Prof. Dr. Sherif Fakhry Mohamed

Egyptian Russian University, Badr City, Cairo Governorate, Egypt

Prof. Dr. Sherif Fakhry Mohamed is the President of the Egyptian Russian University (ERU). He graduated from the German High School (DEO) in Cairo, obtained his B.Sc. degree in Civil Engineering and his M.Sc. degree in Structural Engineering from Cairo University, and his PhD degree in Structural Engineering was granted by the University of Surrey (UK) in 1992. His field of specialization is Properties and Strength of Construction Materials. After finishing his military service, he started working for Helwan University in 1987 as a demonstrator and in 2005 he became the Vice Dean for Student’s Affairs of Material Faculty of Engineering. Between 2008 and 2011 he joined the Housing and Building National Research Center as the Vice Chairman for Studies and Research Affairs. Between 2011 and 2012 he was the Executive Director of the Science and Technology Development Fund. Starting from 2012 until 2017 he worked as the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering of the Egyptian Russian University. He also worked since 1985 as a Structural Engineer and in 1995 he opened his own practice and served between 2005 and 2008 as the Engineering Advisor to Helwan University’s President. He speaks Arabic, English, and German fluently and limited French.

Prof. Dr. Vera Galishnikova

Moscow State University of Civil Engineering, Moscow, Russia

Dr. Vera Galishnikova is the Prorector of the Moscow State University of Civil Engineering and a visiting professor of the Department of Civil Engineering of the RUDN University. She serves as an Academician since 1991. In the past Dr. Galishnikova served in Volgograd State University of Architecture & Civil Engineering (Russia) and Michigan State University (USA). Prof. Vera Galishnikova took her engineering education in Saratov State Polytechnic Institute (Saratov, Russia), and specialized in Civil Engineering. She received her first PhD degree from the Moscow Institute of Civil Engineering in 1991, and in 2004 second PhD degree from the Michigan State University. Prof. Galishnikova received her DSc degree from the Supreme Attestation Commission of Russian Federation in 2016. Computational Civil Engineering; Building information modelling; Topological computer models of buildings; Computational mechanics of complex steel structural systems – latticed plates and shells, thin-walled plate and plate-rod structures; Nonlinear finite element analysis of space frames; Nonlinear stability of structures; Structural renovation and complex modernization of buildings etc. are the main fields of her research. She is member of some professional and academic societies, such as American Society of Civil Engineers (USA), Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars (USA) etc., and President of the Society of Academician of Fundamental and Applied Sciences (Russia).