Taha Promoted to Distinguished Professor

July 19, 2018

The University of New Mexico has promoted Mahmoud Reda Taha, Professor and Chair of the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, to the rank of Distinguished Professor, beginning with the 2018-19 academic year.

tahaUNM defines distinguished professors as those who “have demonstrated outstanding achievements and are nationally and internationally renowned as scholars.” It is the highest faculty title the university bestows, and only a handful of professors are honored with the rank each year.

Taha is a Professor, Regents’ Lecturer and Chair of the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering and is the founding director of UNM Resilience Institute. He became department chair in 2014. His research is focused on crossing the gap between structural and materials engineering through integrating nanotechnology, structural health monitoring, and 3D printing in concrete and other composite materials to develop resilient infrastructure systems. His research has been funded by numerous national funding agencies. He is a fellow of the American Concrete Institute and associate editor of ASCE Journal of Materials for Civil Engineering, co-chair of the ASCE committee on Emerging Technologies for Infrastructure Resilience, and was the chairman of the latest International Congress on Polymers in Concrete (ICPIC 2018).