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                       Dr. Abdelaziz

Sherif Abdelaziz
Assistant Professor

2424 Computer Science
Department of Civil Engineering
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-4424

Contact Information
Phone: (631) 632-9341

Personal Webpage


  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Virginia Institute of Technology, 2013
  • M.S., Civil Engineering, Virginia Institute of Technology, 2008
  • B.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Cairo University, 2004


Professional Experience 

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Stony Brook University, NY, 2014 – present
  • Geotechnical Engineer and Thermo-Active Foundation Specialist, CH2M HILL Inc., 2013-2014
  • Intern Geothermal Engineer, REHAU North America Inc., 2010
  • Junior Geotechnical Engineer, DAR AL-HANDASAH, 2005-2006

Research Interests and History

Dr. Abdelaziz is interested in studying various sustainability applications in civil engineering with special focus on incorporating thermo-active geo-structures in the national transportation infrastructures as part of the "Smart Cities" national initiative.  Current areas of research include: thermal and energy geotechnics with emphasis on studying soil behavior under combined thermal and mechanical loads, known as thermo-mechanical soil behavior; designing of energy foundations including energy piles, shallow foundations, and retaining walls; thermal techniques for ground improvements, and improving the performance of geothermal ground loops. 

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