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Elbanna to attend Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering and Medicine symposium

9/10/2019 9:17:55 AM

The U.S. National Academy of Sciences has invited CEE at Illinois assistant professor Ahmed Elbanna to attend the seventh Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering and Medicine symposium, held in partnership with the Library of Alexandria and Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, and hosted in Cairo, Egypt, on November 17-19, 2019. The symposium brings together scientists, engineers and medical professionals from the United States and the countries of the Arab League to explore research advances in a variety of fields.

Sessions at the 2019 symposium will focus on the fields of artificial intelligence, sensing technologies, infectious diseases, water resources and community resilience. A main goal of the symposia is to foster cross-disciplinary discussions and research collaborations.

Elbanna holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering (2011) and an M.S. in applied mechanics (2006), both from the California Institute of Technology, and an M.S. in structural engineering (2005) and B.S. in civil engineering (2003) from Cairo University. He joined the CEE at Illinois faculty in 2013 where he teaches undergraduate courses in structural engineering.