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William, Gergis W.

Adjunct Associate Professor - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Ph.D. Civil Engineering, West Virginia University, USA, July 2003
M.S., Civil Engineering, West Virginia University, USA, May 1999
B.S., Civil Engineering, Alexandria University, Egypt (Rank is second of 271), June 1995
Registered Professional Engineer, State of Ohio

Gergis W. William is a research assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at West Virginia University (WVU). His research focus is in the area of computer simulation, analysis and design of highway bridges and pavements. In the past several years, he participated in several large scale projects funded by West Virginia Division of Highways, MAUTC, and FHWA including West Virginia Smart Road, Instrumentation of Evansville Bridge and Star City Bridge in West Virginia. His work involved an extensive use of nonlinear 3D Finite Element simulation as well as instrumentations. He published over 30 research papers in professional journals and refereed conference proceedings as well as several technical reports. After completing his Ph.D. in 2003, he was honored by the US Department of Transportation as the Outstanding Mid Atlantic Universities Transportation Center (MAUTC) student of the year 2003.

Dr. William also has industrial experience and worked as a structural design engineer at the Consultative Bureau of Civil Constructions Alexandria, Egypt. During his employment, he took charge of several design projects which included design of over 50 steel and concrete bridges, different types of hydraulic structures (Barrages, Siphons, Aqueducts, and pipelines), roads, three high-rise buildings, and three steel structures. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Ohio and a member of several professional societies and national committees.

Research Focus Areas

Civil Infrastructure

Research Interests

Finite Element Modeling
Concrete Pavements
Bridge Engineering
Advanced Materials
Structural Dynamics

Teaching Interests

Engineering Mechanics

Service and Outreach

Member of ASCE-SEI Technical Committee of Emerging Computing Technology.
Voting Member of American Concrete Institute Committee 325 Concrete Pavements.
Member of the American Concrete Institute Committee 327 Roller-Compacted Concrete Pavements.
Affiliate Member of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies.

Professional Societies

American Society of Civil Engineers.
Structural Engineering Institute.
Transportation Research Board