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University of Illinois civil engineering head to give talk today

September 20, 2012

Amr S. Elnashai, head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will give a Structural Engineering Seminar at 2 p.m. today in the Grey Rock Room of the Lory Student Center.

Elnashai will talk about “Procedures for Assessment and Design of Kinematically eccentric RC Building.”

Elnashai a department head

He is a Fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering and the Bill and Elaine Hall Endowed Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was director of the NSF multi-institutional, interdisciplinary Mid-America Earthquake Center and the NSF Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulations (NEES) Laboratory at Illinois. Elnashai obtained his degrees from Imperial College, University of London. Before joining the University of Illinois in June 2001, he was professor of Earthquake Engineering and Head of Section at Imperial College (1985-2001). He has been Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey, UK, since 1997.

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