Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Director
Florida International University – College of Engineering and Computing
Dr. Mohamed ElZomor is an assistant professor at Florida International University (FIU), college of engineering and computing and teaches at the Moss School of Construction, Infrastructure and Sustainability. Dr. ElZomor received his doctorate at Arizona State University (ASU), Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Prior to attending ASU, Dr. ElZomor received a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Arizona, a master’s degree in engineering, and a bachelor’s degree in construction engineering from the American University in Cairo. Dr. ElZomor moved to FIU from State University of New York, where he was an assistant professor at the college of Environmental Science and Forestry.
In addition to Dr. ElZomor’s diverse cross-disciplinary academic knowledge in engineering, architecture, sustainability, and construction, he has extensive professional project management experience, where he successfully delivered several billion-dollar mixed-use projects. Mohamed has more than a decade of professional industry experience in various capacities within the construction, development, and real estate fields. His professional experience and academic background helped him develop a tool that identifies project scope and associated risk for small infrastructure projects, which currently is heavily used in planning for infrastructure projects.
Dr. ElZomor maintains a research program focused on advocating for infrastructure sustainability and educating stakeholders to address our future challenges. His research work spans sustainability of infrastructure systems and the built environment, infrastructure resilience, engineering education, construction engineering, energy efficiency measures/modeling, and project management. Dr. ElZomor’s distinct expertise supports fostering interdisciplinary research in addition to embracing innovative pedagogical approaches in STEM education. Mohamed’s goal is to embrace active, creative and inclusive learning environments for future workforces and integrate resilience and sustainability into construction for societal good. Dr. ElZomor’s research has been supported by many federal and NGO agencies including the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Engineering Information Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Transportation.