
(HEEPF), In Arabic.
11] Taher, S. F., and other Experts on Higher Education in Egypt, 2007,
Development of Human Resources. Higher Education Enhancement Project
Fund (HEEPF), In Arabic.
12] Taher, S. F., and other Experts on Higher Education in Egypt, 2007,
Sustainability Mechanisms in Higher Education Enhancement. Higher
Education Enhancement Project Fund (HEEPF), In Arabic.
13] Taher, S. F., 2005, "Introduction to Prestressed Concrete", Tanta University
Press, 118 pp.
14] Taher, S. F., 2005, "Shell Roof Structures", Tanta University Press, 256 pp.
15] Taher, S. F., 2004, "Lateral Load Resisting R.C. Structures", Tanta University
Press, 298 pp.
16] Taher, S. F., 2003, "Lecture Notes and Solved Examples on Special Reinforced
Concrete Structures", Tanta University Press, 298 pp.
17] Taher, S. F., 2003, "Lecture Notes and Solved Examples on Reinforced Concrete
Structures Tanks", Tanta University Press, 315 pp.
18] Kassem, M. A., Fawzy, T. M., Khalil, A. A., Taher, S. F., 1998, "Reinforced
Concrete Design Manual", Tanta University Press 290 pp.

vi. Websites
1] URL: Higher Education Enhancement Project Fund (HEEPF), 2007, HEEPF
web site: http://www.heepf.org.eg.