Mahmoud Reda Taha


Phone: 505.385.8930
Fax: 505.277.1988

Physical Address

Room 3006
Centennial Engineering Center
Building # 112 on the UNM map

Mailing Address

MSC01 1070
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1070

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Distinguished Professor and Regents Lecturer

Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering

Registered Professional Engineer

States of New Mexico, Arizona and Texas, USA; Alberta, Canada

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Curriculum Vitae


PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, 2000

MS, Structural Engineering, Ain Shams University, Egypt, 1996

BS, Structural Engineering, Ain Shams University, Egypt, 1993


Dr. Taha is Professor, Regents’ Lecturer and Chair, Department of Civil Engineering, University of New Mexico, USA. Dr. Taha authored and co-authored more than 300 articles in scholarly journals and refereed conference proceedings. He is a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute (FACI). His research interests include smart materials and structures and emerging construction technologies to enable resilient and sustainable infrastructure. His research focus is on experimental investigations of materials at the different length scales for developing next generation cementitious and polymer composites that enable adaptive, multi-functional, self-healing and self-sensing capabilities. Dr. Taha was awarded the Ralph Powe Junior Faculty Award (2004), Egypt State Award of Encouragement (2005), Stamm Lectureship Award (2007) UNM Regents’ Lecturer (2007), ACI Faculty Achievement Award (2010), ACI Faculty Ambassador (2015) and ACI Fellow (2017). Dr. Taha’s research is funded by NSF, DOD, DOE and FHWA in excess of US$ 12 million in the last 14 years. He graduated more than 40 MS and PhD students. Dr. Taha is a bridge engineer by training and has participated as an international profession engineer in design of numerous structures in the US, Canada, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.

Teaching Interests

  • Design of concrete structures with advanced composites
  • Design of steel structures
  • Fracture mechanics of engineering materials

Research Interests

  • Nanomaterials for structural (polymer and cement) composites
  • Structural Health Monitoring
  • Biomechanics

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