Dr. Mahmoud Reda Taha is Distinguished Professor and Chair in Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at University of New Mexico (UNM), Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. He received his BS (Honors) and MS degrees in Structural Engineering from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt (1993) and (1996) respectively. He then received his PhD from the University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada in (2000).

Dr. Taha worked for 4 years as a professional structural designer in Canada and moved to UNM in 2003. Dr. Taha’s research is focused on crossing the gap between structural and materials engineering for integrating nanotechnology, 3D printing, structural health monitoring and large scale structural testing to develop resilient infrastructure systems. His research work has been funded over US$13 M by federal funding agencies including National Science Foundation (NSF), Army Research Office (ARO), Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), US Department of Transportation (USDOT), Department of Energy (DOE), Air Force Research Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT).

Dr. Taha has strong national and international research collaborations with faculty members in the US, Australia, Canada, Egypt, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and the Netherlands. Dr. Taha has served as a reviewer for national funding agencies including NSF and DOE and numerous international funding agencies in Canada, China, Portugal, Romania, Switzerland, Russia, South Africa and the Netherlands. He has published more than 330 papers in scholarly journals and refereed conference proceedings and has 3 issued US patents. He is a Fellow of American Concrete Institute (FACI), Distinguished Professor at University of New Mexico and received numerous national and international awards.