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Aly Said

Associate Professor


  • Architectural Engineering

210 Engineering Unit A


Research Areas:

Building Structural Systems

Interest Areas:




  • B.Sc., Structural Engineering (Civil), Ain Shams University, 1994
  • M.Sc.A, Structural Engineering (Civil), Universite de Moncton, 1998
  • M Eng, Structural Engineering (Civil), McMaster University, 2000
  • Ph D, Structural Engineering (Civil), The University of Western Ontario, 2004


Journal Articles

  • Aly Said, Achraf Ayad, Elnaz Talebi and Amy Ilagan, 2017, "Durability of Recycled Aggregate Concrete: A Review", American Concrete Institute Special Publication
  • Aly Said, Oscar Quiroz, David Hatchett and Mohamed Elgawady, 2016, "Latex-Modified Concrete Overlays Using Waste Paint", Construction and Building Materials
  • Aly Said and Mohamed Zeidan, 2016, "Effect of Colloidal Nano-Silica on Alkali-Silica Mitigation", Journal of Sustainable Cement-Based Materials, pp. 24
  • Pramen Shrestha, Kishor Shrestha, Aly Said and Mylinh Lidder, 2016, "Factors Affecting the Selection of In-House and Outsourcing Road-Maintenance Methods and Assessment of Their Benefits", Journal of Infrastructure Systems, 23, (1)
  • Md Rashedul Kabir, Shahria Alam, Aly Said and Achraf Ayad, 2016, "Performance of Hybrid Reinforced Concrete Beam Column Joint: A Critical Review", Fibers, pp. 24
  • Jinrong Liu, Ying Tian, Sarah Orton and Aly Said, 2015, "Resistance of Flat-Plate Buildings against Progressive Collapse. I: Modeling of Slab-Column Connections", ASCE Journal of Structural Engineering, 141, (12), pp. 13
  • Mohammad Islam, Ashutosh Bagchi and Aly Said, 2014, "A Pattern-Based Method for Defective Sensors Detection in an Instrumented Bridge", Advanced Materials and Sensors towards Smart Concrete Bridges: Concept, Performance, Evaluation, and Repair
  • Elnaz Talebi, Mahmood Tahir, Farshad Zahmatkesh, Aly Said and Ahmad Kueh, , "Fire Resistance of a Damaged Building Employing Buckling Restrained Braced System", Advanced Steel Construction
  • Aly Said, Achraf Ayad and Mohamed Zeidan, , "Nano-Silica Application in Concrete: A Review", Trends in Civil Engineering and Material Science

Conference Proceedings

  • Aly Said, Omar Saleh and Mohamed Mahgoub, 2017, "Natural Pozzolans for Low Carbon Footprint", Montreal, Canada, pp. 12
  • Dinesh Dhakal, Pramen Shrestha and Aly Said, 2016, "Maintenance Practices for Chloride-Induced Corrosion in Reinforced Concrete Bridge-Pier Columns", ASCE Construction Research Congress (CRC) Conference
  • Farshad Zahmatkesh, Ali M Memari, Aly Said, Bryan Griffin and Paul A Kremer, 2016, "Concepts for High Temperature Furnace Testing of Scaled Building Members and Connections under Axial Load", University Park, United States, pp. 11
  • Mohamed Zeidan and Aly Said, 2015, "Alkali-Silica Reaction Mitigation Using Nano-silica and Fly Ash"

Technical Reports

Research Projects

  •   -  , "Self-Consolidating Concrete (SCC) for Precast Prestressed Bridge Girders," (Sponsor: Nevada Department of Transportation).

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UNLV, March 2008
  • Faculty Excellence Award, Consolidated Students of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, March 2010


Service to Penn State:

  • Chairperson, Lab Manager Search Committee, August 2016 - September 2017
  • Member, Continuing & Distance Education Task Force, August 2015 - August 2016
  • Member, Instructional Equipment and Resources Committee, August 2014 - August 2015
  • Member, Graduate Studies Committee, August 2014
  • Member, Member, Undergraduate Studies Curricular Review Committee, August 2015
  • Member, Member, Engineering Faculty Council, August 2014

Service to External Organizations:

  • Member, Member of the Scientific Committee of the International Congress of Polymers in Concrete (ICPIC), February 2017 - April 2018
  • Member, Member of Scientific Committee of theNinth Alexandria International Conference on Structural and Geo-technical Engineering, February 2016 - December 2016
  • Member, Member of Scientific Committee of the First International Conference on Bio-based Building Materials, January 2015 - May 2015
  • Member, Member of Scientific Committee of the Fifth International Symposium on Nanotechnology in Construction (NICOM5), January 2015 - May 2015
  • Moderator, Moderator of the ACI session on the Use of FRP Reinforcement in Concrete Columns, American Concrete Institute, January 2015 - April 2015
  • Member, October 2014 - August 2015
  • Moderator, October 2014 - October 2015
  • Secretary, ACI Committee 441-Reinforced Concrete Columns, April 2008
  • Volunteer, ACI Committee 548-Polymers and Adhesives for Concrete, April 2011
  • VoterACI Committee 421-Design of Reinforced Concrete Slabs, April 2008
  • VoterACI Committee 241-Nanotechnology of Concrete, April 2009
  • VoterACI Committee 236-Material Science of Concrete, April 2010
  • VoterACI Committee 555-Concrete with Recycled Materials, April 2012



Widely acknowledged as one of the top Architectural Engineering programs in the world, the Penn State AE Department is dedicated to providing outstanding academic excellence to all of our students. The AE program is focused on preparing students and conducting research in the design, engineering, and construction of building projects.

Department of Architectural Engineering

104 Engineering Unit A

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-6394