Omar Abdelkarim

Omar Abdelkarim, Phd

R&D director

Omar I. Abdelkarim holds a Ph.D. from Missouri University of Science and Technology, Missouri, USA, and M.Sc. & 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 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 lots of conference papers. Also, he is a reviewer in number of scientific journals (i.e., ASCE journal of bridge engineering).