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Dr. Mousa is an accomplished academic and practitioner in civil engineering, with a wealth of experience and qualifications. He earned his master's degree in civil engineering and doctorate degrees in geotechnical engineering from Purdue University and the Georgia Institute of Technology, respectively. Dr. Mousa's research expertise encompasses a range of areas, including fundamental geomechanics, geohazard, sustainable building, and forensic engineering.

Dr. Mousa is widely published, with more than 45 refereed journal and conference articles. He is the principal inventor of a patented tool for field classification of soils and also a co-editor of a book on the sustainable use of lightweight concrete and a co-author of the soil improvement manual - the Egyptian Code of Practice.  Dr. Mousa mentored a number of graduate students at Monash University, where he was an active member in the accreditation committee for civil engineering. With a unique teaching and academic experience that includes exposure to German high-education at the German University in Cairo, and more recently, Australian high education at Monash University Malaysia, Dr. Mousa brings a diverse and multi-faceted perspective to UNNC. He sits on a number of academic committees and provides a range of administrative services.

Dr. Mousa also possesses significant industry experience in civil and geotechnical engineering, particularly in the area of infrastructures and evaluation of earth dams and levee systems. His work in this field is highly cited. Dr. Mousa's achievements are further enhanced by his engagement in mega infrastructure projects at multinational consulting firms, including CH2M Hill (Jacobs), URS Corporation (AECOM), and Tetra Tech, in the United States. As a registered professional engineer in the State of California and a certified project manager (CPM), Dr. Mousa has demonstrated his commitment to excellence and professionalism in all aspects of his work.



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Research Areas:

1- Use of AI in Geotechnical and Engineering Applications

2- Fundamental Soil Mechanics

3- Forensic Engineering 

4- Sustainable Building and Materials 


I accept graduate students of high caliber based on mutual interest. University of Notingham Ningbo China offers a range of scholorships at the campus and faculty (FoSE) levels. Potential applicants can approach me viw email ( with their CV and transcripts.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

Registered Professional Engineering - State of California, Board of Engineers and Land surveyors - State of California

Award Date: 15 Feb 2009

PhD, New laboratory test procedure for the enhanced calibration of constitutive models, Georgia Institute of Technology

Award Date: 6 May 2006

Master, Evaluation of pullout capacity of reinforced Ottawa sand under drained and undrained conditions, Purdue University

Award Date: 4 Aug 2000

Master, Numerical assessment of the effects of grout characteristics on settlement measurements in borehole extensometers, American University in Cairo

Award Date: 1 Jun 1999

External positions

Adjunct Professor, Monash University Malaysia

Aug 2022Aug 2024

Visiting Scholar - McGill University

Nov 2015May 2016

Senior Lecturer, Monash University Malaysia

Sept 2014Aug 2022

Lecturer, German University in Cairo

Aug 2012Aug 2014


  • Civil Engineering

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