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Vice President of the National Water Research Center(NWRC).


He has got his Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering from Utah State University in 1995. Prof. Abdel-Motaleb has achieved both academic and professional experience in different aspects of the field of geotechnical, soil-structure interaction, dam engineering, and drainage. During his academic studies, he specialized in earth reinforcement systems and buried structures. Through his professional career, he gave consultations on many areas such as irrigation and drainage channels and structures, earth structures, seepage control, erosion protection, slope stability, canal lining, numerical analysis, dams, piling systems, soil investigations, and problematic soils. His experience required working in the laboratory as well as in the field. Dr. Abdel-Motaleb also used numerical analysis in many of the studies he performed and is highly capable of adapting to the latest available technical and general software. He is currently responsible for the implementation, follow up, and evaluation of the research plan of the institutes of the NWRC. Furthermore, while being the director of Drainage Research Institute (2009-2017), he was responsible for managing the National Water Quality Monitoring network of the main canals and drains in the Nile Delta and Fayoum, managing the Lake Manzala Engineered Wetland station and also the assessment of the quality and quantity of the reuse of agricultural drainage. He also lectures in different soil mechanics topics at the Regional Training Center, NWRC. He is a member in the Egyptian Code for Soil Mechanics and Foundation Design and Construction.