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Aly Said

Associate Professor


  • Architectural Engineering

204 Engineering Unit A


Research Areas:

Building Structural Systems




  • 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 and Mohamed Zeidan, 2018, "Nano-Silica Application In Concrete: A Review", Trends in Civil Engineering and Material Science
  • Aly Said and Oscar Quiroz, 2018, "Recycling Of Waste Latex Paint in Concrete: A Review", Polymer Science
  • Elnaz Talebi, Mahmood Tahir, Farshad Zahmatkesh, Aly Said and Ahmad Kueh, 2018, "Fire Resistance of a Damaged Building Employing Buckling Restrained Braced System", Advanced Steel Construction, 14, (1), pp. 21
  • 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

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"


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Globally recognized as a leading architectural engineering department, the mission of the Department of Architectural Engineering at Penn State is to advance the built environment through the development of world-class architectural engineers and research. The vision of the Department of Architectural Engineering at Penn State is to lead the world in innovative education and research to achieve high-performing built environments. Our program emphasizes the scientific and engineering aspects of planning, designing, and constructing buildings, providing our architectural engineering graduates with outstanding education and research opportunities. 

Department of Architectural Engineering

104 Engineering Unit A

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-6394