Fouad Fouad

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Fouad Fouad

Fouad H. Fouad is a former professor of civil engineering and chair of the UAB Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering.

Fouad, the son of an Egyptian building contractor, earned his bachelor of science at Alexandria University, and emigrated to the United States to attend graduate school at the University of Texas. He later completed his Ph.D. in civil engineering at Texas A&M University. His research interests have focused on improving the sustainability and strength of concrete in its manufacture and use.

He was recruited to the faculty at UAB by founding dean Joe Appleton in 1981. He was promoted to chair of the department in 1996. Under his leadership the department created a Ph.D. program and a construction management major, along with on-line learning options and numerous certificate programs. As director of the UAB Sustainable Smart Cities Research Center, Fouad Fouad has been deeply engaged in the engineering department's role in the UAB Grand Challenge to improve public health conditions in Alabama.

Fouad was honored as "Engineering Educator of the Year" by the American Society of Professional Engineers in 2004, and as its "Engineer of the Year" in 2007. He retired from the faculty in 2021.

His wife, Mona Fouad is director of the UAB Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center and its Live HealthSmart Alabama initiative.


  • Patchen, Tyler (August 2, 2021) "Longtime UAB engineering leader to retire after more than 40 years in academia." Birmingham Business Journal