Omar Abdelkarim

Omar Abdelkarim, Ph.D

Vice-President of R&D / Business Development, Middle East


Omar holds a Ph.D. from Missouri University of Science and Technology, Missouri, USA, as well as an M.Sc. & a B.Sc. from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, all in civil engineering. Prior to joining PoleTrusion Canada, Dr. Abdelkarim worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. Previously, he worked as an assistant lecturer at Ain Shams University for six years and as a part-time bridge designer at Dar Al-Handasah Consultants (Shair and Partners) for five years. He published many scientific papers on composite structures, vehicle collision with structures, and bridges in the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE) and Elsevier journals along with many conference papers. Also, he is a reviewer for a number of scientific journals (i.e., ASCE journal of bridge engineering).

Omar has extensive experience in technical development and pure practical engineering.  He is keen to put his research into practical use in the field and continuously drive innovation at GPGC.