Mohamed Noureldin

Mohamed Noureldin

Assistant Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
Assistant Professor
Structures – Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation

Focus Research Area and Expertise: 

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Structural Health Monitoring (SHM), Structural Digital Twin, Generative AI, Predictive Maintenance of Structures, Automated LCA and LCC of Structures, and Seismic Retrofitting.

Current Research Work:

1. AI-Powered Sustainable Structural Design: I lead research on integrating AI (Large Language Models, Quantum Machine Learning, Reinforcement Learning, Causal AI, Explainable AI) into structural design workflows.  This focusses on optimizing building sustainability through Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Life Cycle Costing (LCC) methodologies.

2. Smart Retrofitting of existing structures: Within this domain, my research explores the application of Machine Learning (ML) and Deep Learning (DL) techniques for Data-Driven Retrofitting Strategies and Cost-Effective Retrofitting Optimization of structures.

3. Predictive Maintenance of structures: My research delves into harnessing the power of AI (including Deep Learning), Structural Health Monitoring (SHM), digital twins, and Augmented Reality (AR) to support predictive maintenance practices for structures and infrastructure.

4. Structural Material Innovation:  I explore the application of Deep Learning and Computer Vision for investigating novel and "smart" structural materials. This research stream aims to unlock the potential of these materials for creating more robust and sustainable infrastructure.

5. Next-generation performance-based design of structures (Seismic and Wind). Our research is focused on the areas of next-generation performance-based seismic design, seismic life cycle cost, and application of machine learning and deep learning techniques in seismic design and retrofit.

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Industrial experience:

Over 20 years of experience in both industry and academia have equipped me with a unique perspective on structural engineering. I'm passionate about pushing the boundaries of structural design and performance using cutting-edge tools like artificial intelligence, structural health monitoring, and data science. My goal is to create resilient, safe, and reliable structures that can withstand the harshest conditions.

My professional journey seamlessly integrates industrial experience with academic pursuit, enriching my understanding of structural engineering. As a Lead Structural Engineer at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in Seoul, South Korea, from June 2014 to September 2015, I specialized in offshore structures. Prior, at Samsung Engineering Co., Ltd (SECL), Seoul, South Korea, I served as an Engineering Manager from November 2007 to June 2014, focusing on onshore structures and petrochemical facilities. Additionally, in the Middle East, I contributed to steel structure design at Arab-Swiss Engineering Company (ASEC) from July 2006 to September 2007, and reinforced concrete structure design at Zuhair Fayez Partnership (ZFP) from July 2003 to July 2006. These roles synergized with my academic pursuits, shaping a holistic approach to structural engineering.

Academic Experience:

Transitioning to academia allowed me to share my expertise with the next generation. As an Assistant Professor at prestigious universities like Sungkyunkwan University (South Korea), from 2015 to 2022, and Aalto University (Finland), starting in 2022, I nurtured a passion for fostering future leaders in Structural engineering.
In my extensive tenure as an educator, I've had the privilege of teaching a diverse range of courses at these esteemed institutions. At Aalto University, I guide undergraduate students through the foundational principles of Solid Mechanics, while also delving into the intricacies of Reinforced Concrete Structures and Prestressed Concrete Structures with graduate students. During my time at Sungkyunkwan University, I've had the opportunity to share my expertise in graduate-level courses such as Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures and Dynamics of Structures, as well as undergraduate courses covering topics like Mechanics of Materials and Structural Analysis. My commitment to equipping students with practical skills is evident through the professional courses I've conducted at Cairo University, where I provided advanced training in structural analysis software. It's been a rewarding journey, and I look forward to continuing to inspire and empower the next generation of structural engineers.

Looking Forward:

Now, I'm excited to leverage this combined experience to develop groundbreaking solutions that enhance the safety and sustainability of our built environment.
Feel free to reach out to discuss potential research collaborations or student opportunities.

Full researcher profile


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  • Structures – Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Computation, Assistant Professor


Explainable artificial intelligence framework for FRP composites design

Mostafa Yossef, Mohamed Noureldin, Aghyad Al Kabbani 2024


Jinkoo 김진구, 엘딘 모하메드 2023

Seismic Fragility Evaluation of Retrofitted Low-Rise RC Structures

Mohamed Noureldin, Jinkoo Kim 2020 Proceedings of the 3rd GeoMEast International Congress and Exhibition, Egypt 2019 on ustainable Civil Infrastructures – The Official International Congress of the Soil-Structure Interaction Group in Egypt (SSIGE)

Seismic Performance Evaluation of Fixed Steel Jacket Offshore Platforms with Buckling-Restrained Braces

Mohamed Noureldin, Jinkoo Kim 2013 Seventh International Symposium on Steel Structures, November 7-9, Jeju, S.Korea