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Wassim Ghannoum, Ph.D, P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE
Dr. Ghannoum is member of the American Concrete Institute’s (ACI) Technical Activities Committee that oversees and approves all technical documents produced by the institute. He is member of ACI 318‐0B, Anchorage and Reinforcement, ACI 318‐0D, Members, and the ACI 318 Main committee. Dr. Ghannoum is a voting member of the ASCE/SEI 41 Seismic Retrofit of Existing Buildings Standards Committee, in which he chairs the concrete sub‐committee. He was a co‐founder of the ASCE/SEI SET event (Structural Engineering Talks), which is held yearly in Austin, Texas. The event brings nationally renowned experts in structural engineering and related field to discuss big pictures ideas transforming the field.
Dr. Ghannoum is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Structural Engineering Institute (SEI). He received the American Concrete Institute’s Henry L. Kennedy Award “for dedicated service to the development of a national standard for seismic rehabilitation of existing reinforced concrete
buildings and outstanding contributions as chair of ACI committee 369” and the Delmar L. Bloem Distinguished Service Award “for outstanding leadership of committee 369, Seismic Repair and Rehabilitation”. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.
Dr. Wassim Ghannoum is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). He has authored over 60 papers and reports, and managed research projects with cumulative budgets exceeding $6 million. His research interests include the life‐span extension of concrete structures, evaluation and retrofit of existing infrastructure, new materials in concrete construction and repair, extreme loading on structures, and earthquake engineering.
The University of Texas at San Antonio is a multicultural discovery enterprise institution with more than 32,000 students. It is the largest university in the San Antonio metropolitan region with four campuses across the city.